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MK1 Golf 16v Bike carbed build thread

Discussion in 'Readers Rides (SEAT)' started by ibiza_95, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. ibiza_95

    ibiza_95 1.8T MK2 Conversion

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    Well... since the departure of tonys Golf, i decided to buy one and do exactly the same as him and put a 2l 16v in it on bike carbs :D

    Got the car for a tidy sum and then me and Danny Guthrie set to work on transforming her...

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  2. ibiza_95

    ibiza_95 1.8T MK2 Conversion

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    Engine on its way out:

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    Photo for reference:

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    Almost out:

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    Cleaning the engine bay:

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    At home for the night:

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    The ZX9R Bike carbs:

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    Inlet manifold being made:

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  3. ibiza_95

    ibiza_95 1.8T MK2 Conversion

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    Jig to get the angles right on the runners

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    And finally all tacked up:

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    New engine:

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    Inlet manifold all made up with hoses and joiners complete:

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  4. ibiza_95

    ibiza_95 1.8T MK2 Conversion

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    Adapter to suit car throttle cable, with adjustment

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    R1 Fuel pump with built in regulator:

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    Also have the Tee for the fuel line, and the fuel lines themselves :)
     
  5. Cupra_Jay

    Cupra_Jay Orange Wheels FTW!!

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    very interesting build mate!!

    what sort of figures are you expecting? get a video of it up when its all done. im interested to hear what it sounds like!
     
  6. crezz

    crezz pedro motorsports

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    this is what its about sunshine..lose the quad headlight tho...oh and maybe sell me those wheels! haha..this is just what i was swaying towards for the caddy
     
  7. Damoegan

    Damoegan Sir Bob,a geordy legend..

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    Looking good mate :)
     
  8. suj

    suj Wheel Connoisseur

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    lovely mate, the bike carbs look more complicated now in this thread!
    omg that is my ideal mk1 golf mate, looks the mutts nuts!
     
  9. Fl@pper

    Fl@pper Back older greyer and less oilier but always hope
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    way too clever :) what ever happened to chalk and bog rolls huh >?:):)

    perfect for the mk1 and a cleaner engine bay too i bet - mmmm



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    just a tip

    while it's off and easier to do - slide the hose clips so they sit underneath - will look tidier in the end all smooth
     
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  10. warren_cox

    warren_cox Back from the dead

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    nice build mate. I adore the Mk1 Golf. One day I have got to get another one for old times sakes.
     
  11. cupra.al

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    car looks like a really clean example and a fun project.
    are the carbs going to be re jetted with a dyno jet kit atall out of intrest?
     
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    looking good!
     
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  14. ibiza_95

    ibiza_95 1.8T MK2 Conversion

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    Thanks everyone... good to see a few interested in my little project, must say the old timers walking past the garage like a good chat about it, being so old and everything

    haha... 9th photo up from the bottom... building the manifold... that there is pure toilet role and masking tape construction :D

    Not sure what this means tbh, but they are getting new jets to suit the car engine... think im going for 180 jets for the initial run... whether or not they get changed once rolling roaded im not sure
     
  15. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Nice project there
    I've got a mate doing the same but for a track car.
    Hows the body work, floor and chassis rails?
    I'm not too sure about the wheels and the down and out stance but suppose its down with the kids to do that.
    This going to be a track or road car?
     
  16. hughes86

    hughes86 Active Member

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    looks good mate. will look forward to reading the rest of the thread
     
  17. Gooner_Mike

    Gooner_Mike Teaching the kids

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    Looks like the car was mint when you picked it up. Good project with the engine work too... will be keeping an eye on this one! Good luck buddy.
     
  18. ibiza_95

    ibiza_95 1.8T MK2 Conversion

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    update*

    Engine is all spangly now, all cleaned up and degreased which took a very long time, but well worth it... most of the time was getting the rusty metal back to clean stuff

    oh and yes i do realise the rocker cover isnt done, but thats going to get powder coated along with a few more bits :)

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    Also had to fabricate an alternator mounting bracket

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    And all the mounting points etc cleaned up and painted

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  19. seat_rich

    seat_rich Five atoms

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    I love reading these kind of threads!

    One thing (alright, lots) of things I don't understand ; what's the benefit of fitting bike carbs to the engine?
     
  20. suj

    suj Wheel Connoisseur

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    looking lovely mate!
    can't wait to hear this when finished mate!

    if you look at the original inlet, you can see where the throttle body is located (on the left) and when open there is "x" amount of pressure, but then this is then split into 4 (each cylinder) so then it's "x/4" per cylinder

    but as the bike carbs won't do this, so has better pressures (well bigger) so can add alot of power (for a N/A car)
     

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