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About sjamezz022

  • Birthday 06/24/1995

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  1. What size engine is the afh, I’m assuming it’s the GTi? I was hoping with going from a 1.0 to a 1.4 the lions might be the same and it could be a simple plug and play swap?
  2. Hello fellow Lupo nuts who are still here. I’m looking as swapping the 1.0 MPI engine out my MK1 Arosa for a Lupo Sport 1.4 16v. Now I know the basics but asking for some help clarifying some bits... - Key/immobiliser. Since my Arosa doesn’t have an immobiliser do I need to swap the barrels and interior wiring loom?? Especially if the Lupo doesn’t have an immobiliser as well?? - Driveshafts. I’m assuming they are the same and my 1.0 ones will do the job? - Engine mounts. I’m assuming the 1.0 and 1.4 ones are in the same place? its not a massive engine swap so I’m hoping it’
  3. Hahaha tempting!!! Would probably be just as easy to engine swap!!
  4. I’m near Peterborough if anyone wants any spare interior panels as well!! I’m just chucking them!! But I though if anyone needs a little clip for “this bit” or can’t find the screw for “that bit” they can have it from mine!! All the door cards etc are wrecked visually, but if someone wants a spare to wrap etc then feel free mate. I can post at postage charges as well!! Hahaha don’t think the engine will handle it!! Hahahaha
  5. So you worried me a bit with the MOT as I never thought about it till then!! Been doing a bit of research... - With the rear seats gone no need for seatbelts so should be fine getting rid of them. - All unnecessary interior trim will go, so long as the wiring loom is in good shape shouldn’t have a problem and exposing no sharp edges! - Spare wheel can go, going to get a inflatable can like a GTi? - Headling will go as it does poop all for safety? Basically my plan will be consult Father-in-law about weither it will pass and go from there? See how mad I can go!!
  6. Street legal as in, to a track and back legal. So guess M.O.T etc. But I’m going to try and get waste metal out!
  7. So did a quick 30 mins work on it today, started from the back and working my way forward! Had a little help from my 1.5 yr old so things moved slow!! Managed to get the rear seats, seatbelts, boot lid, spare tyre etc and sub wiring removed. Any progress helps!! Hopefully I can get some more time on it soon and keep going!! If anyone needs any clips or screws etc give me a shout or there going in the skip! Actually surprised how clean/rot free it is. Someone has taken some care of it somewhere!! Thanks Sam
  8. The first thing is weight reduction, anyone with some common sense knows you strip all the dead weight, and you can really go to town with a car you don’t care about/ need. So I’m thinking going balls to the walls and start grinding all the extra metal out as well?? Unsure how much I’ll get out but could be interesting to see how much I could get out?? Then will be some basic handling/safety (race seats harness etc.) then power. I really want to get stuck into doing it myself so there will be a steep learning curve as I haven’t done much myself on previous cars! (Advantages of having you
  9. Thanks for the feedback guys!! Yeah first thing was weight reduction, the interior is trashed so straight into the skip!! I like the idea of finding a crashed track car and taking the bits out!! First is to get it running properly!! Thanks Sam
  10. Thanks mate, prefer the fronts personally ?
  11. Thanks mate. I’ll have a read of your ride now, sounds good!
  12. Cheers mate, Unsure on the engine plans, was thinking Polo GTi but might go for an easier 1.4sport, been trying to find info but there’s not a lot about ?. It would be my first engine swap so don’t want anything ridiculous! Possibly for casual track use but see how it goes really, been getting more into car aerodynamic so thinking of making some custom bits for it, nothing chavtastic but some bits that could actually help downforce/grip? Thanks mate might see you at some meets when I’ve worked on it a bit, it’s still embarrassing to drive hahaha ?
  13. Hello all, I have finally pulled the trigger on something I’ve always wanted to do, a fully stripped track car built by me. I’m an electrician by day so I kinda know what’s going on but, I’m no mechanic! If your interested in pictures you can skip my boring intro! If you have some time and bored you can read it, it’s quite interesting hahaha!! So I used to have a GTi, some moons ago: But never had it long enough to do anything I wanted, thanks to 2 kids! So 2 years and a house later I got permission to build a track car. It’s going to be slow but, built by me a
  14. Hi mate sent you a pm if you still have them Thanks Sam
  15. sjamezz022

    Kw v1

    Sent you a PM mate
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