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  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one that finds the pedal layout not great! I never even thought about getting an extension. Is this something available off the shelf?
  2. Thanks man, it was local yeah. I believe it's been here for 6 years, before that i'm not sure - may have been down south. It's had the number plate changed obviously. I have a sale receipt from 2 owners ago, i'll dig it out and see where it was. Good point! I will be pricing up having a cat fitted, and perhaps a centre silencer. # Unless anyone wants to buy KAM racing manifold from me and i will sort out another one? OUCH that is rough!! I was thinking around the £200 mark. At least you can still get them. I think the problem is it absorbs water. I painted mine over the weekend, however it's already started to bubble and it's been 2 or 3 days since i did it. Not ideal.. Maybe if i took it off and soaked it in rice or something (long shot i know!) it would get the water out of the material, then i could seal it and paint it. Hmmmm..... Nice car btw, do love them in black! I did get some photos of it recently, but i'll wait until i get a chance to tidy it up first. I replaced some fixings in the engine bay, slam panel and repainted a bracket that was going a little orange. Also chucked some new VW aeroblades on.
  3. Cheers Davy, the colour is really nice when it's clean! I'm not envious of owning a black car for cleaning reasons, but the Lupo does suit the black a lot! The wheels are really nice, my old Lupo never had them on when i bought it so this is my first experience, when i picked it up and it was on the Bathursts I just fell in love. They could do with being tidied up, and i REALLY need to find centre caps or centre VW logo stickers. Do you know if you can still get the cente caps new from VW? Going to get some work done on it this weekend, i ordered up a lot of new fixings and also got the spoiler off last night so will try and repaint this weekend. Need to get the crank and pistons in the Mini engine though so time will be tight
  4. Thanks for the comments @Silver! Do you mind me asking where you sourced your spacers? I've heard the rears can require a little chamfer extension but if I can find some that don't require that even better. Now you've got me pricing up more bits 😁
  5. dougie1142

    Volksfling

    No problem. For anyone else interested it's 25/26th May, in Biggar, Scotland.
  6. Cracking update Clayton. Cars a big inspiration to us all!
  7. Thank @Skajme. I saw on your black car you managed 20mm on the rear, perhaps i'll do that and go 15mm at the front. How did yours drive with spacers?
  8. Cracking looking car and thread, thoroughly enjoyed reading it and i'll certainly be taking some of your ideas forward. The wheel looks amazing in the car!
  9. First up with the new car was servicing - normally the first thing to do when purchasing a new car. Thankfully the owner provided me with VW oil filters and 2 sets of VW spark plugs. I purchased some 5W40 oil from TPS (£13.30/5L!!!!!!!) and off we go. I also gave the car a quick clean up, not the full wash i was hoping for as i didn't have all my gear with me, however it'll do. Now some of the eagle eyed will have noticed that the rear spoiler is needing attention, i'm not sure how but the paint has completely stripped off the underside and flaking off the top. Needless to say i've ordered some paint up and i'm going to try and paint it this weekend coming if the weather holds out. I've also been bothered by the engine bay, notably the screws and bolts along the slam panel, they are a bit orange for my liking. It's a similar story for the arch liner screws. I've ordered up some new ones and i'm hoping they'll also arrive by the weekend. So that's all for this time - while i save for some wheels i'm really tempted to get some 15mm spacers just to fill the arches a little bit. I can't be bothered with rolling arches again, and i really don't want any rubbing so i think i can get away with 15mm front and rear. To be continued..
  10. Hi all, Well i had my Lupo up for sale briefly, but i decided against it. My other project will just have to slow down a little to accompany running both at the same time. I've already sold one Lupo GTI and i don't want to sell another - certainly not in my favourite specification. So a little about the car, i aquired it not too long ago - on a bit of whim. Having owned a Lupo GTI a few years previous, i noticed one of my neighbours had this car sitting down the side of his house. At this time i wasn't too familiar with Anthracite cars, and initially thought he had it painted. On researching it i realised this was a rare colour, and when i found out it had only covered 68k miles i was very interested. It turned out the owner was a friend of a friend, so i probed the question and a few months later here i am the owner. The car has a few choice modifications; KWV1 coilovers (VERY impressed with these as on my last GTI i had cheapies fitted and it was horrible) KAM Racing decat manifold + KAM midpipe and backbox. Now this is super loud, its a bit too much for me in all honesty so i will either put this back to stock or have a company weld in a 200cell CAT and perhaps a middle silencer, time will tell Alpine double din W502R head unit The car initially looked like this; Now i loved the look, but i knew these weren't the wheels for me and the owner wanted to keep them which was fine by me. So i purchased the car on the stock Bathurst alloys, wheels i never had on my old Lupo. Now i've seen them on the anthracite car i actually really like them - i love silver wheels and they really pop against the anthracite. I will get them refurbed at some stage, but for now they will do wrapped in Toyo Proxies (not my tyre choice but again, it will do). So here is how i picked the car up; I was super happy with it, it brought back a lot of memories and being a little older i have more of a path for the car. I want to keep it clean, i want to improve it rather than go over the top. I do really like the OEM+ style, however i do want to improve the performance and driving experience. A few things on my list would be things such as Wilwood's, subframe refurbishment, new OEM bushings where possible, braided hoses etc. You see the idea. I have recently become a lot more interested in detailing, it's really struck a chord with me and perhaps a little bit of OCD. Between this car and my other halfs Cooper S (below), i plan to share my experiences and product experiences. And the other project i was talking about is my 1965 Morris Mini Minor, a car i've had for a long time now and is more recently being rebuilt. It's been painted and reassembly has begun. The engine has just been rebored to 1330 and is being rebuilt as we speak (when i get time!). Cheers
  11. dougie1142

    Volksfling

    Anyone going to be there this year? I'll be there in the GTI on Saturday. Happy to meet with anyone and everyone.
  12. Hi all, Lurking for a while, thought i should introduce myself. I live in Inverness, Scotland. I own a 2004 Anthracite Lupo GTI with 68k on the clock. She has a KAM racing decat manifold, KAM racing full system and KWV1 coilovers fitted. I'm going to start a project thread on here and keep track of the progress for my own benefit mainly! I also own a 1965 Mini, which has just been painted and had the engine reworked to 1330. In the final stages of assembly of that too. Cheers
  13. Please delete. Mind changed!
  14. As the title suggests, My Lupo every so often (doesn't happen every day) will cut out at traffic lights during idle. Nothing is pressed, the clutch is out, no indicators on, not in gear, handbrake on etc etc. I can't figure it out, it's only started doing it recently. The only way i've found to get it going again (If you try to start it the engine just turns over - doesn't spark) is to take the key out, open the bonnet, close the bonnet and put the key in and let all ignition lights go off before starting it. Very irritating, but it drives spot on the rest of the time - no loss of power, no weird idle blah blah blah. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Cheers guys
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