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 Post subject: Re: Old Rusty '86
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 1:27 pm 
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Such an incredible ride, and the fact that you've had your hands on every part, turn every nut, is just amazing to me. I've done some of the lighter bits on my truck, but nothing to this extent. Really cool. I enjoy watching your progress, and I'm excited to see that the caddy is almost roadworthy.

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 Post subject: Re: Old Rusty '86
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 11:06 pm 
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Thank you :D Its been a big learning curve tbh. I actually got offered a mechanic apprenticeship partly because of this, but turned it down. Its a hobby and I don't like new cars as its just diagnostics and part replacements.


So whilst waiting for my new wheel bearings all round, steering rack boot, 2x suspension ball joints to arrive (6 of the MOT failures) I started getting the rotten parts off the car today. Only managed the boot and ball joint after an hour before I had to go out.
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 Post subject: Re: Old Rusty '86
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:53 pm 
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Been a while since I updated.
I turned up at the MOT centre 2 weeks after it failed after replacing all that was needed plus a few extras. The tester didn't even put it in the shed. He just looked at one wheel to check the bushes and asked if I done everything. It passed the MOT. :D
Since then its done probably 1000 miles with 5 brake downs lol. One was wheel nuts came unloose, a burst rad pipe and 3 over heating in bad 25 traffic the day after the burst pipe.
Ive also had issues with starting when warm. It doesn't fire and once it does it runs on 3 cylinders for 30 seconds. Could be down to my DIY loom chop.
Due to this I'm changing my set up. I was running a mk2 golf 16v KR Kjet fuelling system on the ABF engine
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I'm now at this stage awaiting a Seat Ibiza 16v ADL inlet, injectors etc.
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I'll update soon if I remember

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 Post subject: Re: Old Rusty '86
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:19 pm 
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i hope the other set up works better?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:38 pm 
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Update!
So fitted the new loom, ECU inlet manifold, injectors, engine bay fuel lines, radiator pipes, switches and moved a few bits and it now looks like this but clean:
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So now its an mk3 golf GTI engine (ABF), mk2 golf GTI head (KR), mk2 Seat Ibiza GTI (ADL) inlet and management system, MK1 golf gearbox, MK2 Ford Escort Air Filter, homemade exhaust and other random bits. RatRod enough..?


Ive also fitted an LED numberplate light behind my cut out VW on the front wing.
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Since my last update I have done a good few car shows:
TRAXs at Silverstone, where I pulled in more lookers than the mint 350Z that was on the club stand :chill
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Westside Treffen 2014, Show & Glow at Bluewater although I was on the outside Show & Glow area, that IMO wasn't very organised or made-the-most-of.

This week I had a look at my throttle as its always felt restricted. With the peddle to the floor I discovered it was only opening up 50%!! I had to make a bracket to move the cable mount back about 1.5 inches.
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Its bloody quick now.
Thats it for now. Winters a-coming (New steering rack rods, better injectors, big service and maybe a new bed) :eek

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Chain steering wheel!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:48 pm 
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Chain steering wheel!
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