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  • #31
    There were a few engine bay jobs that needed doing so planned as many as I could I one day/weekend. It was mainly the gearbox & clutch/flywheel install and new revo engine mounts but after some thinking about how to drop the gearbox out it was just as easy to whip the engine out and do what we needed to.
    I had a couple of stripped studs on the turbo manifold that needed sorting and took advantage of the engine being out to install the new front ARB.



    Using the crane to lower the engine on the gearbox side didn't really work. I'm glad we gave up on that one now.



    It's out! To be honest most of it was already disconnected. I think the only pipe we had to take off was the water and fuel but they were both empty anyway.



    I couldn't see a way to disconnect the cables running to the engine from the passenger side so left them connected. It was going back in on the same day anyway.





    Gearbox off, quite a small engine to be honest!



    Install the new clutchmasters "stage 6" clutch and single mass flywheel. Good for 500bhp+ they say!



    New hotgolf gearbox on. Also fitted is a forge quick shift on top



    The new superpro ARB installed along with nearly new Revo engine mounts. These are meant to be harsh for a thousand miles or so, hopefully not too bad. Oh and also installed there is a braided AKS clutch line removing the VW hard line and plastic valve thing. I also modified the slave cylinder on the gearbox, removing the pin hole restrictor which they recommend on upgraded clutches.



    All back together! Took pretty much all weekend in the end but i don't like to rush these things.



    I had to drill a few holes in the tunnel to allow for the cables to run through. This has since been blocked up so no fumes can get through. I made that mistake on the MK2!


    Originally posted by Aria
    On reflection though, as I am taking a bath, listening to "Rain of blessing-vajra chant" while typing on the iPad

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    • #32
      Working late into the night, lots of wiring to sort out. Firstly the battery cables to the cut-off switch. I went for a small Braille battery so i can keep it in the front but this means i had to run two cables from the battery to the switch, a feed and return cable. I managed to poke these through the firewall where the rest of the cables go through on the passenger side. I also had to run the cables for the gauges which came through the drivers side.





      I bought myself a proper hydraulic crimp tool from eBay, it does the job well and looks factory after some heat shrink.



      Dashboard back in! I had to cut the plastics around the cage but it worked out well in the end. I would have left them off but some are key to the structure of the dash and some hold switches, for example the headlight switch so it just made sense to put it back in with a few bit's cut off. All in the name of saving weight, right?







      You can see the gap i have on the top of the dash for the bar, it's huge but was required to actually get the dash into that position. A small cover plate will be made to hide that later.


      Originally posted by Aria
      On reflection though, as I am taking a bath, listening to "Rain of blessing-vajra chant" while typing on the iPad

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      • #33
        Damn Photobucket, I will fix that soon

        Anyway, Had the car mapped over the last few weeks along with a few other modifications. It's now running 400bhp and splits flames out of the exhuast. It scares me

        Originally posted by Aria
        On reflection though, as I am taking a bath, listening to "Rain of blessing-vajra chant" while typing on the iPad

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        • #34
          It does look properly cool.



          Originally posted by coiler
          Stomach was rumbling like a fatman landing on Sanctuary

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