Why should you consider this conversion? Well, there is always that old chesnut with us dubbers. You ahve your 8v but the power just isnt as much as you want. You can't justify a 20vt conv, you dot want to sell your motor...... Its 2litre bottom end time! ....coupled with a hot cam, gas flowed head and decent straight through exhaust you can get some good power and torque for hardly any money at all. The 8v gti in its standard form seems to keep a lot of dubbers amused as its pretty quick, but adding a 2litre bottom end gives you that extra grunt! The 8v golf is a much better car to drive that the 1800 16v as you dont need to rag the shyte out of it to get somwhere.. Onto the conversion. What blocks can I use? The 2E, AGG, ABA, 3a, AWG, AWF engines from Various mk3 golfs, passats and audis. What should I pay for one of these blocks? Anything from free to 300 quid! These blocks are very solid so they should be in good nick providing the previous owners looked after the car with regular oil changes etc What head do I use? Well, your original PB head is fine for the job but while it is off you could get it ported and polished by your local machinist at a respectable amount! What do I do about Head Gaskets? Which one do I use? Mk3 one will do fine! Does the head fit straight on? It does. I used the AWG bottom end in my Cabby and it had one strange stud on the top of the bottom end where the head gasket mates onto it. There wasnt a hole in the Head Gasket for it so I just sheared it off! Heehee! What about Dizzys? You cant use the mk3 Dizzy . You need to use the mk1 one with the aid of a Ring available from TSR. Only about 20(I have one for sale!!!) How hard is the conversion? Well, I managed with the help of my mechanic mate and as long as you have an engine hoist( when doing it in the mk1s) you will be fine. Remember that mk2s the front panel can be unbolted and you can roll the car into the desired position. Is it worth it? Definitely. My car pulls so well, off the lights its great, point to point its great.. Obviously, if you want out and out power then this isnt the conversion for you---->look to 2litre 16v or vr or 20vt.. But I like it! IM LUVIN IT!!! Add this to the Engine FAQs please!