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    I recently got my engine running again after...

    I recently got my engine running again after several years and fitted a 55amp alternator.
    It sounds like you know your engine was a decent runner before its hibernation. I have bought mine from eBay...
  2. There is a bit of a craze on youtube at the...

    There is a bit of a craze on youtube at the minute about restoring/building crazy cars.
    It's great however I've not seen many of them get finished.
    Usually only the high value cars get finished,...
  3. I have those low dual zoom cannons on my engine,...

    I have those low dual zoom cannons on my engine, they are loud!
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    Eagle ss body for free

    https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=740574373132770&id=100015406428925&set=gm.797887237346953&source=48

    Most likely a ford based one.
    No v5 or chassis.
    does it have glass?
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    +1 for getting the V5C before pouring money and...

    +1 for getting the V5C before pouring money and time into this project.

    A related question.
    If you have a car that is registered something like VW Nova, how far can you go modification wise...
  6. Ive not tested it myself, but reading on the...

    Ive not tested it myself, but reading on the samba, the starter solenoid draws 11 amps after it engages and 22amps before.

    The key switch will handle it, but its a common point of failure.
  7. I am in the process of rewiring my eagle SS from...

    I am in the process of rewiring my eagle SS from scratch.
    I used relays for both the coil and starter solenoid.
    I plan to use relays for headlight motors (pop-ups) and the lights themselves.
    Ill...
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    Is the problem registering the car just a Spanish...

    Is the problem registering the car just a Spanish problem or is it an EU wide thing ?
    If it's just a problem in Spain, could you not sell it complete to say someone in Germany ?

    Your garage rent...
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    I saw the bundle deal on machine 7, dp heads and...

    I saw the bundle deal on machine 7, dp heads and 1600 barrels/pistons. Its about £550 and i think i would need a different oil cooler and dog house tinware.

    The heads are going in for inspection...
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    I have a quote to replace valve guides and grind...

    I have a quote to replace valve guides and grind the seats, £70 per head and i need to supply guides and valves if the vakves are bad.
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    Rebuild or dump?

    Hi.
    I have a 1300 single port engine in my eagle ss. Not sure of mileage of engine.
    I got it a long time ago to replace a truly knackered 1600. Its been sat about 6 years in the dry and i attempted...
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    Are you lumping the spares in with the car ? ...

    Are you lumping the spares in with the car ?

    1600 Beetle engines are going for £1000+ on ebay at the moment.
    If you take all of the spares into consideration, the car might only be counting for...
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    I had the ball joints replaced by limebug, I had...

    I had the ball joints replaced by limebug, I had a bit of an issue with grit but they are fitted to my beam now.
    I want to put new washers (pressure washers) on both the upper and lower ball joints....
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    Stunning Eagle ss

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F332635660968
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    Oops. I should have read more carefully. Thanks...

    Oops. I should have read more carefully.
    Thanks guys
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    I looked at the refurbed trailing arms. I need...

    I looked at the refurbed trailing arms.
    I need to use long travel ball joints as my car is lowered quite a bit.
    I can't see refurbed units with long travel ball joints.
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    Ball joint replacement

    Hi guys,
    The first job I want to do is get my new front beam built and on the car.
    I want to use the leaves and trailing arms from the old beam.
    I'll be replacing the ball joints and track rod...
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    It's been a while ...

    Hello All,

    I cant believe its been six years since I last did anything with my Eagle SS.
    In 2013 I finished university and got a job in Cambridge which basically brought an end to the Eagle SS...
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    Re: Bobbybrown's New Nova - It's Arrived!!

    Is that Tamworth college?
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    Re: Bobbybrown's New Nova - It's Arrived!!

    Is this car still staying in Tamworth?

    When I went down Glascote way I used to keep an eye out for this car, it was always covered up on his drive.
    I know he was working on a bug hot rod, do you...
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    Re: opening side windows, ideas please

    That rule is crazy,
    Surely you stop if you hit something or someone?
    I'm surprised there isn't a rule dictating you need to be able to re-inflate your tyres from the drivers seat. You know just in...
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    Re: opening side windows, ideas please

    Why not just open your door for toll booths?

    Putting the weight of the mechanism and then the glass further down in the door will make the door so heavy.
    Pretty pointless really.
  23. Thread: V8 Beetle!

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    Re: V8 Beetle!

    I've seen a eagles running an essex v6 in the back, they are heavier than the rover v8.
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    Re: Restoration costs

    I wouldn't pay £6k for a respray on a fiberglass car such as these.
    For one the money can be spent in better areas such as mechanically, imagine the engine you could build for that.
    Two fiberglass...
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    Re: Restoration costs

    Depends how much work you can do for yourself, I was 16 when I got my eagle SS and have done every job myself.
    5 years later it still needs to be finished but I haven't spent a great deal of mula...
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