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Re: The Revolving Door

Postby GT Matt » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:18 pm

Welcome to the black GTX club Ed. Our cars are identical twins too!


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Re: The Revolving Door

Postby the edmundator » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:25 pm

Thanks - just noticed the CX in your signature. Great choice.


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Re: The Revolving Door

Postby hiltow » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:25 pm

Nice car! There seems to be a link between Scirocco owners and aviation for some reason - the previous owner of mine designed wings for jet fighters.

I'm on the hunt for a driver's side front wiper arm with the built-in spoiler


Best of luck finding one with the 'air vane' fitted - new ones are irritatingly unobtainable from anywhere it seems, even Classic Parts - I think they were only fitted for a year or two. If you see another one, let me know! New arms without the spoiler fitted are available though.



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Re: The Revolving Door

Postby the edmundator » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:53 pm

Yes, the wiper arm I've got is fine, I'd just like the "air vane." I presume mine was broken off at some point - easily done if you're a bit clumsy with a wiper blade change.

I've just ordered a few bits I needed from heritage. I'm a bit irritated because when I didn't need one, headlinings were still available from VW, but it looks like they've all been sold now.


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Re: The Revolving Door

Postby james butler » Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:26 am

the edmundator wrote: I'm a bit irritated because when I didn't need one, headlinings were still available from VW, but it looks like they've all been sold now.


i believe nate is organising a group buy of custom headlinings isnt he?


I dont mind project cars but I HATE SANDING!!!

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Re: The Revolving Door

Postby the edmundator » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:24 pm

Well, it's always possible to get a bespoke headlining. OEM is only available until supplies run out :(


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Re: The Revolving Door

Postby ThomasD » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:08 pm

What a beautiful car - great find!! Looks like it might have a Blaupunkt MR23 radio - rare unit. Dash looks in really nice shape too. Love the seats!


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Re: The Revolving Door

Postby the edmundator » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:55 pm

Thanks, she's a good-un.

Yes, the dash is crack-free - courtesy of a lifetime of garaging, no doubt.

The radio is a Blaupunkt Oxford M26 - and the control knob is slightly broken. I managed to listen to the radio ok on the way home, though. I'll probably fit something more modern - I'd like CD/iPod/DAB facilities - but keep this to reinstate as needed.

I thoroughly enjoyed driving to work today.


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Re: The Revolving Door

Postby the edmundator » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:45 am

The white car has been taken away to Cornwall today - bought without any viewing and collected by a 3rd party, so I hope the new owner's happy when it arrives.


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Re: The Revolving Door

Postby the edmundator » Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:55 pm

Had a nice trip down to Goodwood for the Members' Meeting this weekend. My mate and his dad brought along their Morgan. Nice 300 miles in the GTX without a hitch. Lovely car.

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Re: The Revolving Door

Postby mark1gls » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:11 pm

Looks like a good day out, nothing better than watching old car race and by the looks of it they was all going for it... :ok:


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Re: The Revolving Door

Postby the edmundator » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:18 pm

If you can afford to buy a million pound car, you ought to be able to afford to repair it! The pro drivers and some of the owners have enough talent to put on a good race, and Goodwood never disappoints in this respect.


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Re: The Revolving Door

Postby the edmundator » Sun May 01, 2016 9:40 pm

I never get to Stanford Hall, because it's always the weekend closest to my wife's birthday (1st May).

Nonetheless, in honour of the event, I gave the GTX a good clean and polish yesterday. Given how black the polishing cloth became, I don't think it's seen a lot of thorough cleaning in its life.

Paintwork has suffered a lot of scratches and dings over the years, but I want to get it mechanically A1 before worrying about paint.

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Re: The Revolving Door

Postby eefy » Tue May 03, 2016 1:22 pm

looking good matey :)


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Re: The Revolving Door

Postby the edmundator » Sun May 08, 2016 3:14 pm

Nice day, got the Storm out and went for a quick blast. Then a little bit of housework - new Lift-o-Mat (OEM) boot struts and a new boot seal as water was getting into the boot when it rained.

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