here i am sitting in the shop looking at said dasher, and as i ponder this project i can't help but notice the 12V VR6 that i just picked up that doesn't currently have a home. after doing some measurements, the VR6 will indeed fit into the dasher's engine bay. but then i ponder the question of just how the hell i'd make it work since the dasher's engine layout is longitudinal.
then i find this:
and even this:
so the question is now, should i? part of me really wants a low-n-slow diesel that gets friggen amazing gas mileage.
the other part of me thinks it would really be funny if you got passed in this ugly thing with the unexpected sound of a burble of a VR6 coming out the back.
perhaps drive it for a season with the diesel and decide where to go from there?
what should i do?!
Last edited by 1FastB5; 03-19-2012 at 07:28 PM.
little bit of an upgrade for the dasher.
oh yes, hot isn't it?
finally got around to ordering the new timing belt and a few other small bits so i can start playing with it some more and hopefully be able to take it off life support.
for the time being as you can see, its mostly being used as a locker and table for my car cleaning products and other tools.
I just found the centercaps for the wheels, if you're going to use them for a while I can try to get them to you. I don't have the clips that hold them on, however.
Go Green with Diesel.
i like those steelies, unique look
today i installed a new timing belt, tensioner and a few other small odds and ends.
so now its back in time, new glow plugs, freshly lubricated injection pump, cleaned injectors and more. i was happy to find that while timing the engine it turns really smoothly and at least the top end of the engine, still looked really clean and in pretty good shape for this cars age.
tired to fire it up, and she wants to go, but the weak battery won't. so its on the charger over night, we're going to bleed the injectors again and it SHOULD fire up, i can hear a lot of life ready to come back out of that engine.
so hopefully with a little bit of effort tomorrow, she just might roll out of the shop under her own power
in a vintage class bursting at the seams with MK1s golfs and 'roccos, i'm kinda excited to bring this odd ball to the scene. provided we can get it up to speed, we may play with the idea of a turbo, because i'm sure this thing is going to be slow as balls.
hopefully it can make a few show appearances this year in all of its patina glory and soot.
so being bored tonight i've been looking at WAY too much dasher stuff. through the volkswagen classic parts center, i have found out that VW still offers brand new parts for this thing -- big ticket items too that i would never imagine.
complete body panels like side quaters, doors, spoilers, suspension, etc., all kinds of items are still offered!! and they're cheap!!
complete rear quarter? only 99 euros?!?!
and new dashboards?!?!?!
TAKE MY MONEY VW!!