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General Discussion => General Chat => Topic started by: TotallyVW on June 16, 2009, 09:48:47 PM

Title: I must be sick in the head
Post by: TotallyVW on June 16, 2009, 09:48:47 PM
I just can't seem to pass up a good deal.


(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll319/TotallyVw/Rabbit1.jpg)

Unfortunately it won't be ready for either Drive Your VW To Work days.  Don't worry, I've still got plenty of air-cooled cars to choose from   :o
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: CatBox on June 16, 2009, 10:02:50 PM
hehehehe it wasnt that long ago that i was a newbie and was shunned to the corner for having the only WC in the club.  the virus is spreading...

i have some left over head lights for it too.

nice score the man.  wait you know that its not a '67 right?

;D
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: TotallyVW on June 16, 2009, 10:41:32 PM

wait you know that its not a '67 right?

;D


Huh, what the?! 

Didn't you know that '82 is the new '67?
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: OldsCool on June 17, 2009, 10:39:26 AM
I happen to have a set of MINT condition snowfalkes that would fit PERFECTLY on that!

Oh yah and LOWER IT!!!!
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: TotallyVW on June 17, 2009, 10:56:16 PM
Well, I should probably get it running first... but after that... look out!
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: CatBox on June 18, 2009, 06:51:32 AM
i wasnt a very good water cooled driver as i am unsure of what wheels the Snowflakes are.  are they the enkie looking wheels?

i actually like the jetta steelies that are on it, i was considering putting the corrado steelies on mine as an alternative set.  the corrados just have bigger holes than the jettas. 
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: UGOBUG on June 18, 2009, 03:38:30 PM
now you've stepped into my world, too...if you need any assistance with engine or body work, i know these cars inside and out...funny how i got that experience... ;D
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: TotallyVW on June 18, 2009, 11:26:34 PM

i wasnt a very good water cooled driver as i am unsure of what wheels the Snowflakes are.


Snowflakes:

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll319/TotallyVw/snowflakes.jpg)
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: CatBox on June 19, 2009, 07:17:56 AM
ahhh those.

i have always prefered wheels with the center section somewhat inset on the wheel hoop so there is a finished edge on the wheel.

groovy none the less.

i also have a shirocco console and the injector puller if you want

;D
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: CatBox on June 19, 2009, 12:02:39 PM
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
i have to go and clean my garage as i have an idear for it already, and i need the work space to get in going from my head....(insert evil laughter here)
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: TotallyVW on June 20, 2009, 08:01:54 AM
Nope.  It's been one of those weeks.
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: TotallyVW on June 20, 2009, 08:01:18 PM
IT RUNS.............. on starting fluid.

No fuel delivery seems to be the issue here.  Gotta check out the fuel pump.
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: OldsCool on June 20, 2009, 08:14:54 PM
just have someone crank the car while you lay on your back just past the passenger door. Put your hand on the fuel pump, if you can feel it run it's not the fuel pump. If you cannot feel it run hit (semi-lightly) with a hammer, while said assistant is cranking it. IF the car starts repeat one more time. If it repeats replace the fuel pump. IF you get nothing make a wishbone wire (2 wires 3 points) and jump the fuel pump relay. If the car starts replace the relay and leave the fuel pump alone. (Cheaper, easier, no gas bath.) If you end up doing the pump don't forget to run the shaft nut down with a 3/8 air gun (or equivalent).
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: TotallyVW on June 20, 2009, 11:13:25 PM
No power to the fuel pump.  I ran a jumper from the battery and it pumps.  I pumped out the 5+ gallons of nasty smelling gas from the tank.  Pumped some fresh through it and buttoned it all back up.  Still won't run on its own (starting fluid is my friend). I'm guessing it may be the fuel pump relay (maybe it powers something else that is preventing it from running). The car came with a Haynes manual so I am reading up on CIS. Other than that, the car sounds good.
Come to find out, Schucks does not stock a lot of old Rabbit parts, but they are happy to order anything I want.  I am certain DIP will be able to hook me up
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: OldsCool on June 21, 2009, 12:00:13 AM
Fuel Pump relay is a cheap and easy fix. Then dump some super or better yet race gas in it, and when you get it started Seafoam it.
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: CatBox on June 21, 2009, 11:10:43 AM
i might have an extra relay around here somewhere but if i dont they were like $22 bucks when i bought mine. ;D

Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: corradojeff on June 22, 2009, 01:59:37 AM

Fuel Pump relay is a cheap and easy fix. Then dump some super or better yet race gas in it, and when you get it started Seafoam it.


SEAFOAM!!!!! ;D 8)......its also recomended for lawn mowers...lol
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: CatBox on June 27, 2009, 10:51:29 AM
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?
does it run yet?

i know it runs i just thought i would ask again.

i have stuff for you, it is waiting. just say the word the man.
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: CatBox on July 04, 2009, 04:10:52 PM
the tiny pic didnt do it justice i want a bigger pic! :)
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: Kev on September 05, 2009, 03:10:49 PM
Hmmm, what size are the snowflakes?  Wonder what it would take to make them fit on an air cooled....
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: corradojeff on September 05, 2009, 04:11:08 PM
adapters will fit it right on there. might be on the wide side tho but i dont remember off the top of my head how wide exactly
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: OldsCool on September 05, 2009, 07:38:49 PM
I'm not sure of the width but given the size of stock Rabbit tires I would guess not much bigger if any than a bug. They are 14" rims and I really think it is 7wide but I would not commit to that answer. Anyway with the adapter they should fit.
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: Kev on September 06, 2009, 06:46:34 PM
They would look pretty cool under a squareback.  Bet the front brakes would not fit though....  ???
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: OldsCool on September 06, 2009, 08:00:20 PM
Betcha' My disks are bigger than yours are...
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: corradojeff on September 07, 2009, 12:27:56 AM
and with the adapters im sure they would be spaced out enough
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: Kev on September 07, 2009, 01:20:19 PM
So, how much for the wheels, and do they make an adapter to go from 4 x 130 to Wascally Wabbit size?
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: corradojeff on September 07, 2009, 06:58:36 PM
the adapters would be 4x130 to 4x100. or im sure you can get drum/rotor blanks and just have them drilled by a machine shop
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: OldsCool on September 07, 2009, 09:59:26 PM
Wheels are $200 for the still in boxes MINT ones, or $150 for the in bags and in perfect shape ones, I have 2 sets. Both sets came off an 83 GTi and both are hard to find in this shape. You could get them cheaper on the Samba or Tex if you dont care how they look (these are the GTi Black paint ones).
Title: Re: I must be sick in the head
Post by: austinVR on December 21, 2009, 01:49:39 PM
Oh! You are all so "air-cooled" haha...
I've been searching for this car, and am now on the site!  :D
I sold the car to him! My first VW. Miss it soo much.
Anyone have pics of the car as it sits now and/or a way to possibly contact Mark?
Thanks,
Austin