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Old 02-02-2010, 22:03
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lil update - fuel rail has been fixed! Got my serp belt sorted - 1205mm. Bought injector cups, some misc things like breather plate fittings etc. also ordered this AWIC core from frozenboost:




aaand scored this rx7 oil cooler that I'm going to use as a heat exchanger for my awic setup. this thing is massive! (googled pic):




now i just have to find a proper 12v water pump!

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Old 05-05-2010, 17:07
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Damn, it's been a long time since I posted... anyways, not much to post about, xpt I scored some major parts - ported 1.8 head, 8.5:1 JE's for 9A.
oh ye, drove the GTi for the first time today since november...
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Old 24-01-2012, 20:33
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If anyone cares, I'm still alive and kickin! Things havn't been going my way until now, so project was put on hold... But now everything is crisp, got my engine together





crappy pic of teh bucket, b4 it went into storage for winter




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Old 24-01-2012, 20:49
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Engine is lookin' good

Good luck building!
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Old 24-01-2012, 22:50
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that engine has a nice "vibe" going
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:23
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thnx guys!

latest update - dropped the car off at my friend's shop for a respray!
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:54
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we have started the disassembly! As expected, there was some rot under the rear flares, but nothing that's TOO far gone.....i hope
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Old 04-02-2012, 16:51
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Old 04-02-2012, 18:13
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woooooot, PROGRESS!!
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Old 15-02-2012, 05:00
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woooooot, PROGRESS!!


yes yes!

The good news: Car is all primed, I'm going to spend the next week sanding it.
I also scored a few parts - used but mint door glass seals/trim, brand new OEM lower timing belt cover for 9A.
Today I ordered 30lb bosch injectors and a BBM 16vG60 chip for digi1. I think it's a good combo to start with.
Tomorrow I'm gona start working on my headliner board - it's cracked in at least 25 places! PO tried fixing it using some sorta scotch tape. It is quite bastardized but no missing pieces!

Now, the bad news: My door mouldings are fukt; no way to attach clips to them. And ofcourse they are NLA from the dealer. Anyone can help me out?
Actually, the end clips are still holding fine on both pieces, perhaps I'll be able to get away using 2-way tape instead of the rest of the clips. But even then it'd be a gettofix

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Old 16-02-2012, 05:12
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wtf is this shit!?!?!




Today I spent a couple of hrs fixing the headliner board - whatta waste of time! On a positive note - it's progressing alright and fabrics store is just around the corner from my place; potetially it could be finished next week! (ya, right)

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Old 14-03-2012, 13:32
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ok, the car got painted! turned out really nice, however my friend thought it'd be a good idea to sand the clear with 1200 grit, then 1500 and then 2000 to eliminate orange peel
moar sanding... hopefully it'll get re-cleared by the end of this week! btw we r using top of De line De Beer clear. it's $$$ but rrreally shiny!!!!

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Old 14-03-2012, 14:28
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what color is that??
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Old 30-03-2012, 06:59
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it's black, lighting makes it look weird!
anyways, I've been really busy with work, havn't seen my car in a week, so, no real updates. Finished sanding orange peel - never again, lol! I did pick up few misc parts and modified the rad support to fit AWIC heat exchanger; I decided against that mazda oilcooler I posted earlier in favor of B&M 70266 "Supercooler". It fits perfectly behind the grill.
Also my HDD crashed and took all progress pix with it (not that the car looks much different than in the pic above). I'm going to the shop this weekend, hopefully I'll have something to post about.
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Old 08-04-2012, 19:06
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ok, the good news - it's finally all painted, and I've started putting it back together! Turned out really nice!




trollface? lol



bad news - found some serious rust on a strut tower hiding under the seam sealer. not cool. it IS fixable tho, gona work on it next week!

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Old 08-04-2012, 21:26
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damn, sucks you only found that AFTER paint...
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damn, sucks you only found that AFTER paint...


Allright! I'm still here, still alive

My project totally pissed me off when I found more rust (see above) ...and then more rust Then some life events took priority etc...

I was honestly thinking of quitting this whole mk2 thing all together!
but , nah, it'd be too easy!

so, more rust issues - the whole firewall needed to be redone, rain tray cut out etc..




aaand from the inside:




this was a bit of a set back but we got it all sorted proper!




I used Por15 rust paint on floor boards, then applied roofing material simialr to dynomat. kinda getto but it worked well on a couple of my buddys' projects so I went with it.

Original carpet under padding was all rotted out; I had to get a roll of generic stuff. It's quite time consuming to cut and glue all the pieces so the carpet sits nice and snug. almost as bad as the headliner job

work in progress pic



More pix soon as I'm sorting thru what's left of my albums since my laptop also has crashed!

Meanwhile, some tru old skool for ya - my friends found this in a bag of shop rags. dated 1989





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