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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #280 on: September 20, 2017, 03:27:19 pm »
The new engine is coming along.

Finally I have the head bolted on with ARP studs and a steel head gasket to lower compression.
Next up mock fitting turbo and drilling and tapping an oil return into the block.

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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #281 on: October 11, 2019, 11:45:46 am »
Wow... 2 years since my last post and it still isn't in!  ::)

I have made progress though. The brakes are upgraded, gearbox & LSD built, engine built...
Next up is getting a WOF, then pulling the stock motor and box and then missioning until it's in.

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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #282 on: October 13, 2019, 04:46:52 am »
rome wasn't built in a day
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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #283 on: October 13, 2019, 08:45:32 pm »
Looks like I need a drive out to yours so I can take a ride in it before the new motor goes in - need a before/after!

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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #284 on: October 14, 2019, 10:35:26 am »
Looks like I need a drive out to yours so I can take a ride in it before the new motor goes in - need a before/after!

Yeah man. Do that.
I'm planning to take it for a WoF this week sometime.

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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #285 on: October 14, 2019, 08:19:05 pm »
In time for Spring Jambo then! Assuming the car won't be turbo by then sadly but next one?

Spring Jambo for me = coilover time + add a sticker or three

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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #286 on: October 15, 2019, 10:22:44 am »
Right, I might leave the engine in until after Jambo then. There is a bunch of fiddly stuff and fabrication to do after the engine & box are in, so it's going to take months at least.

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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #287 on: August 20, 2020, 09:41:00 am »



Wow

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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #288 on: August 20, 2020, 11:32:44 am »
C'mon teaser......where are the rest of the pics?

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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #289 on: August 20, 2020, 12:53:34 pm »
Oh man... I've missed a lot of updates.

Some of those:
- Turbo oil drain tapped into block
- built blanking plate for crank case vent so the WUR can mount in the stock location.
- Ported out intake manifold to take bigger Audi throttle body
- Upgraded all the brakes to bigger Audi 80 spec, with EBC discs and pads.
- ground out inlet manifold to clear turbo manifold
- mounted MSD Boost Retard unit
- recut Porsche 930 turbo injector seats to fit the Mk1 head and take 930 injectors.
- upgraded oil cooler
- pulled old engine and box.
- mounted up heavy duty clutch & lightened flywheel.
- bolted up rebuilt gearbox with LSD to engine.

That's about were we are now. Getting ready to put this motor in and then deal to all the plumbing.