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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. 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
  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. 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
    3 points
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. I do still have car its parked in my garage gathering dust not restored yet due to family issues
    3 points
  11. 84 Steilheck from Holland
    3 points
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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 ha
    3 points
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
    3 points
  19. Engines now in, to say im happy is an understatement! Im totally buzzing!
    3 points
  20. Some goodies arrived for this during the week. So I now have a nice, shiny H&R 60/40 kit for this. Should be a big improvement over the cheapy TA Technix coilovers that were on there. Also ordered some de-greaser, a pressure spray bottle and a bag of rags to clean the engine bay. Finally on top of the bag of rags there is a pair of handbrake cable adaptors for the pending rear discs conversion :) (Ignore the 30 year old, granny spec carpet...) Got started on the engine clean at the weekend, this is before. This is after. Still so
    3 points
  21. Of course Sam, be good to see you dude
    3 points
  22. Been once before myself, that was last year. Turned up with @Jake and it was a decent day out. Very cheap dyno runs for members. Only reason I didn't go this year was I recently had mine on a dyno after I'd finished tuning it, that and a few of my mates that would've fancied it were busy. I think your main problem is lots of the original clubpolo guys go to it, maybe not so this year though. But I think the 9n/9n3 lot and beyond just don't bother with forums because they can ask plenty of stupid stuff quickly on Facebook and get answers immediately and be spoon fed. O
    3 points
  23. 15 Stages To Detailing For Beginners We have just uploaded a new video to our youtube channel. In the video we walk you through 15 stages of detailing for beginners. So, If you're new to the world of detailing why not head over and give it a watch to get an idea on how to detail your vehicle.
    3 points
  24. I can't decide what picture I like best so I decided to throw up my three favourites. Poloshow-4 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr Poloshow-5 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr Poloshow-6 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr
    3 points
  25. 69 quid https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FUEL-TANK-RESERVOIR-PETROL-INJECTION-DIGIJET-TWC-42-L-FOR-VW-VOLKSWAGEN-POLO-86C/383606583276?fits=Model%3APolo&hash=item5950bbefec:g:EfYAAOSwphFe9TZW
    2 points
  26. Good morning Pete, the one thing that does happen is that the interior light occasionally doesn't come on when the door is opened, I must admit I put it down to the latch assembly being on its last legs, similar to the one I have just replaced on my wife's Beetle! Just to add that whenever I'm measuring current draw I do always latch the door as if it were shut so that the interior light is out, do you think that even if the light is out the there could still some how be a draw on the interior light circuit? I'll do the interior light disconnect this evening and report back with
    2 points
  27. Had a bit of spare time today after a job interview, so with everywhere being nice and dry, I dug this out. Whilst driving I couldn't help but notice a rhythmic miss fire every 10 seconds - as though the ignition switch was being flicked off then on again. A quick root around under the bonnet revealed that the plug on the knock sensor had disintegrated, effectively unplugging it. I cobbled it all back together again, and the weird miss fire was gone - I guess I'd better order one up! Had a good ride out in it, then put it back in the garage until next time. 🙂
    2 points
  28. Hi Team Well this is my new purchess Know very ;little about the history of the car but as you can see needs alittle work Main Jobs i will be doing Service Sort rust gt clocks longterm respray modify (possible engine conversion) All comments welcome good or bad i don't mind either I don't take offence easily
    2 points
  29. Camera on phone is pants so excuise the poor pics.
    2 points
  30. Sorry for the lack of updates, progress has been a bit slow getting all the bodywork issues sorted to be honest and a lot of it has ended up in the dustpan! Plus issues with the fitment of the existing exhaust & fuel tank for which part numbers seem to be right but fit is iffy. I have still been building up the parts stash though, most recently a boxed NOS hard-rim steering wheel and NOS trim parts for the leading edges of both the front wings as well as a set of '74-'76 Audi 50 waist trims for the sides - all stainless with a flick up on rear quarter rather than t
    2 points
  31. Just because a battery comes with a higher Amp Hour capacity (To put this in very crude terms, this means a larger bucket full of electricity!) it doesn't necessarily follow that it can provide a high cranking current (again very crudely - a larger tap to allow the electricity out) Let's have a look at the meaning of some of these terms: Volts = electrical pressure Current (measured in Amperes or Amps for short) = electrical flow Ohms = resistance to flow Watts = unit of electrical power Amp Hours can not be taken literally, as you might imagine that
    2 points
  32. 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
  33. It's that time of year again, we are looking for entries for the 2019 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. We as always want well thought out scenic photos. There are 12 months plus a cover picture that we need to fill. If you have a specific month you'd like to see your picture if it were chosen then by all means let us know when submitting your entry. I'l
    2 points
  34. The Polo Social, what is it? The Polo Social is a social event held on 28 June ~ 01 July 2019 that is put on by Club Polo which is open to all VW Polo owners from any Club. So, if you are part of a local club bring everyone down and grab a spot in the field. What to Expect? A relaxed event where you can catch up with other members, see their cars and meet new people from the club. Expect a big club meet which lasts the weekend with some beers and BBQs! What’s going on? Details are yet to be finalised but plans are for the club BBQ to return on the Sat
    2 points
  35. And I already thought that at the 5speed it is more powerful, but most likely I have the right one installed, because nothing hinders the box
    2 points
  36. 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
  37. any more for this weekend guys and girls. convoy info for anyone interested will be an 8.00am departure from lymm services heading down to the show. I shall be at lymm prior to our departure with stand passes in hand.
    2 points
  38. Didn't realise it was February when I last worked on this. Just laziness more than anything else. Anyway I've got a load of parts sitting so decided it is time to stop making excuses and get to work. Started off with a set of front struts that I cleaned and gave a quick lick of black paint. 20180413_155302 by Steven Thomson, on Flickr One last look at the inserts before they are hidden forever, just to prove it is H&Rs going in not some cheap rubbish. 20180413_160954 by Steven Thomson, on Flickr All built up with the spring and top mount.
    2 points
  39. A rolling road sub forum might be good, where people can view pics and vids aswell as post their own independant visits. People can post printouts and specs Keep it strictly rolling road focused I use the forum alot so dont abandon it for trends, it should work with other media
    2 points
  40. I've been saying it for long enough with no one listening, but I'll say it again... It's all about promotion and using social media effectively. You need to start thinking about promoting the next event when you are running the current event. Take interesting pictures, videos, then use them the following year to get discussion going and posts shared. Have a look on YouTube, there haven't been any decent videos from it that are easy to find in the last 5 years. Forget the forum, it's not what people use any more. Use a static, interesting, webpage, microsite, Facebook e
    2 points
  41. After my wee trip, I decided to give the car a machine polish to freshen it up. IMAG5113 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG5115 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG5116 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG5120 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG5126 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG5129 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr IMAG5157 by Scott McDougall, on Flickr This is the obligatory “look how big modern cars are now” shot taken by every 86C Polo owner. IMAG5165 by Scott McDougall, on
    2 points
  42. Hooray! Enjoy your polo. You can swap the speedo over to keep same miles; it's mechanical behind all that bendy circuit board. Just be very careful of the reset button passing through the hole. Rev counter is electric. Only needs earth, the red/black wire and +ve. Maybe the edge connector contacts are not all good on old clocks? If the oil level is good and there are no oil leaks then it could be the pump is worn, but you would have the high speed oil pressure buzzer (J112 circuit) ruining your life over 2500rpm. Oil pressure gauge is only way to
    2 points
  43. 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 bear
    2 points
  44. Bonnet been changed? Standard headlights?? I remember there being an issue with the auto levelling on the xenons. Standard interior back in is probably a good shout. Still got the 280mm momo wheel? Was a bastard to control with a tiny wheel but it looked cool! How is it running?? Still on G60 steels?
    2 points
  45. First Welcome to the forum. Yours is a 6K2 it is actually closer related to a Seat Cordoba than a Polo, so if your looking for spares look for Seat before you look for Polo ones :)
    2 points

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