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Pistolpete's Mars Red Mk1 GTi restoration

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Restoration thread for my 1983 Y-reg Mars Red GTi, non-sunroof model

So this picture was the start of my project, dated 01/02/2014.

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Almost 6 years have passed to the day, and I'm hopefully on track to fire her up exactly 6 years to the day on 01/02/2020!!

Have had a couple of minor niggles to deal with but nothing major.  I managed to get her back onto all 4 wheels again this afternoon for the first time in those 6 years!!

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The layer of dust kind of hides the amount of work underneath!!

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Need to find my washer bottle and get that cleaned and fitted, then bonnet on, put some fuel in and see if she fires up.  Once I've had her running, it'll be a full detailing session to get the paintwork back to tip top condition.  And then show season 2020 !!!!  At last.

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Great work Pete, great work. Fingers crossed she starts up and runs well. Always a nerve-wracking time!
Then onto the next one eh!

My rebuild thread I will try and keep up to date: here

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Pistolpete's Mars Red Mk1 GTi restoration

Wow that is beautiful Regards Dean

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That's super clean, I guess you will be waiting till the weather gets better before taking it out as the roads are rather dirty and covered in salt…  

1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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paceman said

Great work Pete, great work. Fingers crossed she starts up and runs well. Always a nerve-wracking time!
Then onto the next one eh!

Cheers J, yes I'm nervous about firing her up. I'm supposed to run engine at 2k rpm to bed in the camshaft, but can't see me doing that from the first start up. I'm sure it'll be fine.

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Deano777 said

Wow that is beautiful Regards Dean

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Cheers Deano

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mark1gls said

That's super clean, I guess you will be waiting till the weather gets better before taking it out as the roads are rather dirty and covered in salt…  

Cheers for the comments, you're right about the roads, I'll hopefully tax her again in April.

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Pete  

Loving your blog here.  Great inspiration as I am in the same process of nut and bolt rebuild.

I have a set of CrazyQuiff braided fuel lines like yours.  Did you put any protection around the pipes where they are held by the under car metal lugs??  Clearly you cant use the original rubber protectors.

I also see you have used a couple of P-clips in the engine compartment to hold them.  Would the original fuel pipe clips not hold them in place?  I see you talk about a fuel pipe lug breaking off - is that why you used them?

I would appreciate if you have any more pics of your brakes servo pipework set up.  I have a 22mm master cylinder and larger servo like you.  My previous setup used the three way adaptor as well.  Would you mind posting a few more of the pipe work for the servo/master cylinder as you appear to have done it very neatly.  

Keep up the great work!  

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Looking forward to seeing it after the detailing session.  Keep the pictures coming.

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cdgthreesalmons said

Pete  

Loving your blog here.  Great inspiration as I am in the same process of nut and bolt rebuild.

I have a set of CrazyQuiff braided fuel lines like yours.  Did you put any protection around the pipes where they are held by the under car metal lugs??  Clearly you cant use the original rubber protectors.

I also see you have used a couple of P-clips in the engine compartment to hold them.  Would the original fuel pipe clips not hold them in place?  I see you talk about a fuel pipe lug breaking off - is that why you used them?

I would appreciate if you have any more pics of your brakes servo pipework set up.  I have a 22mm master cylinder and larger servo like you.  My previous setup used the three way adaptor as well.  Would you mind posting a few more of the pipe work for the servo/master cylinder as you appear to have done it very neatly.  

Keep up the great work!  

I've sent you a PM.
Had a few issues of my own to deal with, can't get the car started at present.  Plenty of help as always on the forum so hopefully I'll get sorted soon.

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