MK2 Engine

Engine Post-Installation Check List

Having just installed my engine and gearbox into the car chassis, I thought it might be useful to keep track of the various related installations and connections that need to be made before one turns the ignition key and hits the starter button to fire-up the refreshed engine. I will try to journal this check […]


Engine Cooling

Engine Cooling Water circulation is assisted by an impeller type pump mounted on the front cover of the engine, the system being pressurized and thermostatically controlled.   Water Pump and Pulley I replaced the original water pump with a new “upgraded” unit sourced from SNG Barratt. An alloy “V” belt water pump pulley was purchased […]


Engine Mounting

Engine Mounting Rear Engine Stabiliser The rear of the engine is attached to the firewall (dash) of the car via a stabilising link with a rubber bushing and a rear mount on the firewall with a rubber bushing. I cleaned both components and installed new bushings. The rubber mounting for the stabiliser link needed to […]


Engine Rebuild

Clean-up Before Rebuild I had thought about outsourcing the machine block cleaning and machine work and then rebuilding the engine myself, but thought better of it given time limitations and decided to go ahead and give the complete engine to Mike Gassman at Gassman Automotive http://www.gassmanautomotive.com for a soup to nuts rebuild. Mike and his team had […]