Phase 2: Rear Engine Installation 
This engine won't have an alternator or a powersteering pump.
This engine won't have an alternator or a powersteering pump.
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In the meantime, some other bits have been purchased and fitted - some more SKF top mount bearings and BakerBM.com bushes, 205 GTI and 309 GTI ARB bushes.
In the meantime, some other bits have been purchased and fitted - some more SKF top mount bearings and BakerBM.com bushes, 205 GTI and 309 GTI ARB bushes.
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And here's our custom 215mm 4-paddle sintermetal clutch plate with solid center. The front engine already has one, which we now got serviced with new paddles too.
And here's our custom 215mm 4-paddle sintermetal clutch plate with solid center. The front engine already has one, which we now got serviced with new paddles too.
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It was time to make the dummy (rigid) "steering" rack...
It was time to make the dummy (rigid) "steering" rack...
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...in order to get rid of 4 wheel steering :-D.
...in order to get rid of 4 wheel steering :-D.
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Nice arty shot :-).
Nice arty shot :-).
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Finished product.
Finished product.
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However, we didn't take into account a few things, such as the rear gearbox linkage that will go on later...
However, we didn't take into account a few things, such as the rear gearbox linkage that will go on later...
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...so the rack had to be modified.
...so the rack had to be modified.
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Another arty farty shot :o).
Another arty farty shot :o).
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More welding action.
More welding action.
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Nice sparkworks :o).
Nice sparkworks :o).
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And yet another arty shot ;-).
And yet another arty shot ;-).
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The rack was a much better fit now, but then we came up with an even better idea, so it had to come out to be modified again.
The rack was a much better fit now, but then we came up with an even better idea, so it had to come out to be modified again.
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With the front gearbox, driveshaft (and everything else) on...
With the front gearbox, driveshaft (and everything else) on...
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...it was time to get that rear engine (and gearbox) in at last!
...it was time to get that rear engine (and gearbox) in at last!
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