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Offline Allanchvet

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Another Chevette - Ayrshire
« on: Dec 10, 2015, 09:09:05 »
Hi, Bit the bullet and bought a 83 plate Chevette, saloon. Needing a bit of a tidy inside and out but solid and runs great! nearly full yrs MOT, nice wheels. Seems to have been a previous members car, possibly restored years back. Plan for her...not sure, full prep and paint maybe - ideas welcome. :)




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Re: Another Chevette - Ayrshire
« Reply #1 on: Dec 10, 2015, 16:08:28 »
 :cog: :coolphotos: Welcome Allan! Cool set of wheels there! looks like a nice little project to be carrying on with! :Welcome: :driving:

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Re: Another Chevette - Ayrshire
« Reply #2 on: Dec 10, 2015, 16:24:38 »
Looks great - enjoy the drive for a while before you decide what to do. - Scotty

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Re: Another Chevette - Ayrshire
« Reply #3 on: Dec 10, 2015, 16:52:08 »
Welcome along.

Looks like you have found yourself a tidy example.

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Re: Another Chevette - Ayrshire
« Reply #4 on: Dec 10, 2015, 19:19:03 »
Thanks everyone, who is best for classic insurance? 35 yr old clean licence, good area, second car
- cheapest I've had is 118/yr, that good?

Edited to say: Made myself younger! 36 :)
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Re: Another Chevette - Ayrshire
« Reply #5 on: Dec 10, 2015, 19:51:37 »
I have my saloon with Footman James.

3k miles a year & garaged, I'm 26 with a clean license and been driving 7 years.

98 for the year.

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Re: Another Chevette - Ayrshire
« Reply #6 on: Dec 10, 2015, 20:23:29 »
I have my saloon with Footman James.

3k miles a year & garaged, I'm 26 with a clean license and been driving 7 years.

98 for the year.

I think that was the same company Ashley, lost track of who I have spoken too. So to get access to parts section, need to sign up fully?

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Re: Another Chevette - Ayrshire
« Reply #7 on: Dec 10, 2015, 22:29:35 »
As a fully paid up member (20 per year). You will get access to the full forum.  Which includes members build blogs, technical help, vehicle register,  buy and sell section and also some member discounts.  You will also receive a club keyring and a printed newsletter will be sent out 2-3 times per year.  On top of all that you will get invited to attended the VBOA national rally at Billing aquadrome in July,  the biggest meeting for Vauxhall, Bedford, Opel clubs in the uk, and display your car on the club stand.

And finally get to know/meet/interact with other likeminded Chevette/Chevanne/Kadett addicts :cog:

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Re: Another Chevette - Ayrshire
« Reply #8 on: Dec 12, 2015, 10:11:05 »
I have found Footman James to be best value for me. - Especially as they do agreed value and breakdown in the standard policy. - Scotty

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Re: Another Chevette - Ayrshire
« Reply #9 on: Dec 13, 2015, 15:42:25 »
Great, yeah definately be joining. Footman James seem good, 79/yr, can't argue with that!

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Re: Another Chevette - Ayrshire
« Reply #10 on: Dec 13, 2015, 19:45:48 »
Great, yeah definately be joining. Footman James seem good, 79/yr, can't argue with that!

Welcome aboard, give me a shout if your stuck for anything as I'm only in Cumbria, if you join as a member you get 15% discount with Adrian Flux too, I'm in a 2.0 16v Kadett estate, fully comp on agreed value with roadside assistance and its 137 a year.
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Re: Another Chevette - Ayrshire
« Reply #11 on: Dec 14, 2015, 16:48:07 »
Great, yeah definately be joining. Footman James seem good, 79/yr, can't argue with that!

Welcome aboard, give me a shout if your stuck for anything as I'm only in Cumbria, if you join as a member you get 15% discount with Adrian Flux too, I'm in a 2.0 16v Kadett estate, fully comp on agreed value with roadside assistance and its 137 a year.

Hi mate, thanks might take you up on that. Can I pick folks brains on running temp, mine runs hot, rad is like new, fluid doesn't look too bad, prob benefit from a flush, got sealant round the thermostat and w.p. Is it normal to run this high? Faulty sender? Bit of info with docs from a prev owner, member on here: Martinjerome, had made a comment on here of similar in 2009, someone said it's common.

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Re: Another Chevette - Ayrshire
« Reply #12 on: Dec 19, 2015, 22:15:22 »
my temp is opposite it doesnt get out of cold so i will change the thermostat sounds like your thermostat has probaly been done but i would change it again and completley flush the system using radflush refill (dont forget the antifreeze)and run it up to temp with rad cap off to avoid airlocks.

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Re: Another Chevette - Ayrshire
« Reply #13 on: Dec 20, 2015, 09:21:03 »
Its often the water distribution tube blocked. Its inside the head behind the waterpump. Just pulls out if not too corrroded! A good descaling often works wonder too but dont do the radiator with very agressive stuff as its made of copper and can be destroyed by some descalers.  - Scotty

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Re: Another Chevette - Ayrshire
« Reply #14 on: Dec 20, 2015, 20:48:30 »
Good info, thanks guys  :) That's her in the shed, out of this shitty rain! found some goodies in the boot, 2 knackered shocks, old thermostat, new alt belt, new hub in box and missing door card.  :) Workshop manual on route, get a start to some jobs soon hopefully.
Passenger door needs patched as the pulley for the window mechanism is non existent, wire all over the place! window is pinned up at the moment.

Mate keeps putting engine conversion ideas in my head, latest is Isuzu Piazza turbo (150 bhp) says it shares the same chassis.

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