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    1. 05-26-2018 06:26 PM #51
      well I've been keeping at the GTI and here is where it's at for 2018!

      all new grill, red stripe, badges, and A pillar fairings



      engine all tuned and running 10 psi of CIS boost! woot woot!



      super happy with how far its come, and only trying to make it better



      huge thanks to Brent Wells for the mechanical work!!

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    3. 05-26-2018 08:26 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by canadacraig View Post
      well I've been keeping at the GTI and here is where it's at for 2018!

      all new grill, red stripe, badges, and A pillar fairings



      engine all tuned and running 10 psi of CIS boost! woot woot!



      super happy with how far its come, and only trying to make it better



      huge thanks to Brent Wells for the mechanical work!!
      Now there's a GTI I would like to test drive! It reminds me of my brother in-law's old Honda Civic he had many, many years ago in size and about that year I believe. Of course your ride would be more of a hoot to drive. Congrats on getting it this far, looks nice!

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      05-26-2018 08:59 PM #53
      Looking great!
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      05-26-2018 09:08 PM #54
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      05-27-2018 05:31 AM #55
      Wow, car looks great.

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      05-27-2018 08:11 AM #56
      GREAT car!

      My '83 Rabbit L (with a carb) came with 155/80-13 tires. Out the door at the tire shop with great all-season Gislaved (Speed 216?) for $100 in 1986.

      My '87 GTI 16v came with 205/55-14 tires. They were unavailable by time I needed my third set of tires. Had to go to 185/60-14.

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      05-27-2018 08:53 AM #57
      Damn. I forgot how nice this car is and had to go back and take another look. She’s a beaut, Craig.

      Have you ever dyno’d it? With 112hp stock plus the turbo you could be getting something like 120-130 hp to the wheels. Given that those are almost as light as a Beetle it must be a riot to drive!
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      05-27-2018 08:57 AM #58
      Wow. That is nice. That car would cause a riot on BAT.
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      05-27-2018 10:31 AM #59
      Similar to this (engine different);
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/car...d-auction.html

      The hot hatch that started a British love affair: Earliest UK example of the iconic VW Golf GTI goes under the hammer - and it could smash its £32,000 price tag

    11. 05-27-2018 01:07 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by BlakeV View Post
      Similar to this (engine different);
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/car...d-auction.html



      That’s crazy! If anyone want to give me $40k i’ll Take it!

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      05-27-2018 08:03 PM #62
      Great looking GTI I took mine out this morning


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      05-27-2018 09:41 PM #63
      Very nice..

      Zender? Kamei?

    15. 05-28-2018 07:56 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by jsmyle1%... View Post
      Very nice..

      Zender? Kamei?
      Not on mine. Only non-stock stuff is the period correct turbo kit and vintage neuspeed strut bars, front and rear

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      05-29-2018 08:22 AM #65
      I think he might be referring to me. I have those two parts for sale in the classified section.

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      05-29-2018 08:44 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by BMAN View Post
      I think he might be referring to me. I have those two parts for sale in the classified section.
      Two great cars in your stable

      I’m a sucker for MKI GTIs

      OP......love yours too. The OEM look is fantastic.....although I have to admit, I’ve been envisioning yours with a set of ATS Cups....

      In fact, now I’m debating getting a set for my Cabbie....

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      05-29-2018 09:10 AM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Damn. I forgot how nice this car is and had to go back and take another look. She’s a beaut, Craig.

      Have you ever dyno’d it? With 112hp stock plus the turbo you could be getting something like 120-130 hp to the wheels. Given that those are almost as light as a Beetle it must be a riot to drive!

      The Canadian GTI didn't get the Euro 112hp version of the 1.6. It got the standard NA 1.6/1.7 engine, 74hp IIRC.

      Callaway claimed their stage 1 turbo conversion got 117hp out of the 1.6.

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      05-30-2018 09:08 AM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by jsmyle1%... View Post
      Two great cars in your stable

      I’m a sucker for MKI GTIs

      OP......love yours too. The OEM look is fantastic.....although I have to admit, I’ve been envisioning yours with a set of ATS Cups....

      In fact, now I’m debating getting a set for my Cabbie....

      Thanks

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      05-30-2018 10:00 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      The Canadian GTI didn't get the Euro 112hp version of the 1.6. It got the standard NA 1.6/1.7 engine, 74hp IIRC.

      Callaway claimed their stage 1 turbo conversion got 117hp out of the 1.6.
      Oooooh, I see. Bummer.

      Well, we (by "we" I mean "he") can rectify that if desired. A 1.8 liter short block and a big valve head with a port and polish ought to take care of that and look no different on the outside.
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    21. 05-30-2018 10:10 AM #70
      NO WAY! old school is this car. 1.6 is where it’s at! it doesn't need more power, just a new home 😉

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      05-30-2018 10:50 AM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by canadacraig View Post
      NO WAY! old school is this car. 1.6 is where it’s at! it doesn't need more power, just a new home 😉
      Man, would I love to have that car.


      I'm doing my Bug old school/period correct, but with a few exceptions that are mostly hidden. You can't tell how large the pistons/cylinders are, nor see the Pertronix ignition after I put the proper color wires on it. I may even make a dummy condenser for the wire to pass through.

      Sure, there will be supplementary trans mounts underneath it that don't look like they're from the '60s, but that's a modification I'm willing to make to make it stronger and more able to handle the extra power.

      Finally biting the bullet and making the (easily reversible) changes has connected me to the car in a way I wasn't before. It's going to be good for me.
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      05-30-2018 11:32 AM #72
      Nice, great job on it!

    24. 05-30-2018 01:44 PM #73
      thanks!

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      05-31-2018 11:16 AM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by BMAN View Post
      Great looking GTI I took mine out this morning

      I had a friend who bought one of those new in the 80s.... same color with the rainbow seats. The thing I remember is how good the new car smell was in that car. I loved the snappy handling and the sunroof. I've loved them ever since and found a nice silver 84 in the 90s. I wish I'd kept it.
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    26. 07-08-2018 07:58 PM #75
      Hi All

      figured it was appropriate to update after today. it was the local vw show, pretty decent size and I obviously had my car there to represent for the mk1's. here is a bunch of pics I took











      and how did everything work out?

      very good! first in class



      had to make sure it was water tight. poured a cold kolsh analogue 78 from Phillips brewing here in Victoria BC. seems good to me!






      everyone have as good a day as I am!!

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