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    Love the single spoke steering wheel, citroŽn I...

    Love the single spoke steering wheel, citroŽn I guess
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    All that cardboard and glue you just need sticky...

    All that cardboard and glue you just need sticky back plastic and you'll be up for a Blue Peter badge😁

    Mike
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    Don't think it' going to win any drag races it's...

    Don't think it' going to win any drag races it's so heavy, takes 2 people to lift it, and yes my wife thinks I should start making more, as if I haven't got enough to do😁
    Mike
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    Hi Phil no its not mot exempt, I presume talking...

    Hi Phil no its not mot exempt, I presume talking about the hydraulic lic handbrake, I'm using a cable system but vehicles pre Jan 68 will pass an mot with just a hydraulic h/brake
    Mike
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    Finally back to the nova, the wife wanted one of...

    Finally back to the nova, the wife wanted one of those chunky sleeper coffee tables so what better to use than some spare parts,https://i.vgy.me/s4kqc6.jpghttps://i.vgy.me/nI4dCF.jpg the alfa...
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    If you can't fix it, it's possible to convert a...

    If you can't fix it, it's possible to convert a T1 bellows, it does open slightly earlier but not by a significant amount
    Mike
  7. Thread: 009

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    Just think if you kept everything simple how dull...

    Just think if you kept everything simple how dull life would be 😁
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    What are the bearing faces like with all that...

    What are the bearing faces like with all that shrapnel? god knows what's in the oil galleries make sure you really fush them out, also might be worth changing the con rods or at least checking there...
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    If you want to check the suspect valves, lap them...

    If you want to check the suspect valves, lap them with a fine paste ,if you get a continuous uniform grey finish there ok but any gaps or polished areas point to a bent valve ,also worth checking the...
  10. Really nice installation great detail, the track...

    Really nice installation great detail, the track rod vertical clearance looks very tight with the steering shaft ,I imagine with suspension compression on full lock it gets close
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    Is the window fixed or opening, Iím working on...

    Is the window fixed or opening, Iím working on virtually the same design at the moment with an opening lower pane instead of at the moment fixed ľ light and removable rear

    mike
  12. Thread: restoring mk1

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    I think I'll ask Limebug for commission :D

    I think I'll ask Limebug for commission :D
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    Looking good nothing like a bit of sunshine to...

    Looking good nothing like a bit of sunshine to boost the enthusiasm to work outside
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    Hi David I don't think it would make much...

    Hi David I don't think it would make much difference which way you did the pipe work, I think I used the Y so the pipe diameter was similar to the inlet on the rads if going in one then to the next...
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    Someone ask me about the rads sometime ago can't...

    Someone ask me about the rads sometime ago can't remember who but I'll post these pic's considering it's sat around over 20 years it's amazing it's still in one piece
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    Itís so tight literally millimetres of clearance...

    Itís so tight literally millimetres of clearance everywhere just hope my measurements are accurate when the body goes back on
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    Hi Steve itís all just a trial fit at the moment...

    Hi Steve itís all just a trial fit at the moment ,I must take an arm off the old beam to see what I was running in that canít remember what I took out .The tank was in front also 2 radiators under...
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    The rack is an Alfasud LHD unit inverted as a...

    The rack is an Alfasud LHD unit inverted as a RHD rack moves in an incorrect direction due to the sud arms being forward of the axle .Had to get it from Portugal in the end,the beam is s/h had to do...
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    Thanks Phil

    Thanks Phil
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    Trial fit of the front beam today, I needed...

    Trial fit of the front beam today, I needed replace the grease seals so decides to make some hybrid by cutting down some urethane bearing/seals retaining the roller bearing and using the urethane as...
  21. Thread: restoring mk1

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    :drive:

    :drive:
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    Hi Barry this might solve your problem, it looks...

    Hi Barry this might solve your problem, it looks like a bolt on part, 4602

    Mike
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    You've just got to keep at it, otherwise the...

    You've just got to keep at it, otherwise the longer you leave it the harder it is to start again
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    Thought Iíd do a bit on the front end to make it...

    Thought Iíd do a bit on the front end to make it an easier to move about stripped and painted the front beamhttps://i.vgy.me/Jcoeow.jpghttps://i.vgy.me/v2Uk8P.jpg, and re drilled and tapped the front...
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    Couldn't agree more Peter, wife 32 years, Nova 43...

    Couldn't agree more Peter, wife 32 years, Nova 43 years was my 21st birthday present
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