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    1. #326
      Member bherman13's Avatar
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      I'm hoping you made it home as the deadline is upon us. Or at least close enough...

      I could completely understand if you don't have the energy to update till you get some rest. Looking forward to hearing about the outcome!

      I can't believe I witnessed an amazing adventure as it was unfolding. I usually discover them after the fact.

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      Quote Originally Posted by bherman13 View Post
      I can't believe I witnessed an amazing adventure as it was unfolding. I usually discover them after the fact.
      I can believe it, but it's a lot more interesting seeing it happen in real time.

      When you recover a bit we "need" confirmation you made the final leg of the trip.

      Kudos, sir.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post

      Kudos, sir.
      mmm, Kudos


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      Jamie was just live on fb. He made it home!

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      Yes! What a riot watching it take place and following it almost "live".

      Nice job, Jamie. Catch your breath, be with your wife, and wrap things up when you can.
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      I'm home. I don't have enough words to thank everyone right now, but thanks for everything, for following, for critiquing, for turning wrenches, for making new friends, for everything.

      I'm going to shower and spend the day not doing car things, but there Day 5 video will be up soonish, and lots more soon also.

      Thanks TCL
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      Quote Originally Posted by the brit View Post
      I'm home. I don't have enough words to thank everyone right now, but thanks for everything, for following, for critiquing, for turning wrenches, for making new friends, for everything.

      I'm going to shower and spend the day not doing car things, but there Day 5 video will be up soonish, and lots more soon also.

      Thanks TCL

      Congrats! Take your time with the videos, you deserve much rest! Thanks for the wonderful adventure that we got to follow along with.

      I'm from central Ohio, in case you wanted to know for your records.

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      Drift Car Build! - now with drift car content!

      Benny and the jets - Just your average air cooled 911 adventure

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      Thanks for taking us along for the ride. I really enjoyed the video's. Glad you made it home safe.

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      I'm very happy you made it back safe and sound. What an epic mission! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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      Quote Originally Posted by the brit View Post
      I'm home.
      Success! Congratulations, Jamie.

      Now go take care of the wife. She's obviously a very patient woman.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      hey, if I can go from air-cooled rear-engine RWD to front-engine water-cooled FWD cars, then you can handle cars getting bigger and putting in a few pounds.
      Hahaha! I can't even handle it if I gain a few pounds.

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      Actually the MK3 was a better quality product overall than the MK2, the weak spot was the specs that VWoA chose for our market (floaty and flabby).
      If you put a decent set of touring springs and struts from H&R or Sachs it really dramatically changed the character of the car.
      As for extra weight it did put on a few pounds, however the 2L with a few cheap mods made the thing surprisingly peppy if not fast as long as
      you opted for the 5 sp manual transmission.
      I lived in Germany at the time. The model I drove was a Jetta TX, which was a Belgium/France specific trim level if I remember correctly. I sure was a step down in quality going to the Mk3. The Westy Mk2 was garbage compared to a German-built one.
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      Quote Originally Posted by the brit View Post
      I'm home. I don't have enough words to thank everyone right now, but thanks for everything, for following, for critiquing, for turning wrenches, for making new friends, for everything.

      I'm going to shower and spend the day not doing car things, but there Day 5 video will be up soonish, and lots more soon also.

      Thanks TCL
      congrats, what an awesome story.
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      As a car enthusiast and a member of the car lounge, congratulations sir! Took a lot of blood sweat and tears and maybe some sleep deprivation, but you did it. Thanks for the great adventure story!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      Hahaha! I can't even handle it if I gain a few pounds.
      Unfortunately I can relate now. Sigh.


      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      I lived in Germany at the time. The model I drove was a Jetta TX, which was a Belgium/France specific trim level if I remember correctly. I sure was a step down in quality going to the Mk3. The Westy Mk2 was garbage compared to a German-built one.
      As much as I loved my '85 GTI and '91 GLI 16V I think it's safe to say I'd have loved a well finished one. I'd love another Westmoreland 16V as it is! It was SUCH a fun car.
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      Congrats Jamie! It's been awesome watching along
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      Quote Originally Posted by LC6X View Post
      Congrats Jamie! It's been awesome watching along

      Glad to see that made it home Jamie

      I'm looking forward to seeing the day 5 video
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      Yes very awesome. It's quite the astonishing feat and we're all proud of you! Great job! Looking forward to the Day 5 video, as well as progress updates as you get it back to it's former glory.

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      Congrats on finishing!!

      Side note - I think I have seen that Oettinger motor a ton over the years if this is the same one (or an identical green).

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      Quote Originally Posted by LC6X View Post
      Congrats Jamie! It's been awesome watching along
      Ditto, glad you're home safe Jamie!
      Lots of VW stuff|Rare Scirocco parts!
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      Jamie, as always, very entertaining.

      This car needs to be @ Cult Classic next weekend. Bring it just as it is now. Just like they do with LeMans winning cars,
      covered with all the grime of a hard fought victory.

      Well done sir.
      Hail2PITT

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      Quote Originally Posted by the brit View Post
      I'm home. I don't have enough words to thank everyone right now, but thanks for everything, for following, for critiquing, for turning wrenches, for making new friends, for everything.

      I'm going to shower and spend the day not doing car things, but there Day 5 video will be up soonish, and lots more soon also.

      Thanks TCL
      Congrats man, thank's for bringing us all along for the ride

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      Quote Originally Posted by the brit View Post
      I'm home. I don't have enough words to thank everyone right now, but thanks for everything, for following, for critiquing, for turning wrenches, for making new friends, for everything.

      I'm going to shower and spend the day not doing car things, but there Day 5 video will be up soonish, and lots more soon also.

      Thanks TCL

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      Brave. Very brave.
      Quote Originally Posted by cockerpunk View Post
      yes, i am bored by FWD driving dynamics, and anyone who doesn't drive there cars to the limits and the beyond.

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