My Golf Project

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Thought I'd post some details of my new project in order for you lot to keep me motivated!

She arrived last week, a 1991 Golf GTi 8V, 160K miles, recently resprayed and an unfinished project!

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Plans are to install a 1.8 20V Turbo engine from a Seat Leon Cupra that I got off ebay.

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First job was to remove engine

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Not that bad a job, everything on the front of the golf is removable making it a lot easier to get the engine out.

Close inspection of the engine bay, some bits of rust that need to be treated. I will be painting under the bonnet before the new lump goes in.

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This is where I got up to today, subframes and engine bay brackets out.

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Some before shots of the subframes etc, hopefully powder coated by the start of next week

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They arent as rusty as they look, the sun was setting and they have lots of red dust on them from the paint job!
 

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Went shopping in a scrappy earlier in the week and got the following bits.

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Passat 2.0 16V gearbox, driveshafts, bottom arms, hubs and brakes. I'm using the passat bottom arms to give a wider track at the front.

Golf bottom arm (top) compared to passat

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Managed to source a Golf Rallye intercooler for the conversion

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Yes, I know its upside down!

More to follow soon I hope!
 
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Cool looking project, sure its been done before, but its still nice to follow a proper project non-the-less.

You going to do any work to the 1.8T bar the pipework and FMIC?
 

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paradigm said:
Cool looking project, sure its been done before, but its still nice to follow a proper project non-the-less.

You going to do any work to the 1.8T bar the pipework and FMIC?

It's been done lots before, thankfully :D

I'm going to upgrade the turbo to a K03S unit, not sure which ECU to use yet. Power target is about 210bhp with similar torque.

Externally its going to be totally standard.
 

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Tell me about it, Im registered since the big nuke and only have 53 posts!

The half off roader pic

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