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  • Registered Users Posts: 221 ✭✭paul moore


    My Beetle !
    1977
    1200cc
    Fully Restored 3 years ago
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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,495 ✭✭✭Abelloid


    Nice beetle Paul, looks mint ;)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 318 ✭✭coolcon


    Im really liking that beetle. its one of the nicest looking examples ive seen in a while.:)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,038 ✭✭✭stratos


    These 2 keep me out of the pub, well almost.
    Some great cars in this thread, a credit to everyone.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 586 ✭✭✭8~)


    Vauxhall Victor, Stratos... tell me more. Always liked these cars. Is it original Irish, much restoration needed, etc...


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 128 ✭✭adam01


    8~) wrote:
    My brother has a '90 900, I sold to him a while back. He might be interested if a club gets going. Post details here.

    hello.
    how ya doing, show me a picture of your classic. hope to see you at my meet up on the 29th 06 at 10.30am.....ADs:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,084 ✭✭✭dubtom


    Ah yes the Victor, is that the model I remember the Guards used.Someone in an earlier post said they used a car called a VX (i think)but that looks like it to me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18 FatTony2000


    Just found this thread well impressed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,765 ✭✭✭ds20prefecture


    Pretty pretty pretty. The 2 tone suits the Karmann well. What's it like to run?


  • Registered Users Posts: 18 FatTony2000


    It runs well but there is aways something to do with any spare time. Trying to improve on the vw heating at the mo. It just will not clear the windows on a damp day. Apart from that its cool.
    Saw a nice one for sale today
    http://www.carzone.ie/usedcars/index.cfm?fuseaction=car&carID=321774
    if anyone is interested.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,495 ✭✭✭Abelloid


    Trying to improve on the vw heating at the mo..

    LOL, I hear ya :rolleyes: ;) I've had a few beetles as daily drivers, at least in a KG your breath wont freeze on the windscreen :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 196 ✭✭Stevo11


    JustinOval wrote:
    LOL, I hear ya :rolleyes: ;) I've had a few beetles as daily drivers, at least in a KG your breath wont freeze on the windscreen :D
    HAHAH I've been freezin' my butt off the last couple of months in my Beetle, the heat exchangers are rusted out. I was lucky enough to get a present of new exchangers from herself for Christmas so hopefully I'll get them in this weekend. I had intended to put them in on Thursday Eve.. but then remembered the towbar had to come off first (big frame runs under the engine).
    Yup, have a scraper in the car to get rid of the ice on the v.cold mornings, did a run from Galway -> Tullamore -> Cork -> Galway over Christmas.. OMG it was cold! Had to jump out every hour or so to run about and get some feeling back in my legs (due to the wind chill coming in through the dash).
    Steve


  • Registered Users Posts: 18 FatTony2000


    I have a 1978 type2 camper as well and we drove to Galway last week and it was tough going.
    had to stop and make tea to heat our selves up.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13 325sport


    Here's a couple of my 89 bmw 325sport,

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    Before i changed the northern plates,

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    Mines on the right in this pic,

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,978 ✭✭✭✭mike65


    Nice car though I drive a Merc 190e if I was after a 'compact' German Touring Machine thats the one I'd go for!

    Mike.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,201 ✭✭✭Redrocket


    why did you change the badge from M3 to alpina?? nice white indicators! very very clean looking car!
    E30's, such a nice car


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,376 ✭✭✭Squirrel


    stevenk wrote:
    why did you change the badge from M3 to alpina?? nice white indicators! very very clean looking car!
    E30's, such a nice car

    the badge was just M, I think the Alpina stands out more


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,201 ✭✭✭Redrocket


    the pictures are gone now???


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,269 ✭✭✭MercMad


    Nice Beemer !

    I've always had a soft spot for one of those ! How much would a decent E30 M3 cost nowdays ?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13 325sport


    stevenk wrote:
    why did you change the badge from M3 to alpina?? nice white indicators! very very clean looking car!
    E30's, such a nice car

    It's an m badge as opposed to an m3 badge and was a little faded so i bought the alpina one which suits i think as i have alpina alloys on the car.I intend to buy a new m badge(which was originally fitted to the grill of 325sport's)and re-fit it at some point.The e30 bmw's were probably the last of the old style bmw's,and much more involving to drive than the newer models.I also have a 97 e36 323i coupe but prefer the e30 to drive.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13 325sport


    MercMad wrote:
    Nice Beemer !

    I've always had a soft spot for one of those ! How much would a decent E30 M3 cost nowdays ?

    Well for a good condition sub 100k mile e30 m3,your looking at 10-15k euro or more.Id love one myself.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,566 Mod ✭✭✭✭Henry Ford III


    A few of my MkII Ford Escort RS2000 doing at relaxed trackday in Bruntingthorpe, Leicester last June :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,084 ✭✭✭dubtom


    Ahh, a cracker, my dream car for many a year. I remember when I was young a guy who owned the local shop had a yellow one, 1 PZA was the reg, I've often wondered if it's still about.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,566 Mod ✭✭✭✭Henry Ford III


    Thanks. It's a great car.

    I bought it in Wales about 6 years ago. I was very lucky to find a 2 owner, full history, rust free and unwelded, unabused, example. It's as original as there is anywhere I'm told.

    It turns out that it was once used as a sweeper car inn the RAC Rally in the UK, and is a rare "base model" RS2000. Most of the later ones were custom models.

    It's got just below 80k miles on the clock now which tallies with all the old MOT's and is still on it's original engine, which runs very well.

    I've done 4 or 5 trackdays in it, all in the UK, and have driven it over and back each time. I cooked the brakes on the 1st one (interesting drive home afterwards), and broke a windscreen on another, and had an electrical problem (dodgy alternator connection) on another trip.

    Last year I was driving home and it was a really hot day c.95 degrees, headed for Liverpool and the temperature gauge shot up. I stopped fearing the head gasket had gone. I got the rad cap off (gingerly) but the rad. was still full of coolant. I started the engine and revved it using the throttle linkeage, and could see by the coolant dropping slightly as I revved that the water pump was ok and working. It turned out that I'd got an air lock whilst replacing the coolant and I managed to squeeze the bubbles out of the two hoses coming back from the heater rad. Job done it ran cool and perfect all the way home. No problems since.

    These cars are simple mechanically and the engines and drivetrains are essentially bulletproof.

    I've put Mintex pads into the totally rebuilt brakes (I even manged to source a brand new ATE master cylinder) and upgraded the hoses to braided lines.

    Apart from that it's a standard road going spec.

    I took the engine out a few years ago, but didn't rebuild it. Didn't need to. I just changed the core plugs and accessable seals.

    I've been to a few weddings in it, which are always good for am laugh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,269 ✭✭✭MercMad


    I absolutely love those RS's !

    I helped a friend, just a few hours, to restore a lovely white RS back about 15 years ago. It got a bare metal repaint, new inner wings, new vinyl roof and a retrim. He got a new RS2000 engine in a crate which had been in a Ford dealer parts dept for years and rock bottom price.

    All new suspension, wheels shotblasted, new brakes etc. It was the nearest to a brand new car you could get !

    I still remember the reg PZP 671 ..........always wondered what happened to it !


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,566 Mod ✭✭✭✭Henry Ford III


    New Ford RS inner wings are now STG£750 a pair. Some of the parts, whilst still readily available, are going through the roof price wise. Many of the proper RS shells have been rallied to destruction at this point.

    I was offered €15,000 for the car recently, which I declined :D

    I should have said earlier there is one change engine wise. It's an leaded motor, and after looking at a few options, I bought and installed an in tank fuel catalyst. No pinking, no loss of power, no trouble at all. Lots of guys get hardened valve seats machined in, or fit a Sierra unleaded head, both with retarded ignition and a consequent loss of grunt.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,891 ✭✭✭Kersh


    Pics of my classic...

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    Im probably not using the camera right, but then again the sun wasnt even up over the trees when i took them, hence the shadowy look...:o

    *thats my other 'nearly' classic in the driveway in pic2 :)


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,566 Mod ✭✭✭✭Henry Ford III


    Lush. I love old 911's.

    Tell us more....


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,891 ✭✭✭Kersh


    Its a 79 sc, 3 litre flat6 (as ever), it seems to be fitted with the sports pack, which is the 16" black/chrome wheels, koni shocks (definitely), full leather interior in (not my fave colour) brown. It has chrome door/headlight trim,it has a tea tray(turbo) rear spoiler (previous owner must have removed the original), now has stainless exhaust, and (in my hallway, to be fitted soon), 4 discs+pads/4 shocks, and 4 wheels bearings and new antiroll bar bushings.
    The engine has the all important Carrera oil fed chain tensioners. Electric sunroof and electric windows and i love it to bits. :). It has been a bit of a work in progress, but importantly there is practically no rust, which is great. And we have ramps here, so im always checking :D .


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,566 Mod ✭✭✭✭Henry Ford III


    I like it.

    I almost bought an early 3 litre Carrera a while back. Big money. Too big ultimately.


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