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    You probably already know this David, but Car...

    You probably already know this David, but Car Builder Solutions do a good range of circular tail lights both traditional and LED. My own car came with these, and they're still available as are very...
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    I took Dan's advice and have now fitted a relay...

    I took Dan's advice and have now fitted a relay feeding power to the starter solenoid. This has solved the problem I was having with the voltage drop caused by the length of the cable from the...
  3. I'm liking the polycreations rear end - they...

    I'm liking the polycreations rear end - they really suit the car and I'm a fan of round tail lights. A mesh grille will finish it nicely. On the subject of actuators, do you get a good negative hold...
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    That's looking great David - pity you can't check...

    That's looking great David - pity you can't check the rear view visibility on the car itself , but the aesthetics of the design are perfect
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    I'm pretty sure the MK2 had an extra inch added...

    I'm pretty sure the MK2 had an extra inch added to the height of the tub - that along with the extra inch added to the roof resulted in 2" extra headroom inside the car. The increased height of the...
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    I kept a note of all the parts I bought when I...

    I kept a note of all the parts I bought when I rebuilt my car... but can't remember where I put my notebook...:coat:
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    Yes that's true. My car is lowered 2.5" but I had...

    Yes that's true. My car is lowered 2.5" but I had to fit a 1" spacer bar to the rear seat mounting to make it fit. This means the floor is effectively only lowered by 1.5" with the MX5 seats in place
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    Although my pump system is not as described...

    Although my pump system is not as described above, I also needed a restrictor valve to stop my roof clattering down too fast. I got mine from a local company and can contact them again for prices if...
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    Mx5 seats also fit, and as a bonus are recline...

    Mx5 seats also fit, and as a bonus are recline able, so worth considering
  10. Thread: Crimp or Solder

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    I always assumed soldering was best but also...

    I always assumed soldering was best but also discovered the general consensus is to crimp. Which is probably just as well as crimping is a lot easier and quicker than soldering. I made up my harness...
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    In Australia they all seem to use linear...

    In Australia they all seem to use linear actuators, so maybe worth considering instead? Join the Facebook group for the Eureka for more info and advice
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    lol, it can be very easy to misinterpret...

    lol, it can be very easy to misinterpret someone's comments, and I can see now that my claim that a servo was neither necessary or productive may have been interpreted by you as me being negative...
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    I can easily lock my front brakes up under heavy...

    I can easily lock my front brakes up under heavy braking even though there is no servo fitted. That's not an opinion, that's a fact..

    The addition of a servo alone wouldn't prevent it, merely make...
  14. Thread: Servo brakes

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    I can't help but feel the addition of a servo...

    I can't help but feel the addition of a servo would result in a tendency to lock up the front unless ABS is also added or a brake bias valve to the rear. My car (standard VW with front discs) already...
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    The type 3 has a different cooling shroud. Still...

    The type 3 has a different cooling shroud. Still flat but with a bigger fan (same as in the Avante that was up for sale on ebay - my original Nova had a type 3 engine that's how I recognise the...
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    Worth saving I would say - More desirable and...

    Worth saving I would say - More desirable and powerful than a Beetle engine.
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    That's a type 4 engine - same as used in the...

    That's a type 4 engine - same as used in the Porsche 914 as well as later vans and the type 4 variant. Different block to the Beetle
  18. Yes definately a type 3 engine, it's the same as...

    Yes definately a type 3 engine, it's the same as I had in my original Nova which came out of a type 3 squareback. The engine is identical to the Beetle, it's just the cooling arrangement that was...
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    Yes a good race and I thought the Capri was going...

    Yes a good race and I thought the Capri was going to win it until it was outgunned by the larger engined Camaro.

    Did you see the interview with Jackie Stewart - he said all the greatest drivers...
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    Fed up with Alistairs constant haranguing (which...

    Fed up with Alistairs constant haranguing (which included phonecalls in the middle of the night) asking me when I was going to make up some trim panels for the footwells, I finally found time this...
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    You don't need to know the year of the engine...

    You don't need to know the year of the engine just the carb that is fitted.
    It'll be a solex if the carb is standard and it'll say on the body which one it is eg 34 pict 1 etc.
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    Yes I will make up some trim panels same as I did...

    Yes I will make up some trim panels same as I did for the sides. These will cover up the edges of the carpet as well as cover the red which sticks out like a sore thumb
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    Finally got around to fitting some carpets in the...

    Finally got around to fitting some carpets in the car. Can't believe how much of a difference it makes when you sit in the car. Still as noisy as ever though I thought the carpet would have dulled...
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    Great pictures Lauren - The Lola T70's are my...

    Great pictures Lauren - The Lola T70's are my favourite though my first car was a mini van and there were some nice examples there. Can't believe how small they are compared to a modern vehicle.
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    Well done Dan - Making progress and the engine is...

    Well done Dan - Making progress and the engine is sounding healthy
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