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    Thread: MK1 polo build thread

    1. 07-07-2008 03:31 PM #101
      man if you could snap some pictures of those pages that would be great i was so pissed at my self that i could get this car running right on sat. i have found that i am not good with carbs and points but i will try the timing first and then check the points which i have never done and if that fails i guess i will have to try and find a new Carb and replace the old one

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      07-07-2008 04:03 PM #102
      Quote, originally posted by wolf rocco »
      man if you could snap some pictures of those pages that would be great i was so pissed at my self that i could get this car running right on sat. i have found that i am not good with carbs and points but i will try the timing first and then check the points which i have never done and if that fails i guess i will have to try and find a new Carb and replace the old one

      I will try to get pictures of the pages tonight.

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      07-09-2008 09:10 PM #103
      Some updated pics. Wheels are finally on.






      Next will be the brakes. The wider wheels made it very apparent that my rotors are warped. Feels like the polo has ABS

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      07-16-2008 04:06 AM #104
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      08-03-2008 01:23 PM #105
      saw your car at vag fair but heard you werent there. car looks good man and it's nice to see something totoally different [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      08-03-2008 04:21 PM #106
      cool, build, will keep checking back for updates.
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      real deal<p>After spending two months in the mk3 forum it drove into the woods and set fire to itself.

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      08-08-2008 09:41 AM #107
      R1 carbs are for sale. After some discussion with friends the polo doesn't deserve to become that unreliable. The stock carb with get a rebuild and tuning instead. This thing will never be a speed demon anyway.

    8. 08-12-2008 07:23 PM #108
      amazing looking polo mate, regarding your question about bike carbs on uk polos, ive seen a few done, makes them pretty nippy to say the least, the whole bike to car thing is done mostly on classic minis, especially with bike engines. this forums quite empty isnt it?
      keep up the good work!

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      08-16-2008 11:03 AM #109
      Quote, originally posted by leegolf &raquo;
      amazing looking polo mate, regarding your question about bike carbs on uk polos, ive seen a few done, makes them pretty nippy to say the least, the whole bike to car thing is done mostly on classic minis, especially with bike engines. this forums quite empty isnt it?
      keep up the good work!

      Thanks, Yeah, not much action on this forum. I hit Clubpolo.co.uk and mk1polo for my polo fix.

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      09-06-2008 03:11 PM #110
      You gonna have the ol' girl out at H2Oi??

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      09-08-2008 01:50 PM #111
      Let me know when you are ready for me to do those parts [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      09-15-2008 03:19 PM #112
      For coilovers, there's a few of us here in the USA that have hand-built our own ones for our VW Foxes. You can use most of our methods, without having the do the whole cut and welding as well.
      Here's a photo of Banned Wagon's fully custom setup (modified steering arms):

      Here's the link to my original thread after I did the whole setup for the first time: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3324435
      It may well be a cheaper and easier option to modify what you have using parts available in the USA, than to ship housing back and forth etc. We were able to get threaded housings from Brazil and Europe, but the sleeves really had no downfall as long as the springs are decent.
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      09-15-2008 05:58 PM #113
      VERY nice!! Where were you at when I was doing the suspension install back in the day!?!? Lol.

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      09-16-2008 04:40 PM #114
      Quote, originally posted by DeezUU &raquo;
      You gonna have the ol' girl out at H2Oi??

      No, I am bringing the passat. I am going to be making a late night run down and don't want to take the chance of the polo leaving me in the middle of nowhere at midnight.
      Quote, originally posted by JDIEM &raquo;
      Let me know when you are ready for me to do those parts [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      I am going to start that project after H2Oi. I need to get some gaskets or make some. I will let you know though.
      Quote, originally posted by the brit &raquo;
      For coilovers, there's a few of us here in the USA that have hand-built our own ones for our VW Foxes. You can use most of our methods, without having the do the whole cut and welding as well.
      Here's a photo of Banned Wagon's fully custom setup (modified steering arms):

      Here's the link to my original thread after I did the whole setup for the first time: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3324435
      It may well be a cheaper option to modify what you have using parts available in the USA, than to ship housing back and forth etc. We were able to get threaded housings from Brazil and Europe, but the sleeves really had no downfall as long as the springs are decent.
      Hope this helps

      That is a good idea. If I could get a spare set of struts sent over I would do the whole cut and weld. I don't want to do anything I can't reverse without a backup. I might consider doing the sleaves for the front. The rears I have now have adjustable perches. I guess I could measure spring heights and the sleave length to determine how much lower it would take me. Are you guys using ground control parts?

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      09-16-2008 05:18 PM #115
      Quote, originally posted by BadassLilGolf &raquo;
      That is a good idea. If I could get a spare set of struts sent over I would do the whole cut and weld. I don't want to do anything I can't reverse without a backup. I might consider doing the sleaves for the front. The rears I have now have adjustable perches. I guess I could measure spring heights and the sleave length to determine how much lower it would take me. Are you guys using ground control parts?

      Even without the cutting/welding, just the option of shorter springs and the adjustment may help. I personally use a mixture of hardware and eibach springs, same with the other basically.
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      09-16-2008 05:46 PM #116
      Quote, originally posted by the brit &raquo;
      Even without the cutting/welding, just the option of shorter springs and the adjustment may help. I personally use a mixture of hardware and eibach springs, same with the other basically.

      This will probably be added to my list of things to work on this winter. I can't go much lower because of the poke on my wheels, but the adjustability would be nice.

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      11-08-2008 03:03 PM #117
      Haven't done anything in awhile. I plan on pulling the engine this winter to really clean everything up in there.

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      11-27-2008 10:57 PM #118
      Quote, originally posted by BadassLilGolf &raquo;
      Haven't done anything in awhile. I plan on pulling the engine this winter to really clean everything up in there.

      you going to put something a little bigger into it?

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      11-28-2008 01:12 PM #119
      Quote, originally posted by 71DubBugBug &raquo;
      you going to put something a little bigger into it?

      The biggest that can realisticly fit is a 1.3L. I would love to do that with a 5spd, but they would have to be imported. I don't see that in the near future.

    20. 11-30-2008 01:15 AM #120


      so could you source a set of NA fox strut housings to build a set of coil overs?
      are the polo strut housings and the NA fox the same?
      got some photos of the stock polo strut housings?



      the build thread of the pretty coils above http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3547090

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      11-30-2008 12:15 PM #121
      Quote, originally posted by Banned wagon &raquo;

      so could you source a set of NA fox strut housings to build a set of coil overs?
      are the polo strut housings and the NA fox the same?
      got some photos of the stock polo strut housings?



      the build thread of the pretty coils above http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3547090

      I will track down some pictures of struts. They look very similar, not sure if the specs are the same though. It would be sweet if they are, I could build some trick coils like that. I am actually going to post the picture of the fox strut in the mk1 polo forum I use. Those guys should know.


      Modified by BadassLilGolf at 9:34 AM 11-30-2008

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      02-09-2009 07:07 PM #122
      It's been awhile. Took it out so I could get it inspected today. While we were at it threw some rear camber in.



    23. 02-10-2009 03:32 AM #123
      had to say pal ,thats a very solid looking polo and oringleish too ,,,,keep up the good work ,,,,nice to see them still drivein around
      bloody retro rides would love this ,,,
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      04-20-2009 09:36 PM #124
      that is FN sweet. how hard is it to come by a mk1?

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      04-21-2009 10:59 PM #125
      Quote, originally posted by Sven7 &raquo;
      that is FN sweet. how hard is it to come by a mk1?

      Well there are only a hand full of them in the states. Probably better off importing one.

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