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    Today, 08:10 AM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I managed to persuade the Subaru radiator to fit in the car. There isn't going to be much ram air, but Subaru put 2 big fans on the back...
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    17-10-2018, 10:31 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    On a more positive note, I have sort of finished my exhaust, skinning it was a bit more difficult than I thought. I used some ratchet straps to pull...
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    17-10-2018, 10:15 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I sent my V5 off a few weeks ago to update the engine number and capacity. I got the new one back today and this has been added to the special notes...
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    17-10-2018, 09:49 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread front end reinforcing in Club Nova Forum
    If I remember correctly that rounded tube section is formed around a cardboard tube, if you open it up, I would try and remove all the cardboard or...
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    17-10-2018, 09:39 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    So important to get the muffler right as well as the lengths which dictate the back pressure and reflected negative wave at prime rpm. Due to the...
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    14-10-2018, 10:03 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I've had a bit of a backward step this week, when I rebuilt the trailing arms I had a small amount of play in the stub axles despite using new...
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    13-10-2018, 09:29 PM
    Looking very good. A nice solid base for your rebuild. Dirk
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    12-10-2018, 09:40 PM
    That will be another days trailer hire :rofl::rofl::coat: Dirk
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    09-10-2018, 10:10 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Having spent a bit more time this evening looking at my options I think I am going with the N/A manifold the output flange ends up under the horns...
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    09-10-2018, 10:02 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Yes I want to keep the crossover, and I also want to avoid the two small cylindrical universal boxes each side, that is what I had and was not...
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    09-10-2018, 09:57 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    The MGF box fitted on my Nova the issue is that the Avante is 10cm shorter and it has the double skinned back end, unlike the Nova rear valance. I...
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    08-10-2018, 10:16 PM
    I only have 1 with a good body but even that hasn't got a rear valence and both the others have had the rear valance cut up. So just as much work or...
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    08-10-2018, 10:10 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Here are a couple of pics of the header tank now installed This makes the routine items that need checking and topping up oil and water ...
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    08-10-2018, 09:59 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    That may be true, but the convenience that the turbo manifold gave and the overall sound I had in the Nova was pleasing to me, possibly more to do...
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    08-10-2018, 09:53 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Well its not built so might be beyond me and go pear shaped :scared: Dirk
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    07-10-2018, 10:22 PM
    They have done a really good job on the repairs. Seeing the photo again of the back before the repairs I can see the Subaru gearbox and engine...
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    07-10-2018, 10:04 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I managed to build a bracket and mount the header tank today, all be it not where I had hoped to put it towards the rear of the engine it now sits at...
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    07-10-2018, 09:46 PM
    Hi Steve, It is looking great and good to see the roof is working, I think you can buy limit switches and a gizmo that syncs the motors to work at...
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    06-10-2018, 10:38 PM
    Drop box doesn't appear to work for me. it asks you to create an account but after doing that I get this message The folder ‘/To...
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    06-10-2018, 10:02 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    The car is back on all 4 tyres The springs at the rear are too soft and the car is sitting on the bump stops, so both front and rear need...
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    06-10-2018, 09:52 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I did consider it at the start, but doing the sums the budget just would not stretch that far, and I had only bought the Red 9 front EZ-rider and...
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    05-10-2018, 10:16 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I have been away for a few days for work ( I do do some) !! So this evening was all about getting the caliper brackets bent and aligned correctly....
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    04-10-2018, 09:47 PM
    Hi Dan, I'l have one please. You can have a crashed photo if you want :lmfao: Dirk
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    02-10-2018, 10:27 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Tonight I got the drive shafts installed I need to get some load spacers for the Van CV's they didn't come with the kit like the Beetle ones...
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    02-10-2018, 10:10 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Sorry Alistair I missed this the other night both front and rear suspension is from Red 9 Design https://www.red9design.co.uk/type1.htm Dirk
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    01-10-2018, 09:45 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Chassis Paints? in Chassis
    I did Red oxide then hammerite and tetroseal underneath. I also did the wheel arches and engine bay in a thinned tetroseal it has a nice finish to...
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    01-10-2018, 09:38 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    No radiator or exhaust I thought I best keep it short to avoid any potential damage. I was actually late home from work tonight (see I do do...
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    30-09-2018, 09:53 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    The engine not starting was down to one of the engine plugs to the ECU not being pushed home enough so problem solved. Today I got the trailing...
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    29-09-2018, 10:08 PM
    Found this site today lots of manuals including UK models ...
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    29-09-2018, 10:05 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I managed to get the loom in today, but when I tried to start her it was a no go.:@ Dirk
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