MK1 Cabrio build 2L cross flow + 45 carbs

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  1. jrgibb

    jrgibb Forum Member

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    Newman 272 as recommended by himself ;) Gotta watch the budget . . . . . approx how much for lightening???
     
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    That should make it nice and driveable with the Webers :thumbup:

    I'm sure Mart will be along shortly and let you know the cost as I can't remember off the top of my head as mine was done a while ago and been to sleep a few times since then lol
     
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    :thumbup: You're not helping mate lol I've another money pit parked just behind the Golf which the wife is soooooo pleased about ;)

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    Don't talk to me about money pits.....you seen all the issues I've had to endure this season with the racecar?! Gotta say the x-flow head on open induction makes an awesome sound though [:D] :p
     
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    :thumbup: That's the sound i'm looking forward to hearing :thumbup:

    I spoke to J a few weeks back and he said you'd really given some of the "top" cars a run for their money - that's awesome mate!
     
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    More progress, slowly but surely . . .

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    Edd China top tip - When you've gone to the trouble of getting an adapter ring, heating up your old and new dizzy to drive out the pin and swap over the gears make sure you put your dizzy back together with the gear on the right way up a) it'll save you about a hour of frustration and b) it'll actually fit then [:x] calm . . . go to your happy place [:s]
     
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    Also applies to chain verniers on twin cams. If they can be shrunk on back to front, you can be sure it will happen (very recently....)
    Jon
     
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    Update

    With the inlet manifold now at the front the donor DX Alternator will not fit. The AGG engines had a bracket that sits over the water pump and sits the alternator lower and away from the block. This will therefore require a MK3 alternator, ridged water pump and crank pulley - part nos to follow;

    Bracket 028 903 143 AD this is the non AC bracket
    Alternator - there's loads to choose from I went for a Bosch 75amp
    Crank pulley - 037105243A with vibe damper
    Water pump pulley - 028 121 031 K
    Plus all the fitting bolts / spring!

    Easier if you buy a block / engine for this project with all the ancillaries!!

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    You could also use the iron type bracket as fitted to 16v's...9A/KR maybe...got one on a 9A in the workshop now.
     
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    As said above as this is what I'm using on mine :-)
     
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    Thanks guys - Tim, did you see my post on J's forum, need some guidance on my cooling "plumbing" if you've got a few mins or if you can drop me a line jas@type72.com - Thanks mate! :thumbup:
     
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    Jase I emailed you the other week and have been waiting for a reply mate!
     
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    Sorry, may have got caught up in my spam! - found it!! Replying now J
     
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    Loving the progress Jason. I think you'll be very happy with the results from the combination of parts you have- mine is a similar spec and it's a hoot to drive!
    That inlet manifold looks a great bit of kit too!
     
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    Thanks, looking forward to getting it running . . the inlet is a JMR - a real lovely piece of kit, they do some great stuff and Jason (yes another one) really, really knows his stuff, a pleasure to deal with and a good bloke :thumbup:
     
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    Jason did you try calling last night, I got held up at work but will be about tomorrow evening if you wanna give me a shout.

    Tim
     
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    No need to sell me on Jason's wares there, umm, Jason! He built mine for me!
    If you are ever down Bournemouth way and need a bit of a gee-up to get yours done, let me know - we can go for a drive. ;)
     
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    Alternator all fixed up - Thanks Tim for your time the other evening re the plumbing and breather :thumbup:

    (Edited with the belt now - Europarts :thumbd: "MK3 2L AGG Engine non AC" my ****, completely the wrong belt - AVS Car parts - sorted, delivered next day

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    low c of g, nice
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