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Discussion in 'E9 New Member Introductions' started by JayWltrs, Feb 23, 2018.

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    It is a very helpful thread, and I've returned to it often. But right now it makes me pine too badly for a lift, which I can't address until wife decides on moving. Holding off on suspension and wheel bearing re-do in the hopes a lift is in the near future.
     
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    16v scirocco... thats hilarious. I love it. Im building a 75 rabbit and plan to do a 16v on weber 45's in it. The mk1 is my favorite car on planet earth. And the 16v is my favorite VW engine. Ive had 16v s2 as well.

    I remember your car being on BAT, and I spoke highly of it in the comments. After having bought so many cars sight unseen Ive got pretty good at guessing a cars condition by the eye. And I liked what I saw with your car.

    I think you did very well with a quite honest car!

    We will have to share some mk1 e9 photos :)
     
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    I’ve had multiple 16v VW’s also. Never a scirocco though!
     
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    Like alot of things, and as reflected in their market value, you kinda had to be there to appreciate the 16V Scirocco--in the sweep of automotive history, they're probably never going to reach a concours. Love both MK1 & MK2 for different reasons. Driven Corrados, but they lost all the brutality of the Sciroccos and their brethren. To make the pre-90s Sciroccos, Rabbits and Golfs sing, you also had to be a bit brutal with the cars.
     
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    A lift is clearly an awesome thing to have. But, unless it's a moveable scissor lift or money is no object for you, the financial and logistical considerations are hard to justify for a single car. There are tons of things you can do with clever use of floor jacks and elevated jack stands. Suspension and wheel bearings for example.
     
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    The first car I ever had that got me hooked on cars was my 77 rabbit with 16v. Had a 2.0 bottom 1.8 head with some cams and other small things, but it was such a raw car.

    Love this video of road and track senior editors scirocco. He’s probably driven every car imaginable and loves the car.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ro...-cammisa-tell-his-volkswagen-sciroccos-story/
     
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    It is funny that you mention this. When people complain about the 1:1 5th gear in their 4spd to dogleg, I think about all of the time that I spent between 5,000 and 6,800 rpm in my 16v’s. On ramps were like a 1/4 mike drag strip. :)
     
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