Author Topic: Mk1 GTI Project underway.  (Read 4596 times)

Offline acma

  • Not said much yet
  • **
  • Posts: 63
Mk1 GTI Project underway.
« on: 09 March 2012, 20:19 »
Well I've just started (after months of debating) on my mk1 gti project.

I really wanted somewhere to store my updates and pictures etc, so where better.  I can also ask you peeps on issues when I'm stuck, which I'm sure will be plentiful.

I'm putting a mk3 2l long block, with a g60 head running twin 40's choked down to 32s.  Mahle psitons, low sump, brass valves, kent cam, with vernier pulleys.

Everything on the engine will be new, all nice and shiney 

Hope you enjoy as much as I hope to, without all the cuts and swear words a plenty.

Mark

Offline acma

  • Not said much yet
  • **
  • Posts: 63
Re: Mk1 GTI Project underway.
« Reply #1 on: 09 March 2012, 20:20 »
The engine as a bare piece of kit (all internals already fitted of course)



Manifold fitted



New Pulleys


Offline DanChave

  • I live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,759
  • Location: Devon - UK
Re: Mk1 GTI Project underway.
« Reply #2 on: 09 March 2012, 20:22 »
This project sounds great! Hurry up and get some pics up, and lots of them :cool:

Offline garethmarshall

  • GTI forum regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 136
  • Location: wales - ystrad mynach
Re: Mk1 GTI Project underway.
« Reply #3 on: 09 March 2012, 20:23 »
Looks amazing
gareth marshall
Mk2 Golf 2.0GTi

MY BUILD:
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=219164.40

Offline DanChave

  • I live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,759
  • Location: Devon - UK
Re: Mk1 GTI Project underway.
« Reply #4 on: 09 March 2012, 20:24 »
Haha, looks like I spoke too soon! The engine looks fantastic man!

Offline acma

  • Not said much yet
  • **
  • Posts: 63
Re: Mk1 GTI Project underway.
« Reply #5 on: 09 March 2012, 20:27 »
I'm just getting the bug with this forum thingy (not done anything to this level before) so bare with me a little.  But I intend to keep everything up to date on here.

I work for an engineering company (although I push pens in the office), I've had a spit made, which I'm going to get my shell on it and give it a full once over prior to going to the body shop...  I also have a donor car, which I'll get pics up of tomorrow for all to see.

Loving it up to now.

 :laugh:
« Last Edit: 09 March 2012, 20:34 by acma »

Offline DanChave

  • I live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,759
  • Location: Devon - UK
Re: Mk1 GTI Project underway.
« Reply #6 on: 09 March 2012, 20:31 »
I will definitely be keeping an eye on this because I will have a mk1 project in the future :)

Offline acma

  • Not said much yet
  • **
  • Posts: 63
Re: Mk1 GTI Project underway.
« Reply #7 on: 09 March 2012, 20:33 »
Well I say i'm fairly new to this.

I did this last year



I've put her into storage for the sunny days.

Offline acma

  • Not said much yet
  • **
  • Posts: 63
Re: Mk1 GTI Project underway.
« Reply #8 on: 09 March 2012, 21:40 »
Well I've fitted the new water pump, after a couple of coats of laquer, also fitted the new water pump pulley (again after some laquer).  Worth noting, I fitted the water hoses and bolted them up prior to fitting the water pump. 

They were a b'stard to get on, used a little washing up liquid and a lot of pressure   :wink:


Offline lemski

  • Forum addict
  • *
  • Posts: 4,039
  • Location: dursley
  • 16v
    • sw autos
Re: Mk1 GTI Project underway.
« Reply #9 on: 09 March 2012, 22:18 »
This looks like ots going yo be a good'un