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Polo 4.2 V8 Transplant
« on: April 22, 2009, 08:33:11 pm »
Thought you guys may be amused
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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2009, 08:41:54 pm »
Now that looks interesting Lee, ia that an audi V8 trying to mate with a VW polo.
Looks like you like working things out in very tight enclosures
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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2009, 09:01:50 pm »
V8 in a Polo, NOW were talkin!  ;D Good work, will sound even better.
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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2009, 09:26:02 pm »
Yep--

4.2 litre  mated to a vr6 box .

Have worked it to be lighter on the front than the 1.8t with all its pumbing.

And yes its tight--

As a daily driver it should be ok

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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2009, 09:27:17 pm »
you are a Nut Bar!  :o >:D

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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2009, 09:27:31 pm »
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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2009, 09:30:10 pm »
Surely cant be much lighter.

Nice job, if it all can cramp in there
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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 09:37:50 pm »
Awesome - I love it  :o. A V8 Polo - possibly a world first?
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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009, 09:42:56 pm »
At first i thought Lee was just taking the piss, but now i realise he is serious, and knowing quiet Lee, he will have done lots of research before posting this up.
His technical ability is realy good.

Looking forward to seeing this thing being born.

Keep us all posted
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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009, 09:58:25 pm »
Thanks Noel,

Yes it's an interesting project.

Just for your info--the 1.8t conversion was good and I used it for 40 000 k

But you know how the incurable swapper mind works----------------hopeless

Anyway

The weight of the turbo engine + all gearbox etc etc =209 kg

The weight of the v8 is about the same but alittle tighter.

The battery and brake booster and windscreen water bottle is all going to the rear.

I hope it will be better mannered than the 1.8t

Will keep you posted

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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2009, 10:48:53 pm »
This is awesome Lee, best of luck with the project!
Do you have a time frame you are working to?

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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2009, 11:01:03 pm »
Madness, what ecu are you going to use? How much hp/tq do you think you will get?

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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2009, 07:26:17 am »

is it even going to fit behind the grill, let alone under the bonnet?

or will you have an even bigger hole than the twin VR6 Lupo?

crazy enough to be worth trying though,   ::)

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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2009, 08:11:20 am »
Hi Guys

In answer to the questions--

Will be using the same Link computer that ran the 1.8t
If anything it will be alot simpler

Re the size--No I don't like to show externally any difference than a standard car.
So no bulges --Its just a matter of modifying things until they fit.

Interesting that the motor and box fits sideways but is very wide--so it almost touches the firewall and the radiator,--this conversion would be easy in a golf or a3--
I don't know why others haven't tried it

Cheers

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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2009, 08:20:13 am »
The polo is an interesting cheap car, i have often toyed with the idea of fitting a V8 FWD assy in the rear .

But this has to be much more of a challenge, the alternator and PS pump will have to be really tight.

Anyway, good luck with this Lee.

Cheers Noel
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