Golf Mk2 20vt

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  1. jshep73 Forum Member

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    Wow that's great! I see you are in Bristol too, where are you?

    When Boris allows us I'll take you for a spin! Dry weather preferably!!
     
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  2. Savagesam

    Savagesam Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice!

    I strongly suggest an LSD. It makes a whole world of difference :)
     
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  3. cupracraig

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    yeah i think i'll have to do that next winter
     
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  4. G-adams

    G-adams CGTI Regional Host - Bristol

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    that would be awesome Iive in headly park bishopsworth area. I'm really looking forward to getting mine on the road and being able to drive a mk2 two again. I would also highly recommend a lsd as the difference was night and day in the mk1 going around corners. it won't stop general wheel spinning in a straight line though
     
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  5. jshep73 Forum Member

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    Over the winter I haven't done much on the Golf. I did replace the sunroof seal which wasn't too bad, no photos of the progress though!

    Anyway I got the old girl out the garage on Saturday morning!

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    Started off with all the basics like fluid levels and tyre pressures, all good! Noticed near side sidelight was out... gave it a wiggle and it works again?!

    Had a list of niggles that I wanted to sort, starting with the radiator coolant pipes which I had just bodged when I first did the conversion, also added some nice t-clamps. Did abit of piping and cable tidying at the same time. Ran the car and topped up coolant.

    Took the radiator surround out aswell for a quick rub down and then sprayed matt black

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    Next was to make a new battery cable with the 40mm I purchased a new weeks back. Also added a mega fuse holder with 150A fuse in the boot. Car now starts instantly which is what I was after!

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    Decided to go back to orange indicators this year, 2 minute job. Removed GTI 16V badge a couple of weeks ago. Sold for £50 on ebay! Mad

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    Also added a new number plate.

    But most importantly I went for a joyride and absolutely loved it. Took a mate that hadn't been in a 20vt before, fair to say they were impressed with the pull of the engine!!!

    Put together a list of major and minor things to get done reasonably soon:

    Raise suspension (if not seized)
    Spray under bonnet
    Make air filter bracket
    Gear shifter bushes
    Rebuild G60 Calipers

    Hopefully more updates to come soon! Especially as the clocks have gone forward and it's going to be 20 degrees tomorrow!

    Cheers all
     
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  6. cupracraig

    cupracraig Paid Member Paid Member

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    ooh i quite like how you have mounted the battery in the boot! did you just put a couple of riv nuts in to the metal at the back?
     
  7. Tristan Forum Junkie

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    That's a really great update to your thread mate, top work.
    Not trying to criticise, but I'd add a brace to hold the battery "down", not just clamped against the rear, unless you already have?
    Or another option would be to put that angle ally on the top edge of the battery, I've seen lots of OEM installs like that.

    I only say this as i volunteer as a motorsport Crash/Rescue official, and the inertia behind a weighty item such as a battery, in the unfortunate incident of a crash, is crazy and makes missiles out of them.
    You literally can't strap stuff like that in too securely.
     
  8. jshep73 Forum Member

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    Thanks Tristan - top advice

    The battery has been clamped like that since I bought the car 6 years ago. It is clamped up tight as heck with no play. However now you have said that I will come up with some sort of brace.

    My photo was just to show new power cable and fuse!
     
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    Looks awesome mate, bet the old girl flies
     
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    I'm very impressed with the wiring tbh, hardly anyone bothers with the big fuse. Top job fella. Neat.
     
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