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    A little bit of history made today! Say hello to the worlds first 2gr mounted in a Mk1...



    This took some pretty major mods to the engine bay to achieve, and will only sit in this position to clear everything. I had to modify the rear crossmember as well as the front firewall, but it's all in and hanging on its new chassis mounts. Nothing is detailed, it doesn't even have a flywheel installed, this is just a dry hanging to get the engine mounts done, it all has to come back out again. The rear firewall will be reconstructed with a nice access panel for maintenance.









    Sump clearance is good.... but at a cost of engine lid mods.





    It will obviously need a WS TD lid as will any 2gr mk1, it's got to sit at this height to keep driveshafts happy and sump clearance.

    So by far the biggest hurdle overcome, a hanging 2gr in a mk1.

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    Nice that bay looks pretty full now!

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    You're not kidding gary! It's mighty tight in there, but should look awesome when it's all detailed and boxed in. This thing is going to be insane.

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    Fark me!

    Awesome Paul, awesome. I need to wire some funds for the other bits and pieces mate.

    This is looking like being the absolute pooches pouch

    Makes all the long working hours worth it.

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    it looks glorious sitting in there.

    is it possible to get a better shot of the right side from the top to see how the supercharger drive assembly would fit in there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gouky View Post
    it looks glorious sitting in there.
    :amen:I've got to agree, there must be a temptation to leave a big hole in the rear firewall so you can show off those headers.

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    Holy mother of god thats big.

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    That's a tight fit :) But making good progress there Paul, you will have finished all the 2GR swaps before I finish mine ;) How big is the Mk1 engine bay compared to the Mk3?

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    The "G-PIPE" (tm) headers are a drool fest that's for sure - props to Gouky Engineering inc. lol

    I can't quite believe it actually fits. I thought the cabin would need a bit of shrinkage. So long as minor service items are quasi accessible and I can fit behind the wheel, it doesn't matter :)

    I'm not sure if the S/C will fit but then we're asking a lot of the car to fit 24 valves, 6 cylinders, 4 cams and 3.5 litres into the same space as a 4A-GE! Woodsport wizardry at work.

    Next thoughts are FD - I'm really tempted to lengthen it before the box goes on TBH. Even if the 6 speed option is available this year, I'm planning on going down to one car in order to dual fund this build and the missus' housing budget. So I'll need a car I can stand to drive on longer trips as well as "recreational trips"

    I think I'd like a 3.625 for when I'm sitting at M-way speeds but I worry that (a) 3.6 is not available over here and the ex-rate is shocking; and (b) 3.6 may sap some of the "shock and awe" from the crucial "through the gears" acceleration. What do we think about 3.933 as a compromise? Still shortish for the engine spec but better than 4.285 and options are limited.

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