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Old 07-03-2016   #1
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My baby Mama.

Hello folks!


I've been a lurker for a while. I've got myself a little project car named Mama (you'll get it when you see the reg).


To date, most of this is on FB, I've done quite a bit.


New rear bench,
welding in the boot floor
, a head gasket and all of the bits it makes sense to change when there,
core plugs,
a full service,
a new clutch,
new headlights,
a new OE bumper on quick release catches,
removed several crappy after market immobilisers and alarms and cheap - wrap and tape audio nonsense,
replaced the door cards,
pedal rubbers,
removed under car neons,
replaced the crank and cam oil seals
and given her a new rocker cover gasket.
I've fit upper and lower strut braces and plan to weld one across the back.


This car was bought under the illusion that it was spotless, a 7 hour train ride on a Sunday and no nearby hotels meant I bought it. It's a turd.


The project element comes in the form of making a trofeo rep similar to that of Pete Murrays (I've even asked if he'd mind - his was an inspiration to go out and buy mine although I've never actually met him!)


Pics are all on Facebook and I'm at work where it's blocked but I take several as I'm going on to remind me of how bad it was and how much I've actually done when I'm at the stage of hair pulling.


I love her and driving it gives a real buzz. It has some parts of note, a ported head and a Vauxhall crank(???) All I know is that it pulls well and just needs some good old fashioned lovin'


Pictures to follow.
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Re: My baby Mama.

just a note,we love pics on this forum :P uplaod to gallery and link to thread,

ive seen and been in the trofeo rep when it had a 1242 16v in it,has a new owner now, but decals are available still as im intent on purchasing a set also.

seems you have the right idea about these magic little things

eager about vauxhaul crank? does seem rather odd?
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Re: My baby Mama.

Quote Originally Posted by perks View Post
removed under car neons
I want to see a picture of this.... didn't think anyone did this anymore. Though it does bring back memories of playing NFS: Underground.


Vauxhall crank - how do you know it's got a Vauxhall crank?
Just intrigued, it stamped on it, any part numbers? Just wondering if it's a direct fit and if there's a part number then can find out dimensions etc.
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Stamped as such, only noticed when changing the crank thought it mega odd. I've no idea of why or what benefit it offers if any. A weight or throw advantage perhaps? Still spins without a belt after a head skim so I can't see it has changed the stroke. Christ knows.

Neons didn't work and let's face it, who would want them too?
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