Author Topic: Polo 4.2 V8 Transplant  (Read 57060 times)

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veedubman

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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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veedubman

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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

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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2009, 01:07:49 pm »
The E36 BMW has a catch for either side, L & R at the front could you rework a similar system?

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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2009, 07:52:47 pm »
Any updates yet Lee?????????
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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2009, 07:45:20 pm »
Yes---

The engine is in---

Just sorting things phase now

Will post some pictures in a few days

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« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2009, 08:00:24 pm »
I know just how it goes Lee, many days are spent amd nothing to show.
It must be quite exciting at the moment.
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« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2009, 07:29:08 am »
Looking forward to seeing the pics Lee :)
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« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2009, 08:16:40 pm »
Looking forward to seeing the pics Lee :)



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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2009, 09:15:34 pm »
me three 8)
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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2009, 09:20:51 pm »
You guys are scareing Lee off with these comments about seeing pictures, mostly because he will be reluctant to just post up any random pix, he may end up almost finishing the conversion before he shows anything more, i know i would feel like that.

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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2009, 09:27:43 pm »
da da da ding ding ding ding ding............

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Re: Polo transplant
« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2009, 07:37:14 pm »
Pics as requested.

Motor in !