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Split_Pin's stuff: Crail Vauxhall Show 20/5/18


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#721 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:34 AM

Yeah everyone who parks in that long line of parallel spaces kind of knows each other. Theres a guy who has a new Discovery which he says is made of quite thin aluminium and really susceptible to parking dings.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:43 AM

Brilliant parking spaces. Nice wee Corsa really clean for its age.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:12 AM

#teenagecommuteftw
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:01 AM

Overall I am satisfied with the way it is running and I think I can bring this project to a close for now and just drive it.

 

This.

 

Looks cracking, good job.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:06 PM

Small teething problem identified with the Corsa, the waterpump is weeping slightly although not enough to make a puddle on the ground or anything and it isnt making a noise.

No big deal, but I am working out whether it will get me to Crail on Sunday or not. I was just going to get a gasket and use the known good one from the old engine but the whole lot is only £28 and I can get it tonight. I haven't the appetite to change it this week so I just want to monitor it for now. I would rather be in the garden with a beer TBQF.

Otherwise its driving really well, and handles grand with the 'sports' suspension and new front Nankang tyres. Makes up for the 55bhp.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:23 PM

Small teething problem identified with the Corsa, the waterpump is weeping slightly although not enough to make a puddle on the ground or anything and it isnt making a noise.

No big deal, but I am working out whether it will get me to Crail on Sunday or not. I was just going to get a gasket and use the known good one from the old engine but the whole lot is only £28 and I can get it tonight. I haven't the appetite to change it this week so I just want to monitor it for now. I would rather be in the garden with a beer TBQF.

Otherwise its driving really well, and handles grand with the 'sports' suspension and new front Nankang tyres. Makes up for the 55bhp.


Get it up the quarter mile! May as well get a time out the old waterpump:)
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:19 PM

Ive got to get back though lol

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:12 PM

Ive got to get back though lol


AA/RAC.

just get abtow into Crail and wipe the racing number off
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:34 PM

Checked the waterpump tonight, doesnt look too bad, level hasnt dropped anyways so we are good to go to Crail. Got one for 28 quid with gaskets from the motor factors anyway as itll need doing at some point.

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 07:14 PM

My goal was always to have the Corsa finished for the Crail Vauxhall Show and I made it there and back in the Corsa without fuss. I always attend this one as Crail has sentimental value to me. I used to go on holiday there as a kid from 1980 to 1989. Mine was sandwiched between 2 modern Corsa Ds

Also, I missed out on the white one back in January for £350. I was going to sack mine off for this but on close inspection today, mine is better bodily and underneath. However I nearly dropped my shopping when I saw that ITS ONLY A FLIPPING MERIT 4 SPEED!11!! Very rare indeed and proper bA5e!

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:07 PM

Glad you made this chap! Proper good work to get it there, it looks well!
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:09 PM

That Merit 4 speed needs 13" steel wheels FFS! Those alloys are just wrong!

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:29 PM

That Merit 4 speed needs 13" steel wheels FFS! Those alloys are just wrong!


Those are Irmscher Softstars, proper 'scene'!

There was a Sport model there which had 1 previous owner and 20,000 miles, totally standard. It was like new inside too!

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:32 PM

Glad you made this chap! Proper good work to get it there, it looks well!


*Powered by French Toast ;)
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:59 PM

*Powered by French Toast ;)


lunch of champions ( and 3 banger fitters)
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