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    Yesterday, 11:22 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    Postman delivered the fine 3 core cable for the speedo Friday so next week I hope I can get the electrics finalised. Bit of painting to do for a...
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    19-07-2018, 08:15 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Nova Alert !!!! in Ebay Finds
    Nice - Mk1 body with Mk2 dash (possibly Elam car), satnav and a nice set of clocks, glass all round (need to watch the offside as the side window...
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    19-07-2018, 12:00 PM
    Peter replied to a thread suspension problems in Club Nova Forum
    The coil overs from VW Heritage are used in conjunction WITH leaves, so not replacements for leaves. There are units which replace the bars but of...
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    19-07-2018, 10:14 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    Another good day in the 'shed. Got the pedal box back in the SS and all piped up ready for when I remember to buy some 'DOT 4' fluid, (as well...
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    14-07-2018, 01:59 PM
    Peter replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    Got a LOT more done, finally got the brakes sorted. Stripped the masters and polished them up and reassembled. better than new. Rebuilt but with...
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    10-07-2018, 11:14 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    I have a whole three bedroom house empty as I cannot use the stairs every day,(no knees) and it is tied up in legal crap so I can't rent it either...
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    10-07-2018, 11:07 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    That's the idea. I have the door cards to do, the wiring for the speedo sensor and the disc for same. Just need a 90mm x 2mm mild steel disc, I'll...
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    10-07-2018, 10:58 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    Just noticed in updating my profile it will be exactly 10 YEARS since I started this thread, WOW! On a downside, I have tried local factors for...
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    09-07-2018, 06:05 PM
    Peter replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    Finally got around to removing the front left wheel and taking out the VW to Smith's speedo cable so I can fit the sensor for the digi-dash from...
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    07-07-2018, 08:29 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Hi Nic - I'm glad you approve of my efforts! You are absolutely right, the foam does provide great heat insulation - the instrument binnacle is made...
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    07-07-2018, 08:20 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Sounds like an "Alfa chassis". A rare find indeed :thumbup:
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    04-07-2018, 11:15 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Door cards look great, my dash also has that cut in angle so it gives me an idea or three, nice one.
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    03-07-2018, 03:18 PM
    Had a play and nearest I can get is 2" x 4" (This would have been pre-metric) Single width line. Font, HP Simplified. flat top on 'A', Oval...
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    02-07-2018, 08:28 PM
    Hi Dave - I've been electric right from the outset, the chassis rails fouled the mechanical fuel pump, so I never fitted it and used an SU-style...
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    02-07-2018, 05:57 PM
    Having spent a heck of a lot of time mapping a single micro squirt I woudn't advise going EFI unless you buy a P&P which comes ready to run for that...
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    29-06-2018, 08:47 AM
    At least it will be clean, as long as you don't get it running :scared:
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    27-06-2018, 06:50 PM
    Personally I don't like the Facets, too dammed noisy, but it fits. I have a round 'dial a guess' regullator which I am sure I will change for one...
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    27-06-2018, 06:13 PM
    Hi Dave - the Webers on the Alfa boxer don't like high fuel pressure, the standard Alfa mechanical pump produces no more than 6 psi at the engine...
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    25-06-2018, 08:08 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Thanks Alistair - climbing into a car via a hydraulic lifting canopy has always been an unorthodox method of entry, so it is not surprising that many...
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    24-06-2018, 07:34 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    I know what you mean, and as you know I do have an ADD canopy with the removable sunroof panel. My intention was always to swap canopies and use the...
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    24-06-2018, 07:25 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Hi Dirk - not quite, the headlights, sidelights and indicators all fit into the lower bucket, but access to the bulbs is from the back, so I will fit...
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    24-06-2018, 07:15 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Hi Alistair - it's a bit of long story, and I'm afraid my build diary from 2011 was a casualty of the Photobucket scandal. The gearlever is from an...
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    24-06-2018, 05:55 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Just to confirm my status as a member of the no-sunroof club, here's a couple of pictures I took today of recent progress. First off, the passenger...
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    23-06-2018, 07:37 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Not a founding member, no - I'm sure there have been plenty of manual roof Novas that were converted to hydraulic in the past. But yes, I will...
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    22-06-2018, 08:49 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    I've been working on some interior panels for the car. Using the same construction technique as I used on the rear bulkhead, I made up some cardboard...
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