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  1. 5 points
  2. A big thank you to all who attended. Smaller numbers attending than we had hoped for after so many people asking if we could return to Billing but as the weather was so hot it might of put people off ? We know some of you had problems booking and this has already been mentioned to the Pure Leisure group HQ. Special thanks to the BBQ team of @Liz & @Polo6n1600i and the truckers @jonPDpolo & @kwijibo_coupe for driving to Nottingham to collect/return the marque from the storage depot. Hope to see you all and a lot more for next years event as it wil
    4 points
  3. One I shot not too long ago whilst on a cheeky country road blast
    4 points
  4. Model - Polo coupe s Engine - MH 1272 cc Colour - Tornado red Suspension - Standard Brakes - Standard Wheels - Hockenheim alloys Exterior - Standard After looking for another polo for quite a while I managed to find this little gem. The last owner of this had a white coupe up for sale as a project that I was going to look and, however he had a red coupe s in his drive along with a blue gt. As soon as my eyes landed on this I knew straight away I had to get it. Picked it up fairly locally and off I
    3 points
  5. Start of another car. Picked up this car recently which is in need of a bit of work to put it mildly plus in need of a lot of new parts. 1977 Polo L in Manilla Green with Tobacco interior. Here's what I'm starting with, and the start of my parts hunt... Some panels first; a sill, the floors both sides, tunnel patch, rear valance, patch in the spare wheel well and back end of the rear wheel arches... Picked up something to help when I get round to the mechanics, an August 1977 dealer workshop manual in English, lovely thing especiall
    3 points
  6. no dont paint it ...it relies on the small serrations on the edge to work properly
    3 points
  7. ^ you can use a long screwdriver as a prybar to move the lever on the brake shoe enough to hook the cable in , no shoe removal needed , did mine last week
    3 points
  8. Loving the Ziebart sticker, my grandad had a Cortina with the same one. It worked well, there wasn't a spot of rust on the sticker. The rest of the car..... different story.
    3 points
  9. We are looking for entries for the 2021 Club Polo calendar. The rules are simple, just post up a picture, the picture must be one that you have taken (or you have the permission of the photographer to use it) and you must be able to send me a high res or raw version. I'll be in contact via PM should we want a full size picture but it is not a guarantee you'll be included in the calendar. We as always want well thought out scenic landscape photos. Portrait photos taken in Morrison's car park with a Snapchat filter will not be considered! The
    3 points
  10. Thanks for the sympathy, but I no longer need it! Through a combination of persistance, desperation and luck, I have fixed the gearbox in situ. For any future unfortunates who find themselves in this particular trouble, here is what I did. It may not work for everyone: 1. Understand the problem. The end of the bolt protrudes into the inside of the gearbox, and passes through a hole in the middle of a pivot plate that is used to select reverse gear. The bolt acts as the shaft that the plate pivots around. When the bolt is removed, the pivot plate drops out of place a bit due
    3 points
  11. Turned out to be earth cable! Where it's attached at the base of the cam belt cover, the bolt was loose, thread was chewed up. Ran jump cable from battery negative to engine and it fired up first time!!!!!!! Think i'll stick to flipping meat for a living!!!! Thank you very much for the help and guidance guys. I got there in the end. X
    3 points
  12. So it turns out I'm crap at updating forum threads these days. Needless to say the car is still lurking. Hopefully you'll have caught my updates in Performance VW - and if not, why not? Ironically, having ended my last post saying tyres would come next, push came to shove. My car managed to collect a screw in its front passenger side Toyo just after its MOT last year and, recognising that I live in Wales, I decided to get myself a set of Uniroyal Rainsport 3s for it. Annoyingly this all happened around the time I ditched my full time editorship and went freelance (a year last week
    3 points
  13. I do still have car its parked in my garage gathering dust not restored yet due to family issues
    3 points
  14. 84 Steilheck from Holland
    3 points
  15. Thanks Guy. I'll be taking on board with what has been said along with Saint. I'm going to try and find ways of incorporating Insta on the forums and bring the social media over to the platform to make it more prominent. The community software is limited to what can be done with social media. I've already setup the API's so people can login with FB and Twitter. I'll try to have some brain waves and see what I can do.
    3 points
  16. Well, time for an update on this. In July 2018 JC contacted me asking if I wanted to buy this saloon. I was hesitant at first just because I know how much work JC has put into this car and I knew I'd want to change a few things if it were mine. But I've always wanted a saloon, I've always wanted to try bike carbs and I've wanted another mk2 since my last one died of tin worm. So it wasn't long until I said yes and we got the ball rolling to transfer ownership to myself. In November JC became an absolute legend in my eyes by driving this car all the way up to Peterh
    3 points
  17. Well, it's been a while. Figured I'd drop in and say hi. The Polo is still here, obviously. Well, technically it's not as it's stashed in my parents' garage at the moment because we're having work done on the driveway and my garage is full of builders' tools. But I still have it. And, since my last update, I'm now a Dad of three. Because who needs sleep, and hobbies? What's new? It's got boost return hoses for the first time: 42543B6D-86F5-4389-AE01-E8BD29146981 by alexgrantuk, on Flickr This turned into a bit of a 'mare as I had most, but not all, of the
    3 points
  18. guys and girls thank you to everyone that showed sorry to those that had to miss but what a fantastic day and a fab range of cars and some really nice people, thanks to everyone who came and said hello now I'm off to put some after sun on as I'm quite red now. see you all next year
    3 points
  19. Next up some exhaust mods, the exhaust on the car looks to be made from stainless of decent quality but has a bit of a home made look about it, especially the welds. Anyway the tailpipe was routed to dip down below the rear bumper and stuck out a fair bit. These photos are of it in my bench vice but hopefully you get the idea. 20180418_212523 by Steven Thomson, on Flickr 20180418_212546 by Steven Thomson, on Flickr So what I wanted to do was to tuck it in a bit and have it come out at more of an angle rather than straight back. Choppy choppy. 20180419_10362
    3 points
  20. Thank you for your replies. It’s in the garage now and through the insurance. Had a few private quotes that were around the £3k mark. My insurance is with admiral - I’m a key worker and they’ve said it’s important to keep me on the road so I can get to work. Therefore, they’ve paid my £500 excess and given me a free courtesy car for the duration of the repairs. I couldn’t be more complimentary of them!!
    2 points
  21. Greetings from Seattle, USA! I owned this exact car (K786 VVV) in 1994 and joined this forum just to post here. I've attached a photo of it from when I owned it in Surrey back in the day. This was my first fast car and I absolutely loved it! It was so light and nimble. I eventually sold it for a Blackberry Metallic Corrado VR6 a year or so later. It's fun to see it again after all these years, still clinging to life. When I bought this car, the dealer said there were five cars in this spec that were prizes at a Genesis tour, and all the ones that came to the UK had similar license plates - but
    2 points
  22. Got the glass and brightwork fitted except for the tailgate chrome strip and the front/rear screen chrome-bead. Starting to look more complete with the grill placed in but not fitted yet as I forgot to take down the clips.
    2 points
  23. Thanks Mark, but I only know bits and pieces about 9N/9N3 era stuff, and the odd snippet about Pierburg carbs from yesteryear. :)
    2 points
  24. Welcome to the site, don't worry most of us are getting old now! The 6n2 GTI's are a good fun car. The only weak spot is the gearbox, but the issues with them are well known enough that they're not that expensive to get sorted either before or after the event.
    2 points
  25. 2 points
  26. Ok since my last post things have mostly been getting rid of the crumbly and welding the good.... ... floors, valance, rear wings... ... inner wings... ...and more... ...unsurprisingly front panel... ...NOS front panel and front wings. So after all that I needed a bling pick-me-up so got the brakes refurbed... ...and of course, especially during lockdown, I've been buying more parts! Metalwork almost done ready for the pre-body strip down, now if I could onl
    2 points
  27. Never noticed any difference in any of the carb cleaner sprays. All with toluene work well. Never dared use brake cleaner which is more vicious. Can of compressed air for cleaning keyboards and a length of 3mm diameter silicone tube. Seafoam dissolves fuel varnish. Dismantle and scrape with wood like a chopstick. Not the tiny holes or jets. If in a really bad state (ethanol phase separation yellow crud). An ultrasonic bath and a new set of gaskets. If water damaged corrosion white crusty powdered aluminium, new carb or fuel injection convers
    2 points
  28. 2 points
  29. rap quality pic but just wanted to share 🙂
    2 points
  30. Had a bit of time today so finished off installing the new cat and joining it up with the rest of the exhaust. As per their instructions I 'ran it in' on idle for 10 minutes and then went for a normal drive around the block. Put in a second-hand but presumed well-working Bosch lambda probe (although I have a new one coming just in case this one isn't up to the job). Well it sounds better - guess the exhaust is that much straighter than it used to be and a heap of it is stainless now, got a nice throat to it on a rev. Can't tell if its that much better than before or not but I can't
    2 points
  31. good stuff some folk add an extra to the o2 sender for good measure too
    2 points
  32. Hi all, Had a great weekend with many old friends, big thanks to Andy for the hospitality. Here is a link to my photos from the weekend (Matt Style), I hope you can view them. Let me know if you cannot and I will re-check the links. https://1drv.ms/u/s!ArgRjvxdTzWMgdEchXwk4VAhg3-ELw?e=LChR6V Second Linky is for Jess specifically (my doggies), the Collie is Rocky and the small brown thing is Lexie. https://1drv.ms/u/s!ArgRjvxdTzWMgdEaw8qovhem23TWtQ?e=sbwjeN Matt 🙂
    2 points
  33. Not got heaps of experience myself but from one of the closeups of the arch in the classified it looked like they had been - the corrosion and the lack of a nice square crease seemed a giveaway!
    2 points
  34. The days Come the poloscome out of its cacoon, the engine can come out of my mums kitchen, it’s home for years. She’ll be happy understatement hahahah looking all the bits and bobs thinking were the feck does that go it might be a bit of a way off but wish me luck appreciate any help
    2 points
  35. right updates over 2018 i converted to mpi , didnt go as smoothly as expected and i struggled to sort a few issues with how it ran , eventually sorted it towards the end of 2018 brand new head came up for a good price...thought why not then march 2019 treated myself to this...still need to fit it
    2 points
  36. After front mounting of the seat I saw the rust under the right seat slide: And drilled it out Then I cleaned it of rust: And installed it back. Intermediate photo of the inner part of the rocker panel, or how it's correct name:
    2 points
  37. Yeah as above, ATS pepperpots
    2 points
  38. And some from the press launch of the new Polo back in January... Cheers! Rich
    2 points
  39. Although I don't own it anymore, I did take this picture (it also got picked up by CarThrottle's IG and got somewhere in the region of 14000 likes )
    2 points
  40. Unfortunately it's a pattern I've seen played out time and time again on the council estate I've lived on all my life. Shit parents raise shit kids. The shit kids grow up into shit "adults" and then become shit parents, who go on to raise shit kids. I belive that all kids have the potential to be good people, but some don't get that chance because through the most important stages of their lives, they are being dragged up by kuntz.
    2 points
  41. Bit of a dick comment about the dudes parents and it shows a lack of understanding of the issues affecting young people. Save your judgemental comments for else where.
    2 points
  42. She's waiting in this state since 2015 : I bought this 88' GT with 390.000 km in 03/2018 ! All part is good but the body shell is very bad condition, rust every were... Ready, gooo ! 9 holes plug on the floor of trunk ! New paint ! Little cleaning ! Cutting... Back for the original interior ! It's run ! With my PLS and weitec -8/-6 ! 3 month for this job ! I'm so happy
    2 points
  43. So mainly been doing little maintenance bits to the polo these last few months but it's running really well, love screaming it down the local country lanes!
    2 points
  44. on mine (88) you can pull the shafts out with all the suspension intact ...just has to be raised and on full lock , is very tight and looks like theyre stuck but they do come out hated doing my gearbox....best thing that helped me was a brace over the top and a stout ratchet strap to the box, could adjust that to be holding the box at whatever level you want then youre able to to wiggle it on
    2 points
  45. 2 points
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