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Offline robh

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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #260 on: October 21, 2015, 12:04:56 pm »
Very very slowly, have had stuff going on with house at home.

Car on shiney new hoist.
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #261 on: October 21, 2015, 12:07:38 pm »
revised turbo plumbing and coolant lines.
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #262 on: June 24, 2020, 07:47:34 pm »
Very very old thread, but finally made a restart on this project.

Have some room in workshop now the Vento has moved on.

Mates helped me remove the engine/box so we can make a start on strengthening engine.

Pull sump and have installed ARP Rods bolts, next stop is head gasket space to lower CR and install ARP Head bolts...
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #263 on: June 25, 2020, 08:53:23 am »
This is going to be worth the wait!
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #264 on: June 25, 2020, 10:28:13 am »
whoop whoop! its about time Rob!
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #265 on: June 26, 2020, 11:31:35 am »
Awesome, this car is so cool.
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #266 on: July 23, 2020, 09:18:53 pm »
Ill never forget riding shot gun in this car on the road to port waikato. I think to the light house or something

Rob entering a corner that quickly became a hard 90

Rob calmly saying “oh damn that was a bit quick”
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #267 on: July 26, 2020, 09:45:59 am »
Ill never forget riding shot gun in this car on the road to port waikato. I think to the light house or something

Rob entering a corner that quickly became a hard 90

Rob calmly saying “oh damn that was a bit quick”


Yeah, front end is heavy with the old 12v donk in there.  Front shocks were rooted as well, found that out later!
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Re: Golf Cage Install
« Reply #268 on: September 17, 2020, 12:56:03 pm »
Head gasket spacer and ARP head studs done.

Went to reassemble turbo, exhaust manifold, etc but exhaust manifold had a bit of rust forming internally.  Decided to get it procoated but they had run out of the "super duper" black stuff and it took several weeks for it to land from the US.

External wastegate wasn't sealing properly so spent some time getting that sorted, reassembled it all on the bench.

Test fitted to engine, but not happy with the way compressor housing clears engine, so going to have a bit of a fiddle to try and work out best way to create a bit more clearance.
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