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« Reply #50 on: November 25, 2006, 01:19:57 PM »
Pix of it rebuilt.


Don't think I've stuck 'em on here yet, so here they are.





Next, gonna fit new engine, rear axle, get this heater thing going (nearly there!) and remove all the stickers.
Before March!!!!!


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« Reply #51 on: November 25, 2006, 03:03:55 PM »
Looks as good as ever Pete ;D

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« Reply #52 on: November 25, 2006, 03:07:56 PM »
awsome looking engine rebiuld pete .
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« Reply #53 on: November 25, 2006, 04:29:00 PM »
To be honest, that's the "old" engine, Mr. John. ;)

The rebuilt one is almost ready to go in.
I need a clutch assy and ideally a new flywheel, as I don't really trust my used Dual Mass thingy. However, it might be a case of slapping it in with just the clutch!

Guess what I'm gonna be doing over Xmas then! ;D

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« Reply #54 on: November 25, 2006, 07:49:14 PM »


Guess what I'm gonna be doing over Xmas then! ;D

 Drinking JD and watching the queens speach ?
If the above post contains spelling mistakes / grammatical errors / poor use of the quote function / a very weak retort, or is generally shyte; it's because I'm feked on a cocktail of drugs,homebrew and carb cleaner.sorry

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« Reply #55 on: November 25, 2006, 08:45:37 PM »
thats really looks like the dogs bollocks !

Theres some real dedicated people on here making these cars look AMAZING welll done sit donw and admire once youve done your remaing jobs to do on the car,

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« Reply #56 on: November 26, 2006, 10:34:20 PM »
Cracking motor! 8) loving the interior especially that dash and centre console :)

Where did you get that strut brace from ???

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« Reply #57 on: November 26, 2006, 10:46:01 PM »
Cracking motor! 8) loving the interior especially that dash and centre console :)

They are senator bits - you can see why I'm doing my next Carly, it's so much nicer!

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« Reply #58 on: November 27, 2006, 09:09:57 PM »
Cracking motor! 8) loving the interior especially that dash and centre console :)

Where did you get that strut brace from ???

Strut brace is home made, Mr. Barge. Long story, but the guy that made it (Daz) had the 'famous' gold 12v with extended LC kit, and it was donated to The Louts from Rob (Carlton24vGSi on here), so it was rude not to fit it!

It needs some black or blue (or even silver!) HT leads - the pink ones look totally gay, don't they!!!!! :o

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« Reply #59 on: November 27, 2006, 09:14:55 PM »
I dont agree Mr Pedro, the pink ones look just fine :-*

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« Reply #60 on: November 27, 2006, 09:17:14 PM »
Why didn'tthis pop up in new posts not read!!!!!

Stunning Pete - absolutely stunning!!!!
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« Reply #61 on: November 28, 2006, 01:23:41 PM »
an A for effort! How long has all this taken you?!
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« Reply #62 on: November 28, 2006, 03:59:56 PM »
Those HT  leads aren't pink. They're a very manly - err - orange.
Lovely car Pete.
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« Reply #63 on: November 28, 2006, 10:52:59 PM »

It's taken about three years altogether - and three seconds to slap it into a lamp-post to warrant a front end rebuild LOL!!!

I really want to get it all together for next spring and enjoy it at shows etc., and so does our lass, as she's put in alot of effort into it too (and money ;D).

Best get off my fat, lazy ass soon then! ;D

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« Reply #64 on: November 29, 2006, 08:23:49 PM »
Car looks absolutely gorgeouse again Pete, a real credit to you :)
By the way those leads are orange not pink!!!

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« Reply #65 on: November 29, 2006, 10:29:04 PM »

I have to beleive that they're pink, or I probably won't replace them.........actually they're red, but it seems the "joke" was far too subtle for eveyone reading the thread! ;D

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« Reply #66 on: November 30, 2006, 11:31:55 AM »

I have to beleive that they're pink, or I probably won't replace them.........actually they're red, but it seems the "joke" was far too subtle for eveyone reading the thread! ;D

Ahhhh, we have to try to think the same way as the Pedro.
Pete, that's an almost impossible task.  :D
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« Reply #67 on: November 30, 2006, 12:36:47 PM »
Do they do PINK ones...Would look pretty in my Girlie car  ;D ;D ;D ;D

What is your 'girlie car' Babes?
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« Reply #68 on: November 30, 2006, 12:59:13 PM »
Think Miss Babes drives an Astra..............

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« Reply #69 on: November 30, 2006, 08:30:25 PM »

Just get VX red ones, they'll soon turn pink.

OK - so for those not quite au-fait with what I mean, older Flame Red Vauxhalls turn pink if they're not properly polished.


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« Reply #70 on: November 30, 2006, 08:35:40 PM »

Just get VX red ones, they'll soon turn pink.

OK - so for those not quite au-fait with what I mean, older Flame Red Vauxhalls turn pink if they're not properly polished.



Yes, been there done that. MK2 Cavalier SRI. Miss that car sooo much.

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« Reply #71 on: March 23, 2008, 09:03:00 AM »
Bit of an update here - got some new leather and re-done the doorcards.











You can see old doorcard on rear seat picture.

I have some black door levers to fit, so should look better then the grey ones.
Gonna try recovering the gear lever surround in the black perforated Nappa (like doorcard tops) and then get the rest of the wood bits painted in silver or black (get rid of the sticky 'carbon' film).

Hopefully the creases will come out in warmer weather (used a heatgun, but blue leather doesn't really like direct heat- it goes red!!). I don't like our headrest covers (on the front seats) - thing is, using old covers as templates doesn't really help much, as they'l be stretched to buggery, therefore the new leather will be a "bit of a slack fit"!! - so I'm after a pair of early Omega black leather jobbies to match the rears..........
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« Reply #72 on: March 29, 2008, 09:01:10 PM »
Looks the dogs bollocks, Does it take much to retrim the old carlton leathers ?

What are you goin to do with the centre console bit, leave it grey or go black ?

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« Reply #73 on: March 30, 2008, 09:39:11 AM »
Funnily enough, I picked up a black console yesterday as it's not easy to retrim one of those - not for me, anyway!.

The grey one is destined for a guy in Leeds (ABS member), and he's giving me his old one to strip and have a go at retrimming.
Don't get me wrong - it can be done, but perhaps not by me...........

To be honest, retrimming older car seats can be a pig - like the front seats on the Louts were.
Many reasons, in this case (being half leather seats), the leather is easy to remake, but when you use the old cloth as a pattern, you find it's stretched over the years, therefore it's difficult to know in which direction it's stretched, hence that's why I have ripples in the blue leather (this was cloth). OK, you can heat most of them out with a heat gun, but our blue leather turns a nice shade of dark red if you get it too hot!
Since our factory is in China, it's difficult to get dimensions to them and they understand.
When I sent the covers off, our patterner was away on holiday - long story, really, but I should have waited. ::)
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« Reply #74 on: April 14, 2008, 08:19:04 PM »
As some of you know, when I slapped a lampost a couple of years ago, it killed one of my HID bulbs (expensive D2S, about £80 each from Bosch), so i bit the bullet and bought a pair of cheapo H1 from Chinky Chinky Chinaland, and spliced them on the the old ballasts to see if it would work, after all, worth £20 to find out, innit! Result?AWESOME!!!!!!! Best £20 I've spent on the car, I think!

So as I'm off work recuperating, I thought I'd relax by fitting them all in - the Chinese lanterns and the Bi-xenons for the dip and main beams.

Holeeeeeeeeeee Sheeeeeeeeeeee-ittttt!

Dip Beam.........



Main Beam.........



What the camera didn't pick up was the shadow of the Omega on the house wall - over the road. It was quite in focus too!

Bright enough, you think?
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