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  3. SteveL

    SteveL's 1988 1.8 GLi

    Many thanks! It's been started up and driven around the farm where my unit is every few weeks to keep everything functional while it waits its turn for 'the treatment". The hot dry weather we had over most of the Summer means my unit is incredibly dusty inside. The car got a wash the other day - Before After Its not been forgotten about, just not got round to it yet!
  4. fastlane

    SteveL's 1988 1.8 GLi

    Very good looking GLi becoming very rare,,
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  6. Jason

    My 1985 red sri

    Hello and thanks , I have messaged them with reg but they said there records don't go back that far , my problem is I have the five hoped sender in the side and the return pipe what I'd call in the front . All the others seem to have maybe the 5 holes but the big hole in the front so struggling a bit, Many thanks for your suggestion any help welcome
  7. Greg

    My 1985 red sri

    Welcome back Jason, These guys on ebay seem pretty good. I had a chassis leg off them yrs ago. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PETROL-FUEL-TANK-OPEL-VAUXHALL-CAVALIER-MK-2-1-6-2-0-MK-3-1-6-2-0-/380997938639 I am not sure if this is your tank but they should have one. How many holes has it got?
  8. Biz

    Hi from NZ!

    Two cool cars and love the V8 going in the Commodore. glad to see both getting used
  9. Jason

    My 1985 red sri

    Hello I'm jason,I have joined the club after about 5 years but the old girl has mot again, I have had a few issues mainly fuel related ,my own fault really as should not have left her so long .does anyone out there have an early fuel tank? I can only find 1 on internet and it's £400 she is back off the road again unroll I can source one
  10. Paul

    Hi from NZ!

    they always remind me of a ford sierra front, like someone faxed a photo of one to China and asked them to make a copy and they didnt get it quite right
  11. Jon

    Hi from NZ!

    Was that JE wagon over this part of the world Rabbit, or did one of them make it to the UK?! The JE had a very challenging front end, for those of you who don't know what one looked like: Looks only a mother could love...
  12. Dav

    Cav

    Looking for mk2 cav hatchback , wanted one that I could work on 1600 auto gl or gls
  13. SteveL

    SteveL's 1988 1.8 GLi

    After either waiting for someone else to weld stuff for me, or borrowing a transformer based mig and struggling to get nice welds with the limited power settings they have, I thought...... And bought myself an inverter based mig - with infinite power adjustability, its as lot easier to weld to rusty old cars. Should make the weldathon to come a bit more enjoyable!
  14. Greg

    Cav

    Let us know what you ideally are after and we can hopefully source you a car. Type, spec, budget, location, distance you are prepared to travel etc would be useful to start
  15. Greg

    SteveL's 1988 1.8 GLi

    Yes. I need to borrow my dads for patching up my GLi
  16. Dav

    Cav

    Looking for a mk 2 for project
  17. SteveL

    SteveL's 1988 1.8 GLi

    Sparkly stick has arrived! Should be getting a bit of practice at the weekend. (On someone else's car!)
  18. Greg

    SteveL's 1988 1.8 GLi

    I feel you pain first hand on that one
  19. KEIR24

    RETRO RIDES GATHERING

    Yes mate come on down I'll be there by 8 but if you beat me they should let you in
  20. Rabbit

    Hi from NZ!

    Would love a jb wagon/estate, the one i had was je with the astra front end.
  21. Jon

    Hi from NZ!

    It's a JB Camira, the first series. Registered in 1985 but they didn't make it far into 1984, so I don't think many JB wagons were made before the front end was changed to the JD model. I do regret letting this one go now but storage was coming to an end and no-one was really interested in taking it on, so it was given away locally to someone I don't know and I'm guessing it went straight to scrap. Would love to be proven wrong though... This is how bad the rust got, after 30 years! Show me a tailgate on a Cav estate that's been out all weathers and is still that solid. I'm new around here, so am a diesel powered member anyway!
  22. Paul

    Hi from NZ!

    was starting to get worried then when i read diesel, glad a proper engine is going in
  23. retrotony87

    RETRO RIDES GATHERING

    Keir, meet up. Yeah. I shall make a point where and when mate.
  24. Rabbit

    Hi from NZ!

    Camira je ?
  25. Rabbit

    RETRO RIDES GATHERING

    Room for 1 more?
  26. Jon

    Hi from NZ!

    I do indeed! It was the first car I bought when we moved here in 2010 and cost me about £850, which wouldn't buy one now! That said, it's not entirely standard.... Here it is back when my garage was A LOT tidier. It's one of the very first station wagon Commodore's made (1979 - the saloon was launched in 1978), from the first month or two of production, so is one of the oldest about. No power steering and was originally a 202 motor (3.3L) with a 4-spd box. I love the standard steel wheels on these early ones and the chrome trim rings work well, as do the large section 8 ply van tyres that a previous owner ran. The chrome sill strip are stone protectors, which are a period mod. Another period mod is the diesel motor it had - a Nissan LD28, 2.8L straight six. Sounded like a bag of bolts from inside but the exhaust note from outside was great - like a Datsun 280Z mixed with a tractor. Very slow but quite good fun to keep things going in traffic - you really had to drive this thing and not lose momentum. What's going into it - a Holden 308 (5 litre) V8, with a Toyota 5 speed manual (the box in the photo is a Holden Trimatic 3 speed auto, that came with the motor). The engine's had some work to make it nice and reliable but I just need to get everything put together now and then certified - modifications like this need to be checked over by a 3rd party in NZ, before they can be put back on the road. Shouldn't be too difficult, as I'm not reinventing the wheel. Plenty of people modify cars here, so it's probably easier than a VOSA inspection, for instance. How it looks without the sills on, which is how I'll keep it when it goes back on the road. Basically, this is what a Vauxhall Royale estate would have looked like! Interior is of course very blue and has a little bit of woodgrain but it's not a patch on the amazing interior of a Royale! Anyway, hope you don't mind the non-Cav content, though I'll keep things on track with a photo of my rough Camira, which I didn't do anything with, before giving away....
  27. SteveL

    SteveL's 1988 1.8 GLi

    Fully functional interior lighting now achieved thanks to Mr GreyDJ2. Now everything works as it should, I just have the task of taking the car to bits and making it look as good as it goes. (Still not finished the project that precedes this one!)
  28. Paul

    Hi from NZ!

    that commodore is cool, anymore photos please? i have a lot of love for the older holdens
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