i have the same Techtonics exhaust setup......and i love it!!!!
still having nightmares with the downpipe situation. Im so very frustrated. I got the TT one extended a few times by Meineke, but it still didnt fit. So I decided to try and make it all work with the oem mk3 downpipe that I made. Everything was going great, then my welds cracked again.
I found a guy selling TT headers for an ABA swap. So im hoping to pick it up before the weekend. I really wanna take her to Cult Classic this weekend!
Re-painted the fender flares.
Also attempted to polish the center caps. Tried to take a pic that would show the difference:
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Gonna try to bring her to Cult Classic!
I took her for a 1/2 hour ride on the highway and she rode really great. My trans was whining a little on the slower roads. Im definitely concerned about this.. The fluid is brand new so I'm hoping it's nothing serious.
Power washed the engine bay today. Polished the rest of the center caps. Realigned the shift linkage. Put the knee bar back in.
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Well this project is pretty much done! Ill keep updating with the little stuff I do. Eventually, she will get new paint. Here some pics of how she sits:
Also she now has to share the garage with my 73 Super Beetle
Dubs on the Boards was the last show I was taking her to. She took 2nd in Mk1s, which was pretty cool!. Time to pack her away for the winter. I have alot of plans for this winter..
-More shaved/tucked engine bay
-Chrome the bumpers
-more more more
Here a few pics from Dubs on the Boards:
On the way home.. Me and the girls car
Decided to whore a little
New wheels. MSWs. 15x7 et22. I really think she needs to be a little lower, but after the ABA swap, that oil pan is sitting wayy to low. (hence the 15s)
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Car is great, however, the car would overheat on a hot day sitting in traffic. This is one of the thing I wanted to tackle this winter. So I picked up a Scirocco radiator and an extra slim fan. Pics of my work:
Current setup(running too hot):
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After years of saying I would, I finally bought this tool. SOO glad I did
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Here is the difference between the Mk1 rad and the Scirocco rad:
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Since I have more space, I added an additional fan. Yes, I realized when I got home that I bought the wrong size fan. So now I have a 12' and a 10' fan. As long as it works, Im happy
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Made a new bracket to hold it in place:
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Here is the end result. Hopefully there will be plenty of cooling power! Since the Rocco rad comes out on a 45 degree angle, I had to use a Mk2 hose to turn it back into the Mk3 piping. Also replaced the lower rad hose with a Mk2 hose (had a custom one in there before).
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more than likely just air in the system that was causing the overheat before imo. Its not the first time ive heard that from aba swaps.. It more than likely folks not used to how the ABA likes to be "burped"
You will get used to massaging that top hose soon enough.