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WANTED no urgency, turbo donor

Post by Vanny » Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:30 am


Im going to be looking for a 1.7td donor to rebuild Mr Wray's car, im specifically after the plumbing/rad/fans etc however a decent 1.7turbo lump would also be brilliant. The donor car would benefit from being white and local to the north west.

Won't relly be wanting to collect the car until the 4th of September, so there is no instant rush! The remains of the car will be stripped and crushed, so in a perfect world the donor should be way past best!

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Post by adamskibx » Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:18 pm

What happened to the St Tropez of his Vanny? I was told it died, or is that the one thats having the engine? Cheers, Adam

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Post by cavmad » Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:23 pm

iirc the St Tropez was stripped and crushed and the one the engine is for is my old 1.7 n/a diesel.
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Post by mrmrwray » Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:47 pm

hi guys, indeed the st tropez was stripped and crushed, unfortunately it was not economically viable to sort out all the problems with it, and billy made me an offer i couldn't refuse.

However, the 1.7 na has indeed died, but myself and vanny have put too much work in to it to just scrap it so we are looking for a donor td car/ engine to swop. Going to use it as a bit of a project, do a proper rebuild on the donor engine etc. get the welding on the car done that needs doing, finish off the electrics, replace heater system that i broke, replace rear spheres etc.
In Billy's old diesel and still going strong!

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Post by Mr B » Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:37 am

Vera is sat on my drive in white, no power unit though, decent panel work 8)
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Post by BX Bandit » Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:02 am

I have a 1.7TD engine for free!! BUT it had head gasket/head problems (water in oil) and I think the turbo has had it. Came off a mates car who's not mechanically apt so I don't really know what was wrong with it - sorry. Maybe for spares/repair. No fuel pump/injectors. If you want it, you can have it...