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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-) - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 16 2010, 15:13

brindle wrote:
Is it still there??

Yessir it is. Smile Not much left though. Sad It was a Y reg, not taxed since '94.

Floorpan/sills is all good, bulkhead ( apart from clutch cable area ) is ok......shame someone didn't get it before it got chucked up on the pile.

Tonights action in the garage......

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took the fuel pump/spongey housing/mount apart, all seems good.

Going to run the pump at 6v with some clean fuel through it to clear it out.
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Scrap Gti at Browns now gone, my mate went up there on Sat to cut the front panel off - GONE.

Shame. Sad R.I.P


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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-) - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeThu Sep 23 2010, 12:21

A quick update in pics !!! Replaced all the brake pipes an flexis on this car now... Very Happy

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Amazing how working in the rain can make you get things done quickly..

Copper lines... b*llocks to doing this ever again.

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Got a funny idea in my head about fitting a Megajolt ignition system as well....off to the breakers...

THUS - ignition loom, EDIS unit and coilpack from a '93 Fiesta. Smile

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Not going to need half of that lot - so .......

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DONE !

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Whats megajolt, distributorless mappable igntion system...see here for details...

http://trigger-wheels.com/store/?gclid=CKjrgoiVnqQCFdj92AodijygDw

Just waiting for payday ( and sell some other stuff ) so I can get my trigger wheel, crank sensor and MJ unit....can't wait . )



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nice one bruva

good to see peeps doing some real work :-)

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dubdread wrote:


nice one bruva

good to see peeps doing some real work :-)

Praise indeed ! Thank you....

been mocking up my lower strut brace this arvo as well ( small block exhaust gets in the way of a gti one )

Then it occured to me, why not make the exhaust fit around the brace... hmm....investigations are ongoing bounce
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-) - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 26 2010, 06:53

nice work - good to see someone gettiing their hands dirty - its wot its all about!

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Fitzy wrote:
nice work - good to see someone gettiing their hands dirty - its wot its all about!

Agreed, I had to take our PassatTDi for a cambelt change last week ( was LOONG overdue and I couldn't do it as I've screwed my knee up )

Was genuinely devastated.....first time I've ever had to use a garage for anything !! Very Happy
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mr.gold mk1, will you be appearing at a meet in you luvly little car at some point? i wanna see all your hard work Smile
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I'd love to dear fellow.....BUT may have lumped my engine on the way home ( ungrateful thing - its only done about 160+k )

Popped to Croxley earlier for a physio appt.

CANNNNNED it back through the lanes......was greeted by an oil cloud through langleybury....humph.....got it home, no clanks or grinding.....but....


Mission for the morning - gunk the entire engine bay - fill the sump, run it up and see where it all escaped from.......i reckon bottom pulley/oil pump......blah...

have this tune in the meantime www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0BlXy3Roj4]
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I would appear its not as badly wounded as I thought, whens the next meet ?!?! Smile
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you just missed it buddy! or you might of been there and i didnt seen a passat/mk1 Razz first thursday of every month!
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Ordered my trigger wheel today, distributorless mapable EDIS ignition here we come !
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Right, next misson.....need to machine this lip off...

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and weld these two together.....with no run out, as they tend to spin to 6000rpm+ Wink

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Oh, and it turns out my welders torch is goosed as well..... Sad

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Not much to update !! Going to fit my GTI seats soon, the original ones are getting a bit tired.. Very Happy
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nice to see the thread back to the top though Smile
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Me too.....

UPDATE Ahoy !!!!! From the good ship green golf... Smile

Here it is at work, no doubt looking forward to its drive home.

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Decided to do something about the mk1 GTI steelies that have been in the garden for about 4 years - here they are .

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AND here they are after being blasted and given a quick coat of etch.

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Then, buoyed with enthusiasm, I turned a lot of into these...

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Full set of polybushes.. Smile

Decided to rebuild a spare set of GTi wishbones I had, as they've got the holes in them for the anti roll bars etc, and they're original '82 VW ones....even has the date on the right hand one!

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Got those blasted and powder coated flat black.

Stuck in the polybushes and a new ball joint this afternoon while at work.....AND...

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Hope to get them fitted tomorrow, along with the new rear engine mount I've managed to find, and a new thermostat, and an oil change. Busy busy boy then. Very Happy

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looking good dude. keep up the work.

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bring it to a meet!!!
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Did the seats today !!! Smile

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Gearbox front polybush....

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Drives much better now.... Smile
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I suppose you could say its nice that my lower strut brace from Germany finally arrived, you could also point out to me ( although you'd better not ) that I could have got round to putting it all on, I have also " forgotten " - read " run out of money for " getting all my anti roll bars/ clamps powder coated. I have also neglected to fit any more polybushes..........


"Normal " service to be resumed soon. Smile
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Nice very jealous mate looked good the other night
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cool beans
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Blah !! MOT now out...

so,this weekend, change over the wishbones, find two new Pirellis, sort leaky exhaust ( it really doesnt like being wacked on speed bumps ).....and chuck it in for a ticket. :-)
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Well it passed MOT ages ago ( no advisories... )

In the meantime...

Busy morning in the garage.........parked it up with warnings of grave consequences if it misbehaved during the procedure... Very Happy

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Thankfully, everything went smoothly....so smoothly in fact I forgot to take many pics.....ahem...

Old and new wishbones, powder coated original GTi ones, polys, 80 shore A .

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lower strut brace on...

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and all back together.....much sharper now, also ordered an ashley exhaust manifold to treat the old thing, although worried that it might fit past the strut brace,,,,,,,hmmm,,,,,, Very Happy
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