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    Thread: Can we begin the count down to Cincy 2012 now?

    1. Member California 16v's Avatar
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      03-06-2012 03:48 AM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by scirocco*joe View Post
      Bump. Been a quiet pre-Cincy period this year. Who's excited?
      I am

      although my Scirocco is still not here yet
      5/5/15, RIP ... KJM (t k) ... Gone too Fast -> but not Forgotten !

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      03-09-2012 08:41 AM #77
      I'm gonna try and make it for the first time, I probably will come from alabama and after cincy go to Oregon/California

      Stuff to do:
      1. Full poly kit( motor mounts, steering rack, control arms, bumpstops, etetcet) prothane has a kit available from bbm for 99)
      2. Change shock inserts on the bilsteins, or replace with extra stock setup)
      3. Get rid of cut springs and install my stock springs from extra setup
      4. Ball joints, wheel bearings and tie rods
      5. Get tab on my x brace machined so I can install race subframe, mock up then tack weld it. Instead of muscling in a already welded brace ( I bought a partially made Eurosport 4 point frame from rob (gokraut) and finishing it myself
      6. Both axles

      Car is drivable right now, but it's been jumped, wrecked and torn and welded, on fire, driven hard then rewelded in other areas and etc it's a miracle it's not in a junk yard

      And I'm not taking any chances with suspension since none of it has touched my hands
      Last edited by scirocconaut; 03-09-2012 at 08:57 AM.

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      03-13-2012 12:42 AM #78
      T minus 81 days now....

      Dude, are you sure you want to go full poly for suspension and engine? The vibration is gonna suck!

      Me, I have some parts on the way....
      - another right engine mount (first one, well, didn't last too long)
      - knock sensor
      - crankcase vent hose (thanks, Moogie, for making those!)
      - fuel transfer pump (mine was worrying me for a lot of last year - needs changed)
      - small tidbits

      Need to pull the instrument cluster this week, and get started on the odometer repair.

      Really want to get a new set of struts/shocks for her.

      And, been eyeing a few Cabby 3-gauge sets on eBay...


      Does mine run? Yes! But, she could be better...
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      03-13-2012 08:18 AM #79
      I need to figure out what will be happening around June....man
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      03-13-2012 02:22 PM #80
      I am getting ready too.

      Had a mild scare that my Niece's graduation was going to make for a "tough" conversation about why Uncle Stephen wasn't going to be there LOL Looks like I leave Cincy and head to the airport Monday morning., whew... dodged that one.

      Interior should be done/installed, need to reinstall cluster/speedo/stereo, new speedo cables and I want to change over to Synchromesh in the 020 box.

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      03-13-2012 04:24 PM #81
      Just an update - I've not managed to get to Wilmington during "normal business hours" to try and get the hotel ball wrapped up, but it is on my agenda later this week. Thanks for your patience.

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      03-13-2012 06:46 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by Neptuno View Post
      I need to figure out what will be happening around June....man
      Cincy is happening. Everything else is secondary.

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      03-13-2012 09:13 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by Neptuno View Post
      I need to figure out what will be happening around June....man
      You'll be getting into your Scirocco and driving to Cincy! And if not, then your whole family gets into your Vanagon(I think you have one, right?) and drive to Cincy. See, you have two options!

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      03-19-2012 12:54 AM #84
      Hotel should be ready for reservations. $92/night. (937) 283-3200.

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      03-19-2012 01:00 AM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by vwdaun View Post
      Hotel should be ready for reservations. $92/night. (937) 283-3200.



      T-74 days 'til this party begins
      5/5/15, RIP ... KJM (t k) ... Gone too Fast -> but not Forgotten !

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      03-19-2012 08:58 AM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by vwdaun View Post
      Hotel should be ready for reservations. $92/night. (937) 283-3200.
      My reservation is in!!

      I CAN'T WAIT!

      Gotta get the brown car 100%! The beckymobile is the one going to Cincy! (my car stays at home)

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      03-19-2012 08:32 PM #87
      Time off requested.

      If anyone wants to split a room, LMK.
      Deal with it.
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      03-19-2012 08:38 PM #88
      Want to split a room with Mandy, myself and a two year old? Just kidding, we'll have our own room.

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      03-20-2012 09:57 PM #89
      Getting excited to come down for my first Cincy experience!

      Daun - Hopefully I'll have my electric conversion complete... If I brought a really long extension cord, do you think I could bum some electrons I'd be happy to pay some money to the 'rents for the electric bill - a full charge should be under about $2.

      Also, on the place-to-stay front, I'm coming down from Dayton... I was planning on making the trip back up to my house at the end of the day, but if camping were an option I might just stay. If it's not, I've got plenty of floor space if anyone needs a free place to crash.

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      03-20-2012 10:12 PM #90
      I was just out in the garage and the cars were whispering about who gets to go. They are excited!
      WOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

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      03-20-2012 11:21 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by DontPanic View Post
      Getting excited to come down for my first Cincy experience!

      Daun - Hopefully I'll have my electric conversion complete... If I brought a really long extension cord, do you think I could bum some electrons I'd be happy to pay some money to the 'rents for the electric bill - a full charge should be under about $2.

      Also, on the place-to-stay front, I'm coming down from Dayton... I was planning on making the trip back up to my house at the end of the day, but if camping were an option I might just stay. If it's not, I've got plenty of floor space if anyone needs a free place to crash.
      I imagine an extention cord wouldn't be a problem.

      Hadn't really discussed the camping option with the 'rents since there wasn't much interest. It could be revisited. BTW, what are your plans this weekend? Since Punchbug will be in Dayton picking up bits for her trike, I'm trying to see if anyone wants to get together for a bit. Friday evening or Saturday afternoon but nothing is in stone yet.

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      03-21-2012 08:32 AM #92
      I was hoping to get my recently acquired 87 16V up and running and make the trip down from Cleveland, but my little brother will be graduating from college that weekend in GA. Maybe next year.

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      03-21-2012 08:40 AM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by vwdaun View Post
      I imagine an extention cord wouldn't be a problem.

      Hadn't really discussed the camping option with the 'rents since there wasn't much interest. It could be revisited. BTW, what are your plans this weekend? Since Punchbug will be in Dayton picking up bits for her trike, I'm trying to see if anyone wants to get together for a bit. Friday evening or Saturday afternoon but nothing is in stone yet.
      Daun, are there "church" meetings this weekend? If so, I will have to bring something in the way of an "offerering". ....and yeah, let's make it a proper GTG...maybe I can finally gt my shift linkage adjustment perfected.....sounds like a plan, errr, no...not that, ummm, a proposed sequence of events. That's it! And Daun, will one of your vehicles fit that trike part and two people? I will be in one seater configuration.....but we could do a "Top Gear Challenge" since the car lost the last one by minutes due to me taking a wrong ramp at the border..... (the coupe was not enjoying the big headwind...the Scirocco OTOH was having a hell of a good time!) Anyway, we can work that out.

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      03-21-2012 02:59 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by DontPanic View Post
      Getting excited to come down for my first Cincy experience!

      Daun - Hopefully I'll have my electric conversion complete... If I brought a really long extension cord, do you think I could bum some electrons I'd be happy to pay some money to the 'rents for the electric bill - a full charge should be under about $2.

      Also, on the place-to-stay front, I'm coming down from Dayton... I was planning on making the trip back up to my house at the end of the day, but if camping were an option I might just stay. If it's not, I've got plenty of floor space if anyone needs a free place to crash.
      solar cells my friend......

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      03-21-2012 05:29 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by punchbug View Post
      Daun, are there "church" meetings this weekend? If so, I will have to bring something in the way of an "offerering". .....
      I suspect there will be some "churching" going on throughout the weekend. The congregation knows you're coming and is likely salivating by now.

      Quote Originally Posted by punchbug View Post
      and yeah, let's make it a proper GTG...maybe I can finally gt my shift linkage adjustment perfected.....sounds like a plan, errr, no...not that, ummm, a proposed sequence of events. That's it!
      Works for me. I think Bennett is on-board, and I got a PM from Andrew (of the Electric '82) as well. Anyone else want to join us in Dayton?

      Quote Originally Posted by punchbug View Post
      And Daun, will one of your vehicles fit that trike part and two people? I will be in one seater configuration.....but we could do a "Top Gear Challenge" since the car lost the last one by minutes due to me taking a wrong ramp at the border..... (the coupe was not enjoying the big headwind...the Scirocco OTOH was having a hell of a good time!) Anyway, we can work that out.
      Funny I just sent you an e-mail about that. Yeah, I suspect it will fit in the wagon or the Tundra, so we can take one of them Friday. It's normally against my principles to drive from one airport to another but probably justifiable in this case.

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      03-22-2012 11:28 PM #96
      Just might have all kinds of goodies for the A1 chassis peeps this year:
      Lower steering column bearing retainer & free install...
      Delrin / Nylatron shifter bushing, no free install, but willing to help out
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      03-22-2012 11:31 PM #97
      Cathy, I can take look at your shifter, I got a neet trick, and its not in the Bentley
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    23. 03-23-2012 11:58 AM #98
      One trick not in the Bentley is: the width of the brake light socket (12V/21W) is the exact needed clearance (shifter in neutral whilst the adjustment).
      With a new shift linkage repair kit thrown into the game it is like a new car.
      A german folding rule will also do well.

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      03-23-2012 12:48 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by fredybender View Post
      Cathy, I can take look at your shifter, I got a neet trick, and its not in the Bentley
      Fred sign me up for this, too.

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      03-23-2012 01:33 PM #100
      if your gtg is saturday i would like to come down.
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