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Adam's '92 VW Jetta GL 8V "HellInA"
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stuston
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Post Adam's '92 VW Jetta GL 8V "HellInA"  Reply with quote
Car Name : Still working on it, but "Wife Beater" is at the top of my list, along with Heidi, Road Kill, or Designated Driver. Decided on Hellina, as in "To Hell in a... handbasket" But I prefer, "Gonig like HellInA Jetta" :)


Color: Whie with black and Rustolium trim
Date purchased: June 2007
Engine: 1.8 8V, NA

Originally:
Mods Engine: Rust
Mods Suspension: dropped it off the lift to the ground :axe:
Mods Interior: New Shifter knob and boot. Cleaned the inch of grime from the windows (and something lik KY from the mirrors)
Mods Exterior: White Grill w/ Black VW (just f-in around with it), fixed the bulbs, found license plate screws.

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Nice to have another A2 in the bunch. I just got rid of mine a few months ago. All A1 now I may have some stuff laying around I'm just getting around to cleaning out my garage

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It's cool in my book because it has 8v PDT_Aliboronz_15
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engine swap.
&
leave the weak parts on the freeway.

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stuston
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I got a 'fire sale' on the Vortex, literally;

One tire was scorched after the car caught on fire, and all the junk that burns off a car stuck to the outside of the one wheel.

Thousands of words;




Oh yeah, the money shot;


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Post The Punch List Reply with quote
Completed Projects:  *Front wheel bearings, hubs, brakes, & rotors.  *Pass. Axel  *Wheels & Tires  *Water pump & coolant flush  *Tranny fluid change  *Leather & Aluminum Shift knob and boot  *Minor rust repair & replace rear DS door handle *Fixed a few exterior lighting bugs (coke & dielctric grease FTW) *Painted the grille white and VW black (probably will go back)

And the list shall surely go on...

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Post Update 8/19 Reply with quote
After a sleepless weekend, with centurian tempuratures, I got a few things done. Shifter rebuild kit and fromt motor mounts are in. AC Conversion 95% complete, should be able to charge it on Tuesday if I can get the right belt, and swap out the alternator with a bad bearing. Of course I had to paint every bit of rust I could see along the way. Last week I also took the "horn" out of the air box -- wow, how throaty at full petal.... it lives! (...and snorts like a pig).

Shortshifter, weighted shift linkage, and several other parts should be in early this week. Clutch is here, ready to go in as soon as I see how the new motor mounts feel with the worn clutch (or something breaks).

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stuston
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Front side sift kit (bushings), Short Throw, and Weighted shift rod are in the car! That was less than fun, esp. there's no real way to adjust it than trial and error.

New AC compressor and expansion valve are in. Flushed the sytem and it's ready for vaccum and a charge. Have to pull the blower fan to recondition or replace it, fix the speed conrol, then the interior bits can go back in ... assuming I can keep my mind off a sereo for that long.

Pained the bumber solid black and looking for better ways to put it back on. A europlate may be needed to hide some statigically placed zip ties. But if I can get that on, my new front fender flares will be going on in a snap. New DS headlight is in, and making the old one look bad.

Still waiting on a windage tray to come in so I can do my oil and plug change. And I'm working a couple of angles on getting rear discs. I even got a line on a 19mm swaybar in the process. I'll let you know how that goes.

The stiffer motor mount makes quike a differece... she's sold now. Just another month or two on this clutch and the upgraded Sach's and 16v pressure plate will be goign in.

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Great job Adam you have come a long way in a short time. Keep it up

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Post The Punch List 8/25 Reply with quote
Completed Projects  *Front wheel bearings, hubs, brakes, & rotors.  *Pass. Axel  *Wheels & Tires  *Water pump & coolant flush  *Tranny fluid change  *Leather & Aluminum Shift knob and boot  *Minor rust repair & replace rear DS door handle  *Fixed a few exterior lighting bugs (coke & dielctric grease FTW)  *Painted the grille white and VW black (probably will go back)  *A/C converstion, everything but the coils and lines (needs a charge)  *K&N, removed restrictive airbox parts, disabled diverter (WOW, very throaty)  *DS Headlight replacement, no more broken adjustment tabs!  *HD rubber front motor mount, replaced subframe bushings (GOD! The RUST!)  *Replaced alternator under warranty.
I know I'm missing something?

...oh, and;  Mark and I did a quicky brake job & tire rotation on the F150 tonight, as well as some minor surgury on the seals to her red-oil soaked [dripping] K&N (so you're supposed to stop spraying at some point?)


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MikesA1A2FU wrote:
Great job Adam you have come a long way in a short time. Keep it up


Thanks, my wallet is begging you to stop encouraging this behavior.

If only it weren't 106 every day for the past 3 weeks, or I could just get her in the shop for the AC charge, maybe I could drive her.
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stuston wrote:
MikesA1A2FU wrote:
Great job Adam you have come a long way in a short time. Keep it up


Thanks, my wallet is begging you to stop encouraging this behavior.

If only it weren't 106 every day for the past 3 weeks, or I could just get her in the shop for the AC charge, maybe I could drive her.


If you can get the system vacuumed down, you can charge it yourself. Its not to difficult.

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Well, I finally got it down to the shop today for the vaccum and charge, after getting the wrong belt for Oh-Oh-O'riely's (twice). All went well, until the way home. Smoke started coming out of the hood at a light, so I cut the AC, thinking it was proabably the belt. Got home and it was spewing oil everywhere and hissing coolant. Great, another $50 into the atmosphere, and more downtime.

Last week I finally got the shifter adjusted correctly and now it's beautiful. I got some good ideas for aftermarket parts (or at least how they should have made the ones I have), too bad there probably isn't a market to support another set of MKII parts.

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so whats next??

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Got a few things in the pipe; AC needs to run!!!! Started preping my GLI spoiler (lip) for paint. Have some brake ducts on the way. Just picked up my rear disc kit & front 19mm swaybar.

The grille went back to black, and the bumper is on in preperation for the meet tomorrow. Don't forget.



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