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  1. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Lets see how it turns out, I may have got it all...

    Lets see how it turns out, I may have got it all wrong once they are fitted.

    Dirk
  2. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    I did think about it, but wondered if it might...

    I did think about it, but wondered if it might compromise strength. I also thought about using some aluminium filler rod to fill the hole and put a slightly bigger radius on the cut , but not knowing...
  3. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Both the calipers are now finished ...

    Both the calipers are now finished

    https://i.imgur.com/0Sy5Q00.jpg

    I used a bit of epoxy on the spacers to create new lugs and save the fiddling of holding spaces when installing the calipers,...
  4. Thread: 2 Nova's

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    I would say probably not how many people have the...

    I would say probably not how many people have the space or want 2 cars? I bet if they had listed them separately for £1500 with more info they would both have bids on. A few years back I bought 2...
  5. Thread: Hybrid(ish) Nova?

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    My guess if it could be done it would be...

    My guess if it could be done it would be negligible you would also have to find away of synchronizing the rmp to match the engine other wise they would just be working against each other and have...
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    I think a lot of people would be interested in...

    I think a lot of people would be interested in seeing some nice 3D cad files of the Nova me included. I have had a play around with some of the free stuff out there and a phone camera on small things...
  7. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    It has been a while since I have done any proper...

    It has been a while since I have done any proper car work, but I was inspired by Davids post the other day regarding his Citroen Visa caliper conversion. A quick look on line and they are as cheep as...
  8. Thread: My new(ish) NOVA

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    Looking good. Dirk

    Looking good.

    Dirk
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    Looking very good. Dirk

    Looking very good.

    Dirk
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    Nice pics thanks for sharing. Dirk

    Nice pics thanks for sharing.

    Dirk
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    Some nice cars and like others the 2000 GT is the...

    Some nice cars and like others the 2000 GT is the best of the bunch.

    Not sure that putting a giant in a photo does much for prospective though :crylol::coat:

    Dirk
  12. Thread: Other Jobs

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    I finally managed to finish making the second...

    I finally managed to finish making the second part of the die tonight.

    https://i.imgur.com/mdE7ToC.jpg


    Even though it was a bit late and the base unit still isn't bolted to the floor I had to...
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    Its all looking very good. Dirk

    Its all looking very good.

    Dirk
  14. Thread: 2 Nova's

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    2 Nova's

    2 Nova's on Ebay

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Nova-kit-cars/392418856540?hash=item5b5dfc8e5c:g:A7wAAOSwre1ddr4I

    Dirk
  15. Thread: Other Jobs

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    It could be done in a mill, but my rotary table...

    It could be done in a mill, but my rotary table is too big at 10 inch to put vertically in the mill, I have 10 inch movement in the knee but then there is no room for tooling.

    Dirk
  16. Thread: Other Jobs

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    Here is the video ...

    Here is the video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BHKx_Ga2mE

    Dirk
  17. Thread: Other Jobs

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    It was done on the lathe with a modified ball...

    It was done on the lathe with a modified ball cutter

    https://i.imgur.com/f2Ks5fB.jpg

    and a bit of video

    I can not load the Video from Imgur I thought someone on here did the other day?
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    They are looking very good looking forward to...

    They are looking very good looking forward to seeing them in action.

    Dirk
  19. Thread: Other Jobs

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    Shed time has been very limited over the past 4...

    Shed time has been very limited over the past 4 weeks, as the wife broke her wrist in 3 places. So I have had to do the boring things like the garden and cutting the lawn. She has been told in no...
  20. Thread: Revised lift arms

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    I like the look of them and the release pin is a...

    I like the look of them and the release pin is a big plus, getting two pins to pull at exactly the same time may be an issue as I would imagine if one goes just slightly before the other then the...
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    Nicely detailed there may be aftermarket products...

    Nicely detailed there may be aftermarket products but can you buy a pair for £140 brand new :banana:
    That's another job to add to the list now.

    Dirk
  22. I'm not keen on the Rat look,I guess when it...

    I'm not keen on the Rat look,I guess when it comes to looks we will all have our own opinion but I do quite like the satin Black. Given the quality of work so far I am sure the rest will be just as...
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    That looks really interesting and a lot tidier...

    That looks really interesting and a lot tidier without the ram showing are you introducing any side bracing like the originals?

    Dirk
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    I am sure you have probably looked but with the...

    I am sure you have probably looked but with the wheels off can you see the pads make full contact with the discs across their surface? try sticking a feeler gauge down. My EMPI rears where way out of...
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    I like the look of the black pillars :thumbup: ...

    I like the look of the black pillars :thumbup:

    Dirk
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