Re: Help, trying to get rid of A/C (raylomas26)
There's a bunch of info on this topic, however, I'll give it to you now without having to search. The easiest is way is to hit the junkyard and find any Fox (ac or not) -- you don't have to find a nonac Golf...That's really hard to come by as well, depending on where you live. Unbolt the crank pulleys and keep everything from the Fox. Go back to your car, and take off the crank pulleys. Mix and match both sets of crank pulleys, flip them around, whatever, and you will end up with the correct setup - one from your GTi and one from the Fox. Unfortuantely, I can never remember which one goes where from which car, so I can't give more info than that. Also, you can take off one of the (water pump if I remember correctly) pulleys and save weight/rotational mass. The Fox crank setup is heavy as sh!t, so don't use that silly cast iron piece. I've done this to both of my cars (85 Golf, 92 GTi) with perfect results. You may need to get 2 new belts though - one for the crank to alternator and then the ps, h20 set. I used to have the Gates #'s, but lost em. Sorry.