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    Assembly


    Ignore the bearing where thrust washers must be... ( forgot i got the 1 piece instead of thrust washers separate )





    next is install ( FLIPPING HARDEST TO DO EVER!!!! )

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    What is it with you SA's? I've got a few friends who have emigrated to Australia and they all tell stories of the great MK1's they used to have back home. Then you come along and prove how good the local scene is. Love your GTI.

    So you like carbies?

    Here's my engine bay before the previous owner dropped a valve and destroyed the engine. I'm currently fitting the 2.0 out of my wrecked MK2 into the MK1 (2E block from a MK3 with the MK2 1.8 GTI head). Once it's registered I'll put in an ABF with the twin Dellortos.

    my 1975 B1 LS coupe-engine0616_zps7f2f73da-small-jpg

    Just needs a black Wolfberg steering wheel to finish the car off nicely.

    Keep up the great work and post lots of photos. You also need to start a post in the MK1 section. Very interested in what you've done to the engine.
    Last edited by sports racer; 31-12-2015 at 01:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sports racer View Post
    What is it with you SA's? I've got a few friends who have emigrated to Australia and they all tell stories of the great MK1's they used to have back home. Then you come along and prove how good the local scene is. Love your GTI.

    So you like carbies?

    Here's my engine bay before the previous owner dropped a valve and destroyed the engine. I'm currently fitting the 2.0 out of my wrecked MK2 into the MK1 (2E block from a MK3 with the MK2 1.8 GTI head). Once it's registered I'll put in an ABF with the twin Dellortos.



    Just needs a black Wolfberg steering wheel to finish the car off nicely.

    Keep up the great work and post lots of photos. You also need to start a post in the MK1 section. Very interested in what you've done to the engine.
    WOW!!! I would eat of that engine!!!! lol..
    Sad day when i sold the GTi. but B1 should make up for it. And, i have first option to buy the car back if its ever forsale...

    I will pop round to Few buddies this weekend. Tell you Monday if i got one for you. Shipping to Aus will be an issue.. hahaha. SO EXPENSIVE!!!!

    My wife is Obsessed with the KRAFT Cheddar cheese from AUS... BUT DHL ETC WANT A CRAP LOAD OF ZARs to courier...
    Maybe we can trade.. lol... Cheese for steering wheel
    Last edited by ExtremeGti; 31-12-2015 at 04:45 PM.

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    So its time to install the engine...
    I must say, its the Hardest on this car than on my Mk1s. but Swearing and throwing things helps ALLOT with the install. lol

    During install... ( YES YES YES, i know my angle is Off.. HAHAHA )


    So this is how i got it in:
    * Slid 4 building Blocks to hold the Gearbox up
    * Slid the motor onto Gearbox shaft
    * TOOOK 3 of us to tilt the motor so that we could get the gearbox bolts in
    * once it got thread, Tightened to pull motor into place
    * fitted other bolts
    * THEN 3 of us again to tilt the Mounting below Branch into place..
    SOOOOO TIRED!!!!


    Fitted the Head and CAM


    Bought a 16v Italvolanti Steering for it ( Plan was to do a 16v install but i changed my mind since its more work.. lol )
    Pretty bad shape




    Here is how to remove the Buttons WITHOUT damaging the clips. Small Flat screwdriver.
    Pushed down dead center on the side of the button
    Pulled screwdriver up and Out pops the button.



    marked buttons cause the need to go in where they came out... (Screws and springs marked as well)


    Stored so nothing gets lost while wheel is away


    Trimmed the busted up softy bits


    Want to keep those little bumps on rear of wheel


    As it sits...

    Also hunted these down like a MotherF------- ...

    Seems to be a Sort after Part This side...

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    My first attempt at doing the dash too...
    End of it all, The dash was too fragile to do any sanding of the fiber filler so i covered it till i find a Decent, solid dash

    Items i used:
    * Filler Foam ( To fill the cracks as they expand into space, and perfect replacement for the Missing Foam )
    * Can of Bed Liner Spray
    * Can of Matt Black Spray
    * Fiber Filler
    * Stanley knife
    * Plastic Applicator
    * Pratley WONDAFIX
    * Dremmel tool

    Steps i followed:
    * Clean all the Cracks.
    * Run wondafix at the base of the cracks to Seal/ replace the cleaned out foam ( IF the cracks are deep and you take it all the way to the bone )
    * use fillerfoam over all the cracks
    * Trim the filler foam slightly below level hight
    * use the applicators to apply Fibre filler.
    * Sand down to level it all off
    * Spray the Rubber bed liner on ( 3coats )
    * Spray the matt black paint on

    Wished i got mine done, but the more i sanded, the more the dash bent and make creeking. cracking noises..
    the Carpet will have to do for now... :'(

    Pics:

    Cracks in dash (Before removal)




    Dash Removed + dremmeled out Cracks









    Untidy Wiring

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    the In dash speaker section was FOOOKED!! so after Clearing the Foam and Adding a bit of Fibre Filler to make it smooth, while sanding, it actually split the dash ( that's how thin it was )

    So worked out another way to finish it off. ( Will have to spend the time looking for a better condition dash now.

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    Dash Covered ( must still stick it down properly )


    Installed the Dash and test fitted the ItalV steering wheel



    SO NOT HAPPY WITH THIS!!!!
    And WONT Spend lotsa time on trying to get a Messed up dash right..

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    So to match up with my ItalV steering, I ordered these


    SHE IS OFF THE RAMPS!!!!!


    Got the head and Cam on...

    2l El-ring Metal head gasket


    Head on.
    Torqued to :
    * 40nm
    * 60nm
    * 90deg
    ( I was told to follow another 90deg but not sure if its needed...) help with advice on this please?


    Cam installed ( 276deg for now )
    hand tightened Cam Caps. last a 90deg


    fetched my 924 porsche seats yesterday....

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    924 Porsche Seats ARRIVED!!!!!!
    A good friend of mine told me the 924 has lots in common with the B1.
    The handbrake, gearbox and some other bits... Beetle bits and even Golf bits...
    Its like a Glorified 2E with a Porsche sign on.. hahaha
    So these seats are very appropriate for this car.

    Plans...
    * to recover the Seats ( Including the rears )
    * make the Passat Seat sub frame fit these seats..

    Pics:


    Passat bare sub frame


    Trimmed all the UNWANTED bits to make it Sit flush to chair


    Want to drill holes into the Tubing in line with the Porsche seats base plates.


    Test fitting/Lining up


    As you can see, Not flush yet... Still abit of trimming needed


    Drilled guide holes thru the tubing ( Still have to correct some more as the bolts are not Straight but the Rails are Perfectly lined )


    To support the Seat and to strengthen the THINNED OUT sides of the tube, will have my bud Weld a flat bar across. Like this... ( Sorry for Poor illustration. but you get the idea )

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    Used StoneChip on the interior floors, boot and Engine bay


    This was when it was Partially complete ( stone chipping engine bay )

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    My local VW wrecker has lots of MK1 Golfs. I don't know if he's also got old Passats but next time I'm out there I'll see what he's got. Can't guaranteed a good dash but I'll keep an eye out for you. Kraft cheese is much easier to get.

    my 1975 B1 LS coupe-2014-03-03-18-01-21-jpg

    my 1975 B1 LS coupe-2014-03-03-18-02-47-jpg

    How about a B3 with 16v?

    my 1975 B1 LS coupe-2015-04-01-11-07-01-jpg
    Last edited by sports racer; 01-01-2016 at 02:04 AM.

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