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Kenneth Cartwright said

What amp cable are people using on the batteries..either in bay or with reposition in boot. As im looking to tidy up some more.

I just buy the ones at the Autoparts store for the Power with the 3-4 additional Pig Tails to off load the Ring connectors, Came for the Earthing from the battery to the Frame and Frame to engine/tranny…. (extra pig tail there as well.)

Kenneth Cartwright said

Should I Rob the welders cable from site? Or just buy a set prepared already.

Is a let's say is a 50 pound cost of cable worth the Solicitors Fees, Court Fees, and a couple of years of your life as a ward of the Queen worth a few feet of "FREE" cable. Let alone your cell mate a 550 lbs 6'4  tall man who looks darkly at you then saying "yourmybitch" I mean they have Cameras everywhere now.

Mmmmmm That is usually how I judge things….



What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

Where are my DIY Links?

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Got Parkinglotted…. The sucker drove off of course….
But that was a few weeks ago… So yesterday, I decided to start the work… Then my Sander Crapped out mid-job, so I had to drive to the BORG in my Green Cabby, first time on the road since October….. (BORG Big Orange Retail Giant..Home Depot).

Dinged it down to the Steel.


2 coats of primer, and 1000 grit wet sand.




2 coats of Color, letting it sit over night then will clear it later today after a slight sanding.

Rattle Canned, mixed after color Matching the hood, door, and fender.

What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

Where are my DIY Links?

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Took her out for a cheeky spin earlier… very nice :thumbs: pity it wasn't in sun that we had today!!! real nice… taste of things to come hopefully… hit 124k too so had to take a pic…




 

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Pulled all carpets. Sound proof door cards belts lower dash ready for its paint in a couple of weeks. Discovered a previous owner had done a drivers inner sill repair with duct tape and mastic. Glad I found it as was going to leave the carpets in but got carried away [emoji1]. So now have a bit of grinding and welding for the body shop guys to do also. Tomorrow will be grill off duck bill bumpers arches and head liner.  Just glass after that which I have never done but sure I am going to hate that bit.


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Chopped off my new bottom windscreen ready for 2nd new panel just hope this one fits better than last  when measured up new panel was mile out hence why window not fit.  Honestly hope new panel going. Be better fit

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Who says you can't re-use Christmas wrapping paper…..






What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

Where are my DIY Links?

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Oh just like Christmas again. Lol

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Today has been a very productive day, i started sanding my new winter wheels


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Then with all the space available in a workshop i had the pleasure of using i decided to fit my coil overs and my stainless steel wing mirror.

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A great day all round.

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Removed NSR arch return lip and re-welded


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  1992 1.8 8 valve Convertible GTI
  2008 E93 335i N54 Twin Turbo
  3 Kids
  Suzuki LT50 Quad
  ( and the Mrs ) Tiny convertible tin top.jpg

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My "dirty girl" had her top off today….   17424747_1314084652004056_7185268279694725303_n.jpg

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Papa, your wheels always remind me of the original POS  wheel covers I had on my Rabbit Diesel… but better looking…..

LOLOL

I have been driving topless since forever.  I think I have only had to have my top up on 5 to 10 days since August…. I have to remind myself to put it up about every 4-5 days… (it's garaged) Now for the next couple of months I will have it more up than down, even in the garage as it is Pollen Season in Ga.

This was one days accumulation last year.

What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

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Well in my quest to get another car to reasonable standard..ie 1 that wife will sit in..I sold my gold ra's..hopefully this will fund the material and bolster repairs to myvalver and caster.
So out in the world of UK golfs there's now 3 sets of RA's that's passed through my hands in last 3months. Bet any money when I want another set I'll be struggling.

On the drive
T25 Diesel…sameoldblueshiŁ (currently under resto)
Rocco gt2….1990 secret 2…(hiding near resto)
Leech 89 plate cabby don't tell Mrs.
Mk4 99 1.8t indigo blue Gti with 43k miles
Caster 93 clipper JH Green cabby
Snowy 91 GTi White cabby
Myvalver 89 GTi Grey mk2 16v
Yuppy Flu 91 GTi Flash Red Sportline


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Went for a cheeky drive early on Sunday!


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1991 Black Sportline 1.8 GTI Cabby - gone

1983 Papyrus Green 1.5 Auto GL Cabby - gone

1984 Nevada Beige MK2 Golf 1.6CL LHD Auto - gone

1981 Schwartz Black MK1 Golf 1600 GTI - gone

Currently Mk1less!

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After 3 torture filled days….. I finally got my Under the Bonnet where I want it to be.




What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

Where are my DIY Links?

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Was looking forward to taking the smart looking  Young Line to the 75th Goodwood Members meeting yesterday, but the cooling fan is not cutting in  :'(  :'(  will check the temp sensor as advised by the driver of the Mk 1 1.6 Golf racing at the meeting!! Cheers

1992 Red 'Sportline' LHD from France now in Spain,
1991 White' Young Line' GTi LHD from Germany soon to go to Spain



 

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Gave it a covering of wax  to the inside of the doors and  rear quarters  

Mk1 2l TSR G60.  .getting. There twice as fast

Mk1 lhd diesel…….getting. There for half the cost

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Bought new 17" !! X 7.5 repro wheels 195/40/17's all round ET of 20 and a set of gti arch trims and a chin spoiler didn't see the point of buying real trims as I've got to cut the return edges off to fit them, bring on the bond !!


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  1992 1.8 8 valve Convertible GTI
  2008 E93 335i N54 Twin Turbo
  3 Kids
  Suzuki LT50 Quad
  ( and the Mrs ) Tiny convertible tin top.jpg

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mk1jim said

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Gave it a covering of wax  to the inside of the doors and  rear quarters  

And I thought I was anal?

What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

Where are my DIY Links?

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Well….took yuppie out for a ride to the dentist.. managed to get his spoiler chin put back on 3months after it was taken off for paint. I didn't notice til 4 weeks ago. But again water temperature gauge working today..yesterday not. Gave him Italian tune up…after some more fuel added. Nowe looking at bonding some door plastic for the snowy cabbie.

On the drive
T25 Diesel…sameoldblueshiŁ (currently under resto)
Rocco gt2….1990 secret 2…(hiding near resto)
Leech 89 plate cabby don't tell Mrs.
Mk4 99 1.8t indigo blue Gti with 43k miles
Caster 93 clipper JH Green cabby
Snowy 91 GTi White cabby
Myvalver 89 GTi Grey mk2 16v
Yuppy Flu 91 GTi Flash Red Sportline


 Golf mk1 owner's club on Spotify

Mk1 golf owners club playlist: Golf mk1 owner's club playlist - YouTube
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