Maybe the seals have sagged over time zeb. im sure a little buff up with very very light sand paper, then add/rub black shoe polish, then clean off might make then seal proper. Other than that if there is a way to adjust the gap, try that. or replace the seal totally.
thanks for the compliment on cabbage. Waiting for the weather to turn out warm , before i get out and spray the rest of the car. Till then im building another engine for cabbage. also been pondering on hydrogen injection for the new motor.. experimental..
good luck tho.. keep up the good work
Mk1 Golf Gti