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      03-29-2019 10:12 AM #751
      Quote Originally Posted by YJSAABMAN View Post
      So you want to make your mk3 look like a mk4...should have kept the 3.5 Cabrio.

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      Never heard that one before.
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    3. 03-29-2019 11:52 AM #752
      It's cool you got the whole Cult kit, in keeping with the current retro styling trends. However, you won't catch any flack from me if you shelf the Cult front end and do a 3.5 swap.
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      03-29-2019 12:05 PM #753
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Euro View Post
      It's cool you got the whole Cult kit, in keeping with the current retro styling trends. However, you won't catch any flack from me if you shelf the Cult front end and do a 3.5 swap.
      Yeah it’s one of those not for everyone things. I like it because it’s a piece of MK3 history and I think once I’m done I’ll execute it well. It’s a either you hate it or love it look. I’ve always loved it and want to have smoothed arches trim color matched like the OG Cult car had. The blue one. The 3.5 does look great but only if you do the rear also. I think it can look good if done right, like garbage if not, and I know many think it just looks like garbage.
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      03-29-2019 01:18 PM #754
      You are correct that it's not to everyone's tastes. If it makes you happy that's really all that matters, though.

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      03-30-2019 03:19 PM #755
      Quote Originally Posted by YJSAABMAN View Post
      You are correct that it's not to everyone's tastes. If it makes you happy that's really all that matters, though.

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      It's rare for a reason.
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      03-30-2019 03:48 PM #756
      Quote Originally Posted by ZACHER3tuning View Post
      It's rare for a reason.
      Yeah.....never heard that one either. Almost as rare as matching Silver Arrows right?
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      03-30-2019 04:06 PM #757
      Quote Originally Posted by YJSAABMAN View Post
      So you want to make your mk3 look like a mk4...should have kept the 3.5 Cabrio.

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      sellers remorse?
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      03-30-2019 08:35 PM #758
      Quote Originally Posted by ZACHER3tuning View Post
      sellers remorse?
      I don’t get it. I think you should explain.
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      04-01-2019 03:10 PM #759
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      04-01-2019 05:46 PM #760
      Quote Originally Posted by stevevr6 View Post
      He’s an upscale private collector. Would be surprised if he could do an oil change. Professional at spending money on the worst cars to “invest” in and prone to narcissism. I find it all amusing.

      Ordered up a new battery, Mann filters, Redline gear oil, NGK wires and plugs, and going to rotate the tires. Lower the rear slightly. Change the steering wheel and drive it.

      Only drove it a handful of times last season. Was looking at the white board in my shop and apparently last time I did an oil change was April 28th 2017

      Pulled the front end off to give it a look over. Has held up well though the lower bolt on the front motor mount was gone. Who knows when that fell out. Replaced that and torqued it down to spec. It’s definitely not as clean as it was 4 years ago.

      I’m getting married in May, got licensed and took a full time clinicians position, and have my fiancé s sisters wedding too. Redoing floors upstairs in my house and building a screen house off the garage....will see how much car work I do. I also need to finish motor swap on that MK2 because I’m sick of looking at it.
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      04-02-2019 11:18 AM #761
      My car has been parked since October of last year and most likely it will move from 1 garage to another. Building a new garage very soon, repaving the whole driveway, electrical etc.... The car needs some body work and refinish the wheels. I also have boxes laying around of parts to throw at it as well but most of the money will be spent elsewhere. Kills me knowing I might not drive it this year especially since my 9 year old daughter is already asking when will I go get the car so we can go for drives.
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      04-02-2019 02:10 PM #762
      Quote Originally Posted by stevevr6 View Post
      My car has been parked since October of last year and most likely it will move from 1 garage to another. Building a new garage very soon, repaving the whole driveway, electrical etc.... The car needs some body work and refinish the wheels. I also have boxes laying around of parts to throw at it as well but most of the money will be spent elsewhere. Kills me knowing I might not drive it this year especially since my 9 year old daughter is already asking when will I go get the car so we can go for drives.
      It would be cool to pass it along to your daughter someday.
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      04-03-2019 03:49 PM #763
      Quote Originally Posted by LG7N View Post
      It would be cool to pass it along to your daughter someday.
      Someday it will go to her. This May makes 20 years I have had my car, what's a few more in her hands..... lol
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      04-03-2019 08:17 PM #764
      Called the interstate dealer and complained about the battery and they sent a new one down pro-rated for $78 which I was happy with. Fired right up. Waiting for my filters and wires. Nothing too exciting.

      After four years the paint and whatnot I used on engine and trans has held up well, as has the bay. Thinking about maybe putting on some glass headlights.





      Quote Originally Posted by germancarnut51 View Post
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      04-03-2019 11:11 PM #765
      Still looks great. May want to invest in a trickle charge for the winter storage if your planning on keeping the car longer.
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      04-04-2019 06:01 AM #766
      Quote Originally Posted by RoseBud68 View Post
      Still looks great. May want to invest in a trickle charge for the winter storage if your planning on keeping the car longer.
      I have a nice one. Next time I’m just going to remove the battery and put in basement. It was just a bad battery. I’ve had Interstate batteries last 5 years plus before. This one was just over 3 years old.
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      04-04-2019 09:59 AM #767
      Quote Originally Posted by LG7N View Post
      He’s an upscale private collector. Would be surprised if he could do an oil change. Professional at spending money on the worst cars to “invest” in and prone to narcissism. I find it all amusing.


      I had a battery go completely dead on my Tdi after letting it sit undriven for maybe 4-5 months. The battery was maybe a year old. Could not charge it. Luckily it was within the warranty period and I got a new one. I believe it was an exide battery, bought at Bj's.

      Nice clean engine bay. Is the washer tank deleted, or just out of the car for now? I think we had this discussion when you and I both were looking to replace coolant hoses. What kit did you go with there?
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      if you are within driving distance of the border, maybe it would be worth it to come across and vist a Harbor Freight store on the U.S. side of the border.
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      oh man, i almost choked.... did he really suggest international travel to Harbor freight???!!!!

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      04-04-2019 10:13 AM #768
      Quote Originally Posted by LG7N View Post
      I have a nice one. Next time I’m just going to remove the battery and put in basement. It was just a bad battery. I’ve had Interstate batteries last 5 years plus before. This one was just over 3 years old.
      I've been running Interstate's in my VW's for 15+ years. I'll attest that they last forever too, I replaced one in my mk2 a couple of Falls ago, after 7+ years powering my mk2 and 4.
      Neve jumped on the Optima etc. train when these things are so damn trustworthy.

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      04-04-2019 05:47 PM #769
      Interstates are good. That’s why I got another one even though that one failed. Normally they do not.

      Yes I never bothered to put the fluid reservoir in. As for the hoses cheap China 3 ply for $49 shipped off eBay. Been on there years now and look the same as the day I installed them.
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      04-04-2019 10:33 PM #770
      You know what's fun? Logging into Vortex, for the first time in over a year, and seeing old threads still alive. It makes me feel good.

      I drove my MK3 today, and it smelled of oil, and gas, and burning. It also makes me feel good.

      I'm drunk. And have nothing else to add. I'm glad the scene still has some life in it (i.e.: this thread).

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      04-04-2019 11:52 PM #771
      Reading over this thread from the beginning I stopped on this one... Just putting this here for inspiration...

      I remember this stage of your build. I'm not sure if you were allowed back on vortex at this time or not, but this was a good day. All the hard work started to pay off. I believe this is the first pic of the engine in the car.

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      Quote Originally Posted by germancarnut51 View Post
      if you are within driving distance of the border, maybe it would be worth it to come across and vist a Harbor Freight store on the U.S. side of the border.
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      oh man, i almost choked.... did he really suggest international travel to Harbor freight???!!!!

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      04-07-2019 03:58 PM #772
      Yep that was a lot of work. I’d never do that again lol. At least not in those conditions.

      Did all the maintenance ****. Though I think it could use a freshen up in the front end. Rotated the tires. The oil filter was toast. Much better now.








      Took it for a spin. Never ceases to put a smile on my face. Especially that sound.

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      04-09-2019 11:06 AM #773
      Quote Originally Posted by LG7N View Post


      Took it for a spin. Never ceases to put a smile on my face. Especially that sound.

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      04-14-2019 11:20 AM #774
      It hit 75 here. Hadn’t cleaned the inside of this thing since last spring. Was going to do the 02A gear oil but got distracted driving it around since it was so nice out.



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