The engine is a former touring
car motor of 2L capacity, controlled by a motec m4 computer,
with a carbon airbox, lumpy cams, full cage, race seats and
discs up fornt,
rear discs, and custom 4 into 1 manifold to clear the RHD steering
Message from Alan June 2006:
I am the owner of the 1973 Golf 2002 TII (round tail light) in your gallery.
I can add a few more details if you like to what is currently there. The photos
were taken at the BMW Car Club of Queensland Show N Shine recently. This will
be a little disjointed as I think of various things I did along the way. The
car was built to compete in a race class called Improved Production. I needed
to use the original steering arrangement and use 14" wheels to stay in
the class, which limited the brake size.
I did the swap about 8 years ago, but have found other projects to get busy on
and so have not fully sorted it. The engine was a tired ex 2 Litre Super Tourer
that I bought complete without drysump, headers and computer. I rebuilt it, and
on the engine dyno it made 276Hp at 8200 Rpm. It has a full billet crank, Carrillo
rods and Ross pistons, stainless valves (instead of the tired titanium ones).
It has lightweight valve buckets with a much smaller bucket going over the end
of the valve for adjustment. The standard on bucket shims can be spat out at
high revs with large cams apparently. I am using 2.5 Ohm injectors with an adjustable
fuel pressure regulator set at 70 Psi to help with atomisation.
I have utilised the standard steering box, but have used the universal joints
from the steering column of a series 1 Toyota Tarago (around 1986). This allows
enough room for the 1 3/4" primary 4 into 1 exhaust. The system
is 2 3/4" with two resonators and centre exit, with all pipes HPC coated.
I used BMW 2000 struts as they can take a larger diameter insert, to which is
fitted a Koni Sport top adjustable Porsche insert. The struts have been shortened
with adjustable spring bases, 330 lb springs and I made the adjustable tops.
Front sway bar is adjustable. The rear has adjustable Avos. I used 272mm ventilated
redrilled discs from a 3.0 CS, and 633 Calipers. I have removed the boosters
and put in an adjustable pedal box above my knees.
I fitted Mazda Series 4 RX7 rear calipers to the ventilated rear discs from an
Isuzu Piazza on the rear.
14 x 7 race wheels 195/60/14 Yokohama A048R tyres
15 x 7 road wheels 205/50/15 Toyo RA1
The gearbox is a rebuilt optional 2002 Getrag 235/5 5 Speed
Currently running 4.1 ratio LSD 110 Ftlb breakaway , but also have a 3.9, 3.64,
and 3.45 LSDs.
The cage is a multi point steel cage with 26 Metres of tube used, with Momo seats
and Sabelt 4 point harnesses.
You have an interesting site, thanks for your effort.