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Project Storm in Cosmos Blue

Post by SciRossco » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:42 pm

Well I may have bitten off than I can chew! but it is a storm so its worth a shot of restoring, going to take some time and perseverance but will hopefully bring it back to its former glory....

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It starts and drives but didn't want to take the chance of driving it back from Glasgow so towed it with the old astra diesel

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Checked the vin and engine codes and all matches up so its a genuine storm but it does have a dark history although no insurance write offs on file and checked body with magnet only a small amount of filler on o/s wing

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Body has had a respray and chassis is rust free even the filler neck and axle so no issues there

As for the mechanical side I may need to overhaul the engine, possible oil scraper rings and bearing shells or worse....

Electrical side is going to be a nightmare the oil light comes on randomly with buzzer and someone instead of fixing the problem has just thrown in an oil pressure gauge could be a dash issue or a sensor but the mfa works so hopefully just be a broken wire somewhere, electric windows don't work etc etc....so at least i know what im doing for the next few years ;)


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Re: Project Storm in Cosmos Blue

Post by mark1gls » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:51 pm

Ohhhh another blue storm has appeared on here, not sure what is going on with the Home made looking "Storm" badge on the bot lid?
Engines are easy to get parts for as they are used in alot of cars.
Oil buzzer coming on could just be a faulty sensor or if it is an oil pump they are cheap to buy and an easy fix.
The oil pressure buzzer only work when the revs are above 2000rpm, the sensor is the one just above the oil filter, buy a genuine VW as after market ones are not always very good, I believe it should be a white coloured senor, you can still get them from a VW dealer.


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Re: Project Storm in Cosmos Blue

Post by scrappy1382 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:02 am

was this advertised on the car and classic site ??? fair play to you buying it and not some young chav that doesnt have a clue.... nice to see another saved and in good hands.


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Re: Project Storm in Cosmos Blue

Post by SciRossco » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:24 am

Yeh it was the one on car and classic, funny because I was just having a quick look for a car for my girlfriends dad and came across it and thought for the sake of 50 miles it was worth a look, couldn't resist buying it for half price tho lol ;) But its going to have to sit for a while I have enough things to do just now and I can see me firing tons of money into it but hopefully get it there eventually!


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Re: Project Storm in Cosmos Blue

Post by scrappy1382 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:22 pm

look forward to the seeing the work you put into it.... half price!!! bonus factor


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Re: Project Storm in Cosmos Blue

Post by the edmundator » Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:26 pm

mark1gls wrote:Ohhhh another blue storm has appeared on here, not sure what is going on with the Home made looking "Storm" badge on the bot lid
It's had a replacement boot lid at some point, there were no badges on Storm boot lids, only the decals on the section above the bumper.


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Re: Project Storm in Cosmos Blue

Post by SciRossco » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:34 am

I was just about to ask that after having had a look through Google images and not seeing any badges and that comment about the storm badge being home made loI I wonder what someone was thinking to do that bit weird well they will be getting removed anyway it's had 11 owners so I'm sure I'll find plenty more mistakes when I start stripping it down


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Re: Project Storm in Cosmos Blue

Post by ThomasD » Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:10 pm

Excellent! Glad to see this one went to a good home!!

Here is a thread that was posted here in 2011 about the problem the owner of your car was having with the oil pressure light:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=9210&p=66155#p66155

if you search by the author's name (johnsm) you can find a few other posts he made as well.

I know he advertised the car on here for sale in 2013, but I can't seem to find that thread anymore - for some reason some threads seem to disappear. I'll keep looking in case it has any useful info for you.

Enjoy your new Storm!!
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Re: Project Storm in Cosmos Blue

Post by SciRossco » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:38 pm

Just been speaking to the guy I bought it from he bought it from a guy called John Smart but never said much about the issues he has raised here! Im happy to find out that to the best of my knowledge it wasnt clocked based on dvla mot history just a new binnacle fitted but the engine is most likely needing bearing shells and piston rings or a replacement dx lol cheers for looking into it tho quite interesting posts the guy obviously tried to fix it then gave up!! got a possibility of montreal alloys so keeping it original is my goal ;)


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Re: Project Storm in Cosmos Blue

Post by BlackGTX » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:35 pm

I got a spare dx



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Re: Project Storm in Cosmos Blue

Post by SciRossco » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:52 pm

Where do you stay? There's a guy I've been speaking to in Glasgow that has one as well prob be easier just changing the whole block over lol


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Re: Project Storm in Cosmos Blue

Post by mark1gls » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:19 pm

Lots of DX engines about as they also fitted them to Mk1 Golf cabriolet and there is loads of them still about.


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Re: Project Storm in Cosmos Blue

Post by steve bain » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:51 pm

And a nice set of Renault wheels! Just sold a set of those. Nice looking wheels


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Re: Project Storm in Cosmos Blue

Post by SciRossco » Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:43 am

Can't believe I've been sitting on this for 5 years now, ah well it's been garaged so saves adding milage to it. Defo going to do it this summer šŸ˜ƒ


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