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  1. hi, still after a coupe to chop up? i have decided to bin my project, a 79 cav coupe, none sunroof, in white . slight surface rust at front of roof from where a tarpaulin has been. this is only surface and not rot. wil probably rub of with fine sand paper. the boot floor is pretty good as well. its a bit scabby around the rubber bung at the bottom of the spare wheel well, but other wise solid. i know a prvious owner has carried out a repair on the bottom edge of the rear valance but i dont think it effects the bot floor. i have already pm' d another guy today who also wants a coupe roof. i have no idea what coupe roofs are fetching, that said i know when someone is taking the mick. lol if you still need one and are intrested let me know. i am in derby de5 9rf email at sean.davis@talktalk.net 01773 748682 07527 035043 sean999
  2. hi, i will at some point be converting my cav coupe to run 16v. my question........i have a perfectly good coupe tank, but it was used on a carbed car. can i still use this by fitting a return on it? or have i GOT NO OPTION other than to buy an injection tank. I have been told that it will have to be an injection tank as it has a swirl pot in it haven't really got clue and money's getting a but tight at the moment so i cant afford to buy something i dont really need thanks..sean999
  3. just forward planning a bit for my project. currently have a mk1 cav coupe. this is currently stripped and on a roll over jig. question is, having taken the thing apart, i have considered upgrading the front discs, and most possibly the hubs while i am at it. i am not doing this because i want to run 5 stud hubs, just that something may be out there that does a better job that what came from the factory. i currently have manta gte alloys to go on the car, but may go upto 15 inch wheels at a later date. the car is going to be dropped 60mm on shortened shocks and springs. my current discs are 245 mm diameter and i am not really certain as to how big, or what discs will fit behind the wheels. i have heard stories/threads where people have spoke about vectra discs being fitted. my car comes with 2 pot calipers, but solid discs....i'm thinking vented may be better but haven't seen any for sale anywhere. with regards hubs......and i aint a mechanic.. but i think i am correct in saying what ever i do fit has got to be for a rear wheel drive car as front wheel drive are different?? thoughts and advice please.....just dont take the pi#~ out of my mechanical none know how sean999
  4. hi, just taken delivery of a pair of sill skins and rear wheel arch repair sections, the sills are hadrian panels, dont know about the arches but all seem good quality and a pretty decent fit with only minimal tweeking to suit. sean999
  5. as nice as they are, and given the opportunity, cash permitting most of us would like one, "rice rockets" just dont allow you to tinker about and get your hands dirty. everything is computer controlled, sensors on absolutely everything. cant really pop down to your local motorist discount on a sunday morning for a service kit. sean999
  6. i have previously contacted them, as i am doing my cav coupe/manta rep as a stripped out "rag it about" weekend machine, they quoted me to do front and rear door cards, £160 this figure included return postage, which i didn't think was bad. until speaking with them i was unsure what could be "flocked", ?apparently absolutely any surface! sean999
  7. whats bilt hamber???? never heard of it, where sells it??? sean999
  8. hi, yes i willl have them if you can hang on a bit, just got paid this month, but i've ended up paying out 300 quid towards a car for my son so skint now for the month, have some ot due in next months pay. sean999
  9. thanks, will try that, i've got a big vice, but still need to aquire the blow torch sean999
  10. can anyone tell me if it is possible to get replacement "guards" not really sure what they're called, similar to a tin plate, mounts behind the disc on the brakes, engine side. mine are rusted to hell, beyond repair. are they really needed, if so and they are no longer available? has anyone found an alternative that either fits straight on, or will do once modified. my car is a 79 cav coupe. sean999
  11. yes, thats the bit, we're on the same page! talking of the ball joints, i have previously mentioned 2, on each of the hub carriers, one top (which unbolts from the top,) the bottom one which from memory has a 19mm nut on it seems to be pressed in, cant see any bolts etc. any ideas at to how this comes apart as i have to replace it. i can do the brute force and big hammer bit, but as yet haven't aquired a blow torch to heat things up. sean999
  12. ok guys thats brilliant thanks. anyone know what the bush is called that mount the front cross member/ wishbones etc to the chassis rails. the bush i am referring to is the one where it all bolts upto the chassis rail, where the rails "swan neck" it was a right pig to get out! sean999
  13. sorry, its a 79 cav coupe. the ones on the ends of the steering rack want doing as well (are they called track rod ends?)
  14. hi, just in the process of stripping the front end of my car to bits to repaint it. having taken the front suspension completely off i need to replace a few items, but not sure where to get them from or what they are called to be honest. firstly, on the hubcarrier there are what appear to be 2 ball joints, one upper and one lower. the bootom one seems to be fixed, while the upper unbolt from the wish bone. both have a rubber grease filled gaiter fiited to them. both of mine are knackered. are they still available, or will something else fit of another vehicle. where can i get hold of them and whats the propper name for them. secondly, having removed the suspension i have great difficulty in removing the 2 large bolts that attach the suspension to the chassis rails where the rails "swan neck" there is a turret nut and split pin in them. the steel sleeves had rusted in and i have had to burn the bushes out to remove them. daft question, but again what are these bushes known as. dont want to sound a t#at when i contact the local car spares place. cheers sean999
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