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  1. tcfootball
    08-28-2009 12:10 PM
    One more thing. Get a Bentley manual for your car. It may save your bum even if you dont use it for the ice stuff. Get them on amazon. It is the vw bible.
  2. Zukiru
    06-25-2009 09:20 AM
    Atlanta is about 2 hours.
    so yeah
    but I need to finish my tranny install on the Subaru first
    it got here yesterday!

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  • About rmacey
    Married, 2 kids
    Atlanta, GA
    Tennis, wakeboarding


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Posted 10-03-2010 at 03:48 PM by rmacey Comments 0
Started putting the motor/tranny into the engine compartment. Got it positioned and connected the driver sigde motor mount. Feels good. Kind of wondering if I should have tested the motor before I put it in. Not sure how I would have done that.

Posted 08-27-2010 at 07:28 PM by rmacey Comments 0
Going at it step by step per instructions. Biggest advance has been to install new clutch and fit it to electric motor. The transmission is loosely connected to the motor. I have to figure out the right bolts since the adaptor plate now in place is considerably thicker than the sheet metal on the original car.

I followed a video from the vendor of the kit I'm using to install the clutch. Felt very proud. Then I looked at the written instructions which differed mentioning that the...

Posted 08-08-2010 at 04:23 PM by rmacey Comments 0
No good excuses for why I haven't worked on the car. I can blame the heat and spending my free time at lake. Real reason is that I've been frustrated by next steps. Today, I got back to it. My friend David M. and I set up a "workbench" using a couple of saw horses and pulled the motor out of the box. That alone was kind of motivating. We bolted the adaptor ring to the motor. Then we put on the clutch pressure assembly plate following the instructions from my kit provider. This necessitated...

Posted 02-21-2010 at 07:07 PM by rmacey Comments 1
Almost completed cutting the hole in the trunk for the rear battery box. There's something satisfying about watching the sparks fly when you cut metal. The conversion instructions I'm following are not great and the folks I got the kit from are not returning calls. Still I think it's ok. I'm a bit worried that I'm weakening a supporting cross-member. If I get this thing running I wonder how long before I have confidence it's going to work.

Posted 01-24-2010 at 05:22 PM by rmacey Comments 0
First, thanks to those folks on various forums who have responded to my questions. I was able to remove the starter which was the last thing connecting the engine to the tranny. They are now separated. Progress showni in last six photos in this album

Need to clean car up and figure out what's next.
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Hi Rmacey,
Posted 04-10-2010 at 08:38 AM by corbin corbin is offline
Nice job! Congratulations...
Posted 01-25-2010 at 07:59 AM by jockepocke jockepocke is offline
no, use a drill bit...
Posted 12-15-2009 at 09:24 AM by duct-tape duct-tape is offline
Originally Posted by duct-tape
have you gotten this
Posted 12-13-2009 at 01:53 PM by rmacey rmacey is offline
have you gotten this...
Posted 12-13-2009 at 12:46 PM by duct-tape duct-tape is offline

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