205 gti6

205 gti6

Postby OlberJ » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:34 pm

Here's the new daily driver/hoon car. Copied bits across from gtidrivers looking for some info but I'll update this the most.

Had an mi16 years ago and super happy to be back reliving my 20s. :D

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Car is a white d reg 1.9 gti. Already converted to an xu10j a few years ago.
1.9 be1 box
Gti6 engine
Koni shocks all round
Gti6 front brakes
2 x gear linkage kit - Miles
Rear beam far too low
Bent valve ticking it's head off
Dash parts missing
Wheels needing refurbed

It's a phase 1 so grey trim and grey half interior. Have swapped the seats for some phase 2 half black and reds in excellent nick.

Chopped the quadrant and rebushed the pivot bolt so it now shifts properly.

Purchased a full group n engine and box mount kit and that's about it so far.


Have no intentions to put it back to standard, it's never going to be worth a mint and I'd rather have something I love myself than a potential for the next owner. Just came from air cooled Pork that I caught myself in that corner with, feared to modify.

So I'm in the process of upgrading and replacing and would like to know what you lot have been through already.

Engine - chatted to Miles about upgrading internals, headwork etc and will stick with standard just now. Have to sort the bent valve so took the best route (I hope) and purchased a 65k mile xsara vts engine and box. Will rebuild the old head later and decide if I want to do a full build there or just repair and sell it on.

Q - gti6 and vts engines exactly the same? If I swap across all the sensors and retain the modded 205 gti6 loom it should be plug and play? Have no oil pressure or temp and a coolant warning on dash but I know these have to be 205 sensors and adapted etc to work. Think they're gti6 items currently.


Gearbox - 1.9 be1 currently. Drives fine but will swap in the vts box for the better ratios. Have read up on this and know we will have to swap in a 205 diff and the flat selector arm.

Q - If I go for an lsd, assume the 205 ones fit the vts box ok? Which ones come recommended? I see quaife are a bit poop. This will be fine with the 1.9 be1 shafts, aye?

Q - speedo is not working, reconnected at dash end and still gubbed. Will a new standard cable work ok with the vts speedo sender?


Suspension - Konis seem quite stiff but probably just the rear is too low so that's being changed. Can you still get 309 beams? I had kw v1s on my 964, they as good on the 205? Loved them on the 911 and they were quite stiff but really nice rebound. Will have beam set to 1 spline low.

Interior - I'm keeping the gti seats etc but will probably modify the dash that is there and remove the interior trim I don't want, rear interior panels, a piller etc. Either paint or cover with vinyl etc covering the trim holes.


Exterior - have later lights to fit and planning to spray the trim black.


Wheels - got 4 speedlines and an smr so I'll refurb those standard or goodwood.


Sunroof - Has rusty screws and is heavy. Does anyone do a carbon or fibreglass replacement?


So aye, few things to do. Oh aye, all before a big run on the 24th April!


Cheers.
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Re: 205 gti6

Postby Angelus » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:17 pm

Would be good to see the finished product, never had one myself ( I was an XR2 man myself ). Think these are going to be a cherished car in a few years, the way we look on the Renault 5 Turbo just now.
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Re: 205 gti6

Postby amccan10 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:56 pm

Any progress olie?
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Re: 205 gti6

Postby OlberJ » Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:18 pm

Yeah, bit if an article coming on it.

Got it back out last weekend. Everything is good apart from either a knocking exhaust or a bust driveshaft. Hopefully get a quiet day in work to chuck it on the ramp and diagnose.
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Re: 205 gti6

Postby OlberJ » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:48 pm

Will bring up the details in an article on the website soon.

Car needs tax and an MOT by next Sunday so fingers crossed. If all goes well it'll be back on the road for winter and the 928 in hibernation.
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Re: 205 gti6

Postby OlberJ » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:55 pm

Have dyed the bumpers though with great results. Has gone from very faded grey to almost black. Few more coats and it'll be bob on.
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Re: 205 gti6

Postby OlberJ » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:13 pm

Finally got round to fitting the phase2 rear lights. Much nicer imo.

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Re: 205 gti6

Postby Angelus » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:08 pm

? Sorry I can't remember what the old ones were like? Do you have a before as well as the after? :D
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Re: 205 gti6

Postby OlberJ » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:20 pm

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Re: 205 gti6

Postby KB_S1 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:22 am

Yep, a bit cleaner and the change to pointing up and out seems to work better.
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Re: 205 gti6

Postby Craig » Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:52 pm

Looking good Olie, still one of my favourite cars.
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Re: 205 gti6

Postby OlberJ » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:21 pm

Getting back round to working on this again.

Rear beam raised a notch off the bumpstops and general tidying up beginning.


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Re: 205 gti6

Postby Angelus » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:05 am

How does it drive compared to a modern hot hatch? Or is it more retro ride?
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Re: 205 gti6

Postby OlberJ » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:36 pm

It's very retro indeed.

The konis are very stiff and it's got uprated engine mounts so you can imagine how much gets fed back through the chassis.

Got another couple of bushes i might swap to polys.
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Re: 205 gti6

Postby KB_S1 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:26 am

Just realised I have never even sat in a 205 GTi.
Loved my Saxo VTS so imagine it would be similar but a bit more!
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