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 Post subject: Re: 82 4door rabbit TD
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 7:41 am 
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The rabbit is back together and running well. Still have plenty to do to get it ready for racing, but going to make a big push during the evenings after my kid goes to bed. Got my water/meth injection working which is helping keep egts in check. Been driving it to work to shake it down, fixing things as I go. Need to change a few sensors, throwing 3 or 4 codes of course, but I"m planning to race Burke next weekend.

...and because any real VW enthusiast knows you must get more projects before ever finishing anything...so I present to you the cleanest mk2 I've seen in forever. Picked this up last night. Diesel, that isn't currently running, but has been stored on pavement with a car cover for a few years at least. I can't believe how solid this car is...and I'm psyched. It needs a fuel tank and lines I think...something about no fuel making it to the engine. There's a broken water separator that is causing issues too. The engine had a new head put on it a few years ago, and the timing was never right, and it ran poorly, so with fuel leaks and that issue it just sat. Has a full Greasecar install too, that was done very nice and clean. It's a project, but I also have a complete 1.6td for it if needed. This is the newest vw I've owned that is not an organ donor ;)

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 Post subject: Re: 82 4door rabbit TD
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 8:04 am 
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Awesome! That does look really clean!

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 Post subject: Re: 82 4door rabbit TD
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:10 am 
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VtGTI wrote:
Awesome! That does look really clean!


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 Post subject: Re: 82 4door rabbit TD
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:00 am 
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The rabbit survived a day of beatings...went to Burke hillclimb with it and had a blast. Unfortunately we got cut short, no runs on Sunday because of a work truck dropping a fuel tank and ruining the road, but still had fun and really enjoyed Saturday. Things happen, can't be upset about it.

Anyway, car ran stronger than ever...like the new (wicked old) turbo. I had problems with my water meth which sucks because I had to let of when egts started to climb higher than I wanted, but I have that sorted now. Didn't get it fixed until Sunday, so no racing runs, but I gave it a work out on the roads on the way home and around here...much cooler with the water spraying.

We had to use Saturday results for overall results, so that left me first in class.

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Also got my new jetta fired up. Needs a new water separator near the fuel tank, probably some new lines, timing re-set (way off), and maybe a clutch...but it runs and I drove it into the garage with a beer can fuel tank under the hood.


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 Post subject: Re: 82 4door rabbit TD
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:03 am 
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first in class? nice! are you in the same class as turbo gasser fwd cars??

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:42 am 
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the soot shooter and I survived another hillclimb. Had a good time, and got the car dialed in a little better. More to go, and I still need to learn how to drive, but my times are improving and I'm having a blast...in a diesel rabbit.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:01 pm 
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That video is one great example of shuffle steering. Mind if I show it to my DE class? And, congrats on the win!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:36 am 
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I wasn't too confident that my technique was very good...but if it looks decent and would be useful in your class, then by all means go for it. I'm pretty busy on the wheel, but using that technique seems way safer than the hand over hand, and I find it easier to keep track of where I am on the wheel.

I'm going to be trying a steering quickener to see if I like it. I'd love to be able to keep my hands planted if possible in the technical sections, would be faster I think. I have a manual rack now though, so the steering might be too heavy..still going to give it a try.


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 Post subject: Re: 82 4door rabbit TD
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:47 am 
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that little things scoots! Looks super fun.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:42 am 
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a drive by video that my friend Tim took with his iphone, while I passed a checkpoint


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 Post subject: Re: 82 4door rabbit TD
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:29 pm 
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Rollin coal! Man I need to get my rabbit on the hill :(


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:12 pm 
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You're on the hook for attending Burke #2 now.....

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 Post subject: Re: 82 4door rabbit TD
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:23 am 
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nice Steve. Guess I'll have to try to make the journey north this weekend and shoot some soot..


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:22 pm 
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burke was fun. Car ran well, ran a personal best time I think, and got my favorite dash plaque yet



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 Post subject: Re: 82 4door rabbit TD
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:25 pm 
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dsldubn wrote:
burke was fun. Car ran well, ran a personal best time I think, and got my favorite dash plaque yet


Seemed to me that we haven't had a VW in a while.... figured a soot shooter was a logical choice. :Idea: :Idea:

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