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Chaps
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Re: Rare as they come - My Rieger GTO Scirocco

Post by Chaps » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:53 pm

Mr Dubpower delivered me a Very Nice parcel this morning. One of his very own 4-1 manifolds and link pipe.
Its soo much nicer and better made than the cheapo one I bought originally. Something's really are worth spending the extra pennies on. Lesson Learnt.
This will be getting fitted this week along with a couple of other bits n bobs I have picked up..


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Re: Rare as they come - My Rieger GTO Scirocco

Post by Bill » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:39 pm

Love this fella :vcool: hope to see it out and about this year.


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Re: Rare as they come - My Rieger GTO Scirocco

Post by Chaps » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:51 pm

Bill wrote:Love this fella :vcool: hope to see it out and about this year.
Cheers buddy.


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Re: Rare as they come - My Rieger GTO Scirocco

Post by Chaps » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:02 am

Manifold was trail fitted last night and fits very nicely! it clears everything with ease and slid easily from underneath. The one thing I would say is that it is alittle close to the steering rack mount nearest the drivers side so I am going to get some heat wrap and hopefully that will keep the temps down near the bulkhead..

The link pipe also fits nicely, it comes to pretty much to where the the exhaust hanger brackets are on the car which mean I’ve had to trim about 12” off the centre section to get it to line up nicely. I just need to get a small step up connector welded in and we’re good to go! All in all, i’m very happy with it and would recommend to anybody looking for a 16v conversion manifold.


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Re: Rare as they come - My Rieger GTO Scirocco

Post by Chaps » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:57 am

Wow, its been 3 months already since my last update... Unfortunately, this is not going to be one of those "Guy's its done" updates!

I've had a few bits to sort out at home – trying to get the garden done, and i had a bump in the integra so i’ve been fixing that.. The rocco's been bottom of the pile. Looking at it now there is much that needs doing really, I know I need to connect the exhaust up, wire and plumb in the engine, re-do brake lines, but other than that and a couple of little jobs it should be pretty much ready to fire up and then MOT..

Only thing is, and hence why its not been a big push to finish - I cant afford to run the damn thing at the moment. All these new laws meaning you have to have constant Insurance to have tax etc - worked out its gonna cost the best part of £1000 to get it on the road with MOT/TAX/Insurance, and for a 2nd car its just too much outlay for the amount of time I will use it.

Thinking now that its going to be stored until next year, when i can do a 6month split tax/insurance wise with the integra / rocco... Rocco from April to September, and integra for the winter?!

Plans for the car may be developing anyway - I'm always on the lookout for more interesting ways to make this car unique!! But more of that if and when plans change :hehe:


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Re: Rare as they come - My Rieger GTO Scirocco

Post by Old Mac Rocco » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:14 pm

Thinking now that its going to be stored until next year, when i can do a 6month split tax/insurance wise with the integra / rocco... Rocco from April to September, and integra for the winter?!
That was my intention scirocco summer / polo winter but it's not quite working out that way.
It is hard to justify the expense the way things are just now but if you can put one car OFF THE ROAD ie lockup, private land, garage, storage and sorn it you do away with the insurance for the sorn'd car.
The new laws just mean you HAVE to sorn it to avoid paying insurance and it MUST BE off the road.
Go the DVLA website for all the details.
Hope it works out for you.
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Re: Rare as they come - My Rieger GTO Scirocco

Post by eefy » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:24 pm

thats a real chame mate, was looking forward to finally seeing this either at a local meet or at the national meet, still can understand where your coming from, and I'm not a little jealous that you have to cars to play with lol


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Re: Rare as they come - My Rieger GTO Scirocco

Post by Chaps » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:33 pm

Cheers guys..
I am most peeved i cant get out in it either!
I was thinking of other options to get to the National Register Meet - possibly trailor it there? We will have to see.


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Re: Rare as they come - My Rieger GTO Scirocco

Post by Chaps » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:22 am

Most excited........ bought ANOTHER Rieger Kit!!!! :yahoo:

Now - to find another scirocco to put it on.. This time i'm thinking maybe the opposite end of the scale to the GTO - nasty, super slammed and on some even deeper dished 13" rims.

Should really finish this one first though before I start another project! :hehe:


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Re: Rare as they come - My Rieger GTO Scirocco

Post by eefy » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:39 am

well as a temporary measure you can always bolt it to mine, you know so it doesnt get damaged in the garage until your ready :hugegrin:


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Re: Rare as they come - My Rieger GTO Scirocco

Post by mk2moo » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:03 pm

Is it the one that was on ebay for like £200 ish. Was going to bid but more important things came up :-(



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Re: Rare as they come - My Rieger GTO Scirocco

Post by Chaps » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:35 am

Yeah thats the one. Cash it tight here too, but I thought its a good investment - even if i only keep it as spares for mine.. To replace the front bumper its over £500 - so to me, £200 for a full kit is a no brainer really.

Eefy - thanks for the kind offer, but i dont think you'd let me have it back if i lent it you!! haha...


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Re: Rare as they come - My Rieger GTO Scirocco

Post by Chaps » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:31 pm

Ahhhh... Damn you photobucket.
Why when you try and organise all your photo’s does it change all the links to where you’ve posted pictures!!
Just spent the last 20mins updating those links that I have not deleted the pictures to!!

Oh well, its been a while since i looked through the project thread... and realise I have been slacking considerably with it!! It must have been April time when i last did something on the car! Very happy I dont have to pay storage charges or i'd be skint! lol.


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Re: Rare as they come - My Rieger GTO Scirocco

Post by Chaps » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:02 pm

New years post. New Years Resolution = Sort my Sh*t out, and get this car on the road!!!

Plan is to get the engine running in the next 3 weeks, and then its getting bits n bobs ready for the MOT. Then i can focus my efforts on making the inside look smart!! Show season starts in March, Tax and insurance expire on the Integra also - so now is the time for serious action!!

Lets do this!!


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Post by Cpt Custom » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:37 pm

Sounds like a man with a plan ... good luck! :good:


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