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Re: My 1978 GLS

Postby the edmundator » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:30 pm

Lovely to see it being used. If only we were all that brave.


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Re: My 1978 GLS

Postby mark1gls » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:48 pm

The Golf is back on the road, new front windscreen and a new MOT so it's back in daily action and the Scirocco is back in the garage having a little rest. 250 miles a week for 4 months to and from work, a trip to see Mr Funk on the other side of the country and 3 trips to wales and the Scirocco did well.

Only a couple of small problems, the rear wiper stopped working, it seems the nut has come lose joining the motor to the mechanism and the clock has stopped working, power at the leads so the internal fuse has blown in the clock but the problem is getting into it and the fuse is made from low heat solder so having trouble find some at the right rating solder, I googled a repair guide and a couple of sites out there will info.

The new front Meyle top mounts I fitted when changing over the springs and shocks have not lasted very well, there is a massive gap between the metal and rubber and a knocking noise over rough ground so not pleased with them???


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Re: My 1978 GLS

Postby james butler » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:52 pm

mark1gls wrote:The new front Meyle top mounts I fitted when changing over the springs and shocks have not lasted very well, there is a massive gap between the metal and rubber and a knocking noise over rough ground so not pleased with them???


meyle top mounts are naff, i stick to using the febi bilstein ones and theyre only marginally better.
what i found helped was to put some rubber matting between the top mount and the flitch to her absorb the bumps endured by the top mount.
if you have lowered the suspension also check your not riding the bump stops as that will quickly ruin the top mount too when the suspension hits/rides the bump stops.
this was the reason i made my spring caps 20mm bigger so i would get a bit more shock travel because the eibach spring kit i fitted allows the shocks to bottom out and rides the bump stops.

car looks marvellous though :ok:


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Re: 1978 Scirocco GLS

Postby mark1gls » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:54 pm

I've not had much time to drive the car lately but I've done a couple of jobs,
Rear wiper not working, yes the centre hut had fell of the motor so the arm moving the wiper was not attached. I'd forgotten how tricky it is to get a rear wiper motor and mechanisms out of such a small hole in the boot lid.
I've worked out why I have no side lights when the upgraded loom is fitted, I ran the wire around the battery and it was resting on the engine mount where it slowly rubbed its way through the tape, plastic cover over the wire and the wire had earthed it self on the metal engine mount causing the fuse to blow. I've now cut the bad bit out of the wire and going to solder the joint back together.
Cam belt needs changing.
Oil leak from fuel pump to block needs fixing.
Oil change needed.
Clean and wash the car and ready for this nice weather we are having.

Pictures to follow.


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Re: 1978 Scirocco GLS

Postby mark1gls » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:41 pm

Stone chip in windscreen from drive up to Nationals, overtaking a empty low loader lorry on M5 with mud and rocks left on his deck!

Not sure if it's an MOT fail or repairable?

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Some pics from day out to Sherborne Castle with the family.

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Re: 1978 Scirocco GLS

Postby GTXTRA » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:53 pm

crack on passenger side?

I've had that a couple of times Mark = sorted wth one of those DIY syringe type kits.


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Re: 1978 Scirocco GLS

Postby mark1gls » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:28 pm

No crack is drivers side, about 5 cm from straight in front of me so when driving it's on the white line in the middle of the road, as you can see the edges of the crack are only just inside the £1 coin.


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Re: 1978 Scirocco GLS

Postby mark1gls » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:54 pm

Car still out and being used daily, I've check with the place that does my MOT and the stone chip is an MOT fail but only just so I'll be looking to fit a new screen before July next year as that's when the MOT is due, lucky it's not got any bigger since it happened.
Still not happy with how high the car is at the front even with the Eibach Lowering Springs, Bilstein Gas Shocks fitted I've still got 60mm between the top of tyre and wheel arch.
Some one mentioned the struts on the GLS Scirocco can be slightly higher than later struts, I've got about 22.5 cm between the base of the strut and the bottom of the cup which holds the spring, any one got a strut hanging around to measure the gap?

Or perhaps the Mk1 golf kit is different from the Mk1 scirocco?
Kit I bought.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eibach-Loweri ... 1605051979

Been thinking about strut risers but they won't work as there is not enough clearance under the bonnet....
See my thread here.
https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/forum/index.ph ... ers-height


I've been thinking coil overs but I can't really afford the £600 to £1000 price tag for a good set and not sure I can justify the price for just the way the car looks?

Maybe I could lower the car the old fashioned way, bricks in the scuttle area and slabs in the boot! :-D


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Re: 1978 Scirocco GLS

Postby james butler » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:59 pm

mark1gls wrote:car looks?

Maybe I could lower the car the old fashioned way, bricks in the scuttle area and slabs in the boot! :-D

big bottles of water work better then you can empty them out after a show so your not weighed down all the time ;-)


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Re: 1978 Scirocco GLS

Postby the edmundator » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:36 am

Provided they're bright silver, or polished, I think larger diameter rims would give the illusion of the car being lower. Not necessarily any cheaper, mind.

This one is on Koni adjustables and Eibach lowering springs, the rims are 15":

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