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    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Avante on Ebay in Ebay Finds
    No I don't think so, my Nova is my next car project. Dirk
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    Yesterday, 09:28 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Other Jobs in General Chat
    LOL :lmfao: Dirk
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    Yesterday, 09:28 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Other Jobs in General Chat
    Yes I bought one of those about 20 years ago from Machine Mart its a pipe bender for thick walled pipes for gas and the like, If you put some mild...
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    18-05-2019, 10:06 PM
    Dirk started a thread Avante on Ebay in Ebay Finds
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AVANTI-UNIQUE-RARE-KIT-CAR-PROJECT-JUST-NEEDS-INSIDE-COMPLETING/392298683208?hash=item5b56d2db48:g:xQsAAOSwc-lc37ty&frcectu...
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    18-05-2019, 09:56 PM
    The photos look great Phill I like the black and white ones. Dirk
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    18-05-2019, 09:52 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Looking very nice you must be so close now to being back on the road. Dirk
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    18-05-2019, 09:47 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Other Jobs in General Chat
    The bender will do 1/2 inch to 2.5 inch and yes would so exhausts, my lathe only has a 10 inch swing so the biggest die I will be able to make will...
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    17-05-2019, 10:47 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Other Jobs in General Chat
    They where AutoCad files DXF. I didn't create them though I bought the plans from Rorty the same people that do the chassis plans for a mid engine...
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    17-05-2019, 10:37 PM
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RFH-SPECIAL-1-OFF-JAGUAR-BASED/192917865736?hash=item2ceacd0508:g:y~0AAOSw0~RcvdBk&frcectupt=true Dirk
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    17-05-2019, 10:35 PM
    Very nice. he should have tilted the camera and and shot in a lower resolution for a more authentic look. There are a lot of things I wish I could...
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    17-05-2019, 09:25 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Other Jobs in General Chat
    And you can never have too many tools. Dirk
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    17-05-2019, 09:24 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Other Jobs in General Chat
    And where is the fun in that :wink: Have you still got your engraver you could do the degree plate :coat: Dirk
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    16-05-2019, 10:32 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Giles's Nova in Your Cars
    Very nice bit of engineering looks like it ticks all the boxes. Dirk
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    16-05-2019, 10:26 PM
    Dirk started a thread Other Jobs in General Chat
    Now that the Avante is back on the road I have a few other jobs I want to do before stating on the Nova ( I think the wife has a lot more though)...
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    13-05-2019, 10:20 PM
    I got my tires from Northhants but that is because they are just about the only place I could find 14 inch with the size I needed, they are made for...
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    11-05-2019, 11:14 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Stoneleigh 2019! in Events
    Nice find, we did see him filming. Dirk
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    09-05-2019, 09:41 PM
    I hope its a success and on next year, I'm on holiday this year so can not make it. Dirk
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    09-05-2019, 09:38 PM
    And just get the screen of the car following you :coat: Dirk
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    08-05-2019, 09:56 PM
    I have used electric boot releases on both the bonnet and engine cover, one was from a Rover 75 and the other from a BMW of the same era they are...
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    06-05-2019, 09:51 PM
    Dirk started a thread Eagle V5? in Ebay Finds
    He doesn't say what is on the V5 but if you are after one get in touch ...
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    06-05-2019, 09:41 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Stoneleigh 2019! in Events
    Yes I was very pleased. and no I forgot my charging cable for my phone so was trying to conserve power just in case!!! but my phone still died just...
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    06-05-2019, 09:36 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Nic's Sterling CCC #416 in Your Cars
    Welcome back and nice work, aluminium tapes does work although I think it is a bit thicker than parcel tape and more expensive, only down side with...
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    06-05-2019, 09:29 PM
    I would go with Jim take the jets out easy job and give them a good blow with compressed air. Dirk
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    06-05-2019, 09:21 PM
    sorry for the earlier post I was replying in order. Your screens are a bit cheaper than over here. Dirk
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    06-05-2019, 09:14 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Stoneleigh 2019! in Events
    I had a great weekend, the new pitch was fantastic lets hope we can keep it. Thanks for all the great company and a massive THANK YOU to Di for all...
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    06-05-2019, 09:05 PM
    Purely out of interest how much does a windscreen cost over in there? Dirk
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    03-05-2019, 10:08 PM
    I would question his opinion on the front bearings!! If he is not familiar with the Beetle setup the end play once the wheel is on does feel...
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    03-05-2019, 10:01 PM
    I think there is far less load on the Nova canopy hinges than there is on the Avante door hinges and in terms of wear the bushes in my hinges are not...
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    28-04-2019, 10:41 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I managed to get a couple of hours out in the car today (in the dry) the anti roll bar has made such a difference, at the moment I think I will just...
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    28-04-2019, 10:20 PM
    It is all looking very good, I am so jealous of the 15 inch wheels the tyre choice and price is so much better than the 14 inch Dirk
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