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Projekt Golf Zwei
« on: June 28, 2020, 12:08:36 pm »
New project.....
2010 T5 Transporter TDI  Tuned by Superior Tuning NZ
2003 Jetta Coupe soon to be R36TT
1963 Type 34 Karmann Ghia, turbo 2.0
1990 Porsche 964 911 Carrera 4
1980 1303 Beetle vert, under restoration

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Re: Projekt Golf Zwei
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 12:15:26 pm »
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Re: Projekt Golf Zwei
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2020, 03:50:35 pm »
As many will know I used to own an 89 16v many many years ago and I've never really forgotten that car. Over the years I've been pretty fortunate to build some pretty rad mk2's for people but recently I did my most favorite one for Rambo005.
His oem plus 12v VR6 swap set something in motion urging me to start looking for another mk2.
I'd always kept half an eye on the market and while surfing TM one Friday night I stumbled on a 91 big bumper, sunroof 3 door. My ultimate mk2.
It was too much money but called the guy and went to see it the next day.
It was clear very quickly it needed a LOT of love but the basics were there, bonus mk3 Recaros already in place and mostly straight, rust free, already had 5 stud hubs etc. Few small rust spots but nothing I can't handle.
Very poorly executed ABF swap which I knew immediately would be going anyway and replaced with a 2.0TSI from a mk6.
I wanted something no one had really done before and something technically challenging.
Seemed to drive ok and felt kinda neat to be back behind the wheel of a classic Golf.
Deal done and took it home.
The harder I looked the more I found, many bodged repairs and barely anything worked so the first thing was to repair the 1" plus travel in the gear mechanism before it did anything. Machined new bushes to remove the slop and sort that for now until I updated the entire shifter box.
Sunroof didn't work, took that apart to find missing components and seized mechanism. I made the parts that were missing and broken. Once adjusted properly to again have a working sunroof.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2020, 04:25:15 pm by 80 Vert »
2010 T5 Transporter TDI  Tuned by Superior Tuning NZ
2003 Jetta Coupe soon to be R36TT
1963 Type 34 Karmann Ghia, turbo 2.0
1990 Porsche 964 911 Carrera 4
1980 1303 Beetle vert, under restoration

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Re: Projekt Golf Zwei
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2020, 04:33:40 pm »
As is often the case these things are slammed to the ground on cheap rock hard coil overs, this one was no different. Yip they had to go, and go immediately.
Took them out and fitted some temporary oil shocks with a new set of Eibach lowered springs, fitted some 8L S3 312mm front brakes at the same time which *just* fitted inside the 16" Work Pietra Corse wheels I intended to keep even though all 4 were kerbed 360 degrees and the center caps were all broken.
It seemed reliable enough so I kept it on the road while slowly working on the interior.
2010 T5 Transporter TDI  Tuned by Superior Tuning NZ
2003 Jetta Coupe soon to be R36TT
1963 Type 34 Karmann Ghia, turbo 2.0
1990 Porsche 964 911 Carrera 4
1980 1303 Beetle vert, under restoration

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Re: Projekt Golf Zwei
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2020, 10:00:58 pm »
looks promising, very promising
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Re: Projekt Golf Zwei
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2020, 10:50:13 pm »
Its complete!!!
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06 NZ B7 RS4 Avus Silver, 01 NZ B5 RS4 Avus Silver, 93 NZ VR6 Tornado Red 3dr, Renault Clio 172 & Renault Clio 197
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MK2 VR6, MK5 GTI, 2 x MK5 R32, 8L S3 Imola, MK4 Golf V6 4MO, Polo GTI, 2x MK3 VR6, D2 S8, B5 S4 Avant, 03 NZ R32 Deep Blue Pearl, Renault Megane R26 liquid yello

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Re: Projekt Golf Zwei
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2020, 07:44:51 am »
Nice. Good to see another real project.
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Re: Projekt Golf Zwei
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2020, 08:04:36 am »
Soo cool to see this is still on the road.
I owned it from 2005-2011. Owned it as a student and could only really afford to keep it running, but eventually I had the original 8v 1.8 rebuilt and it was an absolute gem. Did several track days at Ruapuna. I eventually sold for a 2002 S3 as I felt it was time for a change.. I had instant regret.

Bit sad to see it's not as original, but awesome that it's still alive and being enjoyed!! Well done.

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Re: Projekt Golf Zwei
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2020, 08:08:23 am »
This was owned by Brian before I owned it.
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Re: Projekt Golf Zwei
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2020, 09:05:59 am »
Interesting, looks great in that picture. I've only owned it 18 months so it's really gone down hill in the last 5 years.
Clear coat is peeling off in places etc.
Never mind tho, in good hands now.
2010 T5 Transporter TDI  Tuned by Superior Tuning NZ
2003 Jetta Coupe soon to be R36TT
1963 Type 34 Karmann Ghia, turbo 2.0
1990 Porsche 964 911 Carrera 4
1980 1303 Beetle vert, under restoration

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Re: Projekt Golf Zwei
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2020, 11:32:25 am »
yeah great to see it's in the hands of someone that loves it. Special little car
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Re: Projekt Golf Zwei
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2020, 09:29:49 pm »
With the car on the road and useable I started planning the swap. I had a rebuilt EA888 engine and another broken one which had suffered the failed tensioner so that seemed like the logical choice.
Stripped the engine down and found 16 bent valves, 2 broken roller rockers but thankfully no holed pistons or cam damage.
Valve impact marks on the pistons but nothing major. Chucked the stripped head in the degreaser tank to soak the carbon off and ordered 16 new valves, new roller rockers, head gasket, head bolts and a new timing set.
While I waited for the engine parts I started thinking about what gearbox to use, I wanted to stick with the smaller lighter 02A 5 speed (the car had one in it already) with gear ratios matched to mk2/3 wheel / tyre size.
I ended up buying a spare one off Anton to pull apart and rebuild. At that time no one made a flyweel for that swap so I made my own.
ABF / 1.8T are 6 bolt, TSI are 8 bolt. Can't use TSI flywheel as these are 240mm for 6 speed.
Got the South bend clutch and flywheel out of our old Vento track car and decided to modify that.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2020, 09:33:15 pm by 80 Vert »
2010 T5 Transporter TDI  Tuned by Superior Tuning NZ
2003 Jetta Coupe soon to be R36TT
1963 Type 34 Karmann Ghia, turbo 2.0
1990 Porsche 964 911 Carrera 4
1980 1303 Beetle vert, under restoration

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Re: Projekt Golf Zwei
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2020, 04:36:30 pm »
A beautiful golf you have there 80 vert, a real gem.
Current: 2004 Golf mk4 R32 black, 2010 Audi A4 2.7 TDI silver.
Past: 2009 Audi S3 white, 2004 Audi A4 B6 1.8T blue, 99 Golf mk4 GTI black, 2005 Audi A4 B7 2.0T black.