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  1. Car numbers may well be declining but enthusiast numbers will be increasing or a higher proportion of owners being enthusiast status vs normal 'i bought it for 500 quid and will run it into the ground' owners. Either way it's worth considering since like everything in life there are pros and cons. Most use Facebook for parts or the known decent individuals ( not sure Higgins is in that camp tbh if its the same Higgins I have dealt with twice selling rusty crap for mega prices). Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  2. Fair enough, I wouldn't mind if it meant others on the forum could get parts. Paid members would benefit either way rather than subsidise. Doesn't really affect the other areas where us lot reside - besides increased footfall may generate new members. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  3. Exactly that. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  4. Also so what if breakers list - half thr battle of owning a corrado is sourcing parts. Why not capitalise and work with breakers for member discounts to promote new members joining the forum on a paid membership basis. If you just want to chew the fat and chat most end up on Facebook so there needs to be something to draw new members over to this platform. To be fair new subscribers are not forthcoming to the forum so something needs to attract the new generation. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  5. I agree - cars and parts for sale should be open to all. It means we can compete with Facebook in that regard or at the very least have items listed for sale on the forum. There are only about 12 active members and there is only so much gear they have to sell so somewhat limiting the way it is today. Certainly very limiting to members who don't use Facebook anyway.... Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  6. I like their products too - I have their Autowiz wheel clearer and use their hydrate 80 rust converter and the Gel stuff - all great products. I've not tried anything else but will make a point to try when I run out of other products.
  7. haha that is good news on the Stage 4. Lighter than a VR too and no doubt will handle or at least feel more nimble up front too. Shame they whine like a nagging wife 😄
  8. Looking nice. What's the brakeline you went for - is it a braided version? I need a couple of the same fo mine. Does it join all the back at the hard line?
  9. What are you guys using for the cleaning process? I've use a steam cleaner but not too much around the drain holes as don't want too much moisture in places it shouldn't go. Wondering if there is an "easier" way.
  10. Looks great. Where do you get this done and assume you need to drop off in person?
  11. ahh Gravitex is good - I found with either a brush or the air compressor & schultz I was able to get something that resembled factory. I use epoxy primer on the area before applying gravitex if it was a repair. If I had not given my car the dinitrol 4941 treatment prior to making some repairs I would have painted the gravitex to the factory colour I think but instead I carried on with the dinitrol over the top as an extra layer of waterproofing protection. It does mean my white car is now black underneath but I haven't gone really thick with it so you can still see all the joins under there. I've also not put it on the rear beam or subframe although you could do but just thought it might look a bit tacky. I'm giving Lanoguard a try this year as annual top of top product - it's clear in colour.
  12. What Dinitrol products are you using? I used Dinitrol 4941 in black under mine with a layer of wax (3351 i think it is) as primer layer. I did it with an aircompressor with their schultz cans. I didn't realise they had a stonechip factory style product. I used Gravitex as the stonechip layer on mine with the air compressor but it isn't rubberised.
  13. Hi mate, I'm interested in Power Steering Pump Bracket (if no cracks on the mounting points assume not!) 280mm Brembo Max Discs and G60 Brembo Pads I'll PM ya Matt
  14. MJA


    They are doing ET23 and ET38 - possibly an adapter option to enable 5 stud?
  15. Looking good Ben 🙂. However like you I have only done about 100 miles on the car since fitting. I only went for my tyre choice because it was recommended by my local garage. I think your Dunlops are a better tyre and disappointly mine don't have a rim protector.
  16. I am sure the owner of that £25k will be sorely disappointed with their purchase once it turns up, not only have they paid way over normal money in todays climate becuase i suspect they looked at the odo and closed their eyes at everything else_ + £1200-1400 to source the original interior and plastics + £120 for creams carpets +£250 for headlining retrim +£500 to find the original wheels and new tyres in refurbed condition +£2000 of bodywork on what I can see alone +£1500 in mechanical items such as bushes, brake lines and whatever else needs refreshing on a seldom used 25 year old car (couldn't see in the history anything of the sort had been done) OK the interior items I listed above aren't strictly necessary but the whole point of a low mileage special edition being valuable is that it is original.
  17. Good work. I bought some Hekos over the summer but am yet to fit - easy job?
  18. lol I think the latest vw has tested my wife's patience Today I have mostly been tinkering. I am awaiting bits for a cooling system refresh of the mk2 so have taken off the OZ futura (will be selling), raised the coilovers (ugh give me a fixed set of matched shock a springs I cannot be bothtered with all this winding and measuring) and discovered the engine is a 2.0 16v ABF bottom and top end. Suprised at the top end as thought the k jet injectors didn't fit the head. Either way it should make for a fun car - I like oem plus so this is well within my envelope. Car is good with wheels off. I can see the sills have had some love or are very good. The jack points have been repaired but are still in primer so need proper protection. There is a patch in the drivers front arch on the turret seam that i think will need me to get the welder out. I am also going to drop the subframe (it also looks new along with the wishbones) as there is flaky underseal that I have picked away and it would benefit from a wire heel, hyrdrate 80 and proper protection. I plan to give a proper strip down of arches etc next year once mk3 is out of the garage. For now I will just get it as best as I can without it being off the road of long periods. I liked this pic of the 2 16vs (mk3 needs to exit garage and get it's paint after a few running gear improvements). If you're reading an fancy some 5x100 OZ Futura's in great condition do give me a shout. Loads of pics available and to me they look recently refurbed and have done some road miles. Tyres are close to new. I am going to be listing them for sale tomorrow.
  19. I hardly use them so they stay clean ish 😄 In reality i only have 2 on the road - the mk3 is in my garage up on axle stands. 3 is too many 2 is enough i think but I don't have much will power....
  20. MOT passed for White Corrado. The brakes passed the chaps own testing equipment but failed intially by 1% on the DVSA results - he took it for a spin and passed afterward. I think the squeek squeek I hear when driving is not a wheel bearing but calipers that are tired and need refurbishing so that is the winter job as he said bearing were fine. It was a great garage though - Melbourn Auto Services - recently opened. Clean workshop facilities, helpful and friendly guys that own it and they had some classics in their social media so thought I would give them a try. They also have a laser alignment machine that a lot of small garages don't have and they have decent parking. I know some people are on the Cambridge / Herts area here so they are well worth a try as a classics friendly garage.
  21. haha kind words - that ship was sailing so am glad I got one 😄 Winter projects for the Corrado are new wheel bearings on the front and fettle the front end. I haven't quite got the wings lined up right I don't think.
  22. More changes with cars in my household. First up are the repairs on the mk3 are in full swing. I have completed the passenger side sill arch lower arch repairs myself but got a pro in to do the drivers side as it was bit more complicated and it was a tad close to the fuel tank. Some nice old MOT patches of new metal over old rust have been fixed. Sadly the arch repair as gone beyond the GTI trim so will need the 3/4 painting probs. The car needs the bonnet, roof and a couple of wings doing too so all totting up. Corrado is just as it usually is - nice - needs MOT soon And I was looking around for a G60 but man maths on this mk2 16v meant I had to have it. It does look really special on those wheels but I will be going back to something more OEM and their value will help me get straight again as I did jump on it thinking the boat had sailed without me on the mk2 16vs.
  23. ha - I bet they will be having a disaster recovery review after this event. Just goes to show you can never be too big to learn.
  24. Yeah I didn't really understand the problem - was it just a case of someone plugging their charger in to the server port 😄
  25. 30 mins out right now - how people must be loosing their minds. At least we have the forum to continue our car content 😄
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