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Offline sleag40

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2013, 09:11:28 pm »
Got these back today. MOT tomorrow morning :'(

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2013, 12:52:23 pm »
MOT and tax sorted. Just needed to change the front flexy hoses as they were well tired. Fortunately I had a pair of Goodridge ones lying around from my broken black car so it was a cheap fix! It was my first proper look underneath today and it all seems pretty good under there apart from the selector shaft seal leaking. Brake lines + compensator not corroded and sills spot on. Fuel pump whines quite loudly so I've ordered one in. Finally added to the mileage too!

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2013, 08:06:50 pm »
Changed the oil and filter this afternoon - I reckon its been almost 3 years since it was last done. Not driven a standard G40 since 2006 - I'd forgotten how shit standard brakes were! It took a bit of getting used to. Done more miles in it today than its done in the last 7 years! So far the only things I've found that need attention straight away are the fuel pump and the selector shaft seal - should have these done by weekend.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2013, 09:32:30 pm »
Those wheels look class, wish I kept mine now,
Looking like it's coming along nicely, are you going to keep it original?

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2013, 02:19:49 pm »
Gonna keep it as original as I can! Still want to find out which lights it came with.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2013, 05:30:12 pm »
Made it! Performed faultlessly - I don't know if I should be surprised or not.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2013, 10:07:21 am »
A trip to the VW dealers saw me leave with only one of the many parts I requested but I now have a date of manufacture - 17.06.92. Looks even more like the early style lights will be going back on.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2013, 05:23:40 pm »
Done 500 miles in it now - seems that all is in order. I'll hopefully start tearing it down for a respray in the Spring but for now I've put it to bed for the winter.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2013, 12:05:30 pm »
Small update - scored a NOS genuine front bumper off ebay, some new badges and a set of injector jackets. Christmas came early this year!

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2014, 07:47:27 pm »
Not much progress with this yet - too cold to work on it for long. The next few weeks should see the dash and carpets out to make a start on that poxy battery tray. In the mean time  I've been collecting stuff for the restoration and doing odd jobs that can be done indoors!

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2014, 04:11:49 pm »
Dug it out the other day when it was dry and did another couple of hundred miles. I really enjoy driving it - nice and quiet but still reasonably quick. A lot less frantic than the grey one! Gonna put off making a start on it for a short while to get a bit more use out of it before it comes to bits. Spot the piece of wood holding the battery down due to the bodged clamp in the bodged battery tray breaking!

Offline physicsfool

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2014, 07:23:21 pm »
What has been done to this one?

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2014, 08:27:39 pm »
This one be totally boggo - hence quietness and 4x4 ride height! I intend to keep it that way too, not so many left as nature intended.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2014, 09:37:06 pm »
Agreed, I am keeping mine with a few choice reversible modifications!

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2014, 07:40:39 am »
The plan for Sunday was to get the interior stripped out but due to the fine dry weather it would have been a waste. Spent all day driving polos instead!