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loeb last won the day on June 28

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About loeb

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    GTI Stage 2

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    Mk3 Golfs
  1. Not many changes from the last post. Just enjoying putting more miles on the car. I did a deal for a full R32 set up with the guy breaking the car in October. This was good to give me time to put away a few quid more. He messaged me a few hours later to say the car jumped the timing so that took the wind out of my sails. After that I decided to stop looking as I'm currently trying to buy a house then @puzzlement13 messaged me to say she knew of a 2.8 24v engine from a 4motion Golf in Wales. Needless to say I cant resist a good deal (or changing bits on the car) so a few days later Otis was sitting infront of his new set up It'll be a while before I get it fitted but that'll give me time to change the head gasket, chains, crank seal etc and tart the thing up. I always felt my engine and gearbox let the bay down when you looked in closely so gona go mad on this. After Castlewellan on Saturday I stopped for a few pictures with @c11ris in his mk2 and Nelly in his mk5. Connor
  2. Back in a Mk3 Golf!

    Im sure you're glad to be making progress. Be good to have another mk3 around
  3. What have you done to your car today?

    I normally like them but the top seems very dark there. Is it smoked or black?
  4. Mk3 Golf Cab #nohomo

    Still have this wee cab. A boring update more so to keep a record. Passed it's MOT retest after failing on a split track rod end boot and a "corroded/pitted front disc offside outer". I replaced the track rod end and stuck 2 new discs on the front. When doing so I discovered no bad corrosion or pitting to either disc. These are the failed discs During the retest I brought up about the discs showed them to them. The tester agreed they should not have failed but once you leave the centre you can't complain. Total s***e but not much I can do now. Mileage is 132212 so just over 1000miles in a year. The underside is still weld free and everything is great condition. Not the norm for a mk3 Golf lol Connor
  5. What have you done to your car today?

    Good job. Something i would like to do
  6. Castlewellan 2017 - 24th June 2017

    Me!! Fav show of the year
  7. Pistolpete's Mars Red Mk1 GTi Build Thread

    Haha sorry about that but I would rather have said than let you miss something potentially. Yeah it is unfortunately. Im glad you still update your thread though. Its a good read.
  8. Pistolpete's Mars Red Mk1 GTi Build Thread

    Good work as always. Loving the back axle build. In the 2nd pic though is the brake line kinked or just the angle of the pic?
  9. Cheer @Coltwee No major updates. Currently have 300miles on air and all good so far. Absolutely loving having the car out and about again. My friend Brian lasered me a cover panel for my compressor in the air build Connor
  10. "old" petrol and diesel cars

    Im all for getting old diesels off the road. Petrol power!
  11. Not too many photo updates as it was mostly wee bits and pieces. Sorted my stance out with spacers then looked at out to make it more permenant without spacers. I fitted 20mm spacers behind the stub axles so my adapters work as before and the wheels fit as normal. This took me 2 nights as I snapped 2 of the bolts and had to drill them out. Fun times there. The fronts i have a 5mm spacer on which bugs me. If i get 2 more wheel centres from the rear wheels and fit them to the front rims that will give me 6mm more without a spacer but that'll be well down the line. Some wiring was done under the bonnet and a few bits tidied here and there. The heater matrix got binned as the air filter was in the way of the hoses. Something I wont miss but I think Lee will. I'll wire up the heated seats at some point though for her. That was the car read for the road bar needing a serious detail again. With running down to the wire for the Cars at the Mill show I couldn't book to get it down. Lee, Paddy and I give it a quick go over with SRP to try hide some swirls and a coat of 100 yr old turtle wax wax as I cant find my 50 Cal stuff. This is how we finished up: It wouldn't be me unless something happened and on the way to Cars at the Mill my arch liner caught the wheel and ripped itself out scattering itself over the m1. Other than that the first 100odd mile on air has been great. I picked up a top 5 trophy at Cars at the Mill and before we left I grabbed a quick photo after the show http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd72/Connor_McCann/Mobile Uploads/20170501_003820_zpsl16mcssr.jpg[/IMG]
  12. 4wd Rolling road

    Off the top of my head ECC in lisburn will have a 4wd one. Where do you live?
  13. New

    Welcome. What shape polo have you?
  14. With work being busy coming up to Easter and Dubshed etc I had hardly got near the car til the week off I had for easter. I got the wheels back from acid dipping at dubshed thanks to @c11ris who brought them up with his RMs. I gave them a coat of etch primer, high build, colour and clear. But as usual this wasnt straight forward. I got a gold mixed that I liked and took it home to open it and hate it. I did this a 2nd time and opened it to find metallic brown so I mixed the 2 together and got something I liked and went with that. The insides of the barrels got stripped and a quick coat of silver to tidy them and the lips got repolished to bring them up after 2 years of neglect. After many tries i couldnt route the heater matrix hoses as neat as id like around the air filter so the matrix had to go. That again meant dash out which at this point is like brushing my teeth. Next up was to reroute a few wires from reverting back to the standard manifold. Ive still to loop out the matrix but this is how the bay looks for now Thanks to Simon at Lurgan Tyre Centre I got my tyres refitted and today I spent the day playing with wheel spacers and fitment now i have the air up and running. The back has been no problem but the front I needed an extra 10mm lower to keep me happy. The struts came back out and I rebuilt them to get that last wee bit down. Once back in the airlines were fixed to their final location after testing them and this is where I'm at now Connor
  15. Dubshed 2017

    Some pics in that link for you