Author Topic: My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up  (Read 10800 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

ianacole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,622
    • http://www.rmsolo.org
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« on: November 01, 2005, 03:06:05 PM »
Okay, the plan is beginning to come together, so I figured I'd fill everyone in on what's going on  :lol:

For the past few years, Grassroots Motorsports has hosted a car building challenge.  The year signifies the amount of money you are allowed to spend to purchase and build a competitive car.  This year I have a $2006 budget to work with.  Information can be found HERE!

So, yesterday I finalized the deal to pick up this:




And in it's current state:


I may or may not use the wing as a joke on the top of the car because I will have my ass handed to me during the competition, but it should be fun nonetheless.  If I don't use it, it won't count towards the budget and perhaps we can offer $5 a whack on it at DATR!

So, I will need LOTS of help from everyone that is willing.  List of things that I need right off the bat:

1. Motor and Tranny...I would love to get my hands on something F/I to maximize the horsepower (a 1.8t would be awesome, but I think that would blow my budget).
2.  Hood and left fender...color doesn't matter...I'm think flat black or OD green anyways.
3.  Interior...gauges (doesn't need to be the stock cluster, I'll mount in a steel plate and run whatever gauges), at least one seat (I'd prefer a racing seat of sorts), and a harness (or belts).  I'd also love to find a cage, or the steel and a bender and tubing cutter to make my own (I have the welder).
4.Steering...not sure what's currently there, may be everything, nothing, or somewhere in between.
5.  Wheels and tires...one set of wheels with tires that can function as race rubber also (only needs a couple of events remaining), or two sets, one for street, one for race.
6.  Lights...I don't think any of the lights are there.
7.  RMCB5 stickers...

Then, I just could use all sorts of mechanical help.  As most everyone knows, the mechanical aspect is not foreign to me, but it always helps to have extra hands.

I have until October 2006 to complete the project.  The competition will be in Gainesville, FL, most likely the last weekend of October.

If anyone has any of the parts listed above available, or any suggestions, please let me know.  I do have to buy everything; if I receive something for free, I have to assume fair market value for the part.  But cheap is the operative word for aquisition, and really cheap is good.

Wish me luck  :lol:
"The corruption of man is followed by corruption of language." -Emerson

Think you're fast? http://www.rmsolo.org

For the road racer in all of us: http://www.nasarockymountain.com

jayryan

  • Supercar
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,211
    • JayFriesen.com
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2005, 03:26:27 PM »
Awesome. I'll help with what I can which is pretty much nothing right now. Doesn't Randy have a set of free race rubbers still??
I do have a busted MBC and a set of four 252cc injectors I can sell ya. :wink:
'03 A4 1.8TQM
'68 MG C
'06 4Runner

Rocky Mountain Club B5

My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2005, 03:26:27 PM »

92UrS4

  • Administrator
  • Supercar
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,934
    • Rocky Mountain Club B5
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2005, 03:47:44 PM »
hahahha...Ian I was looking at that car too!

I'd love to help out however I can. I was actually looking and MKI's as a potential for an RMCB5 project to build an auto-x car. :)

Get in touch with Scot (eurowner) on Vortex, I think he has a bunch of MKI parts, also, greggearhead in the springs, he always seems to have a bunch of parts.

aowhaus

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,889
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2005, 03:58:02 PM »
I have some OEM parts from my Passat which I would like to get rid of (such as wipers, upper and lower grills, etc.).
2008 Mercedes Benz C300 4matic Sport
2004 Aprilia Mojito Custom 50

TurboDub

  • Modded
  • ***
  • Posts: 725
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2005, 04:17:46 PM »
Wouldn't temporarily swapping drivetrains between this and your GTI technically be "free"  :twisted:

How much does that thing weigh anyway???  8O
09 DSG GTI
05 Subaru Legacy GT

Eric18T

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,668
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2005, 04:52:34 PM »
Quote from: "TurboDub"
Wouldn't temporarily swapping drivetrains between this and your GTI technically be "free"  :twisted:
 8O


that was what i was thinking..

ianacole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,622
    • http://www.rmsolo.org
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2005, 06:14:59 PM »
While I would love to supplant the engine from my daily driver, Megan would throw a fit :lol: Also, I would have to declare fair market value, which would kill my budget.

I'm going to post something similar to this in the RM section of the Vortex and see what kind of responses I get.

As the project progresses I'll post.

Does anyone have a MKI wheel and tire I can borrow this weekend?  I will need it to get the car home.
"The corruption of man is followed by corruption of language." -Emerson

Think you're fast? http://www.rmsolo.org

For the road racer in all of us: http://www.nasarockymountain.com

SivNiz

  • Stock
  • *
  • Posts: 53
    • http://
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2005, 07:47:44 PM »
If you need any help with roll cage let me know.  I have been contemplating designing one for the B5, this could be a good warm-up project.

ianacole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,622
    • http://www.rmsolo.org
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2005, 09:55:11 PM »
Quote from: "SivNiz"
If you need any help with roll cage let me know.  I have been contemplating designing one for the B5, this could be a good warm-up project.


Thanks!  When I get to that point I'll drop you a line.  Do you have a bender or  the cutter that will round ends?
"The corruption of man is followed by corruption of language." -Emerson

Think you're fast? http://www.rmsolo.org

For the road racer in all of us: http://www.nasarockymountain.com

Cole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,035
    • http://rockcrawler.com
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2005, 10:29:10 PM »
PullNSave :wink: ....also you may want to contact several towing companies. Sometimes they have cars just lying around that were towed. By law they can't sell them for more than $300 to cover the tow bill. So you might find a 1.8T that way :wink:

Cole Ford
Financial Advisor

Cole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,035
    • http://rockcrawler.com
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2005, 10:57:12 PM »

Cole Ford
Financial Advisor

ianacole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,622
    • http://www.rmsolo.org
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2005, 11:08:42 PM »
Quote from: "Cole"
Cheap running Porsche


Thanks for the info on the towing bill...interesting.  Any thoughts on stuffing a 944 motor into a '77 rabit?  Brakes and wheels would be a nice addition.
"The corruption of man is followed by corruption of language." -Emerson

Think you're fast? http://www.rmsolo.org

For the road racer in all of us: http://www.nasarockymountain.com

scott

  • Lightly Modded
  • **
  • Posts: 499
    • http://www.edition719.com
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2005, 11:24:06 PM »
Quote from: "Cole"
PullNSave :wink: ....also you may want to contact several towing companies. Sometimes they have cars just lying around that were towed. By law they can't sell them for more than $300 to cover the tow bill. So you might find a 1.8T that way :wink:


This is not exactly true, the towing company by me gets around it by storing them for the amount of time it takes to apply for an abandoned vehicle title and once they apply for an dget that title they are then free to sell it at market value.

Cole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,035
    • http://rockcrawler.com
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2005, 11:51:36 PM »
I would watch out for a towing company selling at market value. My understanding is that the law is there to prevent towing companies from just towing cars to sell. This would also cover charging high storage bills etc to prevent the owners from finding and recovering them.  I have not read the actuall law in many years (so it may have changed) but they may be using their own interpretation of that law otherwise.

Cole Ford
Financial Advisor

PasSoup

  • Lightly Modded
  • **
  • Posts: 379
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2005, 01:23:29 AM »
oooh, oooh, I have an idea.  You could take the porsche motor and mount it behind the front seats, and BAM you have a mid engine Rabbit.  That would be freakin sweet.  :D
Jonathon

1999 Passat 30V V6
2005 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L V6

ianacole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,622
    • http://www.rmsolo.org
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2005, 01:52:48 AM »
Quote from: "PasSoup"
oooh, oooh, I have an idea.  You could take the porsche motor and mount it behind the front seats, and BAM you have a mid engine Rabbit.  That would be freakin sweet.  :D


That has actually crossed my mind...rear wheel drive and all...
"The corruption of man is followed by corruption of language." -Emerson

Think you're fast? http://www.rmsolo.org

For the road racer in all of us: http://www.nasarockymountain.com

jayryan

  • Supercar
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,211
    • JayFriesen.com
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2005, 12:53:54 PM »
Quote from: "ianacole"
Quote from: "PasSoup"
oooh, oooh, I have an idea.  You could take the porsche motor and mount it behind the front seats, and BAM you have a mid engine Rabbit.  That would be freakin sweet.  :D


That has actually crossed my mind...rear wheel drive and all...


OMG. I want in.  :twisted:  :lol: I don't have a camera, but I'd start taping the work if you do something like this. Then we could work up a documentary in the vein of Monster Garage...
'03 A4 1.8TQM
'68 MG C
'06 4Runner

ianacole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,622
    • http://www.rmsolo.org
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2005, 01:02:52 PM »
Quote from: "jayryan"
OMG. I want in.  :twisted:  :lol: I don't have a camera, but I'd start taping the work if you do something like this. Then we could work up a documentary in the vein of Monster Garage...


Well, I do plan on taking an ugly amount of pictures, but I hadn't planned on video (I don't have a really nice video camera, but you can use it if you'd like).  But you are more than welcome to do a videography if you want.
"The corruption of man is followed by corruption of language." -Emerson

Think you're fast? http://www.rmsolo.org

For the road racer in all of us: http://www.nasarockymountain.com

SivNiz

  • Stock
  • *
  • Posts: 53
    • http://
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2005, 01:09:38 PM »
Quote from: "ianacole"
Thanks!  When I get to that point I'll drop you a line.  Do you have a bender or  the cutter that will round ends?


I don't but I will ask around.  I could probably get my hands on them.

PasSoup

  • Lightly Modded
  • **
  • Posts: 379
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2005, 01:21:55 PM »
Quote from: "ianacole"

Well, I do plan on taking an ugly amount of pictures, but I hadn't planned on video (I don't have a really nice video camera, but you can use it if you'd like).  But you are more than welcome to do a videography if you want.


Yeah your wife could be the Hostess for the show.  HeHe  :lol:
Jonathon

1999 Passat 30V V6
2005 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L V6

Cole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,035
    • http://rockcrawler.com
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2005, 03:20:58 PM »
Click here to go to Klode.com Do a search using just the manufacture "volk" and you will see that they have 162ish matches.

These are all wrecked "insurance totaled" vehicles that are auctioned off. If you can find a 1.8T VW that is absolutly destroyed with a good motor you might be able to get it for a very small bid. Then you can have your motor.

(there was an RS6 there a while back :wink: )

Cole Ford
Financial Advisor

ianacole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,622
    • http://www.rmsolo.org
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2005, 03:25:43 PM »
Quote from: "Cole"
(there was an RS6 there a while back :wink: )


That would be sick  :twisted:
"The corruption of man is followed by corruption of language." -Emerson

Think you're fast? http://www.rmsolo.org

For the road racer in all of us: http://www.nasarockymountain.com

ianacole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,622
    • http://www.rmsolo.org
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2005, 03:35:48 PM »
Quote from: "Cole"
Click here to go to Klode.com Do a search using just the manufacture "volk" and you will see that they have 162ish matches.

These are all wrecked "insurance totaled" vehicles that are auctioned off. If you can find a 1.8T VW that is absolutly destroyed with a good motor you might be able to get it for a very small bid. Then you can have your motor.


Thanks for link, Cole.  Just got off the phone with them...having to buy a whole car may be a bit out of the budget, but I could sell off the remaining parts...they did have an R32...
"The corruption of man is followed by corruption of language." -Emerson

Think you're fast? http://www.rmsolo.org

For the road racer in all of us: http://www.nasarockymountain.com

SivNiz

  • Stock
  • *
  • Posts: 53
    • http://
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2005, 04:03:31 PM »

ianacole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,622
    • http://www.rmsolo.org
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2005, 04:06:53 PM »
Quote from: "SivNiz"
http://denver.craigslist.org/car/108216515.html

1.8 GTI


Awesome!  Thanks...I'm going to give him a call this evening.

I'm finding I have a lot of options.
"The corruption of man is followed by corruption of language." -Emerson

Think you're fast? http://www.rmsolo.org

For the road racer in all of us: http://www.nasarockymountain.com

ianacole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,622
    • http://www.rmsolo.org
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2005, 03:32:42 PM »
I think I've made my engine/driveline choice:

http://denver.craigslist.org/pts/106727933.html

 :twisted:
"The corruption of man is followed by corruption of language." -Emerson

Think you're fast? http://www.rmsolo.org

For the road racer in all of us: http://www.nasarockymountain.com

s4josh

  • Modded
  • ***
  • Posts: 619
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2005, 03:51:27 PM »
That would be an awesome setup in such a small car!  plus the Vortec 4.3L V6 is a solid motor that has been well tested and cheap to get parts for.  You will need to get a manual shift body for the auto trans, but they are less then $100 I believe and sometype of quick shifter setup.
Josh Ver 2.0

2011 VW Jetta 2.5 SE DSG
2009 VW Jetta TDI 6sp man
2006 VW MkV GTI DSG w/LC
2005 VW Passat Wagon TDI-PD
2003 VW Jetta TDI-PD
2001 Audi B5.5 S4 6sp man

ianacole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,622
    • http://www.rmsolo.org
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2005, 04:04:14 PM »
Manual shift body-I'm not sure what that is?  I was thinking of just getting a cable shifter and mounting a tunnel shifter somewhere.  But, yeah, for performance I think the tranny is going to be the weakest link.  I don't know much about this engine combo, but I assume there are some quick shift kits available.
"The corruption of man is followed by corruption of language." -Emerson

Think you're fast? http://www.rmsolo.org

For the road racer in all of us: http://www.nasarockymountain.com

Cole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,035
    • http://rockcrawler.com
My GRM 2006 Challenge build-up
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2005, 04:14:48 PM »
Hmmm....now you need a rear axle and room for it to fit....then suspension to work with th axle etc.....I would almost just toss a GTI motor back in it and concentrate on making the car lite, fast and handle.

Cole Ford
Financial Advisor

ianacole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,622
    • http://www.rmsolo.org
The donor...
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2005, 07:05:54 PM »
Well, the donor made it home.  Some already know the plan, but those who don't, here are the photos of the soon to be transplanted motor and donor...

What's this?




Well, that's just super...



CHARGED!!



That's going to fit where?



And the soon to be engineless, front endless, car...



It's a '92 Bonneville SSE, 3800 SC V6 FWD.  Should make a nice addition to the rear of the rabbit  :twisted:
"The corruption of man is followed by corruption of language." -Emerson

Think you're fast? http://www.rmsolo.org

For the road racer in all of us: http://www.nasarockymountain.com