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    I'm looking for Westmoreland built Rabbit component information. Looking at an ITC build but I need specifics as far as motor, transmission, CIS, ad infinitum. Sticking point has been the CIS unit. 60mm or 80mm air flow sensor plate? I haven't gotten a definitive or vague answer in that regards. 1.7L, wide ratio 5 speed, and steel bumpers is about all I know so far. Thanks for your time, much appreciated.
    Jim Sexton
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    Come up with a year .

    I have one 1.7 complete in the 82 Rocco. Have most of the data for those years.
    Mike Ogren , FWDracingguide.com, 352.4288.983 ,http://www.ogren-engineering.com/

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    pm to you.
    Jim Sexton
    …I feel ill at how far we have drifted from engineering and automotive integrity. It's not just nostalgia. It's more like sorrow. For a shining moment in human history all our science and engineering blossomed to create the great inventions and designs. Now we engage in techno-masturbation like Twitter and TPMS…
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    All of the 1.7s that I have , have the 80MM airplate. I think that it could be a pretty good ITC car.
    Mike Ogren , FWDracingguide.com, 352.4288.983 ,http://www.ogren-engineering.com/

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    Bosch parts listing for the 1.7s shows part number 0 438 120 130 or 0 438 120 162. The 162s are mostly on later 1.7s, but with US built Rabbits, German built Sciroccos and California emmisions, either apply to various year/ car combinations.
    Last edited by T Broring; 09-29-2013 at 11:32 AM.
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    Hi Tom,
    I still dont have an e mail addy for you.
    Mike Ogren , FWDracingguide.com, 352.4288.983 ,http://www.ogren-engineering.com/

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    Contact david boles at boles motorsports in Melbourne Fla. He is a VW wizard and has built many nice cars and won several championships

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamrce1 View Post
    Contact david boles at boles motorsports in Melbourne Fla. He is a VW wizard and has built many nice cars and won several championships
    I agree, David is probably the guy contact. I'm pretty sure Stu Brummer has been out of VW's for a while, and Dick Shine closed his shop.

    I didn't know that David had opened his own shop though.

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    OEM Westmoreland hatchback bumpers were lighter aluminum (front and rear) without signal lights from 81-on. Steel are either older or aftermarket. Bumper brackets changed from gas-pressurized to slightly lighter disposable steel in the middle of the run. Both 60mm and 80mm CIS units came on those cars, IIRC. I think the toasters were all CIS-lambda, but the pick-up was CIS-basic. There were at least 5 different 4-speeds and at least 4 different 5-speeds, and two of the 5-speeds shared the same code but had different ratios generally corresponding to a particular transaxle build date (which was usually significantly older than chassis build date). Be careful within a week or so of that build date, though, as some boxes got through with mismatched 4th versus 5th gears - a generally undesirable combination in addition to being undocumented. If in doubt, I think ETKA is spot on for everything else.
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    I have an IT prepped 1.7 bottom end using an H block it anybody wants it. Just sitting on the engine stand.

    Pay for shipping.
    Tim Linerud
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