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  1. 5 points
    No probs. Get in touch as and when.. Edging closer to first start up....
  2. 2 points
    Thanks boss. Got the engine in just now. Mocking pipes and ting... long way to go, but it’s a step in the right direction.
  3. 2 points
    All finished and MOT passed. Running a base map at the moment, taking it to Stealth Racing soon.
  4. 1 point
    That's still the VR lump you sold me a couple years ago, still going strong! Only around 300ish bhp this year on low boost. Next year will see gearbox work, better clutch, LSD, ARP hardware and lower compression etc to see 400ish bhp. you've done a lot to it though - chains and guides etc as well as all the breakable bits like crack pipe and water flange to make it good. hope it continues to last and makes good power buddy wish id just fitted it now instead of going down the 20vt route!! VR6 ftw
  5. 1 point
    jesus - its really that bad a job!!
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    Not sure the last time I posted on here.... fair few years ago! So I'm currently building a MK1 4wd, car has been in my ownership for the last 20 years and in various guises. Will add more pictures as I progress but the one attached briefly show the last 4 years work, slow yes but done around family life and Corrado rebuild. Build basically consists of R32 rear sub-frame, Mk3 from sub-frame, Evo 6 Pro-flex tarmac spec coilovers, Currently progressing the front, strengthening the chassis legs and cross member removal. Cheers Andy
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    Well even in this heat thought I’d do a bit... for aesthetics and strength I’ve made up some spreader plates for the engine bay bars. Cardboard templates to begin then 1.5mm sheet steel cut and bent. Carefully contoured for the bars and chance to use my new 1” hole dimpler.
  8. 1 point
    Thanks for the positive comments mate. It is beginning to pay off now because I've finally stripped back the floor pan ans treated with Hydrate 80.
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    #LittleProgressUpdate Ahh nice one thanks @jamieprang @waj27 Cool ill be in touch! So onto the update! The last few bits being taken from the block, meaning its at the stage of being painted. I was actually surprised when dropping the pistons as the bearings and shells don't even look worn or burnt, so looking at the condition on the inside the block and all of the components, it seems it could of been a low mileage block or its been well looked after and regularly maintained before i came into ownership! Pistons out, checked over and placed in order, i will be cleaning these up and refitting them with new rings. Crankshaft and bearing shells, again all in very good condition with no marks, burns or scratches! Never doing anything like this before I'm so surprised how well everything looks or is this normal lol? i was expecting to see some marks here and there but nothing jumps out at me. So this leaves me with a bare block. A final scuff up and a good degrease down and into the oven for some paint! I think I'm going to do Gloss black block, Inlet manifold, Rocker cover and gearbox, Silver all the brackets etc and chrome hardware, simple but effective I think. So i guess this will be the last update on the engine for a while until I'm back with some pictures of shiny bits lol! Back soon D
  10. 1 point
    A lot of work bring it back to a solid shell, reminds me of all the hours of hard labour. look forward to seeing more.
  11. 1 point
    That's still the VR lump you sold me a couple years ago, still going strong! Only around 300ish bhp this year on low boost. Next year will see gearbox work, better clutch, LSD, ARP hardware and lower compression etc to see 400ish bhp. Everything was lost by photobucket, I then re-uploaded using my own paid hosting and now that's having issues I will get it sorted eventually.
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  13. 1 point
    Lovely little car pal
  14. 1 point
    lovely car man, think silver looks so clean on VW's. how much did you pay for it inc import charges if you don't mind me asking?
  15. 1 point
    shes pretty good to be fair, im not sure she loves it, but shes encouraging of it.. i think shes just happy that i dont spend all my money on cigarettes or going down the pub like many of our friends husbands. Atleast with the Golf, i'm at home (in the garage) a lot an do loads with the kids. I talk the talk about going to shows but the reality is that i dont have any car mates and my cars not up to show standard so i dont even go off much with it at the weekends. Not been to one show yet this year! Hey, theres a slither of Golf love from yours and thats a good start! The mk2 is defo a guy type of car, i think we appreciate it more for its legendary handling and general performance for the time. Girls just dont get it that much but when you find one that does...shes a keeper
  16. 1 point
    Great Great looking caddy mate love the Colour look forward to seeing what the bay looks like when finished
  17. 1 point
    So i got the car finished up and on the road all ready for my wedding. but sadly was just having too much fun to get any photos with it and my beautiful bride. Managed to get me, my 2 best men and my 2 boys in the car and drive to the venue without much rubbing at all! 20180616_232941 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr IMG_20180617_171944_919 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr my wide made up an awesome cake top, she couldnt find a mk2 anywhere but was able to get a nice mk1 kit and made it in her spare time without me knowing. She even managed to get a model of her dragging me away from it! IMG_20180617_014309_824 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr used my pZero Nero's on the rears and moved my proxies up front, i will eventually replace these with Pirellis. 20180605_210752 by Cragmire40D, on Flickr
  18. 1 point
    Brilliant! Yeah that e30 was something... the road trip to get it was as interesting as the car! 2009/2010 that was. He’s got an e36 now to my knowledge and is living derby way I think.
  19. 1 point
    Bola B1's! I may be bias but i do love them.
  20. 1 point
    Looking good Jonezy!
  21. 1 point
    Loving this build. Great work
  22. 1 point
    Long overdue update.. I’ve basically mocked up everything, pulled the engine in and out more times than I can remember and now I’m reinstalling for the final time. Hoping to get it started maybe next month!?!Final stages of mock up...New vacuum bagged twin skin roof being fitted/bonded...Making a new bulkhead, bonding into position, insulation and heat reflection plus new header tanks fitted. New larger fuel tank in with a1000 in tank pump also fitted...[/url]Test fitting new charge cooler pre rad and fitting hoses...Final pipework mock up.. all mock up plumbing done...Slippy diffy install...[/url]Where I am at now. Basically reinstalling everything for final time ready to be started. Just doing all the fuel and oil hoses / fittings at the moment...
  23. 1 point
    This MK5 Golf GT170 was brought in to bring it back up to a standard where it could be put up for sale. The owner only had the car as an economic way of driving himself and 2 dogs to Portugal a few times a year and just sits around between trips. Since taking ownership, the car hasn't been washed, dusted or hoovered out... it was pretty nasty. The order of the detail: Full safe wash and decontamination. Engine bay tidy up. Enhancement Detail - single stage machine polish. Interior deep clean - full shampoo, team clean and wet extraction. Onto the car. 20171121_084213 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_084220 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_084223 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_084259 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr A squirrel had made a little nest behind the under bonnet sound deadening. 20171121_085236 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Wheels up first. After an initial rinse. 20171121_091032 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Cleaned and then treated with fallout remover. 20171121_093133 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_093556 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Onto the safe wash process for the bodywork. 20171121_093800 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_093854 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The headlights weren't part of the plan, but they were too bad to let them go. I didn't pend too much time on them so they are far from prefect - but good enough to be able to see at night. 20171121_124025 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_125233 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Onto some machine polishing shots. 20171121_131826 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_131936 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_153231 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_131953 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_132346 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_134545 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_134741 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_150148 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_150621 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The bonnet was especially bad. Bird bombs had been removed with a scouring pad by the looks of things. 20171121_140006 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 2 machine polishing stages were used to make a nice improvement. 20171121_141931 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_145201 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_145825 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_145215 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_153025 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_153455 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_153715 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_154432 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_154813 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_155425 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_155538 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_155913 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_160539 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_160803 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_161718 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_162044 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_161434 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_162111 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_162445 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_162640 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Exhaust tips polished. 20171122_150113 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr And then onto the interior 20171121_170105 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171121_170108 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr After an initial vacuum... Enough hair to make maybe 3 small dogs came out of the car. 20171122_111446 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171122_114807 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171122_123708 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The rinse water after scrubbing the driver's seat. 20171122_131917 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171122_133318 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr And all deep cleaned. The car will be vacuumed out once more when the carpets and seats are dry. 20171122_133813 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171122_133823 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171122_133831 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr The owner wasn't interested in any sort of protection on the car, but I couldn't send it out bare. Two coats of Waxed Junkies Tropical Hybrid were applied - this is such an underrated wax! The end result. 20171122_152434 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171122_152451 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171122_152502 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171122_152508 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171122_154001 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171122_152426 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171122_152419 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171122_152315 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr 20171122_152540 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr Thanks for reading Richard.
  24. 1 point
    This is the first time I have been on e38 for months! Glad I did, great to see a new build thread. Great work dude, what's the plan with the underside now?
  25. 1 point
    since you have a SEAT version the MK4 guide doesnt apply, I've not made one for this as of yet since they are a bit rarer. I've got a wirign diagram for it in my sig 6k1aqxaypecu.pdf, plus I made a list of the big roudn and smaller 14 pin plug pinouts if it helps: T28 1 - crank sensor pin 3 - ecu pin 82 2 - crank sensor pin 1 - ecu pin 108 3 - fuel injector #4 pin 2 - ecu pin 88 4 - fuel injector #2 pin 2 - ecu pin 89 5 - crank sensor pin 2 - ecu pin 90 6 - oil pressure switch - G2/10 or G2/11 7 - coilpack #4 pin 3 - ecu pin 94 8 - coilpack earths - battery -ve 9 - coilpack #2 pin 3 - ecu pin 95 10 - fuel injector #1 pin 2 - ecu pin 96 11 - fuel injector #3 pin 2 - ecu pin 97 12 - knock sensor 2 pin 3 - ecu pin 108 13 - knock sensor 1 pin 2 - ecu pin 99 14 - coilpack #1 pin 3 - ecu pin 102 15 - coilpack #3 pin 3 - ecu pin 103 16 - knock sensor 1 pin 3 - ecu pin 108 17 - coil live feed - G1/10 18 - knock sensor 2 pin 1 - ecu pin 106 19 - knock sensor 1 pin 1 - ecu pin 107 20 - ecu sensor earth - ecu pin 108 21 - throttle body pin 6 - ecu pin 91 22 - throttle body pin 5 - ecu pin 118 23 - throttle body pin 4 - ecu pin 84 24 - throttle body pin 3 - ecu pin 117 25 - throttle body pin 2 - ecu pin 83 26 - fuel injectors pin 1 - Z/1 27 - throttle body pin 1 - ecu pin 92 28 - N249 pin 2 - ecu pin 9 T14a 1 - fuel pump power for engine loom - G1/8 or Z/1 2 - N112 valve pin 2 - ecu pin 105 3 - N75 pin 2 - ecu pin 104 4 - cam sensor pin 2 - ecu pin 86 5 - ecu temp sender - ecu pin 93 6 - dash temp sender - G1/3 7 - PAS switch pin 1 - ecu pin 49 8 - PAS switch pin 2 - ecu pin 50 9 - earth for dash temp sender - head or battery -ve 10 - speedo sensor pin 1 - G2/4 if using 11 - speedo sensor pin 2 - G1/11 if using 12 - speedo sensor pin 3 - earth if using 13 - inlet temp sensor pin 1 - ecu pin 85 14 - cam sensor pin 1 - ecu pin 98


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