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Re: Jetta Gti .. new daily

Post by Simeon on Sat May 07, 2011 10:37 pm

Tidied up;

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Re: Jetta Gti .. new daily

Post by Simeon on Sun May 08, 2011 10:22 pm

Have managed to do a bit more today, all taking a bit longer than planned, but I'm between jobs at the moment so it doesn't really matter Laughing

Cleaned up the arches to stonechip them;

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Refurbed rear beam ready to be fitted;

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Stonechip on arches, this is getting painted over in fresh Tornado red tomorrow;

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Arch roller in place;

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Result (yet to be sealed);

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Hopefully get this all finished in next couple of days
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Re: Jetta Gti .. new daily

Post by jedi16v on Mon May 09, 2011 9:59 pm

excellent work mate, must pull my finger out and sort my rear beam
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Re: Jetta Gti .. new daily

Post by Simeon on Mon May 09, 2011 10:14 pm

Cheers

Just popped in for a cuppa mid electric window fitting so thought I'd stick a couple of pics up of todays progress;

A good friend popped round to sort out my engine loom, before;

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After (wrapped and labelled) Smile

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Finished rolling and sealing the arches, then layed down some fresh Tornado red. Also fitted the brake compensator and all the new rear brake lines along with the Goodridge hoses. Tomorrow the Mk3 fuel tank can go in and I'll put the suspension and plastic arches back on, followed by the interior Smile

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Post by Simeon on Tue May 10, 2011 11:18 pm

Didn't get too much time on it today, but did get the electric windows fitted and put my new door cards in, they're genuine electric window ones which is a nice touch Smile

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Post by re2 on Wed May 11, 2011 3:02 pm

lets see the rest of the interior!!
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Post by Simeon on Sat May 14, 2011 8:38 pm

Taking it on a track day on the 31st so only fitted the front seats for now. Sorta getting there now, Had to use it on Friday so threw it back together, brakes are poor so need bleeding again and need to refit the arches and stuff, so going to be another busy couple of days. Some of Thursdays work..

Cleaned up the fuel tank;

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Fitted a new earth strap;

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Lots of pics of the filler flap area;

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Post by Dirtydubber on Sun May 15, 2011 9:48 am

Mate, fare does if i was standing anywhere near you right now i would shake your hand truely well done!
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Re: Jetta Gti .. new daily

Post by Simeon on Sun May 15, 2011 11:57 pm

Thanks very much Smile

Brakes are sorted (for now) and finished refitting the arches etc. Eibach anti-roll-bar makes a massive difference to the handling Very Happy

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Re: Jetta Gti .. new daily

Post by Dowzr on Mon May 16, 2011 7:00 pm

looking good mate! where did you get the door trims from?

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Re: Jetta Gti .. new daily

Post by Simeon on Mon May 16, 2011 10:35 pm

The interior trim you mean? Bought it off a guy on here.

Did a few jobs today, managed to get hold of a boot seal in good condition so fitted that. Also, bought a new timing light as mine died a little while ago so thought I check out the timing on the Jetta as its never run right .. glad I did.

Pic below shows how far out it was! Supposed to be set to the 6deg btdc mark, but some muppet had set it to about 20deg atdc!! Needless to say runs much more smoothly now Smile

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Post by jedi16v on Mon May 16, 2011 10:42 pm

My flywheel was marked about a cm off btdc when I had it off to be lightened, excellent work you've been doing mate
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Post by Simeon on Tue May 17, 2011 2:59 pm

Cheers mate Smile I've also adjusted the idle and Co and it is a completely different car to drive now Cool (it's still definitely getting a G60 engine though Laughing )
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Post by Simeon on Fri May 20, 2011 11:49 pm

Another afternoon under the car today, but more on that later. Have been spending a few pennies this week, mostly on tyres - Yokohama AD08s;

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These are the wheels they're going on - very rare 6.5j x 15" forged Le Castellets Smile

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Not much clearance over the S2 brakes though, going to put some 3mm spacers in;

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So, on with todays efforts. Firstly I pulled out the front crossmember to fit a poly front mount. Old;

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Also fitted the front Eibach anti roll bar .. absolute barsteward of a job!!! Won't be doing another one without dropping the whole subframe to the floor that's for sure. Before;

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Also shot blasted another pair of mk4 rear calipers so I can paint them red to match the fronts. They came up nicely, but unfortunately on one side the seals were knackered (hadn't noticed before) so going to strip them bare and prob get them powder coated for longevity. Before;

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Re: Jetta Gti .. new daily

Post by jedi16v on Sun May 22, 2011 8:58 pm

nice work bud, looks like a floflex mount got the gearbox one on mine very happy with it
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Re: Jetta Gti .. new daily

Post by Simeon on Sun May 22, 2011 10:11 pm

Cheers dude, yeah it's a floflex mount, got the other two as well which I'll fit when I drop the other engine in.

Noticable engine vibration on start up, literally as it kicks in to life, but better throttle response so happy with it Smile
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Post by re2 on Tue May 24, 2011 10:13 am

I had a full floflex set but got miffed with the vibration so sold them on, especially as my Country came with a couple of vibratechnics mount that i pinched.

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Post by Simeon on Wed May 25, 2011 1:14 pm

Yeah, I imagine the vibrations are a bit annoying for a daily, but hopefully the throttle response on a G60 will be worth it Smile

You leave your car for one night in a vaguely public place and this happens Sad Not happy, but it is only a daily and hopefully it'll polish out - going to have a go at it on Saturday.

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On a brighter note, the wheels look ok, although a little shiney for the dented, scratched and unwashed apperance of the Jetta at the moment Laughing

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Post by Dirtydubber on Sat May 28, 2011 5:54 pm

I quote "Ive been wanting a new daily for a while now" And "Eibach anti-roll-bar makes a massive difference to the handling" OH and lets not forget "Taking it on a track day on the 31st so only fitted the front seats for now" LMFAO! Daily my arse! Love your work as always bud keep it up.
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Post by Simeon on Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:07 pm

Haha, yeah fair point Razz Been to Castle Combe, Teesside Autodrome and Blyton Park now Smile

This was from Teesside;

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Not actually done much to the car recently. The scratch polished out so was pleased about that and I have fitted the rest of the interior too. The only problem with the interior is that the passenger front seat sits very high for some reason. I don't know if this is because the seats are from a pre 90spec car or whether they are just like that, but I'm thinking of getting a drivers side base with the height adjustment and swapping the material over (if this is possible, not actually looked into it yet) so that passengers don't spend all their time banging their head on the headlining Laughing

I will be putting the G60 engine together over the next couple of weeks and hopefully it will be fitted in time for a day out at Castle Combe on the 2nd August. If anyone else is interested in that then have a look on Apex's website for details and also for other venues and dates - I'll be at Donnington on the 21st July for the evening too, would be good to see some other Jettas there Wink

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Re: Jetta Gti .. new daily

Post by jedi16v on Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:18 am

Nice action pic bud, I have the same problem with my passenger seat which is post 90 spec don't think its possible with another drivers base beacuse of the slider adjustment being on the wrong side as is the seatbelt but then it might be possible with the base from a corrado seat scratch think an ebay hunt is in order
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Re: Jetta Gti .. new daily

Post by Simeon on Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:34 pm

Done a little bit, note to self... must do more!!

Decided to strip the old paint off the charger casing, the silver paint G-werks put on it a couple of years ago has not stood the test of time well Rolling Eyes

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The poor quality paint made it easy to strip off at least Laughing Couldn't have done it without this little attachment;

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Will get some paint on it tomorrow.
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Re: Jetta Gti .. new daily

Post by Simeon on Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:00 pm

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Re: Jetta Gti .. new daily

Post by Simeon on Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:44 pm

Got hold of two of the seals that are obsolete from vw.

Rear charger mount;

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Side blanking plate, have a spare if anyone needs one;

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Also found someone to powdercoat the last few bits so will drop them off Monday and engine should be back together next week (finally!) Cool
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Post by re2 on Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:41 am

i organised a track day at Blyton once (E1k meet in revamped PVW a few years ago) but its been well done up since then. I must go again! Was it a good day out?

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