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Re: VW Golf 2 GTI Tuned 1/8 Build

Post by FraH2o » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:31 am

[KRAFTIG] wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:31 am
Are you keeping the fan blades Red?
In the fisrt attempt of my building I've painted it in red, in the future i decied if paint in black or ivory.

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Re: VW Golf 2 GTI Tuned 1/8 Build

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:52 am

FraH2o wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:31 am
[KRAFTIG] wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:31 am
Are you keeping the fan blades Red?
In the fisrt attempt of my building I've painted it in red, in the future i decied if paint in black or ivory.
Good call :)

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Re: VW Golf 2 GTI Tuned 1/8 Build

Post by FraH2o » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:09 am

Before to paint chassis in blue, i tried to selfmade and replicate with iron wire the brake lines.
Now that I find the correct shape of brake lines, i come back to work on master brake cylinder to add some joint and a better finish look.

Suddendly the 3 paint coat of blue to chassis and engine bay. I choose this color because is too similar to "Blau color concept golf MK3" and because i like it very much.


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Re: VW Golf 2 GTI Tuned 1/8 Build

Post by FraH2o » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:55 pm

I continued the work on engine.

After adding the 3 missing exhaust ducts, i painted the manifold in alu and 2 final smoke coats.
To give some burn look i used tamiya powder wheatering.
I also wrapped the warm air filter duct with aluminium foil.

I started the modded work on radiator fairing. With modified lego brick i selfmade a new cold air extractor.
I also add weld lines, new joint hose and metal mesh.

I little detailed the cranck, waterpump and alternator pulley. With insulating tape i self made the belt.

Finally i holed and insert some pins for the new hose connection for MAF sensor.

Finally a pre test fitting un engine bay.

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Re: VW Golf 2 GTI Tuned 1/8 Build

Post by StratosWRC » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:53 pm

Nice work so far

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Re: VW Golf 2 GTI Tuned 1/8 Build

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:03 pm

StratosWRC wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:53 pm
Nice work so far
Agreed! :okay:

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Re: VW Golf 2 GTI Tuned 1/8 Build

Post by FraH2o » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:16 am

[KRAFTIG] wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:03 pm
StratosWRC wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:53 pm
Nice work so far
Agreed! :okay:

Thanks mates! :okay:

Some few progress but a big solving problem with engine (the extra add coolant hose to heater core)

In the kit was present only one hose that have a particular shape. This hose creates some impeding (specially to extra brake lines added previous)

So i decided to remade the new hoses using a sprue.

To maintain the hose in position, i made a hole and i insert a pin in each hose (after a little moulding job)

I dry fitted the hose and i checked the clearance on firewall for extra add of brake lines.

It’s seems fits good, next step painting and adding silicone hose joint.

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Re: VW Golf 2 GTI Tuned 1/8 Build

Post by FraH2o » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:00 am

I finally fitted engine inside bay.

Before fitting engine i finished job on master cylinder brake. I add som nut to ricreate the nut joint for brake lines

I used some stripes of insulating tape to create fixing grommet for brake lines mounted on firewall.

With styrene i selfmade the exhaust heat shield and finally i taped it with alu tapes.

I also selfmade the bracket for vapor oil canister, and i also added 2 nuts.

I used tamiya braided hose for 2 fuel lines, and i holed the firewall to insert the first part of engine wiring.

Finally i fixxed the engine and i connected the vapor oil canister to vent joint on rocker cover.

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Re: VW Golf 2 GTI Tuned 1/8 Build

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:32 am

It's coming along nicely.

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Re: VW Golf 2 GTI Tuned 1/8 Build

Post by Yeow Yi Fan » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:18 am

:okay: Engine looks good so far!

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Re: VW Golf 2 GTI Tuned 1/8 Build

Post by StratosWRC » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:39 am

yeah solid looking engine

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Re: VW Golf 2 GTI Tuned 1/8 Build

Post by FraH2o » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:07 am

Before continuing with engine, i made with insulating tape the inside mudguard. If was a oem ride eight i could use a 0.25 mm styrene sheet. But if I used it, my chassis would be raised....and this is not good.

I fitted the selfmade hoses for heater core.

Remembering the Delta HF WRC water canister, I decided to reproduce it also in my GTI.
I started my work using a AUTOart dummy batteries.
After some work, I obtained the wanted shape. I holed the tank for future connection and future bracket on engine struct.

Finally i coated it with bare metal foil and i added hoses using a tube with same color of G12 liquid.

I repainted the fan with gray haze, and i add some detail to radiator fairing (some alu tape on top face of radiator, some alu tape on fan motor and connection for hose to canister and temp sensor)

I also fitted the selfmade clutch cable.

To maintain a little bit clean engine bay, I decided to build a partially hidden engine wiring (all the invisible wiring run inside the chassis)

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Re: VW Golf 2 GTI Tuned 1/8 Build

Post by FraH2o » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:18 am

Yesterday i quite finished engine coolant system. Just only the final hose from canister to radiator.

I also create another partially hidden engine wiring (it runs nearly the struct and hides inside the left chassis spar)
I cabled the rear light switch, the speedo cable and the oli temp sendor for gearbox and differential (this last is my add and not present on real GTI)

Then i worked for fitting the hose from canister to radiator: With insulating tape i selfmade grommet to fix hose on side left structs. This hose will be partially hidden from extra oil cooler and battery (battery will be lifted to permit the run of other wiring)

Finally i made new bracket for extra oil cooler (i used the present hole inside the engine bay)

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Re: VW Golf 2 GTI Tuned 1/8 Build

Post by StratosWRC » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:02 am

One day I'm gonna sit down and thoroughly look through this

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Re: VW Golf 2 GTI Tuned 1/8 Build

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:52 am

I'm just going to put this out there. To me, there are far too many colours happening in the engine bay right now. If it were me I would lean on less is more.

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