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airwilf
airwilf New Reader
3/14/19 9:05 p.m.
airwilf
airwilf New Reader
3/14/19 9:07 p.m.

Oops, Typo. Was trying to post a pic of my Fittapadli 3 spoke leather steering wheel that I had in my ex 84 VW GTI that would look great in your car.

brad131a4
brad131a4 Reader
3/14/19 9:26 p.m.

Wrong mount direction on those motors. Need to find golf or jetta 1.8t.

10001110101
10001110101 New Reader
3/14/19 10:32 p.m.

Stay away from a 4k trans if you are going with boost. You will want longer gears for a turbo build. 

mod9
mod9 New Reader
3/15/19 12:14 a.m.

In reply to 10001110101 :

I have a 16v scirocco tranny now . Should be good . I don’t know the number on it but I will find it . 

mod9
mod9 New Reader
3/16/19 4:38 p.m.

Took off the doors and fenders today . I feel reaaaaallly lucky I haven’t found any rust yet . Going to look into media blasting to remove all the paint and the rest of the body seams .It will show the true amount of any rust . 

mod9
mod9 New Reader
3/17/19 6:39 p.m.

went to the practice autocross day although there was no one racing a mk1 i was able to talk to a fella that had built a civic hb and shoe horned in a motor. could not have asked for a nicer guy to talk to . learned allot about the class . FSP that is .

paranoid_android
paranoid_android UberDork
3/17/19 7:46 p.m.

I envy your lack of rust!  And lack of carpet glue.  My goodness did my Rabbit have a lot of carpet glue...

mod9
mod9 New Reader
3/17/19 9:24 p.m.

In reply to paranoid_android :

It’s has glue. When you hit it with a wire wheel it turns into cotton candy

mod9
mod9 New Reader
3/18/19 3:54 p.m.

Took out the tray shield. Half of it was cut out already by previous owner . I swear if I see anymore sound proofing I’m going to loose it !!

Score of the day is I secured not just 1 but 2 ABE 1.8t complete engines . Picking up on Sunday

mod9
mod9 New Reader
3/18/19 3:57 p.m.

In reply to brad131a4 :

What is another contact number or location I can reach you at ? 

brad131a4
brad131a4 Reader
3/19/19 3:41 p.m.

In reply to mod9 :

425 941 5021 Leave a message if I don't pick up.

mod9
mod9 New Reader
3/19/19 4:34 p.m.

Took out the roof support . Good thing I did , it was only attached at the very ends . 

mod9
mod9 New Reader
3/19/19 4:36 p.m.

Previous owner seemed to thing silicone was the way to attach it to the roof .  

paranoid_android
paranoid_android UberDork
3/19/19 4:54 p.m.

Much of the roof support in my car worked itself loose over the years.  It looked to me like the factory actually glued it to the roof, but I could be wrong.  At any rate mine is now welded in place.

mod9
mod9 New Reader
3/19/19 6:13 p.m.

My 020 tranny that will be used with my 1.8t 

mod9
mod9 New Reader
3/19/19 6:49 p.m.

Well come to find out from a very reliable source that the transmission I was planning on using will not last long in a racing environment. So I’ll sell it and find a 02a or 02j .

mod9
mod9 New Reader
3/19/19 7:00 p.m.

Any fellow mk1 racers have any input to which one will do the trick ? 

1SlowVW
1SlowVW Reader
3/19/19 7:58 p.m.

At least where I am finding a good used o2a is getting to be difficult. I would skip right to the o2j from a mk4 (ideally a 1.8t box). I converted my o2a in my mk2 to and 02j shifter tower and used mk4 cables and shifter box and am pretty pleased with the results. Even went one whole season with an aba-t before the stock clutch said no thanks.

 

mod9
mod9 New Reader
3/20/19 12:38 a.m.

In reply to 1SlowVW :

Did you have to purchase special mounts for your 02a ? 

1SlowVW
1SlowVW Reader
3/20/19 6:01 a.m.

In reply to mod9 :

Since I put it in a mk2 I was able to use b3 Passat mounts.

I believe a “custom” mount is required for the drivers side to put an o2a/02j in a mk1. Last i checked several companies made them. 

Addicted
Addicted New Reader
3/20/19 7:21 a.m.

Definitely go for a 02J, the shifter is far superior, as is the clutch system. Race upgrades etc.. are far more readily available too

Here in Europe there are a few manufacturers of mounts to fit 02A/J gearboxes into the A1 chassis, I'm sure there must be similar in the US

As somebody else mentioned, the roof support is only bonded to the skin. Over the years the heat from sun soak dries out the adhesive. Not sure I'd recommend leaving them out though, my skin boomed like crazy without it.

keithj
keithj Reader
3/20/19 5:59 p.m.

I planned on a NA 8v so the 020 was what I was going to do.  keep the power low and the shifts slow and a stock O2A/J trans should be good to get you rolling on track.  

mod9
mod9 New Reader
3/26/19 4:58 p.m.

Got the first of 2 AEB 1.8t engines out today. I’ll get the wire harness from the dash forward out of the donor car tomorrow. 

mod9
mod9 New Reader
3/26/19 5:02 p.m.

Engine #2 will have to wait till next weekend to get pulled . Sure is easy when you take off the entire front end due to sending the car to the scrap yard when I’m done . 

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