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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by mattd72 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:48 am

RussGLAuto wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:34 am
Hi all,

Firstly, great website, lots of useful info!

Just purchased what appears to sadly be a rare model, an 83 GL Auto. This was my first car back in 1990, although that was a Cosmos Blue example with reg JGE 600Y (Glasgow) which fell off the radar back in 1998. I had it for three years and had to sell as the insurance went through the roof... If anyone knows what happened to her let me know.

Regretted selling ever since and been looking for years for this or one like it, and finally found JWC 56Y a couple of months ago. She is in astonishing original condition, Diamond Silver with just 48k on the clock. Rust free all but for a few stone chips. Looks like the hidden bits have been rust protected all over too.

Immaculate inside and I dare say in better nick than the one I had in 1990. A few bits to attend to, but all in hand. Just had a full service and MOT. Eventually passed after a fog lamp and break balance sorted out.

Anyway, look forward to posting if I have any sticking points.

Russ
This is a lovely car, its the same spec (GL, auto, single wiper) and colour as mine, although my version is a total dog with multiple issues and problems, and it's on an X plate :-D

I hope to see this around one day as I'm over in Peterborough and occasionally venture over to Spalding.



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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by RussGLAuto » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:07 am

Thank you. They are a real rarity, only 4 left on the road with 11 SORN. Worth working your way through the problems. Ask Ed!
I may well get over to Peterborough on the odd occasion.

Top tip, if you need a colour match for your paint, call MOVAC who are in Peterborough, they can supply VW spec paint for any paint code!


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by essextom » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:16 am

here is a link to etka, its the vw parts database, has all part numbers for scirocco's , link here is to the fuel filler system, might be able to check ya cap for a part number and compare. also has the part number for the seal, not sure if its still available.
https://volkswagen.7zap.com/en/rdw/scir ... 01-201010/


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by RussGLAuto » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:30 am

Great website, better than the VW Classic, could never find what I wanted! Anyhow, they are not available any longer, already inquired.
Anyhow, found an aftermarket replacement locking cap at Halfords, looks the same, hopefully it will come with a seal!
https://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/sto ... _334440080


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by RussGLAuto » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:54 pm

essextom wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:11 pm
I sell new stainless fuel filler necks and the joining hose, i only have the later 55ltr tanks listed at the moment but will have new 40ltr early necks available next week. The new joiner pipes which are proper fuel/ ethanol proof.- www.dreadnoughtcustoms.co.uk
Hi Tom,

How are you with the new 40 ltr fuel necks please? Fitted a new filler cap and my eyes still watering from the fuel smell. Must be the neck and the dodgy joiner pipe...

Thanks

Russ


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by essextom » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:16 am

RussGLAuto wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:54 pm
essextom wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:11 pm
I sell new stainless fuel filler necks and the joining hose, i only have the later 55ltr tanks listed at the moment but will have new 40ltr early necks available next week. The new joiner pipes which are proper fuel/ ethanol proof.- www.dreadnoughtcustoms.co.uk
Hi Tom,

How are you with the new 40 ltr fuel necks please? Fitted a new filler cap and my eyes still watering from the fuel smell. Must be the neck and the dodgy joiner pipe...

Thanks

Russ
Im expecting them today or tomorrow. i shall let you know as soon as they are available.


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by RussGLAuto » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:42 pm

essextom wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:16 am
RussGLAuto wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:54 pm
essextom wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:11 pm
I sell new stainless fuel filler necks and the joining hose, i only have the later 55ltr tanks listed at the moment but will have new 40ltr early necks available next week. The new joiner pipes which are proper fuel/ ethanol proof.- www.dreadnoughtcustoms.co.uk
Hi Tom,

How are you with the new 40 ltr fuel necks please? Fitted a new filler cap and my eyes still watering from the fuel smell. Must be the neck and the dodgy joiner pipe...

Thanks

Russ
Im expecting them today or tomorrow. i shall let you know as soon as they are available.
Cheers Tom, much appreciated.


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by essextom » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:11 am

RussGLAuto wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:42 pm
essextom wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:16 am
RussGLAuto wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:54 pm
essextom wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:11 pm
I sell new stainless fuel filler necks and the joining hose, i only have the later 55ltr tanks listed at the moment but will have new 40ltr early necks available next week. The new joiner pipes which are proper fuel/ ethanol proof.- www.dreadnoughtcustoms.co.uk
Hi Tom,

How are you with the new 40 ltr fuel necks please? Fitted a new filler cap and my eyes still watering from the fuel smell. Must be the neck and the dodgy joiner pipe...

Thanks

Russ
Im expecting them today or tomorrow. i shall let you know as soon as they are available.
Cheers Tom, much appreciated.
The fuel filler necks have arrived, here's a link to them- https://dreadnoughtcustoms.co.uk/collec ... iller-neck


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by RussGLAuto » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:40 am

essextom wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:11 am
RussGLAuto wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:42 pm
essextom wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:16 am
RussGLAuto wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:54 pm
essextom wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:11 pm
I sell new stainless fuel filler necks and the joining hose, i only have the later 55ltr tanks listed at the moment but will have new 40ltr early necks available next week. The new joiner pipes which are proper fuel/ ethanol proof.- www.dreadnoughtcustoms.co.uk
Hi Tom,

How are you with the new 40 ltr fuel necks please? Fitted a new filler cap and my eyes still watering from the fuel smell. Must be the neck and the dodgy joiner pipe...

Thanks

Russ
Im expecting them today or tomorrow. i shall let you know as soon as they are available.
Cheers Tom, much appreciated.
The fuel filler necks have arrived, here's a link to them- https://dreadnoughtcustoms.co.uk/collec ... iller-neck
Great stuff, when will you have the hose connection back in stock?


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by essextom » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:42 am

In a couple of weeks. Sold the last one yesterday.


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by RussGLAuto » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:01 pm

essextom wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:42 am
In a couple of weeks. Sold the last one yesterday.
OK, just ordered the 40 ltr pipe from you. Let me know when the hose is back in stock and will have one of those too.
Thanks again Tom.


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by essextom » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:11 pm

Thanks buddy, yeah I’ll let you know when I have some more in.


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by essextom » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:00 pm

RussGLAuto wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:01 pm
essextom wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:42 am
In a couple of weeks. Sold the last one yesterday.
OK, just ordered the 40 ltr pipe from you. Let me know when the hose is back in stock and will have one of those too.
Thanks again Tom.
Neck to tank pipes are back in stock mate


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by MikeS0000 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:00 am

Great looking vehicle. Would be proud to have that one!



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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by RussGLAuto » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:22 am

Thank you Mike, taking pride of place in the new garage!


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