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    Adolf the Golf (VR6 Racecar)

    Hey guys,

    This is the tale of a project VR6 racecar, starring Zale and myself.
    A lot of you guys probably know Zalemate from this section and myself from the MKIV section, so I'll skip the introduction.

    Our story begins with my brother Tom buying a MK3 VR6. Unfortunately, debt got the better of him, so he was forced to sell the VR6 and the new owner decided to strip it for some quick cash.
    This is how it sits now:


    Now, Zale is a big fan of MK3's. He had a very tidy example of one until vandals decided to throw bricks at it, smashing windows and denting panels. Not one to be disheartened, Zale fixed the white beast (funnily enough using panels from our now project racecar.) After a while, Zale got the urge to sell it, to fund a vento project, so he stripped his worked engine, and we fitted the heart out of the grey vr6. Things were all going to plan, until some idiot decided to run up the back of Zale's car, writing it off. For many moons both car's sat, untouched, unloved.


    Now I hated seeing two good cars go to waste and I needed to get my hands dirty while my Bora was getting turboed. I put it to Zale that we build a race car. Using parts from both cars, surely we would have enough parts to build a full car. Zale took quickly to this idea and we started planning.

    The grey VR6's motor will be fitted once more to its original body. We will be focusing on weight reduction and suspension set up. The engine will remain relatively stock for the time being.

    We took a quick trip to Sydney yesterday (read 5 hours there and back) and picked up some things from Seb at Euro Automotive. 24mm H&R Front swaybar, Raceland Coilovers and a suspension refresh kit.


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    Adolf the Golf (VR6 Racecar)

    Looking forward to this.

    Good luck to you two!

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    Yay mk3 race car!!! Winning!

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    Yessssssssss so good.

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    While I was eating my toast just then I had a few ideas.
    - Delete AC
    - Keep heater as its an extra radiator and good demister
    - Keep it NA and work on good set-up and driver.
    - Good brakes
    - Lighten flywheel, good clutch, reduce final drive.
    - Race seat, harness and steering wheel.

    Would May be too much of a rush for the VW natioinals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Water Boy View Post
    While I was eating my toast just then I had a few ideas.
    - Delete AC
    - Keep heater as its an extra radiator and good demister
    - Keep it NA and work on good set-up and driver.
    - Good brakes
    - Lighten flywheel, good clutch, reduce final drive.
    - Race seat, harness and steering wheel.

    Would May be too much of a rush for the VW natioinals!
    We are planning on Nationals
    Yeh agree with everything except eater delete. Surely the weight reduction will offset any disadvantage.
    Will also be doing power steering delete

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    Adolf the Golf (VR6 Racecar)

    Is the car obd1 obd2?

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    Adolf the Golf (VR6 Racecar)

    I've been making a SRI for obd1. Should run that on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trickysimon View Post
    We are planning on Nationals
    Yeh agree with everything except eater delete. Surely the weight reduction will offset any disadvantage.
    Will also be doing power steering delete
    Have a look at any of the UK and european forums all the quick MkIII track cars still have heater and PS.

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