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Cavalier mk2 - another blue giffermobile.

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#91 OFFLINE   Noel Tidybeard

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:19 PM

dont be too hard on your self re welding- my b-i-l always reckoned the chavaliers were WORSE to weld up than any maestro/montego


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:49 PM

Hopefully you can get a nice fresh not on it
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 09:38 PM

This is all well and good but I'm still waiting for an explaination as to how you change the clutch without removing the gearbox

Srsly though, great work!


There's a removable plate on bottom of gearbox that allows access to clutch. Using a kit you can then compress and slide the clutch out from in between gearbox and engine. New clutch is fitted in reverse.

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 06:22 PM

I can only assume that the paint around the rear screen was damaged some time in the past when the rear screen was replaced, as it has rotted in the bottom right corner under the outer seal. This is the only non-original glass on the car, and the only one thats bonded in. It would be difficult to repair nicely, so I bought another one to make life a little easier later on.

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On the positive side, it is totally rot free, and has genuine glass in it. On the negative side, it has spoiler mounting holes in it. I could weld up the holes I suppose, but if an LX spoiler came up for sale, I'd most likely fit one. :)
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Posted 13 March 2017 - 12:00 AM

cant beat a mk2 cav!!


Driver of the ford MONTURDO !!  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:   


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 09:17 AM

I'll keep my eyes out for a spoiler for you.

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 01:25 PM

There's a removable plate on bottom of gearbox that allows access to clutch. Using a kit you can then compress and slide the clutch out from in between gearbox and engine. New clutch is fitted in reverse.

......after removal the end cap on the gearbox.........and then pulling back the shaft (using an 8mm fine bolt)


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:42 PM

Spoiler now acquired

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MOT also acquired this afternoon. :)
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Posted 23 March 2017 - 07:22 PM

RESULT!


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 07:35 PM

Well done! Very good news
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Posted 31 March 2017 - 08:39 AM

Insurance now sorted - more quality chod on the roads tomorrow! :)
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Posted 01 April 2017 - 07:31 PM

About 70 miles covered today, went to the fishing hole -

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Home for a bit-

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Visited other chod at the lock ups -

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Over all, it's quiet, reasonably quick, copes well with being hurled at corners, the brakes are excellent, and it doesn't appear to use much fuel. The only fly in the ointment is a bit of transmission shunt when changing gear - I have no idea if that's normal, or perhaps a gearbox mount is past its best or something?
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#103 OFFLINE   paulscavalier

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 07:05 PM

I don't recall the mk2 I had being afflicted with that so it could be.
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:43 PM

After a couple of days, I kinda learned how to drive it smoothly, there doesn't appear to be anything amiss anywhere. I guess it's just "different" to my other cars?

Done another couple of hundred miles in it now, still going well! :)

Some more pieces of the puzzle arrived today

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They'll be stashed away with the other bits until work commences, I'm actually quite looking forward to cutting all that car pox out!
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 07:38 PM

Stellar job! I'm right back in the parts department, twenty odd years ago, seeing those brown paper packs and the blue and white labels.
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:27 PM

Are they saloon arches, or genuine replacements?


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 02:47 PM

They look like saloon arches. They should still fit a hatch they just don't have the section for the vent inside the door shut.

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 03:03 PM

Mk2 Cavs look so good still. I keep on spotting that £5k Commander on ebung and having the occasional ridiculous thought. Do these have arch liners? I spy a bit of grot on your front wing as well. Is it getting a full blow job like your mk1?
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It stands for "i" am "i"ncredible, "i"mportant, and it means everyone
has to get out of my way. I don't pull over for anything.
Unless it has headlamp washers because that means it's an SRi
and he's more important than my GLi.
Then I pull over and nod to let him know he's more important than me."

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:16 PM

Are they saloon arches, or genuine replacements?

 
They're Klokkerholm 5 door arches - not too bad for the price.

They look like saloon arches. They should still fit a hatch they just don't have the section for the vent inside the door shut.

  
You can't quite make it out in the above pic, but they do have the vent cutout 20170416_182429_zps3ht2ilnm.jpg
I have a pair of saloon ones that I was given, with two pairs I can have the rear section overlap the front section to make a factory looking repair.

Mk2 Cavs look so good still. I keep on spotting that £5k Commander on ebung and having the occasional ridiculous thought. Do these have arch liners? I spy a bit of grot on your front wing as well. Is it getting a full blow job like your mk1?

They do have arch liners, but there's a shite trap in front of it! The plan is to do it to the same sort of level as the mk1 - this one requires a lot more work though!
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Posted 31 May 2017 - 09:11 PM

This fine* chariot is still doing the biz nicely - over a thousand miles covered to date.
On seeing my most recent chod in action, a friendly local geezer gave me these two CD alloys he'd had stored since his mk2 ownership ceased many years ago.

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They're in remarkable un-kerbed condition - if anyone has any more of these, I'd like to buy them to make a full set. Alternatively, if anyone needs these to complete a set, you can have them for £buggerall. :)
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Posted 13 July 2017 - 07:44 PM

Still getting regular use out of this, a fair few miles done recently.

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It gets almost as many looks as the Mk1 does - most probably due to its shonkyness. :)
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