davkav's Mk2 Oak Green 8v

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  1. davkav

    davkav Paid Member Paid Member

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    Thanks, I reckon Ill leave whats there in place. Anywhere that there is metal exposed I'll scrape back the sealant and the spray new stuff on. That way I can be sure there has been no water ingress at the exposed parts.
     
  2. costel1969

    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    Impressive work as always - I have a rear beam that's been painted and new bushes installed ready for my Mk2 along with new stub axles, dust shields, brake pipes etc. F##k knows when I'll be able to do it though. Do you think you'll be able to get the vintage tax early from those wonderful people in the motor tax office/Irish Revenue - I thought they were sticklers for not allowing it until the actual registration month?
     
  3. rubjonny

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    'button' under cam is oil spray jet
     
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  4. davkav

    davkav Paid Member Paid Member

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    I was always under the impression that it was by the build month also, which is August 1991 :cry:
    BUT, a guy on the local Irish forum got his mk2 put on to vintage tax at the start of the year, even though his build date was August also. We shall see. I'll chance my arm come January anyway!
     
  5. costel1969

    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    Go for it brother - anyway you can save money at those langballs expense gets my seal of approval
     
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  6. davkav

    davkav Paid Member Paid Member

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    Thanks Johnny, good to know :thumbup:


    Haha, defo. I'll keep ye posted.
     
  7. costel1969

    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    Please do, I have mine declared off the road until April as the registration date is April 1991 and I'll be interested to see how you get on.
     
  8. davkav

    davkav Paid Member Paid Member

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    So shafts off and ready for extraction
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    I don't have my engine crane here at home nor did I want to bring it home again. Space is limited and they are a monster even when folded up. So I got creative, I had this trolley in the garden shed that I lifted with the trolley jack.
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    And out and it came, simples
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  9. davkav

    davkav Paid Member Paid Member

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    So this is the extent of the rust. There is a few small areas of surface rust that just need to be sanded back and repainted. The battery tray area is by far the worst though.
    What do you think?

    For this lip on the chasis leg, I am thinking of just building it up with the welder and grind to shape?
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    As for the battery tray, should I just replace the small sections or cut out the tray and fit a new one?
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    Maybe what I will do is, strip it all back to the metal and see how bad it is first.
     
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    yeah first step grind out all the rot and see whats left. the tray looks pretty good really prob will only need a couple patches
     
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  11. davkav

    davkav Paid Member Paid Member

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    Cheers Johnny.
     
  12. davkav

    davkav Paid Member Paid Member

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    Plenty more progress has been made over the weekend. All of this prep work is really so that I can work on a bunch of stuff over the winter without having to push the car out each time to remove something. The car will be pulled back into the garage this evening after I take the passenger side wing off.

    I think that because I'm going this far with the strip down, I may as well overhaul the whole A pillar forward. So paint sub frame, refurbish the steering rack, weld the captive nuts on the rear bolts of the wishbone, and I've a list of stuff that I either want to paint or have powder coated.

    Engine split
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    Camshaft and Valves taken out of the head
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    Scrubbed the engine bay of grease and gunk
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    Dashboard out, so that I can reroute some wiring
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    I'll drop the cylinder head down to the local machine shop tomorrow to get the guides removed.
    After that I can start working on a bit of porting. Managed to bag myself a Metabo variable speed 110v die grinder on eBay for €80, I just need to get some burrs etc now.

    So next on my to do list (I'll keep an up to date to do list here for my own information also):
    Get the Valve guides removed
    Port cylinder head
    Get cylinder head skimmed, washed and new valve guides
    Fit new valve seals and rebuild
    Reroute engine bay wiring
    Sand back any rust spots in the engine bay and under wing area
    Paint engine bay and seal under wing area
    New grease and boots for the driver side shaft (passenger was rebuilt last year)
    Drop sub frame and steering rack for cleaning and servicing
    Get sub frame and front cross-members powder coated (maybe I'll just POR-15 them)
    Clean up and paint any engine related nuts, bolts and brackets
    Paint engine once rebuilt
    Change bush at the end of the gearstick
    Put it all back together and not have any nuts or bolts left in the containers...... hopefully
     
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  13. costel1969

    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    Great stuff as always - is she running on a standard/uprated camshaft ?
     
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    Standard.
     
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    What a good read. Oak Green, RA’s and Rainbow Trim look SO good!!!
     
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    Dave here is a good mate of mine, I've seen this car up close, and driven it in quite a spirited fashion on occasion.... And in fairness, he's saved another GTI.
     
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    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    Lovely car - I have a full rainbow interior to go into my GTI (removed from the abandoned 16V project) at some stage

    Short of the original but rare Recaro interior, the rainbow interior is the best in my humble opinion
     
  18. davkav

    davkav Paid Member Paid Member

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    As Tristan says, standard cam. But the plan is to fit an uprated one.

    Thanks

    Cheers Ted. [:$] Though the car definitely would not be where it is today without your input and help :thumbup:


    No real updates other than I've gotten the guides pressed out of the head, and the carbide burr has arrived in the post. I'll have a go at some porting this week I think.
     
  19. costel1969

    costel1969 Paid Member Paid Member

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    If you do go for an uprated camshaft, let me know what you use and how much of a difference it makes. I've a spare head for my one and was thinking about uprating the camshaft without making it too much of mental case and would still want to idle as well.
     
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    I've fitted a GS2H into a 1.8 PB I built for a mate, bit of porting, and a 4 branch and it idles almost as good as stock. Probably barely noticeable if you had a standard exhaust.
    You would notice it's a bit more "chuntery" ticking over, but in a good way.

    My own mk2 has the TSR equivalent cam. with porting, a compression hike, 2.0 bottom end and stainless TSR mani, and it idles very well too. A little more obviously "cammy" but again nothing to trouble you in traffic.
     

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