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 Post subject: Re: N/A M18a GTi
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:30 pm 
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I would not remove the plate behind the oil cooler as you will end up with a rock going through the core i had mine mounted the same way still did the job with the air bouncing off the front never went over 95 when racing flat out.

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 Post subject: Re: N/A M18a GTi
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:52 pm 
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Very neat. Love ya work!

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 Post subject: Re: N/A M18a GTi
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:25 pm 
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I would not remove the plate behind the oil cooler as you will end up with a rock going through the core i had mine mounted the same way still did the job with the air bouncing off the front never went over 95 when racing flat out.


It has been removed, I will be making something up to guard the cooler once I have rims and tyres in place to gauge how much room I have to play with..

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Very neat. Love ya work!

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Thanks mate!


A little more progress over the last couple of days..
-Fitted correct shifter and cables after a lot of stuffing around with the other ones! And can correctly select all gears!
-Fitted 2 x Honeywell pressure sensors (1 for fuel and 1 for oil)
-Ordered a temp sensor for oil
-Finished machining my throttle wheel and mounted it, I have mad everything to retain the standard throttle cable.
-Fitted new spark plugs

Tomorrow I should be able to finish off the exhaust with all mounts etc and re make the stainless coolant lines once I can get to the metal supplier!

Slowly but surely 8-[


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 Post subject: Re: N/A M18a GTi
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:44 pm 
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A little more progress this afternoon, after picking up a new bottle of argon, TIG torch and cups :| I finished welding the O2 bung into the exhaust and finished the water pipes..

Also a massive thanks to Moylee for sourcing and supplying the brake kit and the many other parts he has helped with throughout this build! You will not find too many people like him, willing to help out where ever he can!!


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 Post subject: Re: N/A M18a GTi
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:05 pm 
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Fitted the Wilwood calipers and the rotors..

Also knocked up a mount for the headers to keep them nice and rigid on the engine, mount just picks up a hole off the bellhousing of the G/box..

Also made the drive up the coast to pick a set of rims up off DMW.. Will post a pic of them once I'm home..


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 Post subject: Re: N/A M18a GTi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:46 pm 
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Loving this build! Such quality! Keen to see it ready to roll! =D>

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 Post subject: Re: N/A M18a GTi
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:10 pm 
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Thanks Tassie! :D

So these are the rims I picked up off Dave, thanks again mate!
It was good to see your blue beast back in shape and ready to race after the ringwood incident!!

I was tossing up wether to cut my studs to length, quick trip to the parts shop and I've ordered a set of long series wheel nuts to suit, so now I can alternate spacers, rims etc without worrying about the length of my studs..

Now to find some tyres :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: N/A M18a GTi
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 Post subject: Re: N/A M18a GTi
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:19 pm 
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Thanks d..
Picked up a pair of second hand a050's from Brad Harris today.. Got them fitted on 2 rims and got a second hand set of 185/55's fitted to the other pair, purely for the dyno..

Knocked up the of the mounts for the exhaust, pleased with how it has turned out!

Tomorrow I should get the rest of the fuel line ran and mounted, I've also borrowed a cooling system pressure tester, so I should get that out of the way aswell, just for piece of mind before it hits the rollers!


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 Post subject: Re: N/A M18a GTi
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:58 pm 
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Been a while between posts.

Got one fuel line ran and mounted with P-clamps, yet to do the other..

Mocked up a catch can/header tank out of sheet steel and gave it to a mate that owns a sheet metal business to replicate in alloy, got him to powder coat it and the rocker cover wrinkle black..
Just got to run the braided lines between the two now. :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: N/A M18a GTi
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:55 pm 
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Coming along nicely. I did like the orange but the black works well. The coolantpipes look good too ,will they need any support along the llong sections?

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 Post subject: Re: N/A M18a GTi
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:26 pm 
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Thanks mate. It should look better once I'm finished with the engine bay, but the finer details will come later once it's up and running..

For the coolant pipes, they are surprisingly rigid now but I will probably add 1 mount on the top of the bottom rad pipe and pick up somewhere off the g/box, but I will wait and see if they touch first :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: N/A M18a GTi
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Fitted a new vacuum "manifold", ran the feed fuel line, covered the blue oil lines in heatproof silicon sleeve as they ran fairly close to the headers, also made up the braid lines from the rocker cover to the tank..

Should be off to get tuned at the end of this month early next month!! I'm getting keen!!

One more engine pic won't hurt right?? And an iPhone pic I took whilst moving sheds..


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 Post subject: Re: N/A M18a GTi
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Just a thought about the solid coolant pipes. Will there be enough flex to accommodate engine movement and will the engine compartment temp rise with radiated heat from the pipes?

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 Post subject: Re: N/A M18a GTi
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:46 pm 
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Yeah, there should be..
It's not something I can put a definite answer on as I've never run the car, but they have been made with that in mind.

Also engine compartment temps may rise while stationary but one would think these would transfer heat more efficiently than rubber at speed..

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 Post subject: Re: N/A M18a GTi
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:36 pm 
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With only a few days to go till I tow the GTi down to Sydney to get some work done and a tune, I've finished off a few things..

Filled it up with all new fluids (first time since its been in my possession)
Made up a new mount for the battery and fitted it.
Fitted O2 sensor
Fitted the bonnet.
Fitted some fancy bolts to the catch can.

Pretty lucky clearence wise, the filters just touch on the "ribs" on the under side of the bonnet, these will be removed when I get it back in a couple of weeks. :twisted:

Actually getting quite nervous the closer things get.


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 Post subject: Re: N/A M18a GTi
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One thing I forgot was the p/steer unit I got, thanks to Brae. Just have to fit it now....


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 Post subject: Re: N/A M18a GTi
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so close now southy. im excited to see how it goes and sounds. who is going to be doing the tune? where and when will you be down in sydney?


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 Post subject: Re: N/A M18a GTi
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so close now southy. im excited to see how it goes and sounds. who is going to be doing the tune? where and when will you be down in sydney?



I'm pretty keen myself mate.. Just nervous it may go south on the dyno, as the motor hasn't been started in 4+yrs..

JEM are doing the tune. I'll be down there Monday morning till about lunch time then hopefully in about a weeks time I'll be back down to pick it up...

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