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Re: MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« Reply #20 on: 23 May 2006, 15:01 »
 :embarassed:  :rolleyes: AAARRRGHHHH I'M SUCH A TW@T!!!!!

I was feeling pretty lucky lastnight so I thought i'd put the battery in and see what happens, I put it in turned the key to the first position and the battery light came on good start..... so I turned the key further to crank the engine and nothing  :shocked: had another go.... nothing.... I can hear a coulpe of relays clicking but thats it???  :huh:

A bit fazed I thought i'd better check the diagrams again but everything seemed to be in order  :huh:.  I didn't touch the cars original starter motor circuit so why wouldn't that work? I could understand the sensors and things, maybe i'd left a wire off but the starter? that should be working damn it!!!


I just had a poo (nice :evil:) and whilst sat there I had another of those flash moments of pure genius  :cool:

Remember my lovely painted gearbox, i'll remind you


See that bit on the right hand side where the ropes are going through, its just where the engine mount goes right? WRONG!!!!  its also the earthing point for the engine... and i've bloody painted it!!! So now the engine isn't earthed  (paint doesn't conduct electricity  :rolleyes: )  I've painted both sides of the mount too, doh!!!!!

I'll be looking for another earth point tonight  :wink:
(I'll try and get those downpipe pics sorted too)

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Re: MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« Reply #21 on: 20 June 2006, 10:19 »
Its been a while so you're probably wondering why I haven't posted pics of my completed conversion yet? - the engine was siezed   :cry: why I didn't check it I'll never know  :rolleyes:

I had a parrafin/oil mix soaking in the bores for a few weeks but it still didn't shift so I took the head off on friday to see exactly whats going on -  the rings had stuck to the bores so I've started rebuilding my other engine with the head & polished bits off the siezed engine, which thankfully is ok, :cool:




I'm not worried about this one siezing, I'm more worried about how it'll start with all that oil in it - its dribbling out  :undecided:
EDIT: It started spluttering after 2-3 turns and started after 4-5  :smiley:


« Last Edit: 18 July 2006, 01:31 by Mk1 Mad J - 16v »

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Re: MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« Reply #22 on: 22 June 2006, 01:17 »
A Couple more Pic's I'd forgotten about, they were on my new phone so I'm well impressed with the quality  :smiley:

Off with its Head!!!



The working Bottom End after painting
« Last Edit: 22 June 2006, 01:26 by MK1MADJ »

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Re: MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« Reply #23 on: 28 June 2006, 09:56 »
 :grin: The seized bottom end is finally out, just got to swap the mounts/gearbox & polished bits over to the other lump now - I should get it done in time to re-fit it over the weekend.



Thats Dave (AKA MK2MADMAN) and his dodgy beard striking a pose for the camera -   :laugh:
I received a complaint about Daves's beard, the offending material has now been removed   :smiley:
« Last Edit: 17 July 2006, 23:28 by MK1MADJ »

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Re: MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« Reply #24 on: 17 July 2006, 10:03 »
ITS A 16V NOW





 :cool: It works too


« Last Edit: 18 July 2006, 01:44 by Mk1 Mad J - 16v »

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Re: MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« Reply #25 on: 18 July 2006, 01:41 »
The siezed lump should free up after some heat, boiling oil & a bit of hammer action - I had great fun heating it on Sunday, who ever said oil doesn't burn was wrong  :wink:



Once the pistons are out and its been checked and honed I'll start collecting my bits so I can build my turbo engine  :evil:


Suspension & Bushes next so stay tuned  :smiley:


EDIT: It's free'd up nicely and it doesn't look like there's any damage  :cool:
« Last Edit: 24 July 2006, 19:04 by Mk1-Mad J - 16v »

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Re: MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« Reply #26 on: 13 November 2006, 15:04 »
 :rolleyes: This things got well out of date, naughty me  :grin:

All was going really well, the engine was in, brakes set up, wires tidied away and it was ready to test drive.   I went to drive down the road but as soon as I went for 2nd gear there was all sorts off misfires & electrical noise going on  :sad: what now  :rolleyes: .   The distributor cap had made contact with the brake  light switch in the master cylinder  :angry: it smashed the rotor arm to bits...

I replaced the rotor arm and the cap looked ok so put it all back together, but ditched the brakelight switch by replacing it with a blanking plug which has now given me plenty of clearance.  Whilst sorting that lot out I had another battery incident  :embarassed:  some of the fuel injector lines touched the possitive terminal and promptly got red hot and started to melt  :huh:  :angry:  :rolleyes: will this fecking car ever be finished.....


After months of searching I finally got some Scirocco 16v injector lines, fitted them and went to start it .... aarghhh flat battery  :rolleyes:

So yesterday, armed with a freshly charged battery and some sparkly bosch super4 sparky plugs, I walked up to the garage (Its been in hiding since the tax ran out) put the battery in, fitted the plugs and turned the key..... oh come on ....  :shocked: oh is that ......  :sad: no ......  :huh: hang on .......  :rolleyes: petrol????


Shot down to the petrol garage for £5 of shell's finest, back to the garage .... where's the feckin funnel  :rolleyes: Mr Organised does it again....

back to the car with a can of juice & a funnel, poured it in, turned the key halfway.... left it a second to prime.... turn the key some more ..... YAY!!!!!! first click and she's purring  :cool:

I Took it for a little drive around the flats where its parked and the grin on my face was starting to hurt.... I'm quite amazed I managed to resist the urge to take it out onto the main road and give it a blast, must be getting better behaved in my old age  :nerd: 10 years ago I'd have been on my way to the coast  :laugh:

Just got to sort out the brakelight switch, either using a t-piece (if I can find one) or a micro-switch on the pedal box.  and fit a new fan switch as the old one got broken during the second engine fitting - then its off for its MOT

If all goes well you can hope to see it at the next no-rice  :cool:


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Re: MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« Reply #27 on: 15 November 2006, 20:08 »
A few more pictures I took today

The Business end, it still needs a bit of tidying and the polished bits don't look so polished  :sad: but overall I'm well pleased  :smiley:




Its still a bit of a mess inside, but nearly there...







The clocks were a bit of a nightmare to fit but I got there in the end... I couldn't leave them standard  :wink:


And at night  :cool:


You can't do a photoshoot without a sexy ar$e shot  :grin:




 :sad: Its SORN at the moment but that should be sorted over the weekend, I can't wait to drive it  :evil:


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Re: MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« Reply #28 on: 23 August 2007, 15:03 »
 :undecided: It feels like forever since I posted in here now, I got made redundant in November and I've been temping since so not really had any spare cash to throw at the car  :sad:

I've had a few bargains come my way recently and now things are moving on...

1. A mate bought himself a Range Rover, when I saw it for the 1st time I noticed a head unit I'd secretly wanted since I 1st saw them, but never really thought I'd be able to afford/justify the £500 price tag - imagine my joy when he informed me that it would be coming out to make way for his Pioneer  :cool:

just £60 and it was mine :grin:



2. Same mate told me of a friend breaking a late cabrio, white unfortunately but I had the bonnet anyway, I've cleaned the small amount of surface rust & stone chips and its all ready to go for a paint in a week or two, no more bubbly bonnet  :grin:

3. When I went to pick up the bonnet I got offered some Koni Coilovers, so I had them too, along with the hubs/carriers/caliper/drivershafts & wishbones - I'm picking up a full set of Powerflex bushes on saturday then I'll be fitting the lot, so I'll post some pics up of that once they're done   :smiley:


Also bought a set of Goodridge brake hoses, the cars going to be so much better next week, infact it'll be ready for the track  :evil:

 

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Re: MK1MADJ - mk1 16v
« Reply #29 on: 27 August 2007, 22:32 »
Got the whole lot fitted today without too much hassle, in fact there was only one difficult brake pipe which eventually came free after a bit of swearing and grunting  :cool:

The old shocks were well and truly knackered, one of them was leaking quite a lot and the top mounts were past their use by date, as for the bushes  :lipsrsealed:


BEFORE:-

Yucky 25 year old shocks and standard brakes


Discs and pads are still in really good condition


But look at the state of this wishbone bush  :shocked: I knew it was bad as I got an advice on it on my MOT but  :undecided:


Ah thats better


KONI Coil overs, new top mounts, Powerflex Wishbone Bushes, Red Dot Racing Brake Discs & Pads, Goodridge Brake Lines, Late Cabrio Driveshafts, Late Cabrio Calipers & Carriers Freshly Painted & Lower Strut Brace - Not bad for a days work  :smiley:


Its sitting nice and low now, I could go loads lower but I'm waiting for my new wheels before I mess with them again, It feels so much better and I haven't even had the camber set yet, I just set them both in as far as they go  :undecided: I reed to get that done ASAP




Next week:-
Powerflex Anti Roll bar & Steering rack bushes
Wheels 

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"Ever since I started to surf, I have realized that golf is for people who don't know how to surf."  -- Tiger Woods.

my dub project:-
http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=35338.0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyEUOoH_xxo