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  • MartinB's Avatar
    Today, 06:46 AM
    could be a good buy, although sounds a little expensive unless you can see it running? I wonder if the engine swap he has had done was very...
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  • Phill's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 08:10 PM
    Spotted this on Ebay - quite fancy it for my own car. ...
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  • steve's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 01:55 PM
    steve replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    If you are concerned about centre of gravity/ bodyroll with a Subaru 'box (in view of the fact that the drivetrain is raised a couple of inches with...
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  • Dirk's Avatar
    11-08-2018, 10:03 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I know you have got it all done and running, but what are the advantages to keeping the Mazda engine? Why not do the whole swap and keep it all...
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  • bushboy's Avatar
    11-08-2018, 10:28 AM
    bushboy replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Dirk, Yes my horns were bashed when the IRS conversion was done many years ago. Not that anyone really sees it scalloping it out looks nicer. ...
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  • Dirk's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 10:03 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    On a standard IRS conversion the horns do need some work, bashing with a big hammer or cutting out a section and re-wedding, I've not done that yet...
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  • Dirk's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 09:54 PM
    It is such a complex shape I assume the mould is split in the middle along its height so you have a bottom and a top if that is the case the top half...
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  • Buffy's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 07:58 PM
    Buffy replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Dirk I would just like to mention, your positivity after what happened should be an inspiration for all to stay focused and keep going....... And I...
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  • islandman's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 03:24 PM
    Your wish is my command and as if by magic here you go! (I never delete Nova related photos) ;) So yes there is a reason they come in primer...
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  • islandman's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 03:11 PM
    They have changed their fixing method, on my set it was two captive bolts. Captive nuts makes much more sense
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  • Dirk's Avatar
    09-08-2018, 09:47 PM
    Very nice, I think I would be tempted to take the primer off just to see how they are made (moulded), and if any filler was used. Dirk
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  • Gaisa's Avatar
    09-08-2018, 08:42 PM
    hmm, unpolished stainless can look like that Steve, so it MIGHT be stainless, but I wouldn't rely on a guess. Personally, I would go for what you...
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  • steve's Avatar
    09-08-2018, 08:02 PM
    My Noreca Headlights arrived today. I like the grey primer finish of the fibreglass, it could go straight into the spray booth with minimal further...
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  • bushboy's Avatar
    09-08-2018, 09:52 AM
    bushboy replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Dirk, I can't remember suggesting any thing of the sort!!!! I had a short crawl under the Eureka last night & I think I could get away with...
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  • Dirk's Avatar
    08-08-2018, 09:57 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I managed to finish the fiberglass tonight and give it a quick sand down. It is still going to need lots of work and filler, but at least the...
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  • BlueNova's Avatar
    08-08-2018, 09:55 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Haha Dirk! ... after 3 months of not being able to work on my Nova (family/work/holidays/etc) your rapid pace of work gave me the motivation I...
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  • Dirk's Avatar
    08-08-2018, 09:39 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    It is a lot of money, and I would not have done it without the insurance pay out, but at the same time having had a big engine strapped to a beetle...
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  • bushboy's Avatar
    08-08-2018, 07:44 AM
    bushboy replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Dirk, There are no flies on you mate. I am torn between the ultra flyer and the subaru box. % speeds would suit the engine much better, but is a...
    467 replies | 45499 view(s)
  • islandman's Avatar
    08-08-2018, 07:24 AM
    islandman replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Fast work Dirk
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  • Dirk's Avatar
    07-08-2018, 10:20 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    So with the brackets welded, I did a trial fit of the arms and all looked good. So before I strat putting all the new stuff on I thought I best have...
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  • Dirk's Avatar
    07-08-2018, 09:51 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Lol if they where I would be in trouble as they are all welded in now. I've had the axle stands about 15 years now and never had a problem with...
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  • steve's Avatar
    06-08-2018, 07:08 PM
    steve replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Hello Mate, No they are correctly installed, the open side/end faces downwards.
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  • Peter's Avatar
    06-08-2018, 03:38 PM
    Peter replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Always.
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  • bushboy's Avatar
    06-08-2018, 03:36 PM
    bushboy replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    David, Our dad's must have gone to the same school as my dad drilled that technique into my head countless times and that is where I put the wheels...
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  • islandman's Avatar
    06-08-2018, 01:35 PM
    islandman replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Ive got some similar to that, but mine came with pins as well. Having said that I tend to put wheel under the car also when its on axle stands, just...
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  • bushboy's Avatar
    06-08-2018, 09:59 AM
    bushboy replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Is it me or do one of you have the IRS mounts upside down? Dirk, how much do you trust your axle stands? I had a pair like that & after the third...
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  • Dirk's Avatar
    05-08-2018, 10:00 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I don't think they could be fitted without a jig they are on such funny angles both upward and outward. I was trying my hardest to get the hole as...
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  • steve's Avatar
    05-08-2018, 11:18 AM
    steve replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Hmmm ... mine were trial-fitted about 1 times before being welding up :-( ... which is why Flatlands told me they'd have to be re-done within two...
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  • BlueNova's Avatar
    05-08-2018, 12:36 AM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    You've really got me thinking now Dirk .... I'm still restoring my chassis (ok, I've not been able to do anything for 3 months!) so this would be the...
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  • Dirk's Avatar
    04-08-2018, 10:36 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    My IRS pivot bracket jig turned up yesterday, so I spent the day today fitting them, I hadn't appreciated just how long it would take. It took me the...
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