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Miami blue 309 GTI project

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Miami blue 309 GTI project

Postby miles1234 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:26 pm

Now the work on the Goodwood is done I have been searching for the next project and with this 3 door Miami blue I think I have found it . I viewed it by detouring off to Gloucester on my way home from French car show and was surprised how rust free it appeared after at least 5 years on the owners drive . I opened the boot and it was bone dry which must be something of a record after that long .
I went on holiday the next day but left a deposit to make sure it was mine and returned 8 days later with a trailer to bring it home .
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The only problems I am aware of at the moment is the gear linkages have become detached , its a non runner due to a flat battery at the least and the drivers door will not open . The blue seats and carpet are a bit faded and the nearside front wing has some dents .
The car is in the garage now and apart from a bit of fine tuning on the Goodwood it will be my only project from now on .
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Postby owen » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:13 am

Nice one miles.
What i like about the miami gti is the black inserts in the door strips
they have to be a lot harder to find than the red ones.
Looking forward to watching the build on this one..
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Postby miles1234 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:36 pm

I already have a pair of the front wing trims with black inserts brand new in packets , new Kayaba front and rear shocks and a few different front lowering springs to try .Have had a quick look at the trims on the car and they might be ok .
I will be fitting the Magnex stainless manifold and system that I have been saving for the right car and I bought one of the BBM aluminium crank pulleys as they were doing a special price at Pugfest .BBM solid gearbox mount is already fitted to a spare casting and I have a set of BBM solid rear beam mounts already .
Once I have fixed the door lock I will get the engine running , change the oil , filter and coolant then give it a good check over to see if its long layup has caused any serious problems .
The lowered suspension front and rear ( and rear beam rebuild ) will be done first so I can get the ride height correct without worrying about damaging the resprayed paintwork .
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Postby miles1234 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:38 pm

Tonight I managed to remove front indicators , headlamps , grille , slam panel , cross bar and just found one seized bolt at the bottom of the front bumper which will need to be drilled out .The front end is really solid , just one patch of rust on a headlamp panel so its all good news so far .
Got the drivers door open , the exterior handle mechanism had rusted solid so will be replacing that with a spare .
The electric windows and central locking worked ok once I connected up a decent battery .
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Postby Tidzy » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:37 am

got to admit i have a pot of money stashed incase a blue 309 gti comes up for sale...

will be following this
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Postby miles1234 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:23 pm

This one will not be for sale , when its done it will become my regular ride and the Goodwood will go into store .
Have been picking up lots of cheap bits off Ebay / autojumbles and other members over the last 2 years , some are now on the Goodwood but the rest will be going onto the Miami .Peugeot hand brake cable and rear pads , some interior trim and brake parts will all come in useful .One of the door mirrors is cracked so I had a look on Ebay in my lunch hour and got a new in box Lucas mirror for £6 inc p+p .
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Postby miles1234 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:55 pm

Fitted the new drivers door handle tonight so the doors and central locking is fully operational . Removed both front speakers as they are tired no brand items and the cones and foam is starting to perish , I have a few sets of reasonable quality replacements which should do a better job .I think the Pioneer slide out cassette radio will have to go as well .Got both door mirrors off , the pins on the internal trims were as fragile as ever though .One mirrors cracked and they are both badly faded so they are in the bin , I already had a new drivers side Peugeot item and the other side should arrive in the post soon .
Next task is to remove the only bolt holding the front bumper on then have a go at getting it started , I have put some fresh fuel in it .
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Postby miles1234 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:34 pm

Ground off the bolt head and slid off the front bumper , not too bad at all behind there , 5 of the 8 foglamp screws undid ok and I had to drill out the other 3 .The lamps were too corroded to reuse . The engine bay is a mess as you might expect but its all sound and there appears to be less surface rust in there than on my Goodwood .
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Had a look at all the black external trims , 8 are in excellent order and 2 could do with replacing - better start scanning the ads ?
The tailgate struts were not supporting its weight so I replaced them with the set I took off Westies Goodwood before he scrapped it .
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Postby miles1234 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:39 pm

I will be writing a regular progress report of this Miami rebuild in the PSCUK magazine 'Torque' starting in a month or so , it may not make the next issue but should be in the one after that .I am considering becoming a Group Leader for the London area as well .
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Postby Tidzy » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:22 pm

will deffo be reading the progress on this...

my next car will be a miami blue 309
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