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Post by easy » 20th February 2009 - 10:32am

squareback simon wrote:Thats wicked mate. I can see the big grin already :D
Its not a pretty site ;) :lol:
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Post by easy » 2nd March 2009 - 11:44am

Gear box has arrived :D going in over the next couple of days ;) fingers crossed people! 8)
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Post by easy » 3rd March 2009 - 1:18pm

gear box going in as we speak ;)
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Post by easy » 5th March 2009 - 9:42am

All finished! runs like a f***ing dream!!! MOT today!!! fingers crossed people! :D
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Post by easy » 5th March 2009 - 5:33pm

Got me notch............back! fresh MOT and runs like a dream 8)

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Volksworld here we come!
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Post by easy » 12th March 2009 - 11:22am

Note to self and anyone else........A scat dragfast shift does not fit straight into a 64 RHD notch :roll:

Fitted the stock one back in as after hours of messing about of it not fitting, looks like some filing etc would have been needed to get it to work properly. Not wanting to do that I put the stock one back in and spent a bit of time getting it all perfectly lined up. Now works better than ever before, so stock is staying.

If it aint broke dont fix it! :lol:
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Post by mr scoops » 12th March 2009 - 1:01pm

Why doesn't it fit then fella?? I fitted an NOS Hurst shifter in my 64. All went in nice and easy even though the reverse lock out doesn't often want to engage. The hardest part was drilling the tunnel and then screwing the chrome trim to hold the boot in place into the holes through the carpet.
You on the stand at Sandown?? You going up on the Friday night??
I've finally seen the light. Well, 2 lights, 2 6v lights on the front of a 64 Notch!!!!

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Post by easy » 12th March 2009 - 1:36pm

mr scoops wrote:Why doesn't it fit then fella?? I fitted an NOS Hurst shifter in my 64. All went in nice and easy even though the reverse lock out doesn't often want to engage. The hardest part was drilling the tunnel and then screwing the chrome trim to hold the boot in place into the holes through the carpet.
You on the stand at Sandown?? You going up on the Friday night??
Hello mate 8) it didnt like any of the gears and reverse was a no no :roll: I think that they are slightly different to a hurst one, but after a good few hours no joy, so back in with the old. To be honest i prefer the look anyway ;)

I am going up early sat morn, but will be on The Old Volks Club stand clubstand around 8 :shock: and will be there sat & sun staying nearby on sat night at a travelodge 8) ;) Come over and say hi, we have a few type 3s this year ;) 8)
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Post by squareback simon » 13th March 2009 - 10:48pm

Ralph looks wicked mate. Is that him finished or are you still tinkering

Cant beat a bit of tinkering :)

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Post by easy » 16th March 2009 - 4:49pm

squareback simon wrote:Ralph looks wicked mate. Is that him finished or are you still tinkering

Cant beat a bit of tinkering :)
Tinker tinker! rolling road session booked in ;)
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Post by easy » 23rd March 2009 - 5:05pm

Had a bit of a polishing session this weekend got the old G3 out,thought that it would be a good idea to do it and give it all a nice protection of Caranuba wax as it is my daily hack after all.

Went from this.....
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to this..........

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Still got 2 panels to do, but took so long by hand me arms ache :lol:

Then set to work on the chrome and it looks like blinking new now! Autosol then meguirs metal polish.

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I also wired in a double cigarette socket aswell to run my boombox from, plus any other bits and bobs, all set for Volksworld now :D
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Post by squareback simon » 25th March 2009 - 10:13pm

Shiney!!!!

How did you get on at the rolling road at Interpro today?

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Post by easy » 26th March 2009 - 10:57am

squareback simon wrote:Shiney!!!!

How did you get on at the rolling road at Interpro today?
well.................

Firstly a Huge thanks to Jason @ Interpro for all his hard and skilled work! you have outdone yourself mate.

Here is why.

Ralph had a rolling road day yesterday @ Interpro to see what his new engine does at present. Turned up and Jase got straight to work although within seconds we noticed that that morning the rear brake cylinder had bust! so it was on the phone and 2 new ones being sent urgently!

Anyway, a cheeky oil change and mini service of all the points, tappets etc and the old boy was ready.

First run was 90bhp @ 100mph ....straight out of the box! Jase had only tuned it by ear and it was almost perfect! somebody knows what he is doing me thinks! Anyway a few more runs and...............

Here is the last and best run (not going all out mind you as it has a bit more).........

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and the score on the door is.........

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Yup! Thats 93BHP at a total speed of 104mph, blimey he is quick! Look back at the vid and see how quick he gets up to that 104mph! its mad. How glad am i that i have new brakes all round!!!

Can you guess that I am happy?!
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Post by squareback simon » 26th March 2009 - 10:02pm

:shock: :drool: 8)

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Post by unclemoom » 31st March 2009 - 2:30pm

It looks lovely mate.
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Post by easy » 31st March 2009 - 3:43pm

Thanks doods 8)
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Post by mr scoops » 31st March 2009 - 3:57pm

Did you drive to work yesterday Bud?? I was driving up the A38 around 7am and saw a lovely red Notch driving past Patchway down towards the M5.
I've finally seen the light. Well, 2 lights, 2 6v lights on the front of a 64 Notch!!!!

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Post by easy » 31st March 2009 - 4:37pm

mr scoops wrote:Did you drive to work yesterday Bud?? I was driving up the A38 around 7am and saw a lovely red Notch driving past Patchway down towards the M5.
That was me!! on my way to work 8) Daily drive ahoy!

What were you in dood?
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Post by mr scoops » 3rd April 2009 - 7:47am

Mostly boring fella. I was in my 07 Polo TDi........ :(

If you see a grey Polo flash up at you it is I!!! :D

A friend of mine had spotted you around Bristol recently and commented on how nice it looked.
You will have to get on our local forum and come down to a club meet.
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I trust you are coming to Cruise to the Prom??
I've finally seen the light. Well, 2 lights, 2 6v lights on the front of a 64 Notch!!!!

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Post by easy » 3rd April 2009 - 7:51am

mr scoops wrote:Mostly boring fella. I was in my 07 Polo TDi........ :(

If you see a grey Polo flash up at you it is I!!! :D

A friend of mine had spotted you around Bristol recently and commented on how nice it looked.
You will have to get on our local forum and come down to a club meet.
www.blitzen.editboard.com
I trust you are coming to Cruise to the Prom??
Will keep me eyes out for the polo fella.

Was all geared up to go dude and the misses reminded me that we are away in London, so its a no from me im afraid. :( will catch you at a show soon tho im sure. Or may even sign up to the ol forum ;) 8)
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Post by easy » 5th May 2009 - 8:20am

Got a new treat at the weekend! A new blind for Ralph. 8)

I have wanted one for ages and luckily managed to get this one only used for a couple of weeks for not to much atall .

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Post by squirrel » 5th May 2009 - 10:10pm

hello sir ... some good looking figures there. the blind looks spot on and the polishing results look great, do you think it would work on my fasty ?? :lol:
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Post by easy » 6th May 2009 - 8:51am

squirrel wrote:hello sir ... some good looking figures there. the blind looks spot on and the polishing results look great, do you think it would work on my fasty ?? :lol:
Im sure we could give it some serious elbow grease and it would ;)
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Post by mr scoops » 14th May 2009 - 8:18am

Saw you this morning on the A38 by the Toyota dealership, gave a flash (so to speak).
Looking good. 8)
I've finally seen the light. Well, 2 lights, 2 6v lights on the front of a 64 Notch!!!!

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Post by easy » 14th May 2009 - 9:53am

mr scoops wrote:Saw you this morning on the A38 by the Toyota dealership, gave a flash (so to speak).
Looking good. 8)
Cheers dood, what car are you in I will keep any eye out 8) im usually a bit zoomy in the morning ;)
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