Making a build thread to stay on track and ask the forum for help when it comes up!
Got my Diamond Silver Metallic (edit: Platinum Gray Metallic, actually) 1979 Scirocco in February.
Towed it home from Missouri to Texas.
Windshield seal was shot, and a missing rain tray led to a few inches of water collecting inside.
Got it into my shop and started trying to turn it over. Dropped a tablespoon of oil in each cylinder and hand cranked the engine, to which it seemed right. Starter was fully locked up, though. Got a reman starter installed and working well.
Also, the fuel pump was seized up. I drained the fuel tank of what was formerly gasoline, and took apart all the fuel system in the rear.
Dropped the tank and had it cleaned out. Ordered all new fuel lines from mk1autohaus, and got a NOS fuel accumulator.
This is what fell out from the top side of the tank when it came down:
I later found what had gathered all these nuts. This is a very very dead ex-mouse.
This is what the filler tube had disintegrated to:
My dogs were a huge help.
Got the tank back and installed yesterday, including all new (and colorful!) vapor lines.
Just gotta put the rest of the fuel system together. Step 1 of getting the car to run in its current condition is nearly done!