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WhiteShark

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WhiteShark last won the day on September 18 2016

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  1. DPD. Make sure it's packaged well. Get the sender to Put polysterene blocks on the corners and make sure the blocks cannot fall off. Get the sender to take photographs of the items before they were delivered in case there are problems with transit damage and request if you want to pick the items up from the main depot nearest to you. The two depots I use are in Belfast are off Sandykoees roundabout or Ballygowan. Damage normally occurs on the last leg due to transit times and delivery requirements. Never had problems with them as long as the item has been packaged well from the sender. You must have a fixed time for pick up, your senders mobile number and your mobile in case of any problems.
  2. Keep it in the barn. I don't have my old Mk 2 anymore. Sold it for more than I bought it for and got two years out of it. Still have my Scirocco which has a Mk2 golf Kr in it. I always get people in car parks telling me how rare it is. I even had someone come up to my mark 3 golf and told my how rare that was! Parts for the mk2 gti are hard to get such as the WUR, ISV and cold start thermostat. Yes you can get them new but there bloody dear. They were all mass produced cars. There are so many people that have them locked in the garages and they never see the light of day. Keep it and take it for a spin now and again. As oldfoolschool said, Austins were such heaps of dung. After 60,000 miles and six years they were only fit for scrap. Old VWs remind you how to drive a car properly and keep on going. If the engine blows you can get another pretty easily of dump something a bit faster in.
  3. If you like driving and are keeping the car, for comfort and positive handling, get a set of Konis shocks with Eibach springs. They transform the car and the ride and handling are unbelievable. if your replacing the suspension do all bump stops and top mounts while your at it. With the struts off, a 256 brake Caliper replacement is also worthwhile. You can actually stop safely without cacking yourself on a motorway. This will be dependant on the quality of your existing struts. If they are past their sell by date go for a set of coilovers, FK are a good choice but I'm not 100% if they still make them for the Rocco. Ive had both above fitted. The coilovers are stiff. My weapon of choice would be the Konis with Eibach springs, win hands down. Comfortable drive, and if you want to, your can steer into a hard corner at speed and it goes where you tell it. Put a post on the Scirocco register uk, lots of good advice from a range of users.
  4. As Gav said above open a case immediately. On Ebay Item's are not sold as seen, unless in the ad it clearly states, item sold as seen. The description was advertised as Recaro, and if the seats are not Recaro then the description is false and misleading. Not open to interpretation at all, if clearly stated in the ad that the seats are Recaro, then thats what they should have been.
  5. You could go BMW 5 series estate. Easily fits three seats. Have you thought of a T5? Seven seats available on some, quick. XC90 are great yokes. Get one with a Yamaha engine. If modded at all the power is awesome. Avoid the automatic gearbox as they can be horrendous to repair as they have electronic extras. Check out the executive model. Loads of add ons and great for the kids. Not cheap motors and very hard to find one with low miles but I'm sue you know someone somewhere that has one good to go.
  6. Wheels in Motion Gilnahirk. Just outside East Belfast. Fixed price per wheel. Nu Luk prices you might as well buy a new set.
  7. My elder brother had the same black Datzun. They looked awesome and were pretty comfy on the inside from what I can remember. They did shift as my dad at the time had an Austin Maxi and my mum had a Beetle. My guilty pleasure would be this. It just screams, Drive Me!
  8. Andy, my daily is a V40s estate. It has a jap engine and has been bulletproof in my ownership. My mechanic even jokes when I get a service done that it is more reliable than any of my Volkswagons! My VW s always put a smile on my face however and at least I know how they work. Welcome along.
  9. I used to have one of these about 20 years ago. Great cars! Mine was the exact same colour and interior. My only regret was never fitting a Webber on it. Mighty quick cars for 55bhp. I even took mine on a trip all round Scotland. Never missed a beat. There was a girl at one of the quarter mile days at Bishopscourt. Her car was the same and I have to say, despite all the motors, it was the best car there! Good luck with the build.
  10. There is currently a HM Gov petition to get the rolling 25 year road tax exemption thing back. It is here -> https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/119497 should you wish to sign it. The total of signatures is leaping up fast, minute by minute Share it on other forums and social media folks If mods don't like this please remove.
  11. Great work. Next run out have a party in the back. Loving this post, mighty patience getting this yoke to this level.
  12. Jim if you have any withdrawal symptoms give me a bell and I'll throw you the keys. Good luck with the new family wagon and enjoy that brilliant boot space! Health to drive.
  13. ATS Castlereagh Road, take their time and provide a good service for an exhaust and tyre joint. A quick fit they are not.
  14. Never was a fan of Cruise control in in my old style Honda Accord but I love this build and the post updates.
  15. Now restored Masey Fergusons can gain entry to Dubshed, back to their original home show ground. They are all now part of the VW family !!!