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Posts posted by g0ldf1ng3r

  1. 22 hours ago, Dox said:

    Worn roller cause the window to rattle - especially when closing the door window part way down.

    Passenger side won't be as worn, you could switch them around

    good thinking dox 

    i know i brought 2 sets that is the annoying thing - i might have a search through the group buys to check who did the run of them previously

    if i can get the 3D printer file i might be able to get some done somewhere

  2. 12 hours ago, fla said:

    This one again.  D/S window is very slow when it goes up.  Unscrewed the glass and checked the operation of the regulator.  Nice and smooth (i greased the motor etc a few years back).  The glass itself doesnt seem to move smoothly though.  Tried moving it up and down by hand and if definitely seems to bind on the lock side of the door.  And when connected there is some kind of click as it moves from fully down to about 1/3 the way up.  Is there any way to remove the glass without taking the regulator out?  Also, any ideas as to what it could be binding on?  The yellow plastic cable guide at the top basically touches the glass and i cant seem to move it away.  Tried using a piece of felt there but that came off after a few runs.  

    Welcome any suggestions.  Thanks

    interesting this as the D/S does very similar in the 16v

    i know i brought a couple of sets of window rollers in the group buy years ago but ive not been able to find them

  3. afternoon all

    good news!

    having received another pm about looms we are up to 4 people so ive contacted Zak & he is happy to do another run.

    as per previous runs, he works offshore & sometimes for long periods so they will be done as soon as time & work allows.

    similar to the previous buys we will set a minimum quantity, once that is hit we will ask people for deposits & then final balance will be due once they are made & ready to ship

    could i please politely request that people only put their name down if they are certain they want a loom & are happy with the terms - unfortunately on the last run we had a couple of people who put their name down but then did not reply to any contact messages

    i will start to form a list once we have a bit more interest

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  4. 52 minutes ago, oneohtwo said:

    Think I may be in a similar position to you, seem to have plenty of moisture in the car at the moment. No big puddles fortunately, but there's always a lot of condensation on the interior of the windscreen and rear window. So much so it had frozen in drips the other day. 

    My hunch is that it is the sunroof as it can't be vast quantities of moisture getting in because the carpets aren't soaked (although they do feel a bit damp), but I suppose I will have to start getting trim off.

    Have you fixed the issue on yours?

    hi m8

    do you have any dehumidifiers in there?

    before i sold the 16v a few weeks ago i was having to wipe drips off the rear & front windscreen even with 2 dehumidifiers in there - as such it could just be heavy condensation rather water ingress

    the 16v is water tight too as id checked sunroof drains & also reskinned the door membranes

  5. ive just checked with my m8 who sold them - they went for £1k last year so yeah i would agree that they are over priced

    out of interest, what kind of size spacers or bolt on adaptors would you use to get the size & offset to fit?

    ive got some 16" modena's in a 7j +41 & 8j +51 & need to figure out how to get them to fit

  6. 14 hours ago, ABV-VR6 said:

    Well, about 5 weeks ago I contacted HiSpec and since, I sent 4 emails and none of them have been replied. I even emailed the chap Shaun dealt with twice. Holidays have been over for a while now. I don't understand why a company would not reply to a customer who wants to buy their products? Anyway, thank you for suggesting I was definitely interested but now I guess it will be time to find an alternative... 


    im the same - i emailed them at the start of the Jan about some for the mini & still no reply

    i did speak to the receptionist or whoever it was & she said there was a wait of about 2 weeks for email enquiries - im not sure why they take so long but im going to call them again this week.

    they were certainly not like this when i brought the calipers for the VR6 & i am sharing the disappointment

  7. 34 minutes ago, Keyo said:

    Right Ive got quite a lot of corrado parts left - I just need to split the mk2 parts from the corrado parts. Im keeping my storage  boxes as paid quite a lot for them. So boxes will be tipped into your van or a good sized  boot . 

    A van would be preferable for collection. 

    Based in Sutton Coldfield. 


    Who wants it all free . 


    First to say on post gets it - no shipping its collection only and you take the whole lot not pick and choose. 





    do you think i would get it all in to a golf estate m8?

  8. 18 minutes ago, G60MAT said:


    Thanks, no worries.

    ive checked old posts on my build thread & the signatures have gone from the old ones as well

    maybe it was a feature we couldnt carry over when the site went to the newer version & different servers, similar to how we lost old pics etc

  9. 6 minutes ago, G60MAT said:


    Thanks, yes strange to be back! 😆

    Yeah really pleased with it, better than I expected, needs a full service soon, then should run really sweet!

    Yes still own Trimsport (10 years this year) No plans to do the carbon again, it was a nightmare last time and think we barely broke even. Best bet is James at SpoonFedTuning in the USA, I was out with him in California last year, so can help if needed.


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    sounds good, i hope it goes as planned

    thanks, i understand the carbon hadnt gone as expect.

    i was lucky enough to grab an LWS design carbon bonnet which had never been fitted but i know they went through similar issues

    hmmm spoonfed - ok thanks - i have a niggle that they dont like shipping to the UK though.  im pretty sure that company name has been floated around on here a fair few times.  i may be wrong but i also dont want to say anything derogatory if he is a friend of yours

  10. i will get some pics done when i fit the new intercooler - i might even do a little video as though it is not one of those horrible crackle maps the Miltek doesnt half pop & bang on throttle lift off 😄

    ahhh so it is your VR from which i had a little mapping envy lol 

    to explain, i recall seeing your mods & final stealth map gains & was a little jealous id not been able to have the SS exhaust on mine prior to remap, mine made just shy of 210bhp & 209ft/lb & i still think about a new stealth map to see if i could get the 220bhp you got now it is on

    good stats to know about the VSR & 263 comparison.  im at the point now where the only other thing i may possibly like would be a VSR but they are way too strong money for me - ive never really been that big a fan of the recaro front seats if im honest

    nice to see yours on the rollers!

    & thanks for the console info

  11. thanks matt

    when i brought the 16v for the 1st time about 22 years ago it was the Kamei kit on it which made it more attractive than other corrado's on the market at the time

    as such i jumped at the chance for a kit for the VR6 when i spotted similar on a for sale ad, a chance email later & a deal was done - IMO it really does bring out the best in the lines of the car design

    ive never seen or heard of that adapter plate.  i have seen some pics of the early facia i have gotten hold of but ive no fitting instructions & not quite sure how the facia is meant to hold in place.  plus it has small tabs on the underside which will need removing at a guess.  i have put the install of it to the back of the queue as i need to prioritise the new Cat1 for the agreed valuation

    i do indeed love the 263's & other bits!  plus the remap that vince at Stealth did is night & day difference to the OE map, feels a lot more responsive & linear power application.  it was a pity i hadnt gotten the longlife SS fitted prior to mapping but hey ho.  did you get yours mapped after the cams were put in?

    you are right corrado's (and other cars) can become frustrating BUT even after nearly 23 years driving one it is the only car i look back at every single time i get out of it.  there is also the benefit that with them being older cars we can actually work on them ourselves

    hmmm maybe you should keep the mk3 then, taking into account all the factors you mentioned. we both know that kind of level of work is both timely & costly.  I am hopeful that my dad & i this year may start down the journey of getting his 911 back on the road after many years & i imagine that will need running gear etc as well as an engine refresh.

    m8! the R53 has to be some of the best, most fun 2 grand ive ever spent!  it was heavily modded when i brought it & was also well spec'd from factory with Aero kit etc. 

    ive stripped the back to metal & wires & seeing as i never listen to the stereo in it im going to strip all the HK amps & speakers etc out as well.  if i can get it to a tonne it has some mega power to weight ratio.  my best friend has also said that when her current bucket seats hit their track expiry date i can have them so their will be a fair weight coming out there & hopefully only a rear bar going in for the harnesses

    i will drop a few pics on here but she does looks used & abused as im lazy with it & dont clean very often, she my ASBO bitch & she loves it ha ha ha!!

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