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The replacement storm

Postby scrappy1382 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:47 pm

Since the unfortunate ending to the A reg blue storm , i have been searching for the "next best thing" as a replacement. After doing a deal with the 20vt scala i managed to aquire this one. Mechanically alittle rough but the main thing was the bodywork. And the deal was doneImageImageImage

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Re: The replacement storm

Postby scrappy1382 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:54 pm

Had to change the exhaust. And add a couple of my own touches to itImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: The replacement storm

Postby scrappy1382 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:57 pm

Some more picsImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: The replacement storm

Postby scrappy1382 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:02 pm

i found problems with the mani studs so removed the inlet manifold to gain better access and see what was going on, also with the old exhaust downpipe i modified the heatshield and refitted it to the 421 as to prevent the uj boot from burning a hole.polybushed the new wishbones and replace the outer arb clamps.


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Re: The replacement storm

Postby scrappy1382 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:03 pm

with thanks to mr monza jake,we managed to fit the triple vdo gauges as to keep an eye on the engine temp and pressure as the clocks are abit suspect.


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Re: The replacement storm

Postby scrappy1382 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:06 pm

Fitted h&r springs and shocks with a subtle 25mm drop and my ronal turbos ImageImageImage

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Re: The replacement storm

Postby mark1gls » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:10 am

Ohhhh looks very nice and you have now gone brown.....

When I fitted my 4 2 1 manifold I also covered my UJ boot with a plumbers solder mat only a few £, I used some stainless steel cable ties to hold it in place and the Matt is the right size to cover the boot. UJ boots seem to be getting expensive now so I wanted mine to last for a few years.

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Re: The replacement storm

Postby scrappy1382 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:56 am

Quite funny as didnt originally like this colour but once i was up and close to it , its actually a nice one. And think my ronals have taken away that " oh its brown" look. Have now added the matt into my watch list. Thanks

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Re: The replacement storm

Postby scrappy1382 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:16 am

Whilst at vw heritage one of the staff members took some nice shots of the car , and me & stewart at our regular surrey meetImageImageImage

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Re: The replacement storm

Postby scrappy1382 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:18 am

Managed to aquire this which i still need to fit Image

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Re: The replacement storm

Postby scrappy1382 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:28 pm

Had an issue when fitted the 421, the midpipe didnt have a good enough bend and was hitting the gear change gator causing a burn through the boot, another boot on order so took the car to my local exhaust guys for some custom work. Once home decided to fit the kamei grill too . ( Very nice ) ImageImageImageImage

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Re: The replacement storm

Postby scrappy1382 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:21 pm

Here is the work redhill classics done ImageImageImage

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Re: The replacement storm

Postby scrappy1382 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:08 pm

fancied the idea of a straight through exhaust system, actually sounds nice, normal driving it is subtle and hard driving it gives out a nice aggressive sound. the problem i had was the midpipe was knocking on the gear selector so thought sod it. lol


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Re: The replacement storm

Postby mark1gls » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:26 pm

Is that a custom made exhaust?
I see you have no flexible section between the 4,2,1 and mid section is that what the exhaust place recommended?
I ask because I also have no flexible section between my 4,2,1 and my original standard exhaust and wandered if I should fit some thing?


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Re: The replacement storm

Postby BlackGTX » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:43 am

The flexi is to allow the exhaust to expand and contract to avoid cracks




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