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  2. Canadian dave

    Greetings from Canada.

    It's pretty funny driving a 205 here. My roof line is oftern below the bottom of pick up truck windows!!
  3. jackherer

    Greetings from Canada.

    That looks like you've made it in photoshop and got the scale wrong!
  4. Canadian dave

    Greetings from Canada.

    Yep. It has still the yamaha R1 carbs and the fishies on the valve cover. It's actually stood up to the heat really well. Just a couple of cracks around a couple of the bolts.
  5. SootySport

    Gearbox oil?

    Thank you for the quick answer Jack
  6. jackherer

    Gearbox oil?

    Only the very early 1.0, 1.1 and 1.4 'suitcase' engines shared engine and gearbox oil. All other models including all GTIs have separate gearbox oil.
  7. Tom Fenton

    Greetings from Canada.

    I like the wheels, I'd have to get the bonnet painted though.
  8. SootySport

    Gearbox oil?

    Not quite sure about this, I have a 1990 1.6gti with Be3 box so does this version share the engine oil with the gearbox or is it separate?
  9. opticaltrigger

    Greetings from Canada.

    Yeh, loving it............ O.T.
  10. allanallen

    Greetings from Canada.

    Excellent! Was this on bike carbs with a fish tank wrap on the cam cover?
  11. dcc

    Greetings from Canada.

    amazing!
  12. Nothing wrong with the cross members that I M axles provide, as mei said we just replace the bearings as we've had them fail first hand after less than 2 or 3 stages on a tarmac rally (no worse than a track day). They tend to take better quality bearings nicely enough, and as a matter of course we change the stub axle to suit the bearings supplied in the kit. the fit is 10x better. if people ever need a cross member and we don't have a 2nd hand one to use available, we have used I M Axle cross members and just replaced the bearings from new. never had a problem with any of the castings, the torsion bar splines sit nicely in there, no play. the only thing I'd be tempted to keep an eye on is the 4 'top hat' shaped bushes in the cross member. these don't take massive forces, but no idea if they are made of chocolate. you tend to see 30 yr old oem items in perfect order, so i imagine they'll last a few years regardless. for what it's worth we are in Bridgend, South Wales and now charge £330 to strip, clean, rebuild your old axle (new bearings, seals, shafts). If you need another axle to replace yours due to wear we offer an exchange axle for £50 on top (if we have one in stock).
  13. Personally unless there is a very good reason not to, why would you not retain the standard coil pack that fits perfectly on the head?
  14. Hi all Just wondering. Anyone ever tried to just modify/widen the subframe instead of mounting 309 gti trailing arms for some extra camber? BR Arthur
  15. Ford Edis2 plus bespoke leads work well and are cheap. Advantage of individual coils is sequential plug firing , so is worth the effort.. I have a spare set of S16 coils but, like the Gti6, probably will not fit without modification.
  16. Canadian dave

    Greetings from Canada.

    Hanging out at the ski hill with the locals.
  17. Canadian dave

    Greetings from Canada.

    Hanging out with the logging trucks at work last summer.
  18. Canadian dave

    Greetings from Canada.

    Hi all. It's been along time. About 13 years I think. Anyway I use to go by york dave back then and I built a fast road mi16 powered 205 back in 2006. I still have it and brought it over to live with me in Canada sometime in 2009. I hope this will work. But here is a link to the old build. A couple of years ago I made it road legal over here and have been very much enjoying it ever since. It has run a couple of hill climbs in largely the same spec as it has always been in. And is now getting turned back into some what more of a road car due to me having kids and mortgages and all that good stuff that gets in the way of racing. Anyway, I have been redoing the dash and now the braking system and I am in need of some parts. So if anyone knows where I can find a complete brake pedal assembly, including brake pedal, servo, mounting, and reservoir (I will get a new master cylinder). Then please let me know. I will attach some pics if I can figure out how.
  19. Yesterday
  20. It was just an idea I was thinking about. I've also got a set of gti6 coil packs but they don't fit without modifications. I think I'll either stay with the standard EW10J4S coil pack or look at fitting something like a Ford one with HT leads. Gaz
  21. dobboy

    interior enhancing products 205 gti

    Auto Finesse's "Revive", looks great, can be used inside and out, and a bottle lasts for ages...... for plastics/rubbers etc. It's cheap too.
  22. why do people want unreliable vw stuff?
  23. The critical piece of information that you need is the architecture of the coilpack. In other words, are these coils TTL or just 3 wire ‘dumb’ coils. The ECU will need to know!
  24. Last week
  25. speno

    205 1.6 GTi restoration

    Should go in before putting engine in From what I recall it's easier to take the inlet manifold of to fit this pipe unless you have baby size hands
  26. speno

    205 1.6 GTi restoration

    Should go in before putting engine in
  27. Hi all, I'm looking to run coil on plug coil packs on my EW10J4S engine conversion (OMEX 710 ecu) Would I be able to run VAG 2.0 TFSI coil packs on this engine with correct wiring loom? I'm also looking for recomendations for fuel injectors and fuel rail to suit the EW10J4S engine with a Rotrex C30-94 mounted to the side of it!! Thanks again everyone for the help Gaz
  28. Jeremy Sutton

    205 1.6 GTi restoration

    Thanks everyone for your help, does anyone know the route for the power steering pipe that runs from the pump to the rack? many thanks
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