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    '85 na esprit, '69 europa , '73 spitfire
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    near hook of holland

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  1. I'll call you crazy, not for the chassis on top but for the use of a GS break to do that! lol
  2. digging in some old pictures I found one of how it all began.... (many moons ago LOL) Richard from Banks Europa Service advised me not to go faster than 50mph but found out 80mph was a nice speed. I traveled at night to avoid heavy traffic, channel tunnel was quiet 5 in the morning and I arived around sunrise in French. still remember that look in the eyes of a ferrari owner hitting full on the brakes just to have a look what that was on top of my little astra. best trip ever!
  3. I am going to make a new one anyway, the rust does not look good and bonding it in sounds like a good plan to me. makes for a better joint between the steel and grp then just the rivets. thanks, Rick
  4. no, I can't see it to add any stiffness as well but I am really wondering what the function is. can't believe it does't do anything at al.
  5. long small steel strip underneath the front lid, it is rusting away and I want to replace it with some new steel, is it there to help keep the lid curved? or can I remove it witout a problem and replace with a new one? thanks, Rick
  6. I seem to remember (from a long time ago) there is an maintenance/ overhaul file how to repair them, I am looking for it myself as I need to do work on them as well
  7. no luck today, did as I was told to do but no movement... full with wd40, will see tomorrow.
  8. thank you guys, new attempt tomorrow. I bought the car in 2011 in London, from a chap that owned it 1 year, I used it for a few weeks as too many things were wrong (brakes and steering) and my banks 62 needed al my time, a year later on a trip for work in the UK I met another former owner, he told me he had a nice surprice for me so when I showed up at his house he had the original sunroof bag and original wind deflctor. boy was I happy. btw I am thinking of making an grp mould from the sunroof so I can make an grp panel incase I break the glass (just to be safe)
  9. s3 my85, I have never removed the sunroof, can anybody tell me how to? I can move the pin 2-3 mm sideways and I presume there is a locking mechanism? but because there is no movement in the "blue" part I am not sure. thanks, rick
  10. my engine has not run in 7 years so I am going to pre-oil first, thanks for the tip to use the oil pressure switch as I was thinking to make an adaptor to the oil filter but this wil work as well , I am going to fil up an big air cylinder and put compressed air on the other side so oil will be forced under light pressure into the engine.
  11. my '85 s3 is in pieces right now, I've installed an corsa D colum/motor. it's just for slow speed (first/reverse) so I'll make an on/off swith on the first and revers gear stick position.
  12. will the HTD belt help in the jumping belt problem as well? or is this a tensioner only problem, I have seen an conversion kit to go from a spring loaded (auto adjuster) to a fixed tensioner?
  13. does it make any sense to replace my trapezoid pulleys on my 912 engine with HTD pulleys? I am in need for a belt change and I have the htd pulleys so if, then now is the best time for me to do it but only if it makes sense. thanks, Rick
  14. I used a big flat washer with a small hole (8mm) droped the rubber bush into some warm water, greased it up and used a long bolt to drag it through. don't use a too big a bolt (diameter) as the rubber expands inwards (using an m12 bolt will not leave room for the rubber, I used an m8 bolt and it was a walk in the park. good luck!
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