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  4. Moving day , car and engine off to a new location today..
  5. Anthony-thanks for that . spoke to a mate with an engine lift and I can borrow it. Does the battery tray need removing or im guessing it will just tilt past it. Harry- so where abouts in Cornwall are you? im in Liskeard. What 205 do you have?
  6. 205 RYP

    'Box of bits' 1.6 GTI restoration

    What a stunning job you've done in saving this one. It looks so fresh and has given me lots of inspiration as im just starting a similar project. How long did your take start to finish? In many ways you bought this in a perfect way,Stripped back so you could pretty much see the true condition of the car. Having gone through this resto have you got any words of wisdom to someone just starting?
  7. I'd swap to the xu9 head which will bump up the compression without a skim and allow a standard intake to be used, xu10j2 ports are different, I dont recall what the cc's of the respective heads are though.
  8. Due to my mi16 failing and new legislation in Belgium I'm going to built a xu10j2 for my 205 (I know you'll say to stick to the xu9, but I think in the future there is internally more room for improvement in the xu10, keeping the external look stock). As a part of the built, I'm looking for a CR of around 11,5:1 with a 280° cam. Is that CR achievable by only skimming the head? Anyone know how much will have to be skimmed off? I think the original CR is 9,5:1.
  9. jackherer

    Phase 2 1.6 engine into Phase 1.5 car

    I don't think you need a cover, I think that was only on phase 1s.
  10. Tom Fenton

    Phase 2 1.6 engine into Phase 1.5 car

    Your car will be right on the changeover from old to new style coil. I'm assuming early 90 it is G registered. I've owned a number of G reg cars and have had cars with both types of coil mentioned. My April 90 car for example came with the inlet mount coil, Jan 90 was old type. Personally I'd run the later type coil and inlet, no one will know any different. Detail wise, it should have the ign amp on the passenger inner wing, not the driver like the Ph 2 cars. The other main difference is the SAD arrangement, the Ph 2 cars had a neater solution with the SAD attached directly to the stat housing, rather than to a separate little water housing with the small ? shaped hose that is prone to split.
  11. Archie's mid life crisis

    Phase 2 1.6 engine into Phase 1.5 car

    Hi Can anyone point out what changes i need to be aware of when fitting a Phase 2 engine to a Phase 1.5 car? I've picked up a few helpful pointers from the forums on here but can't find anything definitive. I have an early 1990 phase 1.5 1.6 gti which has no engine or ancillaries, but has all of the original wiring loom in place. I have a good Phase 2 engine which has the ancillaries and a full wiring loom. If i want to keep the existing, good condition, wiring loom in the car, and keep the car looking correct for the year, i think i will need to aquire the following: Coil, ignition amplifier, mounting plate and cover, to mount on inner wing. Early type coolant expansion bottle, with different sensor. Inlet manifold without coil mounts (not essential, but to look 'correct') Have i missed anything? I'm torn between keeping the 'correct' wiring loom in the car or swapping in the Phase 2 engine with its ancillaries and engine management wiring loom. Thanks
  12. MrAndy

    Question about lock cylinder sets

    Thanks, I will... -A-
  13. 0.065" @ TDC is close enough for the standard D6B cam. I've never taken the time to measure it accurately, but given it's duration, it will certainly be in the range 0.055-0.075". I'd definitely use that as a starting point and fine tune +/- 1 degree crankshaft from there.
  14. Daxed

    Question about lock cylinder sets

    As above, talk to Colin. He went above & beyond to help me out with some key/lock issues I was having.
  15. Roeland_Vester

    Standard 1.9 cam lift at TDC

    I found this topic. I also found a way to determine camshaft timing with basic tools
  16. Wallby

    Strut/shock recommendation?

    B6 dampers with Eibach 7001s on the front and Challenge rear shocks and standards bars on the back of my Rallye. Fine on the road and great fun on track!
  17. Tom Fenton

    Question about lock cylinder sets

    Contact Colin (leet205) he can sort your locks out to work from the same key.
  18. My patient has a poor situation with the locks and keys. The only key that I have fits to: - fuel filler - ignition - driver's door Added to that, the driver's door lock is the wrong type (it has black plastic external, not the shiny metal like it should be) So I'd like to get all the locks working with the same key, and I could... - Buy the correct driver's door lock and re-match both doors and the tailgate - Buy the whole set of locks (what I found available as new don't include the fuel filler cap, so that should be re-matched to the new keys then) I'm building a long term relationship with the car, so it would be nice to renew all (most of) the locks. What is the difference between (and how will I know which one is correct for me)?: - Valeo 252233 (OE: 416231) - Valeo 252232 (OE: 416246) Thanks -A-
  19. Andy

    Strut/shock recommendation?

    Lots of wise advice on here. For my road car setup, Bilstein B6 dampers all round, front springs are Eibach 7003 ( 7001 are also fine but about 10mm lower than the 7003’s) and standard rear bars . Result. Lovely to drive on the road and deals with bumps and poor road surfaces at least as well as our family BMW mini
  20. Thijs_Rallye

    Strut/shock recommendation?

    Sachs and Boge were suppliers of Peugeot in that era. They most certainly didn't manufacture the dampers themselves.
  21. welshpug

    Strut/shock recommendation?

    probably the worst dampers I've experienced on a pug bar raceland ebay specials, Gaz were not much better, they just dont seem to get the damping right at all.
  22. petert

    Strut/shock recommendation?

    Have you considered Spax?
  23. Nobbly

    'Box of bits' 1.6 GTI restoration

    I'll be getting the 1.6 wheels done at the same time, I have a guy lined up that can do the diamond cut bits. It was always the plan to put them back on at least for the local shows. Code please.....
  24. rubyna

    Recommendation

    Yes Miles will have all you need probably better to pm him on here though ? Good thread by the way will be watching with interest
  25. Gaz205

    What Other 'interesting' Vehicles Do You Own..?

    A manual Golf R....sod the dsg!
  26. I had a similar fault cured by having my injectors cleaned after I did everything you have done as well. Kinda glad as the next on the list for me was a fuel pump.
  27. Many parts back from powder coating!
  28. FatherTed

    Recommendation

    Right! Sorry been offline for a while. Got the holidays out of the way. The girlfriend is put away with a bar of chocolate for the winter and I have space in my mates workshop. The recon in on. First job the plan and is to pull apart the original engine and check for the liner seat rot. I want to do this right, so looking for a list of replacement parts I will need. So far Planning on bearings liners oil seals gaskets etc but what other essentials am I gonna need? Found an engineering company to recon the crank - Lanes End engineering in prescot (anybody heard of them? They do work for ‘50’ so they should be ok?) they can skim the head too. Want to warm the engine too..Possibly identified a piper cam from a garage clearance but will have to go back to piper for verification. (Which they charge £38 for! And one of their vernier pulleys as all my reading up on the 8v engine is that Peugeot got it so right it’s the best mod you can make to the standard engine without going mental on the spec. Also read updated valve springs help the engine rev a bit better?if so where can I get those? Debating a motorcycle carb conversion but really want to keep her standard as much as I can and keep the vintage injection. And working to a budget means this isn’t feasible as the manifolds are going out at £350 ish. So that’s on hold for now whilst I wrestle with the morality of changing the original spec. Although got a nice set of Mikuni’s off a CBR600 to go on it...... hmmm..... Miles from Pug Racing has been recommended for bits. Will he be able to supply all the bits? His shop is on eBay right? All advice greatly appreciated as always. Steve.
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