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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Lol...well ive had 3 fires...none caused by the battery next to fuel tank... 1st fire caused when the alternater live wire melted on the exhaust manifold and shorted to earth and engine bay wiring loom caught fire...2nd fire..after winning a race on 3 cylinders (plug cap came off after a little push) the engine decided it wasnt happy and emptied its oil all over the engine...did my lap of honour..got back in the car started it,, and up in flames the engine went..3rd fire in my tow vehicle(mk2 transit) late nighter...getting the cars moved from a-b in a vehicle with no tax mot ect..midnight run..engine threw a rod..but i carried on for as long as i could..got of the main road into a side road..pulled over and stopped...engine was smoking bad..opened the bonnet and the carb was on fire and melted...closed the bonnet...found a gallon of ant-freeze in the back..threw it on the fire(who knew anti-freeze was flammable?) bigger fire...shut the bonnet again windscreen was now cracked and melted...we found this all very funny..and we were thinking about doimg a runner...when we spotted a horse trough full of water..which saved the day....but the van was toaste...lol...
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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Lol. Fingers crossed none of that happens to me....or you again!

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt75 View Post
    Lol. Fingers crossed none of that happens to me....or you again!
    cheers matt..lol

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    getting there

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Small update.

    Few pics of the little hole we made for the battery cut off switch






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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    We are looking at gettig the car as low as possible so we ended up putting the rear springs in the press and bent them a little bit and them coupled with 20mm lowering blocks this is how it sits. Then front needs lowering too. Now the bump stops sit on the chassis rails so I think we'll notch the rails and use smaller bump stops too.






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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Still needs to be lower i think but that'll do for now. We'll see how it goes once all the other crap is in it.

    Next step is wiring then we can pull it apart for sand blasting....

    Thanks for looking

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    looking good...getting it low on 15" wheels is a big task.(as im finding out)..but worth the effort i think...cheers mark

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt75 View Post


    Hi Matt

    Just read through your thread as I'm definitely looking for inspiration for my build and you'd replied on one of my threads.
    Your build is looking good, nice job

    Just wondering if you have any more info on that car you showed above? Is there a build thread anywhere?

    Many thanks,
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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Hi Mate

    No it was just a pic i found online.

    Let me know if you find it though

    Cheers

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Been a bit slow but my engine had a write up in our Club newsletter - Sorry for the shitty quality






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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    what a machine this going to be !

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Quote Originally Posted by racing escort View Post
    what a machine this going to be !
    Thanks Mate. Taking longer than expected but it'll be pretty cool once done.

    Cheers

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Your famous...nice write up...now get on with the car...lol...
    cheers mark

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    EXCELLENT work! This is gonna be awesome.

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Quote Originally Posted by madragon199 View Post
    Your famous...nice write up...now get on with the car...lol...
    cheers mark
    I'l pull my finger out if you do!!

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    Re: Matt's Mk 2 Grp 2 Zakspeed Replica

    Quote Originally Posted by beeRS View Post
    EXCELLENT work! This is gonna be awesome.
    Thanks Mate, this is the culmination of a lot of dreaming....

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