Hey everyone !
First I wanna thank everyone who contributes to this forum.It's been a invaluable source of info.I've been around here for years,but never joined.Guess I never had much to say..I'm kinda more into harleys,but smashed mine up in the summer.still waiting for the insurers.
I've got a lovely '96 GTV TS for years now.Well,lovely is a bit exaggerated-she's got a massive dent behind the drivers door,and the other side doesn't look too good either.The rear suspension link arms squeek on the rose joint bushes,and the rear shocks are shot.I have a lovely set of ten spoke 18" that keep rubbing on the inside of the wheel arches when I do a hard left at speed.There's this thing that sticks out on the inside of the wheel arch at the back-i wonder why it's there.I think it doesn't help that the rear right spring is all rusty and I guess too weak.The bottoming out thing has rusted away long ago,leaving only the rubber thingy to dance around inside the spring! The thermostat has gone ****-up weeks ago and it's boody cold inside let me tell ya.Am getting tired pullig out this cardboard from front of the radiator every time I hit the town traffic.I've just ordered a new one,a Vernet make,I hope they ok.The variator is happily rattling away and she's in dire need of new cambelt.74 thousand miles and counting! It's been apparently changed around 45-50 by previous owner,but the exhaust cam seal has been leaking ever since he got it!Go figure.I've never trusted the bloke anyway.I just hope she wont fall apart before I get my hands on 400quid for cambelt&variator change! Other than that she's gorgeous and I love her to bits.Wouldn't change her for anything,even though my girlfriend hates it and calls her 'red b***h'.She preferred the beaten up ibiza I had.
Anyways,I hope you all ok and happy holidays!