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Cavalier mk2 - another blue giffermobile.


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#31 OFFLINE   theorganist

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 02:52 PM

It's a lovely colour. Very handsome looking cars and IMHO the face-lift improved them.

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 08:40 PM

Had a good look underneath earlier, and it's good news! The spring cups on the rear chassis legs have been replaced, and a small patch has been put in the back of the inner sill on both sides. Nothing else requiring attention has been spotted, but the welding looks like it was done with a stick. It's all hammer proof, but I'll most likely tidy up the welds so that they won't be obvious. The rest of the underside appears to be in really good nick - just a few bits of light surface rust. :)

The wobbed up rear valance

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Offside rear corner - arch repair section plonked over the top and wobbed up.

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Nearside rear corner - similar 'repairs" to the offside - but with even more wob.

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The rear half of both outer sills done in the same style as the arches - repair panel tacked over the original one, followed by lashings of wob.

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#33 OFFLINE   4wheeledstool

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 08:54 PM

The interior is in fine fettle, sadly the camera flash makes the velour of the seats and door cards look a washed out grey - they're blue in real life!

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Seats are tidy

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Sunroof works well, and doesn't appear to leak

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Behold! The mighty donk - its very quiet, doesn't smoke, and apart from a bit of a stutter at about 2000rpm under load, it pulls well.

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The clutch can indeed be changed without removing the gearbox - I took a picture of it, and then subsequently deleted it by accident!
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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:11 PM

Somebody didn't understand how filler works.  It will be interesting to see what you uncover when you poke that.  I don't remember the interior on these being that plush.



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:27 PM

I reckon that mileage is right.


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 10:28 PM

Monaco Blue, best 80s Vauxhall colour.
GLi interior was quite a step up from a GL in the plush stakes.  This is nice, jealousy is bad etc *slaps self*


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 02:01 AM

Favourite mk2 Cavalier would be a silver LXi hatch on an F reg, although I'd much rather have an early mk3 SRi saloon on a G plate with wheel trims and in grey, think of the one Grant Mitchell had in Eastenders years ago, or else a Cavalier GSi 2000.
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Posted 17 December 2016 - 08:54 AM

I see Mk2 Cavaliers, and just think The Bill.

The top end interiors were plush, my grandparents took me to the Vx dealer for the Mk3 launch, where they had a run out Mk2 GLSi in black. Lovely car, everyone knows more letters on the back is better, but they ordered a Mk3 L instead. The Mk2 was amazing inside
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Posted 27 December 2016 - 06:10 PM

Love how ridiculously different the two generation of Cav are.

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Certainly no likeness from this angle! ^^^

Spent a bit of time playing with my recently acquired chod this afternoon. The headlights are no longer remaining on whenever the battery is connected. The culprit was the dim dip resistor pack thingy - simply unplugging it solved the problem. If I can find one to replace it, I will do, but it's not a legal requirement anymore and so not really a problem.
The time clock in the fascia didn't work or light up, but a replacement courtesy of eGay was clipped in today too.
The clutch biting point was just off the floor when I got the car, but a cheeky adjustment of the clutch cable and it's a lot nicer to drive now.
Being totally out of practice, I completely forgot to take any pictures of today's fettlery, so here's one of the shed just before locking up for the day.
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Still on the hunt for a rear valance and bottom corners. :)
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Posted 27 December 2016 - 06:36 PM

Hve you tried these fellas?

 

http://www.vauxhallg...avMK2parts.html


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 09:37 PM

How do you change a clutch without removing the box? I demand enlightenment

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 09:54 PM

How do you change a clutch without removing the box? I demand enlightenment

I have a pictorial demonstration knocking about somewhere - when I've found it I'll post them up. It's pretty cool* :)

*My idea of cool is not necessarily the same as anyone elses.
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Posted 27 December 2016 - 10:07 PM

Did mine in an hour - a brilliant piece of design.
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:36 PM

I went to start her up at the weekend, and failed! It just cranked over and over without firing. I pulled off the king lead, and the coil end was full of water and green corrosion slop - three of the four plug leads were in the same state at their distributor terminals. This wasn't helping for sure! The rotor arm and dizzy cap looked fine, so the leads were cleaned up and re fitted, and we now had sparks, but it still wouldn't fire up. The plugs were very wet with fuel, pointing to flooded combustion chambers from all the sparkless cranking, so the injectors were unplugged, and it was cranked again. It fired up and ran for a few seconds, then conked out when the excess fuel was gone - after plugging the injectors back in, and cranking again, normal service was resumed. :) I reckon I'll be buying some new leads at some point!

I was given another interior light to try, but it appears to have suffered the same kind of heat damage to the circuit board that the original has. In other news, my under bonnet light now works!

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:58 PM

Those plug leads sound like the cause of the 2,000rpm stutter too then.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:59 PM

Those plug leads sound like the cause of the 2,000rpm stutter too then.

I hope so! :)

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:33 PM

I still really struggle to get my head around the fact that mk2 Cavs are a 36 year old design. They still look damn good, and yours is no exception.
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#48 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:28 PM

What's the mileage on this beast?  It looks pretty clean, apart from the bits that aren't, if that makes any sense.



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:21 PM

What's the mileage on this beast? It looks pretty clean, apart from the bits that aren't, if that makes any sense.


It's showing 36k - I reckon if it was 136k it would be in a far worse state, particularly the interior. I don't have the MOT history to hand, but I think it's only done 14-5k since 2006.
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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:31 PM

Back to when the MOT history was checkable online it looks genuine. I believe the mileage is correct as 4ws has implied.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 06:29 PM

Lots of wantage from here. Love a Mk2 or 3, Clutches, CV joints and most things so easy to work on. Cavs have so much more class than bonky Vectras.






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