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Thread: 'Elvis' .... Steffs Mk1 1.8T T34 Build

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    'Elvis' .... Steffs Mk1 1.8T T34 Build

    Hey Everyone!

    Decided to get my build thread started. I'm no-where near finished yet but hopefully wont be in the garage for much longer. Basically at the moment i'm working for the car! Once the mortgage and and bills are paid all my money is going on this conversion........ i know its unusual for a girl not to go clothes/shoes shopping for nearly 5 years but i'm coping ok at the moment. Haha!!

    Anyway here goes.....

    Here's Elvis


    First i bought all the mounts needed from Vagobonds on the Mk1 Golf forums


    The rear gearbox mount needed a bit of fabrication and after a few hours this is what it looked like.


    Before getting the o/s engine mount bracket welded in place i needed to fit the new turbo just to check there was going to be enough clearance from the bulkhead.

    T34 turbo in comparison with the standard k03


    New turbo and manifold fitted to the AGU lump


    Then while the engine was out we fitted the G60 flywheel (to be lightened at a later date) and a VR6 Helix 4 Paddle Clutch kit.


    Next we lined the engine up and sorted welding the o/s engine mount bracket


    In we go...


    And Tada! Engine in


    The string was to help with the measurements, it is NOT my strut brace!! lol








    Turbo clearance not too bad, just need to make sure i firewall/heatshield it pretty well.


    Also managed to get hold of a Sapphire Cosworth interior for the Recaros. Will get these re-trimmed at some point.


    Next update tomorrow ....

    Steff

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    Re: 'Elvis' .... Steffs Mk1 1.8T T34 Build

    cracking project steff ,great stuff being done here ,That will shift when it's done .

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    Re: 'Elvis' .... Steffs Mk1 1.8T T34 Build

    Nice.... reminds me of this...


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    Re: 'Elvis' .... Steffs Mk1 1.8T T34 Build

    This will be sweet when its done........
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    Re: 'Elvis' .... Steffs Mk1 1.8T T34 Build

    Thanks for the comments guys

    Jon..... i LOVE that mk1!
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    Re: 'Elvis' .... Steffs Mk1 1.8T T34 Build

    will go like a rocket with that massive turob on there. are you going for a smoothed bay then ??? love that colour aswell
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    Re: 'Elvis' .... Steffs Mk1 1.8T T34 Build

    Nah, no smoothed bay. I'm gonna have to heat sheild pretty much the whole bulkhead but we'll see, my plans are always changing!

    Anyway.... Here's page 2

    I then bought a Corsa C Electric steering column from ebay (brand new and genuine GM £55!! Bargain!!) and started to strip it ready to get it all welded together after we'd cut up the old one

    This is what it looked like before, If you're planning on doing this yourself you need a non-adjustable column from a Corsa C


    We then chiselled off part of the casing we didnt need, which is where the corsa ignition barrel would attach (Thats the black plastic bit) We then had to remove a circlip from the inner shaft to remove it from the casing we had just removed. The casing can now be binned and we'll carry on modifying the column and the inner shaft once we can get hold of someone with a welder.

    This is the after pic...


    Managed to get the column tig welded by Karls mate, basically we've had to get the bottom of the column from the Golf welded to the Corsa column so that it'll connect to the Mk1 steering rack..... He's done an awesome job on it so i'm well impressed!
    Newly tig'd column below


    I also decided to strip the engine for any signs of wear as i didnt know the history of the engine when i bought it.... so out it came again and started taking bits and pieces off (rocker cover, inlet manifold, oil cooler etc)



    All was looking well so far The cams look nice and clean and once the inlet was off we could see the valves so had a little nosy and all looking well so we proceeded to whip the head off.....



    Block looks good, No wear or movement in the pistons and checked the bores/liners for score marks etc...... clean as a whistle!
    Also checked the head out, Everything looking well, Nice and clean and no play in the valves, Plugs are a good colour so it'd been running well.





    Then it was time to get the sump off and check out the crank.

    Again, lovely and clean!! No crap in the sump which is always a good sign!! Then took off the big end and main bearing caps just to check out how they looked and they look like new!





    So.......... Hurray!!!! I got a decent engine! Looks fairly low mileage from what i can see!

    The head went off the day after to be pressure checked (just incase!) and then it was time to build it back up! I was going to fit all new crank seals, piston rings, big end and main bearings but they all look fine and there's really no need.

    Got most of my engine gaskets and seals from VW and got my Neuspeed Thermostat and Fan Switch too, Also my PAS control box and my fuel pressure regulator all in the same week, it was like christmas to me

    Here’s pics…. Mainly engine gaskets and seals, Bell housing bolts and an oil pressure switch, my 4 bar fuel pressure regulator etc...







    The Control Box for the Corsa C PAS Column came on Monday too....
    Its even got a control knob thing which lets you change how heavy the steering is Its £87 quids worth :o



    Also got my Neuspeed Thermostat and Fan Switch



    Anyway, Got the engine on our new engine stand (its the best thing we've ever bought!! no tired knees or backs haha!)





    Firstly we spent a few hours cleaning the block ready for the paint Karl painted it though as i had a feeling i'd make a mess of it!

    Put the sump and the oil cooler etc back on it with the new seals etc.











    Cleaned up the bores and the pistons a bit too, and then that was it!

    It took a while to find someone confident to help with the steering (the welding part!) and finally got underway




    These are just tacked on for the time being…


    Looking a tad rusty there :| lol


    Ignition barrel on and secured


    This is the view from underneath, sorry its a bit blurred!

    Then on goes the steering wheel to see if its sitting correctly.....





    More tomorrow
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    Re: 'Elvis' .... Steffs Mk1 1.8T T34 Build

    sterling work there ,seen the corsa electric power steering used a few times before ,
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    Re: 'Elvis' .... Steffs Mk1 1.8T T34 Build

    Thanks Tim
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    Re: 'Elvis' .... Steffs Mk1 1.8T T34 Build

    What a motor!! Things gonna be a real beast!!!

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