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    1. Member Sirocco's Avatar
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      02-20-2011 08:29 PM #1
      You have 12 vehicles and only 3 run.

      In my defence, four of them aren't mine.

      Was getting Adam's Scirocco Storm ready for shipping today and decided to take pic's.
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      75 Scirocco - future project
      78 Scirocco - Parts car for 75
      77 Scirocco - Parts car for 75
      81 Scirocco - Another parts car for Mike's 77
      80 Scirocco Storm - Stored for Adam and soon to be shipped, finally got running today.
      80 Scirocco S - Project for a friend

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      91 Jetta - going to the scrapper next week
      69 MGB GT - Long term project
      94 Land Rover Discovery - Putting in a RR 4.6 for off road goodness
      84 Ford F250 6.9L Turbo Diesel - Just replaced a headgasket, still need to put the fuel system back together
      83 Honda Interceptor - (the only 2 wheeled vehicle that runs - too damned cold to ride though)








      Now technically with the exception of the 77 Scirocco non of them are on cinder blocks and none of them are in my front yard...so maybe I'm not really a redneck. Definitely a pack rat though.

      When we cut up the 77, 78 and the 81 for spares there will probably be a lot of good sheetmetal left for those out there that need replacement panels so stay tuned.

      Have a great Presidents Day! One of the few advantages of being a Federal employee, another day to screw around with Scirocco's.

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      02-20-2011 08:39 PM #2
      Might be a 76 joining that pack soon
      75 Scirocco
      80 Caddy
      11 OB 3.6R
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      02-20-2011 08:51 PM #3
      I have 6 that are fully extant, and one that's been partially cut up. Only one is currently driveable. Actually, make that 2.
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      02-20-2011 08:52 PM #4
      haha, nice Randy! Thanks for stashing the storm for so long! Hopefully Tuesday you will have one less mk1 there.

      And hello Alex! How's the young'ns??

      I have to post pics of my residence soon. I have 3 cars here, buying a beater soon, the storm is coming, and the Porsche will soon join me again. So I will have six.......not quite up to your standard but most of them are limping around if at all so maybe.

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      02-20-2011 09:17 PM #5
      Hey there Alex. I look forward to the 76 Joining the ranks.

      BTW, I put that Wheelskin on last night. The size was totally perfect for the "S" wheel.

      Still need to polish up the spokes and fix the waterleak in the 81 before installing it.

      It took me about 1.5 hrs to sew it all up and that was after having to start all over after getting the thread tightness just right. Not bad for a beginner, not perfect but better than I thought.
      I used both threads/needles to do the cross stitch so might need to order two more threads when I do the 75's wheel. I have thread left but not sure it's enough to do another wheel.

      Thanks again for the wheelsking idea, the great price and the advice! New Dimensions lives on in GREAT hands!!!!!!








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      02-20-2011 09:34 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Multipass View Post
      haha, nice Randy! Thanks for stashing the storm for so long! Hopefully Tuesday you will have one less mk1 there.

      And hello Alex! How's the young'ns??

      I have to post pics of my residence soon. I have 3 cars here, buying a beater soon, the storm is coming, and the Porsche will soon join me again. So I will have six.......not quite up to your standard but most of them are limping around if at all so maybe.
      It was a while, kinda hoped you'd forgotten about it and would accidently mail me the title.
      She did keep the other kids company even though they kept asking "Daddy, why is her steering wheel on the wrong side...was she adopted?."

      The Landy's battery didn't fit so I found another one in the garage with a decent charge ~11V.
      Wasn't enough to start it so jumped it with the F250's monster battery and after a dozen or so cranks and a little starting fluid she fired right up. Kind of irqed me a little though as she sat for nearly 9mo. and at initial startup was running smoother and at a lower idle than my 81.

      The battery was just over 12V after turning her off. Will check tomorrow morning to see if it held a charge and will start up on it's own. If not I might need to buy a battery before they come to get her.

      Still weird driving around in the driveway...all the angles are wrong driving on the wrong side of the car. Don't know how Andy does it...I guess he just thinks in reverse.

      We still on for Tuesday night ~8PM?

      Oh, forgot the best part.

      It only took me about 1/2 an hour to get her started.
      Took me nearly an hour to get her un-stuck. The ground is so saturated that she dug a hole with the front wheels and it took jacking it up, putting wood planks under the tires and pulling her with the 81 and a tow strap to get her loose. You can see the mud burnout it took to get her out. Then it took me another hour to wash all the mud and muck out of the wheel wheels and off the tires/wheels. I felt like the proverbial "pig in $hi!" It was a fun day.
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      02-21-2011 01:09 PM #7
      got this song stuck in my head after watching some movie the other night...

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XluWv...eature=related

      Nice collection, I'm.....between Sciroccos at the moment...

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      02-21-2011 01:37 PM #8
      I just store all my projects with others...right now the only vehicle I'm driving is the Jetta.

      Next 'weekend' I'll start building a new Cleveland motor for the '55. Goal is to pass the 500hp threshold.
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      You're always better off with a Citroën.™

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      02-21-2011 02:04 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Sirocco View Post
      It was a while, kinda hoped you'd forgotten about it and would accidently mail me the title.

      Still weird driving around in the driveway...all the angles are wrong driving on the wrong side of the car. Don't know how Andy does it...I guess he just thinks in reverse.

      We still on for Tuesday night ~8PM?

      Oh, forgot the best part.

      It only took me about 1/2 an hour to get her started.
      Took me nearly an hour to get her un-stuck. The ground is so saturated that she dug a hole with the front wheels and it took jacking it up, putting wood planks under the tires and pulling her with the 81 and a tow strap to get her loose. You can see the mud burnout it took to get her out. Then it took me another hour to wash all the mud and muck out of the wheel wheels and off the tires/wheels. I felt like the proverbial "pig in $hi!" It was a fun day.
      Lol Randy, sounds like fun! Definitely hanging on to the storm though. I made friends with my neighbor who owns a body shop down the street so maybe I can get a hook up!

      Tuesday night sounds like a go.....I'll let you know if things change.

      So you used the 81 to pull the storm???? lol, I wish I was there, that sounds fun. I actually just pulled my tow dolly out of the snow.....so kinda similar.

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      02-21-2011 02:27 PM #10
      You know you are a redneck when....

      You HAVE to have a big' Chebby 4 X 4......



      .....and you just can't seem to let go of it, even though it only gets driven a half dozen times a year.......

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      02-21-2011 10:31 PM #11
      500, 700, or 750? I sold all my 700's but we have some damned nice plastic for a 500 hangin in the garage. ;-)

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      02-21-2011 11:54 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by 1BadSciroccoS View Post
      500, 700, or 750? I sold all my 700's but we have some damned nice plastic for a 500 hangin in the garage. ;-)
      If memory serves me correctly the 1983 model year was only a 750. I have owned one or three of them and am looking for a clean on as we speak.

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      02-22-2011 12:09 AM #13
      You are probably right Paul. My memory is fuzzy but it might have been 84 when the 3/4 liter import tariffs came about to save Harley. Not sure when the 500 was introduced. Btw I see from time to time the 750's. If you are interested I can send you the links when I come across them.

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