Author Topic: Carbed Rado + Now a 5dr gti mk2 aswell, updates on rado build and pics of mk2.  (Read 6409 times)

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Seems this is the place to put an ongoing dub project so here is mine!

Seem to be finding myself using this forum more and more recently due to the vast amount of useful information!
Thought it only seemed fitting to put my build up on here to keep track of it and maybe pass on information to other people.

So where to begin…
Brought myself a lovely clean example of a 2.0 16v Vw corrado last year.




Other than the wheels it was untouched. First I fitted some AP coils and a set of bbs reps then onto a set of borbets, while doing little touches and general maintenance.





This is how the car spent the majority of last year until September when it decided to give up the ghost and die on me. The problem being caused by the KE-jet system fitted to the later 2.0l engines. After having replaced the metering head twise already I decided to pull the lot and rebuild the engine and car.

So plans for the build are :
- Stock bottom end
- Stock gearbox with G60 clutch
-KR head ported and skimmed
-ABF inlet and KR exhaust cams
-Vernier pulley (home-made)
-EDIS-4 megajolt ignition
-R1 carbs
-Strut braces (front upper and lower, rear upper)
-Mk3 gti 5stud widetrack conversion.
-General cleaning up and making a tidy install.

The build so far :
Engine came out -


Rear brace went in -


5 stud lightweight 2 piece forged wheels (need refurbing) -


Head skimmed and rebuilt with new seals etc -




Homebrew vernier pulley -



Began stripping the loom and cleaning the bay / painting crossmembers etc -


Comes up well for a 22year old car! -


And finally the gearbox finished in black and bronze/gold (same colour wheels will be) -



Thanks for looking, sorry for all the pics, just trying to get the thread upto speed! Advice and all input is appreciated!

« Last Edit: 16 July 2014, 09:03 by Smiithy »

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Re: R1 Corrado Project - The beginning
« Reply #1 on: 03 February 2014, 16:18 »
Yay!! No 1.8T conversion!!!!

Nice to see something a bit different  :cool:

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Re: R1 Corrado Project - The beginning
« Reply #2 on: 03 February 2014, 16:40 »
Think its more fitting with the era of the car :) Plus the noise of carbs is awesome!

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Re: R1 Corrado Project - The beginning
« Reply #3 on: 03 February 2014, 22:58 »
Unlike the fuel consumption will be.  :whistle:

Shoulda got ITBs.
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Re: R1 Corrado Project - The beginning
« Reply #4 on: 04 February 2014, 07:15 »
Not fussed about economy, only a weekend toy. Itbs would of cost me alot more in management than carbs have and you can get mid20s set up right.

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Re: R1 Corrado Project - The beginning
« Reply #5 on: 04 February 2014, 16:15 »
Made up a quick distributor "plug" / bracket for my coil pack today, trying to keep it all OEM positions. Quite happy with the outcome..... 



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Re: R1 Corrado Project - The beginning
« Reply #6 on: 05 February 2014, 12:27 »
Decided to put abit more time in on the coil bracket as it looked messy, New results --




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Re: R1 Corrado Project - The beginning
« Reply #7 on: 05 February 2014, 17:37 »
like it! look forward to seeing more :)

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Re: R1 Corrado Project - The beginning
« Reply #8 on: 05 February 2014, 19:39 »
I do love a corrado and this is a very tidy example!! Looking  forward to seeing the build progress!  :cool:


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Re: R1 Corrado Project - The beginning
« Reply #9 on: 06 February 2014, 09:02 »
Thanks guys, will probably be abit slow for the next few weeks, getting to crunch time with buying my first house, but soon as I'm in ill have a garage to build her up in then progress will really begin.