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Offline tim_hcsc

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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2012, 09:13:01 am »
Nice project, Iv been following the thread for a while.

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

Its my car, Im building it, originally I put the picture in the V8 transplant thread but it was moved and used to creat a new thread
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Offline tim_hcsc

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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2012, 09:19:32 am »
This is going to be great!
Any idea when you would like it finished?

Id like it to be finished tomorrow but the wife says work comes first, I also have to finish my project motorcycle which a turbocharged Kawasaki Z1300 (6 cylinder) built as a streetfighter.

Realistically about another 6 months
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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2012, 12:03:33 pm »
Cool project, definitely gonna follow this one!

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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2012, 01:00:35 pm »
Id like it to be finished tomorrow but the wife says work comes first, I also have to finish my project motorcycle which a turbocharged Kawasaki Z1300 (6 cylinder) built as a streetfighter.

Realistically about another 6 months

You on a suicide mission with that bike? Ive seen a few turboed bikes on Youtube  and they are just too much. >:D
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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2012, 02:21:37 pm »
Very glad to see your project as we had heard of it in the grapevine

As the advocate for such foolishness I can really appreciate the extent of what you are attempting.

I hope you find your way through the endless complexities

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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2012, 06:48:09 pm »
Very similar thoughts i had been thinking about.
Is there any reason why you didnt use the front subframe out of an A4 mounted in the rear, then your engine mounts may have been easier using the A4 drive shafts as well..

Second question, is the V6 out os a S4 heavier tha the V8 you are using,no doubt you have thought of all options.
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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2012, 06:56:51 pm »
Looks goos so far, why have you gone for a v6 auto trans?
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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2012, 07:00:51 pm »
I would done an auto as well, due to the distance from the rear wheels to the back of the car, manual boxes would have extended beyond the body.
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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2012, 07:08:52 pm »
I would done an auto as well, due to the distance from the rear wheels to the back of the car, manual boxes would have extended beyond the body.

How do you figure that? the manual is the same size as the auto, maybe be smaller and certainly lighter
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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2012, 07:14:23 pm »
I havent seen one, just thought they were longer, thats good, room for thought.
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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2012, 07:16:01 pm »
I havent seen one, just thought they were longer, thats good, room for thought.

And the porsche boxster used an audi box so you can use the linkage from that,
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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2012, 07:32:18 pm »
You certainly are a wealth of knowlege, its good to have you here.
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Offline tim_hcsc

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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2012, 09:36:05 pm »
Very similar thoughts i had been thinking about.
Is there any reason why you didnt use the front subframe out of an A4 mounted in the rear, then your engine mounts may have been easier using the A4 drive shafts as well..

Second question, is the V6 out os a S4 heavier tha the V8 you are using,no doubt you have thought of all options.

I happened to have an A4 quattro which was smashed to pieces, the right hand "A" post was only 6 inches from the centre console so everything at the front was pretty much toast, steering, suspension, subframe, all scrap so I used the rear end.
I figured the rear suspension would be more stable at the rear afterall thats where it was designed to be also the brakes are smaller than the front and has a hand brake type caliper.

I chose the auto because its tiptronic and I can always make it to paddle shift if I want a bit of fun or just leave it in auto for the dreaded  Auckland traffic. The drive shafts run at an angle of 6 degrees backwards from the diff so they are approaching the maximum angle  they can run at, apparently 7-8 is the max for safe operation. I guess I'll be the first to find out if there is a problem.

Its only a MK1 version and if I like it I can build a MK11 and change all the bits I didnt like in the first one
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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2012, 09:47:22 am »


Its only a MK1 version and if I like it I can build a MK11 and change all the bits I didnt like in the first one

good man!  I like your attitude  8)
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Re: Project Car: Mid engine V8 Polo
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2013, 08:00:18 pm »
Hey---any progress??