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  1. For the sixth year running there is to be a Classic Car Show held on the field behind Lydiate Parish Hall on Sunday, 6th July 2013 from 10:00am to 16:00pm. This event has grown steadily over the last six years, last year being the biggest ever, raising over £8,000 for Cancer Research since it was first held. It is £2 entry with all proceeds going to Cancer Research. Lydiate is easily reached from the end of Switch Island, where the M57 and M58 meet. The Parish Hall is located on the A5147, 10 miles (16 km) from Liverpool and 10 miles (16 km) from Southport. The postcode for Sat Navs or Google Maps is L31 4EQ. The Parish Hall is approximately 500 yards from the Scotch Piper Inn, the oldest pub of the historic county of Lancashire and the ruins of St Catherines Abbey. The Leeds - Liverpool canal is also in close proximity. Any type of Classic or interesting vehicle including motorbikes are more than welcome. Any questions regarding this event, please do not hesitate to ask. The Facebook page for the event is at: https://m.facebook.com/groups/91022806077?ref=m_notif&notif_t=group_activity
  2. For the fifth year running there is to be a Classic Car Show held on the field behind Lydiate Parish Hall on Sunday, 7th July 2013 from 10:00am to 16:00pm. This event has grown steadily over the last five years, raising over £5,000 for Cancer Research since it was first held. It is £2 entry with all proceeds going to Cancer Research. Lydiate is easily reached from the end of Switch Island, where the M57 and M58 meet. The Parish Hall is located on the A5147, 10 miles (16 km) from Liverpool and 10 miles (16 km) from Southport. The postcode for Sat Navs or Google Maps is L31 4EQ. The Parish Hall is approximately 500 yards from the Scotch Piper Inn, the oldest pub of the historic county of Lancashire and the ruins of St Catherines Abbey. The Leeds - Liverpool canal is also in close proximity. Any type of Classic or interesting vehicle including motorbikes are more than welcome. Any questions regarding this event, please do not hesitate to ask.
  3. For the fourth year running there is to be a Classic Car Show held on the field behind Lydiate Parish Hall on Sunday, 11th July 2010 from 10:00am to 16:00pm. This event has grown steadily over the last four years, this year there will be room for 200 vehicles. It is £2 entry with all proceeds going to Cancer Research. Lydiate is easily reached from the end of Switch Island, where the M57 and M58 meet. The Parish Hall is located on the A5147, 10 miles (16 km) from Liverpool and 10 miles (16 km) from Southport. The postcode for Sat Navs or Google Maps is L31 4EE The Parish Hall is approximately 500 yards from the historic Scotch Piper Inn, the oldest pub of the historic county of Lancashire and the ruins of St Catherines Abbey. The Leeds - Liverpool canal is also in close proximity. Any type of Classic or interesting vehicle including motorbikes are more than welcome. Any questions regarding this event, please do not hesitate to ask.
  4. VERY rare car... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1979-MK1-Vauxhall-Cavalier-2000GLS-Coupe-Barn-Find-/320710546713?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item4aabd69519
  5. For the third year running there is to be a Classic Car Show held on the field behind Lydiate Parish Hall on Sunday, 10th July 2011 from 10:00am to 16:00pm. The turn out last year was fantastic, much improved on the year before attracting cars like an Aston DB6, an early E-type roadster, a pair of 1930's Rolls Royces, a 1960's Ferrari 250GT and a Ferrari Testarossa and Porsche 993RS, alongside many other interesting cars. There were also 3x Capri's there last year and it was left to me and an Opel Kadett Coupe to represent the badge! Oh and the weather was good too!! It is a very relaxed atmosphere, all are welcome! It is £1 to display your vehicle or £2 entry with all proceeds going to Cancer Research. Lydiate is easily reached from the end of Switch Island, where the M57 and M58 meet. The Parish Hall is located on the A5147, 10 miles (16 km) from Liverpool and 10 miles (16 km) from Southport. The postcode for Sat Navs or Google Maps is L31 4EQ The Parish Hall is approximately 500 yards from the historic Scotch Piper Inn, the oldest pub of the historic county of Lancashire and the ruins of St Catherines Abbey. The Leeds - Liverpool canal is also in close proximity. Any type of Classic or interesting vehicle including motorbikes are more than welcome. Display vehicles are requested to turn up before 10:00am. Any questions regarding this event please do not hesitate to ask. Hopefully see you there!
  6. I'm glad she went to a good home in the end, a lot better than what the guy who originally bought her had in mind... Enjoy the old girl Stu, miss her like mad!!
  7. I'm gutted to be posting this, but due to a change of circumstances, i'll be putting the old girl up for sale, probably by the weekend. She should be in 'For Sale' by Sunday...
  8. Mick, thanks for looking anyway! Norm, PM me the details on how much you want etc. Is paypal ok?
  9. Cheers Mick! It's a 1981 1600 with a manual box.
  10. Morning, Does anyone have an ignition barrel switch (preferably for a Cav) that they would be willing to part with?
  11. has found and executed that bastard misfire! And she sailed through her MOT! Happy days indeed...

  12. Saw a guy from Southport yesterday in his Exclusive, he will be attending next sunday barring anything cropping up in the meantime.
  13. For the second year running there is to be a Classic Car Show held on the field behind Lydiate Parish Hall on Sunday, 11th July 2010 from 10:00am to 16:00pm. There was a fairly decent turn out last year and the weather was good too. It is £1 to display your vehicle or £2 entry with all proceeds going to Cancer Research. Lydiate is easily reached from the end of Switch Island, where the M57 and M58 meet. The Parish Hall is located on the A5147, 10 miles (16 km) from Liverpool and 10 miles (16 km) from Southport. The postcode for Sat Navs or Google Maps is L31 4EE The Parish Hall is approximately 500 yards from the historic Scotch Piper Inn, the oldest pub of the historic county of Lancashire and the ruins of St Catherines Abbey. The Leeds - Liverpool canal is also in close proximity. Any type of Classic or interesting vehicle including motorbikes are more than welcome. Display vehicles are requested to turn up between 7.30am and 8.00am. Any questions regarding this event please do not hesitate to ask.
  14. People, just a minor update from the last few weeks of minor fettling. I'd ordered some B post louvres that were taken from a GT/E to eradicate the 'Sports Hatch' Moniker from said area. So, now you see it... ...and now you don't. I'd also obtained a set of Manta GT/E rear light lenses. These vary slightly from the Cav ones in that the light surrounds nd dividers are black instead of red (or painted silver in my case). I was going to tint the rear indicators red to match the stop and tail lights (see previous page for photoshop renderings) but after saying I was definately going to do it and now seeing them fitted into the black rear panel, i'm rather keen to keep them as is. What do you think? Another problem rearing it's ugly head during May was an overheating issue. Driving around town would be fine, if a little hotter than usual. Venture towards a duel carrigeway or Motorway though and the needle would head for the red sector like a stabbed rat. I removed the thermostat and done a quick test on it with a pan of wated and it did seem slow to open. I also pulled the rad and decided that it had also seen better days... So, new thermostat and secondhand Manta GT/E rad obtained and work began. Rad removed; Side-by-side, the GT/E radiator was a little bit more substantial; And, all plumbed in, ready for testing. After 10 minutes on the road, this was the result; So, a quick question asked on here and it turns out it's the voltage regulator behind the gauges! (Thanks for all your help guys ) Ah well, the Thermostat and certainly the Radiator were due to pack in sooner rather than later so it was worthwhile carrying out. At the beginning of June, a slight blow in the exhaust appeared just before the back box. Funds were appallingly low so I bought an exhaust bandage to effect some temporary patching of the area. As soon as I grabbed the back box, it came off in my hand; So, still no money but undeterred, we were working away in Sheffield the next day where I obtained some mild steel pipe, substantially thicker than exhaust pipe but the same diameter and nicked an Arc welder for the weekend. Managed to produce this; Cut out and welded the old back box bracket to it and gave it a coat of high temperature laquer. With no back box she also sounds a bit fruitier as well! I'm also on the look out for a garage for the winter, I don't use her that much then and i'm looking for a daily driver. This can't be good for it; I'm sticking her into a bodyshop to have the lower B post corrosion sorted out properly and shortly she'll be getting de-badged across the bootlid. Also going to remove the AA badge but fit a magnetic backing to it so I can return it to the car if and when I want to. Thanks for looking!
  15. Thanks for all your replies gents, i'll have a crack at this in the next few weeks!
  16. Is this a common occurance? Anyone know a solution? A few months ago, I realised that my fuel gauge was over-reading (it dawned when I was trudging the garage can in hand after she emptied her tank just above the red mark...) About 4 weeks ago, the temperature gauge started heading for orbit so I pulled over and checked it out. The bottom tank was cold, the top warmish so I suspected a dickie thermostat. I took it out and drove the car to see if, as expected, it would remain cold. It didn't, the needle sat bang in the middle of the temp gauge. I took the rad cap off to see that the coolant was moving freely too. Suspecting the rad as it had seen better days, I got a second hand one off a GT/E (cheers Chris ). Plumbed everything in today, new rad and thermostat and headed for the hills for a test drive. The gauge once again took off like a stabbed rat before stopping just short of the red and staying there. Again, opened up and checked, the rad was hot, took the cap off and although the coolant was hot, there were no great clouds of steam and the coolant seemed to be circulating. Any help much appreciated!
  17. Hello mate,

    Yeah, if they're hatch and in good nick i'll relieve you of them. Do you have PayPal?

    Cheers,

    Will

  18. I'm after a set of Manta ones (i.e. plain) to fit a hatch. Any out there going spare?
  19. Mine is doing exactly the same at the minute! Did you ever get to the bottom of it?
  20. Evening gents, Compared to some of the truly epic undertakings on here, this pales into insignificance! However, I thought i'd share it with you anyway. I decided the other day to strip, grind out the corrosion and respray the black panel between the tail lights on the old girl as the tin worm had sprung up here in a matter of weeks. The day started with the sun beating down, a cloudless sky and not a breath of wind. As soon as the paint came out it turned to the total opposite of this... Shown below is a small area of it, it was slightly worse on the other side. The whole boot lip was starting to flare up as well. So, strip down and grinder out Ground down and treated Masked, primed and painted Rebuild While I was rebuilding I couldn't help but think that she looks better without the Vauxhall letters between the lights... And all done. Not happy at all with the finish but it only looks rubbish close up. I'll rub down again and refinish it properly but at least the tin worn is treated... October last year I also managed to locate a pair of clear front indicator lenses and combined with the silver indicator bulbs I think they transform the front of the car. I also fitted a set of Halfords Brilliance seies Halogen bulbs. They're a bit steep but the difference they make is phenomenal, i'd recommend them to anyone running the square lights. There are lots of other jobs to do in the near future, base of both A pillars, O/S/R sill, a pair of wings, front valance and I still want a V8... Thanks for looking!
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