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pulled the 1.8l 8v out of my 84 rabbit last night, it was actually pretty simple. next up we'll be sanding down my engine bay and give it a re-spray. big thanks to my good friend dallas (dallas16v) and my girlfriend (kobidge) for helping me out. i apologize for the dark pics, the lighting was very poor and the digicam didn't like that too much.
here is the old motor

getting the hoist ready

hoist attatched, getting ready to unbolt motor mounts


stupid relay shifter, it didn't want the motor to go.

up and over it goes


thar she sits.


here are some teaser pics...
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Modified by VWGTIRCR at 10:30 AM 1-14-2004
 

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Re: swap progress pics (VWGTIRCR)

the teaser pics say it all! Hmmm. Did I just hear a BOV vent?

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Re: swap progress pics (jonny_breakz)

I have the itch so bad and no $$ to scratch it.

Seeing progress like this kills me, yet I can't help but look!!
Keep em coming. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: swap progress pics (VWGTIRCR)

The pictures turned out better than I thought they would with the lighting.. Even I can't wait until we are done
have to love these projects, now if I could only get my car going
 

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Re: swap progress pics (dallas16v)

ya, i'm surprised they even came out at all to tell you the truth. they look so much different on the camera than they actually do on the computer.
btw dallas, why do you need a new dash?
 

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Re: swap progress pics (kobidge)

I will want to make a dash out of fiber glass. I would like to try it by using an old dash and not take mine out yet..
 

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Re: swap progress pics (vdubspeed)

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the teaser pics say it all! Hmmm. Did I just hear a BOV vent?

Jason

looks great. 2L 16v turbo on digi I eh?? thats exactly what i wanted to do to the rabbit... now its going in a scirocco instead. keep us posted!! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: swap progress pics (itchyG60)

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looks great. 2L 16v turbo on digi I eh?? thats exactly what i wanted to do to the rabbit... now its going in a scirocco instead. keep us posted!! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

I definately will! We might be able to get the engine bay painted today, I was wanting to get the engine in tonight, but I dont know if that will happen. Oh well, at least Im closer now, than I ever was to the swap.
 

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I definately will! We might be able to get the engine bay painted today, I was wanting to get the engine in tonight, but I dont know if that will happen. Oh well, at least Im closer now, than I ever was to the swap.

take it slow. do it right http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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I know, and I will, but I cant wait till its done!
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hopefully he'll have time tonight to post more progress pics. it all depends on how tired we'll be when we're done.
 

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Re: swap progress pics (VWGTIRCR)

here are the latest pics
cleaned up the pistons and cylinders on the 16v

the 16v, waiting for its turn on the hoist

4k tranny getting a bath

painted the engine bay, not a professional job, but definetely looks better than before. with the help from lots of sandpaper and some rust treatment, the area near the battery tray cleaned up nicely.


bling!
 

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Re: swap progress pics (VWGTIRCR)

That downpipe looks a little small for your application

Toilet bowls own
 

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Re: swap progress pics (vdubspeed)

he has a dual downpipe and exhaust manifold out of a 16v scirocco that he'll be using. the stock exhaust will hopefully be coming off today

that toilet bowl design is the stupidest thing i've ever seen... and those c clips... man...
 

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Re: swap progress pics (kobidge)

Now if we only had the new bolts
The engine and tranny should be in once we have the new bolts and the exhaust off. I can't wait and its not my car!!
 

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Re: swap progress pics (purplerabbit)

I am glad they purchsed one instead of me trying to use my old one. It works but the pumps sucks!!!! Sorry, had to say it.. It will let us finish the job at least.
 

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Re: swap progress pics (dallas16v)

Hopefully the new motor will go in Wed. night. We will definately have more pics up!
 
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