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by charcoal
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: (Qld): Mk1 SA413 original 13" hub caps - rare item
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: (Qld): Mk1 SA413 original 13" hub caps - rare item

Hi
I will send through next week - not in a position to do so at the moment.
Thanks for your patience Johno :)
by charcoal
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: (Qld): Mk1 SA413 original 13" hub caps - rare item
Replies: 2
Views: 136

(Qld): Mk1 SA413 original 13" hub caps - rare item

These have scratches, but have been painted (silver) by previous owner. As per subject line, these are extremely rare and wouldn't take much to restore to excellent condition. All clips are unbroken. Sold as a set of four @ $100 - bargain! Pick up from Aspley 4034 or can post to Australian address a...
by charcoal
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: Baleno GTX 14" rims x4 (no tyres) Qld
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Baleno GTX 14" rims x4 (no tyres) Qld

All in VGC - looking for $150 (bargain!)
Pick up only - Aspley Qld
by charcoal
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Back and slightly broken
Replies: 26
Views: 1322

Re: Back and slightly broken

Thanks Sam - it's great to have Redline GTi up and running again :wink: Although I no longer own a Suzuki, there has been a similarly-named vehicle recently joined the stable (of French origin). In my search for an enjoyable drive, I came close to purchasing a Swift Sport which was advertised by a y...
by charcoal
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Blue Baleno GTX hatch just sold - Qld
Replies: 0
Views: 291

Blue Baleno GTX hatch just sold - Qld

Very nice car - did someone on here buy it?
by charcoal
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Another mk1 to add to collection
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

Re: Another mk1 to add to collection

the same car a few years ago
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by charcoal
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Another mk1 to add to collection
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

Re: Another mk1 to add to collection

Congratulations - you now have a great pair of cars to enjoy. Hope that you can continue to keep the Forum updated on both of them - pix, please :wink:
by charcoal
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: In The Build
Topic: New project stock mk1 restore
Replies: 37
Views: 12811

Re: New project stock mk1 restore

...just my two cents worth: you have probably the rarest combinations that were released and it really would be a shame to depart from this - and decrease the actual value of the car when you eventually sell it. Having owned three SA GTi's, originality counts. I genuinely thought that I was going to...
by charcoal
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Swift General Discussion
Topic: Any "Old School" members still around?
Replies: 52
Views: 13478

Re: Any "Old School" members still around?

Still here! I was interested to see my original "charcoal" car advertised yesterday - has had quite a few owners from all three Eastern states during its Redline lifetime. As I retired last year, my ability to own "toys" has been seriously curtailed and the only one left is a 19...
by charcoal
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: In The Build
Topic: 1.3 Swapped U.S Spec MK1
Replies: 11
Views: 3262

Re: 1.3 Swapped U.S Spec MK1

Welcome to the forum :!:
Always good to see a Mk1 with a future =D>
It looks like you have some interesting ideas plus the ability to execute them properly.
Look forward to seeing some progress pics as you transform your new baby...
by charcoal
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Engine Rebuild? Yay or nay?
Replies: 3
Views: 7017

Re: Engine Rebuild? Yay or nay?

just borrow some engine compression tester gauge , if the engine is good enough (over 160psi and all 4 are equal) and have no abnormal noises leave it just like this do regulars oil changes then finish university, get a good job and then throw big $$ in this :lol: +1 The car is 25 years old and you...
by charcoal
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: FS: Suzuki Swift GTi MK1 - Parts
Replies: 8
Views: 2995

Re: FS: Suzuki Swift GTi MK1 - Parts

Stocko wrote:What size are the hubcaps on the MK1's, 13" or 14" like the Mk2/3?

Thanks
Standard wheel covers for Mk 1 are 13"
by charcoal
Wed May 01, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: New project stock mk1 restore
Replies: 37
Views: 12811

Re: New project stock mk1 restore

Congratulations!

Look forward to reports of your progress :)
by charcoal
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: charcoal's Mk1
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

charcoal's Mk1

My Saxony Black Mk1 was sold today.
It has gone to a former forum member who no longer has access to the website...Sam?
He plans to do more work on the car to bring it back up to its former glory. =D>
I'm very pleased that it won't end up as another "donor" car. :D
by charcoal
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: In The Build
Topic: My 97 GTI
Replies: 3
Views: 1591

Re: My 97 GTI

Welcome to the forum =D>

pm sent
by charcoal
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: EOI: Swift mk1 gti parts
Replies: 10
Views: 4307

Re: EOI: Swift mk1 gti parts

Maybe sell the car as a whole if it is in good condition. Someone might want to import it? I think that I could not get much and it would be a lot of problems to export it. Sell it for parts would be easier job. But I want to know if anybody needs anything before making any decisions This is an unf...
by charcoal
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Great project for someone
Replies: 3
Views: 2591

Re: Great project for someone

JasStv wrote:Hi Howsie

More an EOI for someone who wants to save an original GTi

Such a shame there is more value in a parted out car & another GTi is lost for ever
Agree and hope that someone will appreciate the opportunity as these don't come up very often.

Thank you for putting it on here

=D>
by charcoal
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: For Sale - Cars
Topic: SOLD:1988 Mk1 on CarSales (Brisbane)
Replies: 0
Views: 1451

SOLD:1988 Mk1 on CarSales (Brisbane)

Model: Suzuki Mk 1 Year: 1988 Kilometers: 159000 Modifications: 13" alloys and sports exhaust - otherwise standard Additional Information: Not mine - but showing on CarSales - GTi TC Price: $2500 Contact Details: Marion - 0427 202883 I have spoken to her and she seems to be pretty firm on pric...
by charcoal
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Christmas Greetings to all Redliners
Replies: 1
Views: 1426

Christmas Greetings to all Redliners

Merry Christmas to one and all. No matter what your beliefs, this is a time for us all to take a moment to gather our thoughts and to pray for more harmony in the world as we go through some turbulent times both locally and in some of the "hot spots" around the world. Reflect on how fortun...
by charcoal
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Ignis General Discussion
Topic: Wrecking ignis sport
Replies: 2
Views: 2501

Re: Wrecking ignis sport

Location :?:
by charcoal
Thu May 04, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Admin awareness of illegal activities
Replies: 1
Views: 1724

Re: Admin awareness of illegal activities

Well done Lawrie =D>
by charcoal
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: AWD sedan - RIP
Replies: 10
Views: 6754

Re: AWD sedan - RIP

Glad to hear that Jefferson came out of it relatively OK - hope he recovers quickly.

Looking at the pics, he was pretty lucky that it wasn't a lot worse.

While it's unfortunate that the AWD copped it so hard, at the end of the day it's only metal and rubber.
by charcoal
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Swift Technical
Topic: MK1 muffler/Exhaust same as MK2?
Replies: 5
Views: 3201

Re: MK1 muffler/Exhaust same as MK2?

Hey Everyone, I'm new to this board but my family purchased a second-hand Swift MK1 1986 GTi about 4 years ago now for me to learn to drive on (my mum has the exact same car), and I love her to bits. I was recently driving around Brisbane when the exhaust pipe fell off the muffler - it seems to hav...
by charcoal
Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Pick my next Car
Replies: 27
Views: 25609

Re: Pick my next Car

Just don't know if I can buy a VW ethically after the emissions scandal. Than again I think all manufacturers need to lift their game... My Ignis has 260,000kms now. The Fuel indicator is now not working once it drops to 25%, paranoid about running out of fuel was into the emergency tank the other ...
by charcoal
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: FS: mk1 gti parts free
Replies: 2
Views: 2360

Re: FS: mk1 gti parts free

pm sent
:wink:
by charcoal
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Pick my next Car
Replies: 27
Views: 25609

Re: Pick my next Car

The Lancer Ralliart (which is what you'd be getting for $20k 2nd hand) only has the option of a DSG gearbox, and apparently they're not the most reliable bit of equipment. Fuel efficiency is terrible too. To be fair, the VRX with it's [colour=#FF0000]2.4[/colour]L N/A motor is a great all-round car...
by charcoal
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: FS: MK1 GTI MELBOURNE WRECKING *CHEAP*
Replies: 2
Views: 2205

Re: FS: MK1 GTI MELBOURNE WRECKING *CHEAP*

...another one bites the dust :cry:
by charcoal
Fri May 20, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Swift General Discussion
Topic: Mk1 gti, worth selling whole? Or part out? Victoria
Replies: 6
Views: 3333

Re: Mk1 gti, worth selling whole? Or part out? Victoria

Sadly you're not going to get back what you spend on it :( They have always been rare and as their value has really hit rock bottom, nowadays their only real worth would be to someone who already has one and may buy it "as is" to keep as spare parts to keep their car on the road. How much?...
by charcoal
Wed May 04, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: WarnPhony free t shirt give away from this site to my email
Replies: 8
Views: 4150

Re: WarnPhony free t shirt give away from this site to my email

Redduce wrote:Yep got one read the pm looked at the join date deleted straight away.
Ditto to this :evil:
by charcoal
Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: 2nd Hand Tyre Price
Replies: 2
Views: 4043

Re: 2nd Hand Tyre Price

With 2nd hand tyres, you don't really know how they have been treated by the original owner. I have bought some a few years ago when I was unable to afford to buy new tyres. A couple of months later I had a blowout when just driving at 80kmh on a highway with no apparent reason for this to happen. I...
by charcoal
Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: I Need Help open garage day - CANX
Replies: 10
Views: 4831

Re: I Need Help open garage day - POSTPONED to 20/21

I'm in for Saturday 20th - hope you are able to get a better response this time.
by charcoal
Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Estimate
Replies: 7
Views: 4371

Re: Estimate

Really, wow maybe it is easier to part it out lol. Cheers Sadly, this is true :( Which is why there are so few SA413GTi's remaining... The scarcer they become, it stands to reason that the values for the "better" ones have to start to climb. Hang onto 'em guys - it'll be worth it in the l...
by charcoal
Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: MK1.6 (with no Honda parts)
Replies: 82
Views: 33009

Re: MK1.6 (with no Honda parts)

1600GTI wrote:my new plates are on their way.
good job :)

I have thought about 88 GT1, but just can't justify spending almost as much as the car is worth just for plates - it's the same issue when the rego renewal comes around every year :oops:

Great to see another Mk1 resurrected =D>
by charcoal
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Well it seems another MK1 is destined for the scrap yard ..
Replies: 20
Views: 11931

Re: Well it seems another MK1 is destined for the scrap yard ..

This is very sad news and I can understand how you're feeling. :( It comes as a surprise to me as I had thought that this car wasn't one of those which have been thus afflicted. I guess that you have the consolation of having your black car to keep you as "one of the faithful" to the Mk1 f...
by charcoal
Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: In The Build
Topic: 93 GTi - eBay
Replies: 4
Views: 3153

Re: 93 GTi - eBay

Once again - well done for making the effort.

It's great to see a tidy original car has found a good home with a forum member.
by charcoal
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Cruises & Events
Topic: EOI: Victoria GTi cruise October 10th 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 10428

Re: EOI: Victoria GTi cruise October 10th 2015

Congratulations on taking the initiative to organise a Cruise =D> It has been a while since anything has happened and this provides a great opportunity for everyone to put a face to a name AND to get a chance to see everyone else's rides. I hope that this will be a success and will be well supported...
by charcoal
Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Are you over 30? Time to trade it in...
Replies: 15
Views: 12711

Re: Are you over 30? Time to trade it in...

I can't believe what this guy has written. I bought my car 23 years ago. I'm now 60 and have no intention of replacing it. Took her for a 400km+ round trip the other day and it did not miss a beat. I look at her and other modern 3 door hatches and the GTi loses nothing to them. She actually looks m...
by charcoal
Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: FS: Current Swift headlamp & bonnet protectors - price drop
Replies: 1
Views: 1441

Re: FS: Current Swift headlamp & bonnet protectors - price drop

Bump - any interest? "submit all offers" 8)

They will be going onto Gumtree next week as I would like to see them gone for my mate's sake.
by charcoal
Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Ignis General Discussion
Topic: Ignition Barrel Recall
Replies: 16
Views: 11890

Re: Ignition Barrel Recall

Thanks for putting this up, just wanted to ask a quick question.. Does RG413 mean 3-door, and RG415 mean 5-door? If so all Ignis Sports would be part of the recall yeah? And yes, seems very strange there's a different ignition barrel used between models.. The RG413 indicates the number of cylinders...
by charcoal
Tue May 26, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Project: Dont spend any money
Replies: 21
Views: 13546

Re: Project: Dont spend any money

I only painted the wheels! GTP[/quote] My bad :oops: The top pic made it look like it was brown! Perhaps the free lighting didn't really do it any favours, eh? The wheels look pretty good = amazing how they have managed to change the colour to red :!: A bit of fun - good on you for keeping it inexpe...
by charcoal
Tue May 26, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Project: Dont spend any money
Replies: 21
Views: 13546

Re: Project: Dont spend any money

6 bucks of paint and some elbow grease...and I swapped the tyres of the AWD onto this as I fitted some semis ...much better isn't it...and the tyres don't rub Amazing transformation - love the six bucks worth =D> but there also looks to have been quite a bit of the elbow grease as part of the chang...
by charcoal
Sun May 24, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: For Sale - Parts
Topic: FS: Current Swift headlamp & bonnet protectors - price drop
Replies: 1
Views: 1441

FS: Current Swift headlamp & bonnet protectors - price drop

Removed from 2014 Swift Sport which has only travelled less than 6000 km, so condition is obviously "as new" Includes all clips. Pick up only from Aspley or Mt Gravatt or can drop off in between these if required... Sorry, no postage due to the fragile nature of the items. Price now reduce...
by charcoal
Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Project: Dont spend any money
Replies: 21
Views: 13546

Re: Project: Dont spend any money

I hope that you didn't waste any money putting it into the dog wash in the background :lol:
...interesting choice of location for the pic!

Sounds like you found a real bargain with this one - don't change the appearance too much or it will also become a magnet for the licence confiscators 8)
by charcoal
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Swift General Discussion
Topic: Wanted mk1 swift/forza bumper swap
Replies: 15
Views: 10177

Re: Wanted mk1 swift/forza bumper swap

I think flat grill like yours looks better than that one! I agree that the "flat" grille looks much better than the later slope style. HOWEVER as Sobil has indicated, there is a lot of work required to change it to this grille and headlights. I had one of each (3 cylinder GA) - '87 and '8...
by charcoal
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: GTi values on the slide
Replies: 8
Views: 4434

Re: GTi values on the slide

I think there are modifications and MODIFICATIONS . Your car is really a "one off" and I'm sure that everyone on here who has read about the work that has gone into it would agree that it's pretty special. The actual $ value is probably irrelevant as you have invested the time and a lot of...
by charcoal
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Wanted To Buy - Parts
Topic: WTB: 1.3l 8v G13 engine (or early model 1l g10)
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Re: WTB: 1.3l 8v G13 engine (or early model 1l g10)

sounds they awesome but i am in sydney , they are easy to pull out if yu havent fdone it before, just take your time and use an engine crane... so much easier with crane :D So much time could have been saved if you had only bothered to put your LOCATION into the appropriate area when creating your ...
by charcoal
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: In The Build
Topic: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine
Replies: 108
Views: 58687

Re: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine

So sorry to hear of your misfortune and I can't begin to think how frustrating this must be for you. #-o I hope that you are able to come to a satisfactory resolution and get it back on the road again without too much hassle. Sadly, it doesn't sound like it is going to be an inexpensive fix. When I ...
by charcoal
Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: General Suzuki Discussion
Topic: Brisbane Storm
Replies: 23
Views: 10635

Re: Brisbane Storm

92 % is still pretty specific... We're getting off the original message which was about member's Swifts - and it sounds like there were only two (very) unlucky guys. The speed at which the storm hit meant that there really wasn't time to think about finding somewhere safe to shield the car from the...