Steve built this man sized go-kart based off an Ariel Atom, all hand built, no kits or rolling chassis. He dropped it off for a tidy up on the wiring and to add a couple other items.
We took a quick note of what needed to be done:
We got to work straight away cleaning and removing excess wiring and general mess
Now to start the rebuilding:
Concealed under the dash is one of our sealed fuse-boxes we use for large load motor swaps, or in this case, a complete car system:
We also installed a battery disconnect switch, push button start system, a working obd2 port for diagnostics and live data logging.
Interested in a project like this? Send us an email, we would love to talk with you about your crazy idea, and how we can help you make it happen, Steve built this car when everyone said he couldn’t, wouldn’t or shouldn’t. That sounds to me like perfect kind of motivation!
We shortened up our dual pass radiator, and made it stockier, 2.5″ thick core, so that we could put a 21×2.5×3″ intercooler core on the top of it. Now we can add a condenser to the front if we need to, or tuck it all the way under the core support and make some room for that 1.8t log manifold.
We should have this ready for shipment by mid to late February, we are sorting out the last bits of attachment points, testing outlet sizes and making piping kits for 1.8t and TDIs
That’s right, S&P is now a United Motorsports Tuner, send us your timid, stock ecu and have it returned a beast in a box! Pricing will be the same as if you went to UM directly, (no labor up charges or fees).
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!
With the help of our Canadian friends we have put together a nice bolt in hydro clutch kit for your mk1. Now putting that six speed 02m into your mk1 chassis just became a little easier.
Our kit comes with the backing plate, wilwood .75 master cylinder, and optional slave cylinder if needed. 02m users will need a threaded bleeder adapter which will be offered soon, but for now can be purchased from vendors like 034 motorsport or ECS.
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.
A custom radiator like OURS needs a custom shroud, well now we have one. These aluminum shrouds are designed to be used with our radiators, they can also be fitted to a stock mk1 or mk2 radiator with minimal user modification.
We are using a high quality, well balanced 10″ 1650 CFM fan. The fans can be purchased separately HERE.
Finishes for the shrouds will include, polished or raw aluminum, for an extra fee we can have them powder coated. We will be offering an option as a complete cooling package with our radiators, already wired with a relay and temp sensor all you will need to do is hook up a labeled power and ground, plumb the coolant lines and you’re running cooler than before! Check out the shrouds in our store NOW!
In the MK1 world, you’ve probably heard of or even purchased some of Freds awesome parts he provides for the mk1 community. To help us with our Canada canada customers and to help his USA customers we will be stocking some of Tech-53.com ‘s gear here in the USA, cheaper on shipping, faster shipping with no customs for the customer to deal with ect…
Keep an eye out for some new things coming our way!!
Big brake kits, mk1 mount options, billet bearing inserts for the steering column, scirocco rain trays, ect.
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.
Ryan over at VWDIESEL.NET wanted to build a tdi swapped caddy using our parts. He went way beyond the call of duty and made a set of videos documenting the various parts used, and how he installed them. Check out the website for more awesome videos on keeping your VW on the road. http://www.vwdiesel.net