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Refitted the grill…

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

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

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Looks great Jim  :cool:

Andy

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20170205_150305.jpg Refitted spare pressed number plate.. off centre obviously. And had little drive around to blow spiders out of heaters

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Nomorecarsthatsit 83 plate tintop ($mashed)
Rocco gt2….1990 secret 2…
Leech 89 plate cabby don't tell Mrs.
Mk4 99 1.8t indigo blue Gti with 33k 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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Took it for the  MOT  . Passed with flying colours.  ..
Funny driving  it again…..forgot  how noisy it is…Woooosshhh    !  …turns a few heads..lol

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

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

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Looked at it…… 16427326_1273384149407440_1337038766343212119_n.jpg

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Got mudflaps fitted to my car on the weekend (thanks to Briano1234 for the US shipment) the holes that were pre drilled on the Mudflaps are in different positions to the arch/cover screws on the Euro cars… template, spirit level, Pen & compass - job done†:lol:†Also ordered 2 exhaust rubber mounts as i noticed 1 had gone & another was weak - while the wheels are off… not the circular diagonal type (sounds a good shape†O_o) but more rectangular, being delivered today so they'll be whopped on on the weekend…†:thumbs:†Ordered them from Euro Car parts †- they had a 25% discount on so got 2 for less than £10 delivered. kerching†:P

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20170207_173811.jpg Well bit of sun today so made the most of it.  Got out and started snowy again…sacked more rain outta him with vac. Then stripped his battery and yuppy's fuel pump relay and stuck on caster.. whoosh fired first time amazing what a working fuel relay can do. So next hour spent musical cars edging caster to the garage to suck rain from inside him. And to hopefully make start on his 2017 dress up.
Not sure but think got snowy / caster under cxxp car covers just in time..either than or middle earth just openned at Cottam. So now I know 2 relays required 1 as spare

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Nomorecarsthatsit 83 plate tintop ($mashed)
Rocco gt2….1990 secret 2…
Leech 89 plate cabby don't tell Mrs.
Mk4 99 1.8t indigo blue Gti with 33k 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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Started it up after 2+ months parked …. Record breaking low temps and snow here in BC


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Took yuppy flu for his annual check up.(MOT) the little fella past with no advisory and even without been run on super unleaded he passed emmisons. 20170214_152556.jpg

Still has a few niggles but mainly old age. The fuel pumps still buzzing so will change it sooner or later. Screen washer is tempermental  and the horns are a bit of a whisper

Also managed to get valuation increased and reduce the insurance by £20.  So now sub £200 for 4000 miles,agreed valuation of £7000, excess £50 free roadside recovery.

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On the drive
Nomorecarsthatsit 83 plate tintop ($mashed)
Rocco gt2….1990 secret 2…
Leech 89 plate cabby don't tell Mrs.
Mk4 99 1.8t indigo blue Gti with 33k 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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What did you do to your Mk1 Golf Today ?

Kenneth Cartwright said

Took yuppy flu for his annual check up.(MOT) the little fella past with no advisory and even without been run on super unleaded he passed emmisons. 20170214_152556.jpg

Still has a few niggles but mainly old age. The fuel pumps still buzzing so will change it sooner or later. Screen washer is tempermental  and the horns are a bit of a whisper

Also managed to get valuation increased and reduce the insurance by ¬£20.  So now sub ¬£200 for 4000 miles,agreed valuation of ¬£7000, excess ¬£50 free roadside recovery.
From what I have seen it's worth £7k easily.


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Having finished clearing my lockup, I uncovered the car, took it off my mates drive, went round to the filling station. Having topped up the tank and put air in the tyres I went round to the lockup and backed her in.
Seems spiders don't like petrol fumes. They started descending from the roof like a squad of SAS on a raid!

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As perhaps some of you have read my posts & stuff will think i'm right fussy, perfectionist whatever.. you're right! :lol:†anyway, since i've had my rims refurbed i've been on the search for Dust Shield Protectors to go inside your wheel to stop the brake dust etc. they are like rocking horse shizzel!!! even though there was an oldish guy (no offence) with a light burgundy clipper at Malvern Classic car show last year had them on his car - good idea! #jealous :lol:††so decided i'm gonna make some myself… got some bespoke aluminium 1050 sheet cut - 400mm diameter sheets only 1.2mm thick, ordered arbor bit & hole saw x 2 - going to cut 14mm holes for the wheel nuts, 70mm for the centre (i know the bore is 57.1) but the outer rim is 70mm.. forecast is dry for a few days so i'll take my time, be gentle :$†& attempt to mould these into shape & get them on the car… all being well i may get a bit of spray & lacquer on them too.

funny, as i got a piece of string to measure inside the wheel.. you know what they say†:lol:bit of an update - 1.2mm is too thick to shape! i kid you not.. unreal.. had a bleeding nightmare.. marked it all out, hole-sawed too… when it came to shaping it †it didn't wanna budge - much at all!! gutted.. i will be get some more though - thinner for sure†:lol:photo E540008F-2306-4568-BBBB-AF713AA75868_zpsrmhlsanm.jpg




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Took the Convertible Convertible for a spin today.. didn't it feel good…











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What did you do to your Mk1 Golf Today ?

I had an hour spare today so thought I would tackle the lock on the boot. It was unlocked and the key wouldn't turn. The previous owner said it was shot and he gave me a brand new set of locks handles and keys for the whole car.
I took the lock out gave it a bit of a clean and noticed one pin was sitting a little high. Five minutes with a file and it's working as good as new.
Refit that lock and moved on to the passenger door lock as that didn't work either. A bit of wd40 in the key hole and bingo another working lock!  Really pleased and I have a complete set just in case (or to sell on at some point!)


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 :'( still 3000 miles away at work so just thought about it :'(

Do it once and do it right! ok, we've identified the problem, lets not make it worse by guessing……… Identifying the sympton is not the same as understanding the cause :)

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I changed the boot strut so now it stays open….. small fries i know.

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bareham87 said

I changed the boot strut so now it stays open….. small fries i know.

It's the little details that make all the difference ;)

Andy

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Fixed a small hole in the boot floor. Only a temporary fix at the moment but for a first attempt I am very happy with the result.
Also I changed the reverse light bulbs, checked the light clusters and clean up the earth in the boot - still no reverse lights though [emoji30]


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Took it for the wheel alignment after Ross fitted a new steering rack…the car actually feels quite nimble and responsive now….instead of feeling like you're steering a boat.. 20170223_143432.jpg

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

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

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After an ooooh shiney moment i went and collected these beauties† IMG_20170223_194356.jpg
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