had some issues today.
yesterday on the way home from the beach it seemed like the clutch cable got loose.. We stopped for pizza with friends and I messed with it and got it readjusted.. but it was still sort of grindy into reverse.
so this morning i went out and got it perfect.. drove up the road and back going between all the gears making sure they were all working great.. they were.
then the wife and I decided to do some errands and i was having the same problem. I did tighten the set nut on the cable.. so it shouldn't be coming loose. All the parts are there, cable is only a couple months old, new attachment kit, grommet.. etc
so I went home (in 4th gear) and finally seemed to get it re adjusted..
drove around for a while and it goes great through the gears but doesnt like getting into reverse all that much.. still a little grindy..
I can turn the car off and start in reverse and then clutch and shift out of it ..
what sort of tolerance is there on the clutch cable? does it have to be like within a mm or something?
was rummaging around in the basement and found some metal pieces that happen to have the same spacing as the side markers (that have been disconnected inside)
figured i would replace the reflectors with them.. now i need to find something to put in them.. maybe some mini german flags or something
i might not keep em either.. just got me thinking
and i almost forgot.. my cabby has a new pet
eventually i want to get bright red carpet for the interior and this winter probably redo the seats..
if its another snowless winter i'll have a lot of money and a lot of free time on my hands Scored a hefty snowplowing contract this year. i get paid wether it snows or not... so i'm praying for no snow this year.. complete opposite of last year
i really wish i had a garage so i could work on the car in the winter.
im really torn on exterior color.. i keep going back and forth on it..
i was just thinking it would be cool to keep the black hood and hatch and do the sides in white with red blood. would look pretty sweet i think.
being as anal as i am, after installing the axel and bearing tuesday i wanted to double check everything.. I drove a bout 5 miles then made sure the lugs were still tight.. i noticed a tiny bit of a click when seeing if there was any wheel play.. i narrowed it down to the tierod end. its new so i figued it must not be in enough or something.. it wasnt enough to do anything so i left it be.
today after work i decided to double check again and see if i can get that click in the play to go away.. all it was is the set nut for the tierod end was like a 1/4 turn from being tight.. so i viced the tireod and tightened the nut. now the wheel feels as tight as the rear wheels.. muahah
...now... do i keep fixing/replacing things.. or just keep driving it.
I really want to get the a/c compressor out since its hoses are all cut and its not in use... and i would like to replace my alternator since its bearing is really loud.. sounds like i'm running a super charger in the car lol.
also already have a new valve cover seal and cam baffle to install and a new oil pan and gasket.. we'll see how ambitious i get this weekend
Saw this and immediately thought about your thread
i've thought about decals like those. .but i would think in a real zombie situation it wouldnt be on the car.
the rat mascot now hangs from the rear view mirror by his tail. lol
Decided i would have some fun with the underside of the cabby hood today. Started with a degrease and a pressure washing.. then i dawn dish soaped it and pressure washed it again.
sprayed it with a grey paint. then went to town with my airbrush only the 2nd time ever painting with it. I'm pretty happy with the results
then i decided to paint part of the engine bay and bloody that up too!
I got some inspiration via the fail thread to do a better job on the bloody engine bay.. so i decided to do the bay black with red blood.. looks much much better..
also painted the car flat olive green so its all the same color finally. its dangerous when i get the day off unexpectedly
here are a bunch of pics!
I plan on getting a black vinyl VW logo to overlay on the red dripping splat.. lol much better than the logo i butchered the other day when messing with the airbrush
took off the "flag holder" things i added last week and made up some custom reflectors. i had to drill two holes in the rear pannel since its almost all bondo lol. but i wanted the two holes next to the reflector so i could have the bolts there all the way around.
I also found out today that the little trim piece on the handle comes out.. so i painted that up too