Every time I turned my rear wheels locked up for some reason
Current fleet, youngest to oldest:
1996 Golf GL
1995 Jetta III
1986 VW Cabriolet
1981 Rabbit LS Diesel
197? Batavus Regency
A pair of Nikes
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Oooh that’s sketchy, I went like 90 in this
Cabby is getting recommissioned for the spring. I did pretty much nothing to this car since I got it, and I plan to do a lot in the next two weeks. Goal is to have it out by Easter.
Enjoy a photo of a probably original strut with 260k miles:
Done so far:
New oil pan gasket, valve cover gasket, install meaty cam (power adders first, then address leaks)
To do, in no particular order:
Rebuilt brake calipers, reshoe etc rear brakes (one drum makes some odd rattly noise and the parking brake does nothing). Install new hoses. Already did master cylinder.
Replace control arm bushings
Refresh steering components: tie rod ends and ball joints
New timing belt
Fix power steering (bracket has gone fucky)
Rebuild shift linkage
Change transmission fluid (hopefully this will make it less grindy)
Fix the top leaks ($$$, whoever owns mk1autohaus, enjoy the mortgage payment. Where are these biden bucks?)
Install subframe brace (improve handling)
Fix heat and radio
Finish deleting AC related vacuum hoses
Clean up the surface rust coming up in spots and do some bodywork
General tune up (plugs, wires, actually do the CIS baselining I’ve been guesstimating)
Fix distributor hall sensor (plastic housing got brittle and cracked, have to install it to the dizzy body very particularly so the cap holds it in place)
Throw a header and exhaust on. Hopefully this will fix the exhaust leaks and give me nice pops
New tires. Federal 595s are cheap and goodish
Made it this far? I know, this is a lot for a month! As a reward for reading this far, here’s a pic of the suspension refresh results:
RE: I remember when tavarish first started posting on the OG Oppo. It's painful that he has such a large audience to mislead.
Tavarish also ran (still runs?) various websites that host fake news and he's profited off of that directly, so... boo this man
Holy crap, they weren't kidding about the real estate market right now
I'm sick of renting/neighbors I share walls and air with (why the hell are you hotboxing your place at 9:45 on a thursday???) and the bank says they'll do 3.125% for a 30 year conventional loan, so fuck it may as well
I keep finding cute houses I can afford in a nice neighborhood, see the brand new listing in the morning, by noon it's pending
Kind of odd to explain to the realtor that I've got five cars so I need a two car garage or one car with extra paved space to the side, plus a driveway. I guess I'm looking for a garage with a detached house.
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RE: Just an average day around here of doing dumb stuff with & to cars.
@pixel Really this is about 90% the same thing as using a hydraulic ram puller. Just less... refined.
RE: This is an interesting one
@gin-san Certainly an odd choice. It's probably the second worse way to implement a manu-matic, after the R56 Cooper S. In that car, you have two flappies, but instead of being one up, one down, you push them forward to upshift, and pull them back to downshift (I might have that flipped). Dumb.