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  1. 2.0 GTE Battery

    Thanks Dave
  2. 2.0 GTE Battery

    Hi All Whats the best make and type of battery for a GTE, and do any of you use a battery conditioner for longer periods when not in use? Many thanks
  3. 1985 GTE Hatch restore / tidy

    So after deciding to sell the car due to lack of use and time to spend on it, for some reason I now cannot stop tinkering every evening: Inlet manifold next, after some heat proof silver paint
  4. White GTE Hatch 34k miles

  5. A bit weird???

    Including a number of boats and a house boat, which just like everything else is “..HPI clear..” and the only thing sold in the last year, a pair of trainers 😀
  6. Rear wiper motor for 86 Hatch

    No part number but looks like this:
  7. Rear wiper motor for 86 Hatch

    Rear wiper motor needed for 1986 GTE hatch
  8. 1985 GTE Hatch restore / tidy

    Thats exactly how I did it, used a stanley knife to cut into the bottom of the U channel section, and removed enough to simply glue it on with contact adhesive. Will try to find you a photo over the weekend. This is the only one I can currently find, shows the seal being cut down.
  9. SOLD

  10. Good pair of front seats for a project, with the cloth to match rears also on Ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172721958028?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  11. 1985 GTE Hatch restore / tidy

    Calipers went off to Bigg Red last week And came back this week... Great service and quality, for £129. sunroof repair and final paint in two weeks time. Hopefully back on the road permanently, first week of June.
  12. Sunroof seal for Ascona B sliding sunroof

    It could be 4 to 6 weeks before it gets done as the roof and panel all need to be repainted before it is ready to fit the seal. You may have to go first...!
  13. Do you mean this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-NOVA-CAVALIER-CALIBRA-REAR-WIPER-ARM-NUT-CAP-GENUINE-NEW-/161650568839?hash=item25a31fee87 I bought 3, as they were so cheap, they just popped straight on.
  14. 1985 manta GTE fuel tank

    I got a quote from Arrow in Bristol www.arrowbristol.co.uk They seem to do complete refurbs, however when I got the tank out and cleaned it up, the rust was on the surface only and the problem was the breather tubes that had all perished to nothing. Refurbed it myself for the cost of some Hammerite and new hoses / clips.
  15. Sunroof seal for Ascona B sliding sunroof

    I have one, it looks good and fits the front flange well, and has the felt / flocked finish. Not clear what happens to the rear of the roof, it looks as though the flange part has to be cut off and glued in place. The separate rubber rear seal is also glued in place. Will post some detailed photos when I get it done.