Last updated: April 14, 2014

Project "Ultimate 1983 Rabbit GTI"
Electrical & Fuel System ...

 

Index of Project web pages

Project Overview, Goals & Initial design specs
Project car initial condition
Chassis development
Bodywork & Paint
Suspension & Braking System
Engine & Transmission

Electrical & Fuel System
Interior
Performance validation
VW Vortex Thread on this project
Videos
My original 1983 Rabbit GTI (owned 1983-1987)

 

For the engine management system I have chosen what I beleive to be the most advanced ECU available in the market today: the Holly Dominator EFI system. It is a self-learning/mapping system that senses all fuel to air ratios via a wideband O2 sensor - this is a really powerful and unique feature.

 

 

Here is a partial list of features:

 

 

I'll be cutting out the stock spare tire/wheel well and I am thinking about mounting a custom RCI Racing fuel cell (for safety reasons, but connected to the stock fuel intake) and will also create a box for all electrical power systems for the vehicle, relocating most power panels, and using a small, lightweight, but powerful AGM (absorbed glass mat) technology racing battery that is mounted there as well.

Braille makes an excellent battery with plenty of cranking amps for street use in low temperatures, p/n B3121, 475 cold cranking amps, 31 amp-hour capacity, 21 lbs in weight and only 6.6" x 5.2" x 6.8" in size (and they can be mounted in any position)! These Braille AGM batteries are slightly upgraded/modified versions of the East Penn/Deka SportsPower Batteries, but with nicer packaging and battery terminals, mounting accessories, etc. - and this particular model is larger than the ones East Penn sells under its own brand name. I need the reserve capacity as I will be running 90/100W headlights, and a powerful audio system. Braille also makes hi spec versions in carbon fiber and Li-Ion for big $.

 

*** under development ***

 

 

Index of Project web pages

Project Overview, Goals & Initial design specs
Project car initial condition
Chassis development
Bodywork & Paint
Suspension & Braking System
Engine & Transmission

Electrical & Fuel System
Interior
Performance validation
VW Vortex Thread on this project
Videos
My original 1983 Rabbit GTI (owned 1983-1987)

 

 

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