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Extremely long-term

Model: VW Golf mk1 1978
Engine: 1.1
Power: ?
Modifications:
- Engine: ABF, 83.50 mm pistons, diesel shaft, large valves, solid cam followers, ITB, ARP, Wiggins.
- Electronics: ECU, dashboard, GPS Magneti Marelli, motorsport wiring - Racyhem, Deutsch AS.
- Suspension: H&R
- Brake system: Front: Wilwood four-piston callipers, 11" floating discs. Back: Wilwood four-piston calipers, floating discs 10.75". Pedalbox, Goodridge / Krontec, ARP
- Wheels: Graku 1430
- Interior: sport seats, roll cage, motorsport shifter.

Hi from Poland.

Some time ago I thought that I was finished my story with tuning, and a few engineering-racing years will be enough for the rest of my life, but I was wrong, so I would like to introduce you to my extremely long-term project of a road racing VW Golf. Long-term because due to the permanent lack of time I work episodically on it.
The decision about the character of the car is not final either and it may turn out to be completely trackday.
Basically, I'm not in a hurry, the finances "are what they are", and the design phase makes me so much pleasure that I do not have any pressure on any car trip.

Above you can read a rough plan for a car; the small part (from the purchasing/manufacturing side) is more or less realized.

VW Golf I was looking for a few months and I was finally able to find some good condition one in Croatia.



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Some time ago I was looking for wheels. I need minum three-part, it would be easy to adjust the width of the widebody. I had BBS RS and I did not rule out this option again, but this time I wanted it to be more original. In the Netherlands I fount rare Graku wheels used in motorsport. Unfortunately, the seller did not want to sell only four, so you had to take a whole set of seven rims and four additional outer lips. To make it not easy, the rims are bolted with twenty bolts, and there are no rims like this on the market and they will have to be made to special order.





As I mentioned before, so far a lot more is happening in the computer.













The final result:



The next step was to design bells and calipers adapters.



Assembled:







It fit, so I ordered





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VW Golf mk1 Berg cup

Very nice I’m  a big fan of yellow golfs[emoji106]


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I absolutely LOVE where this is going…
 :thumbs:

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Loving the engineering behind this - what 3D scanner setup are you using? Always love seeing some CAD on the first page of a thread.

Also very encouraging seeing the words Raychem and Deutsch already! Always know it'll be a good thread when there's some proper Motorsport wiring involved.

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Thanks guys ;)

gafo said

Very nice I’m  a big fan of yellow golfs
Ugh… I'm going to change paint colour… But happily, not so much. ;)

JakeMcC said

Loving the engineering behind this - what 3D scanner setup are you using? Always love seeing some CAD on the first page of a thread.

Also very encouraging seeing the words Raychem and Deutsch already! Always know it'll be a good thread when there's some proper Motorsport wiring involved.
Unfortunately I don't know details… It was some optical Smarttech.

A lot of projects has excellent mechanical stuff and beautiful engineering ideas, but without proper wiring… I hope I will not let you down. ;)

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It was supposed to be one of the last pieces of the puzzle, but a few days ago my friend woke me up at night saying that I must help him get something out of Fiat Seicento…;)



In the meantime, the concept of a overbore also changed slightly, which is why the current 84.00mm pistons from BMW are for sale:

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Small update.
From the beginning of project, I planned to change the bumpers to narrow ones. So I considered buying aluminum replicas or "spend to much" on original set. However, original set and even replicas doesn't fit the concept of the car and I could make up my mind to buy any. Previous race car (and in fact), the first contact with carbon as a construction material, gave me some admiration and respect for this material because it allowed us to massively reduce the mass of car.
So I followed into instinct when I saw them. Ordered in December, they arrived yesterday, so it took a while, (no tproducer fault - there will be two more details that have not been available in his offer yet) but happily most of them I received before Brexit ( ;)) - yesterday they arrived with the spoiler.
Full of carbon, made in pre-preg technology.
What's more, the new Hella indicator lights and I think that's what I meant when it comes to "smuggling" motorsport into the street in this case. ;)





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I've got a good feeling about this car!

Current rides:
2003 Honda CRF450R (impossible to start)
2003 BMW 330d Manual Saloon Msport
1985 GTI cabriolet black edition (42k miles)
2004 Mk1 Octavia VRS (250bhp) For Sale
2002 Yamaha R1 track bike (crashed badly)

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