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    • Thanks neil body wise it hasn’t had much really and it still hasn’t had rear arches. I have changed the plugs but i sropped the fuel tank out of it last night and thats in abit of a sorry state inside 😕
    • Thats a nice colour, has the body had much work regarding the usual rust areas? Regarding the missing i cannot add much to what John said, but many years ago i had something similar on the 130 which was only about seven years old at the time and i changed the plugs which had only been in for around 7 or 8000 miles ( its many years ago so but i think it was somewhere around that ) and all was well. On inspection of the old plugs (  champion plugs ) there was a fine crack in the ceramic around the centre electrode. Just a thought and easy to check.
    • Oh right. Even closer then 👍🏼 Only 20? Are they really that much of a dieing breed? Im sure that’s actually a good turn out just seems such a shame as they used to be everywhere back in the day 😂
    • Vauxhall Bedford Opel Association annual show. Used to be at Billing but is now the other (your) side of Northampton at Sywell airfield. I would think we'll get 20 Mk2s there next year.
    • I will do hopefully get time on it tomorrow. Whats VBOA? 😬 hopefully I’ll still have it then but due to no longer having storage for it I don’t want it sat on the driveway. 
    • Tell me what happens. We need your car on our stand at VBOA in July next year
    • Yes It was! I originally bought the car when i was 18 so an audio system was a must! 😂 yeah I always wanted to redtop it so i did but didn’t really use it after i did and then it ended up at the back of the lockup. Im a mechanic by trade but working on modern cars these days is nothing like these! I miss this much room around an engine bay!    to be honest i just did a google as it’s always good to get a second opinion at times 👍🏼
    • That looks really nice. You put a lot of work into it. You clearly know what you are doing. Is the red cable across the back for audio system? How did you find us?
    • Yes mate i did the installation many years ago. Been off the road for 14 years in dry storage with some other projects. Im going to rig a fuel pressure gauge to the rail and tape it to the windscreen see what the rail pressure is as it hesitates. Failing that i am tempted to drop the tank just for a look.    nice i always liked the mk3’s. i have had 5 mk2’s and this one was the first 😊
    • Smart install from the photo. Did you do it? Why off the road for so long? My questions were after info as to whether it could be a vacuum build up in the tank restricting fuel supply when used for a while. Or when starting, if the pressure in the petrol header manifold had dropped and needed some pump action to get it up before it would fire. I have an XE'd Mk3.
    • Haven’t tried running without the cap off. I like to let it warm up but if i drive it from cold it doesn’t seem to misbehave at all. Only after afew miles. Normally it starts straight up but just recently it sometimes cranks first time with no fire then strikes up straight away second time 
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