Thanks Whitbread!That girdle kit looks good . Make sure the 4 smaller main cap washers go on #1 and #5 main caps. I presume the spacers under the girdle were machined to give .001-.002" clearance between plate and block?
Give me a holler if you ever have any tdi questions :beer:.
I can't remember the exact price but I think it was around $1300 when exchange rates were good.how much was the euro tdi box your using to swap gears from into the TT gear box? ive been wanting to do this swap for a long time but never found gears in the price range id be willing to pay.
I now have 2 Corrado's. My brother bought a 93 slc that needed some love and he just let it sit for a couple months in our parents drive. Needless to say my old man called and said he wants it gone. So I picked it up and put a new clutch slave and master in it and am now working on changing out the motor mounts to stage.5 from black forrest industries and upgrading the control arm bushings to poly. Hopefully I can sell it quick to finance more parts for this caddy.I think Nothing Leaves Stock in PA makes motor mounts for this swap. Have you checked out TDIclub at all? A couple people have done compound turbo's on ALH's. Most go with a 17/22 but quite a few have stepped up to the 22/60 turbos. Looks like you're headed in the right direction with Rosten rods and a girdle. What pistons did you go with? Any plans on coating them and/or dropping the compression ratio? Sticking with 1.9L or are you bumping up to 2.0? What are your plans for the head/cam? What's the plan for fuel delivery? Haldex will be sweet!!
Corrado's aren't temporary distractions. They'll literally rob you blind. Ask me how I know. Good luck on the build! My Dad has a caddy and I've thought for a while that it would be cool to make it a TDI.