Quote, originally posted by veedubpickup » where can i find/read info. on swapping a 2.0l 16v into a mk1?
not sure about where to find specific information. however, swapping a 2.0 16v into a mk1 is relatively easy, except for the dash wiring. motor mounts are simple as they were made for a 16v engine to go into a mk1 chassis (mkII sciroccos came with 16v's, see my previous post about the mk1 motor mounts).
sorry, I don't know much about dash wiring in mk1's, so I would just swap as much of the mkII harness as I could.
basically, you'd have to figure out a way to get the rear wiring harnesses to work with a mkII fuse box and front engine harness, or get a mkII engine bay harness to work with the mk1 fuse box and harness. I'm not really sure which would be the easiest to do.
but, get all the mk1 motor mounts, a mk1/mk2 or mk1 only transmission (again, see previous post about motor mounts), figure out the wiring, and you're done. relatively simple.
additionally, a 2.0L in a mk1 is awesome! I've ridden in a few, and they sure do FLY.