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well, it has ventured out.. have done about 40 miles or so. Drives lovely even though i havent done the alignment yet.Driving characteristics have changed slightly with the gti ecu and 268 cam, not much happens below 2200rpm, then its pretty quick for a heavy lump. had a bit of an oil leak, turned out to be the cam oil seal. Had a spare so swapped that over, bit unusual for a new seal to leak, but it happened and it got sorted!
Took it up to Epsom Downs and took the agreed value pics for the insurance 😀
Thanks, indeed happy times! As you know, always little bits to get on with to keep me busy. Trying not to think of getting another project….. Ha!
well things have certainly moved on, all back together. and MOT passed today!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀
lockdown does give you the time to do stuff…
replaced flange seals on the rear diff, fitted diff protection
engine arrived! And fitted! slight calamity in that the ecu i had was faulty and kept the injectors open, resulted in a engine so full of petrol it was coming out the inlet and exhaust!
sorted that though!
as you can see front of the car is back on. 😀
engine has been fired up and run up to temp!
new arb fitted.
next, err not sure, still lots to do!
yes im working on it… interior is 90% in, rear bumper is on as is spare carrier getting exciting..
not really 😀
cant really do much more in the interior without opening the doors fully, so needs wheeling outside on a dry day. Monday hopefully. As per the pics rear seats, carpet and heater core in. Also ran phono cables to the sub amp in the rear while i could.
Also trial fitted the Kamei hoodscoop, i like it..
Ha, yes I bet! Pics tomorrow, but so far this week I’ve fitted sound deadening everywhere, carpets and rear seats are in plus 90% of the heater core/ventilation is put in
cheers guys, i love it. just the joy of remembering where all the little bits go now 😀
its home! and now the work truly begins..
just gotta be patient putting it back together, no scratches…!
hopefully people still read this.. car is ready to come back! Just need to arrange all that then it’ll be here!
stuff has been happening! peruse the photos at you leisure! Gearbox being attacked too, 5th gear was knackered so is being swapped out for the ‘longer’ 5th (0.71) that i have in my spare box
cheers, im very happy with how its turning out. cant wait to get it back and build it up!
Update on the original engine.. Pistons and bores are knackered, now i could use this opportunity to do a engine conversion. Some people may even say it makes sense, but.. i say even then i’d want to rebuild the engine going in, so! Original engine is going to get a rebore to the max size, that with the 268 cam and PB GTi ECU should see me at about 120bhp which is more than enough for a golf on stilts i reckon
no idea, but good luck!