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Re: Front wings

by Cavalier342 ¦ Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:30 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Bodywork and Interior ¦ Topic: Front wings ¦ Replies: 7 ¦ Views: 64

The wings should fit any model, they are all the same design as far as I know. Obviously as long as they are UK spec, not European where they don't have side repeaters. No idea on how good pattern parts are, never had experience with bodywork panels myself.

Andrei.

Re: My 56k 1.8 cavalier L. Phase 1 model.

by Cavalier342 ¦ Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:12 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: My 56k 1.8 cavalier L. Phase 1 model. ¦ Replies: 30 ¦ Views: 283

Anything that's rare, original and in good solid condition will always have good value in my opinion.

Re: My 56k 1.8 cavalier L. Phase 1 model.

by Cavalier342 ¦ Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:40 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: My 56k 1.8 cavalier L. Phase 1 model. ¦ Replies: 30 ¦ Views: 283

That does look very tidy and more importantly original! I miss my old 89 L with the same engine, mine had a manual choke conversion, loved that feature. Good to see these early models still coming to the club, they will only get more and more rare and valuable as time goes.

Re: Lowrider Dave - 1994 GLS (Archer)

by Cavalier342 ¦ Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:05 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Lowrider Dave - 1994 GLS (Archer) ¦ Replies: 228 ¦ Views: 5059

Yep looks good, reminds me of me a few years ago, I'd be removing the front end on my old auto just to clean up the metalwork behind there for fun. Definitely can't beat a good old cleaning/polishing/removing/replacing parts session.

Re: Intermittent Engine Failiure

by Cavalier342 ¦ Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:38 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: ICE and Electrical ¦ Topic: Intermittent Engine Failiure ¦ Replies: 19 ¦ Views: 159

Ah I must have forgotten about any screws or pins, it's been years since I've replaced the ignition switch, I don't know if the fitment varies from model to model, but mine wasn't too difficult to remove. Lack of space to work with is always the issue with these things.

Re: Mikes 2.0 Gls

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:37 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Mikes 2.0 Gls ¦ Replies: 1038 ¦ Views: 12118

Mikebmth wrote:
I am aware that the Cav needs a fair bit of welding doing now



Don't they always :lol:

Re: Tobi's 1994 Vectra CDX 2.0 16V

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:24 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Tobi's 1994 Vectra CDX 2.0 16V ¦ Replies: 7 ¦ Views: 93

Looks like a nice project there mate. It's always interesting to see a Left-Hand drive model, with the rear windscreen wiper on the opposite side.

Sounds like you will have fun with this one.

Andrei.

Re: Found my way back

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:35 pm ¦ Forum: Introduce yourself ¦ Topic: Found my way back ¦ Replies: 4 ¦ Views: 73

Welcome back. I've also recently started being active on here again after not being on for a while.

Re: Mikes 2.0 Gls

by Cavalier342 ¦ Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:41 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Mikes 2.0 Gls ¦ Replies: 1038 ¦ Views: 12118

Was good fun, I do miss it in a way, getting the wrenches and wheel braces out and getting mucky, while sipping a can of scrumpy in the sun.

Job done, and the results seem to be positive. Onto the next adventure..

Re: Congratulations to Andrei!

by Cavalier342 ¦ Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:45 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Congratulations to Andrei! ¦ Replies: 21 ¦ Views: 291

I may as well add to this thread, and yes, I'm still up to my weird old tricks in life. Such as this little project I've been working on. http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m456/Cavalier342/Other%20bits/parts%20002.jpg http://i335.photobucket.com/albums/m456/Cavalier342/Other%20bits/parts%20001.jpg ...

Re: 1990 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.8GL

by Cavalier342 ¦ Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:22 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: 1990 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.8GL ¦ Replies: 25 ¦ Views: 442

No car is totally reliable, doesn't matter about the price tag or manufacturer. A little bit of work goes a long way, a well maintained 20 year old car is more reliable than some new piece of plastic computerized crap that is for sale. The main reason being = new cars haven't had the time to get rel...

Re: Intermittent Engine Failiure

by Cavalier342 ¦ Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:09 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: ICE and Electrical ¦ Topic: Intermittent Engine Failiure ¦ Replies: 19 ¦ Views: 159

Ignition switch doesn't need any expensive tools to replace, you need to remove the steering column cowling, just a few screws, and it's held on by a couple of clips that you have to prise apart to get it off the barrel. From memory, that should be it, as I've swapped one before.

Andrei.

Re: Intermittent Engine Failiure

by Cavalier342 ¦ Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:44 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: ICE and Electrical ¦ Topic: Intermittent Engine Failiure ¦ Replies: 19 ¦ Views: 159

Don't know if this helps but my old c18nz used to cut out very randomly but not often, after replacing the ignition switch the problem disappeared. It happened sometimes if I "blipped" the throttle, tapping the gas pedal very lightly, and letting go, it would hesitate and once every now an...

Re: Changing Steering Arm / tie rod

by Cavalier342 ¦ Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:46 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: Changing Steering Arm / tie rod ¦ Replies: 13 ¦ Views: 93

Quite clever there Alan, how exactly did you manage to do it with iron pieces? Did you fabricate them or were they a part of something?

Re: Changing Steering Arm / tie rod

by Cavalier342 ¦ Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:52 am ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: Changing Steering Arm / tie rod ¦ Replies: 13 ¦ Views: 93

I've changed a pair of ends on my old V6 once. Nearly broke every single bone in my hands and wrists doing so... Not a fun job.

Re: VGV's 1994 C20NE Vectra

by Cavalier342 ¦ Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:13 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: VGV's 1994 C20NE Vectra ¦ Replies: 58 ¦ Views: 1811

Modern plastic definitely has no soul.. Or character. Or a sense of being an actual motorized vehicle. They're all just computers on wheels nowadays and have been since 2000 as far as I'm concerned. Have to say, I like the look of your project here, and yes, that is a nice garage!

Re: Vectra 2.0i 8v GLS

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:37 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Brakes and Suspension ¦ Topic: Vectra 2.0i 8v GLS ¦ Replies: 6 ¦ Views: 51

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Re: Clutch cable

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:25 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: Clutch cable ¦ Replies: 5 ¦ Views: 42

Does it sqeak when you engage the clutch? It could just be the pedal box that needs some oil in the pivot point above the clutch pedal.

Re: Key

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:45 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: ICE and Electrical ¦ Topic: Key ¦ Replies: 6 ¦ Views: 62

I miss that feature on my key for the 1989 L spec I had, it's those little touches that you just don't see nowadays. Really nostalgic. I still have the key with the bulb in it but it's busted, never got round to finding a replacement bulb.

Re: 10th anniversary meet

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:31 pm ¦ Forum: Events, Meets, Gatherings and Parties ¦ Topic: 10th anniversary meet ¦ Replies: 12 ¦ Views: 132

Thanks, haven't been on here in a while, but couldn't stay away forever.

Re: Pictures of my 2 Cavaliers at last

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:29 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Pictures of my 2 Cavaliers at last ¦ Replies: 24 ¦ Views: 174

Both look very nice mate, especially the early model.

Re: Engine oil.

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:47 am ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: Engine oil. ¦ Replies: 4 ¦ Views: 42

From memory, yes, it will be the same screw-on type canister filter.

Re: Vauxhall-Opel sold by GM to Peugeot-Citroen

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:41 am ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Vauxhall-Opel sold by GM to Peugeot-Citroen ¦ Replies: 9 ¦ Views: 123

The new Peugeot Insignia, coming to your local dealership very soon on 0% finance!

Re: Two Cavaliers spotted.

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:22 am ¦ Forum: Spotted ¦ Topic: Two Cavaliers spotted. ¦ Replies: 8 ¦ Views: 131

They definitely are getting very rare now, only seen a few different ones in my area the last couple of years or so. Usually tatty looking with some old geizer driving.

Re: 10th anniversary meet

by Cavalier342 ¦ Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:17 am ¦ Forum: Events, Meets, Gatherings and Parties ¦ Topic: 10th anniversary meet ¦ Replies: 12 ¦ Views: 132

10 years, seems like an eternity, yet it flies by before we realize it. I think the occasion deserves something special. I'm not driving at the moment, but if I still had a cav, I would be up for it.