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  1. A couple of pictures from the show
    6 points
  2. 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
    4 points
  3. 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
  4. One I shot not too long ago whilst on a cheeky country road blast
    4 points
  5. 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
  6. Well after my failure yesterday with no idle and rough running, it turned out not to be the Carb flange after all! The brown wire that runs from the carb to the engine block for the carb earth had come adrift, so my idle cut off valve wasn’t operating! I ended up re-crimping the ends as the wire was about to break anyway, plus it was slack on the block end connector. Still think I’ve got a very slight leak from the flange, but I’m hanging on as long as possible before replacing the genuine one with a potentially poor quality replacement..
    3 points
  7. 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
  8. Took it to C&M last night for the StrassenKultur evening and… well this was awesome.
    3 points
  9. I was a little worried that my bodywork skills may be a little sub par, but the paint bloke had very little to do other than paint it.
    3 points
  10. Three days later it was done.
    3 points
  11. no dont paint it ...it relies on the small serrations on the edge to work properly
    3 points
  12. ^ 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. I do still have car its parked in my garage gathering dust not restored yet due to family issues
    3 points
  19. 84 Steilheck from Holland
    3 points
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Hi all. Just wanted to say a public and huge thanks to Nige8021. He is really knowledgeable and super keen to help. In PMs he's provided me with loads of detail and some helpful suggestions which I will use. My girlfriend should be mobile again quite soon. Engine code AUD confirmed and plan in place! Thanks Nige.
    2 points
  23. It is a little late in the day to answer this, but since you mention it, the purpose of the blue (D+) is for exiting the rotor coil, this is necessary because the rotor dose not (or at least, is not intended to) retain any 'residual' magnetism which would initiate charging - so what you say is true. You could also take the opportunity to increase the cross sectional area of the main output cable (Red) to take advantage of the greater alternator output, but unless you have extra electrical loads to 'normal' this is not essential. Vehicle Wiring Products have a range of cable si
    2 points
  24. Right guys and girls, vwnw is going ahead this year, I have 10 passes for whom ever would like to attend, however you do have to purchase tickets in advance this year, the link is on the vwnw website https://www.tattonparkvwshow.com/ meeting point will be the Swan Hotel in bucklow Hill as it has been forever lol, so come one come all and let's show off those polo's that have been couped up for so long, it's time to shine. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
    2 points
  25. If the sills are bad and it's full of water, then the floor pans aren't going to be pretty. Expect a big restoration job, so in all honesty, I'd prbably give it a miss unless it was very, very cheap.
    2 points
  26. that'll be fine my mot guys Stevie wonder 😂
    2 points
  27. Last week I spoke to Billing and they are reviewing the planned events on a weekly basis with regard to the information they have been given by HMG, at present there is no reason to cancel the event, we agreed to talk again in the middle of next month. As I'm sure you can appreciate things are changing almost on a daily/hourly basis, so keep checking the news and stay safe, if there is anything that changes we will let you know ASAP
    2 points
  28. Excellent work! Its looking great, I cannot wait to see it in person at some point
    2 points
  29. More progress over the weekend. Firstly cleaning up the carpets with the same product I used on the seats. In addition to the two main fitted carpet pieces there is a section for the base of the A-pillar on both sides which I stuck on with spray adhesive. Pleased with how the carpet came out so got the seats and under-dash trays in. Next job was the parcel shelf which was missing the pivot pins on both sides meaning it just sat on the rubber hooks that hold the seat base to the top mounts.
    2 points
  30. So I managed to get the chrome trim into the front and rear screen seals with plenty of soapy water. I'd also fitted the dealer sticker that @Lovejoy kindly remade for me based on the screwed-up fragment I found in the rear inner wing 2 years ago. Also a Ziebart Rustproofing shield sticker just as a joke considering how rusty this thing was (well it makes me laugh). Fitted the NOS rear badge, wing mirrors, wipers, front plate etc. Then it was time for the drive home. Made it and test fitted the correc
    2 points
  31. 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
  32. This is a guide to testing your alternator I found in Practical Classics. 1) Connect a multimeter across the battery terminals, it should read at least 12volts with the engine not running, Start the engine and it should then read 14~15volts, Switch on the headlights full beam, Heated rear window & heater fan on full speed, the voltage should still read 14~15volts 2) Test the Rectifier/Regulator, Put your multimeter to the 20 volt AC range, and with the engine running put the probes on the battery terminals, If the rectifier is faulty there will be an AC voltage shown on the meter, you sh
    2 points
  33. Pete,you're just a fountain of knowledge when it comes to polo's,don't know what we'd all do without you
    2 points
  34. 2 points
  35. 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
  36. I'm impressed, you found the only thing Lancia ever made that hasn't rusted away!
    2 points
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. A warning for everyone 😄
    2 points
  40. That thing will be better than new when finished! Love this thread
    2 points
  41. athe broken earth made the car think it was freezing outside , car ran overly rich and ruined the o2 sensor and cat by running so rich the blue temp sender and its wiring are key to these cars running right - any problems go straight to this , cheap and easy to repair and always use a genuine part
    2 points
  42. good stuff some folk add an extra to the o2 sender for good measure too
    2 points
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
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