glad this worked out! seems like a great score. good luck with it and I look forward to what's in store.
A really cool guy hooked me up with a 88 gl wagon for $800 last sunday. Now I own all three body styles!
Rust is pretty minimal, and it runs like a champ! The odo and speedo don't work(of course) so unknown mileage, but I'd say over 250k. Quite a few mods are already done to it, which is really what turned me on to it:
-Neuspeed lowering springs with bilsteins all around
-5 speed swap
-Audi Fox exhaust mani with custom 2.25" exhaust and newer cat
-Bottom end from a ABA(not sure what head is from)WWO?
-Rebuilt engine with about 70k on it
-276 cam and tt cam gear
-Smoked turn signals and tail lights
-GTI front seats
-MK1 GLI Front Discs with slotted rotors
And I'm sure I'm forgetting some stuff.
Right now, all it really needs to be driveable is a new ignition, which is already on the way courtesy of foxpartsconnection. I've driven it with the needlenose-style ignition tho, and its a blast! It's funny, the wagon body used to be my least favorite fox, now I'm kinda thinkin the opposite.
ANd what is this WWO head from?
Thanks for looking guys. Any opinions welcomed. I wanna take it on a REAL drive, but I guess I'll be a good boy and only race around the neighborhood till I get plates.
Last edited by denver_fox; 08-02-2012 at 05:51 PM.
Awesome. My guess is that's a German Digifant head. If it has the port for the CIS injector air shrouding, then it's an HT or RD head (85-87 gti/gli). Should have big valves like the Digifant Foxes.
I'm curious what that hose connected to the EFI FPR nipple on the intake manifold is going. Looks like behind the airbox, where the CIS FPR hose should go.
I really suck at smog.
And I know this is a really dumb question, but how do you install the back seat?? I dont know whats up with the cardboard piece with straps that sits under the part you sit on. And I'm missing the orig. bolts & nuts, anyone suggest a size that worked for them? Bumper bolts seem to fit alright...
Oh and nice rhyme btw.
That's strange. That's the Digifant crankcase vent. In the Fox2, I believe it simply routes to the airbox. I might be mistaken though, or maybe it was modified on my Fox2. The Fox1 has just a T with a big hose to the airbox, and a small one to the intake manifold.
Again, I might be mistaken. Either way, it wouldn't seem to make too much of a difference.
I really suck at smog.
Ziddey, your right. The fox 2's crankcase vent has a single connection between it and the air boot. The intake port connects to the fuel rail via a braided line.
So that is kinda weird.... but this wagon is not stock, and the guy who built it was very knowlegeable... It runs great so I'm not gonna mess with it and make it mad at me. It probably doesn't really make a difference, like you said.
Thanks, Voxwagen! I thought I might of been buying a parts car. I was pleasantly suprised.
Last edited by denver_fox; 08-02-2012 at 11:42 PM.
Hey, thanks guys! I'm glad everyone is diggin' the wagon. I cant wait to really start putting some cash into it.
I was cleaning it even more yesterday, and my neighbor across the street started telling me how much he liked it and that he had never seen one before. So that made me feel kinda good!
And then my neighbor next door pulled up, stopped and stared for a minute. He asked if it was a scirocco, and when I told him fox wagon, he quickly got dis-interested. Whatever, hes a mustang guy anyway booo rustangs
After that, my manager Tim stopped by to have a look at it. He's a honda guy, but he couldn't hide his enthusiasm when I burrrpped it up the street. He asked to go for a ride, so I told him to jump in, thinkin "we'll be right back, I dont have to put anything away." We took a quick spin around four blocks, and when we got back, my cellphone had been stolen off my porch.
I'm just glad it was a cheapie wal-mart phone.
And I realized the piece I "thought" went under the seat is actually the cargo cover-duuurrr
What I'd like to get done:
-New hatch shocks
-Wheels(14's or 15's?)
-Minor Rust work
-Need to give a proper oil change with mann/mahle filter and non-farm boy oil
-Coolant flush w/ new hoses
-New vac. lines
-Newer Hood with new hood seal
-adjust clutch and throw on new Clutch cable
-maybe a small turbo...? I'd say it's already at 100whp
-Possibly a hitch for the dirt bikes
Last edited by denver_fox; 08-12-2012 at 09:03 PM.
Found a couple videos of my wagon on youtube from the guy I bought it from. Me likeee.
And THIS is why you use legit oil filters!