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  • BlueNova's Avatar
    Today, 02:36 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Eagle in Ebay Finds
    I see what you mean Peter. Seems to have been a bit of a 2 horse race since it was around £240. We'll see, the other bidder has feedback over 800....
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  • Peter's Avatar
    Today, 10:47 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Eagle in Ebay Finds
    With a feed back of just 2,??? not confident this will end well for the SS
    9 replies | 301 view(s)
  • BlueNova's Avatar
    Today, 07:37 AM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Eagle in Ebay Finds
    Currently sitting at £400 with 42 bids and a day left ...
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  • BlueNova's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 AM
    Cheers Brett. I didn't know you could get sealed bearings for the swing axle. I'll look into that.
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  • Brett's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 AM
    Get sealed bearings Packing the stock bearings may prolong the life a little but eventually the grease will work its way out from the bearing...
    453 replies | 37924 view(s)
  • BlueNova's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    Hi Phill, I'm not so sure. At the gearbox end the axle isn't held tightly by a seal within the axle tube, which is essentially 'open' to the...
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  • Phill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:18 PM
    Good point Alistair - However I beleive the axle bearings themselves do not rely on the oil from the transaxle to keep them lubricated (as with most...
    453 replies | 37924 view(s)
  • BlueNova's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:53 PM
    Hi Dirk, I hadn't intended to because they feel smooth .... but you've got a good point. For the relatively small cost it would be sensible to...
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  • Dirk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    Some nice progress and a nice vid, you say the bearings are still in the tubes (you are going to replace them though?) Dirk
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  • BlueNova's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    Thanks Phill. With the limited amount of time I can spend on the Nova things seem to take forever. However, I remember you advising me to break it...
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  • Buffy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:59 PM
    That’s a great wee video! Good idea,for you get a real sense of how things are going, but also how we work on our cars ....
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  • Phill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 AM
    You're making good progress Alistair. In time you will be glad you attended to all the small details and didn't rush it. :thumbup:
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  • BlueNova's Avatar
    21-07-2019, 08:43 PM
    Hi all, Spent some more time on the transaxle this weekend. Earlier in my thread I explained how oily/dirty the underside of the transaxle was,...
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  • Nic's Avatar
    21-07-2019, 06:19 PM
    Nic replied to a thread Nic's Sterling CCC #416 in Your Cars
    This is the sealant I used. So far so good, but it's also a little early to call.
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  • Spacenut's Avatar
    21-07-2019, 05:17 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Supercar Day at Brooklands in Events
    Thanks Giles - you sound surprised? They let in a Mk1 Escort (actually they let in two, and several Lotus Cortinas), so I think the Nova has better...
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  • Brett's Avatar
    21-07-2019, 04:11 PM
    Brett replied to a thread Tail Lights in Electrical
    Haven't been to the yards yet to get dimensions but from the editing program I have it may be possible to fit 2 lights in on each side
    39 replies | 1938 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    21-07-2019, 11:53 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Tail Lights in Electrical
    Spending a lot of time stuck in the summer tourist traffic in Marbella I find myself looking at tail lights, weird pastime, :ermm:
    39 replies | 1938 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    21-07-2019, 11:51 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Nic's Sterling CCC #416 in Your Cars
    I was, of course, referring to where a thread is screwed into a body such as a cylinder or reservoir rather than a hose fitting (where I always use...
    1367 replies | 176245 view(s)
  • Brett's Avatar
    20-07-2019, 08:25 PM
    Brett replied to a thread Nic's Sterling CCC #416 in Your Cars
    Did you mention what you are using for your lines and what connection fittings your using?? I'm going to assume the leaks are at the fittings(@the...
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  • Spacenut's Avatar
    20-07-2019, 05:02 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Nic's Sterling CCC #416 in Your Cars
    Dowty seals for me - that's a steel compression washer with a rubber seal bonded onto the inside diameter.
    1367 replies | 176245 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    20-07-2019, 10:30 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Nic's Sterling CCC #416 in Your Cars
    PTFE tape on all joints.
    1367 replies | 176245 view(s)
  • letterman7's Avatar
    19-07-2019, 11:19 PM
    Not that particular sealant. I've used plumbers thread tape with success though.
    1367 replies | 176245 view(s)
  • Nic's Avatar
    19-07-2019, 11:04 PM
    Nic replied to a thread Nic's Sterling CCC #416 in Your Cars
    The cleaned motor and new dual-lock cylinder is in place, plumbed, fill full of hydraulic fluid and working! ... but leaking. A LOT. Anyone use...
    1367 replies | 176245 view(s)
  • NovaF4's Avatar
    19-07-2019, 01:48 PM
    NovaF4 replied to a thread Supercar Day at Brooklands in Events
    Well done for getting in Lauren :wink: As you know I've been to quite a few of these days at Brooklands. I also find the supercars quite boring. I...
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  • Peter's Avatar
    19-07-2019, 11:50 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Eagle in Ebay Finds
    Saw that delamination too Lauren, but bit of glass repair fluid will usually sort that out, rest is awful, classic "Big ideas, NO idea" , could have...
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  • Spacenut's Avatar
    18-07-2019, 07:43 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Eagle in Ebay Finds
    Well, it appears to be intact, but there is some bad delamination along the bottom edge...
    9 replies | 301 view(s)
  • MartinB's Avatar
    18-07-2019, 06:29 AM
    MartinB replied to a thread Eagle in Ebay Finds
    love the moss effect carpet, very 'green' `¬) windscreen looks ok though?
    9 replies | 301 view(s)
  • Sector's Avatar
    18-07-2019, 12:45 AM
    Sector replied to a thread Tail Lights in Electrical
    I think upside down might follow your body lines better Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
    39 replies | 1938 view(s)
  • Brett's Avatar
    18-07-2019, 12:30 AM
    Brett replied to a thread Tail Lights in Electrical
    Cut and paste
    39 replies | 1938 view(s)
  • Gaisa's Avatar
    17-07-2019, 10:40 PM
    Gaisa replied to a thread Tail Lights in Electrical
    I like them as a whole bar, including the trim in between, but that still looks slimmer and I definitely like the LED style. As for how it'll look...
    39 replies | 1938 view(s)
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