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  2. Strider

    New guy

    First of all, I want to express my unimaginable happiness for stumbling upon this forum. Cavalier mk2, or Opel Ascona, the brand I have are seriously underappreciated cars, and as such I'm having real difficulties finding resources to work. I look forward to using this forum, learning from it and sharing what I can. So, my name is Marko, I'm from Serbia, and I have a 1987 Opel Ascona sedan. The engine is the type that went into Corsa/Nova, the 1.3 S, available on Ascona only in some markets... underpowered slightly, but that's in the books for the future. Car itself is decently good, floor behind the rear wheels needs quite a bit of work and a few tiny patches in passenger footwell mostly. Engine is a long story, I will explain it more closely in some other thread, but long story short, it has been completely overhauled. Dashboard foam is cracked pretty much beyond repair save for replacing all the foam on it, seats have a bit of wear, and I am aiming to reupholster a big part of the car, to rejuvenate it and make it somewhat more modern - basically introduce some more modern materials while maintaining the original shape. Overall, I can write a lot about all the little quirks, all the little upgrades and repairs I'd like to make, but let's not go into it that much here, I will make a thread and post the pictures of it. Let's just say that, once again, I'm very glad I found an active group of Ascona/Cavallier drivers, and that I'll be honored for you guys to be a part of my restoration. Kind regards, Marko
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  5. Hi Chris it’s always a thought lol 😜
  6. Come on Matt, its about time you were back in cav ownership.
  7. Hi there. Looks a cracking project! You say offers but have you got a ball park figure in mind please?
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  9. KatieCar

    Newbie

    Looks very tidy. Not gone far in its life as MJ's a Bedfordshire registration. Love the luggage area carpet. Is it carpet or some other material? Hope you decide to keep it as it would be good to have another estate in the area.
  10. That s great.. Hope u still have it!
  11. Dazza88

    Newbie

    Hi newbody thank you for the information:-) I'll be careful with the tank then. I went there today to attempt to move it the landy had no problem dragging it back but were the car is theres very little room to get it all the way out aswell as with the landy just too many cars about in the way so I'm going to book a day off work and have ago during the week, I was thinking I'll pull it out maybe enough room to jack the rear wheels off and tap them probably is there anything else I can do to try and free them as have wasted another weekend :-(. On a good note underneath is really good and clean also engine oil still on max line and turns over by hand once it runs will change all fluids, smelt the fuel in tank it still smells very normal with a nice petrol smell still, so am thinking maybe leave it in to try and get it running it still splish splashing about in tank also...
  12. newbody

    Newbie

    If you can get into it a lump hammer on rear drums helps free them As Andy said no drain in tank but remove the fuel line will get most of the fuel out Careful with the tank estate tanks are specific hatch saloon won't replace it You can disconnect fuel line on offside chassiss tail in engine bay (rubber to plastic and put the rubber end in a petdol can as a a start point to get her running And good luck on the purchase restoration
  13. Dazza88

    Newbie

    Just need to get it out of the garage then can take it to my garage to put on ramp and start playing Haha, also need to sort me trailer out as carnt be towed being an auto it's only got to go about 2 miles up the road aswell haha.. if anyone is close to Bedfordshire and could help or give e an idea were to start would much appreciate it, I will use landy power on sunday on it to see if that helps. πŸ™‚ thanks again Andy 😁😁
  14. andy

    Newbie

    Landy's are a certified way to sort out brakes if you can't get access to her! If you decide to keep her, we could see if a rescue party can be sorted if not!
  15. Happy to help if you get stuck posting pics etc! Be good to see it and sorry to hear you've decided to sell Grey J! Here to help if you change your mind too!
  16. Hi everyone, I have been a member for quite a few months,but I have only just got round to deciding what to do with my old cavalier. I have owned the car from 1990 (I am the second owner) I was planning on restoring the car eventually but due to a change in circumstances reluctantly I have decided to Sell.I have all MOT's and service history, the car has always been well looked after and maintained and waxoyled regularly underneath from when I first owned it.New outer sills in Feb 2000 but rust was beginning to show through on rear wheel arches and rear valance by middle of 2001 @110,000 miles and was touched up. The car has clocked up a genuine 117,307 miles and was last used on the road throughout 2005 but since has been kept clean under a car cover and engine started and warmed up occasionally. Colour is Steel Grey Metallic, has the usual GL features, Adjustable height Steering wheel,Central locking,Electric adjust and heated wing mirrors,Sunroof,etc, plus working GM alarm. Car in Wolverhampton area. Open to offers,will post photo's soon.(as my photo's are 1.4mb each) Thanks for offer of help Andy,hopefully my photo,s will appear with this post. Just updating my post today (9/3/20) with 3 more photo,s of the interior which is v/good also the head lining has no sags. Would really appreciate if someone could give me an idea of what the car might be worth as it is now,but of course realize it would only be an estimate based on the info I have given. Thanks, Grey j PS. That's a leaf on the back seat.
  17. Dazza88

    Newbie

    Aaahhhh bugger, nothing is ever simple haha.. theres not a great deal of fuel in there when I shake the car I can still here it slush about, would I get away with a 25l can of v-power fuel to over ride the old fuel just to get it up and running. Thank you Andy 😁.. will message him as soon as I get back from work as signal not good.. will try and get a clip of pulling it out of the garage once I've figured out how to un sieze the breaks hahaha I'm hoping just a gentle pull with the landy will sort that bit.. will give it a wash and get better pics πŸ™‚
  18. So reminds me of my yellow cav, similar story to you. I inherited (well fought from my dad scrapping it) after my mum died when I was a kid. Great to see yours getting some restoration too!
  19. andy

    Newbie

    No drain plug, but you know... the sender always could be removed haha! Seriously don,t you'll never get it to be dry again without renewing it! Welcome aboard mate. Send him a PM, see how he gets on. Be great to see more pics of the Estate and a clip of getting it out into the daylight and running again!
  20. Dazza88

    Newbie

    Aaaahhh brilliant, is there a way of getting hold of him on here is there a private message or shall I just do a topic..
  21. Dazza88

    Dazza88

  22. chris m

    Newbie

    Ask Jason, aka newbody, on here. Hes had loads of estates so knows pretty much everything there is to know.
  23. Dazza88

    Newbie

    Oohhh yess definitely, I carnt really say I've seen many about. Well not in Bedfordshire any way... does anyone know if these have drain plugs in fuel tank by any chance..
  24. chris m

    Newbie

    Nice, got to love an estate
  25. Dazza88

    Newbie

    Hello paul, thanks for reply.. it is an estate just trying to sort on removal from the garage so can clean and see what it needs... but I do have some more pics I'll try and upload..
  26. Paul

    Newbie

    Hello Dazza, some more pics and info would be handy, hatch? saloon?
  27. White is always a good colour for an ascona, welcome to the site
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