These are the items i have at the moment and looking to get some direction/guidance from those that have done it before. This is my first real motor build. 1997 VW Cabrio manual 2.0 w/ABA is what is currently in the car.
I'm going for a High Boost Build Built to last and take my abuse.
These are the parts i have collected so far:
Engine & Internals
ARP head studs
2.0L 16v fully assembled head.
Early OBD1 block with forged crank and oil squirters
Oil Pan with Oil return bung (sloppily welded from PO)
Oil Windage Tray
Stock OBD2 ABA Pistons (6x) and Rods (may look into getting these shot peened, was there a forged ABA pistons/rod?)
A few spare ABA pistons OBD2
ABA Head gasket
Intake & Exhaust-
16v Scirocco Intake manifold, upper and lower
2.5" Autotech SS exhaust with Cat delete/ res and Magnaflow muffler
Belts & Pulleys-
Milled ABA Crank Pulley for correct fitment for 16v application
16v ABF intermediate shaft
Fuel & Spark-
I'm still not sure exactly what i need on this but i think i may go with the
1.8t Fuel Rail
Chipped ecu with c2 software if they have an application for my specific build i can tune? or
Megasquirt (i don't know much about this but seems popular for the standalones)
I will be keeping AC and all my mk3 Accesories from the motor i'm pulling out hopefully.
MK3 Tesioner Bracket
ABA Crank Pulley
Car motor will be going into.
So am i going in the right direction. What are some key items i am missing? I have a stock 1.8t Mk4 smic i will be using for intercooling for now. I hope to reach numbers somewhere in the 250-300 whp range. Motor will be tied to a mk4 1.8t trans if plans work out accordingly. Thanks for any help i'll be very appreciative of any constructive/destructive criticism.