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Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by vw16vcabby, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. vw16vcabby

    vw16vcabby New Member

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    Hello,

    1st post on here, so figured i would introduce myself. Save me and you the headache of wondering who the hell I am.

    My name is Mike, I'm from Pittsburgh, Pa. My car interests are primarily VW, although i will never discriminate against a fast CLEAN car- be it domestic or import. I'm not all about bling, bodykits, etc, but to each his own.

    My main performance car is a 1986 vw cabriolet. Yes, i did say performance car. If your familiar w/ vw's, then you know a cabriolet is a rabbit minus the roof. So work can be done to these cars.

    the car is powered by a aba block/16v head hybrid turbo motor running sds fuel/msd ignition combo.

    Fastest time to date is 13.8X at 103 mph lifting toward the traps @ 10lbs of boost and street tires/stock tranny. i was bracket racing on a 14 dial. If your familiar w/ drag racing, then you know sub 13.99's need a roll bar. I didn't have one, so never got a full run on the car. this summer i hope to improve upon the time by installing a rolbar, running a built tranny w/ a limited slip (quaife) and he full 20lbs of boost w/ race gas for bumped timing.

    If you need any help w/ vw or audi, i'll gladly try to answer your questions. i work at an all import salvage yard (www.maroneysforeignauto.com), so i am familair w/ a wide range of import cars ranging from old british to newer german in addition to japanese cars.

    thanks for your time.

    Mike
     
  2. Redline Racer

    Redline Racer Subaru Tecnica International

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    Hey Mike, welcome aboard.

    Got any pics of your VW? Sounds cool:big grin:
     
  3. vw16vcabby

    vw16vcabby New Member

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    Redline-

    Thanks for the welcome

    Here is a link to my webpage. http://www.geocities.com/vw16vcabriolet/vw1.html


    If any of you follow the hardcore vw scene, then my name/car will look familiar from that message board. I also post on vortex from time to time. But the main board w/ the most information pertaining to turbo vw's is the hardcore forumn on www.vwsport.com
     
  4. capcrnch

    capcrnch Active Member

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    Gotta love the sleeper ride!

    Turbo 16v in a Cabby.. Thats great :bigthumb:
     
  5. T-T

    T-T Born Into Retirement

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    Good stuff, welcome aboard. Been a tad slow lately.

    ;)
     
  6. curiousgeorgeM3

    curiousgeorgeM3 naughty little monkey

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    Glad to meet you. Welcome :bigthumb:
     
  7. 13s with taht car... not to shabby ;)
     
  8. vw16vcabby

    vw16vcabby New Member

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    wait until this summer, it should get better :) its not what you drive, but what you know....
     
  9. vw16vcabby

    vw16vcabby New Member

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    bringing this back from the dead to give an update. car ran a best of 12.8 at 108 this past summer. I would like to sell the car, and start w/ another cabby- but doubt anyone would buy it. So this one is getting stripped to shell again w/ 11's in mind for next season- while still being a daily driver/street legal car.
     
  10. NevaTrustWhitey

    NevaTrustWhitey New Member

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    welcome home.
     
  11. Audiophile

    Audiophile boom boom

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    if you like VW's, you're alright with me :bigthumb:
     
  12. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    :eek3: That's a hot little cab :bigok:
     
  13. Welsh0913

    Welsh0913 OT Supporter

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  14. BlueBlur

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    seriously, who gives a sht
     

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