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Offline HaNs

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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2009, 09:35:27 am »
What the hell Lee!

One large serving of torque steer coming right up!

Um what are you doing with the engine mounts from the 1.8T - > polo???(I take it this was the 1.8t polo?)

Ill be passing through tues night or wens morning so WILL stop in this time.
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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2009, 09:52:07 am »
Sounds like the ultimate Q car if you can get the power on the ground.
I'll be keeping an eye on this thread for more updates
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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2009, 10:12:59 am »
What do you mean better mannered than the 1.8t?
 
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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2009, 03:17:15 pm »
Any updates Lee?
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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2009, 05:26:39 pm »
Disbelieving Poms, and a little negative   ;D


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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2009, 05:37:40 pm »
I must say i like what your doing there
I have often thought i should get a Shell of a Skoda Fabia with the front taken off and gutted then get my Engine Lift and Suspend a V10 TDI there and pretend im going to retro fit it

and just take a Photo of it just to show how wonderful my digi cam is :) i love modern Tech :)

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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2009, 05:40:57 pm »
You enjoy pretending Ante?
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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2009, 05:43:10 pm »
You enjoy pretending Ante?

of course...

it manages to upset the balance and thats what i enjoy doing best

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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2009, 06:05:39 pm »
I look forward to progress on this project, but i think Lee will keep any progress close to his chest.
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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2009, 07:01:13 pm »
Do you know me so well Noel--

Apart from making 3 adaptor plates to get the output flanges on the gearbox in the right place--!---

Yes it's work in progress

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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2009, 03:14:39 pm »
holy cow!! wow this is going to be great.

Rear engined would be cool, but ruin the stock sleeper look.

Maybe after you have finished this in 40k you could always rear mount it for a change  ;D
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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2009, 04:19:18 pm »
Hi Lee, has using the offset bellhousing on the VR6 gearbox helped or would it be easier to use a 4 cylinder straight up housing. You could always swap to a 4 cylinder housing if you intend to fit a LSD

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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2009, 07:13:13 pm »
I sneaked over to Cambridge on Tuesday to look at Lee's progress.
It is certainly a complex job, but lee is making a great job.
His attention to detail is truly amazing, i also bet Lee goes to bed thinking about  little details every night.

I didn't take any photos, i will let lee show us when he is ready.

This car will look absolutely stock, no bulges any where, only problem at the moment is how to hold bonnet closed, as the catch which is in the middle front edge of bonnet is taken up by the cylinder head.

The radiator will be quite a compact assy, but amazingly the alternator and power steering pump fit easily, i cant say that about other bits though.

Truly amazing job Lee, well done.
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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2009, 10:23:34 am »
Looking forward to seeing any updates. Some low profile bonnet "pins" (e.g. http://www.aerocatch.com/?gclid=CJKd0IDc05sCFRUwpAodz0DVKg might be the way to go but kind of give things away a bit as well.
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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2009, 10:34:36 am »

gas struts to hold it closed, with a bonnet release on one side and safety catches both sides