Hope u get issues sorted out asap and am still watching
Killer Mk1 stance (this is not my Wide Boy just looking for this kinda stance)
The Amy Winehouse effect (High as a mother****) but not for much longer
Anyone looking for more info on Gaz pls see the link below.
Yeah the Gaz guys are a good bunch I spoke to them at the Autosport show a couple of weeks ago about making me some custom suspension for my Corrado V8
Thanks for looking all the same. The encouragement is appreciated.
Would you believe the cheek!!! some company has lifted pix from my thread and are using them to sell manifolds.
They didn't even bother to edit out my pineapple juice carton. These guys are 'taking the piss' as we say here in England.
Any advice on how to deal with these mo'fo'?
Cheeky buggers! Even putting their own watermark on them!
I would email them and politely ask them to stop using your pics.
If that doesn't work then its time to start hunting for them on forums and making their business difficult. Hopefully they will respond to option 1...
Unfortunately if you didn't watermark them in the first place there's very little you can do to stop them (short of expensive legal shenanigans, which really isn't worth it).
You never know though, if they lifted them from this thread in the first place then they may well read that you are unimpressed and do the honourable thing and remove them. In which case hello to them and well done for doing the right thing
Did you get a response from those monkeys that took your piktshars?
and did you solve your issue?
Keep up the good work! I check back often for updates
I'll keep you updated.
So things have slowed down considerably and I might have a couple of months to wait until I can get the back axle sorted. Not great, but not the end of the world. As a result I have been looking into a few other options just in case.
Go the Ikea route and get a flat pack Syncro to Haldex DIY conversion kit from Dutchbuild, then have it welded in place. Tricky, but possible.
Syncro to Haldex DIY conversion kit from Dutchbuild
Dredward suggested I send my old axle to Dutchbuild and have the conversion done for me but sounds quite expensive and would prefer to have the car within driving distance so I can keep an eye on the progress.
Here are a few pix of the Dutchbuild completed article compared to the the standard syncro axle.
If you wanna see more pix check out the link below.
I could get the car back get the Emerald ECU wired up and have it running as a two wheel drive for the moment. I'd have to get the radiator in place and finish off the plumbing work. I would also have to get the petrol tank braised and mounted in place. I would however run the risk of having to move it around or even relocating it if the axle takes up more space than I bargained for. Not good.
Gonna read up on this axle conversion thing and see if it's a viable option.
So it looks like I will be going with option 2. I was looking forward to having a go at welding the Dutchbuild kit in place but it might be more trouble than its worth seeing as the original cradle has been already cut away.
In addition, not to take anything away from the Dutchbuild kit, but I think seeing what another engineering firm comes up with in terms of a back axle cradle for the haldex can't be a bad thing. Who know, there could be a much more user friendly way of doing this. It won't hurt to see what Greg comes up with.
I should be getting the car back next week all being well, so I'll be back on it in a couple of weeks. I'll get it all wired up and running, but not mapped.
In a couple months Greg will pick the car back up and get the axle and prop shaft in place. Hopeful I can get the car running before the summer.
any updates been watching this over in the u.k nice build, ps ive noticed ur useing a mk5 r32?and turboing it ,just be carefull im sure the mk5 crank isnt forged like the mk4 r32 is ,ive seen poeple runing 15/17psi on these ,for how long im unsure,as ive a mk1 caddy 4wd pickup with a forged mk3 vr6t fitted goes well,and i bought a mk5 r32 ,which it had a dsg gearbox fitted bub engine code 2005, im told these arnt forged, so im in progress of swopping cranks ,,,ill be controlling my vvt from my standalone , hope things going well and keep it up ,,
mk1 golf, mk5 r32c holset hx40 turbo 6 speed tdi gearbox,02m haldex 4wd , electric steering ,
Well, it's been a labour of love, and unfortunately not much has happened since I last updated this.
It'll looks like the recession has taken it's toll on this build as well everything. The company that was putting together my back axle has gone out of business. So I've been waiting to get car and associated parts returned to me. I'm hopefully that the car is in good hands tho so i'm not worried to much about it.
I'm told the company might me starting anew and they'll be finishing the back axle soon. I can only wait and see what happens.
Thanks for looking.
I'm sorry to hear that you (and all of us who follow this thread) have to suffer because of the recession. I hope that your build gets back on track as soon as possible!