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Old 05 February 2014, 16:43   #81
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Old 05 February 2014, 16:59   #82
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Lowered suspension, Janspeed manifold and system, +60 thou' overbore, big valve head, BCF2 camshaft, all lightened and balanced by Vulcan. 85bhp at the wheels and gave many an XR2 a run for their money. Would have been a real animal if our budget could have stretched to a pair of DCNFs. Standard gearing only gave 100mph for 6000rpm though!
Mine wasn't quite so refined it was my first car bought from my current at the time girlfriends sister fella had been off the road for 1.5yrs took it to Halfords for MOT which failed and they quoted 2500 to get it to pass. I then spent the next 10 months getting it road legal myself and mate who was a mechanic needed new inner and outer sills, a panels, rear wheel arches, boot floor panel, petrol tank, full break system replacement. I'm not good with my hands but it turned out really well in the end but that was back when cars were straightforward and you could see an engine when you opened the bonnet.

It was lowered but by cutting the springs eek! Diamond White with the brown two tone stripe and the black plastic wheel arches and rubber boot spoiler! Embarrassed now to admit this but it also had blacked out windows ha ha
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Embarrassed now to admit this but it also had blacked out windows ha ha
Some things don't change then eh....
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I bet you boys used to read Max Power Magazine!!!.....

I used to read it on the bus to college
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Old 05 February 2014, 17:16   #85
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Pahhh. Wasn't it 'fast Ford'?
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Old 06 February 2014, 07:26   #87
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Golf GTi 16v - early one with no elec windows or sunroof etc. still remember the reg! E649 KBL

Also had one of the last XR3is. H reg. not too bad, but nothing like the golf

Both of them were a step up from my MK1 escort - still remember the reg on that too! OUH 810M. bloody things are worth a fortune now!
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I was more of a 'Razzle' kind of lad, when it came to magazines
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Before you start on the who had what, YOU had a WHAT. Typical collectors car Astra GTE 16V, superb. The wayward handling as you gave it the full beans only made for a more interesting experience
Awesome, the red top engine was half built by cosworth. Had one lowered, cut arches with obligatory 6x9s on the parcel shelf. Then got a GSi with the last of that engine before ecotecs.

First car was an ax gt. Lowered torsion bar, again with 6x9sTwin carb 85bhp, flew to 100 then ran out of puff, panels like rizzla paper, glad I never crashed. Happy days

Also had two golf 1.8ts chipped to 200bhp. One still going strong at 175k with the old man. One clutch and a water pump in 120k. VW reliability!
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Did Max Power exist in 1988?

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