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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by RussGLAuto » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:24 am

essextom wrote:
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
Cheers Tom! That was fast, added a bonnet liner set to the order too, the other thing it was missing aside from a radio..


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by essextom » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:51 pm

RussGLAuto wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:24 am
essextom wrote:
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
Cheers Tom! That was fast, added a bonnet liner set to the order too, the other thing it was missing aside from a radio..
Just realised I’ve ran out of jubilee clips for the pipes, ordered some more that should be with me Monday. Thought I had some. So may be delayed slightly.


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by RussGLAuto » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:01 pm

essextom wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:51 pm
RussGLAuto wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:24 am
essextom wrote:
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
Cheers Tom! That was fast, added a bonnet liner set to the order too, the other thing it was missing aside from a radio..
Just realised I’ve ran out of jubilee clips for the pipes, ordered some more that should be with me Monday. Thought I had some. So may be delayed slightly.
No worries, to £$%^%&^&* hot to do anything anyhow!


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by RussGLAuto » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:21 pm

essextom wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:51 pm
RussGLAuto wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:24 am
essextom wrote:
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
Cheers Tom! That was fast, added a bonnet liner set to the order too, the other thing it was missing aside from a radio..
Just realised I’ve ran out of jubilee clips for the pipes, ordered some more that should be with me Monday. Thought I had some. So may be delayed slightly.
Hi Tom,

New fuel pipe fitted and my garage now free of petrol fumes! The old tubing wasn't fuel proof...

Thanks again.

Russ


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by essextom » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:54 am

RussGLAuto wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:21 pm
essextom wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:51 pm
RussGLAuto wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:24 am
essextom wrote:
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
Cheers Tom! That was fast, added a bonnet liner set to the order too, the other thing it was missing aside from a radio..
Just realised I’ve ran out of jubilee clips for the pipes, ordered some more that should be with me Monday. Thought I had some. So may be delayed slightly.
Hi Tom,

New fuel pipe fitted and my garage now free of petrol fumes! The old tubing wasn't fuel proof...

Thanks again.

Russ
not a problem mate.


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by Lukeh17 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:48 pm

Hi,

Lovely car and great to see one in such fantastic original condition, I hope it remains like that ;)



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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by RussGLAuto » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:32 pm

Thanks very much, just had it on a rolling road tune as I was only getting 16 mpg. New webber carb not set up correctly when fitted I'm assuming. Now getting a healthy 32 mpg at the last check and a respectable 58 hp at the wheels which equates to about 72-73 hp at the flywheel. Almost the original 75 it came out with.

Rest assured it will remain as original as possible.


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by RussGLAuto » Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:52 pm

Evening gents & Lady,

I was sifting through box's of old photos this afternoon and came across this shot of my first Scirocco
JGE 600Y in Cosmos Blue, a GL Auto - of course! Sorry for the poor quality, photo of the photo...

Brought back some great memories, if anyone knows where she is please let me know!
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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by GT_II » Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:49 am

When did you part company with the car? The chance of finding it doesn't look that hopeful, though it could yet turn up as a "barn find". The GOV road tax website says the tax ran out at the end of April 2000 and it's not been SORNed, which if the paperwork was completed correctly I think usually means it was scrapped, broken up or exported, but it could theoretically still be in the hands of a motor trader.


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Re: New Member 83 GL Auto

Post by RussGLAuto » Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:57 am

I sold it back to the garage I bought it from c. 1992 or 3 in Leicester. She was in superb condition at the time. Looking at the photo it is interesting (to me anyway) that this early 1982 model year lacks the plastic stone guards on the rear wheel arches... My 1983 model year GL Auto has them.

Apparently the DVLA should have been informed if any car is scrapped, I have checked with them and the last time the car changed hands was 11th November 1996. Not been registered as scrapped, stolen, exported or otherwise. As you say, she was still being MOT'd up until 2000.

She's out there somewhere! I feel like putting a reward out. ***WANTED*** £1000 for starters? Dead or alive... :zombie:


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