I say take it now sod those people who don’t think it’s a classic, just say it’s retro ;) I know someone that takes there MK3 to classic car shows ok it’s a 1993 L reg but like I say when is the last one you see on the road? My 1995 N reg still gets attention when I was out and about in it not as m...
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Only 2900? That's a lot less than I thought.
I think you can take it, I don't know how old yours is, but the pre-facelift models are considered to be more "classic" than facelift, especially if completely original inside and out.
James McGrath wrote:For the aerial I actually don't use any lubricant. Just keep it clean and free of gunk.
You've got to keep it lubed James, otherwise it might not go up properly
I've always used 3-in-1 oil, don't really know if a dry lubricant would be any good or not personally.
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2 litre auto? Sounds good, my sort of combination for a comfortable drive. Sounds interesting about it being the only one "in the village", there must be one or two lurking around somewhere, either in a shed or in someone's private workshop.
Very simple, just use a thin flatblade screwdriver and pry it out carefully from either end, it simply pops out. The connector on the bottom of the switch won't move very far as the wiring loom is tight, but you should be able to un-plug it without too much difficulty.
It's totally normal for the aerials to make a series of knocks when travelling, but it's well worth keeping the aerial mast clean and oiled up, gives much less problems down the line. I used to clean my electric aerial masts every other day, they pick up a lot of dust and grit when driving around an...
Good to hear that you're planning to keep it as original as possible, that in itself is value! Mods and addons just ruin it for the future collectors.
I hope you have a well spaced garage or some facility where you have enough room to work with a roof overhead. A full restoration would usually mean keeping/cleaning/repairing as many original parts as possible and replacing unusable original parts with identical or close to identical replacement pa...
As above, lower them until they stop by holding the button down, you will hear the regulator click off, then raise them all the way by holding the button, you will hear the regulator click again. Done, you should have one-touch enabled again.
Lol the driver of the Thunderbird must have just swung her in there while sipping a beer and munching down a 1 lb hamburger. Amazing. Nice one Robsey.
Welcome to the forum. Usually folks tend to to it the other way around, although the Isuzu 1.7td engines are supposedly well proven and tough as nails, not sure how easy it would be to find a good engine nowadays, as most Cavaliers have petrol engines nowadays. There are members here who know exactl...
Addition to my post: As you have a saloon you can also use a wiper switch from a hatchback model. Then you can use a washer pump from a hatch with two outlet and fit the hose of the headlight washer to the second outlet. Signal for headlight wipers and soleniod (the solenoid is obsolete then) is so...
The smell will go eventually as WD-40 dries off, if you can remove the fan unit from under the scuttle panel or ask someone to do it, and spin the fan by hand to see how easy it is to spin, if it feels a bit tight to move and stops almost immediately after letting go then the bearings are dry. Oil w...
blaine wrote:Cavalier342 wrote:Looks very tidy, I've never seen those hub caps before, must be a rare set!
Honestly wouldn't know.
They are coming off shortly as I have a set of alloy wheels to go on
James McGrath will have those from you, guaranteed.
I always heard that the 8 valvers have more poke and torque at the lower end which make them more favourable in acceleration. I've never owned a 16v personally so cannot comment on them but I've been in manual 8 valvers and they definitely have torque.
As it's a rare colour, I personally would simply restore it and take it to shows. It's not the prettiest colour on the Cavalier palette, but it's rare, and that does make it interesting. With regards to tuning, apart from brakes, tires and suspension, there isn't much point spending cash unless you ...
Well for one, I would expect a strong smell of WD-40 through the vents which isn't the nicest smell you could have, and also as it's a water dispersant, it dries up pretty quickly, resulting in wasted effort as a long term lubricant. You may have to get a new thermal fuse for it, or if you can find ...
Hello and welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your new purchase, what's your plans for it? Restoration, few tidy mods?
Enjoy the forum and take a look around, and start a project thread if desired.