New kid here! my first car/project 1983 mk2 polo coupe!

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HarryCausier
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New kid here! my first car/project 1983 mk2 polo coupe!

Post by HarryCausier » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:08 pm

needing abit of help with my car, i am currently doing automotive studies at college and have purchased a 1983 polo mk2 coupe. slight problems, welding is needed on the sills nothing i cant handle, carburettor has a flat spot and cuts out unless you keep a decent bit of revs, unsure weather it is a coupe s or just a standard coupe? it has the red line around the grill and body and interior and has the rev counter instead of the clock and was listed on the website as a polo coupe s? http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 3123_n.jpg http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 3689_n.jpg http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 4985_n.jpg THANKS :D

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Re: New kid here! my first car/project 1983 mk2 polo coupe!

Post by fonzooorooo » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:25 am

Welcome... It's a bit quiet on this bit of the forum.

Nice car though.

I'm under the impression all S's were badged as such. (can't remember if the word "coupe" was in red, or just the "S" ... the "S" certainly was!) and would have had the 13" aloys like these:
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(forgotten the name)

Carb issues are always fun! I assume it's got a Pierburg carb... They tend to suffer with auto choke issues (though there were manual choke ones too) Where abouts are you? If you're round the east mids, I could point you towards a good carb guy.

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Re: New kid here! my first car/project 1983 mk2 polo coupe!

Post by HarryCausier » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:40 am

manchester, northwest, i was thinking about looking round some scrapyards and seeing if i get lucky, also my dad was saying sometimes they just need a good bit of carb cleaner and revving. cheers

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Post by fonzooorooo » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:03 pm

That's a good place to start... as is checking/changing/fitting an inline fuel filter (clear plastic kind - then you can see if any grot gets in) as they often suffer with fuel tank/filler neck (integral neck and tank on these) rust issues... It's one of the main causes of issues- rust in the fuel.

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Re: New kid here! my first car/project 1983 mk2 polo coupe!

Post by erixtar1992 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:12 pm

looks nice that! same as the one im scrapping due to rust unfortunately! deffinately looks like a coupe s to me, they werent all coupe s's back then, only after 1985 or 1986 i think they were all coupe s.

heres my one i had, i was in the middle of fixing it up to go back on the road but found to much rust to be safe for use. very similar!
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the running problems with the carb may be down to a worn rubber carb gasket, there just under £20 from GSF.

the fog lights are rare! look after it.

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Post by Dilbo Baggins » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:40 pm

Updates are a must, sounding like a nice project!.......

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