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    Yesterday, 05:05 PM
    Discovered this car less than a couple of miles from me sitting in a field beside a small holding. Managed to track down the owner who...
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    16-02-2018, 03:44 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Fixing lower panels in Bodywork
    Some great suggestions - are these the type of nuts you mean Dave? https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/m5-nut-plate
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    15-02-2018, 04:33 PM
    Phill started a thread Fixing lower panels in Bodywork
    I've always struggled to fit the nuts and bolts into the flanges of the lower panels when attaching these to the bodywork. You really need two hands...
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    13-02-2018, 09:11 PM
    It's supposedly about improving air quality, but the contribution from specialist vehicles is negligible in the true scheme of things. This is...
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    12-02-2018, 08:02 PM
    I have a guilty secret I've been hiding from you guys.....I really like the exhaust system I've fitted to my car, but it sits too high and fouls the...
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    11-02-2018, 09:14 PM
    Thanks for the heads up Mark - My lamps don't have reflectors built in. What did you do to fix yours? Can you just screw on small bicycle reflectors...
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    11-02-2018, 05:06 PM
    A bit more progress this weekend. Finally getting around to some of the 1001 little jobs that have been waiting to get ticked off the list. First...
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    11-02-2018, 04:43 PM
    I'm fascinated by this process. It's good to see pictures showing how this is done. I'm assuming this will be the buck from which you will take a...
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    09-02-2018, 07:39 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Nuno's Yellow Nova in Your Cars
    Great to see all those pictures, and whilst the car looked to be in good condition outwardly, the beetle chassis is in a state. However, I wouldn't...
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    06-02-2018, 07:23 PM
    I think that's a Centaur Alistair - a later derivative of the Probe http://www.imps4ever.info/specials/centaur/
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    06-02-2018, 12:42 PM
    Comparing the earlier probe 16 With the later probe 2001 The 16 has rounded glass as opposed to the flat glass in the 2001. I can only...
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    05-02-2018, 08:28 PM
    I found this, a better picture of the Probe 2001, parked alongside a Nova would you believe? And this which was from the companies sales...
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    05-02-2018, 05:17 PM
    No doubt your Father in Law gave you that as it reminded him of the Nova? I didn't know there was a model made of the Probe as it was such a rare...
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    05-02-2018, 12:41 PM
    Good to see you progressing Alex. I've always admired the Eureka's T top as I think it works well increasing the head room without compromising the...
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    04-02-2018, 07:08 PM
    I'd like to think so Dirk - but knowing my rate of progress (3.5 years since I first started the rebuild) I suspect it might not be ready in time....
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    03-02-2018, 02:23 PM
    Here's a short video showing the car in it's current state. Hopefully you can see a bit more of the interior than can be seen from still photos. ...
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    03-02-2018, 01:55 PM
    Yes it is quite shiny - halfway between a satin and a gloss finish. Maybe no more than a leatherette appearance. Time will tell if I have a problem...
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    02-02-2018, 08:43 PM
    You know, on reviewing the photo, I thought the same as Peter...the wheel is on upside down? But on closer inspection the wheel is symetrical, it's...
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    02-02-2018, 08:40 PM
    Well my mum bought a copy...and now you.. so that's two copies sold :blushing: Thanks Alistair :thumbup:
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    01-02-2018, 12:23 PM
    It's 3D printed. You can buy it from shapeways here:- https://www.shapeways.com/product/TU3TGUT29/steering-wheel-centre
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    31-01-2018, 06:28 PM
    More progress. Fitted the dashboard instruments in place and covered the dash with a textured carbon effect vinyl Think I may change...
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    29-01-2018, 10:59 AM
    Yup - it's a real pain. I actually smeared some oil around the lip which helped to alleviate some of the noises it was making when the roof first...
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    29-01-2018, 08:51 AM
    I have slight reservations about how well the plastic will stand up to heat. We all know how hot it can get inside a car on a sunny day. My only...
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    28-01-2018, 06:17 PM
    Since my last entry I have managed to adjust the carb and the engine is running sweet now. Meanwhile I've been busy working on the interior trim....
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    23-01-2018, 08:48 AM
    I think loosening the grub screws will result in the torsion bars being free to exit the tubes altogether along with the wheel and hub:scared:
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    20-01-2018, 11:46 AM
    Phill replied to a thread Wiring loom in Electrical
    Is this the fusebox you guys reccomend? :- https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/cbs-12-circuit-wiring-module
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    19-01-2018, 10:31 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Wiring loom in Electrical
    That's excellent advice Mark. I don't have any problem lashing up temporary wiring to power the roof or start the engine, so I reckon that by...
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    19-01-2018, 08:45 PM
    Phill started a thread Wiring loom in Electrical
    I'm looking for advice on wiring my car Any recommendations on where to buy a complete loom from? I'm thinking of buying a basic loom from VW...
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    18-01-2018, 02:09 PM
    There's quite a few Eurekas come up for sale in Australia. And shipping costs are about £1000. Australia is also right hand drive so may be worth...
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