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    Thread: Getting my act together.. Finally

    1. Member -teknien-'s Avatar
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      10-01-2012 10:36 AM #71
      techtonics has a down pipe for the mk4 manifold!
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      10-01-2012 10:49 AM #72
      Oh nvm, I just realized Ive searched this before, and its too much $$...I guess that's why I forgot; I only remember free-cheap mods Thanks anyway Kevin
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      10-01-2012 11:39 AM #73
      Yeah I'm not positive but if I had to guess I would say the mk4 manifold wouldnt work with a stock 1.7 dp. I'm using the techtonics Race downpipe that teknien mentioned.
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      10-02-2012 09:32 PM #74
      Made a bit more headway tonight.. Got the filler panel fabbed up for my radiator.. Def Pretty happy with how it fits so far. Still have to finish up motor mount support I want to do then shape the spots for the rad hose and fan switch then I can get it welded up





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      10-02-2012 10:21 PM #75
      Mmmm hmmm mmmm hmmm

    6. 10-03-2012 09:06 AM #76
      just out of curiosity Jay, why the cutout in the rad support, and not just a shorter radiator?
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      10-03-2012 09:36 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by OLD-GTI View Post
      just out of curiosity Jay, why the cutout in the rad support, and not just a shorter radiator?
      Well my friend the answer is really quite simple. This was free sure it took some time and was kind of a pita.. But that's the fun of it right ? Ahahahahaha
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    8. 10-03-2012 09:38 AM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by bunicula View Post
      Well my friend the answer is really quite simple. This was free sure it took some time and was kind of a pita.. But that's the fun of it right ? Ahahahahaha
      makes sense, I like where your head's at.
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      10-03-2012 07:24 PM #79
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      10-04-2012 11:32 AM #80
      You might want bigger holes and some on the end. The properties of water allow it to cling to a hole that small. Thus making them pointless.

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      10-04-2012 12:33 PM #81
      Those holes are not for drainage. As mentioned I will be adding support to the front motor mount and Those will be used for spot welds similar to the factory setup just a whole lot stronger. Once the filler tub is welded in place and I figure out exactly where the rad is going to sit ill add a couple holes for drainage purposes..
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      10-06-2012 04:46 PM #82
      Got the new radiator tub all welded in and pretty much ready for body work.. Fun fun.




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      10-06-2012 06:16 PM #83
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      10-06-2012 06:58 PM #84
      like the radiator setup. might have to steal that idea

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      10-06-2012 07:00 PM #85
      I like the looks of that!

    16. 10-06-2012 08:21 PM #86
      To give my 2 cents... Just make sure the hood Catch does not hit it. Just sayin.

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      10-07-2012 12:49 AM #87
      Hello tobi Miss you bud! Maybe arrange a visit soon?

      Thanks guys I'm def pretty happy with how the rad setup has come along so far.

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      10-07-2012 06:53 PM #88
      I have totally missed this, very good build. Really like the out come this far.
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      10-14-2012 05:38 PM #89
      Not too much exciting happening the last few days.. Got my motor mounts pressed in and tinkered a little bit today.. Ever have one of those days in the shop when your there for a good while and don't get anything done? Ahahaha yeah that was my day today

      Decided I wanted to hide my hood latch hardware



      Also decided to work on my intake manifold abit. The casting was def very rough and I also had to port match a little bit to the head. Got about 3/4's of the way done and ran out of sanding disks..

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      Next up was getting the broken/stripped studs out of my exhaust manifold.. Got all but 2 out. Even with heat they ended up breaking so I'll have to drill and helicoil them. I slapped it on the head and bolted on the downpipe for the hell of it.



      I'm really shooting to spray some
      More primer in the bay and have the motor mocked up by the end of this coming week.. We'll see what happens
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      10-14-2012 06:07 PM #90
      rad tuck looks familiar

      looking good bro!

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      10-15-2012 08:14 AM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by bunicula View Post
      A while back I saw a picture of our good friend pauls car and loved how he did his.
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      10-15-2012 06:59 PM #92
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      10-15-2012 09:18 PM #93
      How will you fill it if that is the radiator of choice? Pull it out, fill it, and put it back in? Just wondering. besides the point, it looks fantastic
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      10-15-2012 09:45 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by Cushy View Post
      How will you fill it if that is the radiator of choice? Pull it out, fill it, and put it back in? Just wondering. besides the point, it looks fantastic
      there is enough play.

      pics of my 78. Sorry Jay, I will delete if you want me to.











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      10-26-2012 07:48 AM #95
      Well ive Been getting some stuff done on the car, slow and steady but making progress nonetheless..

      I finished up the body work on the rad support area and decided to spray some primer on it.



      From there I thought I should just go ahead and hit the whole bay. There were a bunch of bare metal spots from sanding, plus the spots i had to fix where the seam sealer had failed originally..





      Also did a bit of work in the rain tray. This will get some more attention but it was nice to see it in primer finally.



      Next I had been kinda stressing over how I was going to secure the wiring once it was ran in the wheel well.. I didn't want to weld studs and mess up the body work I had done in the bay.. I was weary of using any sort of adhesive clamps.. Well yesterday it popped into my head to just run the wiring a bit higher in the wheel well and use the fender mounting surface. So I ended up drilling a couple holes and welding studs facing down that will later be used to bolt p clamps to. Once that was done I went ahead and coated the inner wings with POR15



      Lastly I was messing around trying to find a good spot for my ignition coil.. I had initially thought of putting it in the rain tray but all my msd stuff will be going in there and it's def a bit packed once I tried to find a good spot for the coil.. I think it may end up here..



      well that's it for now. I just got a couple more parts in the mail and more on the way so like I said. Slow and steady
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      10-26-2012 08:06 AM #96

      So stoked for this to be coming together Jay Byrd.....keep up the great werk...
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      10-26-2012 09:12 AM #97
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      10-26-2012 07:24 PM #98
      This build is awesome. Cant wait to see me updates. Also rad placement is great, very clean.
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    29. 10-26-2012 09:09 PM #99
      Looks Good Bird... Coil will not work there I don't think. The axle is real close to all of that schtuff. I would also be concerned with heat. Either way... Good Work.

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      10-27-2012 01:05 AM #100
      Thanks guys!

      Good thought Doyle, little stuff like that is exactly why I want to mock the motor up first so I don't end up

      This Sunday could be a big day, I went and retrieved our engine hoist today after work, so now I can lift the motor off the stand, get my clutch assembly on and attach the trans. YAHH!!
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      10-27-2012 01:54 AM #101
      Love the build.

      To get the last 2 studs out just weld a bolt on to the stud, they should turn right out (just did it with 4 of mine that werent budging) Worked like a charm
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      10-27-2012 02:32 PM #102
      Thanks bud

      Unfortunately the 2 remaining studs were already broken when I got the manifold and there is like no meat left to weld a nut to on either of them.. Sucks but oh well right. In all honesty I may just drill them out and nut and bolt them. They are at opposite sides and the outer most 2 as well. We shall see.
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      10-27-2012 04:30 PM #103
      Love the progress bird! Try putting the coil in front of the starter on the rad support. That's where mine is and haven't had any trouble with it there whatsoever and its fairly well hidden with all that's going on in that area of the bay
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      10-28-2012 08:05 PM #104
      Oh hello.

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      10-29-2012 09:44 AM #105
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