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Offline Snave

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Restore and Upgrade. Polo G40 Mauritius
« on: October 31, 2013, 12:51:32 pm »
Hi Guys,
  I'm from Mauritius Island, a small dot next to Madagascar in Indian Ocean. It happen by chance we got a batch of Polo G40 over here, I think we have about 7-9 G40 over here not more. I grab one of these 2 years back sleeping in a garage in a pity state. I started to work on it this year, so I share with you some work in progress since the beginning. Hope you enjoy.

Bodywork was the first step.






Engine removed




Exhaust piping + Remus backbox


Refurbishing Sparco racing wheels 14"x6.5


Offline Snave

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Re: Restore and Upgrade. Polo G40 Mauritius
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2013, 01:02:14 pm »
Now parts
Front mount intercooler / oil cooler


Aluminium engine crank pulley, supercharger lightweight 65mm V belt conversion kit


Warlbro Fuel pump + sythec fuel filter




Charger full rebuilt







« Last Edit: October 31, 2013, 01:04:54 pm by Snave »

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Re: Restore and Upgrade. Polo G40 Mauritius
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 01:14:04 pm »
looking sweet, what colour is that, is it windsor blue??

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Re: Restore and Upgrade. Polo G40 Mauritius
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 01:25:11 pm »
Thanks, no it's black but as am doing the restore I consider changing color to Mk1 Lido Green.

Intercooler fitted.



Engine fitted.




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Re: Restore and Upgrade. Polo G40 Mauritius
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 01:36:08 pm »
whoever put the supercharger back together put the bottom pulley on the wrong way round!

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Re: Restore and Upgrade. Polo G40 Mauritius
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2013, 01:41:30 pm »
Yes Pete,
 Thank for notifying, we already changed it to 5pk-belt conversion in the right place.

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Re: Restore and Upgrade. Polo G40 Mauritius
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2013, 02:11:22 pm »


where it says gates here? you flipped the cog/pulley 180 degrees?

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Re: Restore and Upgrade. Polo G40 Mauritius
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2013, 02:51:03 pm »
I guess I have to double check and revert back for this. I didn't check again after the mechanic put the other pulley.
What problem may arise if the pulley is not inverted.. I didnt run the car till now.
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Re: Restore and Upgrade. Polo G40 Mauritius
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2013, 08:27:34 pm »
The guide will be on the wrong side...

Car looks sweet, how do you find the scissor lift you've got in the first picture?

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Re: Restore and Upgrade. Polo G40 Mauritius
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2013, 09:06:56 pm »
the guide ill be on the wrong side and the belt may rub on the charger mount.

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Re: Restore and Upgrade. Polo G40 Mauritius
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2013, 05:40:14 pm »
thanks guys,
 it was already inverted before putting it back in the car

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Re: Restore and Upgrade. Polo G40 Mauritius
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2013, 09:26:22 am »
putting some vdo black face gauges, not so big fan of those smoked lens 7 colors gauges. keeping it raw


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Re: Restore and Upgrade. Polo G40 Mauritius
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2013, 09:28:02 am »
New taillights, waiting to be installed after paint work

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Re: Restore and Upgrade. Polo G40 Mauritius
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2013, 09:30:23 am »
Yellow Stuff front brake pad, anyone tried it already ?

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Re: Restore and Upgrade. Polo G40 Mauritius
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2013, 04:38:45 pm »
Where did you get the new rear lights? Id love a set ;)
Liking the colour of the engine bay an its coming along nicely!