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    Thread: back yard jetta build (masdubate)

    1. 04-11-2012 01:31 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by masdubate View Post
      should be done grinding on the bay tomorrow then its on to bondo shoud be ready for paint by the weekend
      home made short runner!
      Not a big enough plenum for an N/A VR6.

      Plenum volume should be kept between ~40-50% of engine displacement. A plenum that is too small for the motor will starve the engine of air.

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      04-11-2012 01:33 PM #72
      not planing on keeping it n/a

    3. 04-11-2012 01:38 PM #73
      Then you will need an even larger plenum, Chief.

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      04-11-2012 01:47 PM #74
      love this thread just for the fact that your being different and doing what you like....AND getting **** done

      also how are the racelands?!
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      04-11-2012 02:04 PM #75
      For how cheep they are I love them but bouncy when u turn them all the way down

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      04-11-2012 02:15 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by masdubate View Post
      just got done welding and grinding on the bay should start with bondo tomorrow as long as the rain holds off

      You are going to wish you hadnt cut those pinch welds when you back out of the driveway and they split... There is a reason people grind them smooth and build a "false floor" on top of them...

      Also... with the bondo... good luck with that... You need tiger hair and metal glaze. I use evercoat products.

      Good luck I guess.

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      04-11-2012 02:22 PM #77
      the pinch welds split when cutting them so i welded every thing back together then ground it down again

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      04-11-2012 02:26 PM #78
      I know what you did. I did it once too. Ended up junking the car because of it.

      Just take my word for it and go for a drive before you waste money on paint.

    9. 04-11-2012 02:35 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by 911_fan View Post
      Not a big enough plenum for an N/A VR6.
      And the runners are WAY too short, unless planning on 14,000 rpm, they aren't equal length to the valve, and he will prob have to relocate the aLt.

      Big downgrade from stock for sure.

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      autocrats...

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      04-11-2012 02:57 PM #81
      ran out of sand paper so i started messing around with photo editing

      the gf taking pics from the back window

    12. 04-11-2012 04:20 PM #82
      One rarely realizes how bad the rust is until the car is stripped down. Good job on patching it up.

      I'm really worried about those framerail pinchwelds.

      Stupid screenname.
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      I'm convinced you commuted through a salt mine.
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      Bariman82 is the king of rust patching...He is the guy you want to talk to.
      My take on fixing a rotten mk3.

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      04-11-2012 04:44 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by Bariman82 View Post

      Stupid screenname.
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      04-11-2012 04:47 PM #84
      the screen name thing is a long story that started when i was in 9th grade

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      04-11-2012 05:11 PM #85
      9th grade... Started late ehh?

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      04-11-2012 05:18 PM #86
      it happens to the best of us lol

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      04-11-2012 06:52 PM #87
      Instagram counts as photo editing?

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      04-12-2012 01:53 PM #88
      good to know, my car is super bouncy sa it is so i wont mind, and i live in minnnesnowta so i dont plan on going all the way low

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      04-12-2012 02:21 PM #89
      Good job making progress

      Also, definately consider what these guys are telling you about the short runner and the pinch welds. Not my area of expertise, but im sure they are are bringing it up for a reason Its your first VW, and im pretty sure theyve owned a 'couple" and can give you accurate advise
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      04-12-2012 02:24 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by BHCgreene View Post
      Instagram counts as photo editing?
      of course it does! you didnt know that dude?! duhhhhh
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      04-12-2012 03:15 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by DubLuv1 View Post
      Good job making progress

      Also, definately consider what these guys are telling you about the short runner and the pinch welds. Not my area of expertise, but im sure they are are bringing it up for a reason Its your first VW, and im pretty sure theyve owned a 'couple" and can give you accurate advise
      Exactly what Im feeling.

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      04-12-2012 03:41 PM #92
      Not my first vw I have had a few but this is the first time taking on a project this big

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      04-12-2012 04:23 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by masdubate View Post
      Not my first vw I have had a few but this is the first time taking on a project this big
      In that case, all the more reason to heed some of these people's warnings.
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      04-15-2012 10:49 PM #94
      got a mini D.A. today, that thing made life so much better hand sanding was getting old
      its starting to take shape

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      04-18-2012 06:20 PM #95
      Awsome done prepping will be in primer by the end of Saturday

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      04-24-2012 06:20 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by BHCgreene View Post
      Instagram counts as photo editing?
      HAHH!

      keep up the work man.
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      04-24-2012 07:44 PM #97
      good luck man. Glad to see you are plugging away but seriously if both johnstamos and 911_fan are advising you to redo the plenum you might want to at least consider what they are say. I have been trolling around vortex and these two like to back up their statements with facts. Not saying they are 100% right all the time or know everything but they have given me a few pointers on my build that have saved me a on of both time and money. Pick their brains if they will let you.
      otherwise carry on with build bro.

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      04-26-2012 09:38 PM #98
      Hit a little bit of a wall with the Car this past week just got done sanding now she is ready for paint

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      04-27-2012 12:54 AM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by MYGTI_MA View Post
      good luck man. Glad to see you are plugging away but seriously if both johnstamos and 911_fan are advising you to redo the plenum you might want to at least consider what they are say. I have been trolling around vortex and these two like to back up their statements with facts. Not saying they are 100% right all the time or know everything but they have given me a few pointers on my build that have saved me a on of both time and money. Pick their brains if they will let you.
      otherwise carry on with build bro.
      Yeah but this dude seems really into it. He looks like the "You live and you learn" type of guy. Sometimes correcting your mistakes by trial and error gives one more self satisfaction.
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    30. 04-27-2012 04:17 PM #100
      Those pinchwelds...
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      I'm convinced you commuted through a salt mine.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk3_Addicted View Post
      Bariman82 is the king of rust patching...He is the guy you want to talk to.
      My take on fixing a rotten mk3.

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      04-27-2012 04:49 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by Louie Bricants View Post
      Yeah but this dude seems really into it. He looks like the "You live and you learn" type of guy. Sometimes correcting your mistakes by trial and error gives one more self satisfaction.
      good observation right there
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    32. 04-27-2012 05:13 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by Louie Bricants View Post
      Yeah but this dude seems really into it. He looks like the "You live and you learn" type of guy. Sometimes correcting your mistakes by trial and error gives one more self satisfaction.
      And sometimes leaning out the A/F on a motor and destroys it rather quickly.

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      04-28-2012 09:06 PM #103
      got the bay in primer

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      04-28-2012 10:02 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by wannabaja View Post
      And sometimes leaning out the A/F on a motor and destroys it rather quickly.
      Isn't that why the A/F gauge is there? To let you know that you are running lean. AKA Fix what needs to be fixed and keep it in the green.
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      04-28-2012 10:04 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by masdubate View Post
      got the bay in primer
      That looks stellar for a backyard DIY. Why pay 3500 for a bay when you can do it yourself. It might not be perfect but when done will look better than a stock bay.
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