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  1. 4 points
    One I shot not too long ago whilst on a cheeky country road blast
  2. 3 points
    84 Steilheck from Holland
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    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.
  4. 3 points
    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 Peterhead to deliver it to me. I have never had that before and I doubt it will ever happen again. Anyway this was how the car was delivered to me. 20181116_084525 by Steven Thomson, on Flickr 20181116_084539 by Steven Thomson, on Flickr First thing I had to do, fix the handbrake that broke on the way up the road. Was nice and easy, just the cable had snapped. Luckily a new one was already and waiting in the car to be installed. 20181117_125411 by Steven Thomson, on Flickr 20181117_125407 by Steven Thomson, on Flickr Next on the list and first of the major changes to the car, the wheels. I liked the Wolfrace Anniversary wheels, but I just didn't think they suited this car. Mainly due to the size of them. So on went a set of wheels I felt were a better size and period appropriate. A set of 13x6 BBS Mahles. I personally think they transform the look of the car. 20181117_144933 by Steven Thomson, on Flickr Keeping with the wheel theme I decided to change the steering wheel for something a little different but again hopefully in keeping with the period of the car. Standard: 20181128_092130 by Steven Thomson, on Flickr Mountney: 20181128_093618 by Steven Thomson, on Flickr The Mountney not only looks great in my opinion but also feels much better than the original. It is thicker and has a slightly smaller diameter which I think gives the steering a more positive feel. Now onto a running issue, which I was a little scared of at first. JC mentioned that the car didn't seem to like cruising at much above 65, but it would get there fine. So I'm thinking it is maybe a combination of the big wheels, the 8P gearbox and since it has been sitting a while the carbs might need a clean. After changing the wheels to the 13s (which in effect geared the car down) it still didn't like going above 65 on the speedo (probably closer to 60 on these wheels) and if I gave it the beans in 2nd it would fall flat on it's face in 3rd as if it had run out of fuel. Feeling a little out of my depth having never touch a set of carbs I dived right in. 20181116_084501 by Steven Thomson, on Flickr On the advice of @Cymro I removed the little cone filters and stripped the carbs down. To my surprise the carbs were spotless inside, so that meant I could narrow the issue down to one culprit, the fuel delivery. This was the fuel line setup I took off the car. IMG-20181212-WA0015 by Steven Thomson, on Flickr And this (excuse the drawing marks) is how I was going to attempt to improve the issue. 20181212_161955 by Steven Thomson, on Flickr This was the end result. I have spun the fuel pump round 180° and taken a good 6ft in total out of the fuel line that was in the engine bay. Plus the fuel now has a more direct route to the carbs instead of going through quite a few Ts and elbows. 20181213_124639 by Steven Thomson, on Flickr To my surprise...this worked!! Absolutely transformed how the car drove, completely. It will now happily cruise at 90...err 70 without any hesitation and I can give it the beans to the top of every gear without any feeling the car is being starved of fuel. After that the car spent the next few days in this position as I fitted a new exhaust and chased down about 100 cracks and pin holes in the eBay manifold. 20181217_115659 by Steven Thomson, on Flickr Once the exhaust was sorted with about 3kg of welding wire, well I say sorted it is relatively leak free now but I'm still not happy with the sound, I decided to give the car a new face to start 2019 with. I swapped out the smoked indicator and side repeaters in favour of standard orange units and also fitted a single lamp grill. 20181230_113857 by Steven Thomson, on Flickr 20181230_113909 by Steven Thomson, on Flickr Since these photos were taken I have been using the car as a daily and my have I enjoyed doing so! People say bike carbs are unreliable and a nightmare in the winter? My experience of them since the fuel delivery fix has been amazing, the car starts without issue, is happy to set off immediately and is an absolute joy to drive about in. I think the car could do with a shorter gearbox and slightly bigger tyres on the wheels to really finish it off. I should have an 8N gearbox heading my way soon and I plan on putting some 175/60/13 Yoko A539 tyres on the wheels after next pay day. Again I must say a big thanks to @Retrotub for selling my this car and delivering it. Also I feel I have to apologise as I have come away from your intended project/look for the car. But hopefully you approve of everything I have done so far and my future plans.
  5. 3 points
    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 required pipework and was missing the non-return valve that goes into the crankcase breather. Those weren't cheap to get hold of, but not too difficult to source via VW Heritage. And they're 100% worth every penny because I don't think it's ever run better than it does at the moment. I miss the hiss it made when changing gear, but it's smoother and seems quicker than it ever has. Ultimately that's the second most exciting thing fitted this year because... my eldest is no longer in ISOFIX seats. So he can go out in it with me, if I strap his booster into the passenger seat. This thing was my first car back when I was 17, it feels weird being a greying mid-30s Dad, taking my school-age son out in it. But he loves it. Untitled by alexgrantuk, on Flickr So much, in fact, that he seems to think it's his. He'll be signing up on here before I know it: A9B29D8E-FE89-438C-AF13-3F9963E83569 by alexgrantuk, on Flickr We've been to a couple of car meets in it this summer. It needs a proper polish and wax, but I don't know when I'll get the time to do that. Maybe when the kids leave home... Untitled by alexgrantuk, on Flickr Just as well he does like it, as we've outgrown our family car (the Renault), which throws up the need to convoy: Untitled by alexgrantuk, on Flickr Thankfully, though, I've been able to get my hands on this as a daily. It's a beast - 184bhp, 2.0 TDI with a DSG box and pretty much all the options. Not a bad steer, either: 5EBB691D-C1BB-46D1-AEAB-A0B50CB9D7D4 by alexgrantuk, on Flickr This is better, though. Kept my car company for a few days. Good fun: 4E43956F-1771-4F29-A2AC-CB16F899E7D3 by alexgrantuk, on Flickr B2A3AE38-CD33-489B-BB8A-FE630FE6DB9E by alexgrantuk, on Flickr Up GTI was good fun as well. Not quite a complete hot hatch, but a giggle nonetheless. Untitled by alexgrantuk, on Flickr Not much else to report, really. It's just a good all-round day-to-day performance car. Quick, fairly frugal when you want, decent on a long journey, and becoming really quite unusual on the road. It gets quite a lot of attention these days, I guess because you just don't see them around. New tyres next...
  6. 3 points
    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
  7. 2 points
    I do still have car its parked in my garage gathering dust not restored yet due to family issues
  8. 2 points
    Im new here but owned a black 6n2 before thought i would join Club polo Picked her up on Saturday thought I would post a picture!
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    paid alot of attention to engine bay to get it back to factory standard and very pleased with it now
  10. 2 points
    As you can see it only has a ground when it’s in the “on” or “wash” position and when you select front screen wash it gets +12v
  11. 2 points
    Passes will be being posted out in the next day or so If you've had a PM off me, please reply PDQ so can sort your pass out If I've sent you a pass before and you've moved house, please contact me even quicker to make sure your pass arrives! Thanks
  12. 2 points
    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 especially as the car is April 1977. Managed to find a NOS chrome rear bumper from an estate agent in northern Sweden and a NOS front bumper from an Alfa garage on the southern tip of Sardinia so that turned out well - both wrapped in brown paper with the part number on, one with the sticker from the chromer back in the 70's! Picked up some new bumper caps from Heritage and stainless brackets/bolts from Polowerks. Also got some Hella clear indicator lenses for them, the type with the amber insert. According to the very comprehensive model changes pages on www.polo86c.nl (read using Chrome browser which translates the page) the rear bumper must be an August '74 to March '75 Audi 50 one as after that they changed to only one rear number plate light. That said finding two rear number plate lights has been a challenge (without wanting to pay 60-100 euros each on eBay). The existing single number plate light had melted on the inside but I managed to find a pair for sale on a German classifieds site for 10 euros. Also picked up a set of NOS chrome wing mirrors, currently only has one black plastic drivers mirror but i'd prefer two. Sourced replacement parts for the front end, Audi 50 grill, NOS type 86 chrome VW grill badge and two boxed NOS RHD headlights even tho my OCD isn't happy that one is Bosch and the other Hella... Took a bit of searching but managed to find a sales brochure with my model/colours in it and now have a collection of them for pre-facelift Mk1 Polo's. Surprised how many versions they put out, don't know if this was common with earlier/other vehicles? I doubt I have all the versions but the ones I've picked up are: - April '76 for '76 model year - 2 models, 4 interior & 5 exterior colours - August '76 but no model year specified - 3 models, both 14 interior & exterior colours! - October '76 for '77 model year - 3 models, 4 interior & 6 exterior colours - August '77 for '78 model year - 3 models, 4 interior & 6 exterior - January '78 for '78 model year - 3 models, 4 interior & 6 exterior Needless to say it was the multi-combination Aug '76 version which had the combo on my April '77 car but perhaps the brochures were always just a sample and in reality combinations could have been more flexible? Photo below shows them and the second photo has the combination tables for the Apr '76, Oct '76, Aug '77 (same as Jan '78) then the Aug '76 larger underneath. Got some rear end parts; NOS alloy Polo badge, pair of Hella postie lights & a the pair of number plate lights plus a new bootlock seal which is camera shy..
  13. 2 points
    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
  14. 2 points
    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 a 38 Amp Hour (a/h) battery might provide one Amp for thirty eight hours or alternately, 38 Amps for one hour as its title suggests BUT we have to take into consideration something called the 'rate of discharge', which simply put, means that, as current is drawn from the battery, so the voltage becomes less. You can do a lot worse than use the old analogy of thinking of electricity as 'water': The higher the pressure (volts) the faster it will push it along; The larger diameter of the pipe (cable) the easier water (electricity) can flow through it; any restriction in the pipe will offer resistance - if the cable is too 'thin' this will offer electrical resistance (Ohms), causing less current (Amps) to flow (and overheat as it does so). Jokingly, it has been said that electricity is like invisible water flowing along a solid pipe! Joke it might be, but it does help people in grasping the principle. As your new engine appears to be a little tight - no bad thing, providing that (1) it isn't too tight and (2) the tightness is between the pistons and cylinder walls - the starter motor will draw more current to overcome this tightness, this is where Watts comes in - So, if we take the battery voltage as 12 and the starter draws an INITIAL 400 Amps (for the sake of argument) 12 x 400 = 4,800 Watts (not bad when you consider that a one bar electric fire is a 'mere' 1,000 Watts!) (This 4,800 Watts is equivalent to nearly six-and-a- half Horse Power! - 746 Watts = I HP) From the above, you can see why dvderlm recommends that you have a battery with the highest cold cranking output that you can get into your battery box. You can also see why it is vitally important that ALL connections are clean and tight and that cables are of adequate cross sectional area (pipe size) I hope that the above is not too simplistic. Regards
  15. 2 points
    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:
  16. 2 points
    The breadvan has now found a good home, saying our final goodbyes on friday! Looks like it'll be going to a very good home, it's been a blast. Many thanks to all of you for helping me bring the polo back to glory. Who knows, maybe I'll be back with a pokier polo in the future. For now I've got my hands full with the 'rocco.
  17. 2 points
    "beard" That's great. 😃 - "Do you have VW Polo mk2 handbrake?" - "No, but I've got a Lada handbrake in stock."
  18. 2 points
    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'll start the ball rolling with a picture I took of @Ross36's Polo G40. DSC_0326 by Steven Thomson, on Flickr
  19. 2 points
    Yeah as above, ATS pepperpots
  20. 2 points
    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 Saturday night, Show and Shine on the Sunday. We are looking to have some things going Saturday daytime. Where is it? The event is held at Billing Aquadrome, Northampton Billing, NN3 9DA. http://www.billingaquadrome.com/ Tel: 01524 781 453 We have held the event here for a number of years before our recent departure to Kelham Hall, and it’s an excellent venue which really suits the club’s event. There is food available on site and there are also a couple of pubs and a Fish & Chips shop in walking distance. There is also the Mini-Golf, Karting and a leisure centre with a pool. What do you need? If you are camping then you need the general camping gear of tent, sleeping bag, etc. If you want to clean your car up for the show and shine on the Sunday there is a cold-water supply so, bring your bucket and cleaning gear. Also bring some money but there is a cash machine by the entrance to the site. How much does it cost and how to book? If you are camping the rate is £21/night. A pitch is for a tent for up to 4 people, if you have extra cars they may charge you extra. If you are a paid up member there is a discounted rate see this https://www.clubpolo.co.uk/topic/357805-polo-social-2019/ To book head to http://www.billingaquadrome.com/ and click book now. Then please select Shelduck 2 as this is our field. If you are camping for just the Saturday night then its £21 per pitch. You can book this online as per above but you might not be able to select Shelduck 2. Please select another field but just pitch up in the Shelduck 2 field with the rest of us when you arrive as there will be loads of room. The day rate is £10 per car.
  21. 2 points
    Hi, I continue my story about the Smurf. After sawing off unnecessary metal from the bracket, I have bended the edges inward: Then I cut metal plates and made a holes for mounting bolts in them: I was needed one more plate, and cutting it out, I prepared all of them to assemble the bracket: Then it was all assembled in one element and welded off: It was my first experience in welding. So don't kicking me so strong)) (Joke, of course kicking)))) Now i need to go sleep. Bye bye!!!
  22. 2 points
    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
  23. 2 points
    same diameter , differant shape to clear a 5 speed i dont have a picture to compare them , im confident your car has the correct one
  24. 2 points
    And some from the press launch of the new Polo back in January... Cheers! Rich
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  27. 2 points
    Took this yesterday 🙂
  28. 2 points
    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 )
  29. 2 points
    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.
  30. 2 points
    I used a chain wrench for a long time, then got stuck helping out a mate. So got one of these... like big molegrips https://www.screwfix.com/p/hilka-pro-craft-long-handled-oil-filter-pliers-12-300mm/34733 There's also a 14-sided filter cup that you turn with a 3/8" square drive ratchet wrench (or adapter from 1/2" to 3/8"), but clearance might not be enough to be able to fit the tool to loosen.
  31. 2 points
    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.
  32. 2 points
    There are 2 main jets in twin choke weber. It's the secondary stage main jet I'm on about. This feeds the venturi without a choke flap. The passage from that venturi points to the secondary stage jets They simply unscrew with tight fitting screwdriver. Idle jet is usually size 70 and small. Three parts to the main jet stack. Air corrector, emulsion tube and main fuel jet. They should all have makings. I'd expect something like 110 / F30 / 185 (guess from memory) for main/emulsion/air. (if you find F22 emulsion that is more likely to be primary stage - depends how much if at all anyone has already messed with it, or which car it came from). Try seller fastroadcars or eurocarb or webcon or the greensparkplug company via ebay. Watch out for postage, most will combine if you buy a few jets in range. If remove both, always put the main jet back first.
  33. 2 points
    Yep, pretty much. My method was: - Lift bootlid into position - Stand there wondering what to do next - Open it up and try and balance it with one hand and thread the bolts for the hinges with the other - Find out that's impossible - Decide to try and bolt on the struts instead - Do that successfully but realise the struts alone aren't enough to support it so you still have to hold it up - Arms are in pain by now so balance the whole thing on your head - Now you're stuck so think about calling someone for help - Struggle to undo the bolts from the struts - Finally get the whole thing off and revert back to square one - Take a much-needed cigarette break - Remove the struts from the car entirely - Reposition the bootlid - Climb through the car into the boot - Try and position it from the inside so that the bolt holes line up without messing up the hinges (this will happen frequently) - Hold bootlid with one hand and try to thread a bolt with the other - After about an hour or so you should get it, and can refit the struts once the hinges are done 👍
  34. 2 points
    Weve missed you vio, no one posts pictures of your quality
  35. 2 points
    Update: Here are my `18 PoloSocial pictures. PoloSocial `18 @Dean, would you plz add that link and change all the dates in my openingpost of this thread plz? thanks a lot.
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    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
  38. 1 point
    Here is my mk3 polo coupe gt conversion I bought this car when I was 16 and half a year into my apprenticeship as a hgv mechanic, I was fortunately able to store it at my work and work on it after work hours when ever I wanted, which made things alot easier as I had access to ramps and dry workshop, this also helped me gain alot more experience as I was playing about with things and seeing how they work First picture the day I bought it saved from a scrap yard First job was a machine polish to see how well the paint came up, the paint came up very well but was not perfect, so I stripped down car and prepped down for paint and body repairs, a mate that I work with is very good with a spray gun so he resprayed the whole car in the original tornado red (LY3D) this came up very nice and was very pleased with it I then built back up car and now definitely looks the part I was then on the hunt for a gt engine and gearbox, I found a mk2 breadvan with them both fitted, paid £600 for the car and came with an ashly 4 branch and a new 5speed antiroll bar, Got the engine running in my coupe and stripped the rest of breadvan as it was long past it's best, I done the head gasket and timing belt and clutch at same time I then decided after upgrading engine it was time to upgrade suspension and brakes as well I originally went for ta shocks and 60/40 suspension kit shotblasted struts and carriers then painted black, used new vw11 calipers which I painted red and went for g40 pads and vented discs, wheel bearings were also changed at same time along with steering arms and bottom arms and antiroll bar blocks I then fancied putting calipers on the rear as well so removed axel shotblasted and painted it I went for the mk2 golf GTI rear setup With the stub axles caliper carriers, calipers, discs and pads, used the normal polo cables with the cable extender on the caliper. It was then ready for the road finally in August 2018 when it got MOT'D I was dying to get it on the road as it was my first and only car and had already passed my test, It is now an on going fun project and do small bits every now and then but still alot to do to be perfect. She now sits on 14 inch mk4 polo GTI 16v wheels and 195/45/14 Falken tyres and love them
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    There are companies on eBay that will delete the immobiliser requirement from the ECU for around £60 No distributor on this engine just a camshaft position sensor and a coil pack, these coil packs are known to suffer from corrosion between the coil and the ignition amplifier bolted to it. Take the engine cover off and have a good close look at all the vacuum pipes connected to the inlet manifold/throtttle body, if there are any splits/cracks it's cheaper to replace them with 8mm silicone tubing from eBay as the OEM rubber is a silly price from VAG, The brake servo vacuum line is as said a known problem but that would be a dealer/TPS to supply
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    Depending on the engine code it comes in either 90 or 110bhp
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    Good thing you're safe. Hope insurance took care of everything.
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    I hadn't thought of that - I would imagine that would make a difference, especially as my inline pump isn't exactly a spring chicken. Just jubilee clips but relatively wide so they spread the pressure a little more evenly. Those look like they'll work better though - I'll grab a pack, cheers. I wonder if that isn't what happened in the first place? Its a bit grubby under there and access wasn't great when I did all this (no level surface near my house so can't jack the rear-end up safely, especially with me under it....) and the hose is pretty grubby so didn't clock any markings. I think trying this with some new 6mm hose would be the best idea - certainly easiest to try.
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    Thank you for all your submissions, a good selection this year, Sorry if yours didn't make it, always next year 👍 The Calendars have been delivered this afternoon and will be posted out shortly
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    Have a look at this https://www.clubpolo.co.uk/topic/330460-timing-or-other-issues/?tab=comments#comment-2608765 I have put a document in there with how you check/adjust the timing
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    This years winners Best wheels Georgia H31 EBD Red mk2f breadvan Best Engine Bay Marcus W373AKO Silver 6n2 1.8T Best Engineering David A156WEG Silver mk2 breadvan Best interior Big Rob P517RHG Harlequin 6n Polodriver.com Trophy Martin from Germany blue mk2 breadvan People's choice Guy G711FNY 3rd Chris J815JKM Red mk2f G40 coupe 2nd Jordan H15VWJ Grey mk2f coupe 1st Adam A388SEW Mars Red mk2 breadvan Because Racecar winners: JimmyB, Matt Noon and Rob West (otherwise know as SuperLux and Westy Motors; for completing a gearbox and clutch swap on Matt's mk2f van in a field!)
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    Yeah and everybody just bring with big canister/container/buckets or similar, cos the next water tap is above the "The Maize" writing on the map, at the facilities, far away. The river trent beside us now leads water again, until last weekend it was on very low level that you could walk through it they say, should be good enough now for dish-washing or filling the pool for the beer-cans on saturday.... cheers Christian
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    Delighted to have upgraded from a 6n2 Match to a 9n Sport 85hp, looking to keep this long term, only has 82k mileage, feels tight as a drum. Few things to do on it but that is all part of the fun. Just need some decent weather now. I did have a few parts I took off my previous car, 6n2 Polo. I have listed a few of them up for sale if anyone is interested, please take a look.
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    Hi guys! I am a noob and I am in need of advice. I have a 1994 1.3l mk2f polo with single point injection and am looking to do a conversion (either the GT or G40 whichever is more achievable). I was wandering what needed to be done as I can only seem to find info when done from carbs. Are all the heads interchangeable amongst the mk2f or would I need a different lump? Any advice is appreciated! I understand that this is vague so please ask questions and I will do my best to answer them. Thanks for your time! Peace. Love. Dub.
  49. 1 point
    Been cracking on with this again. Dug out a PeteG40 lightened flywheel I've had for years. It's not that much lighter than stock, but the material's been taken away from the right places, so should make a decent difference. Comparison with stock one: Helix paddle ready to clean up and go back in. Was going to get it re-lined, but new lining thickness is 7.6mm with a wear limit of 6.6mm - and mine was 7.4mm ish, so it'll be reet. Fair bit of bluing on the friction plate, probably from experimenting with 2nd gear launches off the rev limiter on the drag strip. Engine off the stand for the first time in over a year! Clutch and flywheel on: Gearbox bolted on: Engine finally back in the car. Managed to get it in without scratching any of the paint which was a bit of a mission! Now got the driveshafts etc. all back on too. Cooling system, oil cooler, wiring and lights still to do. Out in the sun again: Bought a PSD intercooler with a new lower bumper bar someone had made for it. The bumper bar is utterly pikey, so I spent ages grinding down the chicken-shit welds. Using it for mocking up purposes, and then will either tidy it up or replace it. Behind the intercooler is the new ally radiator (Radtec Westfield one - actually based on a Mk3 Polo!) which is about twice the thickness of the original. Wrapped it in bubble-wrap whilst I was mocking it up to avoid damaging stuff. Making some radiator brackets out of ally. Marking up where to bend the strip. Lower rad brackets before I trimmed them with some rubber strip from my random box of useful shit. With all 4 brackets in place the rad feels pretty secure, but I've got a plan to run some studding forward into the bumper iron to make sure it doesn't hit the intercooler. Neither the rad or the intercooler are dynamic parts, but with pipework to the engine coming off them they'll get pulled around as the engine moves, so they need to be secure. Ordered some rubber bobbins to secure the top of the intercooler to the bumper iron too. Am really tempted to just throw it all back together ASAP, but want to do a proper job so need to take my time. I'm hoping that once the cooling pack is in, then the rest is relatively straightforward as it's pretty much just bolting stuff back on.
  50. 1 point
    Got a b16 engine sitting in the shed
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