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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:04 pm 
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Engine in! yay!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:49 pm 
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Thats a major milestone! Its looks right at home in there.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:33 pm 
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Looking good Dave, a lot of work has gone into this :thumbup:

I've caught on the last page or two, but need to track back and catch up from where I left off, its a good read ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:05 pm 
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cheers guys. I am in the middle of tracking down parts and buying them at the moment. There has been a change in direction for the ignition I am going to be running and the rad needs some playing around with to make it fit the Jetta front end (stupid Jetta).

Got some more parts cleaned and on last weekend, but I have realised that I think I want to get new hoses (Samco I guess), so they are now on the list too.

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Also put one of the lights in and the grill to test clearance of the low rad setup with the deeper, wider Jetta light. Luckily the rad clears, but there are other issues. Will detail when I have sorted them with the fabricator :) In the mean time, here's a winking Jetta ;)

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More updates coming soon though :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:40 pm 
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Those carbs look great Dave, you must be a happy man!. Definitely get new hoses, freshens it up lol. I spent a while trying to find a set of hoses (silicone) just for the rad. Annoyingly most mk1 items will fit but the top one is different due to the 16v head.

I ended up buying a set of the Roose Motorsport ones on Ebay and chopping the top one up to fit. Was a shame to cut up a new hose, but the join is under the carbs anyhow, so you don't see it.

Another option on those two pipes would be to get some 45 degrees pipes from Ash pipes (on ebay) and join then up as above.
Your probably sorted, but I thought I would put my 2p's worth in!, I know how much Samco stuff is!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:12 am 
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I did the 'Ash' silicone pipe way... but only because I'm using a corsa radiator with an inline fill, so had to be custom built. Looks good and hidden the joins by used black jubilee clips. Strong work again Dave, prob the most you've done all year isnt it? ;)

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Looking 1st class :thumbup: those red poly gearbox mounts are very harsh the factory diesel version is a good upgrade.

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