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    02-12-2019, 08:40 PM
    Me too. Goodwood used to be great, now overcrowded and impossible to get into without pre-booking and limited to half a dozen events a year so that...
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    02-12-2019, 12:55 PM
    Not sure if Repairite ltd is still going, judging by the dismal failure of the products I was supposed to demonstrate I would be surprised. neoprene...
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    01-12-2019, 08:29 PM
    Hi Peter - that sounds like an interesting product, I will have to check it out. The method of application is exactly what I was considering for the...
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    01-12-2019, 11:28 AM
    There is only one, North of Ronda, Ascari, very expensive, used by the super car crowd.
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    01-12-2019, 11:16 AM
    I have to say that LED lights certainly chuck out a lot of lums, very pleased with the results on mine but I now have the E mark question, is there...
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    30-11-2019, 06:13 PM
    OK, here's a quick introduction to the headlamp demisters that I have been working on recently. After doing a bit of research into modern "sealed"...
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    30-11-2019, 03:27 PM
    Even worse when yup have it right, fitted and ready to go and all you can do is sit in it and go broom, broom.
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    30-11-2019, 11:58 AM
    It is all about getting that fuzzy feeling when things just look right and knowing when they are not.
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    29-11-2019, 11:55 AM
    What about some of that rear lens repair tape,
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    28-11-2019, 10:20 PM
    Hi Alistair - the water is wicking in past the seals all around, mainly collecting at the bottom. I tried waterproofing scrim foam as I had a load...
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    28-11-2019, 10:09 PM
    Hi Phill - I was thinking about something along these lines... https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/miniature-fog-lamps-rectangular-pair-fogmin-60mm ...
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    28-11-2019, 06:36 PM
    I think tunnelled lights would work better without the headlight covers, as the refractive index must be very high at such a shallow angle. There are...
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    28-11-2019, 04:18 PM
    Peter replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    Good news is the BMW E30 is up and running again, first trip highlighted a coolant lose which turned out to be the heater pipe at the back of the...
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    27-11-2019, 10:10 PM
    Of course the biggest problem with driving the Nova on a daily basis (particularly in the Winter) is night driving. The tunnelled headlights place...
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    27-11-2019, 09:47 PM
    I was actually trying to be clever, the LEDs are dimmed using a NE555 timer with a CR feedback loop to change the pulse-width. Unfortunately I had to...
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    24-11-2019, 08:40 PM
    When I first got back on the road I noticed that the car was losing quite a lot of oil. Initially it seemed to be coming from a blanking plate over...
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    24-11-2019, 07:07 PM
    OK, some of the not-so-good stuff. I noticed early on that the angle of the tunnels around the secondary instrument displays is slightly too low...
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    24-11-2019, 06:46 PM
    OK, after all the trials and tribulations encountered over the last 7 years, the Green Machine is finally back on the road. What's it like to drive,...
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    24-11-2019, 12:53 PM
    getting good at this stuff David, I still fancy something on the lines of the 2016 Chevy' Corvette. But I have promised myself, no more mods, so...
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    23-11-2019, 06:34 PM
    Hi Jim - I used UPOL Plastx No.4 coarse texture coat on my dashboard and interior panels. There is a definite technique to applying it, you have to...
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    22-11-2019, 08:48 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Nova for sale in Germany in For Sale
    As Peter says, it's a Mk1, the rear light panel design is for an early Elam car. Large glass sunroof, just like mine had. Interestingly, my car also...
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    22-11-2019, 11:14 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    Finally got the BMW E30 back together and running sweet although still has a mystery lose of coolant :scared: So despite using twice the fuel of...
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    22-11-2019, 11:02 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Nova alert in Ebay Finds
    Quite a lot as it happens Alex.:laugh: The fastest car over 1/4 mile is an EV Eagle SS by True Cousins in Belgium. but really just a light SS...
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    22-11-2019, 10:57 AM
    Hi Phil, As the roof goes up and down quite quickly and quietly I was wondering what make and power the electric actuators were as mentioned in the...
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    22-11-2019, 10:53 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Nova for sale in Germany in For Sale
    Looks like a MkI with the large sunroof. IF it is still registered so it stands half a chance of being road legalised in any EU country it would be...
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    21-11-2019, 01:32 PM
    What actuators are you using?
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    21-11-2019, 12:03 PM
    Although I have loads of room by comparison but do have a firewall, I find it easy to take the Alternator/shroud and fan off in one piece, as long as...
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    19-11-2019, 10:43 PM
    Hi Dave - not so much difficult to source, I built them myself. Hella H7 projectors firing through chrome trim rings cut down from the broken Cibie...
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    19-11-2019, 01:10 PM
    Peter replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    Gently in soft jaw vice. I tried it on a bit of 10mm strip and it was easy to get a nice curve with a bend, kinda 3D. The actual 15mm T section will...
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    18-11-2019, 07:03 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Nova alert in Ebay Finds
    No, it is not related - the KVA chassis is designed for an in-line V8 and so places the driver too far forward to fit under the Nova body. No,...
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