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  • ratrog64's Avatar
    Today, 11:34 AM
    ratrog64 replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    I like the idea of the magnetic hold down. This could be incorporated with a switch or wired in with the ignition and is only pulling power when the...
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  • BlueNova's Avatar
    Today, 08:40 AM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    Glad to hear youíre doing the job yourself Mark :thumbup:
    804 replies | 141731 view(s)
  • Buffy's Avatar
    Today, 05:39 AM
    Buffy replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    Donít panic you too. The callipers are fine, itís just the hub seals that leaked. I have brought the car home to do the job myself based on the...
    804 replies | 141731 view(s)
  • Brett's Avatar
    Today, 01:49 AM
    Brett replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    Yes after all the talk I'm finally putting the system in the car and have it work. I never considered it. I suppose its an option. I did...
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  • BlueNova's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:43 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    Mark definitely started with drums, but even if he's upgraded to discs he's (presumably?) still got swing axles, so the same applies re the rear hub...
    804 replies | 141731 view(s)
  • Dirk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    I think Mark has the EMPI rear disc conversion. (Come on keep up:crylol::crylol::crylol::crylol:) Dirk
    804 replies | 141731 view(s)
  • Mikemrb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    Hi Lauren I think the only part Iíll be left with is the torsion tube and making a frame as you guessed like a Stratos Iím looking at using a pair of...
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  • BlueNova's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:27 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    3rd thought ... I think 'pads' should be 'shoes' ... I thought it was only swing axles that had the problem of rear hub seals leaking and...
    804 replies | 141731 view(s)
  • Dirk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    Yes great whilst you are driving the car not sure I would want to go to Stones for a weekend with .5A battery drain whilst the car is locked and not...
    132 replies | 13898 view(s)
  • Dirk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    2 thoughts 1. Great news easy fix quick MOT job done 2. Seriously 2 brand new calipers both faulty you have not noticed brake fluid leaking or...
    804 replies | 141731 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    If all the earth connections are good, is the battery OK? The symptoms you describe sound very much like a flat to me. Try disconnecting the pump...
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  • Spacenut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:15 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    Hi Mike - that's an interesting concept you have there. Are you keeping the torsion bars then? If so, are you going to replace the spring plates with...
    25 replies | 1637 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    That sounds like a terrific idea - failsafe too, if the engine or electrics should die, the canopy unlocks. Seriously? Half a metric tonne of...
    132 replies | 13898 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:19 PM
    I'm assuming you're using the diagram below:- The pump takes a very large current hence the reason for the solenoid - so make sure the earth...
    24 replies | 642 view(s)
  • novanewbie17's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:09 PM
    itís on the bracket in the rear and I know that earths need to go to the battery because itís fibreglass, as does the solenoid. It all worked...
    24 replies | 642 view(s)
  • MicksRedNova's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:49 PM
    Check your fuses, relays and your earth connections. Where in your car is the circuit and pump; front or rear? The ‘factory’ fitment of the mini...
    24 replies | 642 view(s)
  • novanewbie17's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    ...And now that Iíve put the switch in the car, soldered the connections and got it all done itís not working. Pump made the usual sound when I...
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  • Mikemrb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:52 PM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    Engine is about 40kg more but g/box is lighter, its going to be transverse so not a real problem, the straight 4 alfa twin cam its replacing is not a...
    25 replies | 1637 view(s)
  • MicksRedNova's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:14 AM
    MicksRedNova replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    Brett This is a great innovation for a Nova roof. I tried, and failed, to fit gas rams using the normal hinge mechanism; didn’t even think about...
    132 replies | 13898 view(s)
  • Buffy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:39 AM
    Buffy replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    The fun part is getting the pads! Hopefully will turn up within a week and be fully sorted. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    804 replies | 141731 view(s)
  • islandman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:36 AM
    islandman replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    Frankly that is all good news, no design / fitment issues just a replacement of existing parts, fantastic results......I can feel you smiling from...
    804 replies | 141731 view(s)
  • Buffy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 AM
    Buffy replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    Garage update... Called down this morning to discuss. Starting issue, battery was totally knackered so new one fitted and now firing on all...
    804 replies | 141731 view(s)
  • ratrog64's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:02 AM
    ratrog64 replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    Very cool Brett. Glad to see it come together for you.
    132 replies | 13898 view(s)
  • islandman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:55 AM
    islandman replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    That is a sizeable lump, do you know how the weight compares to the beetle engine and gearbox?
    25 replies | 1637 view(s)
  • Luis's Avatar
    01-06-2020, 10:06 PM
    Just got the old film out, this was it
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  • Dirk's Avatar
    01-06-2020, 09:31 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    Very nice work, quiet lovely and smooth. Looking forward to see what you do with the catches to prevent rattle when the unit disengages when closed....
    132 replies | 13898 view(s)
  • Mikemrb's Avatar
    01-06-2020, 09:09 PM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    Finally found time to actually do something productive and start putting something together ,instead of stripping down the Nova and the Alfa donner...
    25 replies | 1637 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    01-06-2020, 08:29 PM
    It's getting closer. Not long now until you'll be doing a jig in your garden ecstatic that you've fired up your engine again at last. Looking forward...
    651 replies | 70550 view(s)
  • Brett's Avatar
    01-06-2020, 07:39 PM
    Brett replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    Thanks Nic can't take credit for the design or building it since all I did was transplant it. It does work well in the car though. Finished...
    132 replies | 13898 view(s)
  • Nic's Avatar
    01-06-2020, 04:07 PM
    Nic replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    That is seriously impressive, Brent. Amazing job.
    132 replies | 13898 view(s)
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