Project: DAT AAZ

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Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Maraschino Larry » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:02 pm

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Watch this space for tales of humour, heart ache and hopefully heroism while I attempt an engine swap/serious bay decluttering on my long neglected, much beloved coop.
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Dreamstate » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:34 pm

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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Dreamstate » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:38 pm

Your car will actually be usable when using on ramps. Unlike my '76.
I guess you'll be leaving me in the dust and be hunting for 8 valves to race now :(
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Maraschino Larry » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:41 pm

Pfft 8vs, bring on 16s :twisted: ... but don't worry unless I add more tire I'll still top out at like 110 :lol: Should get there in a hurry however!
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Maraschino Larry » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:33 pm

1) Take a perfectly good car with a bit over 200,000km with no mechanical issues and has never let you down
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2) Aquire a car with an engine with a bit over 300,000km with .3L more displacement and a turbolader to put in its place
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3) Remove front end of said car in one piece
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4) Don't need that thing
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5) Take picture for Steve
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6) Human shield! Randy cuts up the strut cap cuz' he couldn't get his nut off
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7) Never less than three people on the car at any given time... even Rob came to get down and dutty 8)
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8 ) Dave using the universal "don't need that thing" removal tool
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9) Success!!! Never mind I'm just gonna keep my old motor...
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10) Randy poses with his newly customized Jetta
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11) Marvel at the dirtiest floor ever. I already cleaned up a lot of it with my hair and clothing
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12) Realize just how much damn work you have ahead of you... the crusty lump:
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I'm super stoked to get stuck in now! I hardly know where to begin... lol. Hopefully people will filter in and out of my garage throughout the process... it sure makes things a lot more fun! I project I'll be in there every Sunday (and every Saturday I can afford) from now until it's done.
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby professor science » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:37 pm

That was way too much fun.

Will do again!
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Mandeep D » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:56 pm

Agreed! It was way fun dropping Randys AAZ on the floor! Yay MKIHQ!
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Dreamstate » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:02 pm

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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Maraschino Larry » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:25 pm

re: recessing the rad under the slam panel ala this beauty
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With some very scientific eyeballing we determined that this would be impossible using a stock sized rad. I had a brilliant thought in the shower of using a notch to compromise and tock most of it away. During my cleaned mkI thread combing for the madness thread I found this:

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Perfect, plan to do.
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Mandeep D » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:37 pm

AHA!

There's a lot to like there....

See how close the alternator is to the carbs - that's why people go with the ABF bracket.
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Maraschino Larry » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:53 pm

I like how the fuel line goes through the tranny mount... very slick :P

No kidding on the alt... it's look 10x better tucked away down below.
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Mandeep D » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:01 pm

Todays progress on the Coop: engines out!


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Look at all that stuff to shave, paint or chrome!


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dunno what all these do.... must not need 'em.


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New lump!


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Soon to be gold plated.



Rick said something about a new plan, then put this wheel on the back:
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I think the fumes of my fender burning exercise were getting to him......
Then he insisted I take a picture of this:
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:roll: then he got all excited and went on and on and on about tires and wheels, and all I could think about was how much I like cake!! :glee:
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Maraschino Larry » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:13 pm

Aaaaaah... so satisfying!

PS: Kei car stance for 2010. 14x4.5" weds sports.
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Dreamstate » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:14 pm

Oooh progress! Looking good.
What's on the agenda next weekend?
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Mandeep D » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:23 am

Luxurious wrote:
PS: Kei car stance for 2010. 14x4.5" weds sports.


did you get a chance, by chance?
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Maraschino Larry » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:35 am

I did, I'm waiting to hear back.

On the agenda next weekend: Getting the engine down to the block/head, maybe punctuated by some grinding/spot weld drilling of superfluous bracketry in the bay.
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Maraschino Larry » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:36 pm

^ the above proved a tad ambitious. I got some more crap off of the engine but was halted when I realized I need a pulley/steering wheel puller to yank the pulley off of the injection pump! Bah! I turned my efforts towards getting the harness and all other items pulled through the firewall... this in turn had me removing the seats and dashboard. Funny how these cars work.
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Mandeep D » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:22 pm

Hi Rick, how was trip?

Is HQ open on Sunday? I miss that old Volkswagen smell....
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Maraschino Larry » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:19 am

Hi Dave,

The trip was fun, but not very restful!

Regretfully JKMK1HQWTFBBQ will be closed again due to not enough days in this week... I will be there on the 21st with bells on!
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Mandeep D » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:22 pm

I don't know much about bells, I like cars!

I (think) I picked up everything to convert my welder into MIG. I'll play with that this weekend, & hopefully get allmy welding done here, so I can bring to HQ next time :)

(this all hinges on the fact that I brought the angle grinder home though.....)
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Dreamstate » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:41 am

DAve, are you doing this in your garage Saturday??
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Mandeep D » Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:44 am

Sunday Sunday Sunday! I have to work tomorrow [edit: today] 8 till as long as I can take it....

What did you have in mind?
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Dreamstate » Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:30 pm

I like to watch 8)
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Mandeep D » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:27 pm

Ricks coop got some love today:

I'll let him elaborate, as I was over helping Mandeep with the Mahogany Hare....

Getting tidy in here!
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Ricks car getting artsy:
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More artsy - hey where's the heater core?
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What are all the wires for? I thought it was a diesel?!?
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Re: Project: DAT AAZ

Postby Maraschino Larry » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:09 pm

Wow... red!

As pictured above I got the harness and such back through the firewall into the interior. Spent the rest of the day (but actually) scraping the years of undercoating off with various sized plastic scrapers and softening with degreaser. I dare not curse the old man that had the coating applied for the car's first 15 years because there is no rust to be spoken of. I'd much rather have dulled my brain scraping all day than having to repair cancer.

I'm very satisfied with the progress and am excited to start drilling spot welds and filling holes!
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