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  1. A couple of pictures from the show
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  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. 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
  4. 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
  5. Took it to C&M last night for the StrassenKultur evening and… well this was awesome.
    3 points
  6. 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.
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  7. Three days later it was done.
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  8. no dont paint it ...it relies on the small serrations on the edge to work properly
    3 points
  9. ^ 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. I drive petrol tankers for a living,in a nutshell,the media is the problem,yes we have a small staff problem,but most of us are doing extra shifts to cover this,unfortunately there aren't enough tankers in the country to cover the demand we've seen today,up to now we have been coping(just),but stupid comments that were made ie sites closing,no deliveries etc causes Joe public to hit the panic button, remember the toilet roll saga last year
    2 points
  13. 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
  14. if i owned a carb model i would be looking at buying a scrap of aluminium and making my own flange , or getting it drawn up for a machine shop to make , bit of gasket paper either side and its permanent fix
    2 points
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Guys massive thanks to all that turned up and made a good showing once again, good looking motors, really nice to catch up with old friends and make new one's, you guys take care of yourselves and we'll see you at the next one
    2 points
  18. 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
  19. Just worried about brittle plastics but yes you're right. Update: 1. Mixture screws were pretty deformed but new ones made no difference. The 40F9 still settles at an Idle speed which is too high and that's with the Idle Speed Screw completely off so throttle plates closed (confirmed with torch and by eye before install). It does sort the transition lean spot but not sure if that's a factor of the 'resting' idle speed being so high. Swapped the 35F8 back on and idle is perfect speed and reliable but I have the hesitation stumble (lean misfire) on slight throt
    2 points
  20. So the day of reckoning arrived and it was time for the first long-distance (3 hours each way) test run to its first show, the Early Edition Show by Edition 38. I've got a genuine VW Audi Parts & Service worksop calendar from 1977 so pulled that out for some snaps. First 3 hours there identified some 'opportunities for improvement' but i'll get to those later. Suffice to say we got there at around 55-60 mph and around 40 mpg which was better than expected. Also better than expected was the weather with the rain holding off most of the day. I was told on arrival at 09:00 t
    2 points
  21. I’ve used the hockey puck with a slot on my 1991 gt when the sills were pretty old and it worked well. Fits into the top of the trolley jack and over the seam along the bottom of the sill spreading the load.
    2 points
  22. that'll be fine my mot guys Stevie wonder 😂
    2 points
  23. Excellent work! Its looking great, I cannot wait to see it in person at some point
    2 points
  24. Hi, guys girls. Name: Michael Barlow-Kingston Age: 29 Location: Lutterworth Polo owner, Red 1991 Polo CL Coupe Previous car history: corsa, hyundai coupe, swift, astra, a3, rx8, 406, celica, clio, lexus gs 300, megane coupe. Hobbies/interests: mountain biking, kayaking, stock car racing. Occupation: hgv driver How did you hear about us?: google
    2 points
  25. Would anyone be interested in a build thread of my car? I’ve done a ton of (‘innovative’, atleast I havnt seen much of it before) development work with bump steer and some things with the handling and also the engine. I work on it most days and have a workshop to make weird diy parts but the car is remarkably different to drive than in stock form. I’m just interested to share and have a good discussion and learn more.
    2 points
  26. Alignment requirement depends on which type of bush you use to replace what's on there, and what you undo whilst changing them. If you fit the same type of bush as on there now and don't undo the bolts holding the console to the car, then the alignment should be OK. Pitfalls include the front bolt binding up in the aluminium thread of the console as it comes out, which can be expensive and annoying (new console time, generally). Most likely to happen if someone has previously re-used these bolts instead of replacing, in my opinion. Do you know if they've been done bef
    2 points
  27. This is from the 085 instructions Removing ‒ Disconnect drive shaft from flanged shaft. ‒ Tie-up drive shaft as high as possible. Do not damage paint on drive shaft. ‒ Remove flanged shaft securing bolts, to do this screw two bolts into the flange and counter-hold flanged shaft using a lever. ‒ Place drip tray underneath. ‒ Remove flanged shaft. ‒ → Pull seal out. Do no
    2 points
  28. Wanted to add this pic of the door cards that have been retrimmed.... the old stuff was peeling away so have been re-done in simple black. Dead chuffed with result.
    2 points
  29. No I went with your method, so bolting on at the front as the last step. Using a racthet strap to tension the arb worked really well! And then with a long bar to lever the mounts into place at the front. Can't wait to hit the road again!
    2 points
  30. Nice photo of cleaned adjuster wedge - showing all important micro serrations.
    2 points
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. thats looking amazing! It's so good to get them back after paint. I wish I'd managed to get the golf back together that quickly!
    2 points
  35. 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
  36. This is the tool you'll need to put the "joggle" into the repair panel https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Carbon-Steel-Joggler-Panel-Flanging-Plier-5mm-Hole-Punch-Tool-Sheet-Metal-Crimp/363091244836?epid=21034145899&hash=item5489ecb724:g:i6IAAOSwWSJeXOOE
    2 points
  37. epoxy primer is worth the investment on a car you want to keep ....10x more durable than zinc182
    2 points
  38. Have look at this https://www.clubpolo.co.uk/topic/357601-engine-idles-down-and-cuts-out/?tab=comments#comment-2728598I I've attached the printout from Autodata on what values you should have at the various pins
    2 points
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. Yeah just a basic key, it will have a chip inside it for the immobiliser but as I said it doesn't require any external battery to make it work, it is energised by the "reader" coil around the ignition switch.
    2 points
  42. 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
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  44. 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
  45. Absolutely stunning😎 putting that back together is going to be a please
    1 point
  46. dry bearings...can sometimes fix it if you spray something like gt85 into the bearing area with the fan turned on
    1 point
  47. Hello all! First off let me introduce myself, I’m not new to the polo scene having 3 2f coupes before this one and a mk2 bready. After a bit of a hiatus due to getting married and having kids, I’m back! Here is my mk2f Schwartz black polo genesis. 122k 1.3 5 speed The plans so far would be Refurbish the alloys New doors and wings New lockset (old one is nackered after attempted break in Rust removal around the windscreen New wiper motor Complete overhaul of brakes and suspension. Sort out the dodgy electrics w
    1 point
  48. Not sure if there’s any off the shelf options, I have seen throttle wheels on ITBs which are eccentric so the pedal responsiveness alters, like slow opening for a lot of the travel then quickens up. May be worth looking into having something machined to suit, or retrofitting a larger diameter throttle wheel? I must admit when I first fitted bike carbs I thought this is terrible, how do people live with such a small amount of travel, but I soon got used to it and didn’t feel the need to change it. You could modify it at the pedal end so it goes through a different
    1 point
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