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Postby Shellysowner » 27 Aug 2005, 00:27

Yay. Although yours is nice I win on mileage. :D

Have to say I love the interior but you might want to check under the washer bottle for rust :shock: Are you planning to buy a new front bumper?
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Postby Shuvit-pinto » 27 Aug 2005, 01:25

Yay. Although yours is nice I win on mileage.



Yup, me to. But which way, mine has less and less rust too.
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Postby Shellysowner » 27 Aug 2005, 09:19

Lower, this is what my speedo looked like the other day.

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Postby shuvit-tim » 27 Aug 2005, 12:31

she looks lovely - the only problem with a white car is the slightest amount of rust shows up really prominently. definitely check under that washer bttole, grind it back and weld a plate over the area. also check under the passenger footwell carpet -as if there are minute holes in that rusted metal that is where water will be going - just to check there is no rust in the footwell or the sill.

probably worth pulling the battery out and checking that there isnt rust there as the same applies to the battery tray area.

i'd also say treat those arches asap as the metal there is very thin and your only option once the metal rots is a complete arch replacement - which wouldnt be cheap
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Postby Shellysowner » 27 Aug 2005, 14:32

Don't weld under the washer bottle unless you have to though! If it's only surface rust or a tiny hole sand it right back, treat it with the rust-preventer of your choice, fill in the hole if needs be (only do this with tiny holes though, not big ones!) and paint it. Sorted.
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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 27 Aug 2005, 14:57

my first job is to get all the small rust area's fixed, then figure out what I'm doing with the engine either keeping the same engine or trying to fit a newer unleaded engine.

I have two new bumpers (front and back) got them for £20 they are not the best quality so looking to get them re-chromed or get a HS/GRP 4 kit to put on 8)

the interior is really great condition except the boot carpet and may be selling the full interior (everything except the dash) going for a "rally" look and if I get the HS kit I will be selling the bumpers I recently purchased.

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Postby Shellysowner » 27 Aug 2005, 17:19

I wouldn't change the engine just because you want unleaded mate, if you're not planning to do massive mileage in her then you may as well just use a fuel additive. Also it will make the insurance rediculous when you get round to that.
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Postby penski » 27 Aug 2005, 18:11

I've joined the under-40k club :p

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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 27 Aug 2005, 18:31

Shellysowner wrote:I wouldn't change the engine just because you want unleaded mate, if you're not planning to do massive mileage in her then you may as well just use a fuel additive. Also it will make the insurance rediculous when you get round to that.


my brother uses fuel additive in his mk1 fiesta now, not much difference to it except price, the additive costs a bomb?
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Postby Shuvit-pinto » 27 Aug 2005, 21:23

Lower, this is what my speedo looked like the other day.



Nah nah na nah nah, I have 25.650 on mine.
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Postby Cooltony » 27 Aug 2005, 22:41

i had two options ... either have lead balls in my petrol tank or just use the additive... which isnt that expensive...

saying that i tried removing my fuel tank yesterday .... and it was welded down, is this common in the saloons?
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Postby space kadett » 27 Aug 2005, 23:09

my blue kadett was just over 100,000 engine is still like new my orange one has 45,000 and the engine is a sack and the gearbox and axle are worn out as well so it will be getting the engine box and axle from the blue one 8)
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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 27 Aug 2005, 23:31

space kadett wrote:my blue kadett was just over 100,000 engine is still like new my orange one has 45,000 and the engine is a sack and the gearbox and axle are worn out as well so it will be getting the engine box and axle from the blue one 8)


ayep think its a hit or a miss with the engines, they guy I bought it from had been learning for 5 years! the gearbox is tight but I think the engine needs a good clean out or a small rebuild :?
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Postby Shellysowner » 28 Aug 2005, 00:17

Shuvit-pinto wrote:
Lower, this is what my speedo looked like the other day.



Nah nah na nah nah, I have 25.650 on mine.


Mine used to say 25,441 but I've driven it a bit since then.
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Postby Doive » 28 Aug 2005, 16:33

That chevette looks sweet mate, wasn't sure about the wheels but they have grown on me. Must pop down to Bo'ness when I get mine on the road again.

My odometer reads 89,700. Smokes a bit too. The additive to go for (well, the one I use anyway) is the Castrol Valvemaster with octane booster, one bottle is a tenner but is good for a couple of thousand miles if not more. I fill with Optimax and the octane difference really is noticeable! Lead balls in the tank are a complete myth, they don't work.
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Postby Shellysowner » 05 Apr 2006, 18:55

Absolutely definitely paint the wheels black in the centre - what size are they?
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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 05 Apr 2006, 19:06

8) think I'm gona go that way and maybe paint the bumpers,door handles,boot lock etc etc black to suit?

6x13's :) quite pleased with the condition of them and VERY pleased to pay £80 for them ;)
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Postby Shellysowner » 05 Apr 2006, 20:10

That's a chuffing bargain!
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