1.3 CL 86' to 24v V6

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brookie353
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1.3 CL 86' to 24v V6

Postby brookie353 » Sat May 28, 2011 6:32 pm

Hey everyone.

Won't bore you with too much writing, so I'll make it quick and get to the pictures.

Passed my test last december. Couldn't find reasonable insurance on anything at the time, so I gave up and waited. Fast forward to march. Couple of my mates had insured Minis for a reasonable price with Footman James, So i decided I would try and find something abit different to the normal Clio or Fiesta. Rung them up and was happy to hear that although it was more than I wanted to spend, but I could afford it. So I found a 1.3 and got it.

It's an 86 with 91000(ish) miles. Bodywork is mint, only two bubbles of rust. It was resrayed to Tornado red by the previous owner. (twas the mucky red before i'm not sure of the name)

7 spline grill and BBS RZ ET33's.

It's been lowered, I'm not sure how far down (perhaps 40mm I thought?) It has lowering springs, not coilovers.

Also the other day I found out that it has 5 gears. I'm not sure if it's a 4+e gearbox or something else but it definitely makes motorways more bearable.

It needs a few things sorting out, mainly in the interior. The doorcards are from a newer golf with adjustable mirrors, the stereo doesnt work, and the seats wobble. But I'm hoping to get this sorted out within the next few weeks/months.

Not got anything planned after that I'm afraid. Being a student means money is tight as it is without modifications.

Enough talking here are some pictures,

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Yes, I know. Failed hard on this photo :lol:
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Need to sort that exhaust out...
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And here are a few with me playing with my camera.

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Anyway hope you like.
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Re: Brookies 1.3

Postby andybury » Sat May 28, 2011 8:37 pm

Your car looks good Brookie! 8-) if thats 40mm lowered its bang on looking right.My lad has a 1.3 c 3 door "D" plate pays £695 for insurance age 21 with 2 year drivin.(On my Admiral Multi-car policy).Whats the ride like on 40 mm lowered springs?
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Re: Brookies 1.3

Postby kah » Sat May 28, 2011 8:48 pm

Nice car - I like it - from a fellow 3 dr, 5 gears Mk2 owner!
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Re: Brookies 1.3

Postby dinodub » Sat May 28, 2011 8:59 pm

Good start there chap you say wobbly seats,,sometimes just the plastic runners under the seat they pop out but check em easy fix with abit of lube :shock:
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Re: Brookies 1.3

Postby brookie353 » Sat May 28, 2011 9:15 pm

andybury wrote:Your car looks good Brookie! 8-) if thats 40mm lowered its bang on looking right.My lad has a 1.3 c 3 door "D" plate pays £695 for insurance age 21 with 2 year drivin.(On my Admiral Multi-car policy).Whats the ride like on 40 mm lowered springs?


Thanks!

I'm only 17 so i'm paying alot more than that! Still better than anything else I could find

kah wrote:Nice car - I like it - from a fellow 3 dr, 5 gears Mk2 owner!

Thanks! :) Rather happy i've got a 5th gear. makes things alot nicer.

dinodub wrote:Good start there chap you say wobbly seats,,sometimes just the plastic runners under the seat they pop out but check em easy fix with abit of lube :shock:

Thanks :)

Yeah, I've had them out tonight. The plastic runners have gone missing so i've ordered some more from the bay.
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Re: Brookie's 1.3 86' CL

Postby 8v_chris » Sun May 29, 2011 6:23 pm

that looks well man. liking the BBS
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Re: Brookie's 1.3 86' CL

Postby James Q » Mon May 30, 2011 4:58 pm

Looking good, doesn't need much more TBH...
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Re: Brookie's 1.3 86' CL

Postby brookie353 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:49 am

Got a few things done yesterday, not much just tidying up really.

Clips for the seats came, makes cornering alot more comfortable :lol:

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Got a grommet for the back washer.

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Mum bought me some mats, and I gave it all a good clean whilst the seats were out.

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What can I use to get this back to black, the stuff the previous owner had used is coming off and the thing my dad has doesn't work. I've heard Linseed oil is good?

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Thats it for now I think, still got to sort my stereo out.
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Re: Brookie's 1.3 86' CL

Postby dom141 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:03 pm

This looks like a good base, being a student doesn't mean you're stuck for modifying, I'm at uni and I've done loads of cheap stuff to mine, you've already started with the rear wiper. I need to put the plastic runners on my seats have you got a link where you got them from?

The bumper looks a bit dodgy, might be a good idea to try jetwashing off what was on there already or rubbing it off, then use linseed oil or groundnut oil and they will come up really nice.
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Re: Brookie's 1.3 86' CL

Postby brookie353 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:34 pm

dom141 wrote:This looks like a good base, being a student doesn't mean you're stuck for modifying, I'm at uni and I've done loads of cheap stuff to mine, you've already started with the rear wiper. I need to put the plastic runners on my seats have you got a link where you got them from?

The bumper looks a bit dodgy, might be a good idea to try jetwashing off what was on there already or rubbing it off, then use linseed oil or groundnut oil and they will come up really nice.


The wiper was done before I got it, Badges were gone too. It wasn't done too great mind you so I'm hoping they stay ok.

I got mine from here,
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190509681032&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Ok, thanks. Will do.
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