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    1. Geriatric Member Air and water do mix's Avatar
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      07-08-2018 08:35 PM #76
      Nice! It’s a beautiful car, this is just evidence to that fact.
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    3. 07-10-2018 10:22 AM #77
      Thanks for the compliment. I’m just trying to make it as nice as I can. Next is getting the engine detailed and cleaned up

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      07-10-2018 10:44 AM #78
      Congratulations on the win and beer mug!

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      07-10-2018 10:59 AM #79
      I remember your screen name what ever happened to the r32 mk1?

    6. 07-10-2018 11:00 AM #80
      That died about 16 years ago

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      07-18-2018 01:32 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by canadacraig View Post
      I thought I would show my 1979 GTI. its a Canadian model, I've had it for 6 years and have done a bunch since I've had it. I recently got it out of the shop, after having it tuned and a pile of other stuff done. ( huge thanks Brent!) it has a 1.6 litre, with an Arkay turbo system, running on CIS. still a metric ton left to do, but isn't that what cars are about? here are some pics, I hope you all like it as much as I do



      Lovely car. I sometimes get this urge to sell my e9 project in exchange for a clean MKI GTI or Scirocco. I'm quite partial to the Petri Wheel. VW Folks don't go as nuts about them, but the leather version came on the BMW 3.0 CSL and sell for about $3K. I have a 40cm dished Petri that I just listed on eBay.

      https://www.ebay.com/itm/232853983163


      I also love the plaid seats! My car is is just a bit too old to sport plaid but I would if I could...

    8. 07-23-2018 05:57 AM #82
      i’ve never seen a dished wheel like that. what model did it come on? the steering wheel on my car is from a very early scirocco

    9. 09-03-2018 11:16 PM #83
      well here is a pic from the car show last weekend, motorgathering.com if your interested. its held at island motorsport track on Vancouver island. it was lots of fun, and my car drove approx. 300km with no probs turbo was boosting all the way its now asleep for the winter at my mother-in-laws until spring, or I decide what to do with it. got some space in the garage now, have to try and fill it with something


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      09-04-2018 07:04 AM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by canadacraig View Post
      i’ve never seen a dished wheel like that. what model did it come on? the steering wheel on my car is from a very early scirocco
      The dished one is from an early Passat. Sciroccos got the flat version.
      this / is / where / your / sweet / mods / go

    11. 09-04-2018 11:22 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by s-rocc View Post
      The dished one is from an early Passat. Sciroccos got the flat version.
      i learned something new! thats cool

    12. 10-08-2018 07:44 PM #86
      just found a better pic from the motorgathering


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      10-08-2018 08:08 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by canadacraig View Post
      just found a better pic from the motorgathering
      That is one of the nicest looking Mk1s I have ever seen. Nice work, except for making me miss having one.

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      10-08-2018 09:50 PM #88
      You damn west coasters and your rust free cars!

      I'm lucky to have a VW last more than 5 years without a breakout of bubbling somewhere FFS
      Quote Originally Posted by KevinC View Post

      If the next GTI has over 300 hp off the showroom floor, I'll eat my airedale.

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      10-08-2018 09:56 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by IridiumB6 View Post
      You damn west coasters and your rust free cars!

      I'm lucky to have a VW last more than 5 years without a breakout of bubbling somewhere FFS
      I don't know, I still had to weld new floors into my bunny. West coast car its whole life.

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    16. 10-10-2018 12:53 AM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      I don't know, I still had to weld new floors into my bunny. West coast car its whole life.

      Mine has also had rust repair, by the previous owner. not a huge surprise. Thanks for all the support everyone 👍

    17. 10-10-2018 01:01 AM #91
      So it's still stage 1/non-intercooled? Why didn't you use all the Callaway parts to go stage 2?

    18. 10-10-2018 07:23 PM #92
      The Arkay kit has a very tiny intercooler, mounted horizontally down low in front of the transmission. Sure is a blast to drive, but got killed by gearing on the highway. Looking for a diesel 5th gear for it to drop the rpm’s at 120km/h. Then drive everywhere!!

      I still have a bunch of callaway stuff I never used. Check the classifieds or PM me
      Last edited by canadacraig; 10-10-2018 at 07:26 PM.

    19. 10-22-2018 01:25 AM #93
      So you're going to let it go for a Porsche? I wonder how well it'll do on BAT.

    20. 03-21-2019 09:17 AM #94
      HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY GTI!!

      Today is the 40th birthday of my old GTI. Pretty proud that it is still around and looking better than ever! I wish for many more miles driven, and smiles every time I get to drive her.

    21. 03-30-2019 06:34 PM #95
      Update time. after the 40th b-day, it was time to bring grandpa home. headed to the MIL's place yesterday and this morning made the trek from Campbell River to Victoria. The GTI didn't miss a beat the entire trip, around 300km! had a stop for gas with the largest gnome in the world 25 ft tall! who knew!! (very poor perspective, the gnome is like 40 ft away)


      gnome by Craig McAulay, on Flickr

      https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/world-...-b-c-1.4355256

      anyways now the hard part, get the GTI ready to sell, since its sitting outside now once i clean up a few things it will hopefully be up on BaT and make me a millionaire! it will be super tough to see it go, 10 years together, 1/4 of its life wow that sounds weird.

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      03-30-2019 07:36 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by canadacraig View Post
      Update time. after the 40th b-day, it was time to bring grandpa home. headed to the MIL's place yesterday and this morning made the trek from Campbell River to Victoria. The GTI didn't miss a beat the entire trip, around 300km! had a stop for gas with the largest gnome in the world 25 ft tall! who knew!! (very poor perspective, the gnome is like 40 ft away)

      anyways now the hard part, get the GTI ready to sell, since its sitting outside now once i clean up a few things it will hopefully be up on BaT and make me a millionaire! it will be super tough to see it go, 10 years together, 1/4 of its life wow that sounds weird.
      Whaaaaa? Build a garage!

      Honestly? I’ve had to do similarly, so I do get it. She’s a beaut! Thank goodness you’re halfway across the continent!
      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
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      03-31-2019 06:49 AM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Whaaaaa? Build a garage!
      What he said.

      I get why you are selling it. I was in a similar situation when I got rid of my '92 GTI. I had moved to a place up on a mountain and didn't want to subject it to gravel roads. I also didn't want to pay for a storage unit in town and leaving it on the street wasn't an option.

      That being said, that is the one car I wish I had found a way to hold onto even after over 12 years going by since I watched it drive away. I'll never find another in that condition for anywhere near what I paid for it. Make sure you think it over hard before you post your ad is all... Such a beautiful GTI.

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      03-31-2019 07:38 AM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by UncleJB View Post
      What he said.

      I get why you are selling it. I was in a similar situation when I got rid of my '92 GTI. I had moved to a place up on a mountain and didn't want to subject it to gravel roads. I also didn't want to pay for a storage unit in town and leaving it on the street wasn't an option.

      That being said, that is the one car I wish I had found a way to hold onto even after over 12 years going by since I watched it drive away. I'll never find another in that condition for anywhere near what I paid for it. Make sure you think it over hard before you post your ad is all... Such a beautiful GTI.
      We all have at least one that got away and we regret selling. Sometimes you’re forced by situations and sometimes it seemed like a smart move at the time, but they’re always in the back of your mind.
      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
      Proletariat, Bourgeoise - Everybody smellin' my potpourri...

    25. 03-31-2019 09:21 AM #99
      I appreciate the opinions. And yes I will absolutely have a hole in my heart when this car is gone.


      BUT. I did replace it with a Porsche! So there’s that.

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      03-31-2019 09:34 AM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by canadacraig View Post
      I appreciate the opinions. And yes I will absolutely have a hole in my heart when this car is gone.


      BUT. I did replace it with a Porsche! So there’s that.
      I am pretty sure that we will need some more details and pictures to properly assess the situation...

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