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      03-15-2012 11:42 PM #27
      thanks posting a picture of Zelda & Leela
      5/5/15, RIP ... t k ... Gone too Fast -> but not Forgotten !

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      03-15-2012 11:59 PM #28
      Totally forgot you have Leela now!

      If I remember correctly, that pic was shot shortly after Leela came out of the wrecking yard. Over 500 mile round trip, with English behind her wheel for the first time!
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      03-16-2012 04:12 AM #29
      Yeah and running 70's cop show spec comedy M&S tires, the noisiest tires ever!

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      03-18-2012 10:19 PM #30
      Charging issue finally solved:



      don't suppose replacement printed circuits are available anywhere?


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      03-19-2012 06:35 AM #31
      Ya, what a crappy design! Never quite understood why they made it like that? The jap cars of the same period used better systems.


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      03-19-2012 08:50 AM #32
      A good alternator will self-energize over like 1100 RPMS. I don't even rely on those horrible printed circuit/blue wire nonsense anymore. Make sure you have a good alternator with a non-worn-out regulator and it will be just fine. I've built numerous cars this way with no problem. Many start charging as soon as the car starts without even blipping the throttle.

      Nice score, wish I had one of those pinch weld puller thingies!

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      03-19-2012 09:49 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post
      A good alternator will self-energize over like 1100 RPMS. I don't even rely on those horrible printed circuit/blue wire nonsense anymore. Make sure you have a good alternator with a non-worn-out regulator and it will be just fine. I've built numerous cars this way with no problem. Many start charging as soon as the car starts without even blipping the throttle.

      Nice score, wish I had one of those pinch weld puller thingies!
      I had thought that as well, but this one definitely wouldn't. I had to hook up a momentary switch to energize it to make it charge with the old cluster installed. With the new cluster, everything works perfectly. PO had been fighting this issue for quite awhile it seems, too. He had replaced the alternator 3 times, battery, and the battery cables/chargeback wire. Still have to rev it before it starts charging, but it acts/charges as it should now.

      Hopefully getting tags this week.

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      03-25-2012 11:54 AM #34
      finally tagged and insured.

      had some fun driving her around this weekend. gas gauge is kinda fluky, need to tinker with that. something loose in the suspension as well. Trying to decide just how far to go with the paint/bodywork, really wanna figure that out today. Can't afford to go crazy with it, but don't wanna do a half assed job either. Somewhere in the middle I reckon...

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      03-25-2012 06:44 PM #35
      Yes somewhere in the middle...that sounds good. Glad you got her tagged and on the road

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      03-25-2012 08:36 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by veedubtek View Post
      finally tagged and insured.

      had some fun driving her around this weekend. gas gauge is kinda fluky, need to tinker with that. something loose in the suspension as well. Trying to decide just how far to go with the paint/bodywork, really wanna figure that out today. Can't afford to go crazy with it, but don't wanna do a half assed job either. Somewhere in the middle I reckon...
      That regulator, I've been told, could be the issue with the fuel guage..

      I have to take my dash cluster out and pray I didn't smoke all those circuits wh en I smoked my regulator - I have no fuel or temp guage..
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      03-25-2012 09:03 PM #37
      my number two for today. extra bonus points for proper glasswares.


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      03-25-2012 10:19 PM #38
      Hefeweizen?
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      03-25-2012 10:47 PM #39
      Naw it was a 'little sumpin' sumpin'


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      03-27-2012 08:24 AM #40
      number one is in a holding pattern right now. may as well du werk elsewhere




      fixin body gaps:



      amazingly solid...magnet sticks everywhere. TONS of crap primer on though, she definitely wasn't nowhere near ready for paint.







      didn't initially plan on it, but went ahead and started pulling windows...ugh. good thing I hate money...


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      minor updates.






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      04-15-2012 10:11 PM #42
      Looks like you are still hating money........alot!

      Before you know it there will be new wheel arches in the mix!



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      04-16-2012 09:53 PM #43
      Ugh...Walt you just keep tempting me with your fancy body worked/painted MK1s

      Color for 1Bad determined yet?

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      04-16-2012 10:10 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by ziggirocco View Post
      Looks like you are still hating money........alot!

      Before you know it there will be new wheel arches in the mix!



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      LOL. Definitely no arches this time.

      Quote Originally Posted by petebee View Post
      Ugh...Walt you just keep tempting me with your fancy body worked/painted MK1s

      Color for 1Bad determined yet?
      Candy white. Short, sweet, simple, cheap. This one will be autocrossed, to the dragon, cincy, etc...a true daily. Not even jam'ming it. Black jams, bay, etc...Keeping the MS'd 16v *for now* and we'll see how it works out. That's the plan for now, anyway

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      04-16-2012 10:39 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by veedubtek View Post
      Candy white. Short, sweet, simple, cheap. This one will be autocrossed, to the dragon, cincy, etc...a true daily. Not even jam'ming it. Black jams, bay, etc...Keeping the MS'd 16v *for now* and we'll see how it works out. That's the plan for now, anyway
      Glad you've decided on a color for this mk1, it deserves a new coat of paint

      Looking forward to seeing this Scirocco again, at a future Cincy
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      5/5/15, RIP ... t k ... Gone too Fast -> but not Forgotten !

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      04-26-2012 02:01 PM #46
      Have you decided to keep the MS in or are you still looking to sell?

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      04-27-2012 09:26 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by 86_rocco View Post
      Have you decided to keep the MS in or are you still looking to sell?

      I know it'll be gone eventually, but I want to drive it awhile first. Learn all its quirks, advantages, disadvantages, weak points, whatever...way too much focus on rocco #1 at this point to even think about an engine swap here anytime soon.

      REALLY wanted bodywork done and paint on this in time for cincy...just made a to-do list pre-sowo on rocco1, and...well...****. wtb time. and multiplicity. yeah, yeah, that'll do it. just need more me.

      reality says I'll be at cincy in a 2013 CC unless I can hitch a ride with someone else *cough*ottodanmaypetebeesomeoneelseinncwitharocco* cough*

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      04-27-2012 09:57 PM #48
      Lean on Otto.

      Don't tell him I said so.


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      04-28-2012 08:27 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by veedubtek View Post

      reality says I'll be at cincy in a 2013 CC unless I can hitch a ride with someone else *cough*ottodanmaypetebeesomeoneelseinncwitharocco* cough*
      You can ride with me to Cincy...but we might have to take the E30 if that's the case cuz neither you or my buddy Dave - who might be coming along - won't want to ride in the back of the Rocco for 10 hours

      If Dave bails then its a Tater road trip...

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      04-28-2012 08:27 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by petebee View Post
      You can ride with me to Cincy...but we might have to take the E30 if that's the case cuz neither you or my buddy Dave - who might be coming along - won't want to ride in the back of the Rocco for 10 hours

      If Dave bails then its a Tater road trip...
      Well maybe we take out the rear seat and put in an air mattress or something

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