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    Thread: MK1 polo build thread

    1. Member BadassLilGolf's Avatar
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      02-10-2008 11:41 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by DeezUU »
      SUB'D!! Can't wait to see how it ends up.
      BTW: wore those Vans last night!! Lol

      I have some plans coming together in my head. I tore the "system" out and am dropping it off at a repair shop this week. Gotta get that solo speaker thumpin.

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      02-11-2008 08:38 AM #27
      Lol... the stock sounds were mind blowing, weren't they?!

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      02-11-2008 09:09 AM #28
      Quote, originally posted by DeezUU »
      Lol... the stock sounds were mind blowing, weren't they?!

      The stock radio hasn't worked since I got it. It won't turn on. So I am having that repaired. If it is fixable I am going to just roll with the stock system.
      Do you remember exactly what suspension is on the car? I want to go lower and tunershop is a 80/60 kit I am considering.

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      02-11-2008 09:25 AM #29
      Don't remember the brand (Venom maybe?) but it was 60/40 w/adj rear perches. Don't know if you've looked at the suspension yet but it's a lil' odd. You'll see if you haven't already. The steering arm is attached to the strut. There is a company in the UK that will do coilovers w/front exchange. Best bet if you wanted to go that route is find a used set of front struts in the UK, ship them direct to the fab shop that does the coilovers, then have them sent here. I can try to get you the shop info if you can't find it and are interested.
      BTW, the radio 'works' it's just needs a good lube.

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      02-11-2008 09:53 AM #31
      Quote, originally posted by DeezUU »
      In fact... here you go
      http://www.clubpolo.co.uk/foru...36681


      Yeah,I ran across the Gaz suspension in my hunting. I think I am going to go with the tunershop springs for the time being and see where that puts me. The spring set is only ~$140, and if it is to low I can always put the 60/40 back on. Then I can figure out the coilovers as a last resort for the perfect ride height.
      Whats the trick for the radio? I push the power button and nothing. No light or sound.

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      02-11-2008 12:56 PM #32
      actually... the knobs are just a beotch to turn. both plastic knobs are broke because the shaft is too tight. I use to do it 'hood' style with a pair of plyers. Pull the left knob off and give it a twist. That button isn't the power. (but don't forget to turn it back off)

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      02-11-2008 01:18 PM #33
      Quote, originally posted by DeezUU »
      actually... the knobs are just a beotch to turn. both plastic knobs are broke because the shaft is too tight. I use to do it 'hood' style with a pair of plyers. Pull the left knob off and give it a twist. That button isn't the power. (but don't forget to turn it back off)

      I will give that a try, should work. I still may take it to this old guy around here that has a repair shop and see if he can loose the knobs or something like that. I am going to keep the stock one in, then use a FM transmitter with my Ipod.

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      02-12-2008 02:49 PM #34
      that suspension looks sick!!!!!!
      Did you make any progress on those carbs?
      they looked mighty crusty

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      02-12-2008 03:09 PM #35
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      that suspension looks sick!!!!!!
      Did you make any progress on those carbs?
      they looked mighty crusty

      Probably going to work on cleaning them up tonight.

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      02-12-2008 03:12 PM #36
      you should get your self a gallon of carb cleaner.
      Its available at autozone and advance and comes with a parts basket for dipping/soaking. I use it to clean all my holley parts. Works perfectly for heavily varnished parts like yours.

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      02-12-2008 03:28 PM #37
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      you should get your self a gallon of carb cleaner.
      Its available at autozone and advance and comes with a parts basket for dipping/soaking. I use it to clean all my holley parts. Works perfectly for heavily varnished parts like yours.

      I will keep that in mind. I am going to start with just a spray can of carb cleaner to knock the big chunks off. Then I am going to use my wife's steam cleaner, which I did the bodies with and one float bowl. They came out good. If all else fails I will get a big can of the strong stuff.

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      02-12-2008 04:22 PM #38
      i forgot about you having that steamer.
      looks like it does a nice job.
      hopefully it all works out well. i am getting some carbs soon as well. I cant wait to try them.

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      02-12-2008 05:54 PM #39
      Quote, originally posted by oopseyesharted »
      i forgot about you having that steamer.
      looks like it does a nice job.
      hopefully it all works out well. i am getting some carbs soon as well. I cant wait to try them.

      Yup, actually shot them with carb cleaner a few min. ago. Just waiting on the steamer to heat up. I will have some pictures of them tonight.

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      02-12-2008 08:46 PM #40
      Quote, originally posted by oopseyesharted »
      that suspension looks sick!!!!!!

      It's actually a relatively simple setup. In fact... take a pic of it when you get it in the air, Devin. I use to get asked all the time what kind've setup it was and explaining an I arm setup always raises an eyebrow! Lol.

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      02-12-2008 08:55 PM #41
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      It's actually a relatively simple setup. In fact... take a pic of it when you get it in the air, Devin. I use to get asked all the time what kind've setup it was and explaining an I arm setup always raises an eyebrow! Lol.

      Yeah, its beautiful in that as long as you don't mess with the steering rods you don't have to get it aligned at all. So when I change springs or put lowering caps in I can just slap it back together and go. I will get some pictures when I get it apart. I am going to go with a 10mm lowering cap first, see how I like that, then maybe 80mm springs.

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      02-12-2008 11:04 PM #42
      Have the carbs cleaned up. I need to go to the local bike shot and get new gaskets for the float bowls. They are pretty brittle and I doubt they will seal properly.



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      02-13-2008 10:53 AM #43
      looks 10x better. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      02-13-2008 11:00 AM #44
      Quote, originally posted by hyperformancevw »
      looks 10x better. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      X2

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      02-15-2008 01:13 PM #45
      O-rings for the float bowls on the way...And new wheels on the way.

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      02-15-2008 04:22 PM #46
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      O-rings for the float bowls on the way...And new wheels on the way.


      Wheels???
      What wheels???
      tell tell tell......lol

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      02-15-2008 06:25 PM #47
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      Wheels???
      What wheels???
      tell tell tell......lol

      I will let them be a surprise. The should be here next week.

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      02-15-2008 07:16 PM #48
      Quote, originally posted by BadassLilGolf »
      I will let them be a surprise. The should be here next week.

      come on now!!!!
      dont do that
      LOL

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      02-15-2008 07:26 PM #49
      Lol... secrets suck!!
      BTW > anyone know how to open the door of a mk3 when your Polo handle takes a dump??

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      02-15-2008 10:02 PM #50
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      Lol... secrets suck!!
      BTW > anyone know how to open the door of a mk3 when your Polo handle takes a dump??

      All good things come with time.
      Only if it is the front pass. side door. Stand outside the car and flick the handle a bunch of times in rapid succession. Just keep doing that until the door opens. It isn't the polo handle, it is the latch. It probably doesn't open from the inside either.

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