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Post by olethalb on Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:50 pm

been looking for a daily lately to stop ramping the miles up on my bora. i'd been looking at lupo's and a few other things when i saw an ad on here for a mk1 jetta for sale

summary was mk1 jetta, 4 door, red, 6n 1.4 lump on bike carbs also has coilys and 14 x 8 banded steels. Smile the pic in the ad sold it for me, it was up for 1400 as an unfinished project. spoke to him about the car and made an offer that he accepted.

arrangements were made to make the trip up to brum and collect it on thursday evening, after a few dramas and traffic along the way we finally made it there. i viewed the car and was happy with it and was as described, payed the man and started loading it onto the truck which proved hard work in itself. even with planks and blocks i managed to catch the front valance on the ramp. Sad

got it unloaded and back at mine at around 10pm last night, i jumped in and drove it down my street, by the time i'd got to the end of my street it had emptied all the water out of the left hand side of the engine. i parked it up and decided to take today off work and investigate.

the car was sold as unfinished project and hadn't been driven so not at all blaming the seller.

so got up and whacked it on the drive and took a few snaps

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i started stripping bits of the engine as i wanted to redo a few bits

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next was to investigate the water leak, after stripping the 6n mount off, cambelt cover and belt

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after getting the bits out of the way, the cause of the leak became clear, the pump seal had died and was throwing it out the side.

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i'll put pics of the bits i wanted to redo;

alternator mount

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water pipes

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fuel pump loom and hoses

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i also fully rewired the engine loom, removed alot of extra wires soldered all joints and heatwrapped them all, re routed some of the loom, moved the ignition amp.

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also grabbed a 6n alternator loom and ran it round the sump and modified the loom to go on the starter

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new fuel lines and tidy

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removed and remounted the carbs

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fitted new water pump and cambelt kit

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popped over to a mates house and grabbed some bits off his mk1 gti

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also took his header tank, fitted the speedo with rev counter and ashtray with cigarette lighter

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also did some other bits, replaced gear linkage bushes and realligned


fitted a new mk2 golf 1.3 rad

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got to sort out mounting the rad properly tomorrow, get some new rubbers from the front and rejet the carbs too but happy with the progress so far.

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Re: my new 'daily - mk1 jetta

Post by dicko120 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:35 am

Sweet! I would be more than happy with that as a daily!!

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Re: my new 'daily - mk1 jetta

Post by Simeon on Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:47 am

Strong work Very Happy
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Re: my new 'daily - mk1 jetta

Post by James W on Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:56 am

Very nice Cool
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Post by 07jettamk5 on Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:48 pm

Love it! cheers
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Re: my new 'daily - mk1 jetta

Post by James W on Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:53 am

Does anyone off here own this car now?
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Re: my new 'daily - mk1 jetta

Post by olethalb on Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:25 am

hi bud, i sold it to a mate of mine who runs it daily and is just as i sold it to him, had no issues either.
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Post by James W on Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:46 pm

Nice one, then your mate lives around the corner from me Wink
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Post by Drkillian on Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:49 pm

the car looks sweet you make rebuilding the engine sound so easy, like gordon ramsey making a risoto......done

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Post by UberDub on Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:42 pm

I know you sold this on but any idea where the rear lights are from- i gotta big WANT face bounce tongue Laughing
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Re: my new 'daily - mk1 jetta

Post by James W on Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:00 am

olethalb wrote:hi bud, i sold it to a mate of mine who runs it daily and is just as i sold it to him, had no issues either.

Can you let him know about the Mk1 meet on the 3rd Weds at the Jekyll and Hyde, Turgis Green, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG27 0AX.

Next one is this Wednesday Wink
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Post by Robbie1885! on Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:47 pm

that is a seriuosly sweet looking jetta you got there! loving the red with the white wheels! :-)
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