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    1. 11-24-2016 11:04 PM #26
      Coolest car on TCL.

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    3. 11-25-2016 02:53 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by dutchyn1000 View Post
      Coolest car on TCL.
      You are too kind! Thanks 😀

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      11-25-2016 02:59 PM #28
      Love your car. Let me know when you want to sell it. Seriously.
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      Mercedes typically makes awful manual transmissions and fantastic auto transmissions. Choosing the stick would be like saying, "Y'know, that Natalie Portman is pretty hot, but if she grew some hair on her legs and had a dong, she'd be just right."
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      Was it parked on the curb on garbage day?

    5. 11-26-2016 07:44 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by rlfletch View Post
      Let me know when you want to sell it. Seriously.
      It will be for sale, once I get a good chunk saved up for my Porsche, I'll have to sell it because I only have a 1 car garage

    6. 11-26-2016 10:35 PM #30
      Hey Craig, your 79 is looking good.
      Miss the VW community in Victoria.
      Halifax is alright
      I get lots of love for my 84.
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    7. 11-27-2016 09:04 AM #31
      Hi Rick

      Good to see your GTI still looking great on the east coast!

      Make sure to come visit us back in Vic when you can

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      11-27-2016 09:32 AM #32
      Nice looking gti. I had the same bumpers on my old 80 rabbit back it the mid 90's.

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      11-28-2016 12:30 AM #33
      Good lookin GTI. That interior is awesome, is the paint all original? It looks flawless.
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      yes, i am bored by FWD driving dynamics, and anyone who doesn't drive there cars to the limits and the beyond.

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      11-28-2016 04:53 AM #34
      Wow that's sweet!!!

      I'd love to find a super clean 83 or 84 US spec Wabbit.
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      11-28-2016 08:36 AM #35
      Subscribed! Super clean car!

    12. 11-28-2016 10:24 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      is the paint all original? It looks flawless.
      It's been repainted, by a previous owner. It's not perfect, but still very nice

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      11-28-2016 10:44 AM #37
      Very clean.

      Fix the gauges dandling by the wires and it will almost be perfect.

      Skinny wheels & sticky tires are part of what makes these cars so much fun to drive, especially on bumpy back roads. Yes, you can get even more grip with wider rubber but you lose some of the fluid handling characteristics. I love sticky, tall, skinny tires on small wheels. Keep it period correct!

    14. 11-28-2016 10:54 AM #38
      Those are my callaway boost gauge and an air/fuel gauge. Looking for another console so I can make a little gauge panel without cutting up my orginal one. Good eye for noticing that!

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      12-15-2016 03:20 PM #39
      Nice Callaway :-) , whenever you need anything regarding , drop a note in the Callaway topic.
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      12-15-2016 03:26 PM #40
      Awesome GTI!

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      12-15-2016 05:49 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by white-rabbit View Post
      Hey Craig, your 79 is looking good.
      Miss the VW community in Victoria.
      Halifax is alright
      I get lots of love for my 84.
      Is that you @ 0:15?

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      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
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      12-15-2016 11:19 PM #42
      Awesome!

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      12-15-2016 11:42 PM #43
      Not sure if that's a Blaupunkt head unit, but an empty space there is usually a more familiar 'classic' look.
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      12-15-2016 11:46 PM #44
      Love it, and love it more with the the OE skinny wheels.
      If you have a 5 cylinder, you don't need a stereo.

      What is a Homologation car you ask?
      http://www.fia.com/list-previously-homologated-cars

    21. 12-16-2016 09:27 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by BetterByDesign View Post
      Not sure if that's a Blaupunkt head unit, but an empty space there is usually a more familiar 'classic' look.
      It came with a radio from the factory, and the blaupunkt was installed by a previous owner. I haven't changed it because my take on the car is period correct (early 80's) modifications are ok

      The most egregious mod is the 16v bee stinger antenna. But I kinda like it

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      12-16-2016 10:06 PM #46
      Holy Carp That Is Frackin Clean.

    23. 03-11-2017 06:24 PM #47
      time for a small update. I've found the time to take care of the gauge problem. I made a little pod to hold the two extra gauges for the turbo, a boost gauge (Callaway no less!) and a air/fuel ratio gauge I didn't want to mount it and have to drill into anything, so it took a little extra time to figure something out. here it is. and I found a cool surprise when I took the centre console out.

      P1030142 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr

      when I took the console out, this was hiding behind it. obviously from when the cassette player was installed in the 80's sometime

      P1030143 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr

      monster power! 7.5W x 4!! must have been a decent set up back in the day

      P1030144 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr

      I'm still plugging away at it, especially now that the weather is getting nicer.
      Last edited by canadacraig; 09-14-2019 at 10:05 AM. Reason: re-hosted picture

    24. 10-29-2017 11:04 PM #48
      https://i.imgur.com/CzeTzbP.jpg

      just an update. had the car out in the beautiful weather. she is going to be a daily for a bit while i fix the wifes car.
      Last edited by canadacraig; 10-29-2017 at 11:30 PM. Reason: pic

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      10-29-2017 11:08 PM #49
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      TCL would suggest a Bi-Turbo to a single mother of 4 just for sh*t's and giggles.
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      10-29-2017 11:19 PM #50
      I had an 84. Timeless cars.
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