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Old 20th August 2015, 12:44 PM
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I'l sourced some good quality spacer which if the rear arch drawins are accurate should result a good looking fitment.

13x7 Rosco although a 13x8 would likely be possible on the rear if desired.
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Old 20th August 2015, 12:46 PM
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what width "13s are you running?
7" 185 front 205 rear
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Old 12th September 2015, 11:17 PM
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I've gotten use to my car and it's performance so time for a change, I finally took the plunge and removed the engine while the sun was still out! And I finally own an engine crane!

This 1.6 engine did a full 360 miles in my car, I'm so glad I didn't spend loads of money on it. I might even reuse the filter and the oil out of it! lol!
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Old 13th September 2015, 08:41 PM
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What are have you done to the 1800?
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Old 14th September 2015, 10:22 AM
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What are have you done to the 1800?
Lighter flywheel (4.5kg), 70mm 3 core radiator and a Mocal oil cooler for now. Oh and a coolant reroute.
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Old 29th September 2015, 08:33 PM
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Engine went in and the bonnet fitted fine. I was shocked I didn't have to do more to clear the bonnet. Had to tit-about quite a bit getting the gearbox and engine together! Then the rope let go of the engine and it dropped all of 5mm on to the steering column extension! EEK!! No damage done but I need to get a chain or something for next time.







I'm using the 1.6 1995 throttle body hose for connection to the ISV and AFM. Handy.

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Old 29th September 2015, 11:47 PM
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That looks good Chris, did you have to do anything with the engine mounts to suit the 1.8 engine? I nearly bought a 1.8 car a few days ago with the intention of doing exactly what you are nearly - I was outbid by a Belgian bidder
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Old 30th September 2015, 10:11 AM
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Bloody Belgians! Coming over here! Buying our donor cars! Lol!

The engine just dropped straight in, excuse the pun! Had to weld in a lambda boss to the downpipe and weld up the EGR port on the manifold but the exhaust itself bolted straight up, which was nice!







Got the AFM mounted with a new Universal K&N Cone Filter. Which matched the body work. Which again was nice!



Horns now mounted out the way to make way for the BIG rad!
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Old 1st October 2015, 04:18 PM
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I've fitted a Mocal thermostatic oil cooler, yes I did use the the old engines oil and filter! Lol



Pipes I bought were equal length so they took an interesting natural route to the cooler itself. Self supporting themselves on the bottom rails.



The cooler itself is fixed behind the the radiator, supported top and bottom with nylock nuts and m6 threaded bar.



I know the oil cooler would be best fitted up against the front of the radiator but this suited my current installation better for now and it is in a high airflow location anyway so should be fine.
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Old 2nd October 2015, 11:34 PM
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I've mounted the new BIG rad in the same position for now but I have worked out I can fit it a' la' Stot in the future. I've decided to skip the coolant reroute for now to see how the car and temps behave.



Got my header tank mounted high and central as possible, all shiny and new.



And finally got all the plumbing sorted, I've run the filler to the front hose to prevent any air locks and the pressure relief hose runs down with the speedo cable to under the gearbox. So if I ever do overheat no water will enter or go near the electrics which was an issue with the vw polo header tank.

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