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  1. My Actuators have arrived, they are Linak LA30s;...

    My Actuators have arrived, they are Linak LA30s; 12v with a 150mm stroke.
    The LA30 is what the Aussie guys use, it appears to be the only actuator to be strong enough, fast enough, quiet enough and...
  2. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    If you are concerned about centre of gravity/...

    If you are concerned about centre of gravity/ bodyroll with a Subaru 'box (in view of the fact that the drivetrain is raised a couple of inches with a Subaru gearbox conversion) a low-slung flat-four...
  3. My Noreca Headlights arrived today. I like the...

    My Noreca Headlights arrived today.
    I like the grey primer finish of the fibreglass, it could go straight into the spray booth with minimal further prep...

    The metal backing plate doesn't look...
  4. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Hello Mate, No they are correctly installed, the...

    Hello Mate, No they are correctly installed, the open side/end faces downwards.
  5. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Hmmm ... mine were trial-fitted about 1 times...

    Hmmm ... mine were trial-fitted about 1 times before being welding up :-(
    ... which is why Flatlands told me they'd have to be re-done within two seconds of seeing the chassis.

    I think the...
  6. I love the smell of fibreglass in the morning ......

    I love the smell of fibreglass in the morning ...
    poly-creation.eu have supplied a (sun)roof fill piece in black gelcoat
    I asked for an oversized piece that could be cut down to fill the sunroof...
  7. Yeah you have a point ;-) it was made by...

    Yeah you have a point ;-)
    it was made by www.vin-plate.co.uk,
    Maybe I should have asked the guy to drink a 2L bottle of cider before stamping the details, to get that early ELAM era 'Patina'.
  8. Hi John, Yes we'll sort something out. I need to...

    Hi John, Yes we'll sort something out.
    I need to find a box suitable to post it down to you.
    There will be some prepwork to get the panel ready to make a mould from,
    e.g. filling holes and...
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    Interesting vid and a nice example of the marque,...

    Interesting vid and a nice example of the marque, however the more I saw if that car, the more I realised how good Buffy's car is. Mark gets more than his share of flak on this forum, but one has to...
  10. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Useful, Thanks. I went for the 4.4 Final Drive,...

    Useful, Thanks.
    I went for the 4.4 Final Drive, because of the tyre size I plan on using and the lower-powered Type 4 lump. I also have the 100mm Kombi inner flanges, the weak point on the set-up...
  11. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Nice update, Good work on the trailing arms. Did...

    Nice update, Good work on the trailing arms.
    Did you really mean 250 Lbs per inch for the front springs?
    For the Nova, the poundage is 100+ Lbs ... Why the big difference, what am I missing?

    I...
  12. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Good to hear, Dirk. Love the Spec. Looking...

    Good to hear, Dirk.
    Love the Spec. Looking forward to seeing how the build progresses.
  13. Thread: Nova Alert !!!!

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    hmmm .. the bidder at 4.8k just raised his own...

    hmmm .. the bidder at 4.8k just raised his own bid to 4.9k

    The bidder has a very low feedback rating ...
  14. My car left the factory without a VIN plate, so I...

    My car left the factory without a VIN plate, so I had one made and stamped with the information that I have.
    I wanted a look-a-like for the (Mk1 Elam) VIN plate, here it is:

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  15. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    You are on fire mate :clapping:

    You are on fire mate :clapping:
  16. Thread: Nova Alert !!!!

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    In the Ebay pic of the front compartment (above...

    In the Ebay pic of the front compartment (above the yellow battery)
    you can just make out the AAD 'Dyno' Body number moulded into the bodyshell.
    It is an AAD Mk1.

    I quite like the styling of...
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    :cheers:

    :cheers:
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    Club Nova Tee shirt ...

    Very happy to receive my Club Nova Tee shirt in the post today.

    Assume it was you Gary - Thank you :cool1:

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  19. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    You can never have too many Nova bodyshells,...

    You can never have too many Nova bodyshells, Dirk.

    Looking at your yellow canopy'd car, what you need is a repair panel
    to re-glass the area above the fuel tank ;-)

    It just so happens that I...
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    I don't think you need to measure anything. Take...

    I don't think you need to measure anything.
    Take a look at these coil-overs for the front - there is some height adjustability with these, which should give you your 20mm, and the price is good,...
  21. I started work on the hinges today. The plan was...

    I started work on the hinges today. The plan was to remove one of the bushes intact and take some measurements to see if any off-the shelf replacements are available.
    ... that was a lot tougher than...
  22. Thanks for keeping up with the build thread ;-) ...

    Thanks for keeping up with the build thread ;-)

    The rear panel isn't for sale, I actually bought the Bedford lights, which were new old-stock from an Italian seller on Ebay (The Bedford van was...
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  24. Thanks for the comments gents, yes the mounting...

    Thanks for the comments gents, yes the mounting flange around the Napoleons hat will be glassed-in metal, and as Bushboy has suggested there is a corrosion issue there that will have to be managed -...
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