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    Don't be to hard on people offering personal...

    Don't be to hard on people offering personal opinions, I've asked questions during my build and I'm happy to hear opinions (unsubstantiated or otherwise), it's then up to me as the OP to go away and...
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    Hi Dan, Sounding nice, are you going to keep...

    Hi Dan,
    Sounding nice, are you going to keep the car after doing all this work, or sell it on as a MOT'd runner?
  3. Thread: Gearbox types

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    I didn't know there was a VW Limited Slip 'box...

    I didn't know there was a VW Limited Slip 'box available, I would go for that option, especially as you are upping the power.

    Most Novas have larger diameter rear wheels than the stock Beetle,...
  4. Thread: Servo brakes

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    Yeah, nice. I had some Bugpack kit on my first...

    Yeah, nice.
    I had some Bugpack kit on my first car, quality was good.
  5. Thread: Servo brakes

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    I think a Servo would work well provided your...

    I think a Servo would work well provided your braking system is properly balanced for the weight of the car, I am guessing that would be around 40-60 to the rear for most of us.

    As for replacing...
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    Useful thanks :-)

    Useful thanks :-)
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    Hi Phill and Martin, How do you know that it is...

    Hi Phill and Martin,
    How do you know that it is a Type 4 from that picture? (and not a type 3).

    @SNK
    I am using at 2 litre Type 4 for my build, I have the engine but it needs re-con work.
  8. Did Jim's car ever appear for sale in that guy's...

    Did Jim's car ever appear for sale in that guy's website?
  9. The advert said 1600 IIRC, which means it is...

    The advert said 1600 IIRC, which means it is probably a Type 3 (i.e. Beetle engine block, with the Type 4 style fan housing).
  10. It's tempting but you have Nova blood in your...

    It's tempting but you have Nova blood in your veins, Alastair.
    I agree with 'er indoors about shifting the Vitara though, there will be a pristine blue Nova on there soon enough ;-)
  11. Thread: 009

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    Nice update, loving the box-section steel....

    Nice update, loving the box-section steel.
    Interesting to see how the rear-end hangs together.
  12. Very nice :cool1:

    Very nice :cool1:
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    Is it a 9 bolt pattern, 4 inch diameter? US...

    Is it a 9 bolt pattern, 4 inch diameter? US Fords, e.g. Bronco
  14. He will be when he sees the new UJ ... :cool1:

    He will be when he sees the new UJ ...
    :cool1:
  15. I had 2 problems connecting my steering column to...

    I had 2 problems connecting my steering column to the Rack,
    one of them (length of the column) was solved today, in fact the solution was staring me in the face all along.

    The Column I am using...
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    Some serious engineering here, good work!

    Some serious engineering here, good work!
  17. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    Nice update, good to hear.

    Nice update, good to hear.
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    Good man!

    Good man!
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    Rear bulkhead height - Mk1

    Can someone with a Mk1 Car get a measurement for me please?

    From the bottom of the rear window opening, down to the top of the body flange.
    Within a cm or two is fine :-)

    The context is that I...
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    Come on man, get back on the horse :cool1:

    Come on man, get back on the horse :cool1:
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    PM sent

    PM sent
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    . Looking good; And yeah, I would...

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    Looking good;



    And yeah, I would have thought so too..
    Silly question but where is the noise coming from? Engine?

    Is there any soundproofing on the other side of the rear bulkhead...
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    Can you slow down please mate? You are...

    Can you slow down please mate? You are embarrassing the rest of us :coat:
  24. Hello mate, yes that would work, and it is a...

    Hello mate,
    yes that would work, and it is a possible solution. The snag with that plan is that rotating the Rack - pointing the spigot down a few degrees - would lower the (inner) track rods, and...
  25. Well, the Beetle spigot attachment arrived; and...

    Well, the Beetle spigot attachment arrived; and it allowed me to dry-fit the steering parts with the correct geometry, but I ended up with more questions than answers...

    1. While the attachment...
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