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My Polo Coupe S - Project Part deux

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Model: 1990 Polo Coupe S

Engine:
1.6 16v AFH/ARC Twin Cam Engine built by Aldon Automotive (www.aldonauto.co.uk)
Piper Cams 270 camshafts
Honda CBR600 carburettors
Bogg Brothers inlet manifold
Balanced Mk2 Polo flywheel
Hi-torque custom designed Club Polo starter motor
Magnecor ignition leads
Polo G40 (ATV) gearbox
Quaife ATB LSD
MaxRPM eccentric rose jointed Track Control Arms
JR Fabrications custom designed exhaust manifold
JR Fabrications custom Stainless steel exhaust system
Jims Factory custom painted Rocker Cover (www.jimsfactory.com/)

Drivetrain/Brakes/Suspension:
22.2mm VW Golf G60 brake master cylinder with custom made spacer
VWII type front calipers
239mm vented discs
Ferodo DS2500 front brake pads
VW Golf Rear disc brake conversion
Stainless steel braided hoses
VW Polo G40 dampers
Eibach Pro-Kit springs
Polo Performance Parts anti-roll bar blocks & rear beam bushes


Interior:
Custom Alcantara/Cloth/GTI fabric/leather seats and door cards by Bromsgrove Auto Trimmers (www.bromsgroveautotrim.com)
VW Corrado front seats
50:50 split rear seats
Custom Door speaker pods
Leather red stitched steering wheel
Perforated headlining
Leather grab handles
Sabelt 4 point harnesses retaining standard belts


Exterior Styling:
Bare-shell rebuild repainted in original Calypso Metallic
Powdercoated exterior parts
Compomotive TH 1439 alloy wheels
Yokohama A539 tyres
Bee-sting aerial
Original dealer plates and stickers

Below is the start of Huyi's Journey back in 2006!!

Comments: Well this car has been in the family for a number of years. It was purchased by my brother back in 1996ish for a pricey some of £2000. It only has had 3 owners from new (me being the 3rd) It was originally purchased from My uncles Audi and VW dealership back in 1990 and it was maintained by them up until 1998. Since then it has been serviced by VW Specialists, right up to where it was donated to me back in Jan 2005. My brother had purchased a new car so this was sitting in his garage collecting dust. He really didn't want to sell it so I said that I would take it off his hands. I used it for 8 months and it quite happily did the 80mile round trip to work each day with out a problem. Back in October I brought a new car (E30 touring) so unfortunately the polo was left for a while. I could never bring myself to sell it so it's been sat in my garage for a couple of months waiting for me to work out what I am going to do with her. Now that I have some extra money coming in the plans are GT conversion (just got out bidded on a GT on Fleebay sad.gif ), VWII brake set up with braided hoses drop 40mm all round with extra 10mm drop on front with lowering caps, refurbished Opel Manta 14's, Ashley full system with 4-2-1 Manifold and i'm thinking about taking the rear seats out and carpet all of the rear. I think that should make her a stonking little car!!!! biggrin.gif

Enjoy,

Mark

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heg123

should look good with the manta 14s on. I used them as road wheels on my rally car when I wasnt competing with it and they looked exellent under the car.

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mark_crox

Just though I would update this with the progress/purchases. Admin's let me know if this is the wrong place to do it! :thumbsup:

Well it has been a been a busy time for my wallet on eBay and BVF!!! Everything I feel I have got at a bargin price.

The list is as follows:

- Weitec Suspension Kit (40mm drop) + All new bits of rubbers and washer (I hope!)

- Proflex bump stop

- Bonrath 10mm front lowering caps

- Full Proflex front bush kit

- Pair of brand new Track Control Arms

- Lower front Strut Brace

- VW II Front calipers

- Black BMW carpit and sound proofing. (for redoing the whole car and back Steve O Stylee)

- New Sump (See idiot thread)

I think all in everything cost me £250. Bit of a bargain me thinks.

I'm in the process of re-furbing some Opel Manta wheels (see above) in a polished/black style and hopfully I can get some 165/60(55)/14's for them.

Now here are the pics.

The Shocks (I love the green, should go nice with the car :) )

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The Rest

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The Calipers and Sump

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And the dead body....

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.... Now..... anyone have any ideas how to fit it all???????? :-D

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ZOMBIE86c

you fitted it yet mate? should look nice!! and handle lovelly!! :)

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mark_crox

Well long time no update. And actually I haven't really done much to it. Doh!

The main reason is that I have purchased a new main car a fantastic 328i Sport.

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But after a fantastic trip to the Nurburgring I have decided to make a track car out of her. The reasoning for this is simple.. sort of.

At the moment its a spare car. it sitting on my drive and its not doing much but I don’t want to get rid of her. So after going to Nurburg for the weekend with my brother (see pics below) it was discussed about creating a track car. Something that you could throw round the track not worrying too much about breaking it and if you did it would be cheap to fix. Now the polo isn't the quickest thing in the world but it does have ok handling and best of all.. It’s light. So after stripping it out to make it even lighter and put on some lower and stiffer suspension it should make it quick fun on the track.

Now this isn't meant to be a a fantastic track car just some thing to have fun with... :)

Me and My brother in his 200sx Turbo.

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So first thing first the brakes.

VW type II with some great Brembo Vented Discs

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Next up bleeding the brakes :)

Then new front bearings and front tyres, and then fingers crossed a shiny new MOT!!! :)

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MikeyMK

Have you considered diamond-cutting the Manta rim? Black with the pentagon,5 thin lines as spokes,then the rim,all polished? I think it'd look great on on the Coupe if it was slammed. I'm lookin at new tyre sizes and am considering a further drop,myself.

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mark_crox
Have you considered diamond-cutting the Manta rim? Black with the pentagon,5 thin lines as spokes,then the rim,all polished? I think it'd look great on on the Coupe if it was slammed. I'm lookin at new tyre sizes and am considering a further drop,myself.

That was the inital though. But as its going to be a track car I'm looking at some cheap, wider 13 (maybe 14) inch wheels for me to put some sticky rubber on :)

any one got any? :)

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Narrow_Lane

nice mk2, thats gonna be a lot of fun!! :)

what pads u gonna be running with those brembos?

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mark_crox
nice mk2, thats gonna be a lot of fun!! :)

what pads u gonna be running with those brembos?

Thats what I'm hoping! :)

Well I was thinking of some greenstuff pads. Matches the colour of the car!! :)

Mark

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mark_crox

Well Picked up the new tyres and wheels this weekend. Also blead the brakes but I ran out of brake fluid. So I'll have to get some more and do it again this week Doh!

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My version of Kwik Fit!! :)

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Well I have finally finished bleeding the brakes (i hope :) ) and now its off the ramps and almost ready to go. Next step is to change the front wheel bearings on both sides.

Here is a pic with the new wheels on. which I am quite liking!!! :)

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Guest mk1poloblade

hows the progress going max ??

u open 4 buiseness yet :biggrin: ;)

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mark_crox
hows the progress going max ??

u open 4 buiseness yet :biggrin: ;)

Slow but steady!! :) I've managed to sell most of the unwanted tyres and wheels so I actually have space for the car in the garage!!!! :)

Mark

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Well I have managed to source some G40 suspension off good old ebay Springs shocks and front strut, I'm rather happy.

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I plan to get it all fitted in the next 4 weeks, with a deadline of the rolling road day in Jan for all the Mods. Next looking for a G40/GT Rear Beam.

Mark

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mark_crox

I won these last week on eBay.

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Just in the process of cleaning them up and then thye will be sprayed a charcoal/gunmetal grey.

Mark

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mark_crox

Well I have now cleaned up the wheels and I have filled some of the major grazes and cuts in them.

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all of them have now been primed and they are now ready for painting.

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Well the next thing for me to do is to start stripping the car out. Currently the car is fitted with and amp and CD changer. so those will be the first thing to be removed. followed by the rear seats.

I am toying with the idea of moving the battery to the spare wheel well. This should hopefully help to balance out the weight a bit more and also lower the centre of gravity a bit. I am unsure whether is is worth it in practice but its something i am looking at. :)

Mark

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Danny Lee

Stripping out the car will be quite fun, I stuck a topic up a week or two back if you haven't seen it.

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mark_crox
Stripping out the car will be quite fun, I stuck a topic up a week or two back if you haven't seen it.

Yeah I did :) what chemicals did you use to get the bloody sound deadening up?

On just realised your local too :)

Mark

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Danny Lee

I used icey water and then a hot chisel - turps for the very last stage of uprooting.

Takes bloomin' ages.

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mark_crox
I used icey water and then a hot chisel - turps for the very last stage of uprooting.

Takes bloomin' ages.

Sounds like a really fun job!! :)

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mark_crox

Well I have now pretty much struped the rear of the car and I have saved a whopping 37kg (including the spare wheel even though it is in the pic), Which I thought was quite good for 30mins work :)

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mark_crox

Well I have been working on the wheels some more today.

One more coat of Grey primer

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And then a coating of Charcoal Metallic.

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As you can tell in the picture they are not show wheels but they look much better than they did..

Mark

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GroupB

Nice colour choice on the wheels.

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mark_crox
Nice colour choice on the wheels.

Cheers :)

Mark

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breadman

Nice work on a very nice car Mark.

37 kilo's is a very worthy weight saving too.

Keep up the good work and keep us posted.

Richard.

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