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General Car Chat / Re: New to the forum and some questions
« Last post by hey pauley on Yesterday at 07:12:27 am »
You’ll also need the fuel pumps, it’s it a 4 speed being a 1 litre? then you’ll need a 5 speed ARB.
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General Car Chat / Re: New to the forum and some questions
« Last post by e90330 on July 02, 2020, 11:52:30 am »
Thanks for the pointers. It seems there are not a lot of suspension differences. I'm planning to go with Bilstein B12 setup. As to brakes, I read that that Wilwood has/had a setup which fits ?
As to wheels, I'm looking at some Golf mk1 BBS wheels, 6j ET45. From waht I understand, they should fit with 175 or 185 wide tires?
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General Car Chat / Re: New to the forum and some questions
« Last post by SamG40 on July 01, 2020, 10:23:00 pm »
If you are handy with the spanners it should be pretty easy. Its nigh on impossible to get stock suspension these days. I'd personally go with the tried and tested Koni/eibach setup  or maybe a bilstein kit but it depends on what you want from it. Also the rear beam from a GT/G40 has an arb built into it but I wouldn't worry too much if you cant get one. You could at least do with the vented discs on the front so get hold of some vw11 callipers. The bottom arms are rose jointed too rather than rubber bushes on the base models. I'm not actually too sure whether these are still available tbh. A few other bits and bobs but that's the basics, have a good search and chuck some pictures up. Good luck.
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General Car Chat / New to the forum and some questions
« Last post by e90330 on June 30, 2020, 02:33:48 pm »
Hello,
to make a long story short, in '92 my grandfahter bought a Polo 1.0. After all these years and him passing away a few years ago, the Polo came in my possesion. I already spent a decent amount of money on it, but it's still is not running ok. So I decided to go the other route and put a G40 engine in it. This will never be a daily runner, it's just a side project for fun and sentimental reasons. So, yes, it's not a real G40, but I hope it will be close enough.
So I bought a G40 engine, gearbox, wiringloom and motormanagement cpu (which the guy is not sure if it still works) and off we go. G lader I still have to source.
My question is though, what are the suspension differences vs Polo 1.0 86C and where is the best place to buy those parts, Europe or UK? I'm planning to not only upgrade the engine, but all suspension, brakes components too.
All suggetions and pointer as to the engine swap are very appreciated
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Cars for sale / Looking for my old car
« Last post by smittem on June 26, 2020, 08:22:49 am »
I’m trying to locate my old G40 and speak to the current owner. From help on here I believe it now has the Reg G6 TSR, original plate was J511XAO.

Any help welcome.
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Wanted / G40 complete interior
« Last post by ChargerCharger on June 25, 2020, 06:42:27 am »
Hi all.

I'm after front and rear seats . And door cards please

G40 only
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Electrical / No ignition - Fuse gone? Help pls
« Last post by lectrotek on June 22, 2020, 12:09:23 am »
Hi all,

My G won't start at the moment. Any help would be amazing as it's due to go in for MOT in a couple of days!

Here's what I do know: Battery is fully charged and seems fine. when I turn the key, the dashboard lights come on, as does the radio. I can also turn the headlights on etc.

However, it won't start. I can't hear a solanoid click or starter motor etc.

I have been able to bump start it no probs.

Could it be that a fuse or a relay has gone? (my amateur diagnosis)

This is extra weird, as it's been running really nicely, no probs at all for the past few weeks.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Cheers,

Tim



 
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Ongoing Projects / Re: G40 Version 2
« Last post by sleag40 on June 20, 2020, 03:24:44 pm »
The clutch pedal on this has been requiring more and more effort of late, and today it started to get noisy too. After changing the oil and filter, I changed the clutch cable too - no jacking or lifting required, just a little entry level contortionism and in it went. The difference is incredible - I probably should have done it last year!



Time to put some miles on it.  8)
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General Car Chat / Re: K996 NGA
« Last post by Martyng40 on June 16, 2020, 07:02:40 pm »
Yeah I know totally forgot Chris got it off you... will need to meet up once on road
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General Car Chat / Re: K996 NGA
« Last post by rsdave on June 16, 2020, 12:40:17 pm »
Yeah Sam currently taking a shit load of pics of how it all is just now.  Ordered so many lately I can’t remember what all is coming lol 😂 Ill start a build thread in here once everything starts kicking off! 

Martyn can’t even believe my other Old G40 is only 13 miles away 😂 need to get a photo of them together at some point pal 👍
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