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    Yesterday, 11:50 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    Thanks Alistair, I have some new photos I need to transfer and I hope to get some more work done, unfortunately I have had the BMW 320 break a...
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    Yesterday, 11:46 AM
    On a swing axle you have two lengths of axle, 63mm shorter on pre-66. I had shorter ones on my '66 chassis but switched to longer ones and a 1303...
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    Yesterday, 11:37 AM
    Never been one to hold back but I must say I like 85% of what you have done and I hope my comments have been positive, so far and I am waiting...
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    13-06-2019, 09:01 PM
    Very nice. The louvre inserts are a nice touch. In fact, the whole vent looks like an inverse of a GTO or similar muscle car hood scoop... which is...
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    13-06-2019, 08:55 PM
    Very nice. I'm loving the old school look. In fact, it's got me feverishly plotting to see what combination of tread width and profile can reproduce...
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    13-06-2019, 08:49 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Thanks for the invitation Alistair, I've never been North of the border before. I hear you have some great driving roads up there :thumbup:
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    12-06-2019, 05:57 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Oooh, I don't know - 51k is quite a lot! But I do mean to make up for all that time spent in the garage... :thumbup:
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    11-06-2019, 01:13 PM
    Peter replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    Spent a few hours in the 'shed' despite the fact I have to take the head off of the BMW, again. Got the overhead section recovered and a couple of...
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    10-06-2019, 08:05 PM
    Sounds good to me :D Yes, it's curious how glass sunroofs are more of a UK thing (they weren't that popular even in Europe). I think they only...
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    10-06-2019, 07:55 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Too true! Still, I will finish the job I started all those years ago. I am confident that I don't need to modify the dashboard styling, and hopefully...
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    09-06-2019, 04:35 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Thanks guys! Yes, it's been a long time coming, and like most builds, it isn't quite finished yet - I still have to fabricate and fit the rear...
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    09-06-2019, 10:49 AM
    A very 'pro' look to the dash but the centre console/handbrake looks very DIY and chunky, a more rounded, smoother out look would have gone with the...
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    09-06-2019, 10:40 AM
    What happened to the 'original' chassis number? Sight of it in it's 'original' state and position is usually required in any test / documentation. ...
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    09-06-2019, 10:36 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Congratulations on the MoT, a major mile stone in any kit cars journey. the car is looking great and all those ideas have blended together nicely,...
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    08-06-2019, 08:27 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Thanks Dan - I am pleased, but there is still a fairly long snag list to get through before I am completely happy with the car. That said, in spite...
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    08-06-2019, 08:07 PM
    bobbybrown replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    And the work pays off! well done Lauren.
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    08-06-2019, 05:48 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    So, with the MoT looming, and no cockpit exhaust vents to speak of, I needed a temporary solution (see ReNOVAtors opening window thread)... ...
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    08-06-2019, 05:29 PM
    That sounds exactly like the Lamborghini Miura set-up - there was a central "spine" running along the roof (which famously housed the overhead...
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    06-06-2019, 09:54 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    Or maybe a spyder? I had a misfire on #1 and it turned out to be a leaking HT lead onto the shroud. New lead set cured that. I am running a...
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    05-06-2019, 09:27 PM
    bobbybrown replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    This is turning out to be really useful with the information being discussed, I’ve made the thread a sticky.
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    05-06-2019, 08:06 PM
    Hi Rick - I had some pictures of my sunroof canopy vent depressions and the vents I got for them linked to Photobucket but they were all lost I'm...
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    05-06-2019, 06:02 PM
    The Nova always needed cabin air extractor vents, but these were only fitted at the factory to the removable sunroof models. After I abandoned that...
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    05-06-2019, 05:50 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    Wowsers. So the 1300 distributor actually has an offset lobe for #3 cylinder? Seems like a very odd approach to me, I would have equalised the...
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    04-06-2019, 09:18 PM
    I've always liked the idea of opening "windowlettes", but could never settle on a shape that was aesthetically pleasing AND functional at the same...
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    04-06-2019, 06:01 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    I'm not sure it is the carb that is responsible, it is down to the cylinder displacement and the compression ratios of the engine. But what you are...
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    03-06-2019, 08:49 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    Reading Brett's link it seems that the 1300 simply does not have sufficient displacement to draw enough vacuum to operate the small vacuum canister...
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    02-06-2019, 07:27 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    :thumbup:
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    02-06-2019, 05:28 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    Vacuum advance is better for road use. If you are revving at the limit all the time (like a circuit race) then mechanical comes into its own. Because...
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    02-06-2019, 11:13 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    Finally completed the dash once and for all in black alcantara suede cloth , yes it WILL stay this way. Just need to get the rest of the...
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    01-06-2019, 08:51 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Stones Avante in General Chat
    Mmm, I see. So the original chassis was just a one-off fabrication then? Now that you mention it the centre tunnel looks VW but nothing else is! In a...
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