[Vwdiesel] Need to find a good radiator for '81 rabbit.

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Thu Feb 3 20:45:38 EST 2005


Probably not a help, but I have a nearly new rad from my old '85 Jetta. It 
was installed 2 months before the car suffered rear shock tower rust out, 
and has been sitting in the original box ever since. If anyone needs one, let 
me know - near Victoria, BC.

On 3 Feb 2005 at 8:58, Arnie Grubbs <vhuntertdi at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> While we were having some good weather I had time to 'work' on my
> rabbit(s)..  Both the "parts" car and the "good" car have bad radiators 
> that are not able to be fixed. I also found a few other 'items'.....
> Is there some place that this knowledgeable group could recommend for
> finding a GOOD new or used radiator?   Local shop wants about $150 for
> a 'new' one. 
> Also, I found that the passengers side u-joint boot has been bad for a while and
> there is a fair amount of slopp in it..  Any idea what it would cost to get
> parts to repair this?
> One last thing, the 'good' car has A/C on it, and I would like to remove it and
> the compressor..  This means that I will have to find some other way to power
> the alternator, as it came powered by a secondary belt driven off the A/C
> compressor belt hub.   Is there stock parts that could be gotten to mount the
> alternator in the correct alignment to be driven off a longer belt from the
> crank and water pump?
> I also see that the lower bearing on the steering column has fallen down and
> lets the shaft rattle around.. :(  I hope that the parts rabbit will have enough
> good parts to let me fix that..
> If these things get to costly, I think I will just part out the cars and
> push whats left to the junk yard... so I hope to find some helpful info before
> it gets to that point.
>  I fear getting in to these cars to deep and finding more and more wrong..
> Both cars engines were in "running" condition, but I have only moved them under
> their own power less than a block before I got started trying to get things
> fixed. I hope that I have not bit off more than I can handle...
> 73 - Arn    KA0NCR
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Shawn Wright
I.T. Manager
Shawnigan Lake School

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