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Post by PAB on Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:50 pm

Ok think i've mastered Photo Bucket???........

Should be some photos of my car here if its worked.
Mk2 GTI 16v.
1988 F Plate.
Stock 1800cc running Dellorto twin 40s.

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There she is.

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Stock 1800cc 16v, Dellorto 40s, scratch built linkage and a bit more.....

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Strpped interior, Sparco buckets, 6 point 3" belts, Autometer Monster Tach/Shift light, Momo wheel, Bespoke 6 point weld in cage.

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Battery in the boot.

I'll put up the full spec when i have a bit more time.
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Post by Mr T on Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:55 pm

Sweet looking motor!

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Post by trampdrifting on Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:09 pm

Don't forget to add flexible wiper blade to your list! Smile
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Post by popeye on Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:53 pm

looking gooooooooooooooooooooooooood drivin drivin
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Post by Potter on Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:26 pm

That is Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawesome good job there pal drivin

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Post by venturbo on Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:43 pm

Likeing that ALOT. Cool tongue

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Post by Foolish Boy on Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:00 pm

Top notch, that cage looks really substantial and you can see its been built with the track in mind.

I'd build a plenum chamber and ducting for those carbs though, easily worth a few extra ponies.

Koni TA's? VR brakes, bet it makes a few more exotic motors feel a little foolish through the bendy stuff.
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Post by Ray on Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:02 pm

Jeez that's a lovely car! sweet to see a jet on the track , they reckon they're a bit more rigid that a golf? Is that true?

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Post by PAB on Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:57 pm

Thank you all for your kind words, its been hard but worth it.

This is for JaySteed, yes it does startle serious metal.....

Step one.... Admire the 911.

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Step two.... Hastle him round the track, check out the flying yellow cone, I Was trying!!

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Step three.... Drive past him as he bottles it ;-) It was a good day!!!
Not a great photo but i am past LOL!


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Post by PAB on Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:59 pm

DustyMauve wrote:Jeez that's a lovely car! sweet to see a jet on the track , they reckon they're a bit more rigid that a golf? Is that true?

Yes the jetta is a better track tool, its more aerodynamic, more rigid as a base shell and has better balance due to the extra weight out back, The golf gets all oversteery and twitchy at the limit.
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Post by Foolish Boy on Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:50 pm

Its the better f/r balance thats the beauty of these, plus the extra wheel base over a 3door Golf makes lift off oversteer a useable option instead of a brown pants moment.

I'd really recommend widetrack conversion with offset top mounts to correct the subsequent negative camber, it provides the same geometry as a Corrado. No wash out or understeer on aggresive turn in. A real joy.

I love Jettas, greater boot capacity than a Volvo 740 too!
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Post by PAB on Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:38 pm

A few more pics for you.

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Building the roll cage.

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Cage front landing point made from 9 individual 3mm steel plates to mount the cage to and support the floor& cill if the cage has to be used.
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Basic spec for the chassis is:-
Spax RSX Coil overs.
Eibach ARBs.
280mm front brakes, Black diamond disks & EBC Red stuff pads.
Stock 16v rear brakes.
Goodridge hoses.
22mm Master cylinder.
Full Bugpack poly bushed.
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Post by t-jett on Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:18 am

Really like the car, just shows what can be done. Just out of interest, easy question, what size rims are you on? I only ask as I was wondering what are the smallest rims you can fit over a 280mm brake conversion?
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Post by PAB on Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:48 pm

The smallest rims you can get over 280mm brakes are 15"

I'm using either 17" Team Dynamics, with Pirelli p-Zeros (Shown in pics) or Std 15" VW Golf G60 steel wheels with Toyo R888 Race tyres.

Don't get thinking you have to pay a fortune for the 15" G60 Wheels, they are still available new from VW i'll post the part number if you want, they are about 35.00 Plus VAT each, thats about 162.00 for four including VAT, bought another set last week. DON'T get ripped off on EBAY paying more than they are new!!!!!!
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Post by vdub_shawty on Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:55 pm

wowza that thing is awesome!!!
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Post by PAB on Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:59 pm

Thanks....now your making be blush ;-)
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Post by PAB on Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:38 pm

I know its not got a boot, but this is my new toy.

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Post by dez1172 on Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:51 pm

loving the jetta Smile

golf's sweet aswell looks well tidy in white
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Post by PAB on Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:14 pm

Thanks, got the golf last saturday, its a factory order, had to wait five months for it!!! Its truly awsome :-)
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Post by Foolish Boy on Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:25 pm

Looks top, is a bit extreme though buying a brand spanker just to transplant into the Jetta. jocolor

Can you feel the 18years of evolution?
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Post by Andrew on Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:28 am

Mk5 is a great car, white is the best colour IMO!

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Post by PAB on Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:44 am

The first thing i did was open the bonnet and take a close look at the engine mounts!!! LOL

Had a mark one GTI 15 yrs ago, now as then my Mk5 has moved the goal posts :-)
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Post by t-jett on Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:18 pm

Hi, like the new car. Thanks for the advice on the wheels for the jetta. May get back to you some time for more info on where to get the steelies, but for now moneys going on the engine, coilovers and exhaust. So well skint! Not even got pocket change to buy a corgi Mk5 like yours. lol!
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Post by PAB on Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:46 pm

Been workin on some front end alterations, moving the Rad & Oil cooler, all to improve air flow to the carbs... think its worked, i'll put some photos on later.
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Post by Andrew on Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:59 pm

Looking forward to them Smile

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