Its about time I start up on a long-ish term build thread for my 98 Jetta GT. Plans are to have it completed by May 2012, at least the engine portion. It will need a paint job, rims, window tint, and some front end style to call it done
Here is how she stands as it is:
Currently stock exterior.
Engine has 2.0 8v, OBX header, Supertech high flow valves, Intake cone, MAF deleted. LW Flywheel, Ported and decked head, 270 Cam, LW lifters, 2.25 TT SS Exhaust.
Software is Megasquirt 3/3x running EDIS wasted spark. Plugs gapped at .054 and running e85.
This was the first stage of the process. Installed and tuned by yours truly. Dyno'd at 133 whp with 135 wtq. Shes real fun to drive currently, but I want more!
And mounted in the interior:
Under the hood it doesn't look that great currently. It will be cleaned up as time goes on.
Plans for the build:
2.0 ABA to 16v swap
Rebuilt head with stock valves, stock cams (for now) Dual springs, LW lifters, adj cam gear
T3/T4 turbo to be decided
Tubular exhaust manifold
2.75" Turbo back cat delete
630cc injectors @ 4bar (may need to go bigger)
Custom designed SRI. (Design is completed and flow simulations are being run and design refined through solid works and CUDA flow designs.)
OBDI ABA throttle body <-- NO!!!!! Mustang TB now!!!!
O2A tranny swap with 6 puck clutch and LW flywheel
Snow white paint job (BLINDINGLY WHITE!!!)
Rims to be decided, But they will be 16x 7.5"
Engine bay as shaved as much as I feel like putting effort into.
Looking to get 300 whp after all is said and done.
So Lets get to work:
Found an OBD I ABA on craigslist for $100 and o2a tranny for $175. Tranny will go in much later so lets get to work on the engine.
Your Basic ABA engine:
Stripped down and cleaned:
Guy I bought the engine from didn't know if it ran so I was taking a risk with blown engine. The head gasket was blown, but more concerned about the piston walls
They appear to be all good. WHEW
Few days later got the sucker all stripped and painted up. Engine design I know some of you will scream at me, but the block is aluminum and the rest of the parts are going to be high gloss black or polished. Plan on polishing the alternator, valve cover, A/C compressor, intake, IC piping and turbo housing.
Got everything off and the oil drain return welded on the pan. Crappy weld job but she seals. And painted:
Next up: Waiting for oil pump, IM shaft, gear and pulleys to arrive before I can put the bottom end together.