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Offline tim_hcsc

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Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« on: October 28, 2012, 12:08:40 am »
Nice project, Iv been following the thread for a while.

I have a 98 Polo and decided to put a V8 in it too but I put it in the middle making it rear wheel drive, I used a 4 door shell as it makes access to the engine really easy and leaves loads of room for twin turbos (if I need them)

I cut in A4 Quattro rear quarters and suspension so I could use the rear hubs with driveshafts and have bigger brakes and wheels, these are 17 inch GTi wheels and they fit just right. Im going to use the A4 front hubs and brakes to match.

Its a slow process but Im getting there :D
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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012, 12:13:46 am »
oops I forgot the engine pic.
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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012, 10:16:46 am »
Nice, where are you from?
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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012, 10:40:06 am »
Wow.
 What V8 are you using?
 I like the rear cut for the mechanical side tho it is looking a little fugly so far.
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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2012, 10:41:56 am »
Im in Whangaparaoa just north of Auckland, I have a garage where I specialise in VW and Audi hence sticking the two of them together.

This is what the floor looks like when you cut it out  ;D

I added a main beam to strenghten the floor and build the rear end from, I used a Trammel gauge borrowed from the body shop next door to make sure everything is square, if I mess this bit up everything else will be out of line.
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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2012, 10:46:46 am »
Are the black arms with bushes the A4 rear subframe?
 Have you added engine mount points to them?
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Offline tim_hcsc

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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2012, 11:06:02 am »
Are the black arms with bushes the A4 rear subframe?
 Have you added engine mount points to them?

The engine is a 4.2 V8 taken from a 98 A8 and coupled to an A6, V6, 5 speed tiptronic box.
I have added a whole rear subframe and suspension from a A4 Quattro which will have to be cut in the middle to accept the transmission, the heavy bracing is to hold the suspension tops as they would normally be supported bu the parcel shelf.
Before I cut the Quattro to pieces I made jigs for the suspension so that I could re align everything more easily.
I have made a cradle for the engine that bolts to the new chassis rails so that the engine and box can easily be dropped out of the bottom of the car.
If the bracing looks too ugly when it gets further down the track I can always cut it out and make something lighter.

Its probably going to get a whole lot uglier before it starts to look like a car again.

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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2012, 11:06:47 am »
Madness, I love it.
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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2012, 11:27:33 am »
You should put one in the Front as well!!!  >:D

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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2012, 11:42:00 am »
Can see a bit better now :)
 Be a fun little car to punt along in.
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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2012, 11:54:49 am »
It should be a lot of fun, I figured with a mid engine and rear wheel drive the weight distribution should be about right for great cornering and the engine height is low enough that its below window line so it cant be seen too easily, I will just box it in and it should be quiet too.

Here is the rear end all boxed in with regulation 100 x 50 so it will pass its cert as a scratch built.
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Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2012, 12:12:48 pm »
This is awesome... As Vert said madness!

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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2012, 02:14:06 pm »
This looks promising  8)

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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2012, 06:06:47 pm »
This is going to be great!
Any idea when you would like it finished?
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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2012, 07:11:42 pm »
Nice project, Iv been following the thread for a while.




Are you building this or is this a thread somewhere else?
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