Hey all, new here from ottawa-vdubbing. Not enough info on Foxes so it was time to move up. Found this little lady for sale and couldn't say no. 1989 2 door Fox. 93,800km on the odometer, body is in pretty great shape (a little hail damage unfortunately). Pretty much love at first sight. Towed it to its first home using an old Jetta TDI, then drove it to its second home, and had to pay someone to tow it to its third and current home. We were almost able to drive it that time lol.
Anyway, here she is at the link psyche! APPARENTLY they deleted my page, so you don't get a link.
Picked it up for an easy $500. I don't actually have a background in doing any more than basic maintenance on cars, so the learning curve is pretty huge. But everyone's got a first time, and I'm not useless with my hands. Basically the project is stalling right now though; a lot of things need to be done and being newly out of a job makes it pretty hard to spend money on the things that need replacing. I've heard food and rent are more important or something
Hopefully we'll get back at it, and get the thing running properly. Right now it drives for about 2 minutes and then dies. Over the next few weeks I'll be doing almost all new gaskets on the engine, yet another oil change, probably new spark plugs again since these are saturated in oil now, then playing with intake bypass, throttle body, CIS-e stuff, and distributor cap until I can get it idling smoothly and high enough that I don't have to pump the gas to keep it running. Fortunately, I have the one with the MASSIVE clock where a tach should be, and everyone knows that when trying to stabilize your idle speed, it's a lot easier to have a clock instead of a tachometer.
Anyone else on this board in Ontario with a Fox?