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About ALEX P

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    Amersham, Bucks

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    1985 3.6 Carrera
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    Golf GTI
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    993 RSR or IROC in Kermit green or M5 BMW 2002 or...
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  1. Yeah, I know. Here are the 993 ones: https://type911shop.co.uk/epages/de867ca1-377e-432e-84fd-bdccf2206766.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/de867ca1-377e-432e-84fd-bdccf2206766/Products/9698
  2. I was looking back through my photos to see if I could count the teeth on my WOSP starter but could only find the weight. Good work on the exhaust removal. What a ball ache of a job. Interesting that you went for stainless studs instead of the brass VW jobbies. I had galling issues with stainless fasteners really quickly on my exhaust so changed back to sacrificial soft nuts.
  3. Looks good mate. What was the new TT like on the motorway back oop north?
  4. 1. The gaskets are fairly large and 'squidgy'. I would be very surprised if RB didn't fit fresh ones when he did the intake conversion. Yes the plastic intake manifolds can and do split. This isn't a big deal if the gasket is still sealing but it doesn't help. The 964 plastic intake manifolds are expensive and the 993 ones are a lot cheaper but have a slightly larger bore. This isn't really a big deal but you want to line them up so they are concentric before fitting the intake manifold rubber sleeve and intake on top. 2. I think you're being a bit paranoid here. Your garage sounds a bit 'fussy'. These driveshafts rarely catastrophically fail. 3. Pah. Stick a bit of gaffa tape over the red light at MOT time.
  5. ALEX P

    Hidden speakers

    The Pelican thread is interesting Haith. Those Moch-1 under dash was the sort of thing I had in mind but I doubt they cater for RH drive cars and would probably cost a fortune to ship over if they did. http://www.moch-1.com/UNDERDASH.htm I've seen SP's door cards & they are nicely done but I'm leaving my cards as they are. I've never really liked the idea of driving with music playing earphones in. Not sure what the legalities are, I mean deaf people are allowed to drive but that's not the solution for me. Right now I'm thinking of an under seat woofer (because I've already got one) and some flat midrange/tweets. I'm not looking to spend lots of money so was looking at these Pyle sunvisor jobbies but I would just stick them on a surface under the dash area not on the visors. http://vi.raptor.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemDescV4&item=372693864485&category=179671&pm=1&ds=0&t=1563016484790 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172590620512
  6. I'm after something a bit more, erm, discreet, like little hidden dash speakers! + I need the rear footwells to put feet into!
  7. Axel on here had one for sale a while ago. No idea if he still has it or not but may be worth a PM.
  8. Why don't you just skim the front adaptors down a bit, that way you can put either tyre on the front? Every car is different on what tyres you can fit depending on what ride height / geo you are running so there is no hard and fast rule for what fits and what does not. This applies even more so to wide bodied cars as the arches vary as does the amount of lip rolling/removal.
  9. ALEX P

    Hidden speakers

    Something like that probably would do the job quite well but I think I'm just going to try sticking some small (maybe 3 - 4" speakers under the lower dash pointing at the floor, maybe mounted on a bracket or plate. If it sounds rubbish then I will either live with it or come back to one of the suggestions above. Thanks for the replies chaps.
  10. If you are not depressing the idle microswitch then the car will be a PITA and will stall when pulling up and when trying to park & all low rev manoeuvres. Trust me on that!! From memory, RB's set up is the 964 plastic intake and the 3.2 throttle setup can sometimes struggle to get the range of travel to get both idle and WOT.
  11. ALEX P

    Hidden speakers

    Not really. I've got one of those VDO head units with bluetooth so just want some discrete speakers. The noisy exhaust means I'm not chasing audiophile pleasing sound. Just want to play some tunes and run my phone through the head unit. I don't have a rear shelf as such anymore. I put an RS-ish carper kit in there and added rear seats on top. Same applies for the rear quarter cards, they're just carpet now. Yep, two speakers would be fine for me too. Just not on the rear shelf. I just transferred my old door speakers so they were 5.25" or 6.5" I think. I've stuck a photo at the bottom of this. That's the sort of thing I was thinking of. I know it's not ideal that it's pointing at your feet but there looks to be space to fit something there. You can get tiny speakers that belt out sound these day albeit at the expense of any bass but that can be taken care of with the underseat box. That's quite a neat solution. Can't bring myself to cut up the cards though
  12. ALEX P

    Hidden speakers

    I want to fit some hidden speakers, maybe under the dash. I refuse to cut holes in my doorcards so before my car became luxurious with carpet and sound deadening I cut holes in the sill blower covers and mounted a pair there for a bit which kinda worked ok until I put the sill blowers back in and then there wasn't really much room for the speakers. I've got an underseat sub (which I haven't yet fitted) so probably only really 'need' mid & tweets but don't mind fitting coaxials or whatever really. I don't want to spend loads of money and it's never going to sound great because my car is noisy but when I think about what you can get out of tiny ipod docks these days or little bluetooth speakers then there must be something half decent that fits into a small compromised area.... Any ideas?
  13. It may not be directly related but my 1985 car only ever had the lap belts from factory but the threaded hole to provision for the 3 - point belts is/has always been there. I don't know if it was an option to 'upgrade' from 2 - point to 3- point back then but it does make it a lot easier that you don't have to mess around with adding the 3rd shoulder point retrospectively.
  14. No. I put new bushes in mine fairly recently so didn't bother.
  15. Yes, I went with the 2" extended J.West / Rennshift jobbie. It seems well made and it was easy to fit & works well. The only mod I did was to anodise the knob because they only did it in a brushed natural finish.
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