thank you. and i know i can put more than 1 pic but its (i guess) easier spaced out and try to get step by step. wiring harness was slimmed down today and recieved the wrong gaskets and etc. had to do alot of running around chasing parts and had to drive an hour away to get the plug wires i wanted (plugs i got got ordered wrong) with an hour till they closed. got there with the doors locked and the lights off. knocked on the door and bought the ngk wires i wanted.
with all the running around i managed to machine a egr block off plate/ finish the wiring and put the motor together. (except the fox parts that need to go on) now i need to see what kind of accessory setup i need to use.. fox..or somthing else... and (not a big deal) but where the air intake will run with the motor longatudal...
half the pics are on another camera. more progress and pics tomorrow.. and will be finaly carless tomorrow when the motor comes out tomorrow. tomorrow the motor will be pulled and hopfuly the sub frame and what not will be cleaned, covered in POR-15 and what i need off the fox motor will be on the ABA.
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2011-10-14_21-32-35_568 by ChevyAndVW, on Flickr
had to drill and tap to use this nifty chrome skull thing as a plug heh heh
2011-10-14_21-32-35_568 by ChevyAndVW, on Flickr
I see you building a beautiful VW crossflow engine...but...this have the correct size to you install in your Fox?
These engines from Golf have 159mm rod lenght? Here in Brazil we have some problems with this engine swaps.
You know the newest versions of Fox in Brasil? The newest fronts, grilles, headlights, bumpers...?
Know this version?
the aba or crossflow will fit. some things need to be changed and used of the fox or voyage (exhaust manifold, fuse box(and aba), etc) what problems to do have in brazil? the pic is a (correct me if im wrong 91-93 fox in the states.) the wire harness of the aba has been slimmed down by deleted things the fox wont use like a/c, lights, etc. also some connectors will have to be swaped. you can use 1 fuse box by merging things u need and dont need but im just going to run 2 for now just to get this done faster and easy of trouble shooting. this car is my EVERYDAY driver (only my fox is on the road). so im taking my time and doing everything correct, clean, and paying attension to detail but working on it everyday long hours till its complete.
Last edited by ChevyAndVW; 10-15-2011 at 01:19 AM.
These are the newest version here in Brazil too(We have the atual generation based in Gol "G5").
Here we have problems to close the hood. These engines from Golfs Mk3/mk4 have 159mm rods and a block more long(to top). The parts fits without problems, the holes is indentics...but the hood don't close!! Atention for this. Verify today, no spent your time before this verification!
thank you for the info. do you know how much the hoods dont close by? i had that in mind. but im not too worried i bought an extra hood straight from vw for $29!! so i might try to raise the hood in the back slightly, cut a hole(but do it right so it looks good) or cut out the hood skeleton. depends or how much it is off by. and GOLS are sick btw. i wish i could get one sent here.
so today. i got quite alot done. early am went to the junkyard and scored a rain tray, fox GL gauge cluster, and a speaker cover all for $15!!! then hardware store for some studs and block off stuff. that was the 1.8 fox motor's last ride... pulled the motor bolted on the accessories. por-15 some things. cleaned up the ports. more paint. removed the fox 1,8 oil pick up to use on the 2.0, filled the motor mounts with window weld for stiffer motor mounts. and a couple of other things.
The little filter you put in place of the oil breather is going to spew oil all over the place. Also, the hose that is supposed to connect to the missing breather is going to create a massive vacuum leak.
Also, I see that you put a Fox single outlet exhaust manifold on the ABA. That is going to restrict the exhaust flow quite a bit. I believe all ABA's have dual outlet manifolds.
Last edited by Edcon91 II; 10-16-2011 at 09:11 AM.
I commend you on the work your doing, but I am pretty sure you are in for a big surprise. Your either going to be hoodless or cutting a hole in it. Its not like your the first person to think of swapping an aba engine in a fox, its been tried before by a few people and IIRC they all ended up using a counterflow head besides for one person who made a custom intake manifold. The stock engine pratically sits on the subframe so you cant lower it anymore than it is really. I have never personally done an aba head/intake on a fox so I cant verify...but if you ever closed your hood and got underneath your car and reached up you would find the timing belt cover/intake manifold to pratically hit the hood as it is. I built an aba/digi headed fox years ago and with the hood closed on bmw engine mounts i couldent get even my pinky between the intake manifold and hood.
the oil beather should work. isnt that what its ment for... the piece that is suposed to go there has been blocked off so no vacuum leaks. i HAD to use the Fox exhaust manifold because the ABA wouldnt be a direct bolt up to the down pipe. and the exhaust system and manifold will stay the same for now (except removing the restricter "donut" be 4 the cat) because i plan to turbo the aba in the very near future...
I think banned is noting that if you keep the alternator on the driver's side, it will conflict with the stock location of the radiator. But as you have noted in an earlier post, you are looking for the diesel mounts, so you can move the alternator to the passenger's side of the motor. Correct?
They have my car when they pry my dead cold fingers from the steering wheel.