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About SteveL

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  • Birthday 06/02/73

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    Lambrettas, Polo G40s and now Vauxhall Cavaliers

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    Mk2 Cavalier 1.8 GLi

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  1. SteveL's 1988 1.8 GLi

    I've not changed the fuel filter yet, it looked pretty rank last time I was under there! I'm gonna leave it until the rebuild though as all the fuel lines look like they'll disintegrate if disturbed. It'll be coming off the road as soon as the salt chuckers have been out so probably not long to go now. I'm pretty pleased that it's managed almost 3000 miles before giving me any trouble, and it's not done it since! Apart from the dizzy cap + leads, I've not touched anything engine related since I took it on.
  2. SteveL's 1988 1.8 GLi

    This fine chariot conked out on me at some traffic lights yesterday. As I applied the handbrake at the lights, I noticed the tickover was at 500rpm instead of the usual 700. A quick blip of the throttle then killed it, and it wouldn't re start, so I got out and pushed it up the kerb and on to the grass. The bonnet was lifted, nothing immediately appeared to be amiss, so I had another go at starting it - it started right up! It's behaved perfectly since, but I don't have a clue what was wrong - I guess I'll just have to wait and see if it happens again
  3. Firsts.

    I put the reg into the DVLA vehicle check - Tax ran out in October 1995 so highly likely to have been recycled.
  4. SteveL's 1988 1.8 GLi

    Although my Mk1 did have a few bits of welding done, it was in a far better condition structurally than my Mk2 is. I guess that's the difference you'd expect from a car that was garaged all its life - you can hear my Mk2 fizzing when it gets wet! Both cars live indoors now, so hopefully they'll both be around for a good while longer.
  5. SteveL's 1988 1.8 GLi

    Have a gander. (May take more than one session on the bog to get through it! )
  6. SteveL's 1988 1.8 GLi

    Cheers! Should I post up a link to its build thread? Haha! Do you have a garden full of MOT failures?
  7. SteveL's 1988 1.8 GLi

    Not in the best of health at the present time, I reckon I'll continue to use it until the MOT runs out before getting stuck in. Hopefully I'll be better able to fettle it by then. In the mean time, I'm looking forward to extra Cavalier based enjoyment until the roads get salty.
  8. SteveL's 1988 1.8 GLi

    Thanks to a gratefully received gift from the bloke who sold me my mk1, I am now the proud owner of a Cavalier mk2 to go with it. Pictured here on inspection at the weekend. Comedy repair work to both rear arches, sills and rear valance I duly accepted the challenge, and returned the next day to collect it before he changed his mind. My mate Big Steve did the honours driving it back in the pissing rain, and soon enough it was drying off in my unit. I want to do up one of my Lambrettas first, but it'll give me some time to find some repair panels before I get stuck in.