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Hi just joined thought id say hi. Iv just bought a one owner 1985 Cav CDi its been in a garage nearly 14yrs but should soon be on the road. always wanted a mk2 again

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Hi chris iv now got it running and got nearly all the electrics working just need to work on the brakes now as there seized up but should free off. im going to get an MOT on it and run it as iv always wanted one. I need to fit the lower front spoiler on and and paint it and will paint the rear valance and give the rear arches some attention as there is bit of corrosion as you can see on the pictures. The old guy I got it off bought it new and sprayed oil all over the underneath before parking it up, it looks **** but has saved it to be fair.

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Getting there slowly engine side now sorted new timing belt, dizzy, plugs, leads, fuel filter, oil change and air filter. Then sorted out brakes all seized solid so new front discs, pads and flexi pipes plus a full strip down and re build of the calipers new rear cylinders, shoes and fitting kit and to top it all off new brake master cylinder too the fluid was almost black in colour. Also changed most of the fuel pipes too as they were all leaking the cost of being sat over a decade lol.

Repaired a **** load of wiring too but now every button now works as it should and also a full wet vac of the interior which was very dirty. so now onto the paintwork which has'nt seen polish for nearly 15 years.

Il try and bang up some more pictures. 

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I have just looked in an early Haynes manual covering the 1.3, 1.6 and 1.8 and the picture shows a jack, a screwdriver and a wheel brace. In later models including 2.0 variants the above i assume also applies as my kit which was untouched when i had the car. 

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Nice one iv just had a look in my manual now and can see the picture its about the only thing missing from the car the owner took them out and cant remember where he put them. I feel a need to start hitting the scrap yards again lol.

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Good luck with the scrap yards, when i had the 130 years ago MK2 Cavs were piled high in scrap yards even some 130,s so i took advantage and collected loads of parts many as cheap as chips. Last time i saw a MK2 1.6 in a scrappy was about 5 years ago.

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the jack as far as I remember is same on astras of similar age, but after 91 ish the wheel bolts changed from 19mm to 17mm. heres an astra jack on the bay....  333176942087

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Cheers for that the only scrap yard that I know of which has a lot of old school stuff is Albert Looms in Derby he's the last of the proper scrap yards. going to buff up the other side today and finish cleaning up.

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On 12/11/2019 at 21:19, Paulmk2 said:

It's unique to the 84 and 85 CD models its the first one iv seen to be fair.  

I remember hunting for months for one! They were hard to find even in 1991.....

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