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  1. Tried and tested by a number of members including...

    Tried and tested by a number of members including myself is a quiet hydraulic pump, part number HPR1504HPRNSB05 from www.hydraproducts.co.uk

    https://i.vgy.me/rAbhm0.png

    Any pump will work with...
  2. Thread: 009

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    That is some pretty substantial mounting, should...

    That is some pretty substantial mounting, should hold it nice and solid.
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    I didn't understand the relevance of that...

    I didn't understand the relevance of that reference till I did a quick google..... https://www.lanciamontecarlo.net/Montecarlo/Technical_Brakes.html
  4. Great Site for those looking at Rack and Pinion Steering Options

    Another member pointed this site out to me, its a really useful one for anyone considering adapting OEM rack and pinion's to match to their track rod ends / hubs.


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    Phil, From the articles I've read they all pretty...

    Phil, From the articles I've read they all pretty much state that when changing from drums to disks, adding servo's etc.. a brake bias valve is a must. So yes the servo will help, but you have to fit...
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    Plenty of standard beetle boxes handling Subaru...

    Plenty of standard beetle boxes handling Subaru 2.0L lumps and even V6 lumps, so I would say not an issue for a type 4 lump
  7. Thread: Servo brakes

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    I have to stamp pretty hard on my brakes to get...

    I have to stamp pretty hard on my brakes to get it to stop in my Blue Nova (with a brake bias valve), so I figure a servo has gotta make that experience better
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    Car Builder Solutions have them also ...

    Car Builder Solutions have them also

    https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/compact-dual-circuit-remote-brake-servo
  9. Thread: 009

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    Wow.... A few observations / questions then. ...

    Wow.... A few observations / questions then.

    1) So the tank is effectively sandwiched in cradle then so no need for mounting tabs that could fatigue.
    2) What is the steering rack from? You've...
  10. Lovely looking car, and the dark colour does give...

    Lovely looking car, and the dark colour does give it a different "feel" from others we've seen, somewhat of a more "Stylish Executive" car rather than supercar.

    I like it, but having sat in Dirk's...
  11. Nice bit of lateral thinking

    Nice bit of lateral thinking
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    The 147 mount looks better, but I'm not totally...

    The 147 mount looks better, but I'm not totally sold on that overall look yet. Someone suggested a Mazda RX8 mirror may work, so I'm awaiting delivery from eBay of one to try out
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    Good, I thought the lip was part of the base...

    Good, I thought the lip was part of the base rather than the lid :blushing:
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    Nice to see the new air filter will stop water...

    Nice to see the new air filter will stop water ingress, hopefully that will prevent some of the past issues :wink:

    Is a seal on the lower lip to prevent water getting in that way as it protrudes...
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    I found some time today to have a go at modifying...

    I found some time today to have a go at modifying the Alfa 156 mirror mount. Unlike the Alfa 147, the 156 mount is completely made out of cast alloy versus the 147 which is alloy covered in plastic....
  16. Steve this is very "belt and braces", I assume...

    Steve this is very "belt and braces", I assume this is because you didn't get all the baffles you would have liked inside?

    I figure that you left the area clear of foam for the fuel gauge float...
  17. 2 calendars and 1 photo from me, September slot...

    2 calendars and 1 photo from me, September slot for the photo if possible ;)
  18. I tend to agree with Dirk, that is in fact the...

    I tend to agree with Dirk, that is in fact the exact approach I have taken previously. Belt and braces with pins and welding is a must though for piece of mind
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    The poor headlight performance under the perspex...

    The poor headlight performance under the perspex covers is one of the main reasons I went for pop-up lights on my blue Nova. It use to scare me to death driving at night. I'm not totally sure if I...
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    The Nova windows are approximately 46 degrees...

    The Nova windows are approximately 46 degrees from vertical. I built the frame at 45 degrees (simply because I had a jig for cutting the wood batons that angle), as I figured 1 degree wasn't going to...
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    Thanks to Mike for sending me through the tracing...

    Thanks to Mike for sending me through the tracing of the window aperture and to Dirk for a measurement I was able to build a mock-up roof angle and window shape to try and adapt some mirror mounts.
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  22. Thread: 009

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    Based on the second photo gives you some space to...

    Based on the second photo gives you some space to put other "stuff" on top of the front of the tank under the rear deck, which may come in handy
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    These fit, but don't recline. I tried them at...

    These fit, but don't recline.

    I tried them at the Stoneleigh show a couple of years ago (yes same name as the seat itself) in my car with deep floor pan drops and they work. Just need a bit of...
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    Sad to see what was a "keeper" build go, there...

    Sad to see what was a "keeper" build go, there are so few Nova's finished to such a standard as this one inside, outside and underneath. So time to reflect, energise and plan the next big adventure....
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    The ride height does look good and the arches are...

    The ride height does look good and the arches are filled out well
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