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      05-03-2012 03:19 PM #45221
      Seeing that MK2 like that... brings a question to my mind... how much of my front end am I going to have to take apart to get my old block out and the long block dropped in?

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      05-03-2012 04:38 PM #45222
      Quote Originally Posted by Barren View Post
      Seeing that MK2 like that... brings a question to my mind... how much of my front end am I going to have to take apart to get my old block out and the long block dropped in?
      some people take their whole front rebar off, but i only took my slam pan, radiator support with headlights and grill and then my hood this time because I worked on it all winter, with big bumpers you might as well take the whole rebar off with the bumper

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      05-04-2012 12:08 PM #45223
      Quote Originally Posted by Barren View Post
      Seeing that MK2 like that... brings a question to my mind... how much of my front end am I going to have to take apart to get my old block out and the long block dropped in?
      As much - or as little - as you want to. We can unbolt the engine and trans mounts, hoist up the front end and pull everything out from underneath, or you can unbolt the front rad support, headlights, etc... And pull it out the front.

      If you're going to rent or borrow a cherry picker, its less work to pull the engine out from underneath. I've done it both ways, and I like the "up and out" method. I don't know how easy it is to yank your front clip tho....if its easy to do it could simplify things. Your call.
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      05-04-2012 09:22 PM #45224
      Spotted: Jetta VR6 wagon on 41, it sounded TC & RS

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      05-04-2012 10:23 PM #45225
      Quote Originally Posted by HCClubPrez View Post
      As much - or as little - as you want to. We can unbolt the engine and trans mounts, hoist up the front end and pull everything out from underneath, or you can unbolt the front rad support, headlights, etc... And pull it out the front.

      If you're going to rent or borrow a cherry picker, its less work to pull the engine out from underneath. I've done it both ways, and I like the "up and out" method. I don't know how easy it is to yank your front clip tho....if its easy to do it could simplify things. Your call.
      I'm a big fan of pulling the front end off. You have the çoolant drained already. It a few bolts to take it off and then its wide open. I have a cherry locker which will more than likely be in omro soon anyway. Easy stuff. Lets get your car together Adam!

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      05-04-2012 10:26 PM #45226
      Quote Originally Posted by knottyvr6jetta View Post
      I know a couple of you local guys are/were into subbies. The wife has been kinda stuck on getting a forester or something similar. Good family car? Reliable? Any input would be great. I need to find a computer, typing more than a facebook status is tough on a phone.
      I would have to say the newest generation of foresters seems to have less problems than any other subies. I work at a subaru store so I see what's going on in the shop....

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      05-04-2012 11:12 PM #45227
      I have a fair bit of work to do still on the rebuild before I do the swap but it's coming up. Need to do the rings and rod bearings, then put things back together.

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      05-05-2012 12:51 AM #45228


      Is there anybody in GB with a VAG.com? The wife's B5.5 is driving me crazy.


      Quote Originally Posted by knottyvr6jetta View Post
      I know a couple of you local guys are/were into subbies. The wife has been kinda stuck on getting a forester or something similar. Good family car? Reliable? Any input would be great. I need to find a computer, typing more than a facebook status is tough on a phone.
      I have had a couple, including a '00 Forester that I have now. Great car, decent handling and better mileage than my mkIII GLX. Too small for a rearward child seat but plenty big otherwise. I would stay away form the DOHC engines used prior to '00 and. Otherwise buy the newest and nicest one she can afford, make sure the timing belt has been done and keep an eye on the wheel bearings.


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      05-05-2012 06:17 PM #45229
      ^ I have VAG COM, so if you make it up for the cruise you could use it/ borrow it.

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      05-05-2012 10:01 PM #45230
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Is there anybody in GB with a VAG.com? The wife's B5.5 is driving me crazy.
      Yes.

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      05-06-2012 09:20 AM #45231
      Quote Originally Posted by knottyvr6jetta View Post
      I know a couple of you local guys are/were into subbies. The wife has been kinda stuck on getting a forester or something similar. Good family car? Reliable? Any input would be great. I need to find a computer, typing more than a facebook status is tough on a phone.
      I'm going to have to recommend a Jetta Wagon, only because I love mine.

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      05-08-2012 12:00 PM #45232
      Another weekend gone where I didn't spend any time working on my car. urgh.. must dedicate some time to the garage!

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      05-09-2012 10:37 AM #45233
      The One Lap of America is at Road America this FRIDAY!
      Sorry for the short notice. I just took the day off and will be headed out there leaving at like 8:30AM from Appleton.

      Some of you may remember Enrique Ramirez. He's running it it again this year.

      Gate tickets are $10, but last year I drove in and wasn't charged.

      One Lap: http://www.onelapofamerica.com/Home.do
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      Anyone want to Join me?

      As a side note.....looks like the route all the cars are taking Thursday night is hwy 10 from Stevens Point through Appleton! So...if you want to see some messed up driving with some crazy cars....Enrique is going to let me know about when their coming though town. I imagine it'll be 9PM or later.
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      05-09-2012 01:06 PM #45234
      I can't go on Friday but I'll watch them pass through town with ya tomorrow. I'll give you a call tomorrow night and figure something out for that.

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      05-09-2012 09:49 PM #45235
      sounds like a real good time

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      05-09-2012 10:32 PM #45236
      anyone have a suggestion for a powder coater near wausau?
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      05-10-2012 10:07 AM #45237
      nevermind Corey, they switched my schedule at Target so I have to work tonight instead.

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      05-11-2012 03:39 PM #45238
      Hey guys, I have a friend who could use a hand if you have one to give.....
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      05-11-2012 05:43 PM #45239
      So anyone know who's got the yellow/black corrado in Fondy? Younger looking guy. Always over near Merc about 3pm when I'm leaving.

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      05-11-2012 09:29 PM #45240
      Quote Originally Posted by SirRipo View Post
      So anyone know who's got the yellow/black corrado in Fondy? Younger looking guy. Always over near Merc about 3pm when I'm leaving.
      I've seen that in Oshkosh a couple times. no idea who it is. in other news, it is turning out to be a perfect night to grab a six pack and cruise over with a lawn chair and sit a spell in the driveway....

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      05-11-2012 10:12 PM #45241
      Spotted: JoeD at the 44 & Washburn intersection, but I got no love for my Passat wagon!

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      05-13-2012 12:15 PM #45242
      saw that orange gti parked in lakeside last night when i drove through infront of my buddy with that saab

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      05-13-2012 07:18 PM #45243


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      05-13-2012 08:19 PM #45244
      Quote Originally Posted by singlecammer View Post
      saw that orange gti parked in lakeside last night when i drove through infront of my buddy with that saab
      That one is mine. Sounded like an open wategate on that Saab......

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      05-13-2012 09:52 PM #45245
      **********Oshkosh Area Pre-Scooters GTG GTG**********

      Who: Yo Ass
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      Where: My House (Viva OshVegas!)
      When: 7:00PM Friday June 8th

      We haven't done many "planned" gatherings in recent history, so we're overdue! The Friday night before Scooters let's get together, have some drinks and s'mores at my place, and chat about current happenings. The garage will be cleaned out by then, so even if the weather blows we can hangout in there. So mark your calendars, tell the Mrs you'll be busy for the night, and plan to get yours ass here for some cocktails (or sodas for you young'ins). I'll get the address and directions to those attending once the date is closer.

      Bring Your Own Brew - I'll handle the rest.

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      05-13-2012 09:56 PM #45246
      Quote Originally Posted by ButchHusky View Post


      Brian
      Awesome.

      Speaking of Scooters.... Who's all going?!?
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      05-13-2012 10:48 PM #45247
      Quote Originally Posted by copperpearlgti View Post
      That one is mine. Sounded like an open wategate on that Saab......
      yeah, boosting 19 lbs on a bigger intercooler and a 3 inch downpipe

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      05-14-2012 10:40 AM #45248
      Spotted: White MK4 jetta slammed with some poke on the frontage road in Oshkosh Saturday about 2-3pm.

      Didn't recognize it at all - possibly someone just passing through. Either way, car looked dope.

      Anxiously awaiting mail..... I'm expecting a box/boxes from Rotiform early this week. As soon as they arrive - they're off to paint. With any luck (and 20-25 hours in the garage this week/weekend) the project will be rolling by next weekend. Anyone bored on a weeknight hit me up - I'll be in the garage every night this week covered in aluminum dust and buffing rogues. Gotta try out the new toy!

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      05-14-2012 05:11 PM #45249
      Quote Originally Posted by HCClubPrez View Post
      Anxiously awaiting mail..... I'm expecting a box/boxes from Rotiform early this week. As soon as they arrive - they're off to paint. With any luck (and 20-25 hours in the garage this week/weekend) the project will be rolling by next weekend. Anyone bored on a weeknight hit me up - I'll be in the garage every night this week covered in aluminum dust and buffing rogues. Gotta try out the new toy!
      Looks like fun, except I don't have any vehicles right now that would make it that far without bursting into flames.

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      05-14-2012 07:14 PM #45250
      Quote Originally Posted by HCClubPrez View Post
      Spotted: White MK4 jetta slammed with some poke on the frontage road in Oshkosh Saturday about 2-3pm.

      Didn't recognize it at all - possibly someone just passing through. Either way, car looked dope.

      Anxiously awaiting mail..... I'm expecting a box/boxes from Rotiform early this week. As soon as they arrive - they're off to paint. With any luck (and 20-25 hours in the garage this week/weekend) the project will be rolling by next weekend. Anyone bored on a weeknight hit me up - I'll be in the garage every night this week covered in aluminum dust and buffing rogues. Gotta try out the new toy!

      ...would you be interested in doing some polish work on some 3 piece wheel lips when yours are done?
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      05-14-2012 07:31 PM #45251
      Quote Originally Posted by SirRipo View Post
      So anyone know who's got the yellow/black corrado in Fondy? Younger looking guy. Always over near Merc about 3pm when I'm leaving.
      u work at merc? i see that guy once inawhile too when im leavin

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      05-14-2012 07:36 PM #45252
      Quote Originally Posted by lowdownVr6 View Post
      u work at merc? i see that guy once inawhile too when im leavin
      Contractor, but yeah. I work in the Solution Center.

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      05-14-2012 09:15 PM #45253
      Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
      ...would you be interested in doing some polish work on some 3 piece wheel lips when yours are done?
      Depending on the time frame - I'd be happy to. That's exactly what I'm working on this week - so I'll snap you some pics once mine are done.
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      05-14-2012 09:18 PM #45254
      Quote Originally Posted by HCClubPrez View Post
      Depending on the time frame - I'd be happy to. That's exactly what I'm working on this week - so I'll snap you some pics once mine are done.
      i'd be looking for them to be done a couple of weeks before eurowerks at the latest....
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      05-14-2012 09:39 PM #45255
      Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
      i'd be looking for them to be done a couple of weeks before eurowerks at the latest....
      Should be a more then plausible timeframe, I should have time right after Scooters (packed timelie trying to get mine ready before then - but not expecting any car projects between Scooters and EW). I'll hit you up once I have mine done and we can talk more.

      Speaking of which - Rotiform box arrived today!!!! Heading to garage now - prepping parts to drop off tomorrow night at paint shop.
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