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    Thread: 1979 GLS.. 1272cc Carburetor Turbo Project

    1. Member VWinston's Avatar
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      03-11-2011 07:59 AM #26
      Cheer Matt





      Now the engine is in I have ran into a few problems

      1. The carb fauls the bonnet on the adaptor plate so ive got to drill and tap the inlet manifold and even then it will be tight.

      2. My turbo is upside down so the oil feed and drain wouldn't work.. I can't rotate the housings due to it being seized so Im on the hunt for a new turbo.. wish I had noticed sooner before I had bought lots of parts for the current turbo.. Oh well live you learn.

      3. The shocks bottom out due to it being to low.. So I need to purchase some balljoint raisers as I can't raise my turrets like the Mk1 Golf boys because I have no room.. Im just waiting on the company getting back intouch on how to pay.

      4. Looms are going to be a nightmare.. Its looking like I need to make the under bonnet looms from scratch.

      Once these problems are sorted im sure I will have another list of problems to deal with.. Why do I make things hard for myself LOL

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      03-11-2011 08:09 AM #27


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      03-20-2011 05:04 PM #29
      looking awesome!

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      04-15-2011 10:26 AM #30
      The new turbo turned up about a month ago.. Old on the left, new on the right.. The new turbo is quite abit smaller as you can see but its also much much lighter.





      I feel like im getting somewhere now.. The bay is starting to fill up.. Ive just got lots of niggly bits to make up etc



      After many hours hunting and messaging on ebay.. I bagged this Focus ST intercooler for £27 posted and its a perfect fit.. Ive spent most of last weekend sorting out the hoses that I lifted from a Volvo T4 in the scrap yard, no pictures of the pipe work yet.



      Ive also sold most my classic alpine collection to fund this early 80's Alpine.. not quite era specific but it will do :vcool:



      Cheers folks

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      06-13-2011 02:47 PM #31
      Ive had no interesting updates, It's mainly been bleeding brakes, messing with hoses and waiting on parts.

      But the welder (my mates dad glynn) came up a few weeks ago and spotted me playing with the s/s side exit exhaust from a Renault 5 working out how I could make it fit the scirocco. In short he told me sell it on and just buy mild steel pipe work and he would knock me one up. With this in mind it would be rude not to knotch it up to 3", so I bought a selection of 3" pipe work, silencers and bends from merlin motorsport.

      We made a start on it. He thinks im mental but he puts my ideas into metal and we have a good laugh at the results.. Im over the moon with this evil monster dowpipe he has created. Just the back box or should that be front box left to do haha. Im still not sure if I have the balls to cut a hole in the bottom of my wing and have it fully poking out?






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      06-13-2011 06:38 PM #32
      Good joke (hopefully?). Through the wing will be terribly loud I'm afraid. Run the 3" downpipe into the tunnel to a 2.5" with that resonator you have there. Plenty for that motor.

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      06-13-2011 07:09 PM #33
      No joking!!!.. Ive had a 2.5" front exit exhaust on one of my old Renault 5 Turbos and it was not loud at all.



      I want it exiting out of the side to aid ground clearance. Ive not got the balls to cut the wing, it will be exiting under the wing TDi turn down style.

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      09-13-2011 07:40 PM #34
      A few long due updates

      I had a custom lower gearbox made by a local lad called Arun he has the sickest Mk1 Golf. The ground clearance is most excellent. 8) (Sorry Arun thats the only picture I got due to rushing to get it on for the MOT.. the paint was still drying haha)



      I bought these top mounts second hand from the classified. They are very early Mk1 rebuildable top mounts but they have had spherical bearings welded in the top making them Soild top mounts. This gives me just over an inch of extra travel in my shocks and is the final low mod for this years show season.


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      09-13-2011 07:41 PM #35
      Edition 38 updates...

      I thought I was on easy street it was 2 weeks until edition38 show and shine, the cars taxed, MOT'd and Insured (road legal). Im left with ironing out the niggles and cleaning....... Nothing is ever that simple haha.

      On the first night of testing the engine is shaking the car to bits (I assumed it was the poly engine mounts). It had a loud knocking coming from the off side wheel, it was that bad it felt like the wheel was going to fall off. I fitted a new driveshaft and hub on the offside, this made no difference so I changed the pair on the nearside and the problem was still there. This left me thinking the diff had gone in the G40 gearbox. I fitted a 4 speed 1.3 golf gearbox, the release bearing didn't work with the g40 clutch (doh). I then fitted a Polo GT 5 speed. It still knocked!!!!!

      Its now the tuesday before edtion38. I removed my front gearbox mount and the knock was alot better but still worrying. The car had got slower on every outting, the exhaust had got ridiculously loud and it had started running on 3 cylinders. This was down to the plug in cylinder one being covered in oil... Oh no the rings have gone on piston one!!!! Alot of things now make sense!!

      Its now wednesday night the car has to make edition 38!!. The only option is to fit all the turbo stuff to the old standard 1.3 engine out of my mates Mk1 jetta and run it on low boost. I phoned my friend Az in the day to see if he still had the saab dizzy needed to run an ignition amp and he did (HERO).. It was game on by the end of the night 5am the new engine was in and mostly plumbed in with only a minor niggle to get it running left.







      Thurday afternoon.. I get all the niggles sorted and come to start it. After alot of faffing with the ignition timing it fires up but the inlet is exhaust heated on an early 1.3, I had cut this off the old inlet because it fuled the G40 head. so this left exhaust fumes pissing out the head haha. This was solved with a quick manifold swap. With this sorted I came to fire it up again but with more timing faffing it would not fire up. Morale is very low and thoughts of missing another edition38 are looming....

      Its now early friday morning. Ive even got the Haynes manual out!!! This led me to look at the timming marks and they were wrong, the bottom end was a tooth out (this was why it was hard to start in the Jetta) I lined it all up and recharged the battery.... It fires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Right!!!! I best go get my camping stuff ready and fit my wheels and slam it for its tracking, no sleep for me haha

      We pull onto the motorway friday dinner time and the knock is still there but very faint FFS.. A friends engine blew up and set on fire on the M6 Toll so it was towed via A roads the rest of the way. We arrived at the camp site at about 6pm.

      Was it worth all the effort?.... **** YEAH!!!!!!!!









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      09-13-2011 11:57 PM #36
      What a bad ass car and adventure! Extra points for one of the shortest exhaust routings in a Scirocco, EVER!

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      09-14-2011 05:57 AM #37
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      09-14-2011 07:01 AM #38
      Is this the "platinum metallic" color?
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      09-14-2011 07:05 AM #39
      Great story there about getting this turbo Scirocco ready for Edition 38
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      09-14-2011 08:56 AM #40
      Thanks guys

      It really did feel like the car didn't want to go to the show, so I dragged it there kicking and screaming haha

      Yes it is platinum metallic

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      09-14-2011 09:08 AM #41
      WOW!

      Your work looks pretty sweet to me! Did you end up sticking with the side exit exhaust?
      This car is Epic, love the engine!

      -Kelly

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      09-14-2011 11:04 AM #42
      Cheers Kelly

      Ive still got the side exit fitted much to my neighbours dismay

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      10-23-2011 11:25 AM #43
      A few weekends ago I put my shiney wheels away for the winter... 1. because they leak like a b**ch and im sick of pumping them up as they need resealing.. 2. to gain some ground clearance. I have replaced them with some 5.5x14 Vauxhall corsa steels due to the high offset and ive replaced the front tyres with some 155/55/14's to give it a kind of aircooled look.


      Mk1 Scirocco Winter 01 by Winstang, on Flickr


      Mk1 Scirocco Winter 03 by Winstang, on Flickr


      Mk1 Scirocco Winter 02 by Winstang, on Flickr

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      10-23-2011 11:26 AM #44
      Just incase anyones interested the rocco got a featured on a moddified classic car blog - http://grandnostalgic.com/2011/09/mk1-scirocco-turbo/

      Ive also made my winter ( read early autumn) wheels look abit more bling! I really can't wait to get the rocco off the road again as much fun it is having it on the road, I have nothing to tinker with, Im left to just mucking about with wheel trims


      Mk1 Scirocco Winter 04 by Winstang, on Flickr


      Mk1 Scirocco Winter 05 by Winstang, on Flickr


      Mk1 Scirocco Winter 06 by Winstang, on Flickr

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      10-23-2011 12:42 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post
      I saw that car in person last year when visiting Oli to trade some parts, was pretty dang nice! I'd reconsider the mk1 golf dash as well.. they aren't a direct fit and would be a shame to hack up such a nice example of a mk1! Good luck with it!
      -Matt
      All I can say is don't do the golf dash,don't do the golf dash.
      It wont fit it will be 4 to 5 inches to short.
      It is shorter from the steering wheel to the wind shield.
      Plus the s-1 dash is metal it can be recovered,the bunny dash is press board.
      It will not fit.
      I cut down a s-1 dash to fit a rabbit,I know it wont fit.
      Outer than that you got a nice collection.
      I want to see more on the carbed turbo.

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      10-23-2011 12:55 PM #46
      Thank you for your concern but the Golf dash was a short term fix and I never ended up using it due to the points you have raised above

      The interior now looks like this


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      10-23-2011 02:38 PM #47

      That's a sweet interior.
      What internals and did you use for the turbo.I have a 1.6 I would like to keep carbed,
      if I can boost with a little k03 or k04 that would be cool.I would like run 10 or less psi.
      Thanks for any info.

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      10-23-2011 02:57 PM #48
      Thank you!!

      I was using a PY Polo G40 engine as this is has the correct compression ratio for boost being supercharged as standard. Sadly little did I know but the piston rings were scrap before it went into the car.

      As a quick fix I have used a stand HH 1272cc Mk1 Golf engine. I am running 10psi but the clutch has not lasted long.

      I have used a 32 Solex DIS carburettor from a Renault 5 GT Turbo.

      The turbo is a Garrett T2/T25 Hybrid that was an aftermarket part for the Renault 5 GT Turbo.

      The ignition is controled via a bosch twin port vacuum canister.

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      10-23-2011 10:15 PM #49
      AWESOME!!!

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