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'87 Jetta GTI 16v

Post by re2 on Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:37 am

and my final Jetta is thsi recent purchase

Bought as a doner for the GT and also as a track toy. Its completely standard and will not be abused but used! It will serve as a good tool to get back to form and improve somewhat before I get my Golf Syncro out on the track. A few cheap and simple mods and plenty of smiles for the money!

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Here is my first obsession - non Jetta but a Golf

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Re: '87 Jetta GTI 16v

Post by wiggy on Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:44 pm

That grill badge (GTI 16V ) is obsulite and i would take it off if i was in your shoes you will struggle to get another one cheap or in the same condition Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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Post by re2 on Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:07 pm

thanks for the advice and ill do just that. Im putting a later grill on for now as the early grills are also hard to find and I need it for the GT resto

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Post by re2 on Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:41 pm

im collecting this on sunday so i cant wait!!!!!!

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Post by re2 on Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:55 am

well.....................ive ghot it now but what a journey!!!!!!!!! its in good shape but the interior is nowhere near up to scratch (im looking for a jetta gti interior now - hint hint) but it runs pretty well. Theres a low end grumble and tickover and revs to 2500 are lumpy. This is my first GTI in 11 years of dubbinfg- why didnt i do it sooner?!!!!!!!! All was good until 5 miles from weybriidge to Derby and the alternater belt broke. That then delayed us by 2 hrs but thankyou again to the rac! Then we hit queued traffic on the m25 and that took 3 hrs to do 6.5 miles! desperate for a wee etc etc. Anyhow we eventually got home at 2340.

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Post by Foolish Boy on Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:17 am

There must be something about bringing Jettas home. Ant had an eventful journey when collecting the GT.

I sure a good service will yeild good results. Maplins are doind half price ultrasonic cleaners at the mo, well worth doing the injectors in mix of meths and injector cleaner.
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Re: '87 Jetta GTI 16v

Post by re2 on Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:24 pm

im sure it will work out well. Im thinking a trip to Stealth is in order, but right now i have to sell my passat to spend money on the 16v. Its sat somewhere safe and by hell ill be driving it soon! Too many smiles are waiting in that unasuming grandad mobile! Old cars like this shouldnt be able to leave oters for dead at the lights

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Post by re2 on Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:36 pm

so..... the parts collection is in full swing

i have removed the knackered interior (which ill be using parts for the GT Special) and fitted a late GL interior./ This cost me 20 for the rear seat as im borrowing most of my brothers Golf GL interior

Im awaiting a pair of 14k powerflex bushed wishbones and rear beam bushes 65

Eibach -40mm springs, weitec rears and spax fronts with a years use 90

stainless powerflex exhaust (i mmight have to mod the tailpipe as it came from a big bumper model) 105

pair of cobra harnesses 60

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Post by re2 on Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:41 pm

im still waiting for all this stuff to arrive, but i sold the passat yesterday ansd im now insured for the jetta. I just have to wait for the insurance docs and i can start playing. Im gonna take it to Vince at Stealth for a health check and rr session in may when i get back from oz

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Post by re2 on Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:56 pm

The suspension is on wirth the addition of front Bonrath poly top mounts. Still loads to do, but its had a damn good clean and I robbed the wheels from the Syncro. Ive also fitted the seats from an '88 Jetta GTI 16v (im looking for manual cards as I dont want electrics)

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Re: '87 Jetta GTI 16v

Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:06 pm

Lookin the part buddy she looks well differnt to the early pics Smile

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Re: '87 Jetta GTI 16v

Post by re2 on Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:30 pm

a lot of elbow grease and swearing

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Mind you- a set of Country Chromes can make any car look good!

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Post by samthejettaman on Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:46 pm

thatis a stunner the jetta`s with old doors with 1/4 lights look awsome. wish i had some on mine! nice car man!
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Post by re2 on Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:05 pm

I know what you mean! I really wish Id put early doors on my syncro but then the interior wouldnt fit right on the front dooracrds. I wish had a mint early interior though!

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Re: '87 Jetta GTI 16v

Post by re2 on Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:24 pm

Its been many years since I last had a car on a club stand, so it was off to Inters on the sunday to join the Jetta Owners Club. A great welcome and a good bunch of people
Id also managed to overcome the years of plastic neglect and got the trim nice and black

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Its been 4 years since I last went to Inters, and it seemed a bit quieter than last time.........

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Post by re2 on Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:17 pm

well....... Ive been to Stealth today and the Jetta has been set up + the WUR mod. It was a bit lean on the fuelling and the timing had already been advanced in the past. The figures are dissapointing and acheived on 95ron, as I already had 143 bhp and 125 ft/lbs and I only ended up with 146 bhp and 128 ft/lbs. Still.... its more than factory and what I have has been optimised. Apparently the engine seems a bit tight. All I know about the history is that it was owned by an old fella for many years and then an Audi tech, then the guy I bought it from. Maybe it just needs a regular thrashing!

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Re: '87 Jetta GTI 16v

Post by re2 on Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:48 pm

new engine and wheels + a few more upgrades in the pipeline

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Post by jetta88 on Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:17 pm

i got an alpine white jetta gti. how many white ones in the club? app there is an alpine white club- really
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Post by re2 on Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:16 pm

no idea fella

white has propelled forwards in favour these last couple of years!


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Re: '87 Jetta GTI 16v

Post by re2 on Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:30 pm

ok, so ive been shopping....
I have some new wheels
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280mm G60 front brakes toi fill them, and a new engine- an 110k GTI Engineering RE1900 16v and Ive also bought a Kstar KS3 unit that will allow me to have a custom fuel + ignition map (provided it works as these early ones can be a pain)

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Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:34 pm

nice mate the wheels and the engine really sound top what did the engine set you back?

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Post by re2 on Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:38 pm

400 with a couple of little extras. The owner and his friend have owned it for the last 60k and treated it well. The wheels look nicer in the pic but the paint is very shoddy home spray affair. The wheels might be track wheels yet as ive not fully made my mind up yet

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Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:42 pm

blinkin heck bud 400 for a GTi engineering engine!! well done have you got the plaque aswell from the car it was in?

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Post by re2 on Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:47 pm

yes and the original sales sheet. he knows its going to a good home and that Im a GTI Eng fan

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Post by jetta88 on Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:59 pm

lol! lol! lol!
got a 1988 golf gti in alpine white to keep the jetta happy.
so thats two jettas and two golfs.Retail therapy for men.
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