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Re: Mk1 Redroc

Post by The Autoad » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:37 pm

Since then, the car has been to the Classic Car Show 2008 in November at the NEC (Ed has some ace pics somewhere) and an appearance at Ultimate Dubs 2009 at the beginning of March

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Full spec as the car is now:

Engine and related:
TSR 2.1 8-valve with 270 degree cam, larger valves, reground crank, Audi throttle body, new pumps and belts
Ported and polished inlet and exhaust manifolds
2.5" exhaust from downpipe back, 80mm tailpipe (a little loud for me!)
020 gearbox with lsd
new fuel tank, pump, acumulator, braided fuel lines, motorsport filter
1984 Mk2 GTi wiring looms

Brakes:
New hardlines, braided flexy hoses
9" servo and 22mm master cylinder
Autocavan brake linkage
Standard 239mm discs (for now)
Rear discs

Body:
Full repsray in original Indiana Red
Detrimmed and debadged
Rear wash/wipe deleted
All brightwork powdercoated black
Series 1 bumpers powdercoated black
base model Euro headlamps and grille
Custom made clear indicators
Series 1 rear lamps
Storm front splitter
Series 1 door mirror
14" Watanabe 2-piece split rims

Interior
GLi carpets and door cards
1982 Mk2 Gti front and rear seats
Mk1 Golf CL dash
1984 Mk2 GTi clocks
Custom black headlining

more to come...


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Re: Mk1 Redroc

Post by the edmundator » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:31 pm

The Autoad wrote:Since then, the car has been to the Classic Car Show 2008 in November at the NEC (Ed has some ace pics somewhere)
Do you mean me? These ones, if that's the case:

I could try to have a play with the colours as the lighting there made the paint appear rather orange.

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Re: Mk1 Redroc

Post by The Autoad » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:40 pm

yes they are thephotos I was warbling about. Brilliant, thanks Ed


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Re: Mk1 Redroc

Post by The Autoad » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:28 pm

Long overdue update needed here.

New boots at the close of the Summer 2009, just in time for the London Volksfest Show and then an appearance at the NEC during December 2009 with the quad lamps back in with amber indicators.

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Compomotive TH with 195/45/15 tyres.

Then a hibernation over winter where other projects took over such as the Mk1 Storm, Emma's GLS and 'XTRA's mk1 GTI.


So I get the car prepped during February 2010 for Ultimate Dubs and the gearbox finally played silly buggers with me. There was a suspicion that it was on the way out as 5th was getting increasingly hard to find, despite adjustments to the linkage. So out it came and a good replacment that i had in stock went in.

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I also took the opportunity here to downsize the exhaust to a Jetex mild steel 2". The 2.5" was just too loud for me, I must be getting old. So the downpipe was replaced with a brand new stock mk1 GTI item and the 2" exhaust ordered from C&R and duly fitted. Much quieter and I think a nicer exhaust note.
Glad to report that all is well and with the replacement box and new exhaust I fell back in love with the car.

Ultimate Dubs 2010 rolls around in early March, and this happens:
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The mk1 Rocco curse of UD struck, and it was mine and Emma's turn. :shocking: Once again, a huge thanks to all who made sure that we were ok and asked after us, we really were and remain very grateful :beers: Needless to say, despite that, we had a great time anyway and i went home with the car on a flatbed truck while Em went in style in Tony's GL. :hi:

The glass was a real pain to get rid of from inside the car and i ended stripping down everything to get rid of the stuff. If anybody would like to restore the screen I have all the parts you need
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But i've lost the instructions, sorry.

I looked around and managed to get a brand new screen after trying lots of different companies. I took the liberty of ordering trimless seals to go with my deleted brightwork look and am happy with them, though they took a bit of getting used to, i'm so used to seeing a strip in the middle!

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The new genuine seals that were on the car will be saved for the GLS now.

And finally after pontificating about it for ages i finally hit the books and deciphered the wiring diagrams to restore the original dash and clocks back to the car. I had never really been happy with the Mk1 Golf dash, kind of always veiwing it as a necessary evil because of the mk2 looms, so i got busy with the soldering iron over the Easter break and retrofitted the early clocks and switches to the mk2 loom.

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And refitted the dash.
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Everything needs a damn good clean now.


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Re: Mk1 Redroc

Post by GTXTRA » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:09 am

red roc rocks.

that is all.


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Re: Mk1 Redroc

Post by markh » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:40 am

Top work as usual Ant, i love that car !!! :chill:


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Re: Mk1 Redroc

Post by shavhead » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:27 am

the original dashboard looks much better



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Re: Mk1 Redroc

Post by filmidget » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:37 am

Pah! While the original definitely looks better, he actually wussed out fitting that IMO :chortle:


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Re: Mk1 Redroc

Post by richieA » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:54 am

glad you got the screen sorted, and you were both okay, it would have been too easy to have lost it at motorway speeds with that happening!! New dash is looking class!


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