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#61 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 08:15 PM

That's because........ the aren't there any anymore. The trims, errr, ran away to seek a better life. Somewhere. Somehow.

 

No bins were involved in the relocation. Honest*


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 09:55 PM

Don't worry, they were well past their best and would have been difficult to get back to a decent shape.

 

Anyway, Cavalier L trims add a touch of class that Merit trims could only dream of.


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:04 PM

They were beyond economic repair, yes, Cav L trims are so much....... more.


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 08:56 PM

Got this adapter today, to fit the weber carb i have arriving tomorrow... Hope to spend this Saturday fitting it. It will have a manual choke too, none of this new-fangled auto choke lark.

 

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:00 PM

Good start mate, unlike me, I appear to not be able to find that bit of paper :(


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:14 PM

If this is a 1.3 or 1.6 then I have a distant memory of the Weber carb being the go-to mod back in the day. It should pep it up a bit.
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:18 PM

Yep, 1.3

 

I've a history of weber-ing small engined cars, usually Ladas. 


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:27 PM

75bhp out of of the box already. Me and my mates with 1.1 Golfs and 1.3 Fords were always a little envious of the Astra and Nova lads with all that power*.

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:27 PM

1.3 with the massive black dizzy cap!!


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 10:17 PM

75bhp out of of the box already. Me and my mates with 1.1 Golfs and 1.3 Fords were always a little envious of the Astra and Nova lads with all that power*.

 

The van version went particularly well too. I can't remember the last time I saw one :-(


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 05:22 PM

So pissed off with myself now.

Its not the manifold I was expecting, so the weber won't go on.

Back to square one with a shitty Pierburg that won't idle.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 05:29 PM

Yay, glad i can see what I'm doing...

 

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Oh shit. Wrong  manifold

 

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 06:31 PM

Turns out i needed a 32/34 dmtl not a 32/36 dgv

 

Only 100 quid dearer due to scene tax. :(


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 06:37 PM

Cheaper/ possible to change the manifold?

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 06:50 PM

The van version went particularly well too. I can't remember the last time I saw one :-(


I had a works Bedford astravan 1.3 auto many moons ago.......i loved that van and when cleared out the back got some loving action regularly.
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Posted 04 April 2018 - 07:14 PM

Cheaper/ possible to change the manifold?

 

Don't think there is a simple solution. I could bodge an adapter of sorts  but better to wait and just use the correct parts. 


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 07:37 PM

Oh that is a bitch :( 

 

At least the engine bay was pretty clean ;)


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 07:46 PM

Luckily, the Weber I bought can be returned as it was a business seller on ebay, so I will just get a service kit for the existing carb I think.
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 11:05 AM

^^ Thank fuck for that.

 

I think I found a Pierburg kit for about 37 squids, possibly on eBay, possibly somewhere else.

 

Most likely eBay. Maybe.


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 11:06 AM

Nah, wasn't eBay after all:

 

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 12:57 PM

23.99 on ebay...

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 01:01 PM

Good call :)


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 04:01 PM

Just a picture, for no reason.

 

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 04:41 PM

The Pierburg needs a distance test by the look of it.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 12:01 PM

I have no clue what you mean?

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 02:42 PM

So while still waiting for the service kit, I've done the Mini's oil change, changed the plugs on the Astra and I started to do the thermostat. Should be straightforward? Well, apart from having to take the cambelt cover off, yeah. 

 

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So, I went to fit the new thermostat that came with the car...

 

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Oh for goodness sake this is becoming a joke! 

 

So, as usual, one step forward, two steps back... 

 

 

Anyway, have some pics of my 'fleet'. 

 

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 02:50 PM

Well, good thing you didn't park that outside the Vx dealer/parts and point to it....

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 05:22 PM

Really? Oh cock.

 

I really can't even remember where I got it from. Yes, it was totally 100% the right one for an Astra, oh yes, utterly correct, completely without doubt. Quelle suprise, it isn't the right one. OFFS. Ah, local motor factor!!! 

 

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 05:36 PM

 

The Pierburg needs a distance test by the look of it.

 

I have no clue what you mean?

 

 

 

I'd hazard a guess at seeing how far you can throw it away from the car.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 05:42 PM

I have no clue what you mean?

 

 

Distance test = see how far you can throw the fucking thing.

 

Used to do it with VV's. 


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