MK 1 Storm - The Money Pit

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Re: MK 1 Storm - The Money Pit

Post by jimmy h » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:12 pm

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The wheel could have been dragged and dropped from Ryan's 'NRB' thread - It is the same wheel! drove the car last weekend with it on for the first time. Best wheel you can get for a MK 1.Without doubt, it feels right, it looks right.

I notice when I'm watching: Chasing Classic Cars (Wayne Careny). The Momo Prototipo steering wheel is a replica of the one fitted to the Ferrari Dino.
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Maybe I've been watching too much of Wayne! the Ansa sticker on the tail pipe? OK it's not an Ansa Exhaust... But, neither was Sonny Crockets Daytona a true Ferrari, but, it still looked good, get my drift! 8-)



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Re: MK 1 Storm - The Money Pit

Post by the edmundator » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:27 pm

My X1/9 had an Ansa exhaust. Fabulous noise.


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Re: MK 1 Storm - The Money Pit

Post by jimmy h » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:07 am

Made a start.
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Split the seat into 4 sections.
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Treated the rust with POR15.
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Got some stuff!
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Started addressing the worst cracking.



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Re: MK 1 Storm - The Money Pit

Post by Ryan » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:04 pm

You're so right about the wheel Jimmy - It's like it was always meant to have it!
(it's also surprising what a difference brand spanking leather feels like compared to the 30+ years old original...)


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Re: MK 1 Storm - The Money Pit

Post by 16v_coupe » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:40 am

jimmy h wrote:Image

The wheel could have been dragged and dropped from Ryan's 'NRB' thread - It is the same wheel! drove the car last weekend with it on for the first time. Best wheel you can get for a MK 1.Without doubt, it feels right, it looks right.

I notice when I'm watching: Chasing Classic Cars (Wayne Careny). The Momo Prototipo steering wheel is a replica of the one fitted to the Ferrari Dino.
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Maybe I've been watching too much of Wayne! the Ansa sticker on the tail pipe? OK it's not an Ansa Exhaust... But, neither was Sonny Crockets Daytona a true Ferrari, but, it still looked good, get my drift! 8-)
:good: Great looking steering wheel that you have put in this Storm.

This gives me hope that I will find a good steering wheel for my '80 Storm, that I will start restoring this Summer here in America :-)

I also like the Ansa sticker :vcool:


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Re: MK 1 Storm - The Money Pit

Post by jimmy h » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:20 am

^ thank you for the above comments. :-)
Not sure how I think this is going, one thing for sure is it's a big improvement, trouble is I'm a bit of a perfectionist which in itself never leaves you satisfied.
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Re: MK 1 Storm - The Money Pit

Post by the edmundator » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:52 am

There was a short article in a supplement that came with Classic Cars this month, about re-connolising leather. The chap (who is one of the original Connoly-trained upholsterers) says that a proper restoration of leather involves taking the leather right back to the start and removing all the colour. For perfection, I expect that's what you'd need to do.

Looks good, though.


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Re: MK 1 Storm - The Money Pit

Post by ianaudia4 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:41 am

They look very good.


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Re: MK 1 Storm - The Money Pit

Post by jimmy h » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:35 pm

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Bit of a teaser, photobucket is being a pain, more photo's to follow. Long story short,I didn't like the 'shiny finish' thought it looked too 'plastic coated, 'went back to the manufacturer of the kit and got a 'satin sealer' much happier with end result :-)
So... Drivers seat, rear bench and 4 side card to do!



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Re: MK 1 Storm - The Money Pit

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Re: MK 1 Storm - The Money Pit

Post by jimmy h » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:10 pm

Naturally, the passenger seat was letting the drivers down, so the last few weeks I've been on with that.
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MOT this Friday so fingers crossed.....



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Re: MK 1 Storm - The Money Pit

Post by GTXTRA » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:12 pm

They have come up a treat.


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Re: MK 1 Storm - The Money Pit

Post by jimmy h » Fri May 02, 2014 5:09 pm

Cheers Sean,

Bloody hell, what a day!

Passed. No advisories, I guess a few could scoff and say it's a 're-built car' but, it is 34 years old, 140 K on the clock 40 year old technology meeting modern criteria which is not getting any easier....

I'm not all that arsed about that, or what I've spent on it, the grin on my face driving again was priceless.



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Re: MK 1 Storm - The Money Pit

Post by Stormboy » Sat May 17, 2014 4:04 pm

Just looked at the receipt from 1994 that was my car Lance Litherland! I thought I recognised the car, you have done it a credit it looks awesome mate, you given me the enthusiasm to restore my mothers storm owned for 26 years, you might have seen it when you viewed the blue one



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Re: MK 1 Storm - The Money Pit

Post by jimmy h » Sun May 18, 2014 4:50 pm

Stormboy wrote:Just looked at the receipt from 1994 that was my car Lance Litherland! I thought I recognised the car, you have done it a credit it looks awesome mate, you given me the enthusiasm to restore my mothers storm owned for 26 years, you might have seen it when you viewed the blue one
Hello Lance,

I did wonder if one day you might have a peek on here and spot the receipt with your sig which I put up . When I bought the car off you I came down to Tewkesbury (about half way for both parties) with my brother and met you and your father, lovely spring day.

I've got a great memory: both sills and rear panel also came from you a few years before my car went for restoration.
Many, many thanks for your kind words about my project. I took it to a local car show today and there was some serious exotica there - an Alfa Romeo Zagato circa 1988.
Jeez they were thin on the ground when they came out, and very expensive. I had some very nice comments about the old Storm. I've been hooning around a bit in it lately and it always catches peoples attention!

My advice is: If you are serious about your Mum's car? make sure you have deep pockets, and a huge amount of time - to do it justice.

As a quick after-thought, if you do go the 'whole hog'. Imagine putting it next to Mr Menders MK1 or the fabled old DBC car,(both I've never seen in the 'metal' the standard is massively high. I thought mine was a very good attempt, until I saw Bills Indiana Red GLS back in Cosford last summer - Jeez. what stunning example :-o

I've also found the people on here are very helpful, sincere and straight-forward.

I'll PM you about the VW letter. Good luck with the project..