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    paulshears
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    VR6

    Post by paulshears on Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:32 pm

    Right.... I miss having a VR6, so I've decided to build a mk2 Golf VR6

    So... I needed a good engine & a good mk2 Golf (plus a few other bit's)

    Had a look round for low mileage car (90k or less) because I didn't want all the hassle & expense of doing the timing chains, guides etc on a high mileage VR (most have done around 130k now)

    Managed to get a Passat VR6 off eBay for 320 Very Happy better still it only has 66k on the clock thumbs up

    It's got tax & mot, so I'm running it til the mot runs out mid January.... make sure it run's ok

    Does the sort of mpg on a run & around town that I'd expect, so no worries there.... only really 3 thing wrong with it... one electric window kaput, height adjustment on driver seat kaput & one rusty wheel arch

    Pic's....









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    Re: VR6

    Post by paulshears on Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:39 pm

    Also bought a mk3 Golf GTI 8v

    Need some bits off it for converting a mk2 Golf to VR6

    Basically to "wide-track" a mk2 .....front subframe's, wishbones, rear axle from the mk3

    & the brakes..... it's an S reg car so has the larger 288mm front disks

    I'll be keeping the seats too (if it's tidy).... our Matt knows how to fit mk3 seats in a mk2 (he has mk3 leather in his mk2)
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    Re: VR6

    Post by Geeman on Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:19 am

    That's not a bad motor for the money you've paid for it. Shame about that rear arch though... but not important with what you're going to do to the poor thing!

    Looking forward to the new year then, when the project starts!


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    Re: VR6

    Post by Deano on Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:37 pm

    Who's doing the conversion Paul,I'm after putting a VR in my mk2 and was gonna buy the VR Paul Horrocks was trying to sell you and get him to fit it but he' just let me down. Sad
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    Re: VR6

    Post by paulshears on Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:37 pm

    Deano wrote:Who's doing the conversion Paul,I'm after putting a VR in my mk2 and was gonna buy the VR Paul Horrocks was trying to sell you and get him to fit it but he' just let me down. Sad

    Matt will be doing it, I'll be helping

    Matt did have to get Paul Horrock's to sort some of the wiring though
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    Re: VR6

    Post by paulshears on Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:38 pm

    Decided to stick the Passat through the MOT in mid January rather than pull it to bits ... basically this will give me more time to find a good mk2 Golf

    Got the car up on the ramp at Matt's unit today & its MINT underneath .. going to get my Dad (MOT tester) to have a look at some point to be 100% it will walk through the MOT, but so far it looks very good

    Put our Matt to work on the passenger rear arch .. its had a repair on this panel at some point & the paint has lifted on the lip of the arch letting water under the paint Sad pic's are not great due to the lighting in the unit








    I've also bought a de-cat pipe .. needs modding though .. theres 2 lengths, a long & a short .. I bought a short .. needed a long Sad

    Matt's going to sort it Wink
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    Re: VR6

    Post by Geeman on Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:57 am

    This whole thing just made me chuckle... the rear arch looks great. Another Shears brothers' triumph!


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    Re: VR6

    Post by Deano on Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:30 pm

    Looking good Paul,I think you should get Matt to put that VR in my mk2 though. Cool
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    Re: VR6

    Post by kano on Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:47 am

    Nice motor Paul,,,bloody bargain too

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