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    Thread: Aussie Vortex MK1 thread.

    1. 10-16-2009 08:04 AM #71
      some of this business comes from guys who run 16V race spec motors in those speed way type of wheelies......

      *sniff sniff*........did I just smell 200hp@wheels worked head in the christmass wish list?


      Modified by Man&Golf at 5:11 AM 10-16-2009


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      10-17-2009 06:25 AM #72
      Must be scary when 25% of his business income comes from a handful of MK1 owners!

    3. 10-17-2009 07:30 AM #73
      I'd say it's closer to 5%.

      theres enough poor engineering in VW's to keep him going with the newer stuff........e.g alloy sump MKIV's and O2O gboxes on transports to name a few.

      Quote, originally posted by mikinoz »
      Must be scary when 25% of his business income comes from a handful of MK1 owners!



      Modified by Man&Golf at 4:31 AM 10-17-2009

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      10-17-2009 06:59 PM #74
      Have bought hellga a new carby, disconnected the thermo choke, forgot to reinstall vacuum booster hose and had some pretty fireworks when I started it bproblem now is I have no accellerator cable bracket - I'll have to fabricate one!

      Her days are numbered, I think she will be out of here in under 4 weeks. Anyone I interested?


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      10-19-2009 01:35 AM #75
      Quote, originally posted by DubSteve »


      Spotted you while heading down to wollongong on the weekend.
      down south somewhere... can't remember where exactly.
      the car looks awesome in the sun w/ the top down
      v jealous!

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    6. 10-19-2009 06:57 PM #76
      Quote, originally posted by VDUB2C »

      Spotted you while heading down to wollongong on the weekend.
      down south somewhere... can't remember where exactly.
      the car looks awesome in the sun w/ the top down
      v jealous!

      Haha cheers Yianni, I was off to Drummond Golf at Taren Point looking at a new set of golf clubs

      Yeah she is great however looks like today is my final day with her got a offer that I couldn't refuse and then a phone call for my car to be in a editorial but will see how that goes lol.


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      10-28-2009 04:56 AM #77
      Will some questions if I may...
      - are you driving the 16V often?
      - are you planning on taking it to the 1/4?
      - is it Digi or K-jet?

    8. 10-29-2009 06:53 AM #78
      Quote, originally posted by mikinoz »
      Will some questions if I may...
      - are you driving the 16V often?
      - are you planning on taking it to the 1/4?
      - is it Digi or K-jet?

      very often....heaps on wkends.

      no because to get a serious time i'd be blowing boxes and have done so in the past. 020 boxes are the worst and it's the last thing i need atm. enjoy tracking it more. not going nuts i don't think it'll be much quicker than a 14.5's anyhow. it's a brick at the end of the day.

      it's running a WOLD3D V4 atm.

      barp barp.

      gotta take a pic of the next jdm exhaust and show you guys



      Modified by Man&Golf at 3:54 AM 10-29-2009


    9. 11-01-2009 04:34 PM #79
      Quote, originally posted by mikinoz »
      Will some questions if I may...
      - are you driving the 16V often?
      - are you planning on taking it to the 1/4?
      - is it Digi or K-jet?

      just curious why you asked me this btw?

      hows about a pic.............if I had to do it again i would not waste my time cleaning a motor.


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      11-01-2009 05:16 PM #80
      Quote, originally posted by Man&Golf »

      just curious why you asked me this btw?

      Just interested in finding out more about the 16V and am learning bits about them as I go. Really asking those questions for drivability, performance and tuning.

      Engine looks great, I am assuming it now looks like a normal dusty MK1 donk?

      What sort of fuel delivery do you have? Submerged pump to a reservoir then an inline pump? Do you get fuel surge on the track?

      (is that one of the wheels on ebay in the background? )


      Modified by mikinoz at 8:18 AM 11-2-2009


    11. 11-01-2009 05:42 PM #81
      Quote, originally posted by mikinoz »

      Just interested in finding out more about the 16V and am learning bits about them as I go. Really asking those questions for drivability, performance and tuning.

      Engine looks great, I am assuming it now looks like a normal dusty MK1 donk?

      What sort of fuel delivery do you have? Submerged pump to a reservoir then an inline pump? Do you get fuel surge on the track?

      (is that one of the wheels on ebay in the background? )


      Modified by mikinoz at 8:18 AM 11-2-2009

      yup dirty as now.

      yeh inline pump. no i've never had fuel surge.

      with anything reliability is all about set up and the gear you have. I dare say about 90% of the gear in the engine bay is new or newish so it plays up usually it's a loose bolt or something like that because I run solid mounts you need to tighten things up now and then .

      if your thinking about motor options I'd go 16V. you get a better power band to play with at high speeds. The 8V's run out of steam after 80-90km/hr.

      all depend on budget I guess and how much time you

      more than happy to give you a ride if you like.

      share the love .




      Modified by Man&Golf at 10:27 PM 11-1-2009


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      11-02-2009 12:57 AM #82
      I'd love to have a ride Will - always interesting to compare different set-ups to each other.

      Where are the pics of your new exhaust? You must have a gallery somewhere that I can poke around and check out the details.

      How do you cope with the vibration from the solid mounts?


    13. 11-02-2009 01:29 AM #83
      wifes parents can't find camera after their HK trip.

      might have to get friends one and snap it.


    14. 11-03-2009 07:56 AM #84
      Hey guys

      My mk1's - 76 & 92 Citi


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      11-03-2009 08:10 AM #85
      Anyone know if you can still get "Join the Golf club" or "Drivers wanted" stickers?

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      11-03-2009 04:30 PM #86
      Quote, originally posted by 2Mk1s »
      My mk1's - 76 & 92 Citi

      Where'd you find the Citi? Private import?

      Seems like a good alternative to a real Mk1 </flame-suit-on>

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    17. 11-03-2009 05:48 PM #87
      Quote, originally posted by Lima »
      Anyone know if you can still get "Join the Golf club" or "Drivers wanted" stickers?

      Join the golf club available here -

      http://www.vwwatercooled.org.a...25578


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      11-03-2009 05:55 PM #88
      Thanks.

    19. 11-04-2009 05:25 AM #89
      Quote, originally posted by shauno »

      Where'd you find the Citi? Private import?

      Seems like a good alternative to a real Mk1 </flame-suit-on>

      haha yeah, not a bad alternative to the real deal

      Got lucky searching carsales one day..the car was in Brisbane and snapped it up for a reasonable price from the second owner

      car was imported in 1998 and is in top condition for a 17 year old car


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      11-05-2009 11:27 PM #90
      Ben/Timmeh ... FYI

      http://www.volkspartsaustralia...E.HTM
      (first item)


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      11-05-2009 11:31 PM #91
      thanks mate

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      11-06-2009 12:12 AM #92
      Quote, originally posted by Lima »
      Ben/Timmeh ... FYI

      http://www.volkspartsaustralia...E.HTM
      (first item)

      You called dibs on the 3rd item then?


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      11-06-2009 06:10 PM #93
      Quote, originally posted by IML337 »
      thanks mate

      It's been sold already.

      Apparently it has been listed on the site for a few years and just last week he sold it to a guy in Melbourne.


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      11-07-2009 10:03 PM #94



      Modified by mikinoz at 6:26 PM 11-8-2009

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      11-07-2009 10:42 PM #95
      Quote, originally posted by Lima »

      It's been sold already.

      Apparently it has been listed on the site for a few years and just last week he sold it to a guy in Melbourne.

      Talk about rotten luck! I can't believe it's been there for years!

      oh well


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      11-10-2009 12:30 AM #96
      I'm done thinking and the decision is 16 valves is better than 8. Hoping to share more soon. Very excited.

    27. 11-10-2009 01:24 AM #97
      Quote, originally posted by mikinoz »
      I'm done thinking and the decision is 16 valves is better than 8. Hoping to share more soon. Very excited.

      Good choice!


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      11-10-2009 01:25 AM #98
      Booooooo, original is best.

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      11-10-2009 01:59 AM #99
      Quote, originally posted by mikinoz »
      I'm done thinking and the decision is 16 valves is better than 8. Hoping to share more soon. Very excited.

      valver has a low kms ABF for 2k. do it.

    30. 11-10-2009 04:41 PM #100
      Quote, originally posted by joshyd »

      valver has a low kms ABF for 2k. do it.

      thats a must do..........best option for n/a or boost.

      mines a stocka and can keep up with a 180sx on boost.

      but be prepared.......it won't be cheap all up.

      2K motor
      1.2K ecu (if you want to go that way)
      800 exhaust mani and maybe full exhaust
      170 radiator
      500 tuning
      400 clutch n flywheel

      hang on a sec.............thats the cost of one of Liams S3 mags


    31. 11-10-2009 06:07 PM #101
      Those with an old skool dub, how reliable are they and could you use it as a daily driver? This thread has got me thinking and very jealous

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      11-10-2009 06:28 PM #102
      I think daily driver duties are certainly possible.

      But you may find you'll need to sort a few gremlins out first, depending on the example you find and the work that's been done on it.

      Mine will start, but it usually takes equal doses of pot luck and bashing/jiggling of the fuse box to get the fuel pump into life. Once the fuel pump is working then it just takes a few minutes to get it fired up if starting from cold.

      I spose I need to take mine to an Auto Electrician to get the fuse box seen to. Any recommendations from the locals?


    33. 11-10-2009 07:26 PM #103
      Quote, originally posted by FL00DY »
      Those with an old skool dub, how reliable are they and could you use it as a daily driver? This thread has got me thinking and very jealous

      Floody - speaking old skool in general (pretty safe bet Old Golfs are like old Escorts) tread carefully!

      - they need maintenance and care vs. the annual service
      - they overheat in peakhour
      - they are less comfortable

      AND they choose the worse time to break down...


      Lima - the black arts of auto electrics is known by no one

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      11-10-2009 07:28 PM #104
      Quote, originally posted by Tank Engine »
      AND they choose the worse time to break down...

      I think this comment is one well worth storing in the back of your mind.

      Quote, originally posted by Tank Engine »
      Lima - the black arts of auto electrics is known by no one

      ...and this one, too.

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      11-10-2009 07:41 PM #105
      Quote, originally posted by FL00DY »
      Those with an old skool dub, how reliable are they and could you use it as a daily driver? This thread has got me thinking and very jealous

      They are really reliable as long as you maintain what could go wrong will go wrong rule of thumb.

      I bought the Mrs the Mk1 to drive back and forth home to work/ shops 80kms a day with out a problem.

      the only electrical problem was the alternator died on us once but nothing else happened

      As long as you have a Mk1 thats been maintained it can easily be a great daily driver.


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