my rear engined polo

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Postby chris d » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:00 pm

bought a polo last week to fit a 1.8 16v engine in the back, so thought i would post a bit of a build thread up on here.
dont know really what to put apart from its going to be low with a tube backed and a 1.8 16v on bike carbs in the back and a full rollcage
any ways some pics
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Postby Wayne63 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:45 pm

Mint I love it when people do builds like this. 8) it's a "because I can" build :D
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Postby tintin » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:12 pm

Lunacy of the highest order. Well done sir. Well done. 8)
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Postby Margaret McManus » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:30 pm

Are you saying it is lunacy to have an engine in the back of the car and shopping in the front?!! :lol:
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Postby tintin » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:31 pm

Margaret McManus wrote:Are you saying it is lunacy to have an engine in the back of the car and shopping in the front?!! :lol:
When it didn't come out of the factory like that....then yes :P
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Postby Lee C » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:42 pm

Is the beetle done already like ????
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Postby bugdude » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:20 pm

looking forward to progress reports on this one. :D 8)
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Postby chris d » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:43 am

Lee C wrote:Is the beetle done already like ????

its out getting a channel put in cos am to lazzy to do it my self,
not much left on it now
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Postby tudor rose bugger » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:02 pm

i always have mad ideas like this then the other half usually brings me backdown to the real world and we go and buy a wardrobe from ikea or somthing else as boring :lol:

so i will be watching this conversion :wink: if you are putting all the hard work into the rear conversion have you not thought of doing a twin engine they are mad fast and not that much more work on top of what you have in front of you
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Postby Mo » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:40 pm

Sounds interesting that Carl.
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Postby The Lockkeeper » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:12 pm

Can I just ask why you would want to do this. :?: I'm all for a mad idea, but all you will end up with will be a rear engined polo !!! Aren't the front engined ones pretty goood little motors ??

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Postby chris y » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:34 pm

tudor rose bugger wrote:i have you not thought of doing a twin engine they are mad fast and not that much more work on top of what you have in front of you


and better handling I would think too.

The car is set up to have lots of weight between the front wheels and for the front wheels to be able to pull it round corners if the power is on rather than them being pushed ahead.

Im no expert but I guess a lot of understeer may be coming your way.

However many engines it is, interesting project, I will be watching with interest.
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Postby Varadgrim » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:48 pm

Well if its anything like the golf in volks world then you can fit a bug front beam and lower it waaay lower than golfs/polos can normally go. If lowering it is the plan then the engine in the back wont be too much of a problem with handling because youll be after the slow cruise i imagine. Might be wrong like but even so youll end up with more storage space with the back and the front being virtually empty.
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Postby tudor rose bugger » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:56 pm

well there are a couple of local twin engined golfs built by veebubs at bill quay and these arnt built for low slow cruising if you fit 2 vr6 motors the last thing on your mind is going slow and there 1/4 mile times are mental try google or utube for twin engined golfs etc
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Postby tintin » Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:31 am

Varadgrim wrote:Well if its anything like the golf in volks world then you can fit a bug front beam and lower it waaay lower than golfs/polos can normally go. If lowering it is the plan then the engine in the back wont be too much of a problem with handling because youll be after the slow cruise i imagine. Might be wrong like but even so youll end up with more storage space with the back and the front being virtually empty.

I thought that one was basically a golf mk 3 shell dropped onto Type 3 floor pan/running gear? :? It's super low though 8) 8)
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