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    Thread: What are you gonna fix/do to your rocco with your Tax money ?

    1. Member Beakersloco's Avatar
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      02-22-2012 02:56 PM #1
      Im gonna be putting rocco in shop to get clutch/rear seal replaced next month.
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      02-22-2012 04:11 PM #2
      Owed the state 20$ and fed. Taxes were stripped from me by student loans which which ive been paying all year!
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      02-22-2012 04:43 PM #3
      Oh yes can't wait. My trusty mechanic friend may think otherwise. A USRT SPEED SHIFTER for my 85 Scirocco Wolfsburg. My 89 Cabrio had one installed with tax money in 2011. Nothing like crisp shifting 15HRS down to H20.

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      02-22-2012 05:18 PM #4
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      02-22-2012 05:24 PM #5
      you mean... "What would you fix on your rocco if you had Tax money?"

      i'd cut the roof open and install a rag top.
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      02-22-2012 05:24 PM #6
      Where do I start ...well i bought a 2.5" stainless exhaust for the 2.0L turbo thats under construction. Other than that i think it was a buncha small stuff like gaskets and filters. OH wait I got a baffled oil pan a already tapped for oil return. Its a real beauty

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      02-22-2012 06:52 PM #8
      Detail it.
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      02-22-2012 07:13 PM #9
      Sort the brakes - some stuff in there probably needs a rebuild, somewhere.

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      02-22-2012 08:18 PM #10
      $3k, already got it, and pretty much spent it on heating oil and some bills. Nothing for the Scirocco from it. I did get two tires for the GTI and re-register Mandy's Challenger, so at least there was something spent cars.

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      02-22-2012 08:43 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by crazyaboutrocs View Post
      $3k, already got it, and pretty much spent it on heating oil and some bills. Nothing for the Scirocco from it. I did get two tires for the GTI and re-register Mandy's Challenger, so at least there was something spent cars.
      The new needy one will be getting mine and about ten times the return as well. Old 136 will eat up the paint the Sciroccos need this year. But I will have tin pounding skills once it's done at least.

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      02-22-2012 09:11 PM #12
      Bought another Scirocco with it.
      Insert witty comment here.

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      02-22-2012 09:20 PM #13
      Bought a house. No Scirocco fun this year.......from tax returns.

      Found a set of wheels, though.
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      Not wanting to select a wheel style, I chose to go with three different wheel and tire options, sourced from our extensive collection. (criteria was: not currently on another car, 4X100 bolt pattern, tires must hold some air.)
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      02-22-2012 09:22 PM #14
      Well having a place to live is a pretty good thing to spend money on.

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      02-22-2012 09:34 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by crazyaboutrocs View Post
      Well having a place to live is a pretty good thing to spend money on.
      Yeah but you could live in your Scirocco...although I wouldn't recommend it.

      I haven't done my taxes yet but for the past few years I've actually owed $$ to the government, so I'm not expecting that to change. If I find the opposite I'll get rear main seal/engine, trans mounts/lightened flywheel/clutch kit. Here's hoping
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      02-22-2012 09:37 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by crazyaboutrocs View Post
      Well having a place to live is a pretty good thing to spend money on.
      Cross your fingers, John. Hopefully this place will be ours in two weeks:







      1880 town house owned by a former ship's captain.
      Quote Originally Posted by punchbug
      Not wanting to select a wheel style, I chose to go with three different wheel and tire options, sourced from our extensive collection. (criteria was: not currently on another car, 4X100 bolt pattern, tires must hold some air.)
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      02-22-2012 09:59 PM #17
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      Each time I fix one of the seeping places a new one appears! but both 30 year old water pumps are leaking out the shaft seals now.

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      02-22-2012 10:28 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by scirocco*joe View Post



      And it appears to come with a woman.

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      02-22-2012 10:36 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by crazyaboutrocs View Post
      And it appears to come with a woman.
      I think by the rock on her finger, she's already quite attached to Joe.

      Keep us updated Joe, looks AWESOME! I looooove old houses.... my neighborhood is of similar vintage.

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      02-22-2012 11:35 PM #20
      I like it! My wife and I put ours towards the '40s bungalow we just bought. Low and squarish, it looks just like my 'rocco!

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      02-23-2012 01:00 AM #21
      Awesome, Joe! I love historic homes/buildings.

      As for me: I have a feeling I'll be paying in this year so not being optimistic on this.

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      02-23-2012 06:59 AM #22
      Nice house! Mind if I ask what kind of ship this captain captained?
      Insert witty comment here.

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      02-23-2012 09:22 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by vwdaun View Post
      Keep us updated Joe, looks AWESOME! I looooove old houses.... my neighborhood is of similar vintage.
      Quote Originally Posted by halkyardo View Post
      I like it! My wife and I put ours towards the '40s bungalow we just bought. Low and squarish, it looks just like my 'rocco!
      Quote Originally Posted by Nataku View Post
      Awesome, Joe! I love historic homes/buildings.
      Quote Originally Posted by 0dd_j0b View Post
      Nice house! Mind if I ask what kind of ship this captain captained?
      Thanks, all! We're pretty stoked. Just waiting on the appraisal (overdue by days already) before getting really excited. We've been burned on twice this year where both houses were under contract but had MAJOR structural damage/issues that arose during the inspection. This one inspected without a lot of problems, but I've of the mindset that it ain't over till it's over.

      As far as the ship is concerned, I'm still doing some digging. I have to run to the Philadelphia Dept of Records in order to locate the info and of course they are open M-W-F 8:30am to 5:00pm. How convenient.
      Quote Originally Posted by punchbug
      Not wanting to select a wheel style, I chose to go with three different wheel and tire options, sourced from our extensive collection. (criteria was: not currently on another car, 4X100 bolt pattern, tires must hold some air.)
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      02-23-2012 11:51 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by scirocco*joe View Post
      Cross your fingers, John. Hopefully this place will be ours in two weeks:



      1880 town house owned by a former ship's captain.

      Awesome news Joe.
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      02-23-2012 01:16 PM #25
      Tax money or not. This is going to be my big fix for the year.

      Tires, Steering Rack, Ball Joints and a Valve Cover Gasket

      Update:
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      02-23-2012 01:34 PM #26
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      02-24-2012 07:53 PM #28
      hmmmm.....

      so far i got some stuff for the 2.0 turbo motor, but there's not much left on my list of parts

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      02-27-2012 11:49 PM #29
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      02-27-2012 11:50 PM #30
      Wait, I bought a yard or two of carpet for the rear hatch lid, tired of seeing that faded red so I'm going to get that done...$100 maybe..
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      02-28-2012 12:58 AM #31
      I spent some of my tax refund on some Shifter Goodness!



      This will go along great with the USRT SmartShift kit I installed a few months ago. I can't wait to feel how it will shift after installing these parts!!

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