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    Thread: New once Again.... Need your 2 cents on Build.....

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      05-01-2012 02:48 AM #1
      Hey Guys just got me a 94 rado, i had a 91 G60 15 years ago, so this is all new to me again, i want to start building it inside out... what do you guys recomend to start with.... it has 330000 km runs ok, but i want to make it as bullet proof as i can (mechanically), because i want to take it on track and autox.... and i want to keep it NA, any input will help.... i will post pics of what it looks like now and start the build... I have already got some parts like , neuspeed wires, air filter, braces, chip, but those are just bolt on's..... thanks in advance....

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      05-01-2012 03:18 AM #2
      ARP bolts everywhere, poly bushing everywhere (black forest industries), billet alluminum crack pipe, metal propeller water pump..... just a start
      CORRADO LANYARDS CAN BE BOUGHT HERE!...
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/171244440438...84.m1555.l2649

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      05-01-2012 03:38 AM #3
      thanks that sounds like a great start , i just ordered a set of samco hoses, and the alluminum crack pip, and a new waterpump w/ metal prop..... keep them coming guys..... thanks

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      05-01-2012 05:45 AM #4
      My two boys together at home:



      the day i was picking it up:






      sorry for bad cell phone photos

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      05-01-2012 11:11 AM #5
      Beat way to make a VR bullet proof is to do the timing chains, then you can forget about it for 100k miles

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      05-01-2012 11:22 AM #6
      ^^ Love that colour - Icegrey violet
      Keep in mind that that's a rare colour, keep it clean/unmolested
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      05-01-2012 01:41 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by somebodynowhere View Post
      Beat way to make a VR bullet proof is to do the timing chains, then you can forget about it for 100k miles
      This.
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      05-01-2012 02:16 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by RedYellowWhite View Post
      ^^ Love that colour - Icegrey violet
      Keep in mind that that's a rare colour, keep it clean/unmolested
      ^ this!

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      05-01-2012 03:09 PM #9
      thanks guys.... yeah was thinking about the chains and saw a couple of good DIY on here.... i am going to keep the car unmolested for sure.... keep them coming please....

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      05-01-2012 04:11 PM #10
      Damn - wish i'd seen that for sale. No sunroof? Even better.

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      05-01-2012 07:49 PM #11
      haha, no it has a non functional sunroof.... i have a passat glass one ready for install.... i found the car in a farm down in abbotsford it was hidden under a tarp, one day i was driving by and i saw the shape of the tarp and stoped and looked under and it was a corrado.... asked the guy if it was for sale, he said yes , and the rest is history....

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      05-02-2012 01:35 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by aret View Post
      i found the car in a farm down in abbotsford it was hidden under a tarp, one day i was driving by and i saw the shape of the tarp and stoped and looked under and it was a corrado.... asked the guy if it was for sale, he said yes , and the rest is history....
      Epic story
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      Good luck, might want to get vaccinated for "while-I-am-in-there" syndrome.
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      05-02-2012 03:27 PM #13
      Sweet find
      There are a lot of good suggestions in here, however I hope that you'll be researching them in further detail. For example, poly bushings are generall recommended against, but see both sides to it and decide for yourself.

      Lookin forward to some better pics of this beauty

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      05-05-2012 04:04 AM #14
      Yeah i hear you guys, i am reading all the forums and taking all the pros and cons ... thats why need all your inputs.... thanks keep them coming.... i will post better pics soon and also on progress....

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      05-13-2012 05:56 AM #15
      well today my crack pipe cracked......

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      05-13-2012 06:17 AM #16
      Every inch of engine plastic that is used by the engine needs to be changed! Thermostathousing etc, change all the temp sensors, fluids and check all the grounds for oxidation.

      Change all the ignition parts and the exhaust hangers. Not needed as they may work but if you want it bulletproof then you need to be up to date with every part!
      The brakes can be a piece of sh** so go over all the brakelines for cracks or oxidation and similar.


      Give it a good buff and wax also, its a nice colour for sure!

      A pro tip is to only use quality parts.

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      05-14-2012 08:42 PM #17
      Thanks i will do that.... going to start taking the front end apart this weekend...

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      05-24-2012 04:48 AM #18
      Ordered $1000 worth of maintenance parts from mjm today.... can't wait....

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      05-24-2012 11:34 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by aret View Post
      Ordered $1000 worth of maintenance parts from mjm today.... can't wait....
      good man
      Quote Originally Posted by crazynorweegian View Post
      Good luck, might want to get vaccinated for "while-I-am-in-there" syndrome.
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