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    Dirk a much neater install and no changes to the...

    Dirk a much neater install and no changes to the hub required, very neat. I wish I had all the toys (lathe / mill) you have, very jealous :laugh:
  2. OMG....not too sure what other comments are...

    OMG....not too sure what other comments are valid. Good from far but far from good springs to mind....:oops2:
  3. Thread: 2 Nova's

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    LOL. :notworthy:

    LOL. :notworthy:
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    I like the fact that being recessed there is an...

    I like the fact that being recessed there is an inbuilt ďbump stopĒ to stop them going over centre too.
  5. Thread: 2 Nova's

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    If I was in the UK, and had time to make two...

    If I was in the UK, and had time to make two trips up North I would have a punt, stick them in storage and figure the rest out later. Maybe its lucky I'm not :oops2:
  6. I thought I had found the last of the unmolested...

    I thought I had found the last of the unmolested shells (in fact complete deluxe kit). clearly not! Well done mate :clapping:
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    There was a convertible version

    There was a convertible version
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    Japan Experience and Classic cars

    I never really knew much about Japanese classic cars before (except for the obvious Datsun 260Z, but on a current trip to Japan I chanced across a historic car museum in a shopping mall with what I...
  9. Thread: Other Jobs

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    How cool is that, making the tool to make the...

    How cool is that, making the tool to make the part. Itís a big buzz just making the parts, so Iím sure you are ecstatic :bananasplit:
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    Oh wow, until seeing the photos I hadnít realised...

    Oh wow, until seeing the photos I hadnít realised they were going to be recessed. Really liking the different look.
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    Just realised your "powered lifting arm" is the...

    Just realised your "powered lifting arm" is the rear one. Any particular reason rather than the front arm?, not that I can think of any difference theoretically
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    Looks very promising

    Looks very promising
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    It will never be for road use in Malaysia as Kit...

    It will never be for road use in Malaysia as Kit Cars are not allowed there, same as Singapore

    Good spot on the gear lever!
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    It will never be for road use in Malaysia as Kit...

    It will never be for road use in Malaysia as Kit Cars are not allowed there, same as Singapore
  15. Thread: Other Jobs

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    That's a hefty old slab of metal. How did you...

    That's a hefty old slab of metal. How did you make the recess?
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    https://youtu.be/q5dWU20RW8k Back in the day...

    https://youtu.be/q5dWU20RW8k

    Back in the day when I did this there were not the aftermarket options one has today
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    The standard beetle pads are tiny, I did a home...

    The standard beetle pads are tiny, I did a home brew with Citreon visa calipers (pads more than twice the size). Change your front calipers for some aftermarket ones with big pads. Then adjust the...
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    Mark, I know you have disks, but can't remember...

    Mark, I know you have disks, but can't remember if you are using the standard beetle calipers for these or after market ones? Disks alone won't make a huge difference unless matted to decent size...
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    Time to bite the bullet Phil and go for the...

    Time to bite the bullet Phil and go for the alternator
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    Great Photo and nice to see the continuation of...

    Great Photo and nice to see the continuation of the numbers livery on the cars. I assume the 3 is to remind you not to go looking where the 4th wheel is ;)
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    Now I get it, I couldn't fully visualize until I...

    Now I get it, I couldn't fully visualize until I saw this photo how you would make length adjustments without unbolting the top arms. Makes sense now, nice bit of lateral thinking ;)
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    I've got a set of stainless ones that were not...

    I've got a set of stainless ones that were not set right before welding (totally out). I like the jig idea, I plan to copy that using the set I have on the car that are aligned and make a jig, then...
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    Did they say they allow trailers.....I mean the...

    Did they say they allow trailers.....I mean the Princess only travels in style right :tongue:

    :oops2: LOL
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    Damn, I wish I was in the UK as would have loved...

    Damn, I wish I was in the UK as would have loved to attend, unfortunately I'm in Japan that week so can't squeeze a trip back (would have been a nice excuse to get some work done on the car)
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    Damn, that is very sad news. Thankfully she has...

    Damn, that is very sad news. Thankfully she has her supportive family around her at this trying time. Pray for the best, plan for the worst and never forget its the journey not the destination, enjoy...
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