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    George's Mk1 Caddy Build

    Thought I'd start a thread for my truck whilst it is off the road waiting for the pump to be repaired.
    It all began just over a year ago when I sold my first car to buy a caddy, after some searching and a few long drives I ended up with this...

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    Pretty much standard, 4 owners, 80k on the clock, 1.6D and only a few rust spots.
    Got it Mot'd over the next few weeks after replacing the suspension and flipping the axle

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    It remained like this for a while as I used it to get to and from school, only big change was fitting some banded steels

    After running away twice the engine decided to die so I bought a low milage 1.6GTD from a b3 passat, plan was to use the complete engine/gearbox/pedalbox etc from the passat, however plans change and I ended up using the 5 speed box from the original engine.

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    Once the engine was fitted and running I set about fitting my Us spec early westmoreland grill, after some cutting and welding I ended up with this...

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    And thats about it for the moment, currently fitting a series 1 dashboard, hoarding a load of us spec parts that I'm yet to fit and I've also got an AAZ head and pd intake that I plan on using with the 1.6 when I pull the engine to tidy up the bay. Paint needs attention but that can wait

    Photoshopped pic of what I'm aiming for (kinda)
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    Nice

    South Wales?

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    That looks seriously low !!!

    And it doesn't look like it's been photoshopped ?

    Exhaust looks cool too

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugglesquop View Post
    Nice

    South Wales?
    Yep, pembrokeshire to be exact!

    Quote Originally Posted by InferdRhythm View Post
    That looks seriously low !!!

    And it doesn't look like it's been photoshopped ?

    Exhaust looks cool too
    Thanks!

    If you look closely you can kinda tell its been shopped (hint no fuel cap)

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    Looking nice mate, always like a Westy Front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk1george View Post
    I've also got an AAZ head and pd intake that I plan on using with the 1.6
    NOOOOO!

    Don't believe the internet.

    Franken motors are a heap of shit. Go with a straight 1.9 or 1.6

    Then sell the over hyped PD manifold and put on something that flows properly

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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    NOOOOO!

    Don't believe the internet.

    Franken motors are a heap of shit. Go with a straight 1.9 or 1.6

    Then sell the over hyped PD manifold and put on something that flows properly

    Really? Are Franken motors that bad?

    What manifold would flow better than the gtd one that I'm currently using?

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    yes - I had a mare with mine, countless modifications to try and get it to start properly/cleanly - this is a franken motor first thing in the morning...



    It did get better (not a lot) when I shoved the pumps advance up to a ridiculous 1.3mm lift, which compromised running at normal temps.

    The more I pushed people on the GTD forum who 'claimed' franken motors were 'perfect' to tell me the truth then you find out they are not as perfect as they make out - they all had smoke issues or run block heaters or in most cases had never actually built one, but read about it on the internet and where happy to spread the bullshit.

    You'll find that most of the franken builders are from the US where TD motors can be stupid hard to find and can cost £1000, so they will cobble together what they can out of bits.

    A PD will flow better but it still has unequal bore and length runners with nasty 90 degree bends in it, resulting in mismatched pressures across the cylinders, petrol manifolds are much better, having nice long equal length runners with a nice smooth radius - add in a plenum and you are onto a winner

    This is a 1Y manifold, modified with a plenum chamber



    Whatever you run, make sure you match the ports as they don't exactly match as standard.

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    dont listen to Reg, he's tools are made of flint

    Leave the 1.6td std or just fit a PD and be done with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al View Post
    dont listen to Reg, he's tools are made of flint

    Leave the 1.6td std or just fit a PD and be done with it
    Erm that's pretty what I was advising...

    don't build a franken motor and don't bother fitting the PD manifold, sell it to some mug who reads too much internet.

    i.e leave the GTD - just don't leave it standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    Erm that's pretty what I was advising...

    don't build a franken motor and don't bother fitting the PD manifold, sell it to some mug who reads too much internet.

    i.e leave the GTD - just don't leave it standard.
    Fair enough, what about running an AAZ block/head with GTD ancilleries? Pointless? Just a thought as my GTD block has an N/A head at the moment

    However my main priority is to get the truck back on the road as soon as possible, engine builds can wait.

    In the mean time I've been wiring up my series 1 clocks

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    Haven't decided which cluster to use though
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    Quote Originally Posted by mk1george View Post
    Yep, pembrokeshire to be exact!
    ahh, furthest i come over is Pembrey, nice area.

    like the series 1 clocks

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    No real updates at the moment as Ukmail have lost my diesel pump, and the second hand diesel pump that I bought needs to be repaired, which I've been quoted £350 for a rebuild
    Its been almost a month and the caddy hasn't moved off the driveway.

    Whist I've been trying to sort this all out I've been working on my beetle project.

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    On the lookout for a GTD fuel pump/complete engine or a complete AAZ engine is anyone knows of anything as I need the caddy back on the road by the end of next week for work.

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    Send your Pump to Reg. He'll sort it for you much less I'd imagine.

    He built an AAZ pump for me and added an LDA, worked a treat
    Alan says: Selling the $hit in the garage pays for new toys

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    You have an interesting selection of VWs and VW parts going on!

    a nice modern-ish PD would be cool with all the oldskool bits.

    Where's you source your front end from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DubMonkey View Post
    Send your Pump to Reg. He'll sort it for you much less I'd imagine.

    He built an AAZ pump for me and added an LDA, worked a treat
    Funnily enough the one UKmail lost was meant to go to Reg

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    Unbelievably useless couriers, they managed to leave one note saying they tried to deliver and just can't be bothered to try re- deliver.

    The note is still stuck to my door in the vain hope they will come back.

    Have you managed to get any compo?



    From reading your first post it seems like you have 2 pumps? why not send me the other one (use a different courier) - it'll be way less than £350!


    Nice collection of dubs on your driveway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 13 View Post
    You have an interesting selection of VWs and VW parts going on!

    a nice modern-ish PD would be cool with all the oldskool bits.

    Where's you source your front end from?
    Thanks, the polo is my brothers.

    I got the grill shipped from California and the headlights are from an early hilux, then I just chopped a round headlight front panel to fit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    Unbelievably useless couriers, they managed to leave one note saying they tried to deliver and just can't be bothered to try re- deliver.

    The note is still stuck to my door in the vain hope they will come back.

    Have you managed to get any compo?
    I know, I won't be using them again! No compo yet, the take forever to respond to emails and when I call they just pass on notes to the depo and nothing happens

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