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    The louvre panel weighs almost nothing, it's hard...

    The louvre panel weighs almost nothing, it's hard enough finding a gas ram that doesn't throw it into the air.... so it would have to be a pretty feeble power lift to not be complete overkill.....
  2. Thread: Pad Help....

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    Admitted defeat as nobody seemed to stock the...

    Admitted defeat as nobody seemed to stock the fittings kits...so found these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304032423755?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 which went on in...
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    For some reason my last post dumped the link...

    For some reason my last post dumped the link without me noticing:
    I THINK these are what I actually need, just haven't found a stock of them yet..... ...
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    I THINK these are what I actually need, just...

    I THINK these are what I actually need, just haven't found a stock of them yet.....
  5. Thread: Pad Help....

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    Thanks Jim, thought they might be, but blew up...

    Thanks Jim, thought they might be, but blew up the image and saw they take the same rectangular brake pads as the Beetle ones - so probably the pins are too fat too....
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    Pad Help....

    Okay - I thought this was going to be simple but seems to be far more complicated than it should be, compounded by low stock levels and the wrong kind of snow.....

    Moved the Nova out of the garage...
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    With a feedback of 6, all purchases, a seller has...

    With a feedback of 6, all purchases, a seller has nothing to lose by trying dubious practices. .the unlucky sap who gets caught with the parcel at some point is the only one that loses, and a few...
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    The horns are part of the GRP canopy moulding....

    The horns are part of the GRP canopy moulding. They are not really needed with hydraulics, more part of the location when gas rams and over-centre clips were used.
  9. Thread: Avante

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    That was hiding away not 20 miles from me!

    That was hiding away not 20 miles from me!
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    Interesting how the bid price keeps dropping - I...

    Interesting how the bid price keeps dropping - I saw it reach £3,600 then £3,100 now £2,950.....
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    Looking great. One thing: is there a way for...

    Looking great. One thing: is there a way for water to get out of the vertical sections? It will surely find its way in at some stage!
  12. Thread: Spacers!!!

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    Not a fan of spacers. I think Scorpion uses...

    Not a fan of spacers. I think Scorpion uses pretty much the largest ones you can get (on pretty much the largest wheels you could fit), so talk to him about his experiences.
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    My wife's T20 tractor did it last year, coaxing...

    My wife's T20 tractor did it last year, coaxing it into a gear, I managed to leap it forward and back, taking out two major barn supports in the process - though it did show they were completely...
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    Sounds like the driven plate has rusted on. I had...

    Sounds like the driven plate has rusted on. I had cars that did that when I lived in Wales. It's not so much the clutch pedal that's the problem, usually the easiest way to free it up is to 'shock'...
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    I'm confused..... I stopped buying small bargains...

    I'm confused..... I stopped buying small bargains from China when, according to the government website - the under 15 quid tax free status was removed. Are you saying you can get up to 30 quid before...
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    I can't make it, (August never works with running...

    I can't make it, (August never works with running a holiday business) so there is going to be a shortage of club committee members....
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    Yes I use a single arm it does the job pretty...

    Yes I use a single arm it does the job pretty well with three-speeds and intermitent....I have an exciting Mercedes one which is going on the new Novw - it has a clever 'piston' mechanism that...
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    I've done it that way with toughened glass. They...

    I've done it that way with toughened glass. They leak a little when it rains - thats with proper seals and a rigid panel. Not sure you'd ever get polycarbonate to seal.....
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    Mine is a Mk1 and both wells are the same depth,...

    Mine is a Mk1 and both wells are the same depth, I've not seen one like yours - or have seen loads if they're common, but they've always been hidden under the cover.......
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    It looks pretty, but is very weak and gets...

    It looks pretty, but is very weak and gets distorted easily. Also attacked by salty water so has to be painted. Stainless is the way to go, IMHO either reclaimed frm sporty, air-dammed scrapyard...
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    I had the same from Retrodubs, mine used to drag...

    I had the same from Retrodubs, mine used to drag and bind - it worked out cheaper to replace the calipers than get new seals and pistons - when I got them off and looked looked the bores were nasty...
  22. Thread: Rear end

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    I did that with mine in the early eighties (in...

    I did that with mine in the early eighties (in fact my first ever serious play with fibreglass) to cover the 411 engine and its massive twin outlet Monza exhaust. I added about 100mm I think,...
  23. Thread: My other Nova

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    My side and headlight glass came from Bigbirdscar...

    My side and headlight glass came from Bigbirdscar many moons ago. He had a stack in his garden of various sizes that had laid together long enough to slightly mineralise together (so there's a very...
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    And you have to mess around with clutch parts if...

    And you have to mess around with clutch parts if I remember rightly - was it a type 3 pressure plate (and one flywheel or the other)? It was nearly 40 years ago I did all this, but Lauren will know!...
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    I have the mould for those too....

    I have the mould for those too....
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