VR6 Mk1 - oh ####!!!

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Postby RoadHaWg » Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:37 pm

you guys seen this...??
Not very clean, but i want one.

From Pocketrocket.ca

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1966 Splitty.
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"We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. So we build VDubs son..."

"Owning a MK1 varies between having sex to getting hit in the balls. Usually several times in one day."

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Postby RoadHaWg » Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:38 pm

oh and just ignore the music....
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1966 Splitty.
2014 KTM 1190 Adventure
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"We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. So we build VDubs son..."

"Owning a MK1 varies between having sex to getting hit in the balls. Usually several times in one day."

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Postby rouxlieb » Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:27 pm

[email protected]@K! That thing must handle like a [email protected]! A tuned 2 lit 16V would be faster but less interesting IMHO
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Postby Mk1 » Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:27 pm

Very nice swop.. love that sound..
Here is some more info on the car..

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Q: How long have you owned this car?

A: I've had it since the middle of August, 2004.

Q: Is there anything unique about the history of this car?

A: Nope, it was just going to continue to rot in my boss's back yard.

Q: Why did you choose this car to purchase?

A: I came up with this wild hair to build a VR6 Rabbit, and I knew this one was just sitting. Plus, it had the wicked cool 70s striping on the sides.

Q: What other cars did you consider?

A: I didn't consider any others.

Q: What was your objective with this car?

A: Just to build the car I've wanted since I was 17.

Q: What tuning style would you describe this car as?

A: Daily Driver/Sleeper.

Q: Who helped you build this car?

A: I built it myself - I work at an independant VW shop.

Q: What makes your car special?

A: A VR6 in a 1700-lb car = fairly rare swap.

Q: What is your favorite part/feature/function?

A: I am a huge fan of the ABS brakes as well as the daily drivability of the car.

Q: Who or what inspired the direction of modifications on this car?

A: I got drunk at a VW car show (WaterWagens) and was mad because there were no VR6 Rabbits there.

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Q: What don't you like about this car?

A: It is not all-wheel-drive - yet.

Q: What was your biggest obstacle in building this car?

A: Keeping motivated on such a time consuming project (it was all done at once - not a little here, little there, like most projects).

Q: How did you overcome the issue?

A: Mickey's ICE 40s played a huge part in the project.

Q: What would you change if you could?

A: I'd add awd, for sure.

Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how satisfied are you with the outcome of this project?

A: I am at an 8 right now. I will reach 10 if I add a turbo and awd.

Q: What would you do to the car if money were no object?

A: I'd add a Haldex (4Motion) set-up and the Kinetic VR6 turbo kit.

Q: Who has been your biggest critic of this project?

A: Nobody really - everyone has been super supportive throughout the build.

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Q: What do your family and friends say about this car?

A: Everyone seems to like it, especially the ones that have ridden in it.

Q: What is your most memorable/humorous/embarrassing moment with this car?

A: Most memorable was when I raced an E36 BMW M3, and beat him to 120-mph. Plus Boxsters are fun to mess with - they never see it coming.

Q: Has this car competed in any events?

A: Not yet, but It will come car season.

Q: What is your favorite place to drive this car?

A: The freeway.

Q: What is your ideal day with this car?

A: Pretty much any day a ginormously winged Civic tries to race me.

Q: Who gets to drive this car?

A: Myself, along with a few close friends - only people I really trust. The car can be a handful for the inexperienced driver.

Q: If your car had a motto, what would it be?

A: "Build it right the first time. If your mom could not pilot your car to the store without a 5-min. explanation of the 'quirks', you built it wrong."

Q: If you had to name your car, what would you name it?

A: I like "VRabbit."

Q: What was your previous project?

A: I also have a 16V turbo Rabbit.

Q: What is your next project?

A: I'm not exactly sure yet.

Q: What one word best describes your car?

A: Sleeper.

Q: Other info you'd like to share?

A: The car was built using basically 100% factory VW parts, except the coilovers. I just wanted a 100% daily drivable car. It is one of the most solid Rabbits I have ever driven and runs and drives just as nice as the 1996 Jetta VR6 I took apart to build it.

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Name- Patrick Kirwan
Address- Sammamish, WA.
E-mail- [email protected]
Username in VWvortex Forums- patatron
Occupation- VW tech at an independant VW shop (Bugaid)
Club Affiliations- NFA

Vehicle Information:

Year- 1977
Make- Volkswagen
Model- Rabbit
Mileage- Unknown
Original Color- Miami Blue
Current Color- Miami Blue
Engine- 12v VR6
Engine Modifications- None
Exhaust Modifications- Custom
Transmission Modifications- None
Suspension Modifications- Weitec TX Coilovers
Brake Modifications- 11" front discs, Rear disc conversion, ABS (yes, it works)
Wheels and Tires- Stock GLX VR6 wheels
Exterior/Body Modifications- None
Interior Modifications- MkIII Jetta dash, gauges, seats, etc
Audio/Video/I.C.E.- Sony MP3 deck
Thanks/Props- To Brad (Bug-Aid owner/Boss), for letting me build it in the shop


Ok that is me done.. :D
My trusty feet...
Rabbit power...

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Postby Mk1 » Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:33 pm

Here are some more pics

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Rabbit power...

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Postby nhunter » Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:33 am

Nice. Upcoming Kinetic VR6 kit and Haldex very very nice. Need to sort out that rust, kinda kills the look
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Postby turbo freak » Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:35 am

OMG!!!! I want 1 just like that - always wanted to to own a "falling aprt" mk1 but highly modded.

Pitch up next to an M3 and work him solid --
Poor guy wont race another MK1 after that. Hehe
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Postby RoadHaWg » Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:30 am

i always had a dream of putting a huge rotary engine in a mk1 2door..... But the VR will do nicely.
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1966 Splitty.
2014 KTM 1190 Adventure
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"We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. So we build VDubs son..."

"Owning a MK1 varies between having sex to getting hit in the balls. Usually several times in one day."

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Postby devil » Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:01 am

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Postby nhunter » Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:58 am

devil wrote:Why go that far we have these monsters right here in SA !

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Wow, any specs on that car ? :devil:

Just needs a front bumper though :D
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Postby MoCTi » Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:08 pm

needs a sump guard urgently see how it sticks out on one of the pics

other than that might be a fun car to drive

jus curious (i know of a lot of ppl saying that the VR is too heavy for the MK1 so how come this one makes it so well )
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Postby MoCTi » Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:11 pm

and the one in south Africa goes whoosh too
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Postby Mk1 » Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:18 pm

I dont think it is too heavy it just needs to be done right, correct suspension. i have seen lots of mk1 VR6's overseas and some doing gymkhana's
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Postby devil » Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:48 pm

Not to sure of the dyno power as as with most high power fwd drives - it starts wheel spinning on the dyno before it gets to peak .

Best quarter mile was 12.9 .... - some where there :d
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