volkswagen golf 16v carb build

I Purchased this 1991 golf with 78000km original km which had been sitting in a garage for 10yrs. it made for a perfect base to convert the lonely 1.8 8V with 90hp to a stout 2.0 16v high compression 16v with weber 45s.

the build started with the motor and has now become a full mechanical restoration with every moving part either being replaced, coated and or upgraded. below is a full list of upgrades currently completed on the car. im sure im forgetting a few things but it hasn’t been completed just yet so the list will continue to grow ….

engine specs:

  • 2.0 16v 9a engine complete teardown and rebuild
  • fully refinished head and block
  • weisco 11.1 high compression forged pistons
  • head fully rebuilt, ported and polished
  • full techtonics 298 cams, TT HD springs, titanium retainers, valves, HD lifters
  • iabed full billet serpentine belt conversion
  • autotech adjustable cam gear
  • iabed billet block off plate conversion
  • brand new upper and lower NOS timing belt covers refinished 
  • wrinkle finished 16v valve cover
  • custom billet thermostatic oil filter housing with a B & M external oil cooler
  • brand new ECS tuning black anodized catch can 
  • brand new zinc coated nuts and bolts for every engine and suspension components
  • brand new oil pump and oil pan baffle
  • mds 6al-2 ignition
  • brand new weber 45 carbs with custom filters
  • custom throttle cable linkage
  • new digi fiz mini gauges
  • brand new bosch G60 starter
  • TT heavy duty front and rear motor mounts
  • all new AN fittings for fuel lines with all new braided fuel lines
  • billet water pump pulley
  • New billet crank pulley
  • all new belts and accessories


  • o2J hydraulic transmission conversion from a factory o2o transmission
  • fully refinished transmission case, transmission mounts etc..
  • brand new g60 lightweight flywheel with a vr6 heavy duty clutch pressure plate 
  • new vf engineering mk4 transmission HD mount
  • replaced all transmission seals fresh fuchs trans oil
  • brand new shift linkage parts including 42 draft designs billet bushings and techtonics short shifter
  • custom zinc coated transmission arm
  • brand new OE clutch master & slave cylinder
  • New clutch fork
  • 16v passat pedal box conversion


  • refinished spindles powerdercoated black
  • new hubs and bearings installed
  • momentum motorparts custom 11.1″ willwood brake kit,
  • new willwood calipers, pads, and braided brake lines
  • new g60 brake master cylinder 22mm
  • completely restored brake booster
  • full rear eurosport mk4 disc conversion everything brand new/spindles,hubs,bearings,pads,slotted rotters, braided brake lines
  • brand new e brake cables
  • brand new europosrt header ceramic coated
  • custom 3 piece 2 1/4 stainless exhaust with borla muffler
  • v-band clamps

body & interior:

  • fully restored engine bay done right. 100+ hours to prep bay for paint
  • full wire tuck
  • 1991 4 door golf with 80000km 
  • vintage 3 spoke scirocco steering wheel
  • full OE stock interior in mint condition
  • digifiz mini oil temp, oil pressure, and voltmeter custom gauges.
  • full mk4 shift tower conversion with golf ball gti shifter
  • full OE  16v quad headlight conversion with a brand new rad support and a NOS 16v GTI grill with red stripe
  • OE NOS hella headlight setup


  • fully restored and powdercoated front subframe front and back
  • brand new meyle manual steering rack along with poly bushings
  • new meyle tie rods inner and outer with new boots and zinc coated clamps
  • brand new meyle ballpoints
  • brand new OE 100mm axle housing conversion with brad new axles and seals
  • neuspeed 25mm front sway bar with new poly end links
  • st suspension coilovers
  • new control arms with poly bushings
  • every suspension component was replaced with new parts along with all hardware
  • rear power-flex rear axle bushings 
  • neuspeed rear 25mm lower rear sway bar with new poly bushings 
  • new autotech rear upper sway bar


  • Brand new in the box NOS 1552 15×8 snowflakes never mounted
  • brand new 195-50-15 yokohama s drive