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Thread: Al's MK1 VR6 Turbo (Back in the game!)

  1. #41
    The mount will have to be cut as i need about an inch, there is no other way round it, I basically had the option of mounting the subrame lower in the 1st place to overcome this, BUT the subframe would have been to low in relation to the rest of the body and IMO would have been unsafe, also the TCA's would have been pointing up in the air making handling an issue. Once cut the engine will sit at the same level/height as the 1st VR6 we built and torque steer has not been an issue on that, so we will have to wait for the results

    Also you joke about having a removable front end, look at the pics of "VR6 Caddy's" truck, the radiator will only come out if the engine is removed off the mounts[V][] I am contemplating a partial removable system myself of the upper part, but thats for another day[]

    Dave dont start my brother off with the 2 engined VR6 thing, as he will only have his tape measure out tomorrow along with his thinking head[] Would make an AWESOME conversion tho[]

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    It's a shame the subframe conversion didn't work out as easily as it looked. Would have been awesome. Now it's looking like just welding the mount cups to the stock frame would be better.

    Honestly I always figured getting the rad out would be near impossible, so thanks for giving me some hard data to work with. Can't be that hard, few bolts and tack welded nuts instead of spot welds. We'll see.

    Hey let us in the US get a few more VR6s into a pickups before you go doing two
    -Paul
    92 GTI VR6 2.9L
    82 BunnyTruck VR6? Nah.
    dubsquad:eastside

  3. #43
    LOL Dont worry, ive got OTHER plans for my 2nd Caddy

    AND it doesnt involve a VW powerplant[] it's TOP SECRET[:o)] The VR6 will be my daily driver, this one will be a BULLETT

    BTW, I still think the subframe is the better of the 2 ways, all said and done[] but I guess when its on the road the truth will show it's self (hopefully before Xmas).

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    I know, I know... it the Nuclear Powered Caddy, isn't it. Knew I'd planted an idea somewhere.

    Admin, you have mail.
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    Well,,, you know Concorde goes into retirement tomorrow[?][]

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    You're not...you nut-case. I've seen it on a lorry, but a caddy!
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    Just RWD convert the other and toss in a twin turbo 90deg buick V6. Run some numbers then. 7 second Bunnytruck?
    -Paul
    92 GTI VR6 2.9L
    82 BunnyTruck VR6? Nah.
    dubsquad:eastside

  8. #48

    MK3 Servo, Clutch M/C & Pedal Box !!!

    Started fitting the MK3 pedalbox, Column, Servo (re-located to drivers side), the bulkhead & flitch panel needed re-working to accomodate the servo and clutch M/C, also this allowed me to fit up the pedal box, so it is now all bolted to the bulkhead, the column just pushes into the pedal box and bolts to the steel crossmember for the dash, although the steering UJ will need a small ammount taken off its lenth, this should be easy as it is slotted.

    I have got pics, but my server appears to be down

  9. #49
    Turned my attention to the servo, clutch M/C etc. etc.

    I have started a new topic for this

    http://www.vwcaddyforum.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=591

  10. #50
    Here we go





    This is what it was like before
    Last edited by Al; 27-09-2018 at 10:33 PM.

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    What do you do for a living, Al, or have you married a rich bird?
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    I like your toolbox contents laid on the ground! Look just like mine!

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    always nice to see the mini-sledge at the ready. Looked like that caddy was in for some anger release!
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  14. #54
    quote:What do you do for a living, Al, or have you married a rich bird?
    I WISH[][] If you know of one let me know

    Im actually unemployed at the mo (my choice), I gave up my job to have time to start this and another forum, its surprising what you can do with little money if you do all the labour yourself
    Last edited by Al; 25-01-2016 at 12:29 AM.

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    In car shot of how the pedal box and steering rack work would be helpful too
    -Paul
    92 GTI VR6 2.9L
    82 BunnyTruck VR6? Nah.
    dubsquad:eastside

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    Congrats on the work you've done, it's just awesome! I had once considered a 1.8T swap with a VR6 subframe, but I wondered whether it would cause too much camber (I mean negative camber, not sure it's the right phrase!) because of the widened track.
    "There's many a man hath more dough than wit".

  17. #57
    Thanks Frenchguy

    "Positive Camber" is the word your looking for This can be "dialled" in to the correct spec, the strut turrets are only 15mm further apart on a VR6 Corrado compared to the Caddy so there's not much work to do in that dept, also i think i will be fitting non "plus" TCA's etc. so this will reduce that problem further

  18. #58
    Caddyboy, the whole pickup is a toolbox at the moment[]

    Dave, that club hammer has been very useful[]

    need a VR6, be patient, I removed all of the assy before i took pics of the pedal box as I needed to carry out some welding (fast becoming my favorite pastime LOL) It will all be back in soon, a rest assured there WILL be pics[]

    OH, and BTW guys, I fitted the ABS pump today[][^][][^][]


  19. #59
    OK I managed to snap some pics

    This one is of the MK3 pedal box mounted to the Caddy bulkhead/firewall, to the right hand side you can see where I modified (lowered) the mount which bolts to the MK3 dash steel crossmember.


    This again is the pedal box attached to the crossmember


    From another angle showing the column etc.


    And the mounted ABS pump
    Last edited by Al; 27-09-2018 at 10:35 PM.

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    You rule.
    -Paul
    92 GTI VR6 2.9L
    82 BunnyTruck VR6? Nah.
    dubsquad:eastside

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