Car is looking good, keep up the good work. I'm also in the same boat as you, I'm currently painting my gti too.
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So got a few things done today once I go back from work.
Picked up some new hardware for all the motor accessories and new bolts for the new oil pump.
Started bolting on the new Shorty pan, but the hardware store didn't have enough to finish the job, so I'll have to wait until they get some more in stock...
Slapped on a new oil deflector. It just rests on the studs, right?
Installed new tie rods and tie rod ends on the early steering rack, as well as new boots and bushings.
Started bolting some accessories onto the motor. I think the colors go well together and everything should look pretty sweet in the bay.
I have a possible location for the ignition coil figured out, just depends on how close it will be to the header.
Should clear the header. I think I will also make a rubber washer for it to help with some vibrations and I will also wrap the coil with some heat shield tape. We'll see how it works.
And I just cleaned some other parts that have been neglected, but haven't taken any pictures yet. That's it for now, though. The painter told me all the body work is finished. So I'm thinking it's getting primed tonight.
As always, thanks for looking!
£UK Storm Syncro Rocco Project
Good to know.
So I'm sure you guys have figured out that the paint wasn't finished by last weekend. Needed a few more days, which I wasn't too worried about. Was kinda skeptical of him finishing it in under two weeks. Said it's going to be done for sure when I'm home next (next weekend).
So I'm just ordering more and more parts. I'm going to be order all the brake parts soon and have a question. I've read on here that ATS Classics will need a spacer up front to clear the caliper. I'm running the 7" wheels and really don't want the front to poke anymore than it already does. Are the earlier calipers smaller than the later years? Is switching from one to the other an option? Or will I have a little grinding in my future?
Any info is always appreciated, thanks!
the trick i did to get more room to run a bigger lip on my wheels was
i run solid rotors but use GTI vented pads because they are thinner so from the mounting pad on the hub to the caliper is only like 15mm need to clear (my car is a 77 but i use later style 80 calipers BTW)
You and me both! Still at the painters, apparently not getting the rest painted until Monday. So I'll have to wait another two weeks because I'll be gone for work...
Couple more progress pictures.
I got some parts in, more shiny..
New MK1 Autohaus fuel lines. These are nice!
I've done some parts cleaning too, but nothing worth posting yet. So that's it for now. Couple more weeks and I should have it back in my garage.
Thanks for looking!
Got a few more things accomplished today.
Got a few parts in the mail, so I could bolt some more parts on. I swapped the coolant flange with an earlier one to get rid of the thermo-switch.
Clutch kit is suppose to show up tomorrow so I wanted to put that on so it's ready, but couldn't do it on the engine stand. So I made a little crate for the motor to sit on. Works perfectly!
A lightened flywheel I bought of off here showed up a week ago and I had it sent straight to the machine shop while I was at work. Got it resurfaced and it's good to go except...
Can you spot the difference? The flywheel I bought was said to be a 190mm, however I'm pretty sure this is a 210mm. Dammit.
So, I have a 190mm clutch kit showing up tomorrow that's useless now. Can I use a 210mm clutch with the 4 speed which was originally a 190mm? God, I hate it when shit isn't advertised correctly on here. Although it is partially my fault because I didn't look at the pictures close enough, please know what you're selling if you sell something on here.
Another question, I'm going to need to switch out the speedometer cable with one that doesn't run into the EGR box thing. I always thoguht there was just a bolt that held it in, but on here there's something else. Anyone familiar with it? I put a vise on it but nothing really happened...
Thanks in advance for any help, I'm off to search for some info on the clutch...
The clutch cable is held in by a phillips head screw, yours is stripped
Everything is looking awesome bro, just curious about the picture above... isn't that the rear transmission motor mount bracket bolted on the front of the block? Right in between the water pump and the fuel pressure regulator and under the head coolant flange.
You're totally right. I was just slapping some parts on to see how they looked, and couldn't remember what that was for, so I just assumed it was an alternator brace or something since the holes lined up correctly. Took a closer look at it today and realized that wasn't the correct part...
This looks better...
Cleaned up some more parts. Here's some before and after shots of the lower airbox.
Forgot to take a before shot of the pedal cluster, but it wasn't too bad anyways. Fresh coat of paint and new rubber pads.
Then the UPS guy showed up and drop off an order from TT. I ordered a short shift kit and weighted shift rod, as well as some new exhaust manifold studs and nuts and the shift boot/cap for the underside of the car.
Next up I decided to bolt up the intake and header. Didn't go as smooth as I had hoped. First thing, I don't know why the gasket had this extra loop in it. So I just cut it out.
Small inconvenience. So I get the intake on and screw in the new exhaust studs. I try to put the header on but it doesn't quite fit. It hits the intake on both sides...
So, pull the exhaust off, pull the intake off and bust out the grinder to make some clearance.
There we go, much better.
I got some other parts partially cleaned, but they're not finished so I won't post them yet. And to end the day, I got some more pictures from the paint guy. Almost there!
More parts just ordered and on the way for a very busy weekend coming up. See you in two weeks!
Last edited by aeffertz; 08-21-2012 at 01:06 AM.
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Last edited by aeffertz; 08-29-2012 at 09:01 PM.
Well apparently Christmas was early this year again...
WHAT'S IN DA BOX?! I'm not going to list everything, but I'm really sticking to replacing/refurbing every part on the car.
This week was a BUNCH of new parts from AutohausAZ, MK1 Autohaus, the Potters, Powerhaus, Summit Racing and a couple members off here in hopes to have the engine running before I leave for work next week. Although I'm still waiting for my flywheel to get finished. If it doesn't get shipped out tomorrow then I won't be able to get it running this weekend. I'm crossing my fingers.
Well, the painter didn't quite get it wrapped up today.
I was still productive, though. Got a new rear oil seal put in and cleaned up/installed the dust shield.
Started installing the clutch, but I got word today the flywheel won't be finished until next Tuesday.
Never replaced a clutch before, but I think everything seems right. How's it look? There's not a transmission brace bolted on there or anything, right?
Resprayed the heater flange blockoff I got off another member on here to match everything else and got it installed.
Cleaned up the ported throttle body from scientific rabbit.
Cleaned up the Aux Air Valve bits and throttle body boot and mounted it with new hardware and silicone hoses from MK1 Autohaus.
Swapped out the outer part of the water pump to get the pulley to line up with the rest. Also cleaned up a couple more parts and was able to install the alternator and belt.
Started working on the whole shift linkage setup. Cleaned up the shifting rod.
Starting installing the linkage bits, but quickly realized I was missing a few parts...
Good news is I found what I needed, the bad news is that they looked like this...
One of the boots was trashed, but the others cleaned up very well. Who says you can't use a rubber more than once?!
Apparently everything is sprayed and ready to go now. So we'll see if it shows up tomorrow or not. See ya' tomorrow!
Last edited by aeffertz; 08-31-2012 at 09:53 PM.
Pressure plate for the clutch looks good. Did you torque down the bolts that connect it to the crank? And what kind of paint did you used to paint your motor mount, the black? I like how that black turned out.