My name is Ken, I'm 22years old, life in belgium hating every bit of it.
originally an Austrian golf gti however it moved to belgium via the netherlands.
1987 golf mk2 gti 8valve
I bought it in March 2009.
It looked OK from a distance, but it had (and still has) a lot of rust.
Then 2 months later, this happend:
So it got stripped:
To respray it
added some bbs ra's
Best of OEM @ a show:
changed the seat:
It was all going very well, I loved the car...then this happend:
The bolt holding the upright to the A-arm snapped, luckily this happend at a low speed. I wanted to fix it up, butt somehow I ended up restoring it, every nut and bolt...(March 2011)
So the engine had to go:
Here's where we're at now:
-the engine, front subframe, rear axle, brakes have been completly overhauled, upgraded and restored:
So whats the concept behind this? I'm building a stock car, with some minour upgrades to keep it fully legal and usable. No big power vr6 turbo for me, usable power with good handling and braking power.Engine spec sheet:
-8 valve head
-reinforced main bearings
-supersprint exhaust manifold
-higher compression ratio due to 0,4mm off the base of the cylinderhead
-port matched the intake and exhaust
-90 Amp alternator
(future: schrick cam 260° or so)Transmission:
-AUG transmission 5 speed (gti), MK3 shift weight, Clausvonessen short shift, fully rebuilt, Sachs clutch.Brakes:
-G60 Girling 54 front brakes(rebuilt) with MK3 VR6 air ducts on 280mm vented discs.
-MK4 rear calipers(girling 38) on 226mm non-vented discs.
-Goodridge stainless brake lines
-new hardlines by cohline
-Sachs advantage shocks(16valve spec)
-Sachs springs(16V specs)
-All new rubber bushings(OEM)
-Strut braces front and back
-finish the braking system
-finish the fuell system
-finish the suspension
-have the interior done
-get the body up to par with the engine.