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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Tue Feb 16 2010, 15:13

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Is it still there??

Yessir it is. Smile Not much left though. Sad It was a Y reg, not taxed since '94.

Floorpan/sills is all good, bulkhead ( apart from clutch cable area ) is ok......shame someone didn't get it before it got chucked up on the pile.

Tonights action in the garage......



took the fuel pump/spongey housing/mount apart, all seems good.

Going to run the pump at 6v with some clean fuel through it to clear it out.
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Tue Mar 02 2010, 13:56

Scrap Gti at Browns now gone, my mate went up there on Sat to cut the front panel off - GONE.

Shame. Sad R.I.P


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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Thu Sep 23 2010, 12:21

A quick update in pics !!! Replaced all the brake pipes an flexis on this car now... Very Happy



Amazing how working in the rain can make you get things done quickly..

Copper lines... b*llocks to doing this ever again.



Got a funny idea in my head about fitting a Megajolt ignition system as well....off to the breakers...

THUS - ignition loom, EDIS unit and coilpack from a '93 Fiesta. Smile



Not going to need half of that lot - so .......



DONE !



Whats megajolt, distributorless mappable igntion system...see here for details...

http://trigger-wheels.com/store/?gclid=CKjrgoiVnqQCFdj92AodijygDw

Just waiting for payday ( and sell some other stuff ) so I can get my trigger wheel, crank sensor and MJ unit....can't wait . )



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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Fri Sep 24 2010, 03:57



nice one bruva

good to see peeps doing some real work :-)

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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Fri Sep 24 2010, 16:14

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nice one bruva

good to see peeps doing some real work :-)

Praise indeed ! Thank you....

been mocking up my lower strut brace this arvo as well ( small block exhaust gets in the way of a gti one )

Then it occured to me, why not make the exhaust fit around the brace... hmm....investigations are ongoing bounce
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Sun Sep 26 2010, 06:53

nice work - good to see someone gettiing their hands dirty - its wot its all about!

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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Mon Sep 27 2010, 01:47

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nice work - good to see someone gettiing their hands dirty - its wot its all about!

Agreed, I had to take our PassatTDi for a cambelt change last week ( was LOONG overdue and I couldn't do it as I've screwed my knee up )

Was genuinely devastated.....first time I've ever had to use a garage for anything !! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Mon Sep 27 2010, 11:28

mr.gold mk1, will you be appearing at a meet in you luvly little car at some point? i wanna see all your hard work Smile
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Mon Sep 27 2010, 17:47

I'd love to dear fellow.....BUT may have lumped my engine on the way home ( ungrateful thing - its only done about 160+k )

Popped to Croxley earlier for a physio appt.

CANNNNNED it back through the lanes......was greeted by an oil cloud through langleybury....humph.....got it home, no clanks or grinding.....but....


Mission for the morning - gunk the entire engine bay - fill the sump, run it up and see where it all escaped from.......i reckon bottom pulley/oil pump......blah...

have this tune in the meantime www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0BlXy3Roj4]
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Thu Oct 07 2010, 01:16

I would appear its not as badly wounded as I thought, whens the next meet ?!?! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Sun Oct 10 2010, 10:03

you just missed it buddy! or you might of been there and i didnt seen a passat/mk1 Razz first thursday of every month!
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Tue Oct 12 2010, 11:37

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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Wed Oct 20 2010, 06:22

Ordered my trigger wheel today, distributorless mapable EDIS ignition here we come !
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Sun Nov 07 2010, 01:40

Right, next misson.....need to machine this lip off...



and weld these two together.....with no run out, as they tend to spin to 6000rpm+ Wink



Oh, and it turns out my welders torch is goosed as well..... Sad

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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Tue Mar 22 2011, 17:20

Not much to update !! Going to fit my GTI seats soon, the original ones are getting a bit tired.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Wed Mar 23 2011, 01:46

nice to see the thread back to the top though Smile
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Fri Apr 08 2011, 12:33

Me too.....

UPDATE Ahoy !!!!! From the good ship green golf... Smile

Here it is at work, no doubt looking forward to its drive home.



Decided to do something about the mk1 GTI steelies that have been in the garden for about 4 years - here they are .



AND here they are after being blasted and given a quick coat of etch.



Then, buoyed with enthusiasm, I turned a lot of into these...



Full set of polybushes.. Smile

Decided to rebuild a spare set of GTi wishbones I had, as they've got the holes in them for the anti roll bars etc, and they're original '82 VW ones....even has the date on the right hand one!



Got those blasted and powder coated flat black.

Stuck in the polybushes and a new ball joint this afternoon while at work.....AND...



Hope to get them fitted tomorrow, along with the new rear engine mount I've managed to find, and a new thermostat, and an oil change. Busy busy boy then. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Fri Apr 08 2011, 16:00

looking good dude. keep up the work.

like the steelies alot

bring it to a meet!!!
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Sat Apr 09 2011, 14:18

Did the seats today !!! Smile



Gearbox front polybush....



Drives much better now.... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Fri Jul 08 2011, 12:46



I suppose you could say its nice that my lower strut brace from Germany finally arrived, you could also point out to me ( although you'd better not ) that I could have got round to putting it all on, I have also " forgotten " - read " run out of money for " getting all my anti roll bars/ clamps powder coated. I have also neglected to fit any more polybushes..........


"Normal " service to be resumed soon. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Sat Jul 09 2011, 04:59

Nice very jealous mate looked good the other night
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Mon Jul 11 2011, 15:23

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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Tue Aug 23 2011, 13:13

Blah !! MOT now out...

so,this weekend, change over the wishbones, find two new Pirellis, sort leaky exhaust ( it really doesnt like being wacked on speed bumps ).....and chuck it in for a ticket. :-)
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Mon Nov 14 2011, 12:33

Well it passed MOT ages ago ( no advisories... )

In the meantime...

Busy morning in the garage.........parked it up with warnings of grave consequences if it misbehaved during the procedure... Very Happy



Thankfully, everything went smoothly....so smoothly in fact I forgot to take many pics.....ahem...

Old and new wishbones, powder coated original GTi ones, polys, 80 shore A .



lower strut brace on...



and all back together.....much sharper now, also ordered an ashley exhaust manifold to treat the old thing, although worried that it might fit past the strut brace,,,,,,,hmmm,,,,,, Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Tue Nov 15 2011, 14:54

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