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Matts 1981 VRirocco

Matt wanted to be able to jump in his Scirocco and drive it everyday, without worrying about the failing CIS system leaving him on the side of the road.   To overhaul the 1.8 and rebuild the CIS system was a realistic option, however after looking at the cost of the rebuild he realized he was well on his way to a later model motor swap.  Even better.  Better mileage from an 02 controlled fuel system, more power, easier to find parts. Win-win!

On to the evidence!!

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Slightly better after a washing!

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Ready to Paint!

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Our  MK1 VR6 motor mounts ready to go!

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Motor hanging!

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Integrated Cable Boss on our mk1 02a mounts, we also offer a smooth version for our mk1 hydro kit

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Its ready to go home!

Mk1 Vr6 Scirocco conversion, stainless shift rod kit, full 2.5″ stainless exhaust, silicone coolant lines, hidden 3″ maf intake pipe, 2.25″ tucked radiator with fan and shroud.  everything you need to have a fun in your mk1!

 

Interested in installing one into your own mk1? Interested in having us install one into your mk1?

Check the kit out here !!  Contact us anytime :  info@s-pautomotive.com

 

 

Billet Coolant Sensor Adapters

These adapters are great if you are a mk1 owner with a mk3/4/5 swapped chassis and are needing to keep that mk1 cluster working perfectly.. Simply install this in one of the spare locations found in the coolant system, attach the included ground wire, thread your sensor into the adapter, attach your original signal wire and boom, a working mk1 cluster again!

They also work for aftermarket gauge installations for the mk3/4/5 owners, install the sensor into the adapter, ground the adapter with the provided ground wire, install into the coolant flange, enjoy an aftermarket gauge in your cockpit!

*sensor thread size is m10x1*

 

$24.00 shipped in the USA Check them out HERE

S&P Digital to Analog Tach Converter/Adapter with Cylinder Correction

Here is our “magic” box !! Its a dual purpose unit and has 2 modules in it, digital>analog + cylinder conversion. It’s used for many applications, putting a VR6/1.8t/TDI/2.0 into a mk1/2 and retaining your factory cluster.  (However if you wanted to drop an ls1 into your mk1 and drive the stock tach, this will do it for you)


This module will allow your factory cluster to read the correct rpm of the engine. It will save time on not having to do a dash swap or retrofitting the 6 cylinder cluster and allow you to maintain that stock sleeper look inside your mk1 or mk2.

In stock and ready to ship HERE

 

We are going to test soon on vanagon, beetle ect for those running subaru or late model swaps in their aircooled beasts..

Summer Software Sale

It’s time for a summer sale, if you are thinking about a mk4 motor swap for your mk1, we are offering 20 percent off your wiring harness work or ecu tuning when you purchase an integration kit from us. This offer is good until around mid August. Purchase of the integration kit must be between July 10 and August 15, your harness can be scheduled up to a month after that. image image

 

S&P Radiators For Your MK1 Swaps

So you’ve installed your new mk4 powerplant into your mk1, now you are left with plumbing it in.  Some swaps (vr6 specifically, the TDIs dont fit well either.) require you to modify the radiator, and finding stock hoses that will work can be a scavenge-fest.

We have used a stock mk1 rabbit radiator flipped upside down, then you have to cap the overflow port, and it wants to leak eventually, not to mention that your temp switch is now across the engine bay and in the way of everything you just installed..

Soo… we went looking for OEM options, found a dasher radiator that works pretty well, unfortunately the aftermarket support for Dashers is very small.  There seems to be little to no stock of the replacement dasher radiators anymore. Leading us to our natural course of action, make something that works the way we want.

 

In about 1-2 months, we will be stocked with a new radiator for your swaps.  Fully tig welded endtanks, no plastic all aluminum construction coupled with the dual pass design will help keep your rabbit running cool. Stock mounting pins and core-support mounting tabs are in place.  We also have removed the overflow port as most mk4 based swaps have a port on the motor or in the factory hoses.

These will also work for those who want to run carbs or ITBS and are using some sort of an overflow container.

 

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24k – Sal’s Vr6 Swapped Mk2 Golf

Sal Robertson, co-owner of S&P Automotive, bought this car a little over a year ago. Having owned and built a lot of different VWs, he decided to let this one sit for a while whilst he decided ultimately what direction to go with the car.

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To kick things off, Sal shipped the car off to his painter to have the car resprayed in the OEM LE1V Gold Metallic, thus beginning with the car’s moniker of 24K.

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While the car was away a low mileage 24V VR6 and a 1995 2.0 GTI donor car were sourced. The 4 lug suspension, coilovers, Nuespeed F&R sways, 10.1” brakes for a base were reappropriated, and a host of new parts from axles, and brakes, down to the tie-rods and some hot cams were thrown in the mix.

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After getting the car back, Sal went to town. Inside an awesome set of low bolster Recaros were placed in the front and matched to the OEM tweed on the rears and the door cards. The dash and plastics were re-dyed to the original dark brown, and the cluster was treated to some Autometer ES gauges to keep an eye on things under the hood.

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The car presently rides on those pristine Ronal Turbos IIs and perfectly fitted Kumhos, but we don’t know for sure that those will be permanent…

Eurobumpers and e-code lights finish up the exterior of the car, keeping it simple and classic.

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As far as entertainment, and the sound system… What better soundtrack could one have than a mildly massaged 2.8 24V VR exhaling through a 2.5” Borla exhaust? IMHO, none. Whilst idling, the car gently purrs with nary a loud rumble to clue you in on the work that has gone on; until you hit the pedal on the right, that is.

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Some might call it too simple, saying that it needs some 16 by eleventy wheels, mad camber, and tires that look impossible to mount or drive on. But, this car… clean, classy, and 24K all the way.

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Coming soon, an inside look into S&P Automotive and a few other recent builds. Be sure to check back, and hit the like button over on Facebook!

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-CM
sr83.com

 


But we can’t forget about Seth’s Jetta!!!
Another fine example of S&P Original goodness, when Seth saw this thing, he had to have it.

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It wasn’t in its current state when he bought it from Sal & Perry, it took a little of Seth’s imagination and S&P’s elbow grease to fit the 12v vr6, complete with fully polished Schrick intake manifold.

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Yea, those are common, just roll out to your local bone yard, they’re everywhere…
While Sal chose the old school feel with the golf, Seth felt that the original Recaro Trophies just werent quite what he was looking for and opted for front & rear Recaros from a Mk4 GLI.

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Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all about keeping certain cars true to their vintage roots, but there’s a lot to be said about a slightly more modern, comfortable seat, that’ll hold you through the twisties.

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These days, low seems to be the only thing people think about when “building” a car. And though I’m a fan of all aspects of suspension and wheel fitment, I have to say, its quite relieving to come across enthusiasts these days who can build their cars and drive them, rather than garage queens and speed-bump dodgers.

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Thanks for the opportunity to shoot your cars guys.

For more info on S&P Originals, check out their website at S&P Automotive!

-Josh
sr83.com

The rebuild of a 96 harlequin

We will be documenting (as we can) the rebuilding process of a 96 VW Golf Harlequin edition.  Full respray, updated driveline and a refreshed interior..   All chassis parts will be refreshed with new parts.

This is chassis number 101 of 264 produced in 96 only as a Volkswagen promotional vehicle.

 

Our friends at RossVW have a great write up and history of the harlequin model.  Check them out! http://www.rossvw.com/harlequin/

 

Back to Project VRlaquin

We received the car in less than a desirable state.  At one time it had been resprayed (poorly) yellow over its colored panels.  The joker seats were in rough shape, it had the usual mk3 rotten floor boards, a fallen door hinge and crushed rocker. vrlaquin6
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OFF TO PAINT!!

 

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More updates coming soon! Stay Tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red panels —- Eurohatch (no more problems with the NA license tub) not pictured are the red fenders!!

 

vrlaquin15    Looks alot like a part of a discarded “Golden Arches” campain right now.. Needs those other two colors..

Blue panels came from the paint shop next!!

vrlaquin11  Blue parts looked amazing in the sun, they should have used Chagall blue on more of the VAG line.  This harlequin is really coming together..

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Three Of four colors completed now!! vrlaquin10

Green Parts have arrived!!! vrlaquin9 vrlaquin8 vrlaquin7  Now we have all four colors! We cant/wont hang the green panels until we are done sorting out the wiring harness in the drivers floor panel..

next up motor assembly and painting of the parts for the driveline..

 

24 Karat, a healthy heart hidden by pure VW gold.

Sometimes people just need to get back to the basics, or at least appear like they are. With alot of the automotive enthusiasts leaning toward how their car “sits”, going as far as making sure the angle of their stretch matches the curve of their freshly rolled fender. All of that just to have a speed bump ruin their day, or burn their tires off on the fender lip instead of the asphalt, it seems like alot of time wasted on something that didn’t make it anymore fun to drive (for me).

So I set out to build something that looked unassuming to most people. There have been plenty of mk2 VR6 swaps, in fact there is an entire forum community dedicated to it. However, 99% of the swaps you see, are the 12v version from a 93-99 MK3/passat or corrado. The 2.8 BDF motor was a great improvement to its slightly older, yet less refined brother, the AAA, (which was renamed the AFP for the mk4 generation even though the internals are the same). The BDF also MAY be the little brother to the R32 motor, but it is no slouch by any means. (I think the R motor is on PEDs anyway) ..

I was able to reuse and refresh the factory tweed interior, found a few missing early westy parts, even scored a set of low bolster tweed Recaros. A set of Ronals holds the car to the ground while providing the “This car may still have an 8v in it look” that I was looking for.
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I will have to admit, I like to make sure the car looks good, there are alot of painted or color matched parts on this car, but there is no avoiding corners, bumps or dips in fear of my tires colliding with my fenders. I intend to drive this car, and enjoy every corner, straightaway and chicane (within the posted speed limits of course).

In closing, I could not be happier with this car, the way it drives or the way it looks, you can have a good looking car that can also enjoy a mountain drive. Put the PS3 controller down and go for a drive. Any day driving your project or creation is better than anything sony can simulate.