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Alive and Vdubbin today

4 Corrado's were in the show and shine area 1x G60 and 3x 16V, not a VR in sight which surprised me

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Didn't take many other photos, which is probably bad but I did like this

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And today, made some changes to the front indicators

Take an old headlamp reflector, from a bora in this case

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cut it up

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drill a hole in your good reflector holy grail headlight and glue the new lamp to it

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which gives you this

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Can still get to it to change

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And looks like this when all back together, click on the pic

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Been away again so not had time to do much on the car but did buy an induction kit from an Audi from a local lad. Some small ammount of cutting and it was made to fit the Corrado so will have a lower intake temp now, not that the temp was that high before, about 5°C above outside temp so will be interesting to see any differences.

 

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Anyway, while I was away I was playing with this, which was nice

 

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Small update, the car has sat in the garage since summer, I took my golf out in the rain the other day then put that back in the garage and left it, that seems to have been a bad idea as the floor was wet around it where the water drained off and has made the garage damp, that has resulted in some mould on the Corrado leather steering wheel 😞

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Its looking quite sad and dusty in there 😞

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on a brighter note, father christmas was kind and bought me some more add ons for my tool boxes

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Its almost full already 

I got a spot in the Corrado club GB calendar

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and these arrived today 🙂 a pair of bad boy classic bb6 wingbacks

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Work starts on making some small improvements this weekend to be ready for summer again 

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Nice new seats and look forward to seeing you progress this year. December spot on the calendar is nice, I got the February spot with my white one though I just see its flaws in my picture (though will be resolved in 2023).

 

   

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Oh my gosh how nice are those seats.... wow. Worth the mould for those bad boys.  You must have been really good for Santa 💪🤣

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More shiny parts arrived today

 

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I didn't have any problems with water temp during our hottest summer on record, but this should be more efficient than the plastic version (45% better claimed) for the step up in power when I map it

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Started working on the problems found whilst driving it over summer, first to tackle was the DTCs found in the DSG for input and output speed sensors

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Stripped the mech from the box and removed the output speed sensor 

I then sent the mech off to be checked out at ecutesting.com for the input speed sensor

Then it went a bit wrong 🤬🤬 The mech was packed in a plastic bag, then in a box with 12mm polystyrene sheets on each side, 90 degree polystyrene corner packing, card board around the speed sensor that sticks out from the main body of the mech, more 90 degree polystyrene across the box to give more strength to the sides to protect the speed sensor, and finally bubble wrap to pack the rest of the space.

All that and DHL managed to break ..... 

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ecu testing have said it needs 2 new solenoids and a new cage, plus the fee for the original repair which has not been confirmed yet.

This has put the cost up to £700 which is a little annoying cos if it had been ok it would have only cost the price for the postage, 

I've told them not to do any more on it and have got another one from a friend to replace it, fingers crossed that is ok 

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Damn that looks a technical piece of kit. Good luck with getting it sorted

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So a DSG mech is back in the gearbox with a new speed sensor for good measure, annoyingly I bought a new speed sensor for £100 from VW then found 4 more in various spares boxes in the garage that are probably fully working 🤦‍♂️

As it seems is gonna the way of my luck this year, the oil had not arrived so that is this weekends job so I can power it and see what happens.

I can then refit most of the front end, except I want to make up some solid ali pipes for the intercooler, but again, my bad luck struck and I am now waiting for the TIG welder I bought to arrive, apparently UK stock of this one ran out so they said it will be an extra 7 days to get one from china.... lol

In the mean time, I will work at lowering the shift leaver which should hopefully just need some spacers 🙂

I want to make the interior look better around the shift leaver, this is what it has now

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But this week I saw this, 

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I know this is from a Frankenstein car worse than mine but it has still made me think it may be possible to work into my design 🙂

Parts bought, watch this space

 

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Great thread Graham! Loving it. Just went back through it all. Keep it going!

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Comments were about the paint, I am still working on that and I'll be the first to admit it still needs work, but he walked up to the front looked at it and then said the paint was sh*t, look at that run, then walked off, had no idea about the rest of the work that went into the car cos he could not see past a run in the paint
My body work has rust spots all over it and needs loads doing. Under the bonnet is going to look great however

Personally I think get it running and driving how you want before you start putting cherries on the top.

I remember my old c always getting ignored at shows because people would rather look at a Lupo on Rotiforms. What made me loose my love of the scene. Thankfully. All the cretins have moved onto Audi's and BMWs and the VW scene is slowly starting to heal back into the great community it once was.

I'm just going to be allot more educated on what meets or shows I attend.

Have you ever been to Bicester heritage!? It's awesome.

I think we should try arrange a meet up there at the next scramble!

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2 hours ago, EJ Taylor said:

Great thread Graham! Loving it. Just went back through it all. Keep it going!
 

Thanks, been alot of twists and turns but getting there 🙂

2 hours ago, EJ Taylor said:


Have you ever been to Bicester heritage!? It's awesome.
 

I have been there, went to a company called KWSP before they moved to Silverstone. 

Great place, so many little garages with craftsman working and some real sweet cars, the Porsche's by the cafe were something else. A meet there is a good idea

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Graham i think you actually like breaking it just so you can fix it again!

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21 hours ago, fla said:

Graham i think you actually like breaking it just so you can fix it again!

there may be some truth to that 🤣

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