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  • Nic's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 AM
    Seeing news about the explosion at Manchester Arena. Everyone and theirs Ok?
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  • islandman's Avatar
    Today, 12:16 AM
    Buffy's idea of the raised number plate to allow airflow is a good one, in one of my early incarnations of my Nova when I had my radiator at the rear...
    174 replies | 14727 view(s)
  • Gaisa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:49 PM
    There's that kind of heat shielding, thats one option and a pretty effective one. You could also consider sheet tin or aluminum heat shielding (not...
    174 replies | 14727 view(s)
  • BlueNova's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Haha Dirk ... I bet you're still buzzing! I really appreciate your input re the frame head (and sorry for high-jacking your thread!) which all helps...
    282 replies | 22509 view(s)
  • Dirk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Thanks all for the comments. Taking the car out for the first time is a real buz warts and all I had a smile all weekend. Reservoirs are not a...
    282 replies | 22509 view(s)
  • BlueNova's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    Not sure if you've done this already Jim, but what about fixing reflective material to the underside of the section of the body that's getting hot...
    174 replies | 14727 view(s)
  • Buffy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:32 PM
    Do you have a rear end pic of your car? With a mk4 rear, and like nena , you have the obvious cut outs below the number plate. On the mk4, the...
    174 replies | 14727 view(s)
  • jim73vw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:13 PM
    Sunday bought the start of the heatwave in Worthing that we will probably look back at and call Summer! with Sarah taking Martha to a birthday...
    174 replies | 14727 view(s)
  • Alzax3's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
    Agreed Lauren and Phill - I think it came from Glasgow originally, (rear number plate was made there) it was sorned in September 09, and sat out on a...
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  • Spacenut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:55 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Well done Dirk, the car looks great! As others have said, the Avante shape seems to come alive when on the move :clapping: And there's nothing...
    282 replies | 22509 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:53 PM
    I was thinking the same thing. To me the MGTF is still a fairly recent car (showing my age) I was astonished at how bad it looks. (Worse even then my...
    50 replies | 2179 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:42 PM
    Wow, that looks really rusty. Its amazing how a car that cannot be more than 20 years old can get so bad, but I guess so few cars are garaged these...
    50 replies | 2179 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Well done Dirk, the car's looking great and wonderful to see it moving under it's own steam. I remember the first time I drove my first Nova - it was...
    282 replies | 22509 view(s)
  • BlueNova's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    My thoughts exactly Gmacz. However, I'll not take a final decision till I've got the bottom plate off and had a better look inside. The top of the...
    282 replies | 22509 view(s)
  • Gmacz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:12 PM
    Gmacz replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    He is a jock, we don't spend if there is no need for it.:nonono: Nothing wrong with welded repairs, as good as new if the job is done right. Money...
    282 replies | 22509 view(s)
  • islandman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:17 PM
    islandman replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Why don't you want to do a full replacement, isn't it better to know is full rust free rather than a patch up job, especially if you intend to keep...
    282 replies | 22509 view(s)
  • BlueNova's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:53 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Absolutely Colin! ... I spent last night examining my rusty frame head and am reluctant to go for a full replacement so will probably go for minor...
    282 replies | 22509 view(s)
  • madscientist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 AM
    madscientist replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Dirk- Your Avante looks even better when seen in motion than from still photo's! Very well done- a credit to all the hard work, and great...
    282 replies | 22509 view(s)
  • Alzax3's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:09 AM
    Shoe-horned in around second fix carpentering the neighbours barn conversion, the MG has got a little smaller. First to go was the front anti-roll...
    50 replies | 2179 view(s)
  • islandman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:01 AM
    islandman replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Some nice progress, and you couldn't pull that smile off your face if you tried :clapping: Lots of man hours have gone into getting you where you...
    282 replies | 22509 view(s)
  • Buffy's Avatar
    21-05-2017, 10:33 PM
    Buffy replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Looks great mate, well done. Like the big smile ! 😀 If you don't like the reservoirs you can get some nice alloy ones for about a tenner each on...
    282 replies | 22509 view(s)
  • BlueNova's Avatar
    21-05-2017, 10:24 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    They posted just fine Dirk ... what a great day you've had! :drive: Alistair
    282 replies | 22509 view(s)
  • Dirk's Avatar
    21-05-2017, 09:58 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    And I just could resist the temptation and had to wire a temporary supply to the ignition and take it for a blast down the track. The engine sounds a...
    282 replies | 22509 view(s)
  • Dirk's Avatar
    21-05-2017, 09:52 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    The chassis is now finished, the reservoirs are on a temporary bracket as they will be attached to the body sub-frame. The master cylinders...
    282 replies | 22509 view(s)
  • madscientist's Avatar
    21-05-2017, 10:13 AM
    madscientist replied to a thread Nova VIN plates in General Chat
    Very nice indeed! Cheers Colin
    56 replies | 1554 view(s)
  • bobbybrown's Avatar
    21-05-2017, 08:05 AM
    Has it really been that long?!? starter was new last year believe it or not
    539 replies | 39120 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    21-05-2017, 07:46 AM
    If that's the same starter I saw three years ago I would change it.
    539 replies | 39120 view(s)
  • bushboy's Avatar
    20-05-2017, 09:49 PM
    Alex, Nice to see the pics & progress. The thing I like about stripping a car is the journey of discovery. I have only ever worked on 1 K series...
    50 replies | 2179 view(s)
  • Dirk's Avatar
    20-05-2017, 09:46 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Nova VIN plates in General Chat
    It looks very neat, it is probably the way to go. Dirk
    56 replies | 1554 view(s)
  • BlueNova's Avatar
    20-05-2017, 07:15 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Nova VIN plates in General Chat
    I agree with Dan. Much neater than stamping. I'll get mine engraved .... Once I'm absolutely sure that I'll be using the same chassis and engine....
    56 replies | 1554 view(s)
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