Customers' Cars

Interior 2005

Interior 2018

The Mi16 engine conversion

Paint engine bay

Rebuild Mi16 engine

Install engine

Engine bay 2018

Go racing

Paul’s car came to me early in 2005 and started as a 1.6 Gti set up for rallying. The car was in a sad state, the engine was very tired, noisy and under-powered. Paul asked me what could be done to improve the performance, so he could further enjoy doing track-days.

Within his budget I fully rebuilt an Mi16 engine and installed it into his 205 Gti using our my products (loom, inlet and exhaust). The suspension was further modified with 309 items, including coilover suspension and big brake conversion.


Engine bay before

Paint engine bay

Install Mi16 engine

Dave came to me with his Ecosse show car. I had quite a few surprises along the way with this Mi16 Conversion. I installed a rebuilt Mi16 engine and twin Weber carburettors. The rear beam had seized and was replaced with a reconditioned 309 item. The front subframe had been broken and was replaced, and new shocks and 309 wishbones and driveshafts were added.

Before the conversion

Old engine removed

Engine bay cleaned

Rebuild Mi16 engine

Install Mi16 engine

Martin came to me just after he had just purchased his 1.9 Gti, he was looking for more fun to enjoy on the road. This was a full Mi16 re-build using my products, together with big brake kit and a couple of repairs, including central locking and electric windows.

Before anywork

Finding faults

More faults

Finding bird nests

Removed birds nest

Installed Nitrous kit

Installed Nitrous kit

Derek came to me after purchasing the nitrous kit from our track car. I had to initially decline the service due to the apparently dangerous installation of the converted Mi16, including a dubious wiring job comprising common household wiring twisted together and covered in brown parcel tape and the worn out air-flow meter had to be re-tracked. These measures solved a host of running problems, such as the huge flat-spot. I set the car up on the rollers to assess the condition of the engine and then installed the nitrous kit, which granted the car over 220 bhp.

205 TT Dimma

Remove engine

Paint engine bay

Populate engine bay

Rebuild rear beam

Rebuild engine

Track Dimma #1

205 Turbo Technics track car #3

Interior before

Interior finished

Lets go racing!

Track Dimma #4


Engine removel

Paint engine bay

Prep engine

Fit limited slip diff

Fit dry sump system

Rebuild rear beam


Johnny’s cars, there have been too many projects over the last 15 years to mention all here, ranging from engine rebuilds, total chassis restoration to track preparation and on-going track-day assistance. Notably, I have worked on the factory TT Dimma, 205 road-going CTi and two other track cars: the 2.0 turbo and the NA Mi16 track Dimma.