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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: 264

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: 746

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: 406

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: 95

Re: Wheel protector

by humbucker ¦ Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:40 am ¦ Forum: Detailing Discussion ¦ Topic: Wheel protector ¦ Replies: 4 ¦ Views: 286

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: 406

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: 746

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: 406

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: 746

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: 746

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: 261

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: 157

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: 157

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...

Re: VBOA Parts Day - Sunday 30th October

by humbucker ¦ Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:03 am ¦ Forum: Events, Meets, Gatherings and Parties ¦ Topic: VBOA Parts Day - Sunday 30th October ¦ Replies: 21 ¦ Views: 406

I'm no longer going to be able to make this (I'll be in Greece covering the Gymkhana GRiD finals for Japanese Performance magazine). Dagnabbit.

Re: DSLR camera recommendations

by humbucker ¦ Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:26 am ¦ Forum: Photography and Camera Equipment ¦ Topic: DSLR camera recommendations ¦ Replies: 12 ¦ Views: 821

James McGrath wrote:I did like the 700d. Seems very comfortable and easy to use, but I think the image was a bit sharper on the Nikon.


Do you mean the image on the preview screen or the image exported from the camera?

I've been doing loads of work on the cars of late, and my Cavalier's new Lexan polycarbonate window kit from Plastics4Performance arrived a few days ago, so I figure I should probably make an effort to try and get each of my project threads up to speed before I end up with a trillion photos to sift ...

Re: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon

by humbucker ¦ Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:12 am ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon ¦ Replies: 178 ¦ Views: 4116

If you suspect metal has been swimming around your sump, then you'd be absolutely crazy not to invest in a magnetic sump plug.

Re: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon

by humbucker ¦ Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:21 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon ¦ Replies: 178 ¦ Views: 4116

New sump time for sure. I did think it might be the thread on the sump itself, but then immediately dismissed the idea. Should have stuck with my instincts. You can probably get a second hand one cheap. I think I paid a tenner for a minter from a Vectra B to use on the bottom of a Y32SE when I was c...

Re: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon

by humbucker ¦ Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:01 pm ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon ¦ Replies: 178 ¦ Views: 4116

I'm sure the OE plug has the 'collar' on the nut, matching the diameter of the washer. For the sake of the cost of a new plug, I'd invest in a magnetic sump plug if I were you. At least you can rule the plug out as being the issue, and you'll have upgraded the part at the same time. Other colours ar...

Re: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon

by humbucker ¦ Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:43 am ¦ Forum: Projects, Restorations and Runabouts ¦ Topic: James' 1995 Manual CDX V6 Saloon ¦ Replies: 178 ¦ Views: 4116

Thought about replacing the sump? Not v expensive, if a mucky job.

Hold up! Is that an OEM drain plug? Doesn't look like it...

Re: VBOA Parts Day - Sunday 30th October

by humbucker ¦ Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:55 pm ¦ Forum: Events, Meets, Gatherings and Parties ¦ Topic: VBOA Parts Day - Sunday 30th October ¦ Replies: 21 ¦ Views: 406

Robsey wrote:I do love new toys


It's all junk. But a good opportunity to say hi. Ha!