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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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    21-06-2018, 09:35 PM
    No, not rubbish at all, although the Smiths pump solenoid valves are immersed in the hydraulic fluid, so not easy to get to. I would say though...
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    19-06-2018, 07:53 PM
    The Smiths Mini-Pack effectively closes both the "up" and "down" solenoid valves when not in operation, but a bypass valve connecting the "up" and...
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    19-06-2018, 07:42 PM
    I don't believe a pressure release valve was part of the factory set-up. The earliest hydraulic systems were installed by owners (all of the ADD cars...
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    18-06-2018, 07:58 PM
    One thing I noticed on a lot of Sterlings in the US was the fitment of the hydraulic rams on the outside of the hinge, i.e. not in the moulded...
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    18-06-2018, 07:48 PM
    Incidentally, explosive bolts were originally considered for the Lamborghini Countach doors, but were dropped on safety grounds. However, the lynch...
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    18-06-2018, 07:41 PM
    Right from the start the Nova had woven roving laid into the body behind the canopy, creating an integrated roll-over protection. Just how...
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