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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Post by GTXTRA » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:37 pm

Usually sweet running GTL started running oddly last weekend when warmed up.

Symptons = at idle a very pulsy engine note and exhaust pumping out as if on part throttle.

Closer inspection = the vacuum hose leading from back of Weber and connecting pipe to the side of the airbox was worn through.

Ebay purchase of 10m of vacuum hose and a quick replacement of all the under bonnet hoses and Rouge back on song.

In dire need of a wash.


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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:50 pm

Still filthy.

Wheel decisions.......with the AEZ Cups up for sale......

these

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picked up today

or these - once refinished

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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Post by Mr Funk » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:02 pm

Those rh's are absolutely gorgeous


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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Post by ianaudia4 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:32 pm

Big fan of the Ronals, real '80's look. :good:


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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Post by Risocco » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:51 pm

15 inch toplines? Really?


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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Post by GTXTRA » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:22 am

Yes Alex.
They've been collecting dust for a while, they don't come up very often...


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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Post by Ryan » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:46 pm

I love the Ronals - but I'm not sure they're right for the GTL.
Then I saw the Toplines = WIN!

Love them.
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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Post by PeteGLi » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:44 pm

What size are the Ronals? As they might suit my Mk 1 !!



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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Post by GTXTRA » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:07 pm

Ronals are 7x15 and et25 Pete so way too much poke for a mk1.

6x14 or 6x15 much better on a mk1.


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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Post by Risocco » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:24 pm

GTXTRA wrote:Yes Alex.
They've been collecting dust for a while, they don't come up very often...
You are damn right. You lucky boy. Could quite possible be the ultimate looking wheels on a MK2 you have there.


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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:28 pm

For once Rouge let me know - sort of.

En route to Ants last week and once out on open road/A1 started missing/stuttering.

AA called, various checks and car only ran smoothly on half-choke.

Decided to head home and roll the BRM out for the trip the next day.

Playing with GTL today, got some Wynns carb cleaner from Halfords and double checked all the vacuum hoses changed after Xmas - although car had been perfect on a similar run the week before - plus the airbox mounting on front of rocker cover.

Couple of runs out today from cold and then fully warmed up with choke fully in - seemed to be all ok.

Theory - could this have been carb icing? It was that really cold Thursday, NE head wind and it only seemed to start once out on the A1.

And I've finally decided to keep these rims to rotate between this and the soon to lowered BRM and sell the Castellets.


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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Post by Ryan » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:02 pm

GTXTRA wrote: And I've finally decided to keep these rims to rotate between this and the soon to lowered BRM and sell the Castellets.
Which rims? (you certainly have an eye for the right look!) :hehe:


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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:11 pm

The AEZ's are staying - although someone needs to buy the Castellets quickly before I change my mind AGAIN!


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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Post by PeteGLi » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:56 pm

GTXTRA wrote:The AEZ's are staying - although someone needs to buy the Castellets quickly before I change my mind AGAIN!
Sean, are they the 15" ones we were in negotiations about a while back?



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Re: Project Rouge - 1985 GTL

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:50 pm

Couldn't believe another Nardi Votex steering wheel came up the other week - so I grabbed it for Rouge.

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The Momo Corse destined to return to the BRM in due course.


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