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    Thread: WTB: 8v Raceland header, PNW

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      08-14-2012 08:29 PM #1
      * * * Never mind....no longer looking. * * * viable (i.e. economical) option is not feasible at this time



      Hey guys, I am looking for a new or used 8v Raceland header for the aba16v in my 75 Rabbit. Original plans were for boost but I need to postpone that application for a little while, and want to get this up and running in the meantime.....and that means n/a for now.

      I'm up in Seattle so I know that likely means shipping but figured I'd see if anyone has one going unused before I buy one from Raceland. Thanks!
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      08-15-2012 06:33 PM #2
      bumpity bump

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      08-20-2012 12:53 AM #4
      still looking

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      08-20-2012 08:38 AM #5
      If it is for an aba16v, you need a 16v header.

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      08-20-2012 10:29 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by scottgti View Post
      If it is for an aba16v, you need a 16v header.
      Unfortunately the 16v header will not fit as the ABA block is taller than a 16v block. Thanks for the help though

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      08-20-2012 06:17 PM #7
      My point is, if you have a 16v head, you need a16v header, not an 8v header. Raceland makes a 16v header that fits a mk1 with an aba 16v.

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      08-21-2012 04:55 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by scottgti View Post
      My point is, if you have a 16v head, you need a16v header, not an 8v header. Raceland makes a 16v header that fits a mk1 with an aba 16v.
      Quote Originally Posted by scottgti View Post
      Thank you sir....I appreciate the time you've taken to try & help. 8v header won't work b/c the flange & ports are different. 16v header won't work b/c the taller ABA block needs a longer d/p than the 16v header provides.

      That being said, the only options out there are either A) Scirocco I exhaust mani+TT spacer+TT d/p, or B) TT mkI aba/16v header (at $475)....neither of which is an option as I was looking for a solution under $200.

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      08-21-2012 06:19 PM #10
      I am trying to help. The link I provided is the header that is specifically made to do what you want. It fits an aba16v or ABF in a mk1.
      The downpipe is a slipjoint that is adjustable. I would unbox mine and snap a pic, but I don't think you would believe me.
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      08-21-2012 06:31 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by scottgti View Post
      I am trying to help. The link I provided is the header that is specifically made to do what you want. It fits an aba16v or ABF in a mk1.
      The downpipe is a slipjoint that is adjustable. I would unbox mine and snap a pic, but I don't think you would believe me.
      LOL! I'd love to believe you but I'm just not seeing anything that says this is for an ABF or aba16v application...or an adjustable slipjoint....only that it's a MkI 16v header. If I saw something that confirms the application and/or fitment I'll jump on it...I would LOVE to be proven wrong! From Raceland's site:

      Fits:
      • 1975-1984 Volkswagen Golf MK1 with swapped MK2/MK3 1.8/2.0 16V engine.

      The Raceland Volkswagen Golf MK1 16V Exhaust Header has been designed to improve exhaust flow leaving the cylinder head with fewer restrictions.

      This 4-2-1 exhaust header achieves this better flow by increasing the size of the header piping and removing the power-robbing catalytic converter. This increased flowing ability results in more horsepower and torque that the engine can produce. Throttle response is also improved at all RPM ranges.

      Each header is made from high quality stainless steel and is mandrel bent to reduce exhaust obstruction. The Volkswagen Golf MK1 16V Exhaust Header bolts perfectly to the cylinder head using existing hardware and includes bungs for existing OEM sensors. The exhaust header will bolt to your existing factory exhaust or other aftermarket exhaust system for an OEM-like fitment.


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      08-21-2012 06:47 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by scottgti View Post
      I am trying to help. The link I provided is the header that is specifically made to do what you want. It fits an aba16v or ABF in a mk1.
      The downpipe is a slipjoint that is adjustable. I would unbox mine and snap a pic, but I don't think you would believe me.
      Hahaha so curiousity got the better of me and I called Raceland. They confirmed what you (scottgti) had been telling me....that the header does indeed have an adjustment bolt that allows the "sleeve" of the downpipe to be adjusted and thereby fit my application.

      Thank you for your persistence on pounding this into my thick skull Gonna order one at the end of the month. Thx again buddy!

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      08-21-2012 09:51 PM #13
      Fits:
      • 1975-1984 Volkswagen Golf MK1 with swapped MK2/MK3 1.8/2.0 16V engine.

      An aba 16v is a mk3 2.0l 16v is an ABF. The bolt head you can see in the pic, halfway down the downpipe hiding on the backside. It is a good looking part in person. Glad it worked out.

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