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    1. Member tobiwonkonobi's Avatar
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      12-19-2010 10:59 AM #26
      I love the array of questions in here...people dont read before asking.
      I would tear down and do a full rebuild.All the machining and internal work is very cheap on one of these.Do it once,do it right
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      12-19-2010 11:17 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by tobiwonkonobi View Post
      I love the array of questions in here...people dont read before asking.
      I would tear down and do a full rebuild.All the machining and internal work is very cheap on one of these.Do it once,do it right
      That is my thought. The only thing that worries me is the last motor I did a full rebuild on turned into thousands of dollars. That is money that could be put into other areas. I am not looking to skimp, but all within reason.

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      12-19-2010 11:48 AM #28
      well, how familiar are you with the people the that purchased the aba from? if they are friends/acquaintances that can be trusted, and you are sure this motor had no issues prior to it being pulled, id clean it up and jam it in the car. with carbs, if u have any head issues once you get the car together, it will be a piece of cake to tear the thing down without having to remove the whole motor, and as far as the block goes, rod/main bearings can be done in the car as well....

      if you arent sure of the PO's reliability, and question his/her integrity, id probably tear it down and clean it up while its out.

      good luck with the build though, i have a similar motor in mind for my rabbit. its already a aba/jh on cis, but my dellorto 40's should actually be showing up on my doorstep tomorrow. i may end up switching to the crossflow head, but i havent made up my mind on that one yet or not

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      12-19-2010 12:44 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by superslowGTI86 View Post
      well, how familiar are you with the people the that purchased the aba from? if they are friends/acquaintances that can be trusted, and you are sure this motor had no issues prior to it being pulled, id clean it up and jam it in the car. with carbs, if u have any head issues once you get the car together, it will be a piece of cake to tear the thing down without having to remove the whole motor, and as far as the block goes, rod/main bearings can be done in the car as well....

      if you arent sure of the PO's reliability, and question his/her integrity, id probably tear it down and clean it up while its out.

      good luck with the build though, i have a similar motor in mind for my rabbit. its already a aba/jh on cis, but my dellorto 40's should actually be showing up on my doorstep tomorrow. i may end up switching to the crossflow head, but i havent made up my mind on that one yet or not

      I purchased it from a friend, but the issue is he isn't super familiar with the motor. A customer brought a cabby into his shop for a vr swap. So this is the motor that was pulled. If I have to base it on what the rest of the car looks like I would do a rebuild. I just wish I could do a compression test on the engine stand. That would probably answer my question.

      I am not too worried about the head. I will be replacing the cam, lifters, valve seals anyway. It won't be a big deal to replace a couple extra parts.

      The bottom end is what I am worried about. Mainly deciding if I need to bore and replace piston rings.

      I guess I will pull the head and go from there. I am sure it will turn into another snowballing rebuild.

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      01-04-2011 04:13 PM #30
      Got the motor stripped most of the way down today. It was/is very cruddy. The inside doesn't look horrible though. It had clean oil, decent plugs, and not a ton of carbon build up.

      Sorry for the phone pictures, I didn't feel like running in for my camera.





      On my way to pick up my new manifold. Post pictures in a few.

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      01-04-2011 04:21 PM #31
      Good luck with the build! Looks like you're off to a good start.

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      01-04-2011 05:46 PM #32
      Just picked up the manifold. I think it looks pretty good. Also a shot of the carbs.



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      01-04-2011 06:28 PM #33
      where'd you get the manifold??? Looks great!

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      01-04-2011 06:31 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by funpig View Post
      where'd you get the manifold??? Looks great!
      A friend of mines shop did it. They don't normally do VW stuff, but their fab guy did this for me.

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      01-06-2011 09:28 AM #35
      I think I have decided to just clean up and replace gaskets in the bottom end. Supposedly it is low mileage and aba's are pretty bulletproof. I will be rebuilding the head though.

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      01-06-2011 09:51 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by BadassLilGolf View Post
      I think I have decided to just clean up and replace gaskets in the bottom end. Supposedly it is low mileage and aba's are pretty bulletproof. I will be rebuilding the head though.
      In all seriousness. If you aren't trying to build an all-out show car, or a crazy race-machine.. that idea is the best bet. ABA's are pretty much bullet proof, plentiful, and cheap to replace. Clean the engine up, throw it in, have fun, and get another $100 ABA if this one ever gives up the ghost.

      keep up the good work, always glad to see another mk1 saved

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      01-06-2011 01:59 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by saddest6day66 View Post
      In all seriousness. If you aren't trying to build an all-out show car, or a crazy race-machine.. that idea is the best bet. ABA's are pretty much bullet proof, plentiful, and cheap to replace. Clean the engine up, throw it in, have fun, and get another $100 ABA if this one ever gives up the ghost.

      keep up the good work, always glad to see another mk1 saved
      That is my thoughts exactly.

      For the head I already have the cam, light weight lifters, valve stem seals, and the obd1 springs should be good. I am just going to do a little diy porting and probably have the machine shop deck the head. I understand the stock valves are already a 3 angle design? So I will just lap those. Then just freshen up all the gaskets and have fun with it.
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      01-08-2011 04:27 PM #38
      Started getting the bottom end cleaned up today. Got all the carbon build up out of the cylinders, and the pistons and walls look nice and smooth. Block sanded the top of the block to remove all the old gasket material. Cleaned up all the gasket surfaces on the sides of the block, and started grinding all the rust and gunk off the outside. I had to use a chisel and hammer to break some of the flaking rust off the block.

      The only loss of the day is the damn woodruff key from the intermediate shaft pulley. It fell and vanished into thin air. I looked on my hands and knees with no luck. Just something else to come up with.

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      01-11-2011 05:01 PM #39
      Nothing too exciting lately.

      The Recaros I got didn't have the motors on the base. So instead of finding them, then wiring them only to never actually adjust the seat I just ran a bolt through and tightened them down so they are all the way down. I can also set them to whatever height I want then leave it.


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      01-14-2011 08:57 AM #40
      Fuel pump came thismorning.


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      01-15-2011 02:44 PM #41
      Dropped the wheels off at the machine shop today to price out center caps.

      Hopefully bringing the truck to my garage on Monday so some real work can begin.

      A few more parts I dug out of storage.


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      01-16-2011 02:04 PM #42
      Projects looking good
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      01-17-2011 04:07 PM #43
      Got the truck moved to my house today.

      Takes up more room than the polo in my little 1 car garage.

      Engine bay that previous owner started shaving. I guess I will be running no HVAC.

      Interior pretty much stripped

      Spare parts in the bed. Nice if I decide to narrow the axle I have a spare.


      Next is to get all the stuff out of it and strip it the rest of the way down.

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      01-17-2011 04:12 PM #44
      good work. I'm just over the mountains from ya. I'm sure I'll see this soon enough.


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      01-17-2011 05:56 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Big CADDY View Post
      good work. I'm just over the mountains from ya. I'm sure I'll see this soon enough.

      Yup, you are not far. I hope to have it on the road by summer.

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      01-18-2011 08:41 AM #46
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      01-18-2011 01:28 PM #47
      Bed all cleaned out and very pleased with the condition. Only a couple little things to address.



      Interior looks solid as well. gotta strip all the crap off the floors and clean it up.


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      01-18-2011 03:13 PM #48
      Looks like a solid little project for sure!

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      01-18-2011 11:22 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by _WCHLVR_ View Post
      Looks like a solid little project for sure!
      It being so solid is making me want to take the project further than I would if it were beat.
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      01-20-2011 08:26 PM #50
      The beauty of buying a basket case.

      Sorting through the box of random parts to see what I don't have to buy.

      Have some seals, but not all. Have some interior parts, but not all. Have some of the glass, but not all (just need a windshield). Have all the wiring, but doesn't entirely match with the dash or motor I am running. To be expected and should be tons of fun. I need to keep myself organized so I don't go nuts.



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