Corrado: Replacing the Fuel Pump

 I had problems with the fuel pump not working at all so took it out and it was a proper mess. I replaced it with a new one which primed as soon as I turned the key which was awesome and it meant I didn’t have to deal with chasing down electrical gremlins. I just need a fuel level sender for it now . Sadly though it still doesn’t start, turns over but doesn’t even try and fire. The timing marks are all lined up and I’ve got a spark so will have to do some more fiddling about to see what’s up.

Corrado: Replacing The Water Pump

As the Corrado has been off the road for a while, it needs new belts, oil and coolant so I thought I may as well replace the water pump and thermostat when I’m at it. It’s a bit of a pain to do as you have to take the alternator and supercharger out to get at it, so takes a while, most of the time trying to find where all the bolts are. Hopefully I fitted it ok as I don’t fancy taking it all apart again if I find a leak.

Corrado Engine Mount and Bracket

So I hopefully found out why the coolant hose kept popping. The engine mount bracket had snapped and the bolts had fallen out, causing the engine to be able to move about a lot because it was only supported by the rear mounts.

I managed to find one on a facebook group (VW stopped producing them years ago) and bought a new engine mount to go with it. I dont know where the original mount came from (on the left) but it’s not the correct one for the car.

Fixing my Corrado

My Corrado has been off the road for a few years, now I’m slowly getting the parts together to get it back on the road. It’s not easy finding some of the parts and when you do, there is a massive retro VW tax on them.

g60 engine flywheel removal tool

The simplest ideas are always the best …and cheapest. I needed to lock the flywheel in place to undo the bolts and this was the best option I could come up with. It worked really well.

corrado g60 freewheel removal tool

Williams Martini stylish f1 pit stop

The Williams Martini f1 pit crew looking dapper for this pit stop for Hacket.

KEN BOX 2 – THE ULTIMATE KEN BOX SEQUEL (a Ken Block Gymkhana 6 tribute parody)

Ken Box and friends have made another awesome Ken Block Gymkhana parody using a Crazy Cart.

Tax The Rich at it again wakeboarding behind a Ferrari f50

Pro wakeboarder Jorge Gill gets towed behind a super expensive tax the rich Ferrari F50 on a public road with a waterway alongside it.

Borbet A restoration

I have decided instead of having black lips on my Borbet A’s that I found on ebay a while back, to polish them up instead. This is going to take a while.

borbet a wheel

10 Driving Dangers You Never Knew About

Car Throttle videos always make me smile.