Could those of you signed up for the beta who would be willing to have visitors during your builds please post your geographical locations in this thread? I know it's a little early, but come this summer and fall, I think a lot of people who can't make the trek all the way to Mass. are going to want to know where they can see a G3F. And who knows, you might get some free labor or some free beer out of showing the curious around your projects and your progress.
I'm in Texas, about 100 miles east of Dallas. If all goes according to plan, mine will be built at Wayne Presley's shop in Alabama. No donor purchase yet, but I'm keeping my eyes open on the auctions. I'm planning a biodiesel-fueled TDI to match my daily-driver Touareg V10TDI.
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2011 Dodge 2500 Cummins 6.7L - biodiesel-fueled daily driver JHETTO: 2001 VW Jetta TDI, intended as G3F donor, FOR SALE
Changing the timing belt in my donor. Should be fairly straight forward but I've already run into a few snags. In theory it would be pretty easy but, "In theory, theory and reality are the same, in reality, they are not."
As you can see from my "handle" I am number 24.....
I acquired my donor car a week ago, a 2001 Jetta TDI with 165k on the clock.
I also have an '03 JTDI with 180k, and this is my "over the road" car. My grocery getter is a '69 Beetle with a '52 MG-TD body attached.
Currently working on the donor (timing waaaay advanced, and bad MAF) and now due for a shakedown cruise. It's going to be 100+ today in Raleigh, so the cruise will be to Mt. Mitchell, where is should be about 75. We'll also find out how the donor handles the mountains and curves.
I'm a hyper-miler, so my objective is to achieve 80 MPG with the G3F. My '03 routinely gets me 60, and my last tank was 1150 miles. One day soon I will get my first 1200 mile tank.
All of my mods will be made with the above objective in mind.
If any of you guys are interested in mild tune injectors, I found some over on idparts for $190. These are Bosios with a much improved spray pattern.
Why are $350 injectors on sale for $190? Bosio has come up with a new finish on their injectors to compensate for our switch to ULSD and it's poor lubricity.
The Sprint 520's DO NOT have this coating.
I just ordered a set as I will be running at least 5% Biodiesel and the lubricity will be there.
These injectors will improve MPG due to the better spray pattern, and you will definitely feel the improved power output when the turbo kicks in. I have them in my '03 (non donor) and have about 30k on them. This was my last mod, and the one that pushed me over the 60 mpg mark. I do an Italian tune a couple of times a week just to remember how quick they have made the car.
They will still have to be balanced and pop tested, but I paid more than $190 for a set that had 15k on them.
I have a 2001 TDI that I drove home from CT the 2nd week in Aug. I think I'm in the high 30's for a builder number. Still a lot to do to get my garage ready for the build, but probably sometime in Spring 2012.
I did see Mark in June and it was very appearant that it is going to take some time to move from prototype to production. Y'all have to have a little patience, this may not be rocket science, but designing a fast, safe, green commuter is still a daunting task, and that's why you're not doing it and Mark is.
I have obtained a k-member lower control arms and vr-6 front calipers and knuckles from Absolute German in south Seattle...$355.00. When I get ready to cut I will put the word out and see if any Seattle guys come out of the woodwork...daveyboy
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