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    If I find one I will post it on the board....

    If I find one I will post it on the board. Nothing so far...

    All I have done at the back is dial in the same rebound setting I had on the SPAX dampers (4 clicks). Seems to control the bounce OK,...
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    Same rationale as the back really, although I am...

    Same rationale as the back really, although I am still experimenting with settings. The extra adjustment isn't a major contributor to the overall cost, so I thought I might as well...
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    VC10 Open Day at Dunsfold

    I heard about this event through my Brooklands membership. The Vickers VC10, often seen skulking in the background as supercars and celebrities run around the Top Gear track, would be open to...
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    I agree - and the SE5a is the one to have, with...

    I agree - and the SE5a is the one to have, with the best combination of engine and overdrive gearbox. I like to think that the moulded dash on the Green Machine has something of the Scimitar about it...
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    A Day Out at Brooklands

    It seems like a lifetime has passed, but a mere 4 weeks ago we were still basking in the last of the warm late Summer sunshine. So I decided to take a day off work and go to Brooklands, just for the...
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    Great that you have the chassis plate - it's an...

    Great that you have the chassis plate - it's an Elam Mk1, just like mine, it even has the same mahoosive glass sunroof. Unfortunately the chassis plate was removed from my car sometime in its past so...
  7. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Absolutely spot-on Steve - apart from the 50:50...

    Absolutely spot-on Steve - apart from the 50:50 bit :laugh:

    The VW Beetle in stock trim has something like a 40:60 weight distribution, but does have more weight transfer under braking than the...
  8. Thread: Nova AKA806J

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    Hmm - how about a widened FV chassis under the...

    Hmm - how about a widened FV chassis under the Nova? Maybe a Vo-Po 914 engine, or even a 916 2 litre for a bit of poke!

    Or would it make it impossible to get through CT?

    Looking at your...
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    Alfasud engine is iron block with alloy heads....

    Alfasud engine is iron block with alloy heads. According to my notes it weighs 108 kg, vs. 91 kg for a VW boxer. Twice the power mind you! Then there is the weight of the coolant of course - for...
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    That's very helpful, as I had to infer the weight...

    That's very helpful, as I had to infer the weight distribution of Giles' car and assumed 40:60. Looks like 325 lb springs on the back will work a charm then!

    I take it the corner weights were...
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    I've just found the analysis I did for Giles...

    I've just found the analysis I did for Giles Briggs Nova (Nova F4), which uses a similar rear suspension set-up to you, albeit IRS instead of swing axle. Fortunately the difference in rear lever arm...
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    Ah I see, no torsion bars at all, just the...

    Ah I see, no torsion bars at all, just the coilovers. I agree, 275 lb would be too sort in this case. I am using 325 lb springs on the back of the Green Machine, obviously completely different...
  13. Sounds like the same solution I used on my Ford...

    Sounds like the same solution I used on my Ford Cortina rack, only I used a pair of Jubilee clips around the rack which prevent the steering from going to full lock by hitting the body. The clips sit...
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    Hi Bobber Rob, welcome back! Coincidentally I...

    Hi Bobber Rob, welcome back! Coincidentally I have been off the road for 7 years as well :D Nice to see that lovely yellow Elam Mk1 back in circulation.
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    Alas no - just a humble rocket scientist :rofl: ...

    Alas no - just a humble rocket scientist :rofl:

    Seriously though, a Nova isn't a casual purchase, they were never designed with practicality in mind, something the designer freely acknowledged...
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    Yes, I like that muchly :thumbup:

    Yes, I like that muchly :thumbup:
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    Same here, although I did do a bit of lathe work...

    Same here, although I did do a bit of lathe work at college (rather too many moons ago, alas).

    Fortunately my M16 calipers appear to be up to the job, I could even go vented if I could see the...
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    Hello GR, welcome to the forum :welcome: I...

    Hello GR, welcome to the forum :welcome:

    I hope you enjoy browsing the forum, there used to be a lot more pictures on the site but unfortunately Photobucket stopped 3rd party hosting and that was...
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    Crikey Dirk - when I think back to what you...

    Crikey Dirk - when I think back to what you started with, and what you have now, I can't imagine your car will be anywhere near the bottom of the pile when it comes to driving experience!

    You've...
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    I was going to say, mobile Beetle mechanics are...

    I was going to say, mobile Beetle mechanics are probably a bit thin on the ground. Resetting the ride height is not a big challenge, and if you get it wrong you just try again. Just make sure you...
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    Just a Mopar in-joke really. It's a line from...

    Just a Mopar in-joke really. It's a line from "Summer Fun" by the Barracudas, a post-punk surf band from the early '80s...

    https://youtu.be/Y4dBjjGeAWA

    The intro says it all :D

    My Baccaruda...
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    Hi Stuart - certainly no files exist at the level...

    Hi Stuart - certainly no files exist at the level of detail that you will need. And Alistair makes a good point, the Nova dates from a time when symmetry was not common in kit cars (Cox GTM anyone?)....
  23. You can say that again! Here's a link to a...

    You can say that again!

    Here's a link to a Youtube video tribute to John Raffo, the Imola prototype is shown at 0:44:

    https://youtu.be/cQBB42Zqf6g

    I'm sure those are Alfa wheels (Sprint or...
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    Wow, a '72 911 as a daily driver, most impressive...

    Wow, a '72 911 as a daily driver, most impressive :clapping:

    I guess it was a 911T or 911S? Both worth a pretty penny these days, as you say.

    I am currently trying to fix a Bosch 6-pin CDI...
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    I like it, don't get me wrong - I just noticed...

    I like it, don't get me wrong - I just noticed some tonal variation which I guess a couple more coats should sort out :D

    I've had two orange cars myself - the flat-front Firenza was painted a...
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