After a series of lost weekends it's been good to spend the afternoon pottering with the new Mk1.
It's a real cross-over car as I've been discovering in light of need to fit a new rad.
Signs of a previous bodge...
New Rads an issue too - this is the nearest I could track down.
There's been a coolant leak - the Crazy Quiffs supplied silicone hose kit came with a water pump to metal pipe hose that wouldn't fit and it's been a minor mission to I.D. the correct standard hose.
#1 = Old one - slighty leaking
#2 = the one that fitted,121 047 009 SKU 027121063C @ £2.33 from VWH
#3 = a standard one that didn't fit - 119 121 0048 SKU 05512106A @ £12.55 from VWH
So - it seems different EG code engines do have different sized outlets on the water pump.
Luckily had a few of these lying around - fan cowling on car too large for the new rad...
Biggest issue - new rad has these feet as per later cars...
Had to reduce them in size with a hacksaw in order to match up properly to per-drilled holes in front bulkhead..
Had a couple of these to help mount properly...
And need to modify the top mount a bit - until then it's a cable tie.. but pleased the return to bottle hose is now in the correct position.
Have sourced a full set of new headlamp bulb covers and new drivers/passenger side mirrors and a manifold to servo vacuum hose.
Wider to do list:
odometer and tripometer
ns track rod split
fit sill trims
speedo cable seal
rear box mounts
new brake hoses, rear cylinders, brake fluid
fit new front wiper motor
And I'm definitely bored of the standard look/height - Type 5's, coilovers and Kbar going on ASAP.
And a standard front spoiler kindly supplied by Mark Hughes 'g60mark'.