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by Briano1234
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!
Replies: 16
Views: 6641

Re: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!

Rubber boot 211906101
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-vol ... 211906101/

Insulated spad connectors are a whole lot cheaper. :)
by Briano1234
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic/Open Forum
Topic: Your Cabriolet/Rabbit's Build Date
Replies: 6
Views: 5654

Re: Your Cabriolet/Rabbit's Build Date

Any thing labeled Karmann as in Ghia, I think the Camper Vans as well.
by Briano1234
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!
Replies: 16
Views: 6641

Re: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!

The horn has a full time power on it. They switch the ground via the horn relay. Take the horns off and apply Battery and ground to them from the battery, if they don't both honk loudly, bad horn. If they honk loudly then you have a issue between the horn button on the console the relay, and back ou...
by Briano1234
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Off Topic/Open Forum
Topic: Your Cabriolet/Rabbit's Build Date
Replies: 6
Views: 5654

Re: Your Cabriolet/Rabbit's Build Date

The cars were assembled from the ground up at the Karmann plant.
and it isn't had to believe that they produced cars in that number.

I had a 1981 Rabbit Diesel bought off the showroom floor in 1980 (October).
by Briano1234
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!
Replies: 16
Views: 6641

Re: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!

Yep it hardens the exhaust to prevent it from breaking at the manifold connection, and allows the engine to flex on torque after the connection to the accordion pipe.
by Briano1234
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!
Replies: 16
Views: 6641

Re: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!

That is the exhaust bracket... tain't nothing that a good welder can't fix.

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by Briano1234
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!
Replies: 16
Views: 6641

Re: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!

www.cabby-info.com has a how to on slow wipers, I have where you need to oil the frame, and yes it needs to be oiled at the pivot points.
by Briano1234
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!
Replies: 16
Views: 6641

Re: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!

I would have to look but I may have the center grille, and the lower radiator or duct cover. I moved so not all my parts are where I can find them.
by Briano1234
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!
Replies: 16
Views: 6641

Re: 1981 Rabbit Convertible... it has arrived!

The loose part is a radiator card helps direct air over the radiator by sealing off the radiator from the engine compartment. The rusty bits are available as replacement parts. hope there isn't much else under the car. The glued on wings can be replaced by the bolt one ones. Tops doesn't look like i...
by Briano1234
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Cabby Sightings
Topic: Where did the Cabbies go??
Replies: 17
Views: 18142

Re: Where did the Cabbies go??

Well, the last time I was at a show, there wasn't any Cabby class, and they placed them in the mk1 class....
by Briano1234
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Photographic Introductions
Replies: 10
Views: 5610

Re: Photographic Introductions

Welcome to the friendliest Forum...
Still waiting for pics, but not as bad as you are waiting.
by Briano1234
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Cabby Sightings
Topic: Where did the Cabbies go??
Replies: 17
Views: 18142

Re: Where did the Cabbies go??

Somehow I don't think I can make it :)
by Briano1234
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from VT
Replies: 3
Views: 3219

Re: Hello from VT

The best information site is, www.cabby-info.com Yes, your top needs to have the middle folded in so there are fold when closed, this is a sign that the straps weren't attached or they have broken allowing your top to parachute out the rear... :) Till your new top is installed you just have to push ...
by Briano1234
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from VT
Replies: 3
Views: 3219

Re: Hello from VT

Welcome to the friendliest forum like your ride. Naw on the cluster.... Verify that your 12V in and Grounds are good pin 2 (black pin14 is battery in) (brown pin 2 is ground) Splice a new ground in to the brown wire and attach it to the back of the cluster connector wire side, to the frame behind th...
by Briano1234
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Compelled to Upgrade the Radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 4257

Re: Compelled to Upgrade the Radiator

No that sounds about right I would do the glove test to validate that you don't have other issues that caused it.

But if it was the original radiator, I guess it could of blown out the plastic as that becomes really brittle.