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The Matt
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:20 am    Post subject: Thought I'd Say Hi Reply with quote

So as the title says..

"Hi"

I'm Matt, live in North Wales, I know quite a few of you already through either RRG, or the BH2N Retro Run....or just through shows and meets.

FINALLY bought myself a Mk1, picking it up on Sunday and hoping to start a project thread on it soon. It's a 1200L, 3 door, needs a stack of welding and a respray but I can tackle that. I've also bought myself a C20XE with all the ancillaries, which I'm collecting on Saturday morning. I was going to go for a LET onversion, but just thought there's no way I could compete with Sy's! Have also just been offered a set of Jenvey SFs and manifold off a mate for cheap, so I'm really, really tempted to bite the bullet and go for them too.

I've joined up for info mainly and just to get to know some fellow MK1 owners. I am going to be looking at getting decent suspension and will be interested in what brake upgrades people go for. Will probably be going for a full cage, harnesses, buckets and alloy tank too so will be interested to see what other people have done with theirs.

The Astra has been named "Ron" by a mate of mine, as soon as she saw it was burgundy she decided on that. Hopefully I can build it into a decent track car and hopefully we can get over to the 'ring again with some of the guys I've met on that trip before (I just won't be in a Mini or a 205 next time). big grin
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MK1minx
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Matt, Will it be ready for The Gathering? lol wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Matt. Welcome to Mk1oc. Car sounds interesting. Get some pics up when you can
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Matt and welcome to the Mk1 Astra OC
So you have finally bit the bullet mate.
Looking forward to the pic's big grin

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The Matt
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Lloyd, no chance mate. I've stripped the C16XE kit out of the Mini and am busy restoring that for RRG (IF I can get it finished).

Target with the DisAstra (AKA Ron) is for next spring. Going to do a Retro Run Reunion trip to the 'ring in it next Summer. I'll keep you all informed about that! Wanted to do it this year but a few personal disasters held that up.

Mark, I'm picking it up on Sunday mate. Looks like a fair bit of work but it'll be good fun. I'll do some pics on FB and tag you in them....might even start a project thread on here once I've assessed how bad it is.
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SY.L
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Need a project thread my boyo! big grin
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello and welcome
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gazster
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi an welcome big grin
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warphi1970
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Matt smile
its adictive isnt it lol this Astra stuff

Hows it going??? will you be at retro rides??

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Target with the DisAstra (AKA Ron) is for next spring. Going to do a Retro Run Reunion trip to the 'ring in it next Summer. I'll keep you all informed about that! Wanted to do it this year but a few personal disasters held that up.
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looking forward to hearing about this smile

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello and welcome thumleft
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The Matt
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

warphi1970 wrote:
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Target with the DisAstra (AKA Ron) is for next spring. Going to do a Retro Run Reunion trip to the 'ring in it next Summer. I'll keep you all informed about that! Wanted to do it this year but a few personal disasters held that up.
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looking forward to hearing about this smile


Well, I went. In a R32 GTR. Loved it, but not the same as having a car finished.

I guess I should start a project thread now. I've done quite a bit of buying. So need to get a thread started on here to show progress. Lots to do yet, but it's getting there. big grin
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MK1minx
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sort it out Matt! big grin
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