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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Postby GTXTRA » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:25 pm

I love this little car, running sweeter than ever now with a new water pump, dizzy cap, rotor arm and a general tune up by Paul at the Phirm.


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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Postby JOH » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:30 pm

Very tidy indeed. looking great. Hope to see it bumping round Formby sometime soon...



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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Postby GTXTRA » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:08 pm

A trip to see Ant and Emma this weekend and the GTL handled the long runs including M1 blockage induced cross country detours from Northants to Newark, a rapid 120 mile round trip to the top of the Peak District on Saturday evening and then the deluge on the A1 coming home yesterday.

Time for a treat for Rouge......

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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Postby Risocco » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:29 pm

Sits Lovely Sean. Touch lower tho perhaps?

Big question tho, will Rouge be at Cosford? Love to see this old girl.


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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Postby GTXTRA » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:09 pm

height wise think i'll leave this one as is tbh alex - like the nose down look and also speed bump central round here.

16v will be at cosford all things being equal - rouge is a trusty old steed but after recent expense the black car 'owes' me!


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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Postby The Autoad » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:59 pm

Was a pleasure to ride shotgun as Rouge blasted through the twisty Peaky bits, a very cool car indeed :vcool:


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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Postby GTXTRA » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:37 pm

Had time to clean up Rouge too today

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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Postby GTXTRA » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:42 pm

Performed faultlessly on a trip to Merseyside and back over last few days and also passed MOT today just with a couple of advisories - the usual rear bearing comment, track rod dust cover showing sign of wear and a slight leak from the front of the exhaust.

Sat and drove through some shocking rain and, fingers crossed, the leaking sunroof sorted for sure.

Good old Rouge!


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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Postby Mrgarf » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:04 pm

Love this car


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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Postby mazellann » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:08 pm

WOW ! Looks fantastic Sean, hope we're going to see it at a show next year?


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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Postby GTXTRA » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:57 pm

Momo Corse that I fitted to original GTX back in 1990 and the reshelled BRM now in the GTL -

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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Postby Reverend Frog » Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:32 pm

Must be great to have a selection Sean..'hmm, which Rocco will i take today?'


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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Postby 83mars » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:47 am

by far my favourite scirocco, just looks great from every angle,
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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Postby mr.brown » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:51 am

Love the wheels and the "stance" - just right. Still think you should keep one with standard lights and grille though :hugegrin:

And how much does that steering wheel look like the even rarer Neuspeed one from the 80s

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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Postby GTXTRA » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:47 pm

Bit of GTL tlc courtesy of Paul at the Phirm.

Thought I had a dying alternator but (being an electrical numpty) thankfully just a bad earth on the gearbox mount - added new brake fluid and a complete clean up of rear brakes/hub assembly.

And.............as much as I love the current look......the wheels are (potentially) up for sale. Will decide tomorrow.


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