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    I have been wanting a gen 2 (mid-late 70's) trans...

    I have been wanting a gen 2 (mid-late 70's) trans am for a long time. Someday I'll buy one. Something about them, with the 400' long hoods, really does something for me.

    Wedge that between the...
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    I had a friend with one of these back in '97...

    I had a friend with one of these back in '97 (holy crap I'm old). As much as I hated Ford back then, I really liked driving this car, which I was able to do quite a bit after he lost his license for...
  3. Thread: 1990 Audi CQ

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    Update: Exhaust is done, radiator fan is...

    Update:

    Exhaust is done, radiator fan is wired (although not yet tested), and it moves on its own. Front end is still mostly disassembled. Only thing left to do before putting the front end on...
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    Very true. Really want to drive though! And of...

    Very true. Really want to drive though! And of course I'm out of town the next 3 weekends....

    Also, Holy F, 3" exhaust is a tight fit under this car. I have no idea how it's not going to rattle...
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    Probably need an update. The two days I took off...

    Probably need an update. The two days I took off work were a bust. I got sick as hell that whole weekend and got nothing done. Pretty sweet spending a 4-day weekend on the couch, I'll tell you...
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    Got the prop shaft installed over the weekend,...

    Got the prop shaft installed over the weekend, what a pain in the ass that turned out to be. Hopefully I don't have to remove it again. I also thought I was going to have to measure and get an...
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    Minor snag - I went to go install the prop shaft,...

    Minor snag - I went to go install the prop shaft, and I'm not sure how I didn't notice it before, but the carrier bearing is toast. Like, I can put my finger through the rubber.

    So I took the...
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    That is way cool.

    That is way cool.
  9. Thread: 1990 Audi CQ

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    I was able to get the airbox to fit. The cold...

    I was able to get the airbox to fit. The cold side of the turbo was interfering with the hold down bracket on it. I had to trim it down a bit, and shorten the pegs on the other side. It's still...
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    Had some time to mess around with it yesterday. ...

    Had some time to mess around with it yesterday. Guages/dummy lights are sorted out, and the cooling system is pretty much all plumbed except for the auxiliary radiator on the front. So far, it's...
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    I ordered some Tesa tape and Tech Flex already...

    I ordered some Tesa tape and Tech Flex already :). It'll be here Friday supposedly. Thanks for the tip!

    I'm hoping to get some time to work on it this weekend, but I need to head out of town...
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    That looks great. So far, I haven't used...

    That looks great. So far, I haven't used anything because I swapped a factory harness in. But, there were some repairs that had to be made, and I will definitely check this stuff out for those...
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    Beers on me.

    Beers on me.
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    Last week, I responded to the thread "Eurowerks...

    Last week, I responded to the thread "Eurowerks Dirty 12," and I got called out for not making any project updates for a long time, haha:



    I actually appreciated this, because I actually didn't...
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    3.5 Ecoboost? It'd probably put a smile on the...

    3.5 Ecoboost?

    It'd probably put a smile on the face of all the Ford guys who get mad when people swap SBC's in their prewar Fords.
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    Ooooh, awesome. Looking forward to seeing this...

    Ooooh, awesome. Looking forward to seeing this progress over time.
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    Nice purchase!!

    Nice purchase!!
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    I would be all over the custom paint and...

    I would be all over the custom paint and bodywork, but I don't think I can make that weekend :(
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    [Sold] I can't believe this hasn't sold yet.

    I can't believe this hasn't sold yet.
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    Go on......

    Go on......
  21. Thread: Project: Oops

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    Oooh, that's nice. Can't wait to see the...

    Oooh, that's nice. Can't wait to see the progress.
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    Feeler: It's actually not too bad to pull those dashes....

    It's actually not too bad to pull those dashes. The first time I did it it took me 3 hours. I bet I could do it in 45 minutes now.
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    I've had my 1.8T Audi for almost 5 years, and,...

    I've had my 1.8T Audi for almost 5 years, and, (knock on wood), I've been extremely happy with my overall cost of ownership on it. Granted, like Glen said, I maintain it well. I've had a minor oil...
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    FS: Contact info? Photos? Edit: Is this the...

    Contact info? Photos?

    Edit:

    Is this the one?
    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/cto/5244852680.html
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    Mine is 42. I was a little skeptical at first,...

    Mine is 42. I was a little skeptical at first, because even though it doesn't seem like much on paper, it makes a big difference in person. I love it now-the older I get, the less I want to be...
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