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Post by jettadan on Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:30 pm

Few pics of my current projects as they stand at the mo. Most recent purchase, 2.1 8v crossflow in need of a little TLC:

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Got a few plans for it, including some maintenance issues, sorting some rust and a partial respray - its on hold at the mo while i sell my 1978 LT motorhome scratch

Long-term project, 1.9 crossflow turbo track car:

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Long way to go, but having a bit of a clearout at the mo - the plan is to get the fleet down to just these two so i can concentrate on just maintaining and enjoying the blue one, and building the silver one.

Shall be getting shut (possible breaking) my slightly battered Vento 2.0GL:

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And getting rid of my other MK1 - should make someone a good project:

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One day i'll post pics of some of my past cars including several MK1 Jettas, a MK2 Jetta GTi 8v, another Vento 2.0GL and a late Highline-spec VR6 Cool

Hope you like Wink


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Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:46 am

sweet mate you have had a serious history with the old jetta scean by the looks of it. The blue mk1 looks ever so clean buddy how long you had it bud

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Post by jettadan on Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:08 am

I've only had the metallic blue one since just before Woerthersee, beggining of May I think. I've known the car for a long time, and its had thousands spent on it (got all the receipts). Needs the rear wheel arches sorting and the ends of the sills. The NSF door is holed at the bottom, the NSF wing is bubbling where the ariel hole has been filled and theres a little rust on the scuttle under the winscreen rubber, so going to replace the door and wing with NOS replacements, have the scuttle sorted and replace the inner and outer arches on the rear. Should be good for a few more years after that.

Got some parts at Inters at the weekend, including a new fuel pump, rear wheel bearings, plug leads (which don't fit coz they are for a normal 8v not a crossflow Evil or Very Mad ) and some other odds and sodds.

It could do with coming down a little at the front (i like a little bit of rake Smile ); will be fitting some black BBS wheels and a black Kamei front spoiler i got from Germany. Also will be replacing the dash with one thats not all wonky and sticking an original interior back in.

Oh, and the exhaust will eventually be replaced with a decent 4-2-1 and full system.

I've had the other blue one for a few years, but its not been on the road for a while - thats a 1.3 and needs some parts re-fitting and a new exhaust system. Its had a lot of money spent on new parts by me and the previous owner and i was gonna keep it for a future project, but i think i'll get shut otherwise it'll be sat round forever!

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Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:32 am

Im sure ive seen the car before in the back of PVW for sale of somwhere like that but i might be wron sounds good though bud let us know how shes coming along

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Post by jettadan on Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:58 am

Yeah, apparently it was for sale for months on end - bloke wanted about 3k for it, so i made an offer Wink

I've got receipts from the previous-but-one owners totalling over 7k which doesn't include the engine or box - last owner didn't spend much on it though Evil or Very Mad but didn't use it much either.

Some of the work probably doesn't need doing, but i wanna get it mint and then just use and look after it.....and do the odd track day. Its currently putting out around 165bhp at the flywheel with just over 150lb/ft torque so goes quite well - with a few tweeks and a new exhaust and a re-map it should go a little better.

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Post by jettadan on Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:45 pm

Erm, apologies for the late update.......this was the car yesterday at Donnington Park:

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It kept up with the red MK5 parked in front of it on the grid - that had 270bhp. Also stuck quite nicely to a couple of Ford Focus RS's, although i didn't have enough straight line speed to pass the Porsche Carrera 4 or the M3 Shocked Very Happy

Needs better suspension and track tyres and some strut braces, then i'll be leaving it alone. Brief rundown of what i've done over the past few months. Few rust issues:

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Exhaust:

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And its replacement:

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It needed tyres but I already had the wheels:

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Which i refurbed myself:

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Knackerd linkage bushes:

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Needed an inner CV boot as it had melted:

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Glad I looked at that as the CV bolts were all hand tight. Then i stuck a new wing on to replace the original which was bubbling where the ariel hole had been plated and dropped it off at the bodyshop:

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Also put a fuel pump on it as it was a bit noisy:

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Replaced a few more bits such as knackered ball joints, battery and sensors:

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Together with the worn out discs and pads on the front and the grumbling bearings on the rear:

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Hope you like.

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Post by steveb on Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:37 am

lovely

so is the blue one the track car now or you still working on the silver one?
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Post by jettadan on Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:08 pm

steveb wrote:lovely

so is the blue one the track car now or you still working on the silver one?

Blue one is to tide me over till the silver one is finished - will be using it for track days and to go to shows in. It went like the preverbial off a shovel at Donny so can't wait till the silver one is done as that'll be even better.

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Post by jettadan on Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:06 pm

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Post by jettadan on Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:16 pm

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Post by jetta 16v on Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:43 pm

its about time you udatd your post on here dan

looks like it really handle well

did you replace the leaking koni's on it

dennis said he had it rollin roaded and it put out just over the 170bhp mark bout 9 months ago 135ish at the wheels!!

not to be sniffed at

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Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:03 am

Sweet Dan mate shes come along way cheers

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Post by jettadan on Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:16 pm

jetta 16v wrote:did you replace the leaking koni's on it

dennis said he had it rollin roaded and it put out just over the 170bhp mark bout 9 months ago 135ish at the wheels!!

not to be sniffed at

Looking for some Konis at the mo as one is leaking, then need to get the tracking and camber done as its a bit all over the place at the mo when you put your foot down - stuck some lowering spring caps on it when i removed the struts so its worse than it was before!!!

Gonna get a set of OMP front and rear strut braces for it too, which should help.

Waiting for some custom leads to turn up, then gonna give it a full service and general tweak, and wanna get hold of one of those BMC carbon intakes, before it goes for a remap and rolling road setup.

It seems to go a little better then it did at first, so will be interesting to see what its putting out.

Surprised a few on track too Cool

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Post by dubbed_up_daz on Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:18 pm

love that cage,been watching the thread on 38 for a while

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Post by jettadan on Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:39 pm

OMP front upper and lower and rear upper strut braces ordered from Rally Design this morning, together with a clutch foot rest, helmet and gloves (last two are Christmas presents!).

Aaaaand, a set of Gaz Gold coilovers ordered too - to be fitted to the silver one eventually, but i think i'll stick them on the blue one for next years track days to see how they cope. Probably arriving after Christmas though.

Also gotta pick up a couple of new Koni inserts for the front of the blue one - 160 trade for just two top adjustable inserts!!!!!

Will give me something to do this weekend.

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Post by Andrew on Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:50 pm

Looks fantastic, MK1 racer - OLD SKOOL Very Happy

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Post by jettadan on Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:44 pm

Picked my prezzies up this afternoon:

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Should keep me busy this weekend Very Happy

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Post by jettadan on Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:24 pm

Fitted the rear brace:

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Front upper won't fit as it fouls on the throttle body......it'd fit if i changed the inlet manifold though............

Gonna have to do some messing with the foot rest to get it to fit right:

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To be continued when something happens.

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Post by jettadan on Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:01 pm

Sod all progress on the car as been too busy doing mundane stuff like christmas shopping, but now got the fleet down to the planned three. Bye bye blue car......

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Its going to be used to reshell an early GLi Very Happy

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Post by veedal on Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:52 pm

Good to see the blue one going to a good home,photos are crackin' mate,
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Post by jettadan on Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:59 pm

Yeah, its going to a good use so pleased with that as it was a solid little car.

Added some more weight:

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So removed some to compensate:

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Had a play with the rear brakes, but handbrake still keeps sticking on so gonna try changing the cables before i change the calipers. Got some new rear Greenstuff pads on order as the ones currently on are cracked and glazed over for some reason.........! Also got the front bump stops sorted so can now fit the new front shocks. Tweaked the camber while the wheels were off, so it now sits better but the tracking has gone even worse again! Will get done properly once i've finished fitting bits.

Nearly fixed the leak from the front screen too....and i'd rather not discuss the ignition leads.....lol.

More when i get another flush of motivation to spend a day in a damp and cold shelter!!!

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Post by turnerhutch on Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:51 am

I've been reading through this thread and I really love your cars mate. Good work! One day I may have something of a simmilar standard...but that day seems to be further and further away!!!!
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Post by jettadan on Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:52 am

turnerhutch wrote:I've been reading through this thread and I really love your cars mate. Good work! One day I may have something of a simmilar standard...but that day seems to be further and further away!!!!

Thanks mate - it doesn't happen over night but you just have to keep chipping away! Only taken me 6 months to get the blue one nearly sorted but its been a bit of a hassle at times, worth it though. Few more bits to do then i can get stuck into the silver one again.

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Need to stop messing and get the important bits done!!!

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Post by jettadan on Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:21 pm

Boring update. New rear handbrake cables fitted:

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And poly rear mounts:

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I'm hoping the new cables will solve the rear brake problem - if not it'll be new calipers.

I'll be moving back onto the front suspension again next.

More updates as and when!

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Post by mrrawle on Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:33 am

thats is one fucking stunning mk1 ! it's mint !
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