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    Nice one well done Dirk Sent from my...

    Nice one well done

    Dirk

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  2. Thread: Engine Missfire

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    Sticky: I only had a 009 on mine it was a 1500 but I...

    I only had a 009 on mine it was a 1500 but I never had any issues with it, you do hear people talk about hesitation pulling away from lights ect, but its not something I experienced perhaps that is...
  3. Thread: Stones Avante

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    The car was at Stones this year and the work done...

    The car was at Stones this year and the work done is very impressive. Red 9 are only about 15 mins from work so I have been popping round to watch the progress.

    The original chassis with the alfa...
  4. Thread: Other Jobs

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    I have managed to finish all the pins and spacers...

    I have managed to finish all the pins and spacers

    https://i.imgur.com/OiuqcXO.jpg


    Just the difficult bit now the dies, but it will be a few weeks before I can start them.

    Dirk
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    Nice Ill have to get some of them to play with,...

    Nice Ill have to get some of them to play with, in the past I have used electrical cable and used a hot glue gun to achieve a uniform gap. The cable is easy to shape and when done the glue just peels...
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    All looking very nice, I do like the off set...

    All looking very nice, I do like the off set wiper, on the drivers side mine tend to stop opposite my nose so I have to tilt my head a little in the rain:scared:

    Dirk
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    A much better stance Phill. Dirk

    A much better stance Phill.

    Dirk
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    I'm not a fan of the car, but the tunnel looks...

    I'm not a fan of the car, but the tunnel looks rust free so if the vin number is there it could make a good V5 donor :bananasplit:

    Dirk
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    Hi and welcome. You have had your car a year and...

    Hi and welcome. You have had your car a year and not started a thread!!, I think it is time you did :coat:

    Dirk
  10. Thread: Avante long shot

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    Avante long shot

    When I was at Stoneleigh I met a gentleman who had collected an Avante kit from the factory 40 odd years ago. But life and other things had stopped him starting it. Hopefully he is about to start...
  11. Thread: Power Rear Window

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    Now that would be something everyone would like...

    Now that would be something everyone would like to have.

    Dirk
  12. Thread: Other Jobs

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    Yes exactly, I bought mine when I built my first...

    Yes exactly, I bought mine when I built my first Nova to do the exhaust, even tried the trick with compacted damp sand. I've never used it since.

    Dirk
  13. Thread: Avante on Ebay

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    No I don't think so, my Nova is my next car...

    No I don't think so, my Nova is my next car project.

    Dirk
  14. Thread: Other Jobs

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    LOL :lmfao: Dirk

    LOL :lmfao:

    Dirk
  15. Thread: Other Jobs

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    Yes I bought one of those about 20 years ago from...

    Yes I bought one of those about 20 years ago from Machine Mart its a pipe bender for thick walled pipes for gas and the like, If you put some mild steel tube in it it just folds it. That's why they...
  16. Thread: Avante on Ebay

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    Avante on Ebay

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AVANTI-UNIQUE-RARE-KIT-CAR-PROJECT-JUST-NEEDS-INSIDE-COMPLETING/392298683208?hash=item5b56d2db48:g:xQsAAOSwc-lc37ty&frcectupt=true

    Dirk
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    The photos look great Phill I like the black and...

    The photos look great Phill I like the black and white ones.

    Dirk
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    Looking very nice you must be so close now to...

    Looking very nice you must be so close now to being back on the road.

    Dirk
  19. Thread: Other Jobs

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    The bender will do 1/2 inch to 2.5 inch and yes...

    The bender will do 1/2 inch to 2.5 inch and yes would so exhausts, my lathe only has a 10 inch swing so the biggest die I will be able to make will be for 1.5 inch pipe.

    Dirk
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    They where AutoCad files DXF. I didn't create...

    They where AutoCad files DXF. I didn't create them though I bought the plans from Rorty the same people that do the chassis plans for a mid engine Beetle.

    https://rorty.net/tube-bender-3

    Dirk
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    I think this is a contender

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RFH-SPECIAL-1-OFF-JAGUAR-BASED/192917865736?hash=item2ceacd0508:g:y~0AAOSw0~RcvdBk&frcectupt=true

    Dirk
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    Very nice. he should have tilted the camera and...

    Very nice.
    he should have tilted the camera and and shot in a lower resolution for a more authentic look. There are a lot of things I wish I could replicate from 35 years ago:coat:

    Dirk
  23. Thread: Other Jobs

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    And you can never have too many tools. Dirk

    And you can never have too many tools.

    Dirk
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    And where is the fun in that :wink: Have you...

    And where is the fun in that :wink: Have you still got your engraver you could do the degree plate :coat:

    Dirk
  25. Thread: Giles's Nova

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    Very nice bit of engineering looks like it ticks...

    Very nice bit of engineering looks like it ticks all the boxes.

    Dirk
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