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    Today, 12:56 PM
    You know there is a problem, so just go for it, if you can buy or borrow an engine stand it will make light work of ¡stripping it down, All VW...
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    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    Hi Barry - your build is looking good, but if you are going to submit the car for an MoT I would suggest you take advice regarding the headlights...
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    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Powder coating in General Chat
    Presumably you still need an oven to bake the powder on, I guess that is where the expense comes in, unless the parts are small enough to fit in a...
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    26-02-2021, 10:32 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    The tilt on the Busso engine designed to allow for a more sloping bonnet actually helps with bulkhead clearance :thumbup: Good work sir! Lauren
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    26-02-2021, 01:09 PM
    Peter replied to a thread Stainless sill covers in For Sale
    I cut a pair for my SS but when it came to fit them the asymmetric properties of the car came to light so had to trim one back quite a bit., still...
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  • Peter's Avatar
    25-02-2021, 01:01 PM
    Just thought; as the rear section is already cut out why not leave it so and bond a flange onto the body and have as a removable section?
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    24-02-2021, 09:40 PM
    That's right Steve - manual canopy too, you can see the Austin Maxi gas rams. The seat shells are interesting because they show that ADD produced the...
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    24-02-2021, 09:28 PM
    It's a French Scobra I believe. But clearly derived from the Puma one-piece body shell moulding. I don't dislike it either, but my personal...
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    23-02-2021, 12:42 PM
    Wannabe Corvette. Don't like screen, they could have made it a bit steeper and gain some headroom and a decent hard top too, rest of it is probably...
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    22-02-2021, 01:04 PM
    Looks like someone will get a great project with not a lot to do, apart from junking that ancient V8 and rebuilding the rear end. Bit puzzled by ...
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    18-02-2021, 01:55 PM
    Peter replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    Looks like a candidate for some of your excellent work making custom covers.
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    17-02-2021, 09:15 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread New un on ebay in Ebay Finds
    I would think so. I can see the Smiths Mini-Pack in the usual place on the offside rear inside wheelarch panel, although it sounds like the rear...
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    17-02-2021, 06:59 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Norris - new owner in Welcome
    Norris the Nova :confused1::facepalm: Well done finally sealing the deal on your dream machine :thumbup: And welcome aboard :welcome: Lauren
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    16-02-2021, 07:03 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    Very neat - probably a lot cheaper to put together than my AVOs too. I presume they are aftermarket dampers for the E-type, I don't recall the big...
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    15-02-2021, 02:10 PM
    Peter replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    Not that is matters but on mine I have both sets of leaves but only one fixed, the other rotates freely so IF I hit a big bump it comes into play but...
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    14-02-2021, 06:06 PM
    I know not many of you will agree, but I actually like the dull finish of slightly corroded aluminium on wheels. They look more like the original...
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    12-02-2021, 12:02 PM
    Hi John, The black one. Just personal taste at the end of the day but it get little grey cells working. Going on personal and ongoing experience,...
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    10-02-2021, 07:07 PM
    When I get further down my to-do list I was going to shoot texture coat over the back of my seats. Expensive by rattlecan standards but a lot cheaper...
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    09-02-2021, 11:56 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    After 14 days still waiting to get outside Estepona on "none essential business" and now told decision will be made in TEN DAYS time if to lift the...
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    09-02-2021, 11:36 AM
    Peter replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    What colour combination are you looking for? In the 16.5A range they do most combinations, only single colours in the 11A stuff.
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    08-02-2021, 08:55 PM
    Got to be said :rofl:
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    08-02-2021, 12:23 PM
    Peter replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    I am sure a man of your capabilities would get it right. For general information; It is really quite simple, just a matter of adding up all...
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    08-02-2021, 12:03 PM
    Peter replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    Vehicle Wiring products, They will sell you 1/2 a meter of any combination of wire and they have various Amp and all the fittings. I did all my car...
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  • Spacenut's Avatar
    07-02-2021, 06:58 PM
    That is great to hear. I hope that he finds something suitable, although there are precious few cars that haven't been hacked about, and I suspect he...
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  • Peter's Avatar
    06-02-2021, 02:12 PM
    Looks like a result there Brett and you end up with just what you want, not a 'near enough' job.+6
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  • Peter's Avatar
    06-02-2021, 02:05 PM
    On a far more humble scale that is how I did my dash /speedo cover with 3mm acrylic. made a steel former and then heated a sheet of plastic with a...
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    05-02-2021, 06:18 PM
    Hi Phill - great to hear that you have been in touch with Phil - I hope he is keeping well. I only had a brief email exchange with him a few years...
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    04-02-2021, 01:56 PM
    I only hope my black bodywork looks something like as good, (going with black gloss acrylic). Couple of points I would do straight away are the...
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    04-02-2021, 01:46 PM
    Peter replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    I would use the 'ajar' warning lights by using a switch at all points, better safe than sorry especially the hood . could also use a alarm triggers.
    288 replies | 43263 view(s)
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    03-02-2021, 12:05 PM
    Peter replied to a thread Red Nova for sale in For Sale
    Sorry but that doesn't always help, I moved to a house with a double garage below and got less time on the car as I had to work my butt off to pay...
    18 replies | 1822 view(s)
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