71 GTE SE5A my rolling restoration and now Tdi conversion

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Post by willholderogri » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:34 pm

Thats still ok just use a JAP one it's very versatile


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Post by CarlosVanDango » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:55 pm

bit more progress :)

i'm using an RX8 gearbox coupled to the VW engine, I can't find an adapter plate made for this so i've got to make my own. Also after talking to some of the suppliers of these plates i'd be a bit concerned about the manufacturing tolerances, it's ok saying its CAD drawn CNC machined and laser cut if the initial measurements are out.

to make my plate i've copied a VW plate for the engine holes - that is the easy part to get the bellhousing accurate i've stripped off the bellhousing made a brace to bolt the dti onto the crank, made a stand for the engine then rotated the crank round to true up the bellhousing i've then centred the holes i need using a mag drill, swapped the bit out to the correct size, unbolted the bellhousing then drilled the plate, i've repeated this for every hole - very time consuming but guarantees accuracy

the manufacturers tolerance on the centre of the gearbox input shaft to the crank is +/- 0.12mm this way i can get it within that
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Post by CarlosVanDango » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:51 pm

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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:31 am

Running by Sunday?? :lol:


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Post by CarlosVanDango » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:50 am

efi_sprintgte wrote:
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Running by Sunday?? :lol:
:lol: :lol:
i'm under no illusion this will take a while - especially this time of the year, i'm quite fancying going to the retro rides gathering at shelsley walsh next year - i've never been before but looked good this year, so my target is to get this done by then and drive it there under diesel power :D



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Post by philhoward » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:02 pm

Ooh - that’ll be the one traditionally the same weekend as Scimfest... :w


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