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Author: Subject: My Name's still Zil and I'm still a hairdresser.
zilspeed

posted on 19/10/13 at 02:17 PM Reply With Quote
Excellent !

:-)

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zilspeed

posted on 27/12/13 at 10:11 AM Reply With Quote
The 2003 MGTF that I replaced the 1996 MGF with ?

That's now sold, it was crap.

The first car had a lovely supple chassis and an engine that loved to rev. The TF had neither of these qualities.

It had to go.

Got my money back, added a little, bought a MK4 Golf, it's the antithesis of a sports car of any description.

I think I like it. It has 175/80 R14 tyres on steel wheels. The very thing for the roads around here.

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zilspeed

posted on 21/3/14 at 05:32 PM Reply With Quote
Major update.

That Golf ?

Meh....

Flogged it, now I'm definitely a hairdresser.

Audi TT 225 quattro, with a small q.

Being me, I bought it for a grand.

Pics soon.

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posted on 21/3/14 at 06:46 PM Reply With Quote
Is that the one with the new water pump ? I've not been on FB for ages





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zilspeed

posted on 21/3/14 at 06:48 PM Reply With Quote
That's the one.

New turbo 3 years ago, new water pump and timing belt.


This one. Goes a bit quicker than I'm used to if I'm completely honest. Not sure if it's been tweaked, but it pulls very hard and is pretty addictive.



[Edited on 21/3/14 by zilspeed]

[Edited on 21/3/14 by zilspeed]

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splitrivet

posted on 24/3/14 at 09:41 AM Reply With Quote
Where you getting your motors from Zil, local or on the web.
Cheers,
Bob





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zilspeed

posted on 24/3/14 at 12:38 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by splitrivet
Where you getting your motors from Zil, local or on the web.
Cheers,
Bob


Bob.

The red MGF was from autotrader.
The TF was from a family member.
The Golf was from Gumtree.
The TT is from a friend from usenet days who I'm still in contact with.

That's the best one so far.

He bought it 3 years ago with a blown turbo, for 500.
He fitted a new turbo and ran it for 3 years.
Recently the water pump failed, so he fitted a new pump, new timing belt and also a crank sensor.

He put a years MOT onto it and sold it to me for 1000.

It has weak synchro in 2nd gear and that's about it. It goes like a speeding pullet.

The picture above isn't very good, it looks much nicer than that.

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splitrivet

posted on 25/3/14 at 12:39 AM Reply With Quote
They all look good, thinking of swapping out my Galaxy for something similar for the missus and changing my Combo van for a LWB Vivaro with a day van conversion. The wife wants a Camper Van but when push comes to shove if I bought one If i said on a Friday night lets go away for the w/e it'll be corry/emmerdale/xfactor/grandkids birthdays on we will have to stay home, so I cant see the point, but I do fancy a day van.
Cheers,
Bob

[Edited on 25/3/14 by splitrivet]





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zilspeed

posted on 25/3/14 at 10:43 PM Reply With Quote
I had an old Citroen Synergie.

We used it in 5 seat config with the back seats right at the back and loads of space in the centre.

With the front seats turning round, Captain's chair style, it was a properly useful dayvan.
We used it at the racing just like that on a few occasions.

Highly recommended and very useful.

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zilspeed

posted on 12/10/17 at 12:04 PM Reply With Quote
Old thread revival tastic !!

I now have a MKIV Golf GTI 1.8t.

It's the worst one to have, apparently.

I love it.

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posted on 12/10/17 at 12:54 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by zilspeed
Old thread revival tastic !!

I now have a MKIV Golf GTI 1.8t.

It's the worst one to have, apparently.

I love it.


I read the mk4 bit and groaned, then just laughed when i read the next line!






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David Jenkins

posted on 12/10/17 at 02:16 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by zilspeed
Old thread revival tastic !!

I now have a MKIV Golf GTI 1.8t.

It's the worst one to have, apparently.

I love it.


My daughter had one for a while - I hated it! What with the windows dropping down into the door (don't slam the doors with the windows down!), the glove compartment that refused to open when a bit of plastic broke, the leaks into the passenger compartment when the rear washers were used... the list went on...

...and all of the faults were well documented at the time, yet still appeared in the Seat that used the same chassis a few years later.

I didn't think it was particularly fast either - too lardy (not me - although it could be said - but the car).





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zilspeed

posted on 12/10/17 at 05:26 PM Reply With Quote
I've had this 18 months now and in that time it's had, let me think.

I put a wing on it when I got it and repaired the sill where it had rotted through near the wing.
("They all do that sir".

Thermostat so it warms up now.

New regulator on the alternator.

Couple of bottom wishbones.


It's a second car of course, and cost me 500.

It's no sports car, there's a surprise.

I quite like its rather oleaginous feel, being old now ;-)


I won't mention that I also have a Toyota Hybrid now...

[Edited on 12/10/17 by zilspeed]

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David Jenkins

posted on 12/10/17 at 06:10 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by zilspeed
I won't mention that I also have a Toyota Hybrid now...


I won't tell anyone...

I must say that "oleaginous" is a splendid word to come across in LocostBuilders... we really must try to squeeze in a few such epithets to improve the collective grammar!





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zilspeed

posted on 12/10/17 at 06:15 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by David Jenkins
quote:
Originally posted by zilspeed
I won't mention that I also have a Toyota Hybrid now...


I won't tell anyone...

I must say that "oleaginous" is a splendid word to come across in LocostBuilders... we really must try to squeeze in a few such epithets to improve the collective grammar!


I had expected to attract considerable opprobrium, or at least a mild upbraiding for such florid language.

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trextr7monkey

posted on 12/10/17 at 10:27 PM Reply With Quote
What tax did he try to transfer! Surely you have to tax it? Damn more expense!
For those getting excited about one of these a mechanic in Gretna who services 6 of our family cars has. Silver autoMGF which he will sell for some similar crazy price haven't got full details here but I have seen the car and it looks good I can find more information should anyone want it
Atb
Mike

EDIT just saw post date ignore comments re tax!

[Edited on 12/10/17 by trextr7monkey]





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