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    1. Anyone know if he's OK?

      Anyone know if he's OK?
    2. Random - Saw a Mk8 TSI with MI Manufacture tags...

      Random - Saw a Mk8 TSI with MI Manufacture tags on it two weekends ago while driving I70 in Colorado near Idaho Springs. It's common to see pre-production cars around here doing altitude testing,...
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      Impartial person here...15 years of working in...

      Impartial person here...15 years of working in the graphic apparel world with both in house and outside designers.

      Hate to say, but this...
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      slow golf clap to this.:beer:

      slow golf clap to this.:beer:
    5. That's a nice spot, my Mom has a place a few...

      That's a nice spot, my Mom has a place a few miles up the road towards Highlands. Was just down there in July with my GTI; great driving road! Hit that and the Tail of the Dragon before road...
    6. Yes they are. I sheared a crank keyway during...

      Yes they are. I sheared a crank keyway during high-rpm "testing" and you could see the faint marks on the pistons from the valves. Just barely, but enough. :rolleyes: Was a stock, but mongrel...
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      Really nice work so far, congrats. Going to be...

      Really nice work so far, congrats. Going to be awesome when it's done. :beer:
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      He has a 31 page post in the Vortex Mk1 forum...

      He has a 31 page post in the Vortex Mk1 forum started in 2013 documenting everything.

      https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5936526-Building-the-Ultimate-1983-Rabbit-GTI-(vw-mk1)
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      Waze, Spotify, and TuneIn (to listen to KEXP on...

      Waze, Spotify, and TuneIn (to listen to KEXP on the go) are my regular apps.
    10. Thanks for sharing, cool spot. Added to the...

      Thanks for sharing, cool spot. Added to the list. :thumbup::beer:
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      I taped the car, took about 45 min which was...

      I taped the car, took about 45 min which was faster in my mind than pulling the handles and trim and then reinstalling. Also didn't have to mess up or replace any of the trim clips. I only taped in...
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      Yup, these and the mechanically identical Contour...

      Yup, these and the mechanically identical Contour V6 5mt had terrible rev hang. Easy to fix though with a restrictor made from a copper pipe end cap and drill bit added to the line between intake...
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      Follow the steps laid out in this thread. It's...

      Follow the steps laid out in this thread. It's shocking how well it works. It's an epic write up, but the principals are solid and you'll learn some good history about automotive refinishing.
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      Car is looking really good, pre flying hood...

      Car is looking really good, pre flying hood thing. Glad Hagerty is working out for you, that's what I have on my Mk1 with agreed value. Thinking I should up the total for how little I'm already...
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      Bumping, as I think without Darrell and TT the...

      Bumping, as I think without Darrell and TT the world of VW's would not be what it is today. He build what I believe is the mainstay supplier for value driven quality products for the watercooled VW...
    16. In the late 90's when living in RI I had an '88...

      In the late 90's when living in RI I had an '88 9000 Turbo 5spd that was just a really, really great car. Fast, fairly fuel efficient, and could swallow a ton of stuff without breaking a sweat with...
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      That's what's kept me from going with the...

      That's what's kept me from going with the stainless GoWesty, or even better, the one from Rocky Mountain Westy/Van Cafe. If you are sticking with the 2.1WB seems like the upgrade path for more power...
    18. From the East Coast, live in CO, have driven all...

      From the East Coast, live in CO, have driven all of the US now, back and forth, many times, all the routes. What I quoted above is good advise if you have the time. My first cross country trip was...
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      Yup, we were really lucky with finding this one....

      Yup, we were really lucky with finding this one. Think it's called a Vanagon Carat Wolfsburg technically here in the US, but White Star is the nick name. The grey/blue striped interior fabric...
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      Nice van! They are great family vehicles, my 3...

      Nice van! They are great family vehicles, my 3 year old daughter just loves "Vanna", our '89 Weekender tin top. It's a California van with no rust we bought from a local air-cooled guy. We've had...
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