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DarioParticipantMay 3, 2019 at 1:11 pmPost count: 547DarioParticipantMay 3, 2019 at 7:24 amPost count: 547DarioParticipantMay 3, 2019 at 7:20 amPost count: 547
Driver Baja!!!! What’s next on the list??!?!?
Saving money for a couple stroker motors and a bus.
I’m super happy with the way this car drove and handled the whole trip. If I didnt have kids in the back I would’ve probably broken it.
Only real issue I have with it is how much gas it uses. I nearly burned through a tank by the time we hit crescent jct. I pulled into driveway on fumes. Gonna have to invest in several Jerry cansDarioParticipantMay 3, 2019 at 7:14 amPost count: 547DarioParticipantApril 29, 2019 at 9:22 pmPost count: 547
Why em I just now finding out that this forum exist! BADGERS IN THE HOUSE!
Welcome Badger!!!! You’ve found vw mecca. Best site out there!!!DarioParticipantApril 28, 2019 at 9:45 pmPost count: 547
Holden and I stopped at the Frutia bike park on the way home from Moab. I hit a good jump and a wind gust blew me sideways….I dropped my left foot and peg-legged the landing. Broke the shit out of my foot (talus). I’ve to go see ortho tomorrow about pins.😬 I won’t be into work for a few days. Sorry fellas.
Dang Franz!!! That wind was gnarly all the way home.DarioParticipantApril 28, 2019 at 5:00 pmPost count: 547DarioParticipantApril 24, 2019 at 1:59 pmPost count: 547
Pat asked me to post my work requests in Parkway-Projects. My Class 11 look-alike looked like this after the original builder was finished. The next owner started to convert it into a true Class 11 racer, so it was lowered and other mods were made to make it qualify as Class 11, and it ended up looking like this. In this iteration the notched spring plates were removed and stock spring plates installed which rested on the stops. So it had no up travel and was harsh and breakable IMO. I bought the car recently and plan to use it to run in the desert and on easy mountain jeep roads. I have lifted it back up to how it was with aftermarket spring-plates and front lift-spindles. It now looks like this. I still have the roof rack. Pat is working on it, and the priority is to check that the valves are adjusted properly. I believe the push rods are aluminum but I’m not sure so that needs to be checked. If so I think the clearance should be 0.006, not loose-zero as for steel push rods. Secondly there is some electrical work needed; tail lights. Next it’ll need some CV work, but I’ll need to do some research on that first. When I bought it I thought it had 944 CV’s (aka Type 4) which are good up to a 22 degree axle angle. Pat says it now has Type 2 (bus) CV’s, only good to 17 degrees. Apparently the fellow who wanted it to be a legal Class 11 pulled the 944 CV’s and replace them with Bus CV’s because the 944’s are Porsche and only VW parts are Class 11 legal. So Pat, since I need to do more research, please hold off on the CV’s and just adjust the valves properly, and fix the tail lights. We’ll also need to talk about installing turning brakes. I want these for traction, not for turning. I’ll also need advice on skid plates and might have you guys build or install them. Thanks for your help. I’ll pick it up after the valve and electrical work and have you do the CV’s later. Let me know when it’s ready. Thanks.
Sounds like a solid plan, car looks pretty good… Can’t wait to add another car to the baja gang!DarioParticipantApril 22, 2019 at 2:49 pmPost count: 547
I’ll be there early with coffee to get started, this running errands is taking longer than expected. Getting things together for Utah so family is comfortable camping.DarioParticipantApril 22, 2019 at 10:10 amPost count: 547
Dario…Come down and help me with this tranny swap… 😎
I’ll be in after lunch, gonna run a few errands with the wife.
I had a meeting with mgmt this morning…I have a few days off before I move into new position.DarioParticipantApril 20, 2019 at 10:09 pmPost count: 547DarioParticipantApril 20, 2019 at 7:54 amPost count: 547DarioParticipantApril 20, 2019 at 7:53 amPost count: 547DarioParticipantApril 20, 2019 at 7:47 amPost count: 547DarioParticipantApril 20, 2019 at 7:44 amPost count: 547
Still can’t believe it’s my bus now… I had to get up early just to look at it…. I haven’t done that in awhile…. 😎 I’m gonna drive it up to Hotchkiss this morning!!!!!! 😎
Must be living right!!! Nobody deserves it more, and for that price holy crap!!!DarioParticipantApril 18, 2019 at 9:20 pmPost count: 547DarioParticipantApril 17, 2019 at 1:31 pmPost count: 547