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MK 1 Storm - The Money Pit

Post by jimmy h » Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:40 pm

Hello,

I've been a Scirocco owner for the last 20 years.

My old man had a N plate TS which started the bug, I've had a T plate GLS, an A plate MK 2 Storm, B Plate GTX.
However my ever present indulgence has been my MK1 (light Blue) Storm which I've owned since 1994.I had the bodywork restored in 1996 then bought a Corrado 16V (still own) and bought a series two Lotus Elise.... The Scirocco was booted out of the garage.

It's sat on my drive for the last 8 years and taken the worst of West Cumbria's weather!

It came down to the fact that the Lotus 'had-to-go' on many occasions. But, luckily,common sense prevailed and I've had my garage extended :roll: :o :shock: :? Work mates don't get it, the plumber didn't get it when he fitted the C/H radiator in the garage!



Once I've worked out how post some pictures I will do, any tips will be most welcome :ok:
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Re: MK 1 Storm second time around

Post by Calvert » Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:44 pm

Look forward to seeing some pics!

You have to get a Photobucket account if you want to post pics www.photobucket.com upload your pics to the there then just grab the [IMG] links to post pics in your topics.



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Re: MK 1 Storm second time around

Post by Risocco » Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:09 pm

jimmy h wrote: the plumber didn't get it when he fitted the C/H radiator in the garage!
You sir are my role model!

Look forward to the pics bud :good:

Alex


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Re: MK 1 Storm second time around

Post by jimmy h » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:52 pm

Risocco wrote:
jimmy h wrote: the plumber didn't get it when he fitted the C/H radiator in the garage!
You sir are my role model!

Look forward to the pics bud :good:

Alex
Well it made perfect sense to me, I had my old C/H boiler replaced in March on the government scrappage scheme using some cash I'd put away for my Rocco project figuring I'd save in the long-run. It is more than 50% efficient than the last, so one extra radiator in my new super insulated garage won't make much difference to my carbon foot print. :shocking:

My brother called around the other weekend, I was showing him my 'extended' garage on my house which is a little on the large side for me and the dog! (Boxer) he said: "So...... R Kid, you now have a radiator in your garage - bizarre" (said whilst shaking his head) He continued: " you own 3 cars bla blah blah"

Photobucket kept me irritated with no end of password nonsense last night - I'm busy cleaning crap off at the moment should get pick's soon when my patience is better .

What the hell does my brother know? I sincerely suspect he's a philistine....



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Re: MK 1 Storm second time around

Post by fonzooorooo » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:44 am

jimmy h wrote: But, luckily,common sense prevailed and I've had my garage extended :roll: :o :shock: :?
Now that's my kind of common sense.
Well done indeed, Sir.



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Re: MK 1 Storm second time around

Post by jimmy h » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:46 pm

I've got a 'Photobucket' account now without a single clue what to do with it :blush:

Not much to photo at the moment, replaced the sump after the plug kept 'leaking' for the last god- knows- how- many- years.

I could not get any oil pressure ( Patern oil pump, fitted in '95 after engine rebuild when I was skint - the minimum wage did not exist then) Just fitted a brand new VAG pump (£137.00) My local dealer smiles everytime I cower past the MK 3s in the showroom :training:

I've got a new radiator to fit and I'm looking for advice about silicone hoseing ( That bloke with the quiff?)

Need advice on front brake caliper restoration ( Kelsey Hayes)

Oh! and if there is anyone in Cumbria who wants a nearside/(left) non wrap-around indicator in good condition.Craig?



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Re: MK 1 Storm second time around

Post by jimmy h » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:56 pm

The day has been an unmitigated disaster.

The Corrado still won't start (don't go there) now the Elise has a huge misfire ( 3 pots out of 4)

But I believe a positive attitude is essential, Ryan sent me a PM on how to do bucket photo's :yup: Now I remember when a bucket was a bucket. :chill:

And I've got some bits from the dealer to sort my caliper (s) out! I keep saying: " Er, I've got a Mk1 Rocco, er ,can you fix me up with a.....

Sure, Jimmy, is the reply. I'm so glad I'm not restoring a Renault.

Ryan I will Pm you tomorrow.



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Re: MK 1 Storm second time around

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Re: MK 1 Storm second time around

Post by jimmy h » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:07 pm

I'm hoping to fit photo's between story 'issues' rather than a direct link to my photobucket account? :ire:

How hard can that be? :read:



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Re: MK 1 Storm second time around

Post by jimmy h » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:05 pm

Hello folks,

Can anyone let me know if the images I've posted can be seen??? :blush:



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Re: MK 1 Storm second time around

Post by the edmundator » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:40 pm

Work ok for me. I particularly liked the radiator and the foundations.


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Re: MK 1 Storm second time around

Post by mark1gls » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:01 pm

If you want to only show the photos of your car you can copy the [img]http://i1206.photobucket...................etc. code at the bottom of your photos then paste them into your reply/message and you can then check its worked by pressing the preview button at the bottom of the page.

your photos will appear in your message like this.
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Re: MK 1 Storm second time around

Post by 81GTi » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:48 pm

eyup Jim! not sure how I missed this but hey ho, I have had my head in the sand a bit of late, glad to see you are 'In' and the car is under way. hope to catch up soon bud.



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Re: MK 1 Storm second time around

Post by jimmy h » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:30 pm

Craig,

Good to see you are still around mate, I was going to start asking where you were? I've not seen you on here for a bit now.

I should have called you, but I was thinking you were on your ' Traditional, end-of-year sojourn'.

We must meet up soon, by all means feel free to visit, I'd be chuffed to bits to have a chat and show you the project.

In all honesty, if it was not for you giving me a gentle nudge about my car, the garage extension, etc - would not have happened.

I know I kept saying to you, " But Craig, I'm going to sell the Lotus, and then I'll start sorting out the Storm" Your reply : "you keep saying that"

The Scirocco is now firmly "Indoors" and I have to walk past it every day ( at least 6 times) so it is a constant reminder to get it back on the road as soon as possible!
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Re: MK 1 Storm second time around

Post by jimmy h » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:53 pm

My car went to the bodyshop today!

I was going to take some photo's when it got loaded up, but got totaly lost in stuff.

I've been building up to this for the last 8 years or so.....
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