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Ongoing Projects / Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Last post by randombadger69 on November 27, 2017, 08:05:37 pm »
 :o fair play to you Pete, things are looking good. You clearly know some shit!

Most people would have probably moved onto a golf by now. I enjoy and applaud your efforts for sticking with a Polo. I also have the common love for a Polo over a golf, however I'd be more inclined to stick with what I know (small block) and accept a power to weight ratio that is plenty for the stock chassis. Your approach of making the chassis cope with what you demand in terms of power is brilliant! Clearly the difference between a motorsport engineer who understands the physics and the average enthusiast.

Once again; hats off to you. Some inspiring stuff!

Andy
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General Chat / Re: been taxed waaaaay too much
« Last post by OsvaldoC on November 26, 2017, 08:06:14 am »
Ok so no one is really interested in helping me, my work aren't interested as it's not thier problem and the tax office think it's correct

But I normally pay around the £300 mark for tax and insurance. My tax code is correct and always has been
Last month I was taxed £600!!!! Which is mental! Did a bit of overtime but nothing mental

At first I thought it was emergency tax, so phoned the tax office and they checked everything and all my details. They came back with, no that's normal. I couldn't understand, I argued but to no avail. It can't physically be right as some of the big earners who take home £2600 gross paid less tax than me!! And I'm on over a grand less!!!
No idea who to talk to as no one is interested, something is clearly wrong, if anyone understands this crap I would really appreciate your help as I'm skint haha
Taylor

These situations are very common, even in 2017. Sorry for posting on this old topic, but this came up in my Google search while searching for why I have been taxed too much. The good news is that no matter how much they over-charge tax, HMRC will give you full refund for all the sum that you overpaid, without exceptions. For any normal person on a PAYE system, the same rules apply, even if they make a mistake, they'll definitely pay you back. Just make sure you periodically check your tax and compare it to your payslip YTD (year-to-date) value or P60/45, and make sure the sums match with the calculator - if not, just give HMRC a ring and they'll sort it out.

That's good to know. Thanks for the info. And yeah, it's not unheard of, unfortunately.
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General Car Chat / Re: My g40
« Last post by Martyng40 on November 25, 2017, 10:44:19 pm »
I’ve still not got any further with it. My mate who got it on the road said something about throttle control sensor or something like that but he’s too busy to come to the house for a look and I can’t get it to him....

Another person told me could be the tb......

Anybody......

I’m that fed up I’m considering cutting my loss and selling it as it’s wasted sitting in the drive
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Cars for sale / Re: Searching for Polo G40 Genesis - K157 BOM
« Last post by genesis+gt on November 25, 2017, 02:57:43 pm »
Hi Ben,

I'm the current owner. I have sent you a PM.

Regards

Chloe
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Ongoing Projects / Re: Yoof's Turbo
« Last post by Yoof on November 24, 2017, 04:08:13 pm »
Time for an update, been on a few trackdays in the £600 Clio, still good fun, managed to get full value from a set of brake pads at Blyton:

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

Put some big 4" ducts on the front and made up some deflector plates, which seemed to help things somewhat.

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

Aside from a crack in the exhaust, and a cv boot held together with gaffa tape (cheers Nige) it's been a solid motor. Managed 180miles at Donnington without anymore than fuel and bump starts :lol:

Anyway, enough of that french filth. Onto Polo progress!

I needed to get the powertrain mounted, just had the c-mount left to do. I used an Epytech 02M engine mount, which was cut and shut to take a 90 shore bush from superflex. Doesn't really move currently, but as the bush is a common size I can swap it out for a lower shore rating in future.

Looks like this:

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr
Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

For those not familiar with a Polo chassis (which is most of you because why the f**k would anyone modify a Polo!?) the rear brace is between the track control arm mounts, and will form part of the subframe.

That represents 3 evenings work!

Now the powertrain wasn't moving about anymore, I could address the steering rack. I had already decided a K04-064 was the turbo for me, just it wasn't the turbo for the steering rack, or the chassis leg, or anything else really, I hope it's worth it...

Polo steering rack looks like this:

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

The mounts to the bulkhead aren't great, meaning there's lateral movement in the rack and the linkage on the end to the steering arms adds to the vague steering feeling.

I needed more clearance, so binned the Polo one and went through 3 or 4 different racks (Escort, Aygo, Corsa D) before I found an earlier Corsa one that would do the trick. Most are subframe mounted, and I need it bulkhead, so it's a PITA to find one with the correct width and angle of input shaft to the rack.

This wasn't an easy thing to get right (assuming I have) so copious amounts of measuring were done:

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

After measuring comes grinding:

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

I then offered the steering column up, and did a massive swear:

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

UJ are fairly forgiving, but I was taking the piss expecting this to work!

After deciding not to set fire to the car, I removed the EPAS column I had previously painstaking installed with the Polo steering rack, and cut off the mounts.

How it was:

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

I turned my attention back to mounting the Corsa rack, and did it like so:

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

With that mounted, I then removed the steering column mounts on the dash bar, and mocked up where it needed to be so the UJ angles weren’t terrible:

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

Trial fit of the pedal box to ensure I had clearance:

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

Added two more tubes, triangulating it back to the dash bar:
Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

I then needed to remake the connecting shaft between the column and rack, as I was now using all GM parts, this was based on a stock Corsa one, just cut down. They’re crimped splines as standard, something which I can’t replicate, so I pinned it using a 6mm roll pin, and then welded around the shaft and around the pin for good measure (the spline is still fully engaged too)

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

Happier with that than my previous cut n shut, so every cloud n all that.

Cabin looks something like this now:

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

Still got to mount the gear shift tower, and cut the handbrake down, along with splitting the corsa column to accept these:

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

Should still be able to keep the Corsa stalks, which makes indicators and wash/wipe much more intuitive and easier, flicking toggle switches was my least preferred route for standard controls!

Rack gives me the space I need engine side of the bulkhead, and there’s enough room for some heatshielding betwwen the turbine housing and it:

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

I’ve also been fitting a new radiator to support the extra thermal loads this engine will have, a Mk4 Golf aluminium items seemed a good place to start, 42mm core and is literally the largest rad I can fit in!

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

Lots of parts got cut for it to fit, including the headlight surrounds:

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

I’ll be getting rid of the stock shroud, I can’t fit a stock alternator with it, and the average speed will hopefully be high enough to warrant not having one, just need to ensure the rad is ducted properly.

It fits behind the bumper and grille, so just need to package an intercooler & oil cooler, and I’m done for the cooling pack stuff!

Untitled by Peter Strange, on Flickr

Cheers

Pete
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Cars for sale / Re: Mk.2 Polo Saloon Wide Arch
« Last post by Jester on November 23, 2017, 04:32:29 pm »
Dam that's super cool  8)
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Cars for sale / Re: Mk.2 Polo Saloon Wide Arch
« Last post by 86C on November 23, 2017, 01:18:43 pm »
Pics...
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Cars for sale / Re: Genuine Polo G40 - Windsor Blue
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Cars for sale / Re: Genuine Polo G40 - Windsor Blue
« Last post by vwgillybilly on November 23, 2017, 10:03:29 am »


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Cars for sale / Re: Genuine Polo G40 - Windsor Blue
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