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Re: Found a needle in the VW Haystack
April 07, 2016 06:48PM
Soon have a place to work, gets delivered in May! Small guy 18x26 but it's paid for.
Steel perimeter frame, 8x6 for the garage door side and 4x6 for the rest. Key is that being on skids it's classified as an "accessory" building by the county, $150 permit instead of $1000.



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Re: Found a needle in the VW Haystack
May 19, 2016 12:02AM
It has arrived!



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Re: Found a needle in the VW Haystack
May 19, 2016 05:38AM
Looking great. Will make all projects so much easier just having the organization and weather cover.
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Re: Found a needle in the VW Haystack
May 19, 2016 04:14PM
Yeah It's definitely been holding back progress on the build. The rainy crappy days when things are slow with other stuff can now be used to work on the car.



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Re: Found a needle in the VW Haystack
June 25, 2016 04:11PM
So I was browsing Kijiji and found this setup. Carbs are original Italian stuff pre 1992, not the current Spanish/Chinese stuff sold. Came with a fully dressed ABA (OBD2 sad smiley ), tons of jets and emulsion tubes, new fuel pump and a regulator so I can use the stock fuel pump if I want, a 2Y trans with some short shifter I can sell, a diesel starter which will be nice with the high compression I plan on running. He self negotiated himself down to $400 when I didn't respond 5s after he texted me lol.
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-engines-and-engine-parts/edmonton/webbers/1167630069?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true



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Re: Found a needle in the VW Haystack
June 27, 2016 06:50AM
That is an amazing find. That's even less than just a running long block is worth, completely stock. Great job. This is going to be an interesting build, to say the least.
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Re: Found a needle in the VW Haystack
January 22, 2017 08:18PM
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As it sits right now the initial divestment is:
Rolling chassis w/ACH and TDi bits to sell- $300
1992 Passat 2.0 16V- $100
2Y with Quaife and SPEC clutch $300
1996 ABA complete with unknown 020- $350
So $1050 in and I'm thinking I should be able to get a fair bit of that back after gutting the car, ditching the bumpers, sell the 16V bottom end and one of the transmissions.
Update for my own numbers.....just trying to figure out how much I've spent so far.
Car and delivery - $500
2Y with Peloquin and SPEC clutch - $300
Passat 16V - $300
Sooper Bitchin 50mm Suspenders - $2800
VWMS Gear Kit - $780
ABA w/Webers-manifold-fuel pump, 2Y Trans - $400
298° Techtonics 8V Cam, NIB, $140
Sold Peloquin Diff - ($700)
$4520 CAD / $3400 USD
Where to from here.....$$$$
Setting final all in budget at $13k CAD, now that I have the garage things should progress a lot faster.



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Re: Found a needle in the VW Haystack
June 26, 2017 01:42AM
Concrete contractor did an insanely horrible job in the basement to the point that our only option was to grind and go with epoxy to have something decent, got a primo discount by adding the garage to the deal. Went with something a little different but I like it.



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Re: Found a needle in the VW Haystack
June 26, 2017 06:27AM
Beautiful, but so much for ever moving that on a trailer ever again... lol.
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Re: Found a needle in the VW Haystack
June 26, 2017 07:48AM
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Beautiful, but so much for ever moving that on a trailer ever again... lol.
House was moved on a trailer as well, no intent of moving it again.



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Re: Found a needle in the VW Haystack
June 28, 2017 09:05PM
Well, bided my time and scored a sweet deal!



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Re: Found a needle in the VW Haystack
June 29, 2017 10:40AM
Are you going to fit them to the ABA with Webers you scored up-thread?

If that is the plan then it might be worth doing a dry build to check piston protrusion and comp ratio.
I found those pistons could have used a little more comp height as the engine CCed out at just over 11:1 with a std metal headgasket and un-skimmed head.
Decking block would nudged up the CR and closed up the squish whilst retaining what little combustion chamber depth the head has.
That said, if I lived in the US where the tall block ABA gasket is more common and less expensive I may have tried pulling laminates from the gasket to accomplish the same thing.



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Re: Found a needle in the VW Haystack
June 29, 2017 09:39PM
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Are you going to fit them to the ABA with Webers you scored up-thread?

If that is the plan then it might be worth doing a dry build to check piston protrusion and comp ratio.
I found those pistons could have used a little more comp height as the engine CCed out at just over 11:1 with a std metal headgasket and un-skimmed head.
Decking block would nudged up the CR and closed up the squish whilst retaining what little combustion chamber depth the head has.
That said, if I lived in the US where the tall block ABA gasket is more common and less expensive I may have tried pulling laminates from the gasket to accomplish the same thing.
Yes sir, webers, a 298° cam and hopefully some new better/bigger valves and pieces to go with.
Thank you very much for the info on the fitment!



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