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    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I don't need one 2 opening doors and side windows that open all be it only 3 inch so I don't think I could get out of them:lmfao: Dirk
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    Yesterday, 09:33 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I haven't mentioned it, not really thought much about it yet but it will be going in the front some how, I don't have the limitations that the Nova...
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    18-09-2018, 10:20 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    My pipe for the oil filler turned up the other day, up to now I had just placed the inlet manifold on the engine to get a guide on where it would go,...
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    18-09-2018, 10:05 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Mostin's Nova in Your Cars
    I agree with that, it is a lot harder with the body on, I also agree with Peter though if you are just putting a beetle engine back in stick with the...
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    16-09-2018, 09:56 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Ciao!! in Welcome
    Hi Mario, Welcome to the forum looking forward to seeing more photos and watching your progress, are you using the 912 gearbox as well? Dirk
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    15-09-2018, 10:18 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I think begrudgingly puts up with it on the promise that I will spend more time with her once the car is done, Castle Combe was supposed to be my...
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    15-09-2018, 10:08 PM
    some very nice work, I have said it before but if I were doing drops again I would angle the rear section like the front but not as shallow, if...
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    14-09-2018, 10:22 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Oil filler sandwich is now finished, Ill give it a coat of VHT paint when I get some more. I have been trying to sort out all of the bits I...
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    11-09-2018, 09:53 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    This evening I managed to make the brackets that attache the IRS brackets to the subarugears nosecone bracket, they took a bit of time to get right...
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    11-09-2018, 09:39 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Mmmmm lets think about it Lots more money for lots less power, No thought about it Ill stick with what I have got :coat::coat::coat: Dirk
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    11-09-2018, 09:32 PM
    Looking very good, food for thought on future projects. keep up the updates. Dirk
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    11-09-2018, 09:26 PM
    Mine was less noticeable but still gave me trouble glad its sorted. Dirk
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    10-09-2018, 10:39 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I got the engine back in tonight and it now all fits. I have only got about a cm above the air idle valve obviously the air box filter is...
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    10-09-2018, 10:11 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    My engine mounting bracket is still at the powder-coaters, but I have been given an un-coated one to keep me going and Ill swap it once it comes in....
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    09-09-2018, 09:34 PM
    Where are you planing on putting the ECU having that close enough to the engine that you do not need to extend all those wires makes it easier. ...
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    08-09-2018, 10:04 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Alto in Ebay Finds
    Back on again with a new owner ...
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    08-09-2018, 09:50 PM
    I had some difficulties with gear changes when I first got the Avante on the road. Did the same as you and checked the gear leaver mount plate and it...
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    07-09-2018, 10:03 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I would have thought so marginal that you would not notice, what does a header tank hold? 4lt? what does the water pump pump? 80lt min? That's just...
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    06-09-2018, 09:36 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I don't think it would run any cooler but it makes it efficient as water is continually pumped through the header tank so makes bleeding much easier...
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    05-09-2018, 10:00 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I had the water manifold modified today. So this is a pic of the standard manifold the upper radiator hose connect at the front of the engine (rear...
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    04-09-2018, 09:46 PM
    Very nice job, on a difficult part. Dirk
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    03-09-2018, 10:01 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Old photo in Photos
    I think some people are not spending enough time in the garage :crylol: Its still live on the DVLA last taxed in 1995 Dirk
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    03-09-2018, 09:52 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    He did make the instillation look OK, it is still a lot more plumbing, and having done both I prefer the reversed. I managed to pick up an older...
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    02-09-2018, 10:09 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Nova alert in Ebay Finds
    I think to make good money the car needs to be fully built to high standard, unfortunately I think that most people with the capability of putting a...
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    02-09-2018, 09:59 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    The top one is the most important it makes a huge difference to the plumbing, you just need to send yours to RJES and they convert it. Unfortunately...
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    02-09-2018, 09:49 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Thanks Steve, that's really helpful I did think I needed to go higher at that point to reduce the angle but didn't want to cut any higher until I got...
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    02-09-2018, 09:40 PM
    Nice one, worth knowing I might buy a few just incase. Dirk
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    02-09-2018, 09:09 AM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I did think about just painting it, but thought the paint would peel of the oxidation? Are you not reversing your coolant manifold? It makes it a...
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    01-09-2018, 10:16 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Still waiting for the engine mount, So rather than tell the wife I had nothing to do and being given some gardening jobs I started cleaning the...
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    31-08-2018, 09:53 PM
    Looking really good, I think Flatlands also make there own IRS brackets as the standard ones do not come down far enough to mate with the Subarugears...
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