Not yet. I currently have a 3DR 1985 MK2 GTi which had an RE2000 8v conversion and areo tech body kit in 1987.
I’ll be picking up my new MK2 syncro tomorrow. The plan is to move everything across from the GTi to the syncro over the summer to have it ready for the winter (,”)
BTW, if your new engine does not have the transfer box lugs, have a look at this
I am sure LD50 will make you one in exchange for some pictures of the Queen.
if you change your plans then i have an ideal home for an 8v re2000 engine
You’ve got one of those? Nice!!! The bracket looks awesome, I guess I’ll not know if I’ll need it till I get the block out. What are the chances it will go straight in?
I picked the syncro up yesterday and even though it had been parked up for 2 years it pulls like a train. I took it out on a damp and muddy field (It was flat with short grass) and the rear wheels did the business It’s going in for an MOT on Wednesday so fingers crossed.
theres a thread on here stating which engine codes have the necessary holes. The earlier 8v gti’s have them i think- best to have a search around first as ive long forgotten. There are loads of peeps on here that are very knowledgable and very helpful
I’ll have a look for it as that would be really handy to know before I start. The engine is from a 1985 car and the conversion was done in 1987 so it’s an early one so I might get lucky on this one [8D].
my early 8v ’87 ev engine had the lugs, just had to drill and tap one of the holes..
Would a 2.0 8v from a mk3 have the right holes. I have a very nice one sat in my barn. I’m not sure I want to break my GTi now I’m about to start work. I have seen a syncro with a mk3 2.0 8v fitted so I think I might go that way. Will the engine loom just plug in to the back? I want to have everything ready before I start as I can’t wait to get it on the mean streets of swindon
i’m fitting a mk3 2 litre at the moment, agg engine code has the holes ready tapped. there is a thread on here which lists a lot of the engines which have the holes.
is your syncro k-jetronic, carbs or efi?
Mine is on a carb. It’s a 1989 uk 5DR with PAS and CL. It looks like it has a cruse control stalk but I’ve never seen this as an option so I need to look in to this.
Is there much to do fitting the agg lump, do you have to change the fuel lines, fuse box?
if you keep your existing head then no. you can just bolt the agg bottom end in and whack the head back on, or take the opportunity to fit a recon head at the same time. the agg block has a sensor wheel built into the crank which is handy if you’re planning on an efi conversion at some point in the future..
I’m gonna start with the EFi conversion
Just put up details and pics…
Well, its been a while since Ive updated and theres some good news, bad news and a major change in the car as well!
I had to move house at the start of the year and all was going swimmingly
It had started to snow so I put the cover on and strapped it down. As I was driving along I saw that the cover was flapping and as Id intended to drive 60 miles, I was worried about damaging the paint. It was a pretty stressful time with getting the new house ready and packing etc, so i wasnt thinking straight when i decided to remove the cover. Anyhow, as I was tentatively driving along a dual carraigeway I saw the bonnet lift and slam into the roof at 60mph! I couldnt beleive what had happened and I actually cried a bit. Yes I was that upset!
The bonnet was shagged and the paint was damaged on both sides and the scuttle bent. The roof miraculously escaped unharmed, but the paint is shagged!
On another note, Ive been buying some well neeeded parts. Firstly some more sensible brakes in the shape of Wilwood Dynalite 256mm 4 pots
and some polyeurathane engine mounts made by Flowflex UK. The space is pretty damn tight where the exhaust downpipe goes, especially on these rhd cars. Richard was already making a rear and gearbox mount, and the front mount was in development (now being sold), so I suggested a Syncro/Rallye gearbox mount option, sent him a new bush and there are also now produced.
The major change is Im selling my Golf Country Chrome wheels and getting some……………….. lets keep that a secret for now eh
Heres the last pic of the Chromies for sentiments sake
well, the calmasters have a new home and im paying for the new rims tonight- im well excited like a small boy at xmas!
my new rims are in UK customs! Yay yay yay yay!!!