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    1. Junior Member
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      07-18-2019 03:17 PM #1
      Hey Fox crew, curious as to whether or not we have active Fox owners in the group. I know of a couple, but I would love to see your past and present Fox machines! And if anybody knows where to find VW Quantum parts, let me know

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      '87 VW Fox wagon turbo, 2005 Sentra
      07-19-2019 10:21 AM #2
      Just sold my last one, but there are still some of us out here. I haven't seen another on the road in ages around here.
      Not red, not blue- red, white, and blue

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      07-23-2019 07:13 AM #3
      I haven't either. But I just bought some go fast bits and was hoping to have some of the community to bounce some ideas off of and exchange some tips and tricks.

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      1992 VW Fox 2-dr, 1994 Ford F-150, 1986 Pontiac Fiero GT
      07-23-2019 10:32 PM #4
      Still have my '92 2-door sedan. In fact, it's my daily driver AND sometime project. Love driving it.

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      07-24-2019 07:39 AM #5
      Pictures? That's great that you daily it

    8. 07-28-2019 12:08 AM #6
      I actually have a 1993 fox that I picked up a few days ago been daily driving it and going through various old stuff and replacing.

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      07-29-2019 08:49 AM #7
      If you feel so inclined, show off your ride!

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      08-06-2019 01:22 PM #8
      I have an 88 fox wagon with a 3A bubble block swap and a 268 cam. it's a hoot. Also, what quantum parts are you looking for?
      Quote Originally Posted by tolusina View Post
      An approximate Tim Taylor quote; "If you didn't build it yourself, it's not really yours".
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      08-07-2019 08:31 AM #9
      What came factory with a 3A bubble block? and what are the benefits, valve size? I think that I have most of the Quantum parts that I need now. Just gotta find a turbo, intercooler, ecu, and a pressure switch now. Hopefully I can get my hands on some Porsche Cis-E fuel bits, or even a 5-cyl audi/8cyl M-Benz

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      08-07-2019 10:00 AM #10
      Audi 80s came with the 3A. It's a 2.0 with 10:1 in it so it's quite a bit more peppy than the 1.8L.

      What size turbo you looking for, and front or side mount intercooler? I've got a K24-7000 from a UrS4 and two factory all aluminum side mount Urs4 intercoolers from the AAN that I'm swapping into my Quantum Syncro that I don't need lol.
      Quote Originally Posted by tolusina View Post
      An approximate Tim Taylor quote; "If you didn't build it yourself, it's not really yours".
      Function is the form.
      1984 Rabbit Convertible
      1988 Quantum Syncro Wagon - The Group B Grocery Getter

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      08-08-2019 08:37 AM #11
      Still doing some research on the size of le turbo, maybe ballpark 50 mm. And I have not decided on the IC mount yet. It depends on what I am looking at for space. It will be a long, drawn out project, but I will get it done

    14. 08-22-2019 08:53 AM #12
      Before it went in storage, I sprayed the entire car flat black. I am in the process of removing that now. Replacing the fuel tank, servicing the brakes, new windshield. I no longer have the dasher grille in it.

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      08-22-2019 09:06 AM #13
      Love to see it! any plans for it? Congrats on pulling one from storage, I know that can be a true pain.

    16. 09-14-2019 12:42 PM #14
      I still have my 88 GL Wagon. Got CIS working well (should have just went carb), runs like a champ now, but the clutch needs replacing and I'm out of work.
      Cis, shifter bushings, brakes, sensors, and some misc all done. Do have some wiring issue for the radiator fan but have a switch in place for now.
      Would love to keep working on it but can't spend the money. Honestly, as much as I'd love to keep her I'd sell her in a heartbeat for the dough.

      If all works out as far as getting back to work here shortly I'll replace the clutch, probably do a carb conversion, then a suspension overhaul.
      After that, I'd juggle back and forth between some mild mods and getting her pretty again. All a pipe dream at the moment though.

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      09-16-2019 06:55 AM #15
      They can be awful testy sometimes. but glad to hear that it's running well now! Keep on comin back if you need any tips or have advice for future readers?

    18. 09-18-2019 10:47 AM #16
      CIS is fine assuming you're fairly close to correctly set already. If the previous owner was in their messing with things (my case) then it's stupid difficult to get back to a proper baseline. In my case, things are a little extra complicated due to elevation. Either way, converting to a Weber setup is pretty simple. If a CIS system is real goofed or you need impossible to find parts then a Digi or Carb conversion is probably the the best bet since both are superior and more easily serviced/maintained. Heck, just tracking down intake boots for CIS is a royal pain. It's a Weber for me once I'm back working. On the plus side, I'll have a working CIS system for sale if anyone needs one. Unless I sell it. I'm reluctant to post it on CL/FB since it would probably be ruined by some kid who wont appreciate the car :-/

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      09-20-2019 07:02 AM #17
      I would really like to have a 4 door with a Weber setup, but VWs around me seem to be made of unobtanium. Except mmmmmmkaaaay4s

    20. 09-23-2019 10:46 AM #18
      You could always buy my wagon, haha

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      09-24-2019 07:15 AM #19
      I would if I could haha, but if it's CIS, I would say you're in Canada or close to it. Plus, if I brought home another, my better half would have my rear for it

    22. 09-30-2019 02:21 AM #20
      Nope. I'm in AZ. My wagon is an 88.
      Any Mk2 era cars are getting rare at this point.
      Foxes doubly so thanks to their low sales here.
      Down here there's more though thanks to no rust.
      AZ is mecca for a lot of cars that typically rust away.

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      09-30-2019 07:47 AM #21
      I can imagine. And I can't say that I've seen a Scirrocco or a Corrado in my lifetime, so definitely more rare. I have only seen 2 foxes in person, both of which I owned (still have 1). I rarely see them for sale either, but there is a super nice one for $2200 a few towns over. The days of the $200 foxes seem to be going away, and I kinda like that

    24. 10-08-2019 12:13 AM #22
      Fox's were cheap thanks to the hard to find parts. People didn't want to pay to fix them.
      There's a ton of old VWs down here. If you're into Cabriolets they are as common as Starbucks.

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      10-08-2019 07:18 AM #23
      I'm not personally into Cabriolet's, however I think it would be fun to turn a 4 door into a convertible with the parts from one. Here in Indiana, it's aaaall rusty. Even stuff from 2010 is already getting rusty wheel wells and rockers.

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