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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #270 on: February 26, 2017, 07:55:52 pm »
Karl who owns red rabbit project has a callaway valve cover. You might have to twist his arm to add that to the rest of the package.
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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #271 on: February 27, 2017, 08:01:03 am »
I have discussed that with Karl, but not successfully, yet.

I've tried to buy valve covers several times but the guys selling them have all been in the US and they didn't want to deal with a foreigner when there were plenty of local people who wanted them too.
I'll find one eventually...

Quite a few of them have ended up as 'trophies' in people's garages or paper weights or fitted to non-turbo cars.  It's making them a bit harder to find.

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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #272 on: February 27, 2017, 09:59:42 am »
Great idea but that won't work. When the lights are off there's no path back to ground.... So the lights won't ever come on.
When lights off there would be +12 and nothing but when lights on both sides are +12 so the lights would be off, which is hat you want - hence the relay to put the negative of the light to GND?
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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #273 on: February 27, 2017, 11:00:45 am »
Btw, stage 1, 2 or 3 kit?
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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #274 on: February 27, 2017, 11:27:56 am »
I have discussed that with Karl, but not successfully, yet.

I've tried to buy valve covers several times but the guys selling them have all been in the US and they didn't want to deal with a foreigner when there were plenty of local people who wanted them too.
I'll find one eventually...

Quite a few of them have ended up as 'trophies' in people's garages or paper weights or fitted to non-turbo cars.  It's making them a bit harder to find.

Cant you use a youshop account to get it sent to if you are purchasing in the US?
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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #275 on: February 27, 2017, 12:30:35 pm »
Cant you use a youshop account to get it sent to if you are purchasing in the US?

You'd think so!  It seems that quite a few Americans have a real mental block with dealing with foreigners.
One guy didn't want the part going overseas (some misguided patriotism), another didn't want to ship at all and he was in a big city so a local person bought it, and another didn't even want to talk about it.

Btw, stage 1, 2 or 3 kit?

It was a Stage 2, but it doesn't have 100% of the Stage 2 parts. Notably the micro-fueler, which most people tend to replace anyway with a better solution, and in cabin boost adjustment.
The intercooler is the setup for a car with A/C so it mounts low in front of the gearbox, instead of vertically beside the radiator. That's actually good because the oil cooler can stay where it is and the piping is shorter and neater than on the non A/C version.

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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #276 on: April 04, 2017, 09:02:23 pm »
Sick, do you have 3 callaway gauges for your console?

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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #277 on: April 05, 2017, 07:55:29 am »
I've got the Callaway VDO boost gauge, which is the only gauge the for the kit, and I have the period VDO Oil Pressure, Water Temp & Voltage to match.
Originally on Callaways the boost gauge was fitted down the on center console (US spec cars only had 2 gauge holes there) but it's a bit of a useless place for a boost gauge, so a lot of them ended up being moved up into a housing on the steering trim or above the heater controls.
If I can find a decent housing I think I'll mount it up higher. 

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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #278 on: April 05, 2017, 09:02:48 am »
Looking good Sifty!
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Re: Sifty's MK1 GTI...
« Reply #279 on: April 05, 2017, 09:22:45 am »
That looks totally awesome, well done.
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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.