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  • islandman's Avatar
    Today, 03:44 AM
    I'm hoping that exhaust is temporary :oops2: Just doesn't go with the rest of the sleek look on your car Also just curious, did you stick with...
    1346 replies | 171144 view(s)
  • Nic's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:02 PM
    Nic replied to a thread Nic's Sterling CCC #416 in Your Cars
    Hi Peter, I actually tried the soldering iron trick but it wasn't burning a large enough hole. I didn't think about a greasing the bolts a little, or...
    1346 replies | 171144 view(s)
  • steve's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:42 PM
    Very nice mate, :cool1:
    11 replies | 202 view(s)
  • BlueNova's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:03 PM
    Just had a look at your engine page on "ukhozi" Peter ... very shiny! :clapping: You need to get the car back on the road and start using that...
    11 replies | 202 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:28 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Nic's Sterling CCC #416 in Your Cars
    Use a soldering iron or red hot nail for holes, a smear of lub' on the screws stops them 'grabbing'.
    1346 replies | 171144 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:15 AM
    After my 'normal' 1600 T1 died due to ingress I looked at several options and taking into account power to weight ratio etc and what I expected to be...
    11 replies | 202 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    25-06-2019, 10:21 PM
    You're right Steve - I'm an air cooled fan (cough).. Seriously though - I do prefer the air cooled engines and the fact there's no extra plumbing...
    11 replies | 202 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    25-06-2019, 09:14 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Nic's Sterling CCC #416 in Your Cars
    Good work Nic - plenty of inspiration for my window seals there. I'm looking forward to more updates!
    1346 replies | 171144 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    25-06-2019, 09:12 PM
    :D I think the intention of the tinted canopy of the Proxima was to make the occupants think they were driving on the surface of Mars... I really...
    6 replies | 103 view(s)
  • Nic's Avatar
    25-06-2019, 09:11 PM
    Nic replied to a thread Nic's Sterling CCC #416 in Your Cars
    Just a little update; a picture I forgot to take a few days ago of the auto/boat weather seal I picked up at ACE Hardware. I chose this because its...
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  • steve's Avatar
    25-06-2019, 08:28 PM
    Nobody doubts the Scooby lump, but it's a pretty drastic conversion for a car that has only just got on the road, anyway sounds like Phill has made...
    11 replies | 202 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    25-06-2019, 08:23 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    So yesterday I tightened up the jubilee clips on the inlet manifold couplings and sprayed again with ether and it seemed to have cured the leak....
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  • Phill's Avatar
    25-06-2019, 08:06 PM
    Ah yes - the Peugeot Proxima..I'd forgotten about that..:coat:
    6 replies | 103 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    25-06-2019, 06:19 PM
    I was worried my doors were slow and noisy, until I saw that. not so shabby after all.
    6 replies | 103 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    25-06-2019, 05:34 PM
    Plenty of concept cars have used opening canopies for extra visual effect. I don't think the designers of this one were influenced by the Nova. It...
    6 replies | 103 view(s)
  • islandman's Avatar
    25-06-2019, 12:56 PM
    Subaru Boxer, cheap, powerful and lots of aftermarket parts / tuning if you want silly power........they also don't tend to self-destruct like the...
    11 replies | 202 view(s)
  • islandman's Avatar
    25-06-2019, 12:15 PM
    I saw photos of this some time ago, but seeing it in the video is something else, its seriously cool
    6 replies | 103 view(s)
  • steve's Avatar
    25-06-2019, 11:27 AM
    I did some research on T1 vs T4 prior to going the T4 route. The 70 BHP output you mentioned is ~not due to Fuel Injection. Fuel Injection gives...
    11 replies | 202 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    25-06-2019, 08:56 AM
    The type 4 1700 engine is supposed to put out 70 bhp. Is that because of the fuel injection? Would a modified (enlarged) Beetle engine using twin...
    11 replies | 202 view(s)
  • BlueNova's Avatar
    25-06-2019, 07:42 AM
    Hi Martin, My daughter showed me the youtube video last week ... it would be interesting to find out if the designers were influenced by the Nova. ...
    6 replies | 103 view(s)
  • MartinB's Avatar
    25-06-2019, 06:43 AM
    carbs would probably be the way to go; I needed to rplace a lot of sensors on mine (type 4) and it took a very very long time to find replacements...
    11 replies | 202 view(s)
  • MartinB's Avatar
    25-06-2019, 06:35 AM
    https://dms.licdn.com/playback/C4D05AQF2htQbBSphxg/5d84cf807c5d4c74b2397da48a0e7da9/feedshare-mp4_3300-captions-thumbnails/1507940147251-drlcss?e=1561...
    6 replies | 103 view(s)
  • kdnova's Avatar
    24-06-2019, 10:28 PM
    kdnova replied to a thread nova in Doncaster in For Sale
    probably be on ebay for 10k soon.... see it happen too often people trying to turn a quick profit when genuine people want the cars, especially with...
    3 replies | 114 view(s)
  • BlueNova's Avatar
    24-06-2019, 07:22 PM
    Looking great Brett ... very impressive! :clapping: Alistair
    67 replies | 3500 view(s)
  • Nic's Avatar
    24-06-2019, 07:15 PM
    The pictures don't portray any problems with the paint. Looking forward to seeing how you construct the buck since I need to create one too.
    67 replies | 3500 view(s)
  • Nic's Avatar
    24-06-2019, 07:10 PM
    Nic replied to a thread Nic's Sterling CCC #416 in Your Cars
    That's the plan once the part is pulled. I was thinking some oval vents front and back of the lid to help with fresh airflow. Otherwise it's just...
    1346 replies | 171144 view(s)
  • steve's Avatar
    24-06-2019, 07:06 PM
    I already have 1 1/2 Type 4 engines, but if I didn't, I'd be hoovering up all 3 lumps for cash (he has 3 for sale). I actually have some spare...
    11 replies | 202 view(s)
  • BlueNova's Avatar
    24-06-2019, 06:43 PM
    Hi Phill, I can understand why you're attracted to it. You could strip it right back and rebuild it at your leisure, whilst keeping your Nova on...
    11 replies | 202 view(s)
  • Alzax3's Avatar
    24-06-2019, 06:36 PM
    Alzax3 replied to a thread Nic's Sterling CCC #416 in Your Cars
    How about working vents or louvres into it? I have added metal-mesh vent holes to both my cars as it always seems hot under the cover, plus they add...
    1346 replies | 171144 view(s)
  • Brett's Avatar
    24-06-2019, 06:35 PM
    Got the plug/buck painted. This is the last step before a mold/mould will be made from it. I paint it black because any imperfection will be...
    67 replies | 3500 view(s)
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