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  1. Rear view mirror cameras, any recommendations?

    I'm looking a 'rear view mirror cameras' such as the one below for my car.

    They are basically a mirror, that sits above your head in the usual place, with a screen built-in;the screen connects to...
  2. Thread: 2 Post Lift

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    Just noticed on your top picture that you...

    Just noticed on your top picture that you separated out the hardcore (big lumps) from the dirt/soil so you can lob it back in with the concrete. Excellent work.
    I would also tread carefully when...
  3. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    Yeah, just thinking the same thing ...

    Yeah, just thinking the same thing ...
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    Nice update; :cool1: You have your car back...

    Nice update; :cool1:
    You have your car back after a long lay-off, anything on the 'to do' list in terms of comfort, driveability, performance? (I know we all have endless to-do lists on our cars)...
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    Hmmm, just dawned on me that my bumper is...

    Hmmm, just dawned on me that my bumper is completely different to yours ...

    My 'A' Measurement is 140mm (so a light fitting would need to be somewhat less to 'fit') but I wonder if that is of any...
  6. After Seeing Islandman's low-profile handbrake...

    After Seeing Islandman's low-profile handbrake (one with no upward protruding bolts/cables),
    well, I'm borrowing that idea; it's the sincerest form of flattery, Dave.

    I will flatten the topside...
  7. Thread: Nova AKA806J

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    Whatever route you go down for the front...

    Whatever route you go down for the front suspension, it should be adjustable;
    the right height for the Nova needs to be stock or higher than the standard VW.
    So you will need upward adjustment.
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    The Cimbra must be a wider bodyshell than the...

    The Cimbra must be a wider bodyshell than the Nova, your wheels look great,
    but on a Nova, anything over 295 wide at the rear looks a bit 'Carlos Van Dango'
    Depends on other factors like offset...
  9. Thread: 2 Post Lift

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    Jeeez...

    Jeeez...
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    Yeah good shout on the ACF50 (www.acf-50.co.uk...

    Yeah good shout on the ACF50 (www.acf-50.co.uk), I was incorrect about the 'stickyness' of ACF50 after application, you can polish it to 'dry' into most metal, painted and plastic surfaces.
    Anyway I...
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    Good work mate; You are quite adept at this...

    Good work mate; You are quite adept at this lay-up over expanding foam malarkey.
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    Nice update - thanks. Looks like you have 2...

    Nice update - thanks.
    Looks like you have 2 intact windscreens and any number of spares/parts - good result.
    You've got your work cut out with 2 projects - what about keeping ONE car?
    Keep the...
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    Weight distribution ...

    It is a concern for me as well as I have a heavy fuel tank, gearbox, and type 4 lump is weighty also,
    but I am going to fill the front compartment with potatoes, I'll keep a roll of foil in the car...
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    Yeah come on man, get some pics posted!

    Yeah come on man, get some pics posted!
  15. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Agree with Dirk that you are spot on here... ...

    Agree with Dirk that you are spot on here...
    But further, the tendency to lock the front wheels is a limitation of the Stock Beetle braking set-up (when used on the Nova).
    The Nova has less...
  16. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Will you be offering these in different colours...

    Will you be offering these in different colours Dirk? :coat:
  17. Thread: Nova mk1 kit car

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    Agree with Martin on this. Your choice is to...

    Agree with Martin on this. Your choice is to either break the car - sell the parts individually (which you are doing) or sell Chassis+body together.

    For there to be any chance of getting the car...
  18. Thread: Nova AKA806J

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    Wow - nice. You obviously know your way around...

    Wow - nice. You obviously know your way around the VW Floorpan, and you appear to have some good facilities (garage workshop) over there; Good. Because your car building skills are about to be...
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    Interesting thanks, it appears that ACF50 stays...

    Interesting thanks, it appears that ACF50 stays sticky, however another product from the same family
    called - Corrosion Block - will harden i.e. touch dry (which is what I want). hmm.
    ...
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    Clear Anti-Corrosion Waxes

    Has anyone used 'Protection Waxes' such as these when building their chassis?

    Bilt Hamer Dynax UC -Anti-Corrosion Wax
    www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/bilt-hamer-dynax-uc-clear-anti-corrosion-wax
    ...
  21. Thread: Nova AKA806J

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    Try to post some bigger pics please. The Dash...

    Try to post some bigger pics please.

    The Dash in your first pic is actually the Dash base,
    The Dash base is the same between Mk1 and Mk2 Cars (and I think Mk 4 Cars...)
    So you could fit the twin...
  22. Nice work :cool1:

    Nice work :cool1:
  23. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    Don't do it man... at *least* give it a month or...

    Don't do it man...
    at *least* give it a month or two and see if you feel the same way later on in the year.

    This sounds like something you will regret later.
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    Interesting that the Nova is heavier than the...

    Interesting that the Nova is heavier than the Beetle (which weighs-in at ~850 kg)

    The Alfa lump is cast iron (right?) but I don't belive Buffy's car is especally heavy.

    So much for a Fibreglass...
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    Yeah 41% Front 59% Rear, not bad - I would be...

    Yeah 41% Front 59% Rear, not bad - I would be happy with that on my build.

    Have you got the Alfa Lump or Scooby?
    ... with the VW gearbox?
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