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Old 17th October 2012, 10:49 PM
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Hi skov been looking at your build thread, can you give me a bit of advice in the book it shows TT8 as 127mm and Saturn Mx5 alterations show TT8 as 165mm but in there photo it shows top and bottom tranny rails widening from behind TT8 to the new gap of 240mm is this right?.
Also in your picture on page 4 SB5,SB6 you haven't moved them out to line up with the tranny rails, I bought a chassis which has been part built for a Sierra which I will have to alter so I was hoping to cut the tranny top and bottom rails behind TT8 and renew to the new dimensions and leave SB5,SB6 where they are like you have would that be okay or does the tranny widen out further forward as we'll any information would be much appreciated.
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Old 18th October 2012, 12:07 AM
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Hi mate, that's right - the tranny tunnel is the same up to and including tt8. It's only behind tt8 that it widens out.
I can't remember the numbers for the seat back rails, but the two vertical ones either side of the diff will need to be moved out to match the tunnel. The two diagonal ones above them can stay where they are though.

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Old 18th October 2012, 09:41 PM
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Thought I'd whip the sewing machine out and have a practice go at the boot cover (the real one won't be red!).
Didn't turn out too bad for my first proper attempt at upholstery, some of the seams are a bit wonky, but I think I'm starting to get the hang of it:



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Old 18th October 2012, 10:22 PM
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Skov that cover is the nuts.

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Old 23rd October 2012, 10:17 PM
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Hi skov are you using a polo radiator. If so is it from a mk2?

What type of expansion bottle have you used? All the ones I have looked at seem to have too many outlets.

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Old 24th October 2012, 06:54 AM
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Hi David,

Radiator is VW Polo 1983 - 1990

Expansion Tank is VW Polo 1981 - 1994
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Old 24th October 2012, 11:18 PM
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Thanks.

Does your expansion bottle have more than one outlet? The ones I have searched appear to have 2. I have looked at your photos and I can only see 1.

If there is more than one outlet how did you plumb the second outlet in?

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Old 25th October 2012, 12:46 AM
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All VAG bottles I've seen have a ~16 mm outlet at the bottom and a 8 mm inlet at the top.

Mine's from a Škoda, but exactly the same one has been used in Golfs, Passats for about a decade.

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Old 25th October 2012, 12:58 PM
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Mines the same bottle.
I've got the 16mm at the bottom Tee-d into the heater matrix hose, and I think I'm going to link the smaller outlet at the top to the small outlet at the top of the radiator.
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Old 25th October 2012, 11:56 PM
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I decided to get that top outlet hooked up this evening whilst I was thinking about it.
I used my left over copper fuel line with a couple of short bits of hose either end to go to the tank and rad:





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