The Hammered Mk1 Build Thread!
Been working like crazy but have managed to clean the Vr up a little bit
Last edited by flatnbagged; 10-16-2011 at 07:54 PM.
Damn I need access to a shop or at least a garage...might be moving in May and might have at least a single bay in a detached garage...better than nothing. I need to catch up to you.
Blast the exhaust manifolds and paint them or get them ceramicoated...they stand out with the rust color.
Engine looks much much nicer now.
Yea I don't know what your deadline is but dustoff is only 60 days away. I doubt I'll be ready for dustoff.
and yea I still have a lot on that motor I have to touch up. Just don't have the time.
Get your shave bays not faces shirt today!
Thanks man. Wait till you see the wheels I just picked up today.
Stage 2 Endurance SouthBend clutch came in. finally able to bolt it all together.
And I picked up a little treat for my self. 16x9.5s gonna be trading two of the 9.5s for 8.5s.
Last edited by flatnbagged; 10-16-2011 at 07:58 PM.
Yea I was going a different way with wheels but the salad shooters were to good of a deal to pass up. I'm thinking polished?!
Yes sir. Stock interior, stock exterior, just stanced out on some nice wheels with a little something under the hood. That's all I'm really going for. Trying to keep it period correct. Except for the motor of course.
Well if you're putting it in a syncro, you're lucky. Your trans will bolt up to the adapter plate. Mine didn't. So I had to buy a trans, have custom axles made, and convert it to a hydraulic clutch. But yea I spent quite a bit of money so far.
The starter it came in today!
Last edited by flatnbagged; 10-16-2011 at 07:59 PM.
Since the Flanges on the new 1.8t trans are bigger then my stock ones. I made some custom axles. Took the inner splines off of 1.8t axles and welded them on to my stock axles. Machined them flat and put a center pin in them to make sure they stayed straight.
Looking into gettin them balanced but can find anyplace that will do FWD axles. Any suggestions? They're pretty damn straight and I made sure the weight of the weld was even all around, just want to make sure.
Last edited by flatnbagged; 10-16-2011 at 08:02 PM.
I wouldn't worry *too* much about perfect balance, I am sure the grease and CVs aren't always in perfect balance, and they rotate alot further out (in radius) than the axles themselves. I'd worry more about being straight.
I am envious of your machining. Wish I had (and knew how to use) a lathe and a mill. Someday.. .