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Author: Subject: 1990's built Mk1 golf gti based midi
poloace

posted on 6/5/09 at 02:05 PM Reply With Quote
1990's built Mk1 golf gti based midi

I just bought a mid engine kit car part designed and built by Chris Hollier (who built alot of mini based kit cars called "mosquito" mine was registered as a wentworth mosquito.

I want to do quite a few changes for the future but I got it on the road as it is in under a week from being sat since 2005. Its good fun.

I need to make a new petrol tank, and add some brak bias valve as the fronts lock up far to easy with not much weight up front.

Needs the body smartening up with some GRP nose cone and side panels.

But its great fun!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ2ML4Okxd8

[Edited on 6/5/09 by poloace]

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tegwin

posted on 6/5/09 at 02:07 PM Reply With Quote
Pictures please!!





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Omni

posted on 6/5/09 at 02:43 PM Reply With Quote
Defo pics please the youtube link does not work

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damajin

posted on 6/5/09 at 02:45 PM Reply With Quote
YouTube Linky

Cheers
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Looks more rear engine than mid engine to me, but that's just being picky

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poloace

posted on 6/5/09 at 02:48 PM Reply With Quote
engine is in front of the rear axle so mid engined, beetle or a porsche 911 is rear engined.
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poloace

posted on 6/5/09 at 02:53 PM Reply With Quote
The designer of it built quite a few of these buggies based on a mini, and you can see alot of shared design cues with my car.

http://www.minimarcos.org.uk/altpics/mosq.html

That is based on a mini, mine is much bigger as it is based on a Golf mK1

[Edited on 6/5/09 by poloace]

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nick205

posted on 6/5/09 at 03:13 PM Reply With Quote
I think that's quite smart looking






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posted on 7/5/09 at 02:01 PM Reply With Quote
awww go'on, just a little pic please!

No Youtube in China :-(





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wax-it

posted on 27/6/09 at 10:20 PM Reply With Quote
different lol

i have spoken to chris hollier about this car.

its on my list to own

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poloace

posted on 2/7/09 at 03:16 PM Reply With Quote
Well I have nearly done 1000 miles in it mainly on country lanes. I have been quite pleased with the handling. Quite a few people have asked is it beetle based! I suppose because from some angles it looks a bit like a sand rail/ UVA maybe?
I have had to rebuild a few things. The exhaust broke so I rebuilt it with 2 silencers longer downpipes and flexible joints. I reduced the noise now so I won't wake the village and have increased power aswell :-)

Replaced the old motorbike sealed beams with some H4 bulbs and redone the wiring for the front of the car.

Added some ducting to direct the frontal air though the radiator to help keep its running temperature down a bit more ( have suffered one boil up arfter some spirited driving)

The driver seat is now working loose so thats on teh urgent list to add some steel to the seat mounitings.

Does anyone know any good suppliers for parts to make your own wet wheather gear?

Future plans will probably se it sporting a 1.8 or 2.0l 16v golf engine with a hydraulic passat gearbox basically will all easily fit as it a common conversion for MK1 golfs so hopefully will hav it running a 5spd box and an extra 40-50bhp which it could do with as it feels fast with it 1.6 8v (110bhp) but could easily handle alot more power.








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FEZ1025

posted on 2/7/09 at 05:02 PM Reply With Quote
So you were the one who managed to get the previous owner to pull it off ebay, I was bidding on that

Anyway good luck with it, wouldn't mind seeing it in the flesh one day if yuo ever come to a show look out for the Muddybuggies.com flags.

Alan...

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poloace

posted on 9/7/14 at 12:53 PM Reply With Quote
I go this back on the road earlier this year arfter adding an electric booster pump for the coolant which I would recommend to all midi builds to help boost the original coolant pump, only for the engine to die on me due to the worn out K JEt injection system, so it is having a bit of an upgrade.

So now I am fitting it with a 2.0L 16v ABF Golf Gti engine, this mounts in with different engine mounts as a direct swap for the old Mk1 golf engine I had to re design the gear linkage to a cable change system that required some serious trail and error to get working, but now have a much better shift than ever before. I have had to rebuild the firewall to make room for the new engine.

For more reliability it will be running on megasquirt ECU. hopefully it will be back on the road for the end of the UK summer!

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maccmike

posted on 9/7/14 at 01:15 PM Reply With Quote
That is pretty - ugly
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FEZ1025

posted on 9/7/14 at 01:56 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by maccmike
That is pretty - ugly


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but then as mine looks like




Maybe I'm biased.

Alan...

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poloace

posted on 15/5/15 at 11:45 AM Reply With Quote
It's back on the road :-) now running with a 16v GT i engine and megasquirt! I will post some pictures up, yes it is a bit ugly the front end grill needs improving but that can always be improved when I get time.
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Alan B

posted on 17/5/15 at 12:19 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by FEZ1025
quote:
Originally posted by maccmike
That is pretty - ugly


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but then as mine looks like




Maybe I'm biased.

Alan...


I agree, that one does look pretty nice IMO

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