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      Still looking :) -=Mark '80 Dasher Wagon '81...

      Still looking :)

      -=Mark
      '80 Dasher Wagon
      '81 Rabbit Sportruck
      '90 VSE JackRabbit
      '11 Jetta Sportwagen SE
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      Hi Niken, Welcome aboard our relatively quiet...

      Hi Niken,

      Welcome aboard our relatively quiet section of Vortex. Which car(s) do you have?

      -=Mark

      -=Mark
      '80 Dasher Wagon
      '81 Rabbit Sportruck
      '90 VSE JackRabbit
    3. Nice! I'll be looking forward to both of your...

      Nice! I'll be looking forward to both of your progress [emoji846]

      -=Mark
      '80 Dasher Wagon
      '81 Rabbit Sportruck
      '90 VSE JackRabbit
      '11 Jetta Sportwagen SE
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      WTB - brown door pockets

      Checking if anyone has a pair of the brown door pockets available. I don't want the actual speakers in them, but all of the plastics, since I have speakers and it would save on shipping weight to...
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      If it's just cosmetic-type damage, you can unbolt...

      If it's just cosmetic-type damage, you can unbolt just the door skin from the donor car on the front doors instead of the whole door, but not 100% on the years.

      -=Mark
      '80 Dasher Wagon
      '81...
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      It was a beautiful, flawless day on the fall...

      It was a beautiful, flawless day on the fall foliage cruise, and the car was no exception. Ran smooth, looked great, and traveled 6 hrs (to the cruise, during the cruise, and home from the cruise)...
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      Planning on doing the CVA's fall foliage cruise...

      Planning on doing the CVA's fall foliage cruise on Sunday (https://www.ctvwa.org/index1.php?center=center/showlocations.html) so gave the car a good polish &...
    8. Curious how you're making out with this...

      Curious how you're making out with this transplant - hopefully well! Would love to see pictures of the car and the progress if you can :)
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      Yes, even with my lowering springs on it, it...

      Yes, even with my lowering springs on it, it rides so nice [emoji846]

      -=Mark
      '80 Dasher Wagon
      '81 Rabbit Sportruck
      '90 VSE JackRabbit
      '11 Jetta Sportwagen SE
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      Anyway, decided several days ago since the car is...

      Anyway, decided several days ago since the car is intended for warm weather use, I'd skip the blower motor, put it all back together and get out and enjoy this car.

      My son and I have been putting...
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      I broke down and ordered the plastic water...

      I broke down and ordered the plastic water outlet, and ground it down to fit past that. If I turned it 180 degrees the other way, it had that part ground down already, so figured it was a safe plan...
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      Ok, so I undid everything on the heater box to...

      Ok, so I undid everything on the heater box to try to take it out, but it does not drop down enough for the blower motor to clear the hole, and the unit won't swivel or tilt enough in any direction,...
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      I needed to start regularly towing a trailer with...

      I needed to start regularly towing a trailer with approximately 1200 lbs total weight (trailer & cargo) and when i did, the back sat too low and the safety chains would drag on bumps, etc. I had...
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      I can't speak to how it is with the Quantums, but...

      I can't speak to how it is with the Quantums, but when I got the Dasher with a blown 1.6l motor, I went about swapping in a 1.8l motor from a Rabbit I had in the shed. The oil pan and oil pickup...
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      It's running reliably now! Opted to replace the...

      It's running reliably now! Opted to replace the water outlet going to the water pump, just in case, and no more coolant leak AND the new one was 1.25" like the rest of the connections (old water...
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      Today both the 1.5"-1.25" 90-degree hose and the...

      Today both the 1.5"-1.25" 90-degree hose and the abs plastic arrived. Attached the hose to everything, and started to fill the radiator up. Probably had about 1/2 gallon in when it starts dripping...
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      I had gotten 4-ply silicone ones. I would have...

      I had gotten 4-ply silicone ones. I would have used rubber with the metal coil inside to prevent kinks, but couldn't find one long enough for it. I think the molded silicone ones fit the shape I...
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      Minor setback - got both my hoses and coupler for...

      Minor setback - got both my hoses and coupler for the water pump to lower radiator run, but it turns out the thermostat outlet is 1.5" and my hose was 1.25" (which all the radiator inlets and even...
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      I'll have the abs by the end of the month, but...

      I'll have the abs by the end of the month, but can definitely button up the rest of the radiator stuff prior to that and have it running (and staying cool) again

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      Appreciate the advice. I'll have to see about...

      Appreciate the advice. I'll have to see about hunting some down [emoji106]

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