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Build days are starting on Monday next week for our VW Jetta MK3 VR6.
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First Team Meeting for 2014.

Welcome (back) to school! Hopefully you’ve had an excellent summer, because MecVT sure has!

The team has a new vehicle in the fleet, that was generously donated to us.

The McMaster Engineering Custom Vehicle Team (MecVT) is happy to announce that we’re having our first team meeting of the year.

 

Who: YOU!
When: Monday, September 29th @ 7PM
Where: JHE 144

 

Here’s a few things on the agenda:

Intro to the team / executive members

VW Jetta "Project Racecar" engine and chassis build.

The Hamilton Santa Claus Parade

Top Gear nights

New project Audi 1.8T. (New seating car? Rally car? Something else cool?)

Work to be done on the cars.

Basic car maintenance days, including oil changes, brake work etc.

 

We can’t wait to see you there!

Kelvyn Panici, Jeremy Bullen

Team Co-Captains, McMaster Engineering Custom Vehicle Team

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Hi Team,

We have recently resolved some major website issues, and are now hosted on Macengsociety.ca.

We were able to save our site content, but not the layout. So the website is currently under construction!


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Hello MecVT,
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We would like to invite you out to our Jetta build day on Saturday, October 25th at 8am - 5pm. Please feel free to come by whenever you are available. There is lots to do so we can have our Jetta ready for the Races!
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We will also be concurrently showing Carpool 3 to prospective students, at the first Fall Preview day. We'll be meeting for 8:30am to get Carpool 3 ready. We'll have the Carpool in front of JHE until 4pm.
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Jetta Build Details:
Currently the engine is bolted in the engine bay, however, we still need to:
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-Install the cooling system and perform coolant flush
-Finish Engine Wiring
-Install Starter motor
-Install ignition components
-Change Oil filter and fill with break in oil
-Bleed Clutch slave cylinder
-Fix Leaking Tire
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-Finally: Start the Engine and test drive
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Fall Preview Details:
-Meet behind JHE at 8:30am to get Carpool 3 and prep it for the day.
-At ~9:20am we will move Carpool 3 into position.
-We need Volunteers to be with the car throughout the day.
----You should feel free to go back and forth between the Jetta Build, and the Carpool, as long as we have at least one person with the Carpool at all times.
-Clean up and move Carpool back at 4pm.
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Please come out, there is lots to learn and do, hope to see you all there!
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Kelvyn Panici, Jeremy Bullen
Team Co-Captains, McMaster Engineering Custom Vehicle Team
www.mecvt.ca
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Please be ready for around 8:45 this morning for getting the jetta into the shop

We will be meeting in front of the shop and heading down to "m" lot at 9am sharp

Thanks and hope to see you there

- Jeremy Bullen
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More build days:

As discussed, we are planning on having the jetta running by the end of the weekend.

Tomorrow, Tuesday October 21st @ 12:00pm - 130pm we will be installing the clutch and transmission

Wednesday, October 22nd @ 8:30am - 12pm we will be moving the Jetta into the shop and prepping for the swap

Please keep a look out for build days TBA for the weekend

Hope to see you all there

- Jeremy Bullen
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Everyone, there WILL be a build day today starting at 12:30 - 4:30. Please feel free to stop by whenever you are able.

Sorry for the late notice, hope to see you guys there

- Jeremy Bullen
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Thanks to all who came out to our first MecVT Build day great turn out!

The most important part to starting an engine rebuild or any project is having a clean organized work space.

To all who came we don't do this every build day, but it is very important and we really appreciate all your help.

We were able to organize all the tools and parts needed in the cage to get ready to rebuild our VR6 engine. The new engine block is mounted on the stand.

We are having the block milled on Thursday, October 9th, due to the recent discovery of some scratching which overtime will cause damage to the engine block and loss of compression.

We have received the piston rings, SAI ( secondary air injection ) cap, and an Air conditioning delete belt.

Please note that Monday, October 13th is Thanksgiving and we will not be having a build day.
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