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  • John Jones
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    I also wanted to interject how great it is to have someone really excited about something.. 😉   That shit is contagious… and…. The more excited the customers.. the more excited the builder is..  Thanks Justin. 😉

    JWDII
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    This thread has to be the best! All the build threads are great but to see the drive/walk in service at KCW shows the completeness of the business. It just lets you know KCW is about the VW community no matter the status of you or your VW. 😀

    Jdawg
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    I also wanted to interject how great it is to have someone really excited about something.. ? That shit is contagious… and…. The more excited the customers.. the more excited the builder is.. Thanks Justin. ?

    Excited is an understatement…Some guys dream about full restos and perfect show cars and I love that shit too…but…I’ve always dreamed of seeing my “normal dude” car at KCW for any kind of work…NO SHIT this is a dream come true. Thank you guys for doing what you do.

    Jdawg
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    This thread has to be the best! All the build threads are great but to see the drive/walk in service at KCW shows the completeness of the business. It just lets you know KCW is about the VW community no matter the status of you or your VW. ?

    To add to this, if anyone is on the site and contemplating if they should bring their car to KCW…do it…It was a big feat for me to get my car there…the wife and I were shot by the time we rolled into town and JJ, Corporate, Franz, Pete and Dario made us feel like we were at home.

    “The KCW experience” is more than just getting a VW tuned up.

    Franz
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    I did my normal rounds on the engine, then went over and tidy’d up a few things.

    • nut-zert on the coil
    • re-routed a few wires and took off any plastic collars on connections
    • swapped faulty electronic ignition for points
    • increased idle jet to 55
    • measure/marked true TDC
    • adjusted advance base line and limit to 11-29 degrees
    • hooked-up and adjusted choke
    • removed the pre-heat flap from the air cleaner

    Welded the spring brace back to the skin and touched up with some anthracite paint.

    Franz
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    Drive-ability today. I was looking at the spring plates. We talked about notching them. I can’t see any marks from them bottoming out on the stops. It seemed to ride decent when I drove it. I’m going hold-off on the notches until I drive it again.

    Jdawg
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    holeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyy shit!!! sounds friggin awesome man!!!!! so awesome! cant believe how smooth it sounds. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

    Jdawg
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    🙂 🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  😛  😛  😛  😎  😎  😀  😀  😀

    Jdawg
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    Drive-ability today. I was looking at the spring plates. We talked about notching them. I can’t see any marks from them bottoming out on the stops. It seemed to ride decent when I drove it. I’m going hold-off on the notches until I drive it again.

    I was kind of thinking I’d like it a little lower in the back…is that possible? I love the way your red car sits…You’re probably going to say thats too low? lol

    Franz
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    Yeah, that is too low for a good driver. My red car drives like garbage…and wearing itself out with every mile.

    Franz
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    We’ll take about it more later.

    Jdawg
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    Yeah, that is too low for a good driver. My red car drives like garbage…and wearing itself out with every mile.

    ok enough said!  😎

    Jdawg
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    man I’m so happy you got the motor running sweet. what a great sound after so long of hearing it struggle.

    Dario
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    Jdawg
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    Oh shit front end time 😎 Even Dario is hooking me up with pics! Thanks dude!

    Rustabus
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    Damn! Love the KCW Spa treatment!!!!!!!!!!

    Jdawg
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    right??? I guess I’m moving to Grand Junction so I can be closer.  😎

    Red
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    I did my normal rounds on the engine, then went over and tidy’d up a few things.

    • nut-zert on the coil
    • re-routed a few wires and took off any plastic collars on connections
    • swapped faulty electronic ignition for points
    • increased idle jet to 55
    • measure/marked true TDC
    • adjusted advance base line and limit to 11-29 degrees
    • hooked-up and adjusted choke
    • removed the pre-heat flap from the air cleaner
    <iframe id=”player_1″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/qu3351-j0oc?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&wmode=opaque&#8221; name=”fitvid0″ width=”300″ height=”150″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen” data-mce-fragment=”1″></iframe>

    Welded the spring brace back to the skin and touched up with some anthracite paint.

     

    Wow this thing has never run this clean, Justin is so stoked! Maybe now I can get a ride.

    Jdawg
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    Wow this thing has never run this clean, Justin is so stoked! Now I need my own VW.

    fixed it for you. 😆

    Jdawg
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    I’ve watched the video Franz posted about 8,432 times! Fuckin puuuuuuumped!

    Red
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    Amen to that! One project at a time though….. 😐

    Red
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    Guess we’ll  watch it a few more times tomorrow at work!Lol :mrgreen:

    John Jones
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    Oldmann is sitting solidly on the ground… Franz did TONS of little things to your car..   I’ll let him fill ya in though…

    Jdawg
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    bitchin! cant wait!

    Franz
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    Yeah man, all over it. I did some shimming on the link pins, installed a couple grease zerks, cut the shock dust covers, flipped the shocks, changed fuel hoses. Removed the hard start relay,  then fixed the root of the problem.  Corroded ignition switch contacts, battery cable, and starter.

    The glass fuel filter and this location was no bueno. Surely cause some vapor lock issues. I put a plastic filter in the engine bay after the fuel pump.

     

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