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    Thread: My Lhd Mk1 Gti+Abf+Jenveys

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      04-08-2012 09:12 AM #1
      Might aswell get a thread up for my mk1.

      I bought it from a German couple a few miles down the road from my place.

      They brought to Ireland with them years ago, I'm not sure exactly when but I hope to get some more history for it.

      Its a bog standard 1600 Gti with Koni dampers.

      Heres some crap pics from when I picked it up.









      Last edited by murph81; 04-12-2014 at 03:59 PM.

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      04-08-2012 09:19 AM #2
      Heres how it looks now after fitting Eibach springs and BBS RS 047's (7x15 et38 195/45/15 Toyo Proxes T1R)








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      04-08-2012 09:26 AM #3
      Picked up a few bits of missing trim from VW Classic Parts.



      Needed a new fuel cap so got a new Hella cap.



      Spare RS047 I got from ebay.de, bit tatty but it will be rebuilt with the others in time.


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      04-08-2012 09:27 AM #4
      ...great looking car! Plans?

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      04-08-2012 09:39 AM #5
      Thanks man, hope to paint it and build up the wheels once I have it running right with the ABF fitted.

      Here the engine, needs a good clean but just want to have it mapped and reliable first.









      Jenvey 45mm Dth throttle bodies with 330cc injectors, NLS ditributor blank, Powersprint stainless 4 branch manifold, 020 16v box with Quaife lsd and Sachs sport clutch.

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      04-08-2012 10:11 AM #6
      Heres some pics of the manifold and system, its made by Powersprint, all stainless and 60mm bore all the way through, available as a single box system aswell.

      I took a **** load of pics because they might come in handy for people thinking about buying a Powersprint, I couldn't find many photos of Powersprint mk1 exhausts when I was looking.

      Its quality stuff, they also supply parts for building custom exhaust sytems and mounts.

      Manifold.









      System.















      Lambda probe boss.


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      04-08-2012 10:17 AM #7
      I'm using a Zeitronix ZT-2 Lambda controller with lcd display along with a DTA E48 ecu.



      Sytec adjustable FPR, I'm probably going to strip this and powdercoat it black, the red is awful, not the look I'm going for at all.



      Epytec G60 brake mounts, I have fitted these along with Zimmerman crossdrilled discs and Pagid pads.



      The calipers run too close to the nuts on the inside of the RS's so I'm on the lookout for a Scirocco 16v setup.

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      04-08-2012 11:57 AM #8
      This is gonna drive night and day different now.

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      04-08-2012 01:11 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Road Boss View Post
      This is gonna drive night and day different now.
      Cheers, its gonna be different thats for sure, although I have to say its great fun to drive as it is, never fails to put a smile on my face!

      Heres the itb's when I got them and the DTA ecu, got them all secondhand for handy money, hope it all works now!



      Radinox stainless dishes and stainless bolts for the RS's.





      I have the option of going 8's all round or 8's on the front and 8.5 inch rears, not sure what to do yet any advice greatly appreciated!

      Edit: love your two cars btw, seen them on here and on other forums!
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      04-08-2012 01:19 PM #10
      Some pics of my old mk2 that I previously had the ABF fitted to on standard management.



      Have a Kent cam pulley fitted aswell to aid tuning in the future.


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      04-08-2012 02:24 PM #11
      I wish there was somewhere to find mufflers like that in the US.

      Awesome car though!
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      04-08-2012 03:03 PM #12
      Thanks Nick, I bought direct from Powersprint, they were great to deal with!

      Would the shipping really be that bad from Germany?

    13. 04-08-2012 05:19 PM #13
      looks great so far!

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      04-08-2012 06:37 PM #14
      Thanks Nick, I bought direct from Powersprint, they were great to deal with!

      Would the shipping really be that bad from Germany?
      I don't think the shipping would cheap for me.
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      04-08-2012 08:33 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by 35i 2000 View Post
      looks great so far!
      Thanks, looks a lot cleaner in the pictures, really needs fresh paint!

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      04-08-2012 08:39 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Nick the Pirate View Post
      I don't think the shipping would cheap for me.
      It would be worth it imho!

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      04-08-2012 09:21 PM #17
      love the vintage cell phone! still holding strong i see

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      04-08-2012 11:05 PM #18
      Welcome Murph!,

      Tremendous start!

      Good Luck & Skill w/ the project,
      #89

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      04-09-2012 08:01 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Estreetcrew3 View Post
      love the vintage cell phone! still holding strong i see
      the rate I lose phones at I can't justify buying an iphone or anything fancy, I lost the one in the photo just two weeks ago

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      04-09-2012 08:02 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by #89 View Post
      Welcome Murph!,

      Tremendous start!

      Good Luck & Skill w/ the project,
      #89
      Thanks man

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      04-09-2012 05:25 PM #21
      fukn awesome!! slainte!!


      cant wait to come back, hopefully i can see this in person.

      you on the VAGdrivers?
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      04-09-2012 06:33 PM #22
      Nice find, nice car, nice project!

      I didn't know you could buy the wiper cowl cover new:



      The PowerSprint header looks like a blatant copy of a SuperSprint...
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      04-09-2012 06:42 PM #23
      def wanna get that cowl cover. i saw someone sellign remans for $150..fukn robbery
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      04-10-2012 05:59 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Vegeta Gti View Post
      fukn awesome!! slainte!!


      cant wait to come back, hopefully i can see this in person.

      you on the VAGdrivers?
      Cheers man, yeah I'm on Vagdrivers, same username, what about yourself?

      Where are you from, I'm from Cork myself.

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      04-10-2012 06:04 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by thescirocco.com View Post
      Nice find, nice car, nice project!

      I didn't know you could buy the wiper cowl cover new:



      The PowerSprint header looks like a blatant copy of a SuperSprint...
      Check out VW Classic parts, they are making some parts again!

      From what I can make out Powersprint is the Motorsport end of Supersprint, the receipt I got with system and manifold had Powersprint/Supersprint printed at the top.

      The manifold is better than the Supersprint imho, the outlet is wider

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      04-16-2012 07:14 AM #26
      Home at the weekend and 3 days off next week, time to rip out the old engine!

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      04-24-2012 03:11 PM #27
      Busy day today!












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      04-24-2012 03:21 PM #28
      looks good

      you still have your old 1.6 eg distributor?.....if so you wanna sell it to me?

    29. 04-24-2012 03:21 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Vegeta Gti View Post
      def wanna get that cowl cover. i saw someone sellign remans for $150..fukn robbery
      there's a guy in ebay by the name of moogie, that sells the rain tray for 75. There's a shorter version that goes for $30.

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      04-25-2012 07:52 AM #30
      Sorry, I'm going to hold onto the distributor!

      The raintray is €15 from VW Classic Parts http://www.etkashop.com/vwcp/Golf-Ca...rabweis-1.html

      Picked up rear stub axles, bearings and rear brake setup from a Seat Ibiza Cupra 1.8t this morning, bye bye ****ty taper roller bearings!
      Last edited by murph81; 04-25-2012 at 07:55 AM.

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      05-13-2012 10:40 AM #31
      Nearly there with the wiring, just waiting on some fuel lines and fittings and hopefully it will start.

      Picked up a new fuel rail from Jenvey with an-6 connections to go with the braided fuel lines I've ordered, I'm replacing all of the hard lines from the tank to the bay with braided stainless steel lines.

      Got some backpay from work and splashed out on a set of KW V3's, they won't be fitted until the car is painted though.

      More pics soon.

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      05-13-2012 03:00 PM #32
      I'm in Ireland right now for work, any chance this car is going to make it to the show in Limerick at the end of the month? I haven't seen any mk1's since I've got here and I'm hoping to see some good cars at that show.

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      05-18-2012 11:47 AM #33
      Hi, sorry I won't make the Limerick show I'm afraid but theres a group of lads on Vagdrivers.net organising a mk1 meet there http://vagdrivers.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=81189

      How long are you in Ireland for, there is a big vage.ie show in August in Cork.

      Heres the Ibiza Cupra rear stub axle/brake setup I picked up a few weeks ago, no more taper roller bearings



      Factory-recon mk2 16v calipers and Scirocco 16v carriers.



      Think I have a pas rack sorted too!

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      05-19-2012 12:35 AM #34
      nice rear setup
      and beautiful front calipers


      good project hope it drives much better

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      05-19-2012 06:28 AM #35
      Cheers, can't wait to get back on the road!

      Picked up some Tarox grooved front discs and pads for handy money on egay lastnight so thats the front brakes nearly sorted!
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