I've searched the tex and come to the conclusion that for CIS-E cars, the best bet is to use the ABA block and the original head. Otherwise, extensive wiring and other work is needed.
I'll be installing a '96 ABA block with my 85 GTI head. From what I understand, this is all I need to do the work. Please confirm, or add info. that I'm unaware of..
1.) ABA block
2.) 85 GTI head
3.) Distributor adapter for GTI dist. + 2.0 dist. gear
4.) PVC Block of plate for front of block.
5.) Use the ABA exhaust manifold and downpipe.
6.) 2.0 16v clutch
7.) Techtonics Head gasket
8.) ABA timing belt
9.) Mod. front stress bar for clearance
If there is anything I'm missing for this swap, please give me some input.
The engine is arriving in about a week so I want to be ready to hammer this out (wait, will I need a hammer as well... )