Yeh no probs. I think your going about it the right way in terms of value anyhow.
So here is a lazy cross post - but you know you all love it (especially for WAY here with all the pics of his seats)...
Seems like I keep going around in circles, but every time I pull it apart it goes back together better than the time before. All the details are coming together nicely...
RHS hub has been sorted and refitted. Situation is, the stance is spot on now...
And more of the interior. Door cards were fitted up and along with some fettling on the parts that all seem to use different standards despite all stating they fit a MK1 - door hardware on as well.
looking heaps tidy Mick!!! well done :thumb up:
Door cards really blend the look of the seat back.
Say aren't one of you guys going to snap that original black MKI GTI on water-cooled up? His asking $3,500 ......Best by in the last 10yrs!!!!
Last edited by CliceKing; 08-12-2012 at 09:03 PM.
WOT and Compression braking around CBD
magic lookin mk1!!!
Although,.. here's a question? Are you going to instal a cage? And then raise the seat harness anchor points? without a cage to prevent roof crumple on roll overs, the person is held up right in the harness, and suffers head injury or death by the fact their head is used as a tent pole as the car crumples around them. Also, there was a rule that the angle of the harness strap couldn't be more than a certain number of degrees from horizontal. the theory being that a sharp angle increased the vertical pull down on the harness under braking or impact. It therefore increased spinal injury by compression.
The rules may have changed since I built my datto 1600 in the early 1990s, however it might be worth investigating....
great looking little car tho! really tops!!
The real thing as you point out are the angles. If this were a track car I would not run this setup. As a road going car it will hopefully not end up being in a situation that requires the testing of the roof integrity, for that I am willing to take the risk.
It is all show and no go at the moment as the asthmatic 1.6 on a weber with 4 speed certainly is not living up to the spec of the interior. However that should change , and if all being fair, probably still take 6-9 months to get the 2080cc ABF 16v in there on ITBS. You'll hear the induction noise in K-Town I'd say!
Some progress on Liam's GTI.
Got some decent shots of this gear before it is bolted back on I thought was deserved.
The fuel system must have been going fine originally, but over time looks like the corrosion has taken a firm grip on what to some suspicion looks to be an original accumulator and fuel lines.
The replacement specified is a Porsche/Volvo unit (the barb is for venting back into the fuel system in an emissions control environment) - fits nifty in the bracket.
The pump has been tested and is operating as new. The return check valve however was not closing and this is the most likely cause of the hard start cases that have been seen. New check valve fitted.
Idle Air Bypass was not looking like this before. Cleaned and re-calibrated.
The WUR that was fitted was not for Golf and was actually a vacuum model (from Turbo cars) and hence was not delivering the correct pressure (3 as opposed to 3.5 BAR) which in turn was not assisting in the AF ratio - this is a rebuilt unit with the correct resistor etc and hopefully this will bring the over fuelling in check.
All of the injectors were gunged up and not spraying correctly. They cleaned up alright and a lot cheaper than buying new (best is they are still steel as opposed to the new ones that are brass)
And the throttle. It was so gooped up and poorly adjusted the butterflies were not closing correctly, which is why the idle forever was inconsistent. That should be golden now.
Waiting for a massive haul from MK1 Autohaus with new braided fuel hoses and a number of other bits - so all in all things are certainly on the improve and this car will run as good as new with everything being replaced or refurbed!
A well deserved plug here too.
This is how I have managed to get Liam's k-jet running, the best that it will ever be I reckon.