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MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« on: 02 March 2006, 13:12 »
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Re: MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« Reply #1 on: 02 March 2006, 14:05 »
Cheers JV :smiley:

Here's my mk1 the day i brought it, i got it from my mates mums boyfriend who bought it from a lady living opposite - she bought it from the 1st owner who only had it 6 months!!! so although i dont have any history i know where its been and thats all that matters  :smug:

The car had been stored in a garage for about 9 years and was looking pretty shabby, the paint was covered in all sorts of cr@p including bits of concrete  :sad:.  1st stop Bromley Hand Car Wash for a full valet  :cool: 



Ripping off that horrible red thing round the lights moments after this photo was taken and throwing it in the bin was 1st "mod" I made :grin:

The interior looked like the car had been parked in a pond as there was loads of mould all over the seats dash & carpet :sad:



It cleaned up really nice and best of all i found absolutely no rust whatsoever!!!




As this is my 4th mk1 gti I already had plenty of shiny bits to put on, steering wheel/door pins etc... and after all the trouble i had with my last one it was really nice to spend the last 2 1/2 years just driving it!!!

RIP YDF 700Y - It looked great on the outsite, shame it was held together with mastic and bubblegum :cry:


After 10 years behind the wheel of stock 1600 gti's the time finally came to up the power a bit  :evil:

I kind of blame this thing  :rolleyes:

I hired it in spain & bought my 16v lump the first payday after returning - I like turbo's  :laugh:
« Last Edit: 27 April 2008, 19:51 by Mk1Mad J - 16v »

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Re: MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« Reply #2 on: 02 March 2006, 14:37 »
Since i started driving I've always wanted to do an engine conversion, back in the day a 16v was the only real choice for a Mk1 - unfortunately, as a struggling trainee accountant, i could never afford it.

then along came the 20v turbo - 150-210HP out of the box with loads more available from a remap - it seemed to be a gift from heaven - when i looked further into it i realized just how much it would cost £5000-£6000  :shocked: are you mad????

over the last few years I've been seeing a lot of 16v turbo's, which seem to be the favored engines of the germans & Americans, i looked into the price and all things considered it appeared to be around the same cost as a 20v but with more power available  :grin: then i heard vw were ditching the 20v in favor of a 16v turbo in the new Mk5 - thats it i thought, if its good enough for vw its good enough for me.

So here's the plan

Fit 16v engine, gearbox & brakes

uprate suspension, fit strut brace & replace all the bushes (& maybe some uprated anti-roll bars)

get bodywork sorted - its so close to perfection that a blowover will make it mint  :smug:

add a turbo kit from USA or Germany


I've already got my scirocco inlet manifold - this is what you want if you're doing a 16v turbo as it leaves plenty of clearance for the boost pipes  :grin:  £95 delivered from USA




I found my engine and brakes on e-bay and they'll be delivered within the next week or 2 - auction ended early for £280 inc. delivery  :grin:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8040566729&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

And I've got a TSR 1.9 bottom end which i'll also be using  :evil:


Next step is to whip out the wimpy little 1.6 and clean up the engine bay ready for the new engine  :drool:



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Re: MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« Reply #3 on: 05 March 2006, 22:14 »
My Engine





The Donor Car  - for sale if anyone wants it - may need some welding  :laugh:




The Future



Picture stolen from www.grasshopperdrag.de/ chelk it out its a wicked site

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Re: MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« Reply #4 on: 04 April 2006, 14:28 »
Update - April06

 :rolleyes: What started as just giving the inlet manifold a bit of a polish has now turned into an obsession with most of the aluminium parts under the bonnet now getting the same treatment - Its going to slow the conversion down a bit but it'll be worth it in the long run  :grin:

Aside from the polishing i've cleaned the block & head and given the block a fresh coat of matt black lacquer, i'm in two minds whether to paint the head or not  :undecided: - Once it was nice & clean i gave it a good check over with my feeler guages and there's no signs of any serious wear  :cool: I'll be putting it all back together soon once i've got my new gaskets from vw -  i'll post a pic or two when its finished.


Plans have also changed slightly - I'm going to fit the standard 1.8 16v and get it all running sweet, then sort the rest of the car - brakes/suspension/blowover etc...    In the meantime i'll get another head, gasflow it etc... rebuild the 1.9 with that and swap it for the 1.8 - then its Megasquirt time http://www.megasquirt.info/v22manual/mtune.htm

Once the 1.8 is back in the garden i'll be stripping it down for a rebuild - as a turbo motor  :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« Reply #5 on: 04 April 2006, 22:17 »
Before



After



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« Last Edit: 27 April 2006, 22:18 by MK1MADJ »

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Re: MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« Reply #6 on: 27 April 2006, 22:20 »
The engine as it looks now  -  i decided not to paint the head, it'll get an acid bath after the gas-flowing so i'll just have put up with it the way it looks for now  :sad:


gearbox....


Metering head....


and dials  :cool:



not long now
« Last Edit: 27 April 2006, 22:47 by MK1MADJ »

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Re: MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« Reply #7 on: 01 May 2006, 19:24 »
Yay i've finally made a start   :grin:

here's the old engine just before i pulled it out - look at it, it's go no idea whats coming  :laugh:




how it looks now, an empty engine bay  :sad:




I've fitted the ecu thing :smiley:




and the coil, 16v servo & master cylinder




 :embarassed: silly me, I reconnected the battery when the engine was out so the alarm LED would still flash  :rolleyes: should of made sure all the live wires weren't grounding out anywhere first, DOH!!!! - i've replaced all the melted wires with some of the mk2 loom  :wink:

I should be able to get the bonnet sprayed before i've finished the conversion, i've borrowed another bonnet off a mate to use while mines getting sorted.



I think i might need a new battery though :lipsrsealed:




 :angry: You'd think my car would be glad of all the love & attention its getting, but no!!! it bit me - with the engine of all things, it really hurts  :cry:


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Re: MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« Reply #8 on: 03 May 2006, 22:36 »
 :sad: I haven't been able to do anything for the last couple of days as my hands still really hurting  :cry: 

heres what happened:-   my mate who was operating the crane must have got bored of going slow as the engine shot up about 2-3 inches while I was trying to pull the gear box away from the chasis leg, it took a while to register that he was crushing my hand   :angry: after lots of screaming and swearing he dropped it a couple of inches, the engine swung and caught my hand again before i had a chance to pull it free, again this took a while to register but he finally ditched the engine on the ground (f**kwit  :rolleyes:) I'm really lucky no bones were broken - and he's really lucky he didn't damage my baby

but..... My brothers coming round on friday evening to help me get the 16v in (he's the only person I trust to operate the crane now  :lipsrsealed:) once thats in I should be able to do some wiring and stuff even with my crippled hand  :cool:

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Re: MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« Reply #9 on: 05 May 2006, 23:21 »
Yeah baby - finally got it in about 10pm  :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:



« Last Edit: 05 May 2006, 23:22 by MK1MADJ »

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