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    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Are you suggesting the Police are ringing there recovered cars any comment Mark :laugh::laugh::laugh: No seriously the reg is correct and it is a...
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    24-09-2018, 09:55 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Frustrating evening tonight, I went to fit the clutch and its the wrong one!! Frustratingly I orded it from GSF on line where they do not credit you...
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    24-09-2018, 09:50 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Windscreen in Interior & Windscreens
    The post has gone way off topic (but I'm sure an administrator will soon jiggle the posts around and start a new thread) :coat: My two pennith...
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    24-09-2018, 09:34 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    That still doesn't make sense to me if it wants to suck and blow why not just do that from the inlet manifold, there is only a few inches between and...
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    23-09-2018, 10:13 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I started putting bit back in the car this weekend, Yesterday I got the petrol tank in along with filter pump and fuel lines, I have also got the...
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    23-09-2018, 09:38 PM
    Looking very good and I think the slopes will help. Once I get the Avante back on its wheels I'm going to try and add a rear under tray from the...
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    20-09-2018, 09:28 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Windscreen in Interior & Windscreens
    Sorry I have 2 screens squirrelled away, and I only have plans to do one Nova. Nice try though. Dirk
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    19-09-2018, 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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    19-09-2018, 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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