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Re: My very ambitious project mk2

Reply #61
I keep meaning to comment on this, it's come such along way in a short amount of time. You have been grafting!
Did I see you have a 2.0 8 valve for it on Facebook?

Re: My very ambitious project mk2

Reply #62
I keep meaning to comment on this, it's come such along way in a short amount of time. You have been grafting!
Did I see you have a 2.0 8 valve for it on Facebook?

no thats my friends one, mine is still a 1.3 :-)

Re: My very ambitious project mk2

Reply #63
only real change ive made recently is ive put a 16v splitter on the front.
This was us at Market Harborough Classic Car Show in the town on Sunday....

wm_DSC_0281 by Michelle Hodder, on Flickr


Re: My very ambitious project mk2

Reply #65
FYI - that's an 8v splitter. A 16v one is the same but has the vents cut out and air ducts that go to the arch liners for brake cooling.

Looking great though  8)

Will you be at the National Meet?

oh haha! thanks for the info lol
yes we will hopefully, if she makes it there with the gearbox making the horrible noise it is but fingers crossed!

Re: My very ambitious project mk2

Reply #66
So only a few little updates...
The noise has been diagnosed as the Gearbox, diff bearings apparently, so I have sourced another 4 speed box from mk2spares that is going to be fitted mid September.
I fixed a little leak it had in the rear panel by the light. I cleaned out a load more soil i found around the lights. I touched up a few little bits of paint...
She has been to the National Meet and also to the Retro Rides Gathering today.
Im not going to push it and go to anything else as the gearbox is leaking a fair bit and although its getting changed I dont fancy having to be recovered home so will have to be patient until it goes it to the Garage.

362940927_10160277780903411_196217333620381952_n by Michelle Hodder, on Flickr

366899305_10160319243663411_4795639465395429408_n by Michelle Hodder, on Flickr

Re: My very ambitious project mk2

Reply #67
Little trip out bank holiday monday to A47 Classic Car Show which was local...

371255426_10160346081163411_3183817496731498340_n (1) by Michelle Hodder, on Flickr

Had a bit of a break through this week... with a bit of help from facebook group members i have finally got my horn to work!!
It was given a temp fix for the MOT but then broke again and Ive finally found out the reason it wouldnt work... the spring on the column was missing so it wasnt connecting the earth!

im a little bit further in the washer jet saga now... i know the stalk is working and the relay is clicking, the washer pump is new so there must be a problem with the wiring from the fuse box to the pump...

She is going in to the garage on 13th so will see what I can get done and ticked off! Gearbox is the priority.

Re: My very ambitious project mk2

Reply #68
After all this, you'll know that car inside out!
Glad you're working through everything.
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Re: My very ambitious project mk2

Reply #69
After all this, you'll know that car inside out!
Glad you're working through everything.

I know, thats the plan anyway, im not the most competant but at least im learning as i go and like you say, i should know it inside out eventually lol

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Reply #70
385270351_10160416817428411_5833503127284573114_n by Michelle Hodder, on Flickr

Finally got my baby back from the garage!

She has had the rear engine mount replaced
Alternator belt replaced
Wiring to positive battery terminal replaced
Rear fog light wiring tested
Rear wiper now working
Front washers now working
Clutch was changed
Gearbox Changed for a second hand replacement which unfortunately is noisy!! Its been flushed twice but still noisy, think its the input shaft bearing... very very annoying after I just spent the best part of a grand on parts and labour!!

 

Re: My very ambitious project mk2

Reply #71
Ive recently had to be using the Golf as my daily, she really stepped up and has done all the school runs, shopping etc.. im always getting comments on her as well which is nice.
I eventually got round to changing the wing ariel, it was seized so i changed it for a manual one...

420771056_10160588157543411_8428191973857605448_n by Michelle Hodder, on Flickr

the other job i finally got round to doing was the speedo... changed it over as it has never worked. For the first time since ive owned her she now clocks up miles haha! I did change the clocks for ones that were 3k too much so its probably worked it self out about now....

422251331_10160591701198411_7084098370071029387_n by Michelle Hodder, on Flickr

422334149_10160591701123411_25351319294532369_n by Michelle Hodder, on Flickr

The months of daily use has really not helped the gearbox situation... the noise doesnt bother me but its started leaking now and started to get difficult when its warm to get reverse so i need to sort this ASAP.