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    Hi everyone, This is the start to my project of which I hope to complete through this year/ start of next year! It is going to be raced with the hopes to be able to be one of the quickest cars out there, the video below is what I'm against from, 120 ish micras to high reving fiat unos! its not gonna be the easiest to be able to get up there but I think I can accomplish it? it is going to be fully spaced framed with the only bits belonging to the car being the panels and engine, but even the engine is going to be modified: with the hopes of getting it to rev to 9500 rpm with out shitting a rod lol! Sunday 7th of January: I bought the car and got it home and it is now sat out side, and will be sat there for another 2 weeks till I start to strip the remaining items off the shell and get ready to chop the floor and make a start to the space frame! (IF all goes to plan)
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    Model: 1992 Polo CL Coupe Engine: 1390cc AFH on standard 6n injection Suspension: TBC Brakes: Standard Wheels and Tyres: BMW E30 Bottle Tops 14 x 6 ET35 Exterior Styling: Standard, rusty, bit of a state Interior Styling: Corrado seats, GT clocks To Do List: Too much to list... Better late than never for a build thread I suppose. I bought this Polo at the Polo Social 2017. Within 5 minutes of being on site at the Social it was affectionately nicknamed "The White Shed of Excellence" thanks to @jonPDpolo. The reasons for which I'll not go into, if you know...you know. The thing was a state, had been sitting for a while since the previous owner had moved abroad. However it had been converted a few years ago to an AFH and had been looked after at some point. So as a result it drove back to the camp site and then back home to Scotland the next day pretty much flawlessly. This is how I picked it up. Unfortunately lost the 'L' from this windscreen sticker Got it home and desperately had to do something to it right away. First thing I thought of was swapping the old clocks out for a set with a rev counter. A few days later it went up to visit the 'Death Van' which was sitting up at my mates house. We agreed on a deal for him to buy the van off me so long as I could take "a few" parts off the car... I may have taken a little bit more than I made out... Anyway the front end of the car went from this. To this. Much better I thought. Over the next few weeks when time allowed it was just a case of cleaning things up when I could. Starting with the state of the engine bay. I do love the look of an AFH in these. Also sorted something that had been annoying me from a safety point of view. The Corrado seats have a really tall seatbelt clip. Me being a skinny chap meant the lap belt didn't actually contact me at all. Just went over the seat and flopped about. So to try and avoid submarining in the event of an accident I swapped the Corrado seatbelt clip for one off a G40 seat. Success, the lap belt now contacts me as it should with a bit of room in the belt to spare before the stopping pin thing. Onto a cosmetic annoyance was the colour coded bumpers. As I'd changed the front for a none colour coded item I set about changing the rear. The best one I had in my collection was a 'race spec' one that had been drilled a bit Looks better than the colour coded one anyway. A few more bits and pieces were sorted then it was time to put it on a complete set of wheels. Went for a set of 14" BBS RAs at first which I think looked alright. I then got my hands on a set of BMW E30 bottle tops. I think they looked a little better. That was pretty much that for a while.
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    And now onto the 2016 Polo Show. If you've not been to a Polo Show (or Polo Social as it's now called) then I highly recommend you go along. It's really relaxed and it's a good chance to chat with people who are like minded. I spend most of the weekend hiding from the sun in the bottom of a bottle. Can't ask for much more than that. Polo Show 02 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr Polo Show 03 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr Polo Show 04 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr Polo Show 05 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr Polo Show 06 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr Polo Show 07 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4174 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4177 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4179 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4181 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4182 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4183 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr Now, after every Polo Show I like to go on a wee adventure. Last time I went to the most southern and most northern points on the UK mainland as well as Lands End to John O' Groats. This time I went to the most Eastern and Western parts of the UK mainland. These are Ness Point in Loughborough and Ardnamuchan on the west coast of Scotland. I don't have any pictures of me getting to Ness Point at the moment because @kwijibo_coupe took them on his camera but they were nothing exciting in all honesty. Steven and I went there on the Sunday night before we set off on the Monday morning for Ardnamuchan. The Scottish arm of CP joined me on my journey to Ardnamuchan and we had a braw time. We stayed in the Erskine Bridge Hotel which had great views down the Clyde to Glasgow. We then took some brilliant (and some not so brilliant) roads out into the wilderness and reached Ardnamuchan Point. To get there we went up the side of Loch Lomond, through Glen Coe, through Fort William, past the Glenfinnan Viaduct (famous as being the bridge that the Harry Potter Train goes over) and finally over to Ardnamuchan. @citrus and I had a great blast on some of the roads but for the whole we kept together as a group and It was well worth the trip. Bear in mind, to get to Ardnamuchan from Glasgow takes 5 hours and then the journey home after that took most of us about 6 hours. IMAG4184 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4185 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4190 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4194 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4196 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4197-02 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4197-03 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4198-01 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4202 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4206-02 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr There are more photos of us in convoy going through Glen Coe etc, but they must be on my other camera. I'll try and find them.
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    Time for an update I guess. Working on the polo, taking on more at work and having a child has meant this thread has suffered so I'll try and revive it as best I can. There are many photos to upload so I'll do this in installments when I have the time. This is a frayed accelerator cable that jammed on when I was on my way home one night in July 2015. I had to borrow one from @kwijibo_coupe whilst I waited on a new one coming from VW heritage. IMAG3185 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr I then got a hold of some nylon ARB blocks but they didn't come with bolts. eBay was able to help out though. IMAG3243 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3245 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr Then it was time for the respray. I'm sure the pictures will do most of the talking here. IMAG3490 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr I used this opportunity to remove the aftermarket alarm and tidy up the loom. IMAG3538 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3539 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3540 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3541 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3542 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3543 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3622 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3623 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3624 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3643 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3644 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3645 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3646 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3647 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3648 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3649 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3650 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3651 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr Some nice textured pillar stickers and number plate surround arrived. IMAG3658 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3661 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3662 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3665 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3666 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3676 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3677 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3678 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3712 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3713 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3714 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3719 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3720 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3728 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3731 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3770 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3771 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3986 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG0004 (1) by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG0006 (1) by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG0007 (1) by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3987 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3988 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3989 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3997 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG3998 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4007 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4008 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr I purchased some 20mm spacers because the 25mm's were catching if I put any weight in the back. IMAG4021 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4023 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4024 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4026 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr Test fit of the 6n wing mirrors. IMAG4038 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4039 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4040 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4041 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4042 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4043 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4060 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr These are all going for sandblasting. IMAG4066 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr New latch pins. IMAG4075 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr Plastic welding the arches to fill in the holes left by removing the bump strips. IMAG4076 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr Interior being built up. IMAG4127 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4130 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4132 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4135 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4137 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4145 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4146 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4147 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4149 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4152 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4154 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4156 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4158 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4159 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4161 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4162-01 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4163 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4164 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4167 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4168 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4172 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4173 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr Polo Show 01 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr And then its the off to the 2016 Polo Show. That'll be my next update. Thanks for reading.
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    This is disgusting. You lot are creeps.
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    Think its about time I whacked up a thread for this as I've owned it over a month! Since I sold my old 6n2, kinda fancied getting back into a polo and successive other old dub projects had failed to scratch the itch (Purple VR6 Corrado that never worked and a Tornado Pink Mk2 Scirocco with a GTi Engineering RE2000 8V conversion) Also having done the VR6 thing, felt it was time to do the supercharged thing too All the way back in February I fuelled up the A5 and went for a trek up the M1 to see @grungeisdead about a dog/geniune G40 that he was selling that had a tasty specification After a long catch up and potter out in it, we came to a deal and I drove back a wrote up the advert for the RE2000 (which took a few months to sell!) Finally got sorted for the weekend before All Types (13th May) settled in for a long train ride up to Leeds So two trains and two and bit hours later, got to the car And a sort out of stuff and gave it a quick clean Quick run down of spec Stainless exhaust HnR Cup suspension with uprated ARB and rose jointed track arms (not sure on that, I've lost the advert and doing this by memory! Stage two charger (with a stage four to be rebuilt ) EBC discs and pads 65 mm pulley Boost gauge Rest is standard G/mk2f stuff So started off on my home, however car had other ideas, a gearbox issue that neither of us spotted or could've predicted reared its head, lost drive at 70mph on the M1 near Rotterham, managed to coast it off the carriageway at J33 and ended up having to be recovered home. Saf being the awesome mega sound dude that he is sorted me another gearbox out and I organised collection of my car by my mates VW garage to get it swapped over In meantime, the car sat on my drive looking sorry for itself so got new plates and holders on along with the obligatory WalshC pikeytech sticker in memory of our departed friend and legend Craig Walsh Also at the same time refurbished the snowflakes I had left over from the scirocco with a Volvo dark grey and slapped on some 195/45/14 Falkens as old 185/60/14 Conti's don't cut it on a G Whilst it was at the garage, it had some good company However we found the replacement box (CEG code) didn't like 5th and kept jumping out (also needed to replace the linkage as I'd broken the ball at the bottom of the stick in order to get it out of gear so could roll for recovery!) So trip to Shropshire for the linkage and a run up to Tibshelf to meet someone halfway for another box (8P this time) and we got it in and back up and running (With an appearance by my dad's new Ateca and my mum's Fabia ) So after lots of brapping about all weekend, set about sorting the matte bonnet that had green coming through And all was well....or so I thought Took it to work on Monday morning just gone, I work 26 miles from home and go M5/M42 and about 7 miles away it started doing odd things and having no power, up until it died on me in the rush hour traffic Queue calling the RAC who said its the alternator, charged me up and followed me to work, however a chat with a few people we agreed it wasn't and set about checking the charge circuit, then found this: ] Left in works secure carpark over night, got lift home and back the next morning but with new strap, tools and battery charger, borrowed electricity off work and got it back in and now seems to be sweet, just goes to show, never take what RAC/recovery say to you as rite! That was until I cut out again on me, this time thankfully just as I pulled onto my drive. After lots of conflab and head scratching and new plugs, couldn't figure out why it wouldn't start, I loaded up my daily A5 to get to Polo Social. Upon the arrival of the Scottish contingent, Steven said to me 'we're going back to yours tomorrow to get the G', never argue with a Scotsman! So we loaded up in two cars, me and @CHRIS2911 in the Audi and @kwijibo_coupe & @citrus in Steven's G-Turbo, we got 20 miles and Steven's clutch cable broke, queue all piling in a 2 door coupe to go to local garage to try a repair/order another. Ended up ordering another cable which would take 3 hours to arrive so we did the jag back to Brum from the other side of Nottingham. We set to work on the G, took the fuel pipe off the rail and cranked it to find not much coming through, so Steven had a look at the pump and we put another 5 litres in to give it the best chance, 3 cranks and 1 failed start it started, sender to gauge appears to be a bit off as it reads 1/4 when its nowhere near! (filled up with 40 litres, did 250 miles of driving and it still reads a 1/4, I think not!) Queue going four up in a G40 (with a video that Steven took ending up on the club's Instagram thanks to Dean!) with a diversion round traffic and stop to adjust the timing, then back to garage for clutch cable, return to fix Steven's car then return to Polo Social (left at 11am, back for 6pm) Saturday afternoon at Polo Social saw a few people descend on it to sort out a few niggles and to refit the front bumper (needs a pair of bumpers really) and codes read and removed by Gaz on Sunday After the show finished decided to give it its first proper clean in my ownership and it came out pretty well (still need to sort out the bonnet!) and lined up with Steven and Scott's cars for the A-polo-clypse photo below (courtesy of @Cymro) So that brings us up to date, still lots to do and maybe improve on (there's no stereo or speakers!) but all in good time, just going to enjoy it for now
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    Cos it is still a long time till the next Polosocial, for the youngsters and those who also didn't have seen that yet, here is my movie-recommendation for a cold wintersday. Done in scotland and middleengland a long time ago. Once upon a time....... "The Polo Show - 3 Days, 1179 Miles and 190 Liters of Premium Unleaded" (Follow the hyperlink above the cover to watch the movie.) ... and they lived happily ever after. (movie rating "GT" = Suitable for people with an unhealthy interest in polos only) Thx again to the scottish guys M&M, in case they are still alive. cheers Christian
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    This is my cam locking tool Get some cotton buds too to clear all the bolt recesses on the block of water otherwise the head bolts wont torque properly
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    Right, long overdue an update.. and to be honest I've lost track of what I've done. So heres a few things from memory! Earlier on I posted about measuring bumpsteer & trying to fix it... so I quickly designed a new rack clevis to enable me to lower the steering arms, but also adjust each side individually.. Which after a bit of playing around it ended up like this (values are average across the axle): Have fitted a 6n2 GTI rear disc setup...refurbed calipers etc..mainly because I wanted a better wheel bearing setup! Also attended the Polo Social earlier this year...nothings changed & looking pretty sorry for itself! Really needs a good clean... The other main thing I've decided to do was supercharge the AEE because I was bored. I'm not really after mental performance or anything..just fancied messing about! So engine setup is as it was, other than fitting a decomp plate so the CR is now about 8.2:1.. and bodged together a plenum using a 20vt inlet manifold... Inlet flange side cut off, & machined square.. Made an adaptor to fit a G40 BRV.. Welded internally, skimmed & pressure tested.. Skimmed inlet manifold.. Test fitted.. Also had to modify a G40 engine mount to fit my block...took zero pics. And the exhaust manifold.. test fitting stuff: Machined an inlet stub for the charger... Got a new alloy rad & forge intercooler.. Smashed stuff together... Its all a bit cobbled together at the moment. Stuff needs changing and improving, but I wanted to test how the G40 worked with ITBs etc first. Will probably make up solid boost pipes and stuff eventually and change a few other bits and bobs around. Have done about 600 miles so far...mainly messing around mapping. Running a standard charger with a 68mm pulley, it holds about 6-8psi boost through the range and pulls reasonably well. Going to do a bit more mapping first then take it somewhere for fine tuning on a rolling road.. not going chasing mad power or anything, expecting around 150-170hp. I have missed out literally loads of stuff I've done..but I lose track! Merry Christmas. Nick
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    Pictures from Dean of Saturday afternoon at Polo Social fix it time
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    So we got to Florida.. Then this is when things perhaps started to be come more real. We needed to find a place to live and jobs... oh boy. This was a shock to the system after not working for 6 months and being on the road for the last 2!! We were both very lucky and we found a small place to stay and both got good jobs very quickly.. so we needed to increase the size of our Family!! This is Clemmie... a 2015 MINI Cooper S. I wasn't expecting to like this car so much.. but its excellent... So much so..... This is Poppy, a 2015 MINI Cooper JCW. You could say we are a small car Family!! Now were in Florida we had to get Huyi some Floridian plates And we could start taking her to some shows. Bearing in mind it gets really hot here so whilst I love driving her it's somethings not the most comfortable!! 1st off VW Space Coast Show Then Fixx Fest! Where she ran into another Polo!! I don't think this one has a full US Visa Next up Eurotripper And she won a Mutts Nutts award And she has kinda been in hibernation since then!! The MINI's have had some love.. Clemmie got some new shoes Poppy got a new exhaust... which comes with a noisy button and a personalized plate! Also 'British' front plate and a Carbon air intake And Huyi got her own plate too!! So this sort of brings you up to date! :)
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    Next, some goodies arrived. I was very pleased with my new gifts to myself. @citrus (Ross) sold me his stainless Powerflow exhaust. I first heard it at the polo show in 2015 and I told him that as soon as he decides to sell it, I'm ready to buy it. It sounds fantastic with a nice wee rasp similar to classic Minis. IMAG4497 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4502 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4510 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4532 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr Off with the old Jetex exhaust. Thank God. IMAG4533 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4534 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4535 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4537 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4538 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4539 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4540 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4540 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4542 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4543 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr I quite liked seeing the subframe hanging down when coming out of Morrisons. IMAG4546 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4577 (1) by Scott McDougall, on Flickr Some new plastics for the seat runners. IMAG4646 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr I decide to leave the original central runner because it felt much higher quality than the new one I was going to replace it with. IMAG4647 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr
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    The next pictures I have are finally clearing out my garage to get the car in; welding pipe to my rear seats and bushings to some headrests so that I can have headrests in the rear; and some general photos of the car out and about. IMAG4301-01 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4302 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4303 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4304 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4305 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4350 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4351 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4352 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4353 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4354 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4355 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4356 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4357 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4358 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4359 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4360 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG4364 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr
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    My mate, Grant and I decided to take our wee toys out and grab a few photos one night. 13641261_1750578718551817_9054151420549084599_o by Scott McDougall, on Flickr 13584697_1750578698551819_6599146447889432160_o by Scott McDougall, on Flickr 13613313_1750578745218481_2540286226329162913_o by Scott McDougall, on Flickr 13585049_1750578751885147_5680876717323910197_o by Scott McDougall, on Flickr 13603627_1750578761885146_8491825349292204496_o by Scott McDougall, on Flickr 13603379_1750578715218484_2055280512237849184_o by Scott McDougall, on Flickr 13641173_1750578781885144_6241650920465728138_o by Scott McDougall, on Flickr 13584707_1750578798551809_4120261220410942480_o by Scott McDougall, on Flickr 13580379_1750578848551804_1577863123796637867_o by Scott McDougall, on Flickr 13575947_1750578808551808_7033017796566864651_o by Scott McDougall, on Flickr 13575869_1750578865218469_3438171052988661902_o by Scott McDougall, on Flickr 13603438_1750578831885139_3377000710198095386_o by Scott McDougall, on Flickr 13580383_1750578905218465_8412029735860665047_o by Scott McDougall, on Flickr 13613575_1750578911885131_2931711772014852671_o by Scott McDougall, on Flickr 13640922_1750578931885129_4955716657359096812_o by Scott McDougall, on Flickr
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    nice base to start with. there will always be teething problems when buying second hand car so keep at it. also mercato blue is the best colour 6n2 out there, good choice
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    Turns out its not and ABF engine but an ACE which is a an audi late spec 9a with a ABF head and 15mm shorter Already had kr cams in it so it should be hitting 150 or there abouts
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    Its nice to be back on the road in a old VW again! Really Happy with the ride of the h+r cup kit + stage 2 Subframe /ARB blocks have transformed the handling. After driving it for a few weeks I started to notice the carpet getting damp I knew it was rust around the battery tray but wasn't expecting a hole this big! The battery bracket was hiding the worse behind it, going to make a new one New metal clamped in place, tried to make the patch as small as possible/ as resemble original, copying spot weld positions etc Welding wasn't the best due to crappy access in this area but it will do, I have a classic mini so am quite used to welding in small spaces! Spot welded Bracket , more primer then seam sealer both sides
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    Is this a brand new dizzy or 2nd hand? Hall sender dying when hot gave me grief years ago. It's attached to engine so gets warmer than a coil. Or other suspicion is vacuum leak. Is there a hard pipe to brake servo? If that's got a tiny split, the ECU will compensate during warmup injecting more fuel and advancing timing, but won't be able to overcome the extra air at higher loads once warm. You might be able to detect a leak by spraying cold start or carb cleaner on pipes/junctions. Also - does it play up (lose power) gradually or jerkily?
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    Either https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/mobile/product_list/124. Or http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/product.php/1030/battery-starter-cable tbh even the wiring on a 6N2 isn't up to the job so replacing with decent sized wire from either of these will be a great improvement
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    arent you supposed to lightly oil the head/washer ? stop it binding otherwise all dry ...be a good idea to get brass manifold nuts from ebay , better chance they will come undone in the future
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    I've always done headbolts without any extra oil/lube/grease other than the protective coating they might have in the box. Reason 1, the hydraulic force could split the block. Reason2, setting the torque correctly depends on the expected friction. Sump bolt is in oil. Exhaust manifold studs are too hot to rust, but are always a pain.
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    It has been a long time coming but Geoffrey will be finished in 2018. I can't wait.
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    Job mostly done for now. Didn't replace the rubber boots on the slide pins (even though I have them) I was too concerned that it would be too tricky with the calipers on the car and I didn't want the fuss but do feel a bit guilty having not done it. Maybe in the spring with or without caliper overhaul. The calipers wound back really nicely with a C style clamp and block of wood so was pleased about that and gave me more confidence to proceed. New slide pins with silicone grease. CeraTec on backs of pads and all other bits that needed it (swivel hub slide bits for the pads). Yes I know I probably overdid the grease but I was rushing with the rain and I don't have steady hands at all. I didn't get anything on pads and discs and hopefully all the water I've been through over the last few days hasn't washed it where it shouldn't be. Car feels good - going gentle on the brakes but then I always do anyway. Big thanks again to nige8021 and steeveo3002!! Here's some pictures - P.S. the upturned buckets aided with holding the calipers up - not the car! Thought it would make a good picture though!
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    Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292339573839 Headbolts Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172872934551
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    That is super nice excellent work
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    These always seem to be 1l Nice colour, looks pretty solid. Saloon was never popular at launch but is now one of peoples favourites
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    @B-shaw fix this plz
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    Halfords will do a generic one that will do the job, will probably start around 20nm so will cover almost all engine work. think 1st stage headbolts are 40nm then 60nm then 180 degree turn. each stage in sequence
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    Same bore so straight in. Was just looking at cranks to find one with less than 72 stroke to keep you under 1.3 but theres nothing between 59 and 72
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    Funnily enough I was thinking the same. Excellent build as always! You can tell you're an engineer!
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    The aau has a shorter stroke so you may want to use gt pistons to up the comp ratio to 10.1 theyre £30 each new Golf afm too will increase airflow and feed the injectors and cam better Use a std ebay cone filter and itll over breath low revs but increase the power top end, smaller filter will give better acceleration low down but run out of puff higher up Using a vernier pulley can help you find the right spot on the cam to keep the power where you want it
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    Try this company https://www.tayna.co.uk/Car-Batteries-C48.html gets good reviews on other forums
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    Also use a razor to clean the surface of the block and head of any gasket Idealy get the head skimmed but if the gasket hasnt blown to a massive degree you can get away with reusing it New gasket has to face a certain way up Rocker cover bolts are 6nm overdo them just a shade and they snap. There is a sequence for undoing and doing up head bolts so the head doesnt warp Has the gasket gone or is this for good measure? Be a good time to place the thermostat coolent sensors and rad sensor as theyre quite cheap and itll help it run better. Use a genuine vw coolent temp sensor, blue one on thermo
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    ivejust burned them out, took about 80ml of a gas can. rubber hardens then pop out. much cheaper than acetone and all them products.
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    Probably be a queue forming for rack clevis Excellent build
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    The golf afm does make a difference to the mid and higher rev range, losses a little low down but its worth the swap I did try a smalled cone filter as the large over breaths low down and again it was the same effect , quicker 20-50 but becomes restrictive over that Idealy id like to modify a gt airbox to fit the golf afm
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    Check your cam and crank position, also dizzy rotation affects the ignition timing. If yours is set to far to retarad itll conk out and run lumpy
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    if all 3 bolts are out of the pump its just held on with corrosion , id use a small pry bar to lever it off , can be fairly rough with it
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    This is dope as hell man top work
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    Elring is good quality. Is the skimmer refitting valves with new seals? Hope this is not too much advice... It's not the belt that matters... it's the top and bottom of the engine that need to move in sync so the opening valves don't collide with rising pistons Crank moves twice the rate of cam so you need to be able to visualise/workout where the pistons are without being able to see them. You need to first set the engine to TopDeadCentre for cylinder 1(cambelt end), and the timing marks on crank pulley and cam pulley should line up. Then double check with something straight and long down number 1 spark plug hole (i use a wooden chopstick) that the piston cannot move any higher and find the midpoint of any visible movement. With rocker cover removed the inlet and exhaust rocker fingers for cylinder 1 should both face upwards at TDC. If timing marks don't line up at this point then seek help. Then rotate crank pulley anticlockwise 90 degrees. This should bring all pistons to halfway down cylinder. The chopstick or whatever will descend by half the engine's stroke. Then leave the crank pulley alone. If you turn it you'll operate the oil pump.... Now you can remove the cambelt and the head (bolts in correct order by correct amounts to stop warping or a single bolt becoming immovable). Loosening the water pump (3x 10mm bolts) is the reason for draining coolant. Releasing cambelt tension I find a long blunt screwdriver in water pump housing lugs works. It's an eccentric hole and it comes loose the opposite way to a bolt. May as well fit a new water pump. Later you can refit a head with cam fitted and its valves in any crazy position and turn camshaft clockwise until back at TDC because pistons are safely out of the way. Keep two old bolts to use as guidance studs. Chop heads off old bolts and cut slot for screwdriver. Put them in outer rear holes (not tight) and lower down these. Then turn crank clockwise 90 degrees to move piston 1 back to TDC, and refit and tension belt. And finally very carefully by hand rotate crank two full rotations clockwise (no spark plugs in) feeling for any medium resistance that is unwanted contact.. light resistance is valve springs. It should get back to TDC. With plugs in you'll feel compression of air against closed valves. Then refit manifolds, refill fluids, reconnect electrics, check for leaks, enjoy the car. Mistakes you can make... removing and fitting camshaft pulley back to front, so lining up the wrong '.' at its rim with pointer on the block. moving the crank with belt while tensioning - only twist the belt don't pull it. cracking the water pump housing. fitting a new belt of wrong size or tooth shape (it's worth fitting a new cambelt and auxbelt - while doing this job). not reassembling in reverse order.. I found the water pump plate could not be re-fitted because the cam pulley got in the way.
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    Got it to Surrey rolling road at the weekend so i could finely know how much its was putting out and if the map needed altering and well I it did. It made 177hp running lean across the board and pinging like a bitch lower down the revs, done just over 200miles like that id say i would have melted a piston if they where still cast. Struggling to find someone to map it, no one touches the old digifant ecu's no more, its forcing me to go aftermarket. Im going to install water meth and sort the map i think i could squeeze out 185-190hp from it.
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    Sadly it wasn't ready in time. Maybe next year mate. Thanks bro
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    Spent abit of time painting some parts on the engine and general clean,came out well
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    I've been chasing leaks on mine for most of the time I've had it. The conclusion I've come to is this: Polos leak. No matter what you do, water gets in. But I've tried all sorts, so see if these help. The boot on mine needed adjusting when I bought it, as it had dropped slightly on the passenger side. This was crushing the rubber seal and water was pooling in the bottom corner, then overflowing into the car. The rubber inlays between the quarter lights and moving door windows can drop slightly, this lets a dribble in too. Look for grommets in the scuttle tray which are missing, split or loose. And while you're there, check your drain holes aren't blocked with leaves and compost. Windscreen fitters tend not to fit the rubber seal properly. I made one company refit mine as there was a gap on the bottom corner which was pissing water in behind the dashboard. Don't let them do what they originally did to mine as a fix - fill the rain channels with sealant will also make it leak. If you've had an alarm and/or central locking fitted then you can guarantee the membranes behind your door cards will have been mauled. TBH these are shit anyway so it's worth checking that they're not torn or hanging off. Easy to repair or make a replacement. I did: Driver's side was beyond repair: But good enough to become a template. That's a polythene sheet from B&Q: I salvaged the three dimensional bit from the old one: Also worth noting that there's a vent in the bottom of the door. The membrane has a flap which goes over the inner part of this and stops it letting rain in. The people who fitted my alarm left this flap on the inside of the vent, so water just runs down the back of the plastic and into the footwell. Make sure any wiring between the door and A pillar isn't getting trapped in the door seal. That'll stop it sealing properly. I've also found water from the boot tends to run in under the rear seat and pool there. If your foot wells are dry, then check it's also dry under the rear seats. Battery tray is an obvious one that's been covered on here already. Sunroof drain holes - check they're not bunged up or water will come in through the roof too! I think that's it...
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    Thatcham's body repair manual for a 1982 Mk2 Polo

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