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Fancy contributing to the club magazine?

Post by GTXTRA » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:56 pm

OK - to assist Ant in the ongoing production of Skyrocket we would welcome articles on the following.
What we're trying to do is build up a forward schedule of content that allows Ant to plan several issues in advance - Skyrocket will then continue to improve and in turn more people will want to sign up as paid members. You get the drift.

Not all the topics need to be allocated, or even written, immediately - this is more about planning.

See what you can come up with?

ICE/Stereo installs

Explaining ICE?

Detailing -
•Interiors
•engine bays
•paintwork
•wheels


Turning a road car into a race car - serial? different contributors? Edmundator!? MikeH?

Headlamp loom - homebrew?

Replacing a clutch

Fitting a Weber

Removing glass safely

Gear linkages?

Cambelt change

Removing and replacing mk2 wing - Jake offered already

Changing coolant

Replacing radiator

Replacing alternator

Full service

Renewing suspension - Jake has offered a how to fit coilovers guide.

Rebushing rear beam

Patching sills

Replacing rear arches

ALSO - Ant will also be approaching people for features on specific cars so look out for emails/pm's!

And anything you think we have missed?






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Re: Fancy contributing to the club magazine?

Post by walkinginperu » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:38 pm

Could do the cambelt change I reckon, think i'm going to have to do the cylinder head gasket on mine so will be coming off anyway. Shame you didn't send this out 10 days ago, i just did the cambelt weekend before last!



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Post by monzajake » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:42 pm

Hey sean.
Regards to the coilovers all done yesterday, photos taken just got to upload the photos and write the S.A...

Regarding the wing hopefuly at the weekend..


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Post by Boumsong » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:20 pm

I've done just about everything in the list..And am currently track preping the road car..Shame I've never really taken many photos of anything though..I'll see whatr I can do/dig and and see if any of its any use.


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Re: Fancy contributing to the club magazine?

Post by MikeH » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:31 pm

In the next few weeks & months, I'll be having a cage fitted (by Ian Carvell), work done on the suspension, and doing a megasquirt conversion. I'd be happy to do you a write up.

I was going to write up a proper project thread on the forum, but even when I resized my pictures on photobucket, I still couldn't post them, so I gave up.

EDIT: I just found out the sizing issue is fixed - yay!!
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Re: Fancy contributing to the club magazine?

Post by Rusty dan » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:51 pm

cool idea!

Reminds me I need to sign up for membership lol, :blush: bit naughty since its been 3 years or so....


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Re: Fancy contributing to the club magazine?

Post by the edmundator » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:47 pm

I am more than happy to contribute regular articles on the construction of my racer as and when it progresses - not much to write about at present, probably start making progress in the spring/summer when I'll be free every weekend.

As and when I get out on track I can provide race reports etc.


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Re: Fancy contributing to the club magazine?

Post by Island_boy_HSV » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:27 pm

Could probably do the homebrew headlamp loom as I have Just done it but it needs a tidy.



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Re: Fancy contributing to the club magazine?

Post by tinkerbel » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:41 pm

It would be ideal if there were an easy way to upload photos, tried but to no avail :crying:



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Post by GT Matt » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:42 pm

I'm always game to help and put my knowledge to good use.
I'm trying to keep some photo records of all the work I do on my Scirocco's and I'm also quite handy at writing technical instructions :read:


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Re: Fancy contributing to the club magazine?

Post by RoccoGuy » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:34 pm

i'll be doing quite a lot of that stuff to my mk1 over the coming months, although i don't think my workmanship would be up to the sort of standards that you would want and i'm not very good at putting stuff in to words either.


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Re: Fancy contributing to the club magazine?

Post by GTXTRA » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:55 pm

cheers for the replies folks.
important the content comes through, Ant will be in direct touch in due course re schedules/deadlines for next few issues.


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Re: Fancy contributing to the club magazine?

Post by MikeH » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:18 pm

How do you want to work this? I've started posting a project thread (mostly copied from what's already on Club GTI). Do you want something similar for the magazine, or more of a report on the events I've done? I've been taking pictures of the bits and pieces as I go, but they're not brilliant, as they're mostly on my iPhone. Someone who actually has a clue with a camera might get better results.


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Re: Fancy contributing to the club magazine?

Post by the edmundator » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:19 pm

MikeH wrote:Do you want something similar for the magazine, or more of a report on the events I've done?
Personally, I'd be interested to read about either.


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Re: Fancy contributing to the club magazine?

Post by The Autoad » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:26 pm

anything and everything Scirocco related guys, ownership stories, technical, competitive events, shows and meets, rare parts etc etc. Avoid fan-fiction and suchlike, the membership likes to read about real life experiences with these cars.

I will be in touch shortly with the above about articles and PM a few owners about lining up 'feature' cars of all hues.

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