The reason snotty was immobile is due to a holed rad and damaged front armature - this is what it arrived like:
First off, connect up a battery, check for oil and bits hanging off and give it a quick turn over. http://s215.beta.photobucket.com/user/s ... 3.mp4.html
then start ripping bits off:
Damper bush missing from LH top mount: http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc25 ... G_6210.mp4
RH brake flexis disconnected – one missing (I hadn't taken the wheels off to check but Phil then remembered that the RH caliper was also missing
LH anti-roll bar mount disconnected (probably to try and get the rad out)
RH front side/ind wiring bodged – replacement plug found
Wiring resting on turbo stripped back for checking
ALL fuel pipes need replacing (braided string/garden hose type fitted!)
My spare rad is toast
we'll have a look for an alternative with built in gearbox oil cooler before deciding on this.
on the plus side, it came with a new galvanised lower rail, which I bolted onto a replacement rad surround.
the Polo rad is a good fit but the inlet/outlets are wrong for a Ti
Damper cover missing from RH unit (probably to avoid contact with the battery tray) – suggest battery in boot ayway?
RH headlight motor winder missing (tested and the motor works)
I'm a little worried about the size of the autobox but we'll have a better idea tomorrow
Current: SE5 (8Ball
), 1600 SS1 (G97
), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a
), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: SE6a (Katrina
), 1400EFi SS1 (Grawpy
), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick
), 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3
), TI SS1 (snotty
), 1300 SS1 (Number One
) & Sarah's coupe
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