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Thread: Mk2 2dr Project Car (1.8t swap)

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    Update: 18/10/2021

    Coolant mount change over today. Forgot to weld this in before I painted the bay. Remove the mk2 mount by just cold chiselling the spot welds to break them. Treated the rust and applied some paint over the bare patch. Took the VR6 coolant mount off and tidied it up. Put some rivnuts in the strut tower and just mounted it on! Allows me to mount the radiator fan control unit too. Just gotta get me a new bottle now coz this one yuck.

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    Lovely work!


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    Quote Originally Posted by HaydEn View Post
    Lovely work!


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    Cheers mate

    Also need some help with my radiator setup. If I remember correctly you have done this swap before, what radiator did you run and what radiator half cross member did you use? My VR6 one is quite tight after I trimmed back the housing so I've been looking into aftermarket VR6 one with slimline fans as my best option at this stage.

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    Good to see the progress.

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    I'm going to use an ebay special
    Alloy rad with 2 fans for I think $210. I have just the rad, but I bent the bottom of the rad when it fell off the jack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeman View Post
    Cheers mate

    Also need some help with my radiator setup. If I remember correctly you have done this swap before, what radiator did you run and what radiator half cross member did you use? My VR6 one is quite tight after I trimmed back the housing so I've been looking into aftermarket VR6 one with slimline fans as my best option at this stage.

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    Used a cheap alloy MK3 VR6 radiator. It wasn’t fully secured and only bolted into place via the bottom provisions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ozgti View Post
    I'm going to use an ebay special
    Alloy rad with 2 fans for I think $210. I have just the rad, but I bent the bottom of the rad when it fell off the jack.

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    I think I will too

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozgti View Post
    Thanks!

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    Update: 21/10/2021

    Fiddled around a bit today, got the vacuum tank out of the VR6 and also the cruise control pump and took advantage of my free space in the raintray as the ECU is now mounted in the cabin. And yep, didn't think bolting anything down was necessary so just gone for double sided tape haha.

    Re-addressed my steering joint and didn't like how I butt welded it, so I bought another Mk3 one. I chopped up a mk2 one as I didn't realise the top spline was the same, put the little notch in then fitted it the same way the mk3 one works. Such an easy method and so much more stronger. Quite happy with this one not having any welds in it.

    Had a mate weld up my front engine mount, and I tell ya what this engine isn't far from going back in now.

    Cheers,
    Thomas

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