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    Nice lateral thinking. You guys have the best...

    Nice lateral thinking. You guys have the best parts cars over there for stuff like that!
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    Assist the engine how? The pulley alone with the...

    Assist the engine how? The pulley alone with the belt isn't enough to turn the engine or apply any additional "power". There just isn't any torque nor enough grip to do anything remotely like what...
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    That's what it appears to be, Martin - the...

    That's what it appears to be, Martin - the springs assist in the lift of the actuator. It's quite the push from the actuator to stretch those things... and one isn't even the OEM. I have to find the...
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    There is no manual labor involved, Martin. The...

    There is no manual labor involved, Martin. The actuator does all the work; the springs are the counter-balance to raise the roof if the power fails, at least that's our assumption. We've never seen...
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    For the moment steel stock. I have no idea on...

    For the moment steel stock. I have no idea on cost as I haven't had time to get a set to a fabricator. As for releasing the pins at the same time - yes, that issue has crossed my mind. I doubt that...
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    Revised lift arms

    Not to steal anything from Brett, as his fabrication is quite top notch, but we are going to re-introduce a new lifting mechanism. With the acquisition of the company, and an acquisition of a Sovran ...
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    Love Zoro... best prices and selection almost...

    Love Zoro... best prices and selection almost anywhere...

    Oh, nice job on the cuts :-)
  8. Thread: Sad News

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    Damn straight - kick cancer's ass... again! While...

    Damn straight - kick cancer's ass... again! While it's devastating and absolutely disheartening news for sure, you (Jim and Sarah) have a vast support network here. Although I've never met you both,...
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    Could be something as simple as vapor lock,...

    Could be something as simple as vapor lock, Phill. Did you try and restart when it cooled down?
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    Looks great Phill!

    Looks great Phill!
  11. Poll: And I do appreciate that, being a beginner in the...

    And I do appreciate that, being a beginner in the kit community. Information on how the body build and information is quite available, even right down to the build manual(s). To search for whatever...
  12. Poll: I've been holding back opinions... but now I have...

    I've been holding back opinions... but now I have to let my inner arsehole fly. It seems that our original poster, Ryosuke, has absolutely no idea what the car is or how it's made other than it looks...
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    Should be interesting what you come up with,...

    Should be interesting what you come up with, Brett. I know it will be something special!
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    Car length is about 15'6" nose to tail. Wind...

    Car length is about 15'6" nose to tail. Wind tunnels are expensive. I had the opportunity to put mine in a Boeing tunnel at the cost of $3K an hour - and that didn't include any instrument or smoke...
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    Check your clearances Brett. I think the canopy...

    Check your clearances Brett. I think the canopy will hit the hood based on that second photo if the hinge mount is at the top of the well opening.
  16. Thread: In memoriam

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    In memoriam

    Cecil Robertson, co-founder of California Component Cars, passed away today at age 80 from cancer. His nephew mentioned that his short time on Facebook with the west coast Sterling group always...
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    I may have a Wilwood slave somewhere, Bushboy....

    I may have a Wilwood slave somewhere, Bushboy. Let me look this weekend. If I have it you can have it for the cost of shipping. In reference to the air cylinder... that would have worked if you had...
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    With (1) feedback, that car will be on and off...

    With (1) feedback, that car will be on and off eBay for the next six months. Maybe after the new year he'll get the hint that it's not worth all that much..
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    Unless you recess them like a GT40 hood, nothing...

    Unless you recess them like a GT40 hood, nothing is going to look right. If you're looking to remove the lower rear valance as a whole, which it sounds like you are, think on this: make the rear...
  20. Thread: Windshields

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    Windshields

    Hi all,
    Just popping in to see if the Eagle windshields are the same as the Cimbria windshields here in the States. We just picked up a supplier for them (we being Sterling Sports Cars), so we want...
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    Not that particular sealant. I've used plumbers...

    Not that particular sealant. I've used plumbers thread tape with success though.
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    Avante history, ownership

    Hi all,
    For purely curiosity sake :whistling: who can provide a short history on the Avante? Is the designer still around? Are there still production rights somewhere?

    Yes, read into it what you...
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    "Traditionally", from the factory manual, the...

    "Traditionally", from the factory manual, the pumps would be mounted under the rear window on the engine side of the bulkhead. Lines would run through the side pods to the rams. In your case, you'll...
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    Thanks guys! Just dug through your book again...

    Thanks guys! Just dug through your book again Phill - you did have some numbers in the middle that I forgot about :-)
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    Production numbers

    Just for history sake.. does anyone have rough production numbers for each of the Nova variants by chance?
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