I got my mint 1982 Rabbit out of storage after almost 2 years and have found that it's time for a motor rebuild/new motor. I've driven it for about a week now and found oil pouring out of the exhaust very bad (I'm getting about 1 quart every 50-100 miles of oil). Car still runs great but is consuming a large amount of oil (which it didn't do when I put it in storage 2 years ago). I've had good success adding a turbo to a 1.6NA before and am looking to build the engine.
I'm thinking about building an engine based on an article I found several years back (all from memory...I can't find the article). Please chime in and give me any information about this because I'm probably going to be updating this post as I build the motor if it looks feasible. I may end up canning the idea in the end and just putting a 1.6 turbo diesel in anyway, but we'll see.
I'm thinking about combining my 1.6L with a 1.5L that I have laying around and building the motor like this....1.6L block, 1.5L crank, 1.5L rods, 1.5L head, 1.6L pistons (I'll probably order TD pistons) and adding a T3 turbo and custom building an Injector Pump. From what I read about this years ago, this makes a very fast revving engine (great for a Rabbit). The only down side I've heard about is that these engines are hard to start but that shouldn't be an issue because this is a summer car only. Any thoughts/suggestions?