Late bay Gti conversion

Discussion in 'Modified Shizzle' started by illzlee, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. Had to make an angled heater outlet for the back of the engine to stop fouling of the tank but other than that, no clearance issues that i remember having to engineer out. o_O
     
  2. Also measured the moustache bar ‘drop’ in the centre from the brackets and I reckon this engine sits about 70mm lower than the moustache bar.

    Not that bad, I’ve got 30-40mm easily achievable just by redrilling the brackets


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  3. I'm pretty sure i used a universal throttle cable, i'm sure it was an empi one that was a bit longer than a standard one.
     
  4. Limited progress tonight, fixed one driveshaft back on and the gear linkage.

    Then stared at the waste of space in the middle taken up by said linkage (t25 linkage)

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    And the massive radiator I have to find a home for...

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    It’s from a hilux surf 2.4d


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  5. Are they heater hoses near the gear linkage? If so, i utilised twin plastic lockable clips for 28mm pipe which fitted the OD of my hose spot on.
    I'll find a pic of the clips and post it.
     
  6. A couple of bits sorted over the weekend, gave up trying to mount the original airbox in the side

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    I will get round to finding an airbox to keep the induction roar to a minimum but stumbled across a new universal air filter in the garage.

    Found the intake pipe off an LDV 400 series van is a nice z shape with breather hole in the right place so this will do for now

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    Then as it stopped snowing I went out and cleaned up the firewall panel @davidoft kindly sold me.

    Pic of that to follow - something to brighten up the engine bay.


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  7. Offered up the golf fuel pump and swirl pot - seems very close to the exhaust.

    It won’t fit the other side of the underside of the fuel tank as that’s where outlets are. But concerned about heating up my fuel filter?
    Any thoughts?



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  9. Spent a good day on the van today

    Plumbed in the tank vent pipework

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    Before fitting the freshly painted firewall

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    Needed some prying to get it sat right as I had a massive gap initially

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    Then set about changing the 39 year old earth strap

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    Thought it had seen better days!
    Tapped out the thread and replaced with modern equivalent

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  10. Started re-wrapping the loom after some untangling

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    Then moved the pile from the floor
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    To the engine bay

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    And started plugging stuff in again

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    Then got halfway through making a relay box from old t25 one, before the dog demanded some attention and I had to down tools


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  11. Starting to look the part in the engine bay now.

    Ditched the oil fill tube from the sump, not necessary by all accounts and it will foul my exhaust anyway

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    Ecu mounted in existing cage and fitted in the spare wheel space (previous owner removed it all)

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    Then I’ve played with my new coolant bottle, well placed within the engine bay.

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    Carbon canister will end up in the same space, more on that another night.

    And just a 2 minute job to fit a new gearbox earth

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  12. Poptop2

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    Nice work it's looking good dude.

    I can't help feeling you might regret not tidying the engine bay up before fitting this as so many people will be wanting a decko when you go to a show.
     
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  13. Yeah I agree - however I am knowingly rushing this so I can re-build my garage this year. Once that’s done the band needs a bit of bodywork and a colour change so will drop engine and colour code engine bay.


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  14. Bit of loom work again last night, relays and such.

    I’m blessed having the chaps at vehicle wiring products just up the road from me so able to buy everything at a good price when I need it.


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    Then out to the garage to mount the fuel pump on its bracket

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    Would have mounted the exhaust too but realised I’d lost a stud from the manifold so had to order another.

    No work tonight-2” of snow and rising!


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  15. Lost a bit of enthusiasm recently with all the snow and -8.c temps in the garage. So last night thought I’d tackle the easy job if fitting the exhaust I’d got from fellows

    Fits a treat

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    Although my box section towbar now won’t fit.


    Also found a home for the carbon canister

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    And trial fitted the header tank

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  16. Roped the Mrs into helping tonight-made her wrap up and come turn the key so I could work out existing van wiring

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    To anyone attempting similar - make better notes than I did before removing the old engine!


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  17. Thats gonna be noisy as hell with just a single small silencer and a few feet of pipe.
    I did one on a T3 using the diesel exhaust silencer (which is twice the size of the one you're using) and you couldn't talk above 3k revs without shouting and it had a nasty 'boyracer driving a 1.2 corsa with drainpipe exhaust' resonance to it. :(

    It was rebuilt after a few weeks using a passat manifold, running the pipes forwards through a silencer, then 180 turn and back though another silencer.
    A bit like the SA 2.5/2.6 inline 5 T3 use.
    You could do a side exit system that would allow a nice big silencer to fit under the van with the tailpipe exiting infront of the back wheel too 1633367.jpg

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  18. Zeb - I’ll take a pic of the exhaust that came off my diesel, this one will be quieter than that I assure you.

    This weekend I have mostly been moving the fuel pump around trying to get it further from the exhaust and worrying about hot fuel lines.

    Solved both problems (I think), wrapped fuel lines in motorsport heat protectant liner from HEL performance

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    This stuff is good for protection upto 250.c!

    Also fuel pump does sit nicely in original location so made up a heat shield from an old t25 one I had


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