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  1. Two-bucket fetishists, I'm after advice. What products should I buy to tart up the comedically pogweaseled Derv-rocco? I have no equipment other than two buckets, a mitt, and some clay bar. Below is after a basic wash-and-wax shampoo job. Best shampoo, wax etc?
  2. Similar to this suggestion but simpler, would the old cheap cola trick be worth a shot? If it is sludgey crap from the coolant it may dissolve it, and at this point is it likely to make it worse?
  3. Where did we get to? No update on the wiring. I'm still faffing about with wiring diagrams trying to work out what everything does... MOT was due, and a couple of little niggles had cropped up I wanted to sort. First was the wing mirrors. The LH side one had started to lose it's silvering, and some time last year one of the local student intelligentsia took a dislike to it, knocking the mirror out and breaking the little plastic tags that hold them in (though not smashing the mirror weirdly). The RH side has had a massive crack down it as long as I've owned it. A few years back I sou
  4. I think a lot of people do, particularly as the old capped bulbs are NLA. I have bought from Brickwerks (https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/main-beam-tell-tale-bulb-t3-t4-caddy.html or https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/brickwerks-blog/search/TELL%2BTALE/?) but they now seem to be out of stock. From reading other people's builds it sounds like fitting an LED with a resistor works, but it needs the resistor otherwise they just blow.
  5. Working on the Scirocco this weekend. The wiring is proving to be a nightmare. Decided to try and find a spare fuse on the board for a switched live for the radio and new gauges. Not only is the board not mounted in it's cradle, but a few people have been here before. There's lots of plain black wiring from the old immobiliser chocolate blocked in. The loose wire I've tagged with electrical tape is a switched live, just floating about. No idea what it's supposed to be doing. So plan is to now go through and work out exactly what is live/good and what can be removed. Could
  6. I feel less bad now! Really need to get round to selling it. Probably the best way - scruffy but been looked after, kept running and on the road. The young guy I bought mine off had got it from an old boy, and I think it spent about 8 years off the road. All of the hoses, lines, and rubber bushings had decayed, and it's taken a lot of time, money and effort to get it roadworthy. Love a set of P-slots!
  7. Bad luck. I think it was the Pooberg that did my old engine, never being 100% tuned correctly, running lean, pinking, hastening OMGHGF. I think 10 years out of a £50 Weber isn't bad though. Everything wears out eventually. Is now when I tell you about the as-new twin-choke Weber jetted for a 1.8 sat on top of my spare engine that's only done 500 miles?
  8. You'd think so, but no. They've been completely missed by the VAG scene tax. That's why we're here, not driving up and down outside a parade of fast-food restaurants, bedecked in pineapples and shiny rims with death rings, blasting trap.
  9. Absolutely amazing work to a beautiful car. This has got to be a 2020/21 highlight of Autoshite.
  10. Minor update time. Scirocco The garage has been cleared of building materials/ waste, and the Scirocco has been moved in as of last month for over-winter work. Will probably do another post soon with pictures of this work. Jobs list: The wiring needs tidying up (currently the fusebox is cable-tied to the bulkhead) - In progress The rev counter doesn't work - incompatible with the new alternator The gear selector mechanism hits the exhaust, making a nice tinkling noise for about 200rpm of the range - No update Rattle-can blow-over respray and general rus
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  12. You wait months for a Proton, and then two come along in a week... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Proton-se-4-door-saloon-petrol-49000-miles/203244016755?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
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