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Re: Lowering springs /ride height

by humbucker ¦ Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:34 am ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Lowering springs /ride height ¦ Replies: 10 ¦ Views: 86

Eibach Pro-Kit springs are the way to go. Top quality product, should deliver a sensible 35mm drop.

Re: Leather seats.

by humbucker ¦ Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:24 am ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Leather seats. ¦ Replies: 14 ¦ Views: 98

In fact, I do know of a set going for £350. I was only after the front seats, so couldn't really justify the price. Speak to CEMEX (Hayden Rees).

Re: Leather seats.

by humbucker ¦ Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:23 am ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Leather seats. ¦ Replies: 14 ¦ Views: 98

Diplomat seats are a different design to the Turbo seats, the latter having an extended base cushion, deeper bolsters etc. You wouldn't be able to fit the covers from one to the other, and the rear bench on a Turbo is a different design to non-Turbos. The only option you have is to hold tight for a ...

Re: Leather seats.

by humbucker ¦ Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:03 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Leather seats. ¦ Replies: 14 ¦ Views: 98

I have off-yellow dials in one of mine. Go figure!

Re: Leather seats.

by humbucker ¦ Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:04 am ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Leather seats. ¦ Replies: 14 ¦ Views: 98

The Cavalier Turbo didn't come with white dials. These are aftermarket inserts supplied by Lockwood et al. The white oil and pressure gauge dials that many fit were only standard equipment on Calibra Turbos (and I think late Calibra SE9s).

Re: MY CAV 4x4

by humbucker ¦ Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:23 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: MY CAV 4x4 ¦ Replies: 135 ¦ Views: 5757

Superb (as always)!

Re: Dash Pod to mount a colour display.

by humbucker ¦ Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:26 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Bodywork and Interior ¦ Topic: Dash Pod to mount a colour display. ¦ Replies: 2 ¦ Views: 87

Mk4 Astra dash display pod merged into Cav dash?

Re: Turbo Center caps!

by humbucker ¦ Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:42 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Bodywork and Interior ¦ Topic: Turbo Center caps! ¦ Replies: 1 ¦ Views: 64

Remove all old sealant and contaminants using a suitable solvent-based fluid, such as Autobrite Direct 'Just The Tonic' glue and tar remover

PVS is but a couple of weeks away! This year's show features a special Cavalier Turbo 4x4 stand celebrating twenty-five years of one of Vauxhall's best loved models. We'll be presenting ten outstanding examples of the C20LET-powered four-wheel drive super saloon, ranging from spotless standard speci...

Re: Engine re build

by humbucker ¦ Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:33 pm ¦ Forum: Faults and Fixes: Mechanical ¦ Topic: Engine re build ¦ Replies: 15 ¦ Views: 288

Cavdvm, whereabouts are you based? Anywhere near Cambridgeshire?

Announcement from the Vauxhall Bedford Opel Association: "We are please to announce that we have secured a new venue for the 2017 VBOA National Rally at Market Harborough Showground, which is approximately 18 miles from the original venue. Full details on date, booking etc will follow on the 1s...

Re: Back after a 10 year rest!

by humbucker ¦ Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:18 am ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Back after a 10 year rest! ¦ Replies: 35 ¦ Views: 852

Point 1 could well be rotten rubber. Point 2 is almost certainly ignition components: leads, plugs, coil pack. I have a brand new Bosch OEM V6 coil pack up for grabs if you're interested? As mentioned above, points 3 and 4 are the symptom of a blocked 'elephant trunk' drainage hose. A quick and easy...

Re: VBOA Parts Day - Sunday 30th October

by humbucker ¦ Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:25 pm ¦ Forum: Events, Meets, Gatherings and Parties ¦ Topic: VBOA Parts Day - Sunday 30th October ¦ Replies: 21 ¦ Views: 533

According to the Autobahnstormers website, "unfortunately, bookings where lower than the first year it ran!"

Megacav!

by humbucker ¦ Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:36 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: Megacav! ¦ Replies: 2 ¦ Views: 113

Re: Wheel protector

by humbucker ¦ Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:40 am ¦ Forum: Detailing Discussion ¦ Topic: Wheel protector ¦ Replies: 4 ¦ Views: 351

Mk3alan wrote:I use the wheel dressing applied to a brush then brush it on the tyre wiping off any excess - brilliant


That's my preferred method too. It makes the bottle go a lot further and avoids overspray on bodywork.

Re: VBOA Parts Day - Sunday 30th October

by humbucker ¦ Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:35 am ¦ Forum: Events, Meets, Gatherings and Parties ¦ Topic: VBOA Parts Day - Sunday 30th October ¦ Replies: 21 ¦ Views: 533

lowrider dave wrote:I cannot make it but can someone look out for the fuel gauge assembly that fits into the fuel tank for a C20NE - 90443382 is the number, I believe. Thanks.


Genuine Part Search are listing one at £70, although you probably already know that.

Re: Back after a 10 year rest!

by humbucker ¦ Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:52 am ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Back after a 10 year rest! ¦ Replies: 35 ¦ Views: 852

Justslater002 wrote:Started life as a GLS V6 , well done :D


Ahhh, nice one. I could have sworn Barry (previous owner) told me it was a CDX!

Re: VBOA Parts Day - Sunday 30th October

by humbucker ¦ Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:43 am ¦ Forum: Events, Meets, Gatherings and Parties ¦ Topic: VBOA Parts Day - Sunday 30th October ¦ Replies: 21 ¦ Views: 533

James McGrath wrote:That's a shame Dan, have fun in Greece.


I'll try. I have a passenger ride with Ken Block lined up. Ooer!

Re: Back after a 10 year rest!

by humbucker ¦ Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:41 am ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Back after a 10 year rest! ¦ Replies: 35 ¦ Views: 852

Welcome, Dan! Great to see what is quite a famous car being afforded a new lease of life. Looking forward to project progress reports. Don't hesitate to holler if you're in need of advice etc.

Re: Back after a 10 year rest!

by humbucker ¦ Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:39 am ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: Back after a 10 year rest! ¦ Replies: 35 ¦ Views: 852

Hello and welcome. Awesome looking V6 you have there. Glad to hear it's back on the road. Did it need any work for the MOT? Presuming the engine is original, it's either a GLS or an original "V6" trim model with lots of goodies added on. Am I right? The lack of air-con and the grey carpet...

Re: The greatest driving roads

by humbucker ¦ Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:45 am ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: The greatest driving roads ¦ Replies: 14 ¦ Views: 283

So, what did I get up to yesterday? Well, almost three years to the day since our club's North Norfolk A149 coast run, I drove the same route again, but this time I did it in the Vauxhall Heritage Centre's own Mk5 Astra VXR Nurburgring Edition. Inspired by our earlier outing, I expanded the route an...

Re: CAV TURBO

by humbucker ¦ Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:54 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: CAV TURBO ¦ Replies: 9 ¦ Views: 186

Ads wrote:can someone tell me why this post has been edited, removing all mention of CTOC.


I've been asking the very same thing about links to here from CTOC :lol: :lol:

My fault - trigger happy with 'submit' instead of 'preview' when correcting broken link. Feel free to repost.

Re: CAV TURBO

by humbucker ¦ Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:50 pm ¦ Forum: General Chat ¦ Topic: CAV TURBO ¦ Replies: 9 ¦ Views: 186

Hello, and welcome to the club! I have two Cavalier Turbos atm, and there is no doubt that the model has commanded a higher price in recent years, although I would argue that this is in line with the rate at which classic/retro performance cars have risen across the board, primarily as a consequence...