Tab Content
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:46 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Thanks guys - I must admit that all the retro-futurist stuff is just for my benefit, although I still have to spend most of my time behind the wheel...
    435 replies | 71567 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    18-08-2019, 11:30 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Just thinking that too Phil. Space 1999, STOS. etc. Nice job.
    435 replies | 71567 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    18-08-2019, 11:17 AM
    Clearly a MkII Ford SS of about 1985/87 going by the nose and the early bonnet bump, engine Ford Pinto 1600 and donor based on a Cortina, possible a...
    2 replies | 96 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    18-08-2019, 11:07 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Bonnet/Hood Latch in Bodywork
    That would do nicely I think. very compact.
    3 replies | 153 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    18-08-2019, 11:01 AM
    Look at it this way, the battery is a big capacitor and should therefore not be susceptible to minor variations, "flickering", so, as you have...
    756 replies | 96997 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    18-08-2019, 10:53 AM
    There is an EV Stirling in the States but unfortunately the Stirling forum is no more. their loss our (Brett) gain. There is an electric SS...
    26 replies | 813 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    17-08-2019, 08:30 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Thanks Alistair - and I hope to see your car back on the road in the not too distant future. Hi Steve - canopy, fuel pump and radiator fan...
    435 replies | 71567 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    17-08-2019, 07:33 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Here's a few pictures of the finished dashboard. Still some work to do in one or two places, but overall I am pleased with the results... A...
    435 replies | 71567 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    16-08-2019, 09:37 AM
    I think your dash light thing is the generator/regulator system. as you know the engine (ignition) warning bulb works by live from +15 and earth by...
    756 replies | 96997 view(s)
  • bobbybrown's Avatar
    15-08-2019, 10:16 PM
    I want to chime in here and add that no question is a stupid question, you are welcome to ask what you need to. Yes, there is a search function but...
    26 replies | 813 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    14-08-2019, 05:26 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Supercar Day at Brooklands in Events
    Well, it was a modified Adams Probe 15, which was also an acquired taste, although I have always had a sneaking regard for the Probe 2001...
    20 replies | 1105 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    14-08-2019, 05:22 PM
    Hmm, I hadn't heard that one before - or was it the Scimitar SS1 (the small roadster, not the GTE "sports estate")? Early Porsche 911s backfilled...
    26 replies | 813 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    14-08-2019, 05:16 PM
    That is correct, back in the day I worked for Dunstable motors, a Reliant dealer and the ballast thing was quite funny but necessary. Twin port...
    26 replies | 813 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    14-08-2019, 05:12 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Direction Finding in Your Cars
    Normally the male connector has captive screws and the female has threaded posts to lock the connector in place, but the connectors are a very tight...
    9 replies | 342 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    14-08-2019, 10:47 AM
    As has been found in the past with many different combinations, more power does not always mean more performance. I am not a fan of powerful...
    26 replies | 813 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    13-08-2019, 09:31 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Supercar Day at Brooklands in Events
    By Chris Rees, current editor of Auto Italia magazine and previously kit car authority at Which Kit? ...
    20 replies | 1105 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    13-08-2019, 08:14 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Direction Finding in Your Cars
    Hi Nic - I'm sure you don't have to re-wire anything. The cable I used was multi-strand thinwall automotive stuff with rating from 8 Amps to 22 Amps...
    9 replies | 342 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 09:05 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Talon in Ebay Finds
    That's what I was trying to remember! The GP Talon was the last of Neville Trickett's design evolutions of the Siva Saluki (we were discussing the...
    3 replies | 149 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 08:55 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Direction Finding in Your Cars
    Thanks Nic - well, you know what they say, "a place for everything and everything in its place". It's a lot neater than the rat's nest that it...
    9 replies | 342 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    10-08-2019, 11:53 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Direction Finding in Your Cars
    Sometimes a simple plastic fitting can cause a whole lot of work.I fitted polyurethane mounts on the gearbox thinking that they would last forever,...
    9 replies | 342 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    09-08-2019, 08:11 PM
    Spacenut started a thread Direction Finding in Your Cars
    So I have been slowly improving the calibration accuracy of my speedometer and Nav odometer, zeroing both and using an 8.7 mile test loop to check...
    9 replies | 342 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    07-08-2019, 09:20 PM
    I was going to say exactly the same thing - much of the torsional stiffness of the open canopy will be due to having all four cylindrical bushings at...
    16 replies | 844 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    05-08-2019, 07:52 PM
    Ah, I think I understand now - you are effectively moving the rotation axis of the bonnet/hood up and forward, the that the full open bonnet/hood...
    16 replies | 844 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    04-08-2019, 05:30 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Hi from South Germany in Welcome
    Absolutely - back then the Porsche 928 would have been the supercar of choice to copy from. Unfortunately even then the headlights were their least...
    27 replies | 1095 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    04-08-2019, 01:31 PM
    Peter replied to a thread Hi from South Germany in Welcome
    that was the main reason the Cimbria/SS went for Porsche 928 pop ups although quirky I would have preferred the TR7 type but one has to think it was...
    27 replies | 1095 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    03-08-2019, 09:01 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread In memoriam in General Chat
    That is sad news. With the best will in the world, neither Richard Oakes or Phil Sayers had a vision for the Nova as a product. CCC had that vision,...
    1 replies | 162 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    03-08-2019, 08:48 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Hi from South Germany in Welcome
    Hi Mario, welcome to the forum :welcome: Both of the cars you have seen are Mk2 Novas, which could have been built between 1982 and 1988, up to...
    27 replies | 1095 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    03-08-2019, 12:18 PM
    Peter replied to a thread Hi from South Germany in Welcome
    Welcome to the adiction that is Nova and Eagle cars, I hope you find a nice one soon. Nice collection, interesting to see the difference in...
    27 replies | 1095 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    01-08-2019, 10:17 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Need another Job in General Chat
    Sorry to hear that news, Hopefully the gods will provide another opportunity, I have had over 40 jobs in my time (and still counting). if you're...
    7 replies | 287 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    30-07-2019, 11:33 PM
    Peter replied to a thread Eagle in Ebay Finds
    The SS is a Ford version for Cortina running gear a MkIII SS/Ford and does seem to have lost quite a few bit for sure, that's what happens to so many...
    5 replies | 263 view(s)
More Activity
About Spacenut

Basic Information

About Spacenut
Location:
Hampshire, UK

Signature


only Pythagoras can save me now!

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
5,175
Posts Per Day
1.17
General Information
Last Activity
Yesterday 07:49 PM
Join Date
17-07-2007
Referrals
0

3 Friends

  1. bobbybrown bobbybrown is online now

    Euro-Nova Founder

    bobbybrown
  2. jasoncambs jasoncambs is offline

    Senior Member

    jasoncambs
  3. Peter Peter is offline

    Registered User

    • Send a message via MSN to Peter
    Peter
Showing Friends 1 to 3 of 3