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Old October 25th 2004, 00:56
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Apparently I'll be recieving the complete engine harness this week. I was supposed have had it right from the get go, but getting these not-off-the-shelf parts from RPI has been a challenge. I did recieve all the grade 10.9 mounting bolt and nuts from Maryland Metric, some used half shafts I got for a song on Ebay, some tubing clamps for the superstructure, and the KW struts are supposed to show up in a couple of weeks.
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Old January 11th 2005, 23:31
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Wiring harness STILL not here. They had started to pull apart one then realized it wasn't drive by wire, so they're searching again. I'm a long was away from starting it up anyway, so I'm not too worried. KWs arrived and they are as gorgeous as they say. They are in place now, but have yet to have the upper mounts fabbed. Not sure exactly how to do that. Currently I'm thinking of getting the ring piece of the top of a strut tower and welding it to plate. I had a thought about using the Mk II rear end strut plates, but I think they are smaller diameter. Double A-arm front end design is complete now too, so should be getting to work on that in a bit. New pics on my homepage.

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Old February 12th 2005, 00:41
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I recieved the 3" widened fenders that'll fit the 235/45/17s on the H20 platform from Creative Car Craft. I've read a lot of peoples comments on their quality, and I was not disappointed. They are amazing, the quality is phenomenol, the finish was perfect, the strength and build quality was amazing. IF ANYONE IS IS CONSIDERING REPLACEMENT FENDERS, WIDENED OR NOT, PLEASE BE ASSURED THAT CREATIVE CAR CRAFT WILL DEFINATELY MAKE YOU HAPPY. They are lighter and stronger than the steel counterparts, and won't rust or get dented.

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told you so.

congrats! get us some pics as you get them fitted.
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Old June 15th 2005, 20:31
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Engine and tranny have met for the last time. Superstructure is complete. Working in getting (you are not going to believe this) the wiring harness STILL, getting the details squared away for the front engine mount(this is a hybrid engine/tranny combo and the mount is somewhere in between), put a Audi TT 225hp intake manifold on and am getting the bracketry around it squared away. There is now a nice straight shot from the turbo outlet to the TT intake, about the distance a good A/W intercooler(chargecooler for the guys on the other side of the pond) should fit nicely into. The clutch might be a hybrid as well for now, stock type I cable back to a bracket that moves the hydrolic master cylinder for the stock Jetta. Eventually I'm sure it will be hydrolic all the way, the trouble is getting the pedal assembly in there without too much cutting. I was not able to integrate the "pendulum" style mounts of VWs from 1998-present. There was not enough room for clearance on the passenger side of the engine without cutting out the inside of the passenger rear wheelwell. I think I can make the oldstyle low mounts work, I just don't like the amount of engine/tranny movement that they allow. I'll probably build some additional motor mounts to prevent unwanted movement later. The biggest hurdle currently is how to attach the upper strut plates for the Mac struts. If they are welded on, to remove the superstructure from the vehicle would require the removal of much of the C pillar. I'm trying to come up with a way to make those plates removable so they can be unbolted then the superstructure will slide right out. That's it for now!

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that is cool. I hope you dont run into reliability problems with the new VW parts.
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Old June 15th 2005, 23:10
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that is cool. I hope you dont run into reliability problems with the new VW parts.
You are too funny!

That's exactly why I'm doing this, to get reliability AND power!

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Finished Superstructure

This is the final version but it needs final welding and the addition of the strut mount plates. Their may be one or two more triangulating bars, but this should suffice till the kinks are worked out...

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I work in a similar proyect.

And I have a questions.

How you install the radiator?
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Old July 4th 2005, 21:54
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Well, I have a plan. That isn't to say it will work, but I have a bunch of space behind the spare tire area. I have a guy who will make me an aluminum radiator that is 8" high, but 26" wide and I think 3 cores. With ducting from a lip under the front end, I hope to have enough airflow to keep things cool at speed. I'm also going to have a spring loaded section of the lip that pops down to gather more air as the air pressure builds up on it. And finally, I have 3 8" electric fans for stop and go traffic.

From the looks of it, you'll have some cooling issues to get squared away too! Great work.

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Well, I have a plan. That isn't to say it will work, but I have a bunch of space behind the spare tire area. I have a guy who will make me an aluminum radiator that is 8" high, but 26" wide and I think 3 cores. With ducting from a lip under the front end, I hope to have enough airflow to keep things cool at speed. I'm also going to have a spring loaded section of the lip that pops down to gather more air as the air pressure builds up on it. And finally, I have 3 8" electric fans for stop and go traffic.

From the looks of it, you'll have some cooling issues to get squared away too! Great work.

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Thanks.

I have in mind something similar but unfortunately here in mexico nobody make an aluminium radiator.

I have to import from USA but the taxes and shipping are killingme.


Dou you have pictures of your front end?
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Yeah, go to

http://www.germanlook.com/Forums/sho...&page=10&pp=15

The thread is kinda interesting.

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The front end looks great. :agree:


And for the engine air intake?
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Old July 5th 2005, 18:43
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Thanks, it been a long time coming and a labour of love, just like yours! It is basically done, but we are probably going to raise the upper shock mount just slightly to get a little more travel in suspension bump.

I think just NACA ducts in Lexan pop-out side windows. One will flow directly to a K&N type filter for cool air in, the other side to flow cold air into the engine bay.

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Ok.

and for the intercooler?

sorry for so many question.
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