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Re: PG Turbo

Post by MillSpeed on Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:18 am

mrbeige wrote:Oooooooooo, fingers crossed then Very Happy

Bottled it in the end, just couldn't bring myself to bid on a car without seeing it first. Did that once before and ended up with a rotter. It didn't get anywhere near the reserve, I thought it'd go for more. Going to see the black one tomorrow with any luck, I'm liking the idea of bringing an A-reg back from the brink.
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Post by mrbeige on Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:37 am

Is that the one with the large bumpers?

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Post by MillSpeed on Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:31 pm

Yup, the bumpers will be coming straight off! Think this would be the head/manifold to go for if one could be sourced easily enough:

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That's a US spec Jetta (Vento) tho so I'm not sure if the UK cars have the same set up. I know the mk4 1.6 motor I worked on was different.

EDIT: Been doing a bit of digging, apparently if you want to use the mk4 crossflow head on the PG bottom end it's advisable to weld up and re-drill the oil drain as the hole in the head is oval and the one in the PG block is round. Also the four corner head bolt holes need re-drilling and if you want to use the G60 cam you will have to have it machined down for cap number 4.
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Post by junkie on Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:27 pm

Sounds right to me dude.
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Post by MillSpeed on Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:09 am

Oh dear, I've gone and done it now. Had a moment and rang the dude who was selling the mars red GTI.......I'm going to pick it up on Thursday. I feel a little woozy, quick someone tell me I've done the right thing!

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Post by boost panda on Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:52 am

Looks VERY tidy mate! Nice work. There's an A reg hooning around Oxford too Very Happy

With the head/manifold combo, that looks A LOT like a mk3 8v jobby. Deffo worth looking into that I'd say.
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Post by mrbeige on Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:01 am

You've done the right thing! Smile Good work Laughing Cool

So what is the action plan then?

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Post by MillSpeed on Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:14 am

Well, first things first I need to get those TSW Stealths off! After that I'll concentrate on getting her driving nice with new gear linkage bushes etc. and a good service....just so I can get rid if the sh*t hits the fan financially. Then I'll have to get that PG motor rigged to run NA and convert the clutch to cable, drop it in and drive it about while I figure out the turbo conversion!
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Post by mrbeige on Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:18 am

I'd be tempted to stick with the GTI engine, but get the gearbox in. At least if the shoite hits the fan at that point, you wouldn't be selling a half finished project either Smile

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Post by MillSpeed on Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:25 am

True enough, trouble is my 02a flywheel and pressure plate is balanced for the PG engine, not sure what would happen if I bolted it to the GTI motor. I spose I could just limit myself to 4k rpm or summit!
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Post by mrbeige on Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:05 am

So, lets have a look at the latest purchase then??

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Post by MillSpeed on Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:14 am

Unfortunately I didn't take any pics before I stashed it in the lock-up. Just had a sh*tload of bills come through so I'm thinking I'm gonna have to move this bad-boy on. Also the old fella ain't too chuffed that his lock-up is now full of Golf! Gawd knows why I bought it, completely the wrong time for me financially speaking. I just hope I can get back what I paid, although selling the blingy bits separately should net me a few bob.
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Post by mrbeige on Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:18 am

I reckon you might make a few quid out of it....shame though Sad

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Post by MillSpeed on Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:31 am

Yeah, tis a bit of a shame. I'd forgotten how much fun the little mk2 is to drive having gotten used to the Swedish oil tanker. If I can't get a decent price for it then I'll hang onto it although I am toying with the idea of offering a part-ex for a 'rado, would make my life a damn sight easier in terms of the conversion.
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Post by mrbeige on Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:24 am

MillSpeed wrote:<SNIP>although I am toying with the idea of offering a part-ex for a 'rado
Dooooooo it!

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Post by MillSpeed on Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:53 am

Well I've gone done it again! Only this time I think I've done it right. Just bought an A-reg Golf C, first registered April 84 so I think that makes her seriously early. I actually went to see this one first, and she's pretty damn good, no serious rust whatsoever, only the odd scab here and there. Interior is as near as dammit mint and deliciously old-skool! Runs lovely too, yessir this one's a keeper......and she only cost me £150!

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Post by mrbeige on Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:51 am

Awesome! Glad it is a good'un this time! That doesn't even look like it has side repeaters?

You should leave it looking exactly like that but with some 15" steels (silver centres and black rims) and just lowered a little when you get some good suspension on there....ultimate sleeper Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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Post by MillSpeed on Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:54 am

Nope, no side repeaters....just little "C" badges! YEAH!
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Post by mrbeige on Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:58 am

MillSpeed wrote:Nope, no side repeaters....just little "C" badges! YEAH!
Even better! It'll be almost proper 'rat' looking

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Post by mrbeige on Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:59 am

In fact to finish the look, I reckon one of those metal RAC or AA grill badges, along with a roof-rack Wink

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Post by MillSpeed on Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:53 am

Hmmm, I'm faced with a bit of a quandary now. Should I offload the GTi or cannibalise it for it's running gear, fuel pump etc.? I'm thinking I could probably piece together the parts I need for significantly less than I'd get for the GTi however it is all there in one place ready to be stripped off, plus I could make some extra money by selling the zorst, crystal headlights and some of the little retro GTi bits. Thinks................

EDIT: and pinch any mars red panels that are any good.....I always like to have sparesies
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Post by dirtytorque on Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:06 am

if u could use stuff from it and u have the room keep it mate.
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Post by MillSpeed on Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:18 am

I think my old man would be happier if his lock-up wasn't full of Golf, although having said that I'm making the very big assumption that the GTi WILL actually sell.....aside for the usual jokers offering 200 spods I haven't had a sniff.
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Post by mrbeige on Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:44 am

Keep and strip the GTi, dump the shell and use all the appropriate stuff on the Golf C Smile Wont take you long to strip it down.

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Post by mrbeige on Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:22 am

Is that GTI engine in yet? Wink

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