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Some Daewoo update. 

Had to run this to work for a while. 

Discovered the clutch release bearing is chattering like nowt else. Skeleton in a biscuit tin bad. 

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Had to laugh, it's no more expensive to buy a clutch kit than the bearing its self. 

Taking it back down to the VBOA show again in July. So I would like to sort some niggles before then. 

The bolts you see are for the ReidChap I pulled outa the Nova. Mucking about with flywheels and stuff. 

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SAWZALL GOES BRRRRR. 

Time for the donor Corsa to give up areas I still need for the Aquamarine car. 

Windscreen scuttle first. 

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Afterwards attacked the B posts.

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This car had mint B posts. Not cracked like mine has. As they started fitting reinforcement plates on post 97's cars after a certain point. This one had said plates.

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Time for the Nexia to come in. 

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Clutch replacement job. After checking the service history, this will be the car's THIRD clutch. 'Kin hell!

These are very wierd in their choices of gearboxes to engines. 

It's a GM "Big block" F16 gearbox, on to a "Small block" engine. Then the inner CV's adapt to a small driveshaft. If your a Vauxhall nut, these are the same as Mk2 Cavalier 1.6 ones, as used on Redtop swaps on Corsas and Novas. 

Sorry! Anyway. 

Pulled the gearbag out. Not a hard job at all, not even a subframe to get in your road. Just slightly awkward. 

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Gave the gearbox a good clean up too. As the last clutch job, they didn't bother cleaning out the bellhousing. Loads of crud and strands of buggered original clutch were still in there. 

New release bearing fitted, annoyingly the friction and pressure plates looked to be reusable. So I wouldn't be surprised if they just banged those two in and kicked it out of the door. Changed them both anyway, well I had them so I'll just use them. 

Need to remember to sort the dizzy o-ring out too. As the engine was clabbered in oil. Aye its pishing out good to warrant a look see. 

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13 minutes ago, Dyslexic Viking said:

Nice to see a Nexia that has survived can not remember the last time I saw one but it is a long time ago.

Same with the not seeing one too. 

Think it was genuinely waaaayy over ten years since I had seen one as well. 

It was a 5dr Ruby red one too. Unfortunately it was sat in a scrapyard...

wish it was still there! 😂 

I'd of robbed the bugger blind of parts! 

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A not so good update. 

Had been thinking long and hard about cars. 

Long story short. I have too many. Plus after looking over the Vectra. It's not looking great. 

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It's more rusty than I forseen. Just keep finding areas like that. So have called time on it. I'll strip what I can off and get rid of the shell. Sucks, but it's a decision that had to be made. 

306 is going up for sale soon. Then the Nexia. It's two cars doing one job. Twice the expenses and hassle. 

The Opel and Corsa are staying. Corsa is 80% there on the rust repair front. Opel I've had nearly ten years. Seven of those was me promising to get it done. 

It's not totally bad though. As I've bought a car to replace the Woo and the 306.

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Ignore the Lexus badge. It's an Altezza RS200. Went down the fresh import route. Does need some paint and the wheels thrown tae feck. It should do the job of both cars in one. Have to wait on it though, as it's still on the boat. 

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1 hour ago, AnnoyingPentium said:

Gutted that the Vectra is going, but it's probably for the best, aye.

😔. It was a hard decision. But might benefit me more in the long run. 

57 minutes ago, Boycie said:

Lovely suede seats , been passenger in a GS300 back in the day , also had some Lexus on fleet last year ....one had the full chocolate interior Inc dash ... Yum 

 

Nice.

Mentioning interiors. The car I'm getting has some interesting seat covers. Proper fitted leather seats covers. Unfortunately the drivers one is worn, but the original RS200 ones don't look to bad and hopefully the covers have preserved them. 

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9 minutes ago, JMotor said:

It was a hard decision. But might benefit me more in the long run. 

My Granda would have loved it, had it not had the consistency of swiss cheese sadly. :(

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Swapped cars about. 

Couple of silly niggles. Didn't push the gear linkage pivot pin down far enough. As the gear lever was as floppy as a Numan customer after a short drive. 

Clutch pedal needed a re-adjust. 

An new O-ring fixed the leaky dizzy. Thank goodness. As having to dump a load of brake clean on the hur everytime is boring and costs me. 

Drives like any other Astra/Kadett/Le mans. An inoffensive squidgy lump of plain.

Now need to fix the following issues. 

Air con. Nae gas in the system again. Annoyingly I'd of thought the last time they'd tested for leaks before gassing it.

Unless it was mint at the time and something else has let go? Probably more likely as its probably never been properly used since the day it was made. Still annoying. 

Drivers winda is proper pissing me aff. Borked when I got it. Replaced the mech, then borked that one too. The glass doesn't go up smoothly. Might smash winda and use a Tarff Valley feed bag instead. 

A pal has got me some tyres for the steelies. As those alloys are temp jobs, those are meant for the Corsa! So I'll throw those on soon. 

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Busy again this weekend. 

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Stripped that Corsa donor. I took a good bit from that car. It's good to get a whole car to pick from. Instead of picking through picked clean shite at the scrappies. 

Afterwards, I then decided the remains were now in my way. So me and three other friends got it shoved on to a trailer. 

Next weekend will see it weighed in and the Vectra up for the chopping block. 

I wanna at least get something back from it and give other owners the chance of parts from it too. 

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Oh pls no! 

Massive want.... 

Best engine in it too. The X18XE1/Z18XE engines are fantastic! It's why the Corsa has one, because I thrashed the shit out of the donor car and it kept coming back for more! So it can do it all again in a lighter car! 

But no! 

Only as I went and got a dull four door with the Lidi version VTEC enijn in it 😂

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1 minute ago, JMotor said:

Oh pls no! 

Massive want.... 

Best engine in it too. The X18XE1/Z18XE engines are fantastic! It's why the Corsa has one, because I thrashed the shit out of the donor car and it kept coming back for more! So it can do it all again in a lighter car! 

But no! 

Only as I went and got a dull four door with the Lidi version VTEC enijn in it 😂

My Granda's had that engine. LS spec four door saloon (VU51NPN, as pictured below). Ex-demonstrator IIRC.

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  • JMotor changed the title to JMotor's fleet 'o shite. You'll Dae(woo)!

The joys of owning a now forgotten car.

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You get parts cheap, if they haven't thrown them out already.

Bad side. The friggin' thing is on it's second regulator. Something is causing the winda to go up crooked. so I'll need to investigate as I don't want to knacker this one too. They are also getting hard to find now. Despite that one being for an Espero, it'll still fit as it looks identical to an Nexia one.

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  • JMotor changed the title to JMotor's fleet 'o shite. More parts from eBay? Aye you'll Dae(woo)!

Always a way round I suppose. As proven with yourself. Because sometimes you have no option but to make something work.

I shouldn't  be that worried. If needed be, a regulator from an Astra would work too. Just a connector or motor swap to do and German eBay lists the regulator on it's own. CBA'd waiting on one and it was ebay one I used the last time and it broke in a few months.

Just had the Espero one delivered to me now in the last few minutes. Job for either this evening or next. 

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