The Silver Scala

Scirocco Register members projects

Moderator: Scirocco Register

Forum rules
Section for all vehicle and related projects. Please keep responses pertinent to thread.
GTXTRA
Posts: 3344
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:38 pm
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: London

Re: the Scala

Post by GTXTRA » Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:39 pm

Currently with Dr Tim at the Phirm - have decided to step in before the head gasket fully fails and also get new steering rack and a downpipe seal ring.

I do miss them when they're away..............


Serial Rocco-ist.........

GTXTRA
Posts: 3344
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:38 pm
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: London

Re: The Silver Scala

Post by GTXTRA » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:35 am

The effects of 26 years of blue coolant with limited anti corrosive characteristics.

Image

Image
Image

Image

Thankfully a back up cylinder head in stock...
Image

And this'll need welding

Image


Serial Rocco-ist.........

GTXTRA
Posts: 3344
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:38 pm
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: London

Re: The Silver Scala

Post by GTXTRA » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:30 pm

So Tim the 'thorough' one has been busy..............

Image
Image
Image
Image

Image

Image

And this may also be one bonus of the enforced head replacement..............

Image


Serial Rocco-ist.........

the edmundator
Posts: 2928
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:34 pm
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: BEDFORD

Re: The Silver Scala

Post by the edmundator » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:30 pm

GTXTRA wrote: And this may also be one bonus of the enforced head replacement..............

Image
Feel free to enlighten me...


Register Member 829
--
1980 (1976) Mk1 Junior Cup Replica
1987 MK2 GTX

GTXTRA
Posts: 3344
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:38 pm
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: London

Re: The Silver Scala

Post by GTXTRA » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:48 pm

Kent gs2h cam.

The new head was originally in a car Tim built about 15 years ago. When that car was moved on he retrieved this head and cam set up and kept in storage. Until now.


Serial Rocco-ist.........

GTXTRA
Posts: 3344
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:38 pm
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: London

Re: The Silver Scala

Post by GTXTRA » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:09 pm

More issues
Image

effect
Image

solution

Image
Image


Serial Rocco-ist.........

GTXTRA
Posts: 3344
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:38 pm
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: London

Re: The Silver Scala

Post by GTXTRA » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:29 pm

Well.
With the replacement and rebuilt head with a twist and a skim and a G60 head gasket plus all the exhaust manifold and down pipe issues sorted I had an absolutely brilliant drive back from the Phirm today.

Car utterly transformed - still as smooth as ever but much more lively and ,with the cam, just keeps on pulling. Almost 1.6 EG like but with the torque of the DX.

Looking forward to the trip to Stanford Hall tomorrow A LOT.


There will be brake dust.


Serial Rocco-ist.........

mark1gls
Posts: 3597
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:28 pm
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: Somerset

Re: The Silver Scala

Post by mark1gls » Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:56 pm

Glad its all up and running again, I've had the same problem with the down pipe rusting away at the join 3 times in the past few years, such a terrible design by VW, I've now gone for a 4 to 1 manifold and you can really tell the difference well worth the upgrade.


Mk1 78 Scirocco GLS 1.6 FR, weekend toy.
Mk1 88 Golf GTi cabriolet 1.8 DX. Daily drive.
Membership No. 323

GTXTRA
Posts: 3344
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:38 pm
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: London

Re: The Silver Scala

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:16 pm

Image

After a period of poor cold and hot starting Scala back from the Phirm, new injectors needed. First ones in 26 years.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Serial Rocco-ist.........

GTXTRA
Posts: 3344
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:38 pm
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: London

Re: The Silver Scala

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:18 pm

Again - a recent service at the Phirm sorted some minor running issues out.

Had a leaking oil pressure sender, now dealt with.

Would like to get some minor paintwork issues dealt with but a seeping water pump needs addressing first.


Serial Rocco-ist.........

User avatar
james butler
Posts: 2872
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:54 pm
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: birmingham

Re: The Silver Scala

Post by james butler » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:25 am

6 stud exhaust from an early gti should help solve your exhaust woes :ok:
keeps it looking reasonably stock too


I dont mind project cars but I HATE SANDING!!!

G Beats
Posts: 1050
Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:19 am
fill in the right answer: 10

Re: the Scala - forgot this wasn't on here

Post by G Beats » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:52 am

Funky Diver wrote:I DO like your grill...
We have one on Sally.


G Beats.Been into MK 2 V.W Sciroccos since 98.Now on my fourth MK 2 Scirocco. R.I.P two MK 2 Scala DX Engine's.Sold GT 2.

G Beats
Posts: 1050
Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:19 am
fill in the right answer: 10

Re: The Silver Scala

Post by G Beats » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:56 am

GTXTRA wrote:Well.
With the replacement and rebuilt head with a twist and a skim and a G60 head gasket plus all the exhaust manifold and down pipe issues sorted I had an absolutely brilliant drive back from the Phirm today.

Car utterly transformed - still as smooth as ever but much more lively and ,with the cam, just keeps on pulling. Almost 1.6 EG like but with the torque of the DX.

Looking forward to the trip to Stanford Hall tomorrow A LOT.


There will be brake dust.
Sally has had half a Engine rebuild back in 2015.


G Beats.Been into MK 2 V.W Sciroccos since 98.Now on my fourth MK 2 Scirocco. R.I.P two MK 2 Scala DX Engine's.Sold GT 2.

GTXTRA
Posts: 3344
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:38 pm
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: London

Re: The Silver Scala

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:45 pm

Rear seal leaking on this, took advantage of a gearbox off moment for The PHIRM to fit a fresh clutch and other hardware including release bearing and pushrod shaft.

ImageImageImageImage


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Serial Rocco-ist.........

GTXTRA
Posts: 3344
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:38 pm
fill in the right answer: 10
Location: London

Re: The Silver Scala

Post by GTXTRA » Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:22 am

Happy 30th Birthday Scala!


Serial Rocco-ist.........