heiney, I do like wrenching on that motor. Unfortunately, It's probably the last gasoline engine that I own that I will completly understand. The 2.0 Liter 16V motor is very tuneable and your friend is right about the power output versus weight of this powerplant. I think that block is the German equivalent of the small block Chevy. My Rabbit is better and more sophisticated in almost every measurable way, but I love the basic mechanical nature of the Passat much more. If I ever have the time and space, I will build a MK l Rabbit with a 1.8 or 2.0 16V and go enjoy a few track days.
1982 Toyota Corolla
1986 Toyota Corolla Levin
*1987 Toyota Hiace Van
*1987 Toyota Corona
1990 Toyota MARK II
1990 Honda Accord EX
*1992 Toyota Corona Wagon
1992 Toyota Corolla
1992 Toyota MARK II
1992 Nissan Laural
1992 Nissan Skyline GTS-t
1992 Nissan Skyline GTR R32
1994 Toyota MARK II Tourer V 1JZ-GTE
1995 Mitsubishi Pajaro
1995 Acura Integra GSR
1995 Honda Prelude VTEC
1995 Lexus SC300
*1995 Infiniti G20t (P10)
1995 Honda Civic EX
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE
*1997 Mitsubishi Jeep
1998 Honda Civic EX
1998 Subaru Legacy
2000 Honda Accord EX
*2006 Mazda Jeep
* Currently owned
My every day driver is a 2003 Toyota Tacoma V6 SR5. Fun in the sun ride though is my '78 Pontiac TransAm TA 6.6 with some added goodies. :)
I knew my eyes were going to get a treat as soon as I saw you had the last post!
As I recall, you have a few more pictures of that beauty. ;)
Thanks, been mine for 22yrs now. This summer I just broke the 65K mile mark. I have to be careful, I don't want to wear it out. :p Right after this photo was taken I put the original shift knob back on (at least for a while) and it's as beautiful as the day it was made. :D http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...nterior-01.jpg
Yes, it's the last HO 400 made. The shaker's not on because it's perfectly mated to it's bottom half which is uniquely shaped to fit over the stock manifold and carb. Many years ago I replaced the stock manifold and carb so the stock air cleaner no longer fits the profile. It remains in the trunk and only comes out if I get caught in the rain. I pad the chrome air filter cover with a towel, place the shaker on it and gently close the hood. Keeps the air filter dry just like the stock setup, it just doesn't "shake". And shake it can, more than stock due to do the C.C. higher lifting cam kit I also put in. :D
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora Autobahn Edition.
I know that the 400, 403, and 455 shakers are different. There was a place
in Dallas that had all the pieces in stock, reprodution and original.
There's also APE. His car was in a lot rougher shape than yours will ever be.
I had to scrounge a lot of parts.
A fellow I know collects late '70s Trans Ams. I think he had five at one point, now he's sold off a couple. Neat cars.
My favorite will always be the early '70s Firebirds with the twin hood scoops over the grill.
You know where he lives and when he's not home? :D:D
I am driving a 96 Pontiac Grand Prix which cost me $0, get good millage, cheap parts, and I don't care if a shopping cart, or a door hits it:D
My other vehicle is a 68 Bronco that gets 8 MPG, and has a 11 gallon tank:eek: Long trips are tough.
That's a good question; I wondered that, too. From google it *appears* that it ups the speed limiter to 139 and changes the gearing.
Here's some shots of my truck. The one on the right is the only shot I could find with the new front bumper.
That's awesome! By far my favorite Toyota pickup ever! Though I do like the looks of the four-doors, too.
That's a nice looking front bumper, too. You oughtta have more pictures of it! :p
2001 VW Jetta TDI
90 Horsepower... Anyone want to race?:D
Oh, quite cont rare, Dad and I are constantly amazed at what a 1.9L DIESEL will do. It moves great for what it is. Especially at highway speeds it'll pull really good. And if you start upgrading injectors, remapping the computer, and upgrade turbo (and add an intercooler if you're going to go crazy), you can reach much higher power levels...can't recall at the moment. But you can bring the stock 0-60 time down from 11 seconds to 7 or a little less.
However, even stock, the Jetta will do a 70-80 run in top gear (fifth) in right around 4 seconds or a little less, which is pretty good in my book!
'79 TA. Gold w/the brown based bird on the shaker hood. Damn, I miss that ride.
Dodge RAM 1500 quad cab