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 Post subject: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:05 pm 
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Im doing this post for my younger brother who is just now coming of age to start to participate in hillclimbs, supersprints etc. Having owned a couple of GTi's myself (GRP A) (Turbo) im sharing his GTi build with the redline community.

We bought this car from Ararat about 100klms away from South Australia Border. 29 hours driving time later, a cooked auto transmission in our commodore tow vehicle, we finally had his car back in newcastle.

It was a show car and has thousands spent on it we picked it up with a bare block and in bits and peices for $800. Previous owner killed the valve stem seals when he turbocharged it and couldnt afford the repair bill.

Car is extremely straight and has had a recent respray in a brilliant ford blue. Nice set of 16' inch wheels and an interesting yellow and blue interior :roll:

My plan is to start helping my younger brother (including the old man) upgrade and choose sensible modifications so we can enter the GTi in the Type2 under 2000c class and hopefully start competing by mid- late 2012 in the Tri-series events.


At the moment car is pretty standard
Engine: Stock, aftermarket exhaust with std headers.

Suspension:
-front, rear and under body braces
- Polyurethane bushes

Wheels and Brakes: 16 inch wheels with stock brakes.
13 inch wheels with yokohama advan AO48's (race use only)

Driveline: Cino Gearbox (GTi box needs inspection and rebuild)

Future plans:
- Aftermarket spring and shocks including new bushes throughout the car.
- Aftermarket sway bars front and rear.
- Replace cino box with genuine GTi box
- extractors and exhaust
- Sensible bolt on engine mods including oil cooler
- GRP A chip


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 Post subject: Re: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:13 pm 
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I hope on the to do list is replace body kit with standard mk2 kit

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 Post subject: Re: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:23 pm 
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This was on ebay not that long ago yea?

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 Post subject: Re: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
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i really didnt need to taste my breakfast again... hope you guys are fucking that interior off! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
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Haha it looks like Banana Man's car... I don't mind it actually. Racing cars don't need to look nice.


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 Post subject: Re: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:48 pm 
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Yeah, I let this one pass on bye. :P

Should come up okay with a few hours and $$.

Did you grab the veilside bar molded to the two guards while you were there?



:lol: @ "It was a show car"

Wicked paint in the engine bay I like how he's tried to blend it into the wiring loom and master cyl. 8)
Good old Lorry. "LozBang" to myself and Brittern.

Sorry to bring a negative stigma upon your car dude, but this is the "LozBang Mobile" That rear bar can transform at its own will.

I am keen to see it looking respectable, it deserves a good home.


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 Post subject: Re: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:22 pm 
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Frankgos wrote:
Yeah, I let this one pass on bye. :P

Should come up okay with a few hours and $$.

Did you grab the veilside bar molded to the two guards while you were there?



:lol: @ "It was a show car"

Wicked paint in the engine bay I like how he's tried to blend it into the wiring loom and master cyl. 8)
Good old Lorry. "LozBang" to myself and Brittern.

Sorry to bring a negative stigma upon your car dude, but this is the "LozBang Mobile" That rear bar can transform at its own will.

I am keen to see it looking respectable, it deserves a good home.



We have owned a few GTIs before one with help from suzitec and adjustable cams etc a group A one and a turbo one we just dont want to make it undriveable but we need to know more about its history for those who can help and yes we still have the moulded front bar well post it on pics next just getting some paint matched to that ford blue,

It is the straightest GTI we have had so far and motor coming 5th January from DEX South Australia
keep you posted

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 Post subject: Re: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:11 pm 
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So new engine second hand arrived got old motor out now need to change clutch and flywheel then put it back in

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 Post subject: Re: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
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Our new second hand motor arrived and we pulled out the old block.
Now we have to change clutch and flywheel then reinstall engine

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 Post subject: Re: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:24 pm 
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Grab a couple of cans of holts spraypaint or a gun and give the bay a quick paint

It will make the whole lot look so much better.


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 Post subject: Re: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:41 pm 
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Thanks we might just do that pity about acrylic paint these days it is all two pack these days

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 Post subject: Re: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
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The swift is painted two pack from factory so not sure why you would not hit it with the same.

It is just an engine bay so it wouldnt have to be super

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 Post subject: Re: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
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 Post subject: Re: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
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does anyone take engine out without removing gearbox axles etc
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 Post subject: Re: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
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Hey mate,

Personally i believe it is easier doing everything out of the car (like fitting the gearbox + flywheel) then putting it in as on (without intake pipe), then all you have to do i connect the looms, fuel + brake booster with intake and fill with some oil coolant etc and your on your way!

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 Post subject: Re: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:05 pm 
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DeXtOrAu wrote:
Hey mate,

Personally i believe it is easier doing everything out of the car (like fitting the gearbox + flywheel) then putting it in as on (without intake pipe), then all you have to do i connect the looms, fuel + brake booster with intake and fill with some oil coolant etc and your on your way!

dex


Now engine is back in and more pics coming just got to connect everything up etc and pump out all the old petrol from the tank before putting new petrol in motor

matt


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 Post subject: Re: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
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 Post subject: Re: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
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 Post subject: Re: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:20 pm 
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good bargain you've picked up! =D>

But that dude must have been obsessed with yellow!! Even on the squiggle in the engine bay!! #-o
And a rear wing that makes it look like a shopping trolley!! :wink:

Anyway nothing that can't be easily fixed - good luck Jack! We look forward to seeing what you make of it! :P

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 Post subject: Re: MK2 1989 Swift GTi
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:23 am 
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it would have taken you like 5 mins to paint the bay :roll: and the wiring :shock: good to see your getting there but a little effort wouldn't hurt

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