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    Thread: Aussie Vortex MK1 thread.

    1. 11-11-2009 08:20 PM #141
      I've gotta say it looks alot sharper than my initial impressions.

      well done son.


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      11-11-2009 08:28 PM #142
      No Mk1 GTIs (or 3drs?) were ever made in, or officially imported to, Australia.

      3dr Mk1s are a bit easier to come by (although still tricky to find good ones), so perhaps they were made here, not sure ... someone will know.

      So, yeah, it’s personal import. Looks like there may have been two owners in the UK. I have MOTs for all but two years from the period of first delivery to 1996 when it came to Australia and was promptly sold. The first registered owner here had it until around 2006 (apparently for the bulk of that time the car sat in a garage). Around 3 years ago Matt from Camden GTI bought the car and got it back into its current shape. It was off the road for at least a year getting an outer respray. I picked it up about 6 weeks ago.

      The odometer isn’t working at the moment, haha, and the mileage is at 94500. Assuming all the paperwork with the car is legit the mileage can’t be out by any more than 500 miles.


    3. 11-11-2009 08:33 PM #143
      to be honest I have looked a few times at mk1/mk2 online sales now since you got this one.

      I miss old sihtboxes sometimes.

      I think lots of the mk1 3 doors were made here? AA003 will know.

      I drove my mk2 out to his place once, he has lots of old stuff and it is all put away neat and tidy good stuff.

      I'd love a orange 3 door ls or whatever they are. never cared that much about them then, just liked them as they were cheap as and thrashable.

      One mate bought colts, I went for golfs


    4. 11-11-2009 08:34 PM #144
      3 doors were made here in '76 and imported by LNC '77-'79.

      To fit the red surround, you will need a genuine grille.

      The GTI inner lights with the square Hella logo are very hard to get.

      Liam, I've got genuine workshop manuals here if you need anything copied.

      Your odometer should be any easy fix, just go to an instrument maker. I've had them done before.


      Modified by AA003 at 11:49 AM 11-12-2009


    5. 11-11-2009 08:46 PM #145
      Quote, originally posted by vwlatino »

      I drove my mk2 out to his place once, he has lots of old stuff and it is all put away neat and tidy good stuff.

      I'm more interested in putting my bike stuff neat and tidy nowadays.


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      11-11-2009 09:35 PM #146
      Quote, originally posted by AA003 »

      Golfs never overheat unless there is something wrong.

      Here's a question. If I'm doing 90-100km/h in a Mk II on the M7 on a day that's about 30 degrees, and the oil temp is showing anywhere between 120-125 degrees, should I be concerned? That seems a bit hot to me?

      Quote, originally posted by steve2gtis »
      Tim, it was about 6 years ago, but I am sure you can still buy 4x6 speakers. The ones I pulled out of the back were that exact size. Have you got door pockets? If so, they are 4" jobbies and the in dash ones were 3.5" (IIRC. Maybe 2.5"). These are the OEM sizes. I replaced all mine and it sounded great. No holes drilled.

      Thanks.
      Yes, we have door pockets, so all that's left is the crap speakers in the dash... hence I wouldn't mind trying to sort it out.

      Quote, originally posted by AA003 »

      The rear OE speakers in late Golf 1 and Golf 2 were 5x3".

      I have a set of genuines here if anyone needs them.

      Ours is an Aus delivered car, as you know. If you think they will fit in the back, tell me how much I need to pay you for them


    7. 11-11-2009 09:36 PM #147
      is the air compressor single phase? plugged in right above it hey?

      is it power hungry? I'd like to get some air action going too.


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      11-11-2009 09:37 PM #148
      Quote, originally posted by vwlatino »
      is the air compressor single phase? plugged in right above it hey?

      is it power hungry? I'd like to get some air action going too.

      You don't really need three phase for an air compressor Single should be fine - my dad has been doing it that way for 20 years.


    9. 11-11-2009 09:43 PM #149
      I thought the 3 phase make more power, but draw less current? I don't know much about it really.

      Just curious as to how much power they chomp up. I'm sure a single phase makes enough power, def for air tools.


    10. 11-11-2009 09:57 PM #150
      I'm positive there''s "enthusiasts" all over the country with 3 phase compressors ín their home garages.. i may have had one at some stage.. haha but Tim's right a decent single phase one will do anything at home.

      I dont know what the power usage is but i know air tools arent as efficient as electric/cordless tool by a fair margin for whatever thats's worth but given its infrequent use at home you'd only turn it on as you need to for workin on the car and stuff im sure you'd barely notice the power use.


    11. 11-11-2009 10:01 PM #151
      Quote, originally posted by IML337 »

      Here's a question. If I'm doing 90-100km/h in a Mk II on the M7 on a day that's about 30 degrees, and the oil temp is showing anywhere between 120-125 degrees, should I be concerned? That seems a bit hot to me?

      Good oil should be OK. Don't be concerened. (Be confused)


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      Ours is an Aus delivered car, as you know. If you think they will fit in the back, tell me how much I need to pay you for them

      Have a look either side of the rear parcel shelf. There should be four plastic studs each side (with nuts hopefully). The speakers are designed to fit here. These speakers were bought ex TKM (the Golf 2 GTI importers) and the box says GTI & Passat variant. $30 there yours. When are you in Sydney?


    12. 11-11-2009 10:06 PM #152
      Quote, originally posted by vwlatino »
      I thought the 3 phase make more power, but draw less current?

      Yes each phase uses about 33%.

      If it's 2kw, it's 2kw. That's how you pay for power. It doesn't matter if it's 1 or 3 phase.


      Quote »
      I don't know much about it really.

      You stick to the cycle tech and I'll handle the electricals!


    13. 11-11-2009 10:07 PM #153
      Quote, originally posted by Mr. Stubby »

      I dont know what the power usage is but i know air tools arent as efficient as electric/cordless tool by a fair margin for whatever thats's worth but given its infrequent use at home you'd only turn it on as you need to for workin on the car and stuff im sure you'd barely notice the power use.

      we have both at work and the 3 phase is damaged (flywheel) and is going to cost heaps to fix, wondering if the electricty bill is so high from the single phase cheapo


    14. 11-11-2009 10:19 PM #154
      theres oil temp gauge?

      I thought it was just water temp.

      that is high if in that range. I track my car and it only gets to 110.


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      11-11-2009 10:49 PM #155
      Quote, originally posted by Man&Golf »
      theres oil temp gauge?

      I thought it was just water temp.

      that is high if in that range. I track my car and it only gets to 110.

      Yeah, but l337 Mk1s have oil coolers, big fat Mk2's don't ... AFAIK anyway.

      But then your engine isn't exactly OEM, so dunno if you have the oil cooler anyway.

      I still haven't done a Brindy run in the Mk1, but even when I've been fanging it as hard as I dare the oil temp has been struggling to make 90° (all based on the assumption my gauge is working accurately, haha).


    16. 11-11-2009 11:22 PM #156
      Quote, originally posted by Lima »

      Yeah, but l337 Mk1s have oil coolers, big fat Mk2's don't ... AFAIK anyway.

      Golf 2s have a watercooled heat exchanger oil cooler. The same as T3 transporters. Not as good at cooling as the Beetle cooler of the Golf 1.


    17. 11-12-2009 12:42 AM #157
      do me a favour?

      vacum the MKI


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      11-12-2009 12:54 AM #158
      Quote, originally posted by AA003 »

      Good oil should be OK. Don't be concerened. (Be confused)

      It's good oil to my knowledge, so I'll just take it easy I guess.

      Quote, originally posted by AA003 »

      Have a look either side of the rear parcel shelf. There should be four plastic studs each side (with nuts hopefully). The speakers are designed to fit here. These speakers were bought ex TKM (the Golf 2 GTI importers) and the box says GTI & Passat variant. $30 there yours. When are you in Sydney?

      Wicked. I'm told by my brother that what you describe is all in place, so I'll take them I'm in Sydney a lot in December, so will email you as it gets closer and organise to drive to where you are to collect them.


    19. 11-12-2009 01:02 AM #159
      Will you visit me in Melbourne?
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    20. 11-12-2009 01:20 AM #160
      Quote, originally posted by AA003 »

      The rear OE speakers in late Golf 1 and Golf 2 were 5x3".

      I have a set of genuines here if anyone needs them.

      I am not sure they will fit. I took out the old ones from my MkII and replaced them with 4x6, which was the exact same size. Are you sure 3x5 wasnt just MkI. Mine is an early MkII.


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      11-12-2009 01:29 AM #161
      Quote, originally posted by steve2gtis »

      I am not sure they will fit. I took out the old ones from my MkII and replaced them with 4x6, which was the exact same size. Are you sure 3x5 wasnt just MkI. Mine is an early MkII.

      Well given it says they are for a MkII on the box, and they were sold by the importer that imported my car, it doesn't matter much in this case


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      11-12-2009 01:41 AM #162
      Quote, originally posted by Man&Golf »
      theres oil temp gauge?

      I thought it was just water temp.

      There's an oil temp display in the multi function computer. Luxury.



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      11-12-2009 07:40 AM #164
      Took me a while to work out what was going on when I first saw that ad, haha.

    24. 11-12-2009 06:41 PM #165

      the little black box.


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      11-13-2009 04:48 AM #166
      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.

      And here are those glorious 16 valves!


    26. 11-13-2009 04:48 AM #167
      Quote, originally posted by IML337 »

      Well given it says they are for a MkII on the box, and they were sold by the importer that imported my car, it doesn't matter much in this case

      Oops. With apologies to anna coren. I havent looked at mine for a LONG time. Mine are 5x3 also. Soz for the dicky lead. I need to give more of a schit about my car.


    27. 11-13-2009 05:52 AM #168
      Quote, originally posted by steve2gtis »

      I havent looked at mine for a LONG time.

      Well now that you have a family....


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      11-13-2009 05:53 AM #169
      Quote, originally posted by mikinoz »

      And here are those glorious 16 valves!


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    30. 11-13-2009 06:14 AM #171
      Quote, originally posted by AA003 »

      Well now that you have a family....

      True.


    31. 11-13-2009 12:28 PM #172
      Quote, originally posted by craig_m5 »
      Derv MK1?

      .........1300cc with dracked heads


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      11-13-2009 03:50 PM #173
      So 'Green 16' arrived yesterday from Brisbane.

      Pretty happy with it as it was bought sight unseen, quite a bit of work to do, but nothing major in any manner.

      In a few weeks after some works - new cat back exhaust system and rego - it is time for a pre summer meet. I am not sure if I would be keen enough for taking a car that I have only had a short time on the track, but would consider most other things.


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      11-13-2009 05:45 PM #174
      Congrats Mick!

      I saw it at various stages at Matts good buy

      Now quick get rid of those wheels

      What about something like this:
      http://cgi.ebay.com.au/BMW-MOT...090cc

      Shame they are not 15's


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      11-13-2009 06:11 PM #175
      Quote, originally posted by XXX 1.8T »
      Now quick get rid of those wheels

      And those chubby tail lights. The car is a 76 or 77, right?


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