I have a cut of a Mk2 Golf KR engine loom that was going to be used to put it in my mk1 golf many moons ago that never happened,(on strip down the head was knackered between 2 and 3) yours for the postage if you want it. drop me a pm
Thank you for the offer but I’ve decided to do down the route of making up a completely new harness for the car.
Raised the car back in the air to start test fitting the KR lump and box.
You can just make out the hole to the left of the wishbone mounting where the rear gearbox mount was located. There is a void here which will be perfect to open up to allow the engine/box to sit as far back as possible.
It’s going to be quite a squeeze with the 020 box but I’m going to stick with what I’ve got and make it work. I believe the 02A would have been a better choice.
Very close indeed....
A little more trimming is needed on the drivers side to accommodate the pulleys and engine mount.
The master cylinder will have to be relocated, I’m thinking of using the battery tray area and moving the battery to the boot. The idea is to get the engine mounted properly then shoehorn everything else around it 😂
Got one of these on the way 😁 I had a lockdown 21st last year so the GF booked a weekend away for February this year thinking everything would be fine. Currently still in lockdown so that didn’t happen 😅 convinced her to get me a MIG instead when the refund came in.
Should be arriving in the next few days. Get ready for pictures of pigeon sh**e all over the engine bay 😂.
Removed the master cylinder with ease. I let it soak for a good 20 mins in penetrating fluid. I then took out the trusty grinder and removed even more material from the drivers side rail.
I also finally picked up the rest of the history from the previous owner.
The car is really well documented all the way back to 1991. It’s unfortunate that the car is going through such a dramatic change considering the amount of history that he came with it. I still haven’t found anything suggesting a new fuel tank so I’m impressed by that. It appears the battery tray was repaired in late 1999 so it has held up well for 20+ years. Shame about underneath which will need addressing.
There is even a a piece of paper with all the different candidates before the original owner settled on ‘G651 KWF’.
Yes I suppose when you look at it that way it doesn’t seem so bad. I’ve seen on a few of the Mk2 polo groups where what look like sound cars are being parted out 😳 this way I’ll be keeping another one on the roads while also building something unique
Love the idea, the ABF is about 15mm taller than KR/9A Just wondered how is this going on the road with all that cutting of structure, especially the 'chassis legs/rails' ?
Once the engine and box mounts have been fabricated I will be rebuilding the chassis legs around the larger Engine. Obviously there will be a major difference from the original structure of the car. I will also be using a subframe to help support the front of the car and all the extra weight. I have currently removed more than was necessary.
As the chassis is now/will be modified I will have to take the car for an IVA before it is legally allowed back on the road.