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  1. 😂 For some reason I thought you already had the head etc was wondering if you are going into production. 😆
  2. It’s not a colour I’d have gone for back in the day but I’m quite liking the look as is.
  3. Worth sticking a bid in anyhow as you never know.
  4. https://m.facebook.com/groups/390896610925969/permalink/4491919450823644/?anchor_composer=false
  5. Looking fantastic Mike, beautiful setting 👌
  6. Here’s another but this is very much the unknown project end. There’s a coupe in the background on one of the pics too https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1977-Mk1-Vauxhall-Cavalier-1-9gl-/353435239514?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286
  7. They’re getting to be rare in decent condition & you can make a Cav look cool instead of concourse if you wish. All kinds of ‘70s & 80s cars that you wouldn’t look twice at are creeping up in value. Search & be surprised. We think modern SUV’s are bland but I think there’s real competition in the magnolia stakes from an automatic mid 80’s Nissan sunny. £2k on the bay Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be 😜
  8. Sapphire blue 2.0 GL 36,000 miles, there can’t be many like this? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mk1-1980-Cavalier-GL2000-completely-Roadworthy-/333927165497?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292
  9. Looking great! 👍
  10. Trooker

    Panel prices.

    Mmmm, I got one about a 18 months ago & think it was around £100 Had great intentions of trying to sort it myself but between my lack of time & lack of skills with bodywork it’s sat in the shed Been quoted £300+Vat to repair & paint but I need to get it media blasted first. If there’s a mint black bonnet around for £200 please let me know.
  11. saw this on eBay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OPEL-ASCONA-B-16v-project-/174689117319?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292
  12. Bummer that the block is cracked, why does it need to be an early one?
  13. 29th & 30th May http://www.retroridesweekender.com/
  14. 🤯indeed! But then you can’t drive them all at once. Thinking it’ll be the first in the UK. 😎
  15. I’d seen the chain guides go for crazy money, good that someone has stepped up with manufacturing them. This is still far from a budget undertaking but you documenting the journey is invaluable.
  16. My old nail must have had this issue in the past. The grounding side is rerouted via a push button on the fuse cover & the timer is as long as I hold it in 😊 Unless it’s frosty I usually don’t need it so I’ve wondered if it’s maybe running slightly richer than it should but plugs aren’t black & it passes the MoT ok.
  17. Jess this is fascinating. I’ve followed the 16v page on fb but it’s a bit of a hotch potch of randomness. This looks much more like a properly thought through strategy so there’s a good chance of dealing with the fewer unforeseen issues. You’ve made a great start! Not sure about the other guy’s use of silicone there though but maybe that’s improved over the years too.
  18. Hi Jess, the car is looking great 👍 Your idea to run a separate 16v CiH thread is spot on. Really looking forward to seeing that!
  19. Slight thread hijack but do you have a cure for this?
  20. Remember to get some heat sink compound & smear a thin layer between the ignition amp & the heatsink. The stuff that’s there will be like talc by now.
  21. I remember looking at specs last year but can’t find the reference however I did order & fit a 15psi one based on what I found at the time. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Iseki-Tractor-15-psi-Radiator-Pressure-Cap-Filler-Cap-Expansion-Tank-Cap-/152646432603?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292 good enough for a tractor 😜
  22. It’s the big one from the water pump to the 3 way junction/manifold thing. Its right of the hose that goes to the bottom of the radiator.
  23. Wondered if the back end etc would be of interest to somebody. It’s advertised as a restoration project but looks a bit like wishful thinking. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1980-Holden-Commodore-4-2L-V8-automatic-restoration-project-/174658779994?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292
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