Mulley's Valver

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Mulley's Valver

Post by MULLEY » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:03 pm

Kitch has kindly picked the car up & its residing at his gaff to get looked at on Monday in order to assess what needs doing. He's kindly going to be posting up some pictures that he took.

The car looks in worse nick than i originally thought which is a shame, but as long as the important bits are all ok, then i can work on the cosmetics, i'd rather have a car that looks a bit battered but drives spot on, than a gleaming turd, but hopefully one day she'll look good as well.

Nothing else to report so far, let the project begin :D
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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by Paul296 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:22 pm

MULLEY wrote: looks a bit battered but drives spot on
Just like its owner Matthew! :D Good call on the purchase - look forward to seeing some pics.

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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by mds141 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:55 pm

Paul296 wrote:
MULLEY wrote: looks a bit battered but drives spot on
Just like its owner Matthew! :D Good call on the purchase - look forward to seeing some pics.
Seconded. :)
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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by BX Bandit » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:00 am

Paul296 wrote:
MULLEY wrote: looks a bit battered but drives spot on
Just like its owner Matthew! :D Good call on the purchase - look forward to seeing some pics.
Oh blimey, I hope Kitch isn't going to post pictures of your very own ball joints or erm A pillar disintegration (no, I don't get that one either) Mulley?
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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:27 pm

Well done Kitch/Mulley, I do feel there is a really good commerardry between us all these days, with the numbers dwindling and many vehicles facing certain death its great we are all pulling together and long may it continue.
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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by MULLEY » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:31 pm

BX Bandit wrote:
Paul296 wrote:
MULLEY wrote: looks a bit battered but drives spot on
Just like its owner Matthew! :D Good call on the purchase - look forward to seeing some pics.
Oh blimey, I hope Kitch isn't going to post pictures of your very own ball joints or erm A pillar disintegration (no, I don't get that one either) Mulley?
The cheek of it all, i'm in better nick than most of yahs :wink: :lol:
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by bxzx16v » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:46 pm

I'm very jealous Mulley, I've promised myself another valver oneday, how do you fancy a swap drive in the Zx16v the next time I see you at a show to see how they compare, I haven't drove a Bx16v in years #-o.

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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by MULLEY » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:51 pm

If she's back on the road, that sounds like a plan :)
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by bxzx16v » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:58 pm

I look forward to it, and if you need any help cleaning/polishing just let me know, I've got a carpet and upholstery vac which will bring the interior up nice and I could always run my rotary polisher over the paintwork if required, I've got a selection of lotions and potions to get it gleaming. Here's an old pic of my last valver, circa 1998, sorry about the picture quality

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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by Kitch » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:49 pm

Promised Mulley I'd get a few pics up. Got around 43 in total, here are some of the key ones:

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Whole album can be found here:

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kitch/l ... t=3&page=1

It's definitely looking like a good one in the crucial areas. The bodywork is pretty battered, in fairness, but in the places where it counts it's currently looking very promising :)

Engine runs sweetly, though there are a few idle issues and misfires to sort out. In fairness, the engine bay is a maze of random wiring modifications and missing bits, so it can only get better. But once it is running, it sounds pretty healthy.

I'll leave it to Mulley to fill you all in on the details. Congrats though mate, I'm glad someone got it!

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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by MULLEY » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:25 pm

Cheers Mark, if only thats all it needed :( but heyho.

Cheers to Kitch for getting the piccies up, engine wiring mods doesn't sound good?
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by bxzx16v » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:40 pm

It's in the hands of the master now. It certainly does look a solid example, Kitch is there a chance of a pic of all four 16v's together that you have residing with you.

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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by MULLEY » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:21 am

I've just put the reg into a website & it identified this car as being the 147bhp model? I hope that isn't right, is there anyway of knowing which type of valver this one is? The website did list the 158bhp model seperately.
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by Kitch » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:23 am

It's a 160, the lower power one in the catalysed cars which weren't b
uilt until 92.

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Re: Mulley's Valver

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:42 am

That looks great, dont worry about a few dents and bits of missing trim, its a runner and isnt rotten! That door would be easily repaired as would the wing.

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