Author Topic: mk3 polo engine into a mk1 golf?  (Read 1092 times)

Offline Mew

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mk3 polo engine into a mk1 golf?
« on: 31 January 2007, 14:49 »
Not sure if anyone on here would know but any help would be appreciated! Would a 1.3 engine from a mk3 polo gt bolt into a mk1 golf driver? My main concern is that the engine mounts are in the same position. Would the gearbox from the polo have to be used, and if so would the golf driveshafts fit? Or could the golf gearbox bolt up to the polo lump?

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Re: mk3 polo engine into a mk1 golf?
« Reply #1 on: 01 February 2007, 01:44 »
No, not on a driver, not without modifying the O/S engine mount. If you had a 1.1 or 1.3 mk1 Golf then it would be a doddle.

I once did the mod the other way around........put a 1.8 into a 1.1 mk1 golf. I had a donor car and cut the o/s mount off the donor one and welded it to the 1.1 chassis.

If I don't get the engine sorted on my polo gt then I may well slap a 1.8 Golf digifant lump in there, be a very similar mod and it just so happens I have one kicking around :smiley:
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Re: mk3 polo engine into a mk1 golf?
« Reply #2 on: 01 February 2007, 12:15 »
Oh, i thought a driver was a 1.3!? Anyway, thanks for the reply. It's just an idea at the moment though...

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Re: mk3 polo engine into a mk1 golf?
« Reply #3 on: 01 February 2007, 12:49 »
I thought the mk1 driver was a 1.6 or 1.8 carb. Worth checking, I could be wrong.

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Re: mk3 polo engine into a mk1 golf?
« Reply #4 on: 01 February 2007, 16:29 »
mk1 driver was 1.3 , i'm 99% sure of it. 
 

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Re: mk3 polo engine into a mk1 golf?
« Reply #5 on: 02 February 2007, 14:20 »
MK1 driver = 1.3, MK2 Driver = 1.6. MK1 GTI = 1.6! ;)
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Re: mk3 polo engine into a mk1 golf?
« Reply #6 on: 02 February 2007, 15:00 »
I stand corrected, must be getting mixed up with the mk2.............or going senile :smiley: