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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 GTi with the heart of a Cultus
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:22 pm 
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Time to find someone with a welder!

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Welcome to one of the normal issues with the MK1 .. another is the top driver door hinge (or the mount behind) usually goes at some time as well. Also check your steering rack mount points ...

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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 GTi with the heart of a Cultus
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:14 am 
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Funny you should say that! How I bought it.

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The rack mounts are a bit in trouble as well. Well one is. Might have to re-tap it.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Interior stripped and done for now. Waiting on my new welder to arrive then engine time!

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JDM yo! sun visor for 5kw gain.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:21 am 
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So my Gumtree stalking has paid off. Picked up these. ROH Reflex 15 x 7.

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Will need to borrow a guard roller and attack the guards. Or get some small bolt on flares or something. All good.

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This is just waiting on me to be not so lazy and throw the engine in then back to hooning around.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:34 am 
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Very nice wheels mate. :)

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So I finally did some more work on this. Re greased the front bearings/ hub assembly after washing all the grease out when I cleaned them. Put it all back together then dropped dropped the car back onto its wheels. Decided to give it a hose down while it's mobile and sat the front gaurds on to double check wheels to gaurd widths. Engine in next.

I think I'm going to need some lower springs. Who would of thought taking 100kgs out of a 700kg car would raise it so much?

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Definitely going to need to roll the gaurds once it comes down.

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Very nice wheels mate. :)


Cheers man. They aren't bad at all for $70!!

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Wow $70 for all 4!!!
I love gumtree too.
I got 5 superlites for $400 with yoko advan slicks 90% tread off a show car.
I have had many successful buys off there :)

Try some camber pins to tuck the wheels in more first. I can get them cheap for you ;)
Would hate to see you try to bump the guards out 30mm to fit them in.

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Would hate to see you try to bump the guards out 30mm to fit them in.


OMG GTi is a pro at making wide wheels fit :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 GTi with the heart of a Cultus
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Gumtree is great. Heaps of bargains to be had.

How cheap is cheap? Im planing on just getting a guard roller and rolling until it clears. I give no poo for the paint and body work on this thing. Hence this is my wiper delete solution.

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Lightweight duct tape repairs for the win!

Also I have a build thread on PF which I keep more updated than this one.

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Just chuck some bits on here when I remember.

Oh yeah the engine also has a full set of titanium valves in it I have since discovered. So it looks like the engine has had the full on SuzukiSport treatment. Which makes sense being one of the last Mk1 Grp. A engines they made.

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1600GTI wrote:
Would hate to see you try to bump the guards out 30mm to fit them in.


OMG GTi is a pro at making wide wheels fit :shock:



Lol! I'm pretty good.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:48 pm 
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What are they? 16 x 8?

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15x8 +28, scrape city lol

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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 GTi with the heart of a Cultus
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I Read your pf thread with a bit of jealousy. The cultus would have been a great car to resto, shame you cannot register it. Is there a reason behind that?

Your gearbox cradle should have those rubbers between it and the body. They help reduce vibration fatigue on the mount i find. Most of us MK1ers have plated the area for the mount from inside the car. I have done three of my gtis 3mm plate it works well.

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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 GTi with the heart of a Cultus
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I may plate the GTi. Will see if it gets defected or not after I rego it.

Apparently the Cultus was brought in under race/ rally style. I need to shoot a letter off to customs about it. Either way it will get restored to its former glory. Once I get some cash together for it will be acid dipped, seamed welded, caged and so on to turn it into a targa car. I have no expections of being competitive just always wanted to build a car to enter the Adelaide targa. I loved watching the WRC as a kid and have always wanted to do something like it. What better car to do than a old school rally car? The GTi will get all the good bits on it unitl it gets defected/ impounded than work will start on the Cultus.

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Any Updates?

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Nah not much happening lately. I have put the brake booster/ master back in, otherwise the engine/ box is still sitting in my lounge room. I did sit the guard, bumper and bonnet on it though to make it look like a car again though.

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I also took the engine mounts out to it to work out which is which. Though it's time to at least put the engine in. Going to try that today (Sun), then its just all the fiddly bits.

Things to do-
* chuck in engine
* put in Cultus drive shafts and plug into gearbox
* plug loom up
* install front brake calipers
* untwist handbrake cables at lever #-o
* install intake, plenum and such
* install exhaust and make new section from resonator (need to get some 2" pipe and a new muffler, just something cheap for now)
* install radiator and fan
* decide on putting the windscreen washer bottle back in or not (its just extra weight and its the least of my worries if i get pulled over so probably wont)
* fill all fluids
* test start
* put front of car back on- guards, bumper, lights and bonnet
* attack guards with something to accommodate wheels (thinking off just chopping out the lips and getting some 20mm bolt on flares to suit if I can find some that are suitable, might just roll them aggressively for the moment)
* new number plates and rego
* new light globes all round, probably LED
* drive
* get defected and/ or impounded

I think that's all for now.

Start saving after that to do the suspension and brakes: (SUS) get shocks rebuilt, new springs matched to shocks, front and rear strut braces, front under-body brace, new bushes all round (BRAKES) new discs and pads up front, rebuild calipers, new rear shoes, try and track down a pair of Brembo finned drums, rebuild drum mechanisms, braided lines all around and good fluid.

Big list there but hopefully should have that pile of parts altogether in 3-4 months ready to go in. Not 100% sure if I will do the under brace and the finned drums. Also thinking of staying standard size discs in the front for now with slots/ cross drilling and adding ducting, combined with goods pads and fluid should be ok now it has all the weight out of it. Should look into getting adjustable camber/ castor tops up front I guess and change to spherical bearing mounts front and back. Will see what happens.

My mate is also talking about doing a quick paint job on his ute in a few months, so if he does that I might give this a quick spray at the same time while everything is set up. Nothing fancy, just rub it back and spray it the same colour to make it shiny again. But that is really probably not gonna happen. Shiny paint wont make it quicker! :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:51 pm 
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Finally back in on it's mounts.

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How's this project travelling along?

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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 GTi with the heart of a Cultus
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I want to sell the cultus. its currently a rolling shell. a few things have changed (medically/ personally) so am thinking i should get rid of it. anyone interested? comes with spare glass all round, spare lights all round, 3x sets of wheels and a set of clean plates/ tags for sa use. plus a bunch of other spares.

$1000.

not going to part it out.

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