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    Thread: My new 88 wagon-Fox no.3

    1. Member denver_fox's Avatar
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      93 2dr---88 wagon---79 Jimmy
      08-02-2012 01:55 PM #1
      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 06:51 PM.

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      08-02-2012 02:17 PM #2
      glad this worked out! seems like a great score. good luck with it and I look forward to what's in store.

      How a VW Fox Wagon sucked me back in...a build thread

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      08-02-2012 03:34 PM #3
      Sweet, congrats man!

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      08-02-2012 03:59 PM #4
      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.

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      93 2dr---88 wagon---79 Jimmy
      08-03-2012 12:12 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by redone17 View Post
      glad this worked out! seems like a great score. good luck with it and I look forward to what's in store.

      Thanks Chris! I'm super happy with it! Its a peppy little thing. I can sometimes get it to chirp goin into second. Haha, I need to stop! I'm already being mean to it.

      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.

      Quote Originally Posted by ziddey View Post
      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.
      Its actually just a unnecessarily long piece of line. It wraps around the back of the airbox and plugs into the crankcase vent on top of the valve cover.

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      08-03-2012 12:18 AM #6
      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.

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      08-03-2012 12:21 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by denver_fox View Post
      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
      $800 well spent. That's a lot of tuning for the buck.

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      93 2dr---88 wagon---79 Jimmy
      08-03-2012 12:34 AM #8
      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; 08-03-2012 at 12:42 AM.

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      08-03-2012 03:47 AM #9
      Sweet deal.

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      08-04-2012 01:07 PM #10
      Nice score man Good price for all the work and parts that are on it and it seems to have a really good body to top it all off!

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      93 2dr---88 wagon---79 Jimmy
      08-04-2012 04:59 PM #11
      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
      -New Camseal
      -Newer Hood with new hood seal
      -adjust clutch and throw on new Clutch cable
      -Window tinting
      -maybe a small turbo...? I'd say it's already at 100whp
      -Possibly a hitch for the dirt bikes
      -Paint someday-Black
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      93 2dr---88 wagon---79 Jimmy
      08-21-2012 01:59 AM #12
      Found a couple videos of my wagon on youtube from the guy I bought it from. Me likeee.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4nl-cxsgF0

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqpsm16CwHk&feature=plcp

      And THIS is why you use legit oil filters!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0nDAPM-wes&feature=plcp

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