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    1. Don't be me. Don't be a 'Rick' Cabin Pics's Avatar
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      04-15-2019 01:44 PM #351
      Very cool.
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      04-15-2019 03:50 PM #352
      God I love this thread.

      Looks like I might be seeing you at NEDustoff. Couple buddies are interested and we are working out a meeting spot.

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      04-15-2019 04:15 PM #353
      Absolutely fantastic work!
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      04-16-2019 08:01 AM #354
      Quote Originally Posted by UncleJB View Post
      God I love this thread.

      Looks like I might be seeing you at NEDustoff. Couple buddies are interested and we are working out a meeting spot.
      Look forward to catching up

      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      Very cool.

      Quote Originally Posted by SWeaty View Post
      Absolutely fantastic work!
      Thanks guys!


      Had a chance to take the Beast to work as a little shake down, one quick realization....God damn I miss driving a VR6 Corrado, dont get me wrong the 996 rustles the jimmies, winding out a good old 12v VR6 Pure bliss. While the suspension is a bit soft, it rides surprisingly well with 17" wheels and low 40 series tires. The heavy throttle cable is a nice departure from drive by wire vagueness of new cars. The car has no power steering which to toss it into a corner requires a bit more aggression than is normal but not overwhelmingly so.

      The car is supposed to get power steering installed back in it when Mike picks the car back up. Only got skewered by the automatic seat belts once





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      04-16-2019 11:16 AM #355
      That is a damn beautiful car. Congrats on getting it back on the road.
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      04-16-2019 11:42 AM #356
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      That is a damn beautiful car. Congrats on getting it back on the road.
      It is.

      What's the body kit on the Corrado?
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      04-16-2019 12:02 PM #357
      Quote Originally Posted by LT1M21Stingray View Post
      It is.

      What's the body kit on the Corrado?
      Oettinger
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      04-16-2019 02:04 PM #358
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      That is a damn beautiful car. Congrats on getting it back on the road.
      Agreed. That Oettinger kit looks right at home and just the right amount of an aggressive look.
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      04-17-2019 09:36 AM #359
      Last nights progress was short with getting the PCV fittings done as well as the fitting for the coolant loop as the throttle body has been relocated and no longer has the coolant fittings running through it.




      Check valve all sealed up and ready, just need to run the line.
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      04-17-2019 06:30 PM #360
      I finally got w chance to read the "Beast from the east" article. That's a pretty sweet car and thanks for posting it.
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    12. 04-18-2019 12:45 AM #361
      Just looked through the article. Did anyone else notice that on the last page top right is not a picture of this car. It’s a picture of a mk2 with a g60 and top mount intercooler. Lol


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      04-18-2019 08:03 AM #362
      Quote Originally Posted by vwjunkie42 View Post
      Just looked through the article. Did anyone else notice that on the last page top right is not a picture of this car. It’s a picture of a mk2 with a g60 and top mount intercooler. Lol


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      Just noticed that too, odd picture, looks like a MK2 core support.
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      04-18-2019 08:25 AM #363
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDeckMan View Post
      Look forward to catching up






      Thanks guys!


      Had a chance to take the Beast to work as a little shake down, one quick realization....God damn I miss driving a VR6 Corrado, dont get me wrong the 996 rustles the jimmies, winding out a good old 12v VR6 Pure bliss. While the suspension is a bit soft, it rides surprisingly well with 17" wheels and low 40 series tires. The heavy throttle cable is a nice departure from drive by wire vagueness of new cars. The car has no power steering which to toss it into a corner requires a bit more aggression than is normal but not overwhelmingly so.

      The car is supposed to get power steering installed back in it when Mike picks the car back up. Only got skewered by the automatic seat belts once





      Did I say how much I miss driving a Corrado?!
      Nice to be putting it through it's paces again I'm sure! I'm glad I'll be seeing it ripping around the hills again this year

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      04-18-2019 08:35 AM #364
      Quote Originally Posted by vwjunkie42 View Post
      Just looked through the article. Did anyone else notice that on the last page top right is not a picture of this car. It’s a picture of a mk2 with a g60 and top mount intercooler. Lol


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      In that same issue, and I think photographed during the same shoot as the corrado, was a mk2 gti. I actually thought the beast from the east was the mk2 but it's been many years since reading that issue.

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      04-18-2019 10:56 AM #365
      Heres the mk2 in question




    17. 04-18-2019 04:22 PM #366
      Quote Originally Posted by Gromel View Post
      Heres the mk2 in question
      So 90’s I love it



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      04-22-2019 11:34 AM #367
      The last couple days have been a blur of chasing down parts and fixing leaks. So far the fun of leaks have been a coolant leak, a power steering line leak and an oil leak. Coolant leak is fixed with the oil one I am pretty sure is cured as is the power steering, however that will be known for sure once the car gets up to operational temps.


      Friday afternoon had a chance to get some quick fabrication stuff done for some little brackets to hold the new brake lines on the rear axle beam.




      With the brake lines all set, VWjunkie42 swung up Friday night and we attempted to fire up the car. Only to discover we were not seeing crank signal....a WTF moment and some diagnostics check that the brand new crank sensor ohm'd out correctly. So we called it a night with me planning on going to the parts store in the morning to chase down another crank sensor and a battery as the Red Top I bought for this car ten years ago finally was sick and tired of me using it for jump starting other cars over the years.



      Striking out on the crank sensor but picking up a battery I headed back to the garage Saturday morning with full intent to get it fired up. With seven days left on the clock things have been stressful.

      A year ago Sunday I picked up that green SLC that was sitting in a old garage for 13+ years that was supposed to only have 130-150k miles....turns out it had 215k miles when the timing chains ground through the guides and the owner parked it. The nice thing is that this car is stock, so using as a reference has been priceless. Having struck out with the crank sensor I took a gamble and nabbed the one out of the green SLC... Checked the OHM reading and it read the same as the brand new one....fawk I thought, well hell lets put it in and see what happens. Sure enough it fired to life!

      With the battery connected and checking several other things the car fired to life slightly, however the alternator was not charging so the car shuts off quickly. Upon this I discovered the oil leak which spent the better part of several hours dealing with an aftermarket companies questionable parts to get that fixed along with the fuel leak that was coming from the BSP to -AN fitting.

      Oil leak



      Not letting any of this slow me down, while I waited for a call back from Autozone if they could get me an alternator for Sunday, I continued to bleed the brakes and clutch which had no leaks..."knocks on wood", Autozone called me back and said they could have one for noon on Sunday. So out came the alternator and I called it a night.

      Sunday was swap in alternator, check the ground and power cable to make sure all was good. Then fired her up, alas she stayed running a bit longer but the lack of charging was still not helping the issue. So off to rebuilding the headlights and getting other parts done while I thought of what could possibly be the issue.



      Tonights plan is to check to make sure the cluster has 12v key on power, which might have been pulled as part of the alarm circuit. More updates to follow with the clock ticking.
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      Yesterday 12:45 PM #368
      With some great minds helping last night from secondgen and vwjunkie, secondgen quickly jumped on tuner studio to dial in the idle map. While I got the belts and seats ready to go back in.



      Idling high at first


      Post idle adjustment and she does sound good!



      Items I can think of that it is down to:
      Put interior back in
      Oil slight leak fix
      Make headlight harness
      Install headlights/harness
      Bleed brakes again to be sure no air
      Install Header Heat Shield
      Air Fuel Gauge Plate
      Registration
      Alignment
      Inspection
      Shorten Battery Cable
      Install new starter if it shows up
      First 100 Mile break in and oil change/head re-torque
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      Yesterday 01:03 PM #369
      Outstanding Noah, Can't wait to hear it out on the road/track.

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      Yesterday 01:12 PM #370
      Quote Originally Posted by Gromel View Post
      Heres the mk2 in question
      I'm sure I still have that issue.
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      Yesterday 01:18 PM #371
      That sounds incredible.
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      Yesterday 01:20 PM #372
      Quote Originally Posted by G60ING View Post
      Outstanding Noah, Can't wait to hear it out on the road/track.
      Thanks Frank! Next year is the planned track season for the car once things are shaken down and I have about 5k miles on the motor and some solid time on the dyno making sure it is dialed in for spending a couple hundred hours of track time. This along with spending time learning to finely use MS3 should go well for a couple future projects in the works.

      Speaking of I still need to get it on the scales to see what it ended up weighing in at


      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      That sounds incredible.

      More will come once it is on the ground moving under its own power. As of tonight an alignment is slated for Friday evening after work
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