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    Thread: MK1 polo build thread

    1. Member DeezUU's Avatar
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      02-11-2010 10:33 PM #141
      anything new?? and lemme know when you're ready to sell 'er back to me!!

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      02-14-2010 01:46 PM #142
      Quote, originally posted by DeezUU »
      anything new?? and lemme know when you're ready to sell 'er back to me!!

      Nothing really. I got the valve cover and oil cap chromed. I will have to get some pictures of that. I need to get a new battery and rebuild the carb this spring. That is it for now. I don't think I will be selling this. There are a few others for sale though.


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      03-02-2010 04:25 PM #143
      Car looked good at the Long Level GTG back in Nov.

      When are the bike carbs going on?


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      03-05-2010 12:30 AM #144
      Quote, originally posted by YJSAABMAN »
      Car looked good at the Long Level GTG back in Nov.

      When are the bike carbs going on?

      Thanks, bike carbs are gone. Going to keep it more original.


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      03-06-2010 06:00 AM #145
      hey curious, what color code is that??

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      03-06-2010 09:08 AM #146
      Quote, originally posted by 2deepn2dubs »
      hey curious, what color code is that??

      It is called Lido Green. Can't remember the paint code off the top of my head.


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      03-07-2010 05:02 PM #147
      found it... LA6B

      very cool, thanks!!


      Modified by 2deepn2dubs at 1:04 PM 3-7-2010


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      04-20-2010 12:21 AM #148
      Its been awhile, but here's an update. I took the polo to a friend of a friend to sort out the carb and get it running properly. After years of not being able to push the choke it without it shutting off, problem solved.

      He cleaned a couple jets, mainly the ones in the idle circuit, and adjusted the idle. Now I can idle at about 950 rpm without the car shutting off. Also took care of the hot start issue.

      The other thing I figured out today is that the motor is actually a 0.9L and not a 1.1L like I was told.

      Next on the list is adjusting the valve rockers to try and quiet down the top end a little bit.


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      05-12-2010 09:51 PM #149
      Well it is always something. The car is finally running nicely after the carb works, and now the heater core has gone.

      I was amazed at how easy the heater box is to access. It is just under the rain tray.

      So I took it out and looped the hoses until I can get another one. I am going to fix the high speed on the fan while I am at it.

      And here is the engine since I cleaned it up and chromed the valve cover. I don't think I posted pics of that earlier.

      Well I guess I am picking away at little problems. Hopefully soon I can address the body instead of keeping it running.

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      05-29-2010 07:11 PM #150
      Lookin good! How'd you find out it was a .9l?? Engine code?? I could never verify 1 way or the other. Ed (eCode) told me all the Mark1Fs were 1.1liters. Glad to hear you got that hot-start issue sorted, too. That drove me nuckin futz!!

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      05-29-2010 07:17 PM #151
      Quote Originally Posted by DeezUU View Post
      Lookin good! How'd you find out it was a .9l?? Engine code?? I could never verify 1 way or the other. Ed (eCode) told me all the Mark1Fs were 1.1liters. Glad to hear you got that hot-start issue sorted, too. That drove me nuckin futz!!
      Yup, the engine code determined it. Plus the .9L are the only ones that had a manual choke. It is coming along nicely. Just got another seat cover to replace the torn one as well. Hopefully sometime in the next year or so the body will get done and it will be sittin pretty.

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      01-21-2011 09:13 PM #152
      how can I buy a mk1 polo in the US?

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      01-21-2011 10:04 PM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by KJ'SGTI View Post
      how can I buy a mk1 polo in the US?
      Just keepn eye out in the classifieds and buy it. There are a few already floating around the US.

    14. 03-06-2011 10:24 AM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by BadassLilGolf View Post
      Yup, the engine code determined it. Plus the .9L are the only ones that had a manual choke. It is coming along nicely. Just got another seat cover to replace the torn one as well. Hopefully sometime in the next year or so the body will get done and it will be sittin pretty.
      Not 100% correct.

      My Mk2 Derby 1.1l has manual Choke also.

      The engines were: 40,50,60hp. 60hp hat an electric choke I believe.

      Anyways, great looking polo

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      09-08-2012 10:40 PM #155
      So it has been quite a while since I have done anything or updated this. I threw the polo in the classifieds for a short stint just out of curiosity. What I have decided to do with the birth of our first child, a new dog, and lots of work/house project going on is to sell my rabbit pickup project and focus on the polo. One semi project car that I can just pick away at slowly.

      Here are the only recent updates I have.

      Took the Welds off and went to Summer Sizzle in York with the stock wheels on.

      Picked up some new wheels that needed a little work.

      Took it to Vag Fair with a Yakima rack and Jackson Kayak on to display some things for work.



      With the selling of one project I have some plans for the polo this winter. Hopefully life doesn't get in the way.

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      09-09-2012 05:26 PM #156
      Nice man... feels like watching an old girlfriend's illegitimate kid grow up!!

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      09-10-2012 01:21 PM #157
      Quote Originally Posted by DeezUU View Post
      Nice man... feels like watching an old girlfriend's illegitimate kid grow up!!
      yeah, that is why I don't think I can break up with her.

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      09-12-2012 10:30 PM #158
      Some other updates. I have had this motor sitting in the garage for awhile now. Came out of Biodome's derby. 1.3L HH motor with twin webers mounted on a VWMS manifold. My plan is to really build this, clean, and tune it properly to make this car even more fun to drive. Also need to get my hands on another tranny to mate this to.

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      09-24-2012 10:20 PM #159
      stumbled upon this. Now I want a Polo unbelievably bad. What's the HP out of that motor? Around 50? (Sorry, didn't read through the entire thread).

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      09-24-2012 10:34 PM #160
      Quote Originally Posted by topdawg_mc4 View Post
      stumbled upon this. Now I want a Polo unbelievably bad. What's the HP out of that motor? Around 50? (Sorry, didn't read through the entire thread).
      The stock 0.9L is 40hp. The 1.3L is rated at 60hp.

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      09-25-2012 01:24 AM #161
      Quote Originally Posted by BadassLilGolf View Post
      The stock 0.9L is 40hp. The 1.3L is rated at 60hp.
      Awesome. I would love to own one one day. Would you mind stating the ballpark price you paid for yours? I hope that's not out of line.

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      10-02-2012 06:48 PM #162
      Quote Originally Posted by topdawg_mc4 View Post
      Awesome. I would love to own one one day. Would you mind stating the ballpark price you paid for yours? I hope that's not out of line.
      I actually traded a car for it. So no set price.

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      09-08-2013 10:06 PM #163
      Had it for sale for awhile. After 7 years was ready for something fresh. But today I ordered coilovers with new bearings and hubs from the UK. So it is sticking around for awhile. Will also be getting some quotes on body and paint.

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      10-29-2013 06:51 PM #164
      Hey man very-very nice ride.... Way too sweet to give up!!!

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      10-31-2013 10:09 PM #165
      Quote Originally Posted by 88jettaguy View Post
      Hey man very-very nice ride.... Way too sweet to give up!!!
      Thank you. Yes one that I think I would regret.

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      02-24-2014 04:46 PM #166
      It has been awhile, but I do have a few things going on.

      Just got coilovers that I ordered from Jackson Tuning and had Orchid Euro import for me.



      Also picked up a set of Centra Type 7s and Federal 165/45/15 tires. Dropped the wheels off at 4EverKustoms today to have center caps make and the wheels refinished.







      Also plan on going over all the suspension and brake components. Replacing, refinishing, and upgrading as much as I can.

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      05-15-2014 09:06 PM #167
      Just a little update.

      Been compiling parts, got it up on jack stands, and tearing down the front suspension.








      I am also going to strip the inner fenders, seal them, and undercoat them while I have everything apart.

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      06-04-2014 04:26 AM #168
      Nice goodies & upgrades.
      Almost no rust behind the frontwing

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      10-06-2014 08:43 PM #169
      Realized it has been awhile since I have posted any updates.

      Put a new cover on the drivers seat. Fabric isn't great, but there is no big hole in the bolster.


      Rear beam dropped.


      Starting stripping inner fenders.



      Wheels are finished and mounted, but...with the textured finish they won't hold air. So rather than just try to fix the mounting area, they are being re-done in a new finish.



      VWII caliper upgrade blasted and painted


      Rear beam and front swaybar cleaned and painted.


      Calipers, rear beam brackets, and front LCA painted. Plus new bushings in LCAs.


      In the process up putting rear beam back together with 200mm drum upgraded and poly bushings.


      Making progress. Still a lot to do. Just keep reminding myself I am in no real hurry.

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