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  1. Superb work on reactivating the Wiki. Can’t help but think that this would be best as a subscriber only section ? Creates a reason for paid subscriptions/redirects from social media etc ???
  2. That and the lack of a handbrake sleeve!
  3. I’ve seen this before (can’t remember where). But the chrome GB badges are a give away. 200k Storm. Interested to see where it goes.
  4. Thanks Hasan. Sorry, crossed wires. It’s the bolt head that stops short of screwing all the way into the upper chain cover. Not the plunger end. I didn’t realise that there’s two types of chain tensioner bolt. And judging by it, neither do Heritage. I have their chain “kit” with the later one (although it’s advertised as fitting all Corrados). Whereas my engine is early. I’ve got an original part on the way, so we’ll see if that makes a difference when it turns up.
  5. That’s a good idea as the weight of the door can make removing a bolt/inserting a washer awkward. I tried the washer and it did help lift the door. Sadly I couldn’t test whether it helped stop the leak, as I’d had the windscreen removed the same week. I don’t plan on installing the carpets till I’m certain though.
  6. Yes. Lower tensioner replaced as well. Along with guides and chains.
  7. Really confused. Dizzy VR6. Bought the upgrade (Febi) Mk4 chain/tensioner kit from Heritage. Engine is timed and all the slack is on the tensioner side Can't screw the upper tensioner bolt all the way. Once tightened, it stops about 4mm short. Sods law, the only part I can't find in the garage is the bolt I removed (to compare against). Looking at images on the web, the threads do appear different on the bolts. I've read that some have had to either remove threads from the tensioner bolt (about 4/5mm worth). Or, have removed the "stop" at the thread ends inside the upper chain cover. My head is hurting from all the conflicting info, the internet has to offer. Anyone experienced or have a hot take on this ?
  8. Thought I heard my name mentioned ! In addition to the above sound advice, is there any movement (up/down) in the door ? ( open the door and lift from the lower edge). From what I’ve found, is that the lower hinge wears. Causing the door to drop. Most owners adjust the door pin and think that’s okay. Problem is that over time (and a couple of adjustments) it creates enough of a gap near the a pillar for water to run down the inner seal and well up at the bottom. The seal has a change in moulding shape and this seems to be where water gets in. And over time rots the car from the inside out.
  9. James.

    Door hinge.

    Cheers, There’s a bevel on the lower edge so thought as much. I’ll give that a whirl and see how it goes.
  10. James.

    Door hinge.

    The lower drivers door hinge is baggier than a clowns pocket. Anyone know how to remove/replace the securing pin (couldn’t see anything in Bentley). Would rather replace than going the washer route.
  11. Am I the only one to think that prices are anything but consistent ? Given the amount of hype Storms get, I’ve seen them sit on the “private listing” shelf at sub £10k. Yet auctions seem to be commanding premium results. Three months ago, you could sell any old dog for double money (Furlough/boredom money). This month there’s a dirth of cars hitting the market (paranoia/back down to earth money). Yet the auctions are still pinging off top line results. I’m not complaining, as I’m neither entering or exiting the market. But more like trying to get a handle on values. Discuss...
  12. Nice one Keyo. I’m going to try that (at some point).
  13. Vintage rubber got back in touch with a prompt yet vague reply. I’ve seen the Beetle mod, but not up close. Certainly worth a shot for the 8v at least. Is it a particular model/year ?
  14. Vintage rubber (based in the US) have them listed on their site as "coming soon". I'll shoot them an email and see what they say.
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