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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #140 on: November 13, 2015, 12:55:32 pm »
You are probably  going to find those 45's are going to be far too big
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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #141 on: November 13, 2015, 05:43:54 pm »
With the cam and the headwork I'm hoping to push peak power out to 6000rpm (std AGG is 5500), then using the calculations for venturi size and subsequently barrel size (best described in the link at bottom), 45 should be almost perfect.  I will need to re-jet them as they were on a fairly modded 2000cc fiat 124.

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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #142 on: February 17, 2016, 11:32:50 pm »
So it's been a while.  I have decided to give the 020 rebuild a go.  I have basically printed off the entire BrokeVW rebuild instructions and am using them as my guide.

I started by making up some of the tools required using various steel off cuts.  The first pic shows the input shaft support bar, the second shows the shift fork release tool. 







I also got a nice shiny new press for my Birthday

I have removed the 5th cover and shift forks, but my old pullers are too 'fat' to fit under the gear set.  I've ordered a new puller set, so will crack in when that arrives
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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #143 on: March 04, 2016, 04:55:30 pm »
So, I got a few hours in today.

I used my homebuilt case splitter to split the case







The internals look pretty good.  A few little marks, but no missing teeth (in my initial inspection).  The downside is that the diff is still riveted, not bolted.

Now I need to decide what parts I will replace.  Bearings, gaskets, etc, etc….any expert thoughts or should I just replace the low?











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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #144 on: June 06, 2016, 11:08:22 pm »
Quick update, if you can call it that.

The gearbox is all together now and I am now finishing off the engine.  A few bits to go.  The DHLA's are all overhauled and ready to go on the manifold, which just needs some porting



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« Reply #145 on: January 16, 2017, 01:09:09 pm »
Been another long break between posts, but there has been significant progress.
I have been ripping everything I can out of the engine bay in preparation for lifting out the engine and gearbox.  I will be posting a bigger summary and possibly a timelapse soon, but in the meantime I need some wiring help as I am trying to remove/update some of the 40 years old wiring in the engine bay.

Here is where the engine bay is at.  Wires labelled and almost everything out of the bay.



My question relates to the alternator wiring.  I will be upgrading to a 90amp alternator with the bolt down posts (the old one was the rubber plug type).
I just want to know about the blue/white wire that originally went to the B+ terminal on the alternator (the other blue wire is the excitor wire).
It plugs into harness spot A4.  On the ‘1976 Golf’ wiring diagram in the workshop manual it says that it should terminate in the C plug on the harness….it doesn’t……..anyway question is.  What does this wire do?  I have a feeling that it is part of the diagnostic circuit and doesn’t do anything else.  Can anyone confirm?  I am removing the diagnostics, so if it is, I won’t run a new wire for it.



I will be redoing the power wires as they are fatigued and I really don’t like how ‘light’ they are for the main charging circuit.
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« Reply #146 on: February 20, 2018, 11:12:33 am »
It has been a looooooong time since my update, however, a lot has happened in that time.

I originally took Andy off the road on 28-Dec-2016 and, as life gets busy, only go him back on the road on 8-Nov-2017, just under a year.

Here is the how the engine bay looks now



The specs are:

2L AGG bottom end
Mk2 ported/polished head
270deg cam
45 DHLA carbs
Purely mechanical dizzy
Raceland headers
ACD gearbox

It runs beautifully and is an absolute hoot to drive.  i have 2 problems that still need fixing.  Firstly, there is a bit of smoke on start up, so I think I will need to change the valve stem seals (maybe they sat too long?) and secondly, the headers are touching the steering rack.  This is really annoying as I have tried 2 different manifolds and this is the one that touched the least.  I am going to give up and take it to an exhaust shop to sort it out, but very annoying!!

Also whilst the car was off the road I painted the engine bay.  I have reverted to the original colour code, so it doesn't quite match at the moment, but eventually there will be a fresh respray on the outside which will bring it all together.  I also raised the suspension by 15mm all around, just for some comfort and compliance.  Finally I got some new tyres and a GTI duckbill to add the final touch.

Pics after first clean (I am painting the badges at the moment)





Other engine pics:









PS, if anyone does have a 6-bolt Mk1 GTI exhaust manifold they will sell, this could be another option for my exhaust woes.


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« Reply #147 on: February 20, 2018, 11:43:56 am »
Looks freakin awesome! Tidy.  8)

What cambelt and idler did you use? I'm building a similar engine - 2E with a DX head.

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« Reply #148 on: February 20, 2018, 01:13:35 pm »
Weird my  raceland headers have good clearance with the steering rack, but the dont fit well with the twin carb manifold.

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« Reply #149 on: February 20, 2018, 07:04:23 pm »
Weird my  raceland headers have good clearance with the steering rack, but the dont fit well with the twin carb manifold.

Maybe its because I have the very early, solid mounted rack.  The extra height of the AGG block just pushes the headers too far back.  I think a GTI manifold+spacer would sort it, but it is really hard to find a GTI manifold!
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« Reply #150 on: February 20, 2018, 07:07:31 pm »
Yea the early rack could make the difference. Did you need die grind the intake and exhaust manifold for them to fit nicely together?

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« Reply #151 on: February 20, 2018, 10:36:10 pm »
Yea the early rack could make the difference. Did you need die grind the intake and exhaust manifold for them to fit nicely together?

Yes I did.  Had to grind a bit off the intake manifold.
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« Reply #152 on: February 21, 2018, 02:33:11 am »
Every time you add pictures of your Mk1, I go for a little trawl of the local classifieds to see if there are any clean 3 doors up for sale!
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« Reply #153 on: February 22, 2018, 12:27:17 pm »
Every time you add pictures of your Mk1, I go for a little trawl of the local classifieds to see if there are any clean 3 doors up for sale!

do it.

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« Reply #154 on: March 08, 2018, 12:28:08 pm »
Went to a local car show on the weekend (very local, as it is 300m down the road!).



When I was painting the engine bay I also restored and matched a vintage chilly bin which I got from my wife's Grandma.



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« Reply #155 on: April 17, 2018, 12:33:13 pm »
First time on a track for Andy.  I entered the Maserati Trident Day at Sandown which was on Sunday.  It was also Round 2 of the Victorian Supersprint Championship.

The day was SO WET!  Still managed to get 4 good sessions on track.  There was a total of 6 laps where it wasn't raining/drying and my best lap was 1.47 which placed me provisionally 3rd in class.

I missed the last session as the joint between the headers and the rest of the exhaust came undone and it sounded like a tractor.  Its annoying as that is the one part of the car where I paid someone to do the job and it is the part that failed.....I also didn't have it on my pre-race checklist as something to check, but will definitely add it now.





and some car porn.....can't believe this was in the same class





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