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General Chat / Re: Back in a g40 after 16 years
« Last post by hayesey on November 30, 2018, 09:07:13 am »
welcome!  Always amuses me how many people sell G40s and then buy another one because they miss it so much.

You can fit a 22mm master cylinder but it wont make much of a differnce, just reduce pedal travel.  More useful when you've put bigger calipers on.

I'd probably start by giving the brakes an overhaul, they aren't that bad when they're in good order.  New brake fluid, decent set of pads.  Also strip down, clean up and rebuild the rear drums, these often get neglected but will make the whole braking system crap if they're not working right and adjusted properly.

I guess also make sure it actually has g40 brakes on it too I guess, these are still 239mm but with vented discs.  The non-vented ones overheat and fade really quickly.
Chassis & Braking / Steering Racks - New or Refresh?
« Last post by Matty! on November 29, 2018, 01:41:51 am »
Boys and Gals

Whilst the engine is out I want to fully refresh the steering whilst its easily accessible.

Now I have found some here but only seem to be for left hookers

Two questions:
Does anyone know if we can get hold of right hand drive ones new?


Can our steering racks be rebuilt easily enough?I.E standard bearings or bushes or even buy a lefty rack and swap 90% of the bits over or is it as simple as just flipping the rack over?

Engine and Transmission / Re: Fuel pump choices
« Last post by dvderlm on November 27, 2018, 09:05:20 pm »
If you can find an in tank pump with sufficient pressure and flow rate then you would not need an inline pump. But such a pump would need good filtration and that's hard in a fuel tank which can contain crud from underground storage, or even rust flakes from the filler neck on an old tank which is exposed to rear wheel road spray.

Best to have an inline pump for the high pressure circuit.
Wanted / Re: Polo G40 Complete Interior
« Last post by rsmark86 on November 27, 2018, 08:47:29 pm »
I might sell the interior out of mine, I’m looking for an upgrade
General Chat / Back in a g40 after 16 years
« Last post by rsmark86 on November 27, 2018, 07:51:17 pm »
I just purchased the conversion car off eBay. For me I think I got a good little deal

Had a g40 before I had a license as a project and regretted selling it and have always wanted another but never found one for one reason or another

Then this come up and the missus said let’s get it 😂

Can’t wait to play around with it

Ex cup engine 1308cc
Worked head
PSD cam
PSD pulley kit
R1 charger and all supporting mods

It has coil overs and a stage 3 subframe but badly needs some sort of brake upgrade

Is it a direct swap for a 22mm master ? Or is there a guide available?

And also who are the tuners for these now? Thinking it’s on the limit of the injectors so want an upgrade and map? But I’ve seen that K-data ECU if I can’t find a good tuner ?

General Chat / Re: Show us your garage
« Last post by TheGang87 on November 27, 2018, 08:50:56 am »
That is a whip you've got there Robin :) :). I love fast cars
General Chat / Re: Show us your garage
« Last post by TheGang87 on November 27, 2018, 08:49:34 am »
That is a whip you've got there Robin :) :). I love fast cars
Cars for sale / Re: Polo G40 For Sale
« Last post by TheGang87 on November 27, 2018, 08:46:20 am »
I missed out.... I've been working towards buying this car :-[ :-[ prob would have been mine if I had joined this forum earlier.
I used a Sharan 23,79 mm one, plug&play in my LHD G40 conversion
Cars for sale / G40 VAN For Sale
« Last post by g40van on November 27, 2018, 07:27:54 am »
I thought this would be the best place to start posting my advert.
I have for sale my VW Polo mk2; it was registered on the 18th of September 1990 making it an H reg and one of the last to be produced.  It is officially a van which would probably make it quite rare.

I bought it nearly 20 years ago, it started off just as a 1 litre, because I preferred the MK2 shape and wanted it faster. I had a G40 engine transplant in the early 2000’s by Radikool VW in Lymington, Hampshire before they closed. They supplied the engine and all the bits to convert it. Also I had the engine bay completely cleaned and resprayed in alpine white to accept the new lump.

I have the V5, it is in my name and the car is sorn.  There is no MOT and it is a non-runner.
Because it has been off the road for a good number of years, I cannot guarantee anything works. My last drive was to the body shop to the bodywork done.  A year earlier I had an accident when someone drove into me and they damage the passenger wing and door. I replaced these in the same colour and drove it. My friends kept telling me to get all the body work done as the rest was a bit tatty, therefore I did, but before I could get the car painted the body shop closed and it is still in primer. I never got round to finish it. Now I am losing my parking space, therefore regretfully have to sell. I would like to let some else to take her on and finish her. I have spent a lot of money on her over the years and it would be a shame to scrap. I don’t know of another Mk2 G40 Van?

I have a print out from a G40 Rolling Road Day in Birmingham which achieved 139 BHP.
Unfortunately some vandals smashed the windscreen and driver’s window. Also some other items were stolen e.g. like the lights, extra fog lights, mirrors, intercooler, wipers and centre console with extra dials etc. G40 Clocks are missing & the Jabber Sport air filter.
I have a spare windscreen.
Bodywork includes flush boot and flush doors with no handles as only in primer and needs painting in VW Alpine White.
Battery tray repaired due to leaking battery.
Front and rear arches are modified to allow for wider wheels and suspension lowering.
The clocks had less than 80,000 miles which came with the G40 engine
Supercharger rebuilt by Jabber Sport near Peterborough to R1 spec.  Chip & 68mm Pulley fitted & tested by them.
Stainless exhaust fitted by Power Flow fitted at Top Gear St Albans, with a supposedly Lifetime Guarantee.

MK3 Polo brake servo, as Mk2 Polo’s RHD did not come with this.
MK2 Golf rear disc conversion.
Single wiper conversion.
Tinted front windows.
Jamex lowering 40mm springs and genuine shorter Koni shocks.
VW Scala wheels, like Polo Mk2 Sprint, with four 195x45x14 Drago Pirelli P5000 tyres.
Chrome gear knob and stick.
Later steering rack to accept G40 Steering wheel.
Mk3 Polo dash.
Boost gauge and additional rev counter with shift light.
MFA stalk from VW MK3 Passat.
Corbeau sports seats with recliners and adjustable sub frames fitted by Corbeau in St Leonards on Sea.
Luke red harnesses.
New black bumpers front and rear with chrome strips and also the original ones.
Electric windows from VW Passat Mk2.
Toad Alarm & immobiliser with Central Locking.
Ring Air horns.
Safety Devices full black roll cage not bolted down or welded.

Cherished number plate: H9 OLO = A Polo

It is kept under a cover and has been stored in dry environment since coming back from the bodyshop.
Car will need to be trailed, also would need to be winched or towed as parked in an underground car park.

Any inspection is welcome... Sorry but I’m not after anything apart from a cash sale, thanks
Open to any sensible offers?

Text     07583 850212
London SW6
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