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  1. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    I've been keeping an accurate record of my build...

    I've been keeping an accurate record of my build costs and it's now standing at £4582 but my starting point was a car that only cost me £500, (however, that was back in 2007). Spread over more than...
  2. Thread: 2 Post Lift

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    Nice one Dirk:thumbup: I have an inspection...

    Nice one Dirk:thumbup:

    I have an inspection pit in my Garage which I dug out many years ago. Back then it was hardly ever used so eventually we converted the garage into a room which involved...
  3. Thread: Nova AKA806J

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    To remove the body you do have to take of the...

    To remove the body you do have to take of the front undertray as it wraps under the front of the floorpan. It should be possible to remove the body leaving the side pods in place however, the job is...
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    I don't get it...I wasn't joking..:confused1:

    I don't get it...I wasn't joking..:confused1:
  5. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Looks like the paving slabs and bags of cement I...

    Looks like the paving slabs and bags of cement I currently have in the boot of my Capri (to improve it's road holding) will have to be transferred to the front compartment of my Nova to improve it's...
  6. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Surely the limiting factor with Braking is the...

    Surely the limiting factor with Braking is the tyres grip on the road? I can easily lock up my front wheels (which are fitted with standard Beetle Discs) so unless I implement other measures to...
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    Some discussion about weights here:-...

    Some discussion about weights here:- http://www.euro-nova.co.uk/vb/showthread.php?6285-Marks-Silver-machine/page75
  8. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    Oh no, you can't break it up Peter, :scared: I'm...

    Oh no, you can't break it up Peter, :scared: I'm pretty sure there's a law against that (or if there isn't there should be). If all else fails can't you sell it complete for someone in the UK...
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    Welcome to the forum - More pictures please Nigel.

    Welcome to the forum - More pictures please Nigel.
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    Looking forward to seeing more pictures of your...

    Looking forward to seeing more pictures of your cars. Sounds like you got some real bargains there
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    Fantastic work - well done :thumbup:

    Fantastic work - well done :thumbup:
  12. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Nice find Alistair - I wonder how feasible it...

    Nice find Alistair - I wonder how feasible it would be to apply the same principle to a VW engine - remove the cylinder heads, wrap electrical copper wiring around the barrels, and you would have the...
  13. Thread: Newbie - Wannabe

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    One of the pictures of the Dutch car currently up...

    One of the pictures of the Dutch car currently up for sale show that it has been lowered. And being a series two it has a couple of inches extra headroom built into the bodywork (an inch was added to...
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    Well done Dirk - looking forward to reading this...

    Well done Dirk - looking forward to reading this when the magazine comes out. I would love to have taken part but do not yet have the confidence in my car to drive it so far and do not have access to...
  15. Thread: My new(ish) NOVA

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    Looking good, but I think I would prefer to see...

    Looking good, but I think I would prefer to see the bonnet done in orange.

    I agree with Alistair - The Nova looks so much better with the Nostrils in the Bonnet. Shame the looks of the car were...
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    Probably best not to bother trying it then..:coat:

    Probably best not to bother trying it then..:coat:
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    Watching this video just brings it home to me how...

    Watching this video just brings it home to me how much freedom we have lost as a result of ever increasing legislation. Long gone are the days when a one man band could design and build a one off...
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    Hybrid(ish) Nova?

    Just an idea I have been mulling over for some time now, and a question for the experts.

    How feasible is it to run the generator on a Beetle engine as an electric motor to assist the engine and...
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    This has been disccused before and no one has...

    This has been disccused before and no one has come forward with a set of files. I'm intrigued at what equipment you have available to do a full body scan on a full size car?
  20. Thread: Rebuild or dump?

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    Providing the engine is otherwise sound with very...

    Providing the engine is otherwise sound with very little end play in the crankshaft, I would probably go for new 1600 tp heads and replace the pistons and barrels. You will also need a twin port...
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    Didn't they have to cut the roof off the 2000GT...

    Didn't they have to cut the roof off the 2000GT to let Sean Connery fit in when they filmed you only live twice....or did I just make that up?
  22. Thread: 2 Nova's

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    I asked the same question and got a reply saying...

    I asked the same question and got a reply saying he was selling it on behalf of his father and giving me a number to ring for more info.
  23. Thread: 2 Nova's

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    Anybody notice the pile of bricks holding up one...

    Anybody notice the pile of bricks holding up one of the cars :scared:
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    Back in the 80's there was a series of articles...

    Back in the 80's there was a series of articles in one of the Kit car magazines called "Pipes dream". Mike Pipe (I think was his name) built a VW based mid engine Kit Car called a Montage using a...
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    It says driven 1,234 km and automatic gearbox,...

    It says driven 1,234 km and automatic gearbox, yet no sign of a floorpan or transaxle. I can't decide if this is a car that has been built and stripped down again or is a kit that was never...
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