V8 Mk1 Golf

  • V8 Mk1 Golf

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    NEED TO KNOW

    ENGINE: 3.5-litre Rover V8, lightened & balanced rods, knife-edged crank, skirted, lightened & balanced pistons, lowered deck heights, ARP rod & main studs, Comp Cams drag cam, shimmed rocker arms, flowed Stage 3 heads, Offenhauser inlet manifold, Edelbrock 500 carburettor, custom tubular headers, custom side-exit exhausts with Playmini silencers & no balance pipe, Forge Motorsport radiator & catch can, custom engraved rocker covers

    DRIVETRAIN: Rebuilt LT77 manual 5-speed transmission, custom prop shaft, Escort Mk2 RS1600 rear axle, custom half-shafts, custom Mk1 hubs mated to BMW E36 M3 Evo hubs, 3.9 final drive, skimmed flywheel

    CHASSIS: Full custom chassis & floorpan, custom firewall moved 12-inches back, custom half cage with seat hoop

    SUSPENSION & BRAKES: AVO coilovers with custom spring rates, 4-link rear suspension, custom panhard rod, repositioned steering rack, extended steering column, Rover PAS system, custom shortened suspension arms, Ford Ka track rods & rose-jointed rod ends, original front CV joints with cups machined to suit BWM hubs, TVR Cerbera pedal box, BMW E36 M3 Evo front & rear brakes, line-lock & bias valve

    WHEELS: Custom BBS RS wheels: 16×9-inch (front), 16×10-inch (rear)

    EXTERIOR: Berg Cup-style arches, carbon fibre roof, carbon fibre front & rear bumpers, front lip, repainted in Mazda RX-8 metallic pearl red

    INTERIOR: Air-cooled Beetle dashboard extended to suit, AutoMeter Pro-Comp & Sport-Comp gauges & shift light, Kirkey Racing lightweight seat, Simpson harness, Custom hot rod fuel tank

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