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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Wed Nov 16 2011, 04:51

excellant work!!!

HOPEFULLY your new manifold will fit!! it does look a bit tight! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Wed Nov 16 2011, 05:48



nice one bruva....

that reminds me i need to do the wishbones on mine

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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Wed Nov 16 2011, 11:47

A parcel arrived today !!

Whats this ??



Its my spanking new exhaust manifold... Very Happy



Although Im not all that plussed with the paint finish on it, so , going to make sure it fits ok, strip off all the paint it came with and coat it with some PROPER thick exhaust colourage - suggestions please, need something that sticks like excrement to a blanket. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Thu Nov 17 2011, 03:33




mmmmmmmmmmmm sexy

hope it fits for you

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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Thu Nov 17 2011, 12:18

Had it media blasted today ( for the cost of a few beers - result ) Got all the crap paint off it and has provided a great " key " for the probably v pricey easywood manifold paint im about to order....pics later... :-D
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Thu Nov 17 2011, 12:57

Here ya go, and NO, i wont be painting neon green or something juvinille like that.. :-D



and the finish, some nice thick VHT paint will bond very nicely to this ... Smile



Tomorrow - buy a new outer CV joint and fit it, paint manifold, check anti-freeze maybe fit manifold ?? hehe, need to find a centre/intermitant pipe for the centre of the exhaust from a 1.1 mk1 - why ?? because its a straight through with no silencer......just a back box for me. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Thu Nov 17 2011, 14:15

That is true...people who have neon green things are juvenile Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Fri Nov 18 2011, 02:11

Shelley wrote:
That is true...people who have neon green things are juvenile Very Happy


or starved of colour as a child but mainly juvenile

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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Fri Nov 18 2011, 13:04

Will the excitement never end, popped to Hemel breakers earlier and came back with a 5 speed gearbox.......how nice.. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Fri Nov 18 2011, 14:06

your just full of amaising aint ya paul Razz

progress looks good man. is this gonna be slow and steady over the winter stylie or are you just messing about cos your bored? haha

progress is coming along nicely dude. keep up the good work.
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Fri Nov 18 2011, 14:26

Boredom, a small amount of spare cash and a very acute need to keep my mind busy right now, wait till I break out the remappable electronic ignition unit ( megajolt ) Smile

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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Fri Nov 18 2011, 14:31

AND ! To fully answer the question, im going to get this done ASAP, but the more I think about it, I might as well put a 1.4 16v in it and be done with it - now to find one, onwards and upwards.... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Sat Nov 19 2011, 07:24

Messing about with gearbox, it came from a T reg polo 1.4 CL, there was a 1.0 and a 1.6 in the yard as well, but ratio wise I reckoned this was the best gamble.....he said..haha..

Removed all the polo shift stuff - which wasnt in the best shape after the yard boys and I had been at it... Very Happy



Donne la poubelle... ( in the bin ! )

Next, top mount, handily, this was left on the box when we wrestled it out of the donor car, ( I just kepy quiet... lol ) Plan to weld this to my existing mount that the green golf of doom handily came supplied with from the factory..... Wink



Finally, the beast itself.....going to gunk the hell out of it later, can't be fitting oil covered 13 year old mass produced parts now can we... Smile




On a final note, Im almost certain the drive flanges will be different and I'll have to do something spectacular to get them to mate up ( swap my original ones from my 4 speed box he said hopefully... )

Onwards...... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Sat Nov 19 2011, 07:27

AND ! of course, I have to swap out the speedo drive and reverse light switch......no problem Smile
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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Tue Nov 22 2011, 04:01




gwan son :-)

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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Tue Nov 22 2011, 13:37

awesome work sir


a credit to the 'do it yourself' dubber

we salute you


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PostSubject: Re: '83 Mk1 Golf Driver - Manifold back in paint... :-)   Thu Nov 24 2011, 12:12

Another quick update and a couple of pics...

New manifold is now in paint again.....PWOAR....



and the finish, nice and matt, thats not coming off in a hurry. Smile



and thank you all for the positives. Very Happy
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