5 WAYS TO MAKE IT BET­TER

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

1 ADD A STRUT BRACE

Fac­tory Scirocco 16vs had a brace be­tween the lower wish­bones, called a K-bar. Ad­justable ver­sions are now avail­able from spe­cial­ists; they cost £30-100, are easy to fit and re­ally sharpen up the han­dling.

2 BEEF UP THE BRAKES

Fit­ting a Golf 16v MkII master cylin­der and servo will in­crease pedal feel and make ev­ery­thing feel more re­as­sur­ing. Ev­ery­thing slots more or less straight on, al­though you have to change a few pipes; al­low 90 min­utes to do it. Cost: £42.

3 HEADLAMP WIRING LOOM

The Scirocco doesn’t have a re­lay in the head­light cir­cuit which guar­an­tees volt­age loss. Fit­ting one be­tween the switch and head­lamps means that more power gets through and the head­lights will be no­tice­ably brighter. Kits are avail­able that just plug in and cost any­where be­tween £25 and £40.

4 EX­HAUST UP­GRADES

The stan­dard ex­haust doesn’t sound all that fruity, so own­ers tend to re­place rusty pipes with an up­rated Je­tex sys­tem. There are var­i­ous sys­tems avail­able with ei­ther a 2.0in or 2.5in bore. Prices range from £240-345.

5 WE­BER CAR­BU­RET­TOR

Non-in­jected Sciroc­cos used a Pier­burg car­bu­ret­tor whose au­to­matic choke be­comes un­re­li­able over time. The an­swer is to fit a man­ual choke We­ber carb, which just bolts straight on. Ex­pect to pay around: £150-200 for parts.

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