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    mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by paulshears on Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:35 pm

    Collecting this over the weekend



    I've been thinking about getting a mk2 GTI 8v & doing a 2.8 VR6 conversion myself...... but bought this instead

    2.9 VR6 from a Corrado
    Widetrack running gear, 288mm front disc's & 5 stud
    Coilovers
    Corrado dash
    G60 arches
    audi door handles
    stainless exhaust
    Early 16 valve interior


    Got a few little problems to sort on it


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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by Jezz on Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:00 pm

    id have that looks well mk2 front end going back on i hope


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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by paulshears on Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:48 pm

    Jezz wrote:
    mk2 front end going back on i hope

    nope

    grille spoiler (deep SWG one at a later date)
    colour coding the strip below the lights
    may have a go at smoking the headlamps (if I can get hold of spares, incase I bodge it up)


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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by sarah on Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:10 am

    cool, like it
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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by Geeman on Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:24 am

    Paul... nice looking motor. Some nice mods on it to make up for the Jetta front end (don't know why, but not a fan of Jetta fronts on Golfs) like the door handles, etc. Bet it goes well!

    I have a spare set of Jetta front lights... Wink


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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by paulshears on Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:32 am

    Jetta lights are staying

    Geeman wrote:
    I have a spare set of Jetta front lights...

    do you want rid?? PM me a price


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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by paulshears on Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:00 am

    ordered smoked front indicators & side repeaters today (not the crystal type)


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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by Deano on Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:03 am

    Nice motor that,I saw it for sale on E38 an thought it was a nice project for somebody,in the best colour for a mk2 aswell.
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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by sarah on Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:17 pm

    colour is nice id agree dean

    (this is jezz by the way )
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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by paulshears on Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:12 pm

    Collected it from York Raceway today

    soon as I got home I changed the front indicators, repeaters, wheels & removed the red VR6 badges off the side trims





    Wheels rub like mad ..... there only 8mm different offset from the VR rims...... there only staying on till I re-paint the VR rims

    Corrado dash conversion needs finishing off....... I may convert back to a Golf dash if a cheap complete car comes up locally



    Seats are pretty good condition considering there out of an earlier Golf....... they might not be staying though..... got some black "Raceland" seats



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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by paulshears on Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:40 pm

    Got our Matt to do some work on the car today


    Sorted the gear shift problem (difficult to select 2nd)....... fitted another lever as part of the original lever was damaged

    Cut the metal arch behind the front G60 arches back to sort the scubbing problem....... still catch a little sometimes

    Fixed the blowing exhaust....... de-cat to straight through centre section had been badly welded, now a lot better welded
    .......
    ordering some bits tomorrow
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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by Geeman on Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:43 am

    You wanna get some slimmer tyres on those rims... they're like balloons on a Mk2 - that'll sort your rubbing problems... I just happen to have to Toyo Proxes T1's in 195/45 fitment if you need them.

    Will also dig out Jetta lights tonight... sorry!


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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by dsmithmobile on Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:13 am

    Looks nice

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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by paulshears on Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:45 pm

    Geeman wrote:
    You wanna get some slimmer tyres on those rims... they're like balloons on a Mk2 - that'll sort your rubbing problems... I just happen to have to Toyo Proxes T1's in 195/45 fitment if you need them.

    Sticking to 205/50..... suspension is already to stiff really... lower profile will only make it stiffer


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    Ta Very Happy

    dsmithmobile wrote:Looks nice

    Thanks Wink
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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by paulshears on Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:46 pm

    Been sorting some more "problems" with the car today

    The sump has suffered a bit of damage before I got the car (lowness)...... has a small leak

    Tried to order the following from VW Priory Park

    Oil, Filter, Sump, Sump Plug & Gasket

    All coming tomorrow........ Apart from the sump...... back order, available late October

    Old lambda probe looked a bit passed it, so got a new one from Auto Electric Services...... 67..... Thought it would be far more

    Got Matt to secure the front headlamp panel & try to straighten the bumper a bit (low on the drivers side)...... the car's had a bump in the past, mainly on the drivers side, so this doesnt help things

    Headlight panel is better...... but the bumper still isnt great

    Found a leaky oil cooler pipe (has a air to oil cooler)...... going to make some stainless steel over braided ones at work

    I changed the front headlight bulbs from the yellow/blue can't see in the dark..... To white can see in the dark...... still need the headlights aligning though

    Used a short silicone pipe & alloy jointer to get the cone filter further forward in the bay...... then made up a bracket to secure it (was loose in the bay before)

    Secured the alarm in the bay...... that was loose in the bay too

    Strut brace was making it difficult to get the header tank cap off...... so we "lowered" the header tank, only by 10mm or so....... now I can get the cap off easier

    Ordering some new exhaust rubbers tomorrow...... current ones are past it

    Need to sort the reversing lights...... they don't work at the mo

    Indicators sometimes flash fast when turning right (like theres a bulb out)...... must be a bad connection somewhere
    Sounds like I'm having major problems........ But there all easy to sort & nowt like the problems the Sierra gave me
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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by paulshears on Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:21 pm

    More faults found

    drivers door sometimes doesn't lock (sorted now )

    flange ontop of the radiator leaks a bit..... new O Ring may solve that

    ....

    Raising the suspension a bit tonight (if the rain holds off).... hopefully a bit more travel might soften the suspension a bit.... fingers crossed
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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by Deano on Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:52 am

    paulshears wrote

    Raising the suspension a bit tonight

    Thats highly illegal. affraid
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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by Nick_mk2 on Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:22 am

    Looks like a good project! I'm back on my 16v project now! Just ordered an engine stand and some bits so i can sort/paint the 6A lump for it! I used to have a driver in the same colour as yours! (is it pasadena blue?).
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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by paulshears on Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:51 am

    Nick_mk2 wrote:
    I used to have a driver in the same colour as yours! (is it pasadena blue?).
    I think your right
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    paulshears wrote:
    Indicators sometimes flash fast when turning right (like theres a bulb out)...... must be a bad connection somewhere

    Front drivers side was the problem light
    Pulled the fusebox out while trying to find why this is happening...... what a rubbish job
    Could'nt find any loose or broken wires, so bodged it by joining into the side repeater

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    Raising the suspension a bit tonight (if the rain holds off).... hopefully a bit more travel might soften the suspension a bit.... fingers crossed

    Car is now un-cool.... a good 1 inch higher now..... lol
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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by Geeman on Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:15 am

    Did you get my text message about the lights fella?


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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by paulshears on Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:25 am

    Geeman wrote:Did you get my text message about the lights fella?
    Sort of..... my phone won't accept picture messages & I forgot to ring you back
    Remembered about it this morning & was going to text you but my phones is flat....... even my spare battery is flat & I didn't bring my charger to work
    I'm a bit useless at the mo
    I'll give you a ring tonight around 6:30 tonight
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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by Geeman on Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:29 am

    Okay fella.

    Here's the pics I sent anyway... found there was a chip in one. You'll need to use your existing adjusters too as some are missing. The body and lenses are fine though! Good enough for some joey tinting sport!





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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by paulshears on Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:35 am

    They be spot on Mr G, I'll ring you later to arrange collection
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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by paulshears on Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:39 am

    Won a couple of parts on eBay over the weekend...... I'll post pic's up when they arrive


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    Re: mk2 Golf 2.9 VR6

    Post by Geeman on Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:39 am

    Check out the Laminex site. I just used some on my A4 and it rocks!


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