So yeah, I realized I hadn't been here in a really long time when I started getting emails from CAMmers asking me if I was alive and people asking about me on this past weekends ride. So here's a quick life update.
Family stuff for those that knew/know what is going on is beginning to settle out. My grandmother and cousin passed away in the fall/spring which brought about some really drastic changes in the amount of free time I had. We cleared out my grandmother's property a few weeks ago and my cousin's husband is moving back to NC with their kids so I won't be an amateur groundskeeper anymore. The bad news is that my stepmother has now been diagnosed with lymphatic cancer that doesn't look particularly promising and she is the only person that keeps my dad sane. So who knows, might just continue to be a shitty year.
But anyway, on to happier things because make the beast with two backs it, I'm a happy guy. The Golf runs. The Golf doesn't just run, the Golf tears. The Golf roars. The Golf sucks in awesomeness and pisses out excellence. Here are a few progress pictures and a couple finished shots. These are pulled off another site so the order might be a little jacked.
So first the ABA got rebuilt on a stand
The turbo kit arrived from CTS
The old lump came out (and is for sale, ran like a top)
Dear god the O2O was filthy. Every seal was shot.
Degreaser by the gallon
Motor is done
The two meet for the first time
Lucky me three of four subframe bolts snapped upon removal... So I built a new subframe
The rack was shot too so it got a new one, then the whole shebang got installed
Then on a fateful day in January, it started coming together
Release the KRAKEN!!
Front end went back together
OOoooo Passat dual fans, fancy
Mocked up the intercooler location and made it sneaky
Time to lay some pipe - Custom Performance Engineering (www.cp-e.com
) did a BANG UP job, I mocked them up and made the cuts, they did the welding. They're perfect
Extra bung for the wideband
The finished bay
Swapped out the rounds for a smoked set of NA Aero headlights.
Yes, the big red knob on the center console allows me to raise and lower boost on the fly.
So, life is getting better, and I'm going to try and make it out to a CAM ride/meet here shortly (anything planned?). Hope everyone had a great winter and early spring and that Ben stops trying to blow up his SC with Lars' help. Thanks to everyone that expressed concern for my well-being, good to know I have some friends on here that give a damn.