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    Thread: MK1 polo build thread

    1. Member oopseyesharted's Avatar
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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
      Quote, originally posted by oopseyesharted »
      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
      Quote, originally posted by DeezUU »

      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
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      02-13-2008 11:00 AM #44
      Quote, originally posted by hyperformancevw »
      looks 10x better.

      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
      Quote, originally posted by BadassLilGolf »
      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
      Quote, originally posted by oopseyesharted »


      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
      Quote, originally posted by DeezUU »
      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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      02-16-2008 09:05 AM #51
      It is that one. I'll try it today.

      Can't wait to see the new shoes I saw you were getting some bodywork done, also. you gettin a respray? if so... same color??


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      02-16-2008 09:14 AM #52
      I am not getting body work done at the moment. I am going to be on the search for a shop I trust to do good metal work. It will stay the same color though. I am not messing with it too much.

      Let me know if that works to open the door.


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      02-16-2008 10:28 AM #53
      Works. Thanks !! I was close to cutting the handle off!!! Lol.



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      02-16-2008 11:48 AM #54
      Quote, originally posted by DeezUU »
      Works. Thanks !! I was close to cutting the handle off!!! Lol.


      Yeah, I went nuts the first time it happened. Like I said, I think it is the latch and it is a MK3 thing.


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      02-16-2008 05:43 PM #55
      OK OK ... BOT!! Lol. You might wanna check Rowland for intake mani's. I'm pretty sure they have carbs/itb manifolds for a 1.0-1.4 Polo/Lupo engine. They'll take a few weeks for shipping, but worth a shot.

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      02-16-2008 06:15 PM #56
      Quote, originally posted by DeezUU »
      OK OK ... BOT!! Lol. You might wanna check Rowland for intake mani's. I'm pretty sure they have carbs/itb manifolds for a 1.0-1.4 Polo/Lupo engine. They'll take a few weeks for shipping, but worth a shot.

      I may shoot them an email. It kinda looks like the manifolds have flanges on both sides. The bike cars mount up to straight pipe with couplers. There is also a local guy that is an amazing welder and builds sprint car chassis. I think I may get a quote from him as well.


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      02-19-2008 12:46 PM #57
      Just got the call from my wife. New wheels showed up. Can't wait to get off work tonight.

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      02-19-2008 01:49 PM #58
      PICS OR BAN!!

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      02-19-2008 07:05 PM #59
      Here we go. 13x7 front 13x8 rear weld racing wheels from a toyota WSR race car. I just need to get the center bores opened up 3.1mm. I am going to take them apart and give a good polishing, and they should be set to go.



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      02-19-2008 08:20 PM #60
      DOPE!!!

    26. 02-19-2008 11:28 PM #61
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      DOPE!!!

      Ok ..get to work both of you


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      02-20-2008 06:13 PM #62
      Killer wheels!

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      02-20-2008 06:27 PM #63
      Quote, originally posted by FlatFourVW »
      Killer wheels!

      Thanks


      Spoke to a machine shop today. They are going to check them out Friday to see if they can open up the center bore for me.


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      02-22-2008 09:28 PM #64
      Did some work on the wheels today. Took them apart and dropped off the centers at the machine shop to have the center bore opened up.

      Decided to see how the bolts would clean up.
      Dirty bolts

      tumbler

      clean bolts

      I am going to replace the bolts anyway, they just don't have enough sparkle for me.


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      02-22-2008 11:24 PM #65
      I am just curious. What did you pay for those wheels?
      They are amazing.

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      02-23-2008 08:16 AM #66
      Quote, originally posted by oopseyesharted »
      I am just curious. What did you pay for those wheels?
      They are amazing.

      My little secret.


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      02-27-2008 01:53 AM #67
      nice progress. KEep it up! Glad to see that people still have interest restoring the "Legends"
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      02-29-2008 09:53 PM #68
      Any chance you could take a pic of the shifter boot base? I think I got a vwms shifter knob and boot for a polo.

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      03-01-2008 02:23 AM #69
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      Any chance you could take a pic of the shifter boot base? I think I got a vwms shifter knob and boot for a polo.

      I could, I am out in CA right now though so it would have to be next week when I get home. If you don't want it I may take it off your hands.


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      03-01-2008 11:12 AM #70
      Quote, originally posted by chrislane31 »
      Any chance you could take a pic of the shifter boot base? I think I got a vwms shifter knob and boot for a polo.

      Not sure if you're looking for the bolt area or what but here's a pic of the boot/shifter


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