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    Yesterday, 09:43 PM
    Looking forward to seeing how you get on with these, I am thinking about electric when I finally get around to doing the Nova. Although if there are...
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    14-08-2018, 09:29 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    My engine and gearbox turned up today I took it for a spin down the track and back and everything worked as expected. I striped out the...
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    03-08-2018, 10:13 PM
    I would make it a removable panel, Its what I plan to do when I eventual get round to doing the Nova, assuming I ever get the Avante finished. I...
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    31-07-2018, 10:09 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I think the 250lb springs is what Simon said was supplied to the Buggies, although the jury is out at the moment as to whether or not they are right...
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    30-07-2018, 10:50 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I got a bit done over the weekend, before the initial conversation with the insurance company when they were saying a cat S, I saw these IRS trailing...
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    30-07-2018, 10:11 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    Not my cup of tea but each to there own. I guess the nice thing is you could get away with a smaller trailer if you want to take it for a spin...
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    28-07-2018, 09:49 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Alto in Ebay Finds
    And back on https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kit-car/273377062931?hash=item3fa68af013:g:D5cAAOSwNDdbXDC- Dirk
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    27-07-2018, 09:43 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread My original Nova in Your Cars
    Nice trip down memory lane:-) When did you sell it? doing a quick check looks like it was last taxed in 1987. I guess its stuck in some garage...
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    26-07-2018, 10:17 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    So now I'm taking my inspiration from the speech given after Steve Austin's crash. Ill make her better stronger and faster. The plan is: IRS...
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    26-07-2018, 10:07 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    The assessor for the insurance company came out on Monday, this gave me the chance to show him what damage there was to my car using my other cars!...
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    23-07-2018, 09:58 PM
    Errr it is :banana: What ever it is built from or built on its still exotic. Dirk
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    23-07-2018, 09:53 PM
    Makes a huge difference, they look great are you going to put some clear lacquer on? Dirk
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    22-07-2018, 09:44 PM
    Looks good, could it not be bonded rather than screwed? Dirk
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    18-07-2018, 10:06 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    And more importantly there is no structural damage. There assessor has made that assumption from photographs based on the fact that the engine and...
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    18-07-2018, 09:58 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    lol
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    18-07-2018, 09:57 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I have one V5 and I am trying to get the other sorted but not holding my breath at the moment. Once I start the Nova one or 2 will be sold. Dirk
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    18-07-2018, 09:54 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    No it makes no difference to the payout, but a cat S goes on the V5 a cat N doesn't. More of a concern to me is re-insuring it, and what hoops they...
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    17-07-2018, 10:01 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    So the insurance company have said the car is a total loss, unfortunately we have a difference of opinion as to the category it should be in. I say N...
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