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  1. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    This morning I was told as the car had been...

    This morning I was told as the car had been re-registered in 1994 that was the date they were going on not the 1987 in the log book but they said it would have been less value as a '87, ??? they do...
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    For full explanation see. ...

    For full explanation see.

    https://www.topgear.com.ph/features/tip-sheet/do-you-know-what-those-colored-dots-on-the-sides-of-new-tires-are-for-a2600-20181008
  3. Thread: Sad News

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    So sorry to hear the news, At my age I have seen...

    So sorry to hear the news, At my age I have seen far too many people suffering with cancer, etc. and lost some dear friends along the way. Only thing to do is stare it straight in the face, say "F**K...
  4. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    Latest blog on my cars. Well, it creates a post...

    Latest blog on my cars. Well, it creates a post and any post is a good post, no?

    SS, managed to get the front mounting in and everything bolted up again, just need to rebuild interior and engine...
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    Bored stupid I was looking for something to...

    Bored stupid I was looking for something to comment on positively and saw you wheel balancing problems.

    A good tyre place will always try to fit weights on the inside, mainly as modern wheels have...
  6. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    :offtopic: Back on topic me. SS...

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    Back on topic me.

    SS engine/gearbox mountings are now all done, it was a pig to get the front one in but a bottle jack and a crowbar sorted that out, just need to put it all back...
  7. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    Heard today that my insures are fighting the...

    Heard today that my insures are fighting the other company to have it repaired as I said no way am I accepting it is a write off, I would rather withdraw the claim and fix it myself, I know I can,...
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    Something overlooked a lot. my Mercedes A170 has...

    Something overlooked a lot. my Mercedes A170 has one like that under the drivers seat in a drawer and it was there since 2001, I needed to use it on something else and did it work? Did it hell,...
  9. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    Heard this morning that the Perito has written...

    Heard this morning that the Perito has written the car off. Now to some people that may seem OK, old car, cash in pocket, etc BUT, it is a 33 year old car and a classic, I just sorted the engine, new...
  10. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    Thanks, Game on! Parts are easy to get for the...

    Thanks, Game on!

    Parts are easy to get for the car, problem is getting OEM parts, best place in in Denmark.

    Guadia Civil came and gave her a right bollocking for launching from a stop sign...
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    I WAS referring to the price of a KIT, not the...

    I WAS referring to the price of a KIT, not the restoration, sorry if I got it wrong, please read my signature for clarification. :zipped:. You quite rightly highlight the cost of a new kit which even...
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    dead right on the dodgy Chinese chrome, I use...

    dead right on the dodgy Chinese chrome, I use alloy including the alternator pulley, in fact the only stuff not alloy or stainless is the alternator back plate. Alloy rocker covers, the bolt on ones...
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    Surely of historic interest only as new Novas are...

    Surely of historic interest only as new Novas are readily available from Belgium? cost of screen+ engine+etc makes it a expensive kit.
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    That's Mavrick's old one from Airgie, Scotland ...

    That's Mavrick's old one from Airgie, Scotland E.O.C. register FSS62
    Ford based SS 1.6 Ford engine, MkI-

    Note; 1986 "Bad condition".

    Seems Mavrick didn't do anything to it.
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    Size of engine is irreverent, the basic 1600 case...

    Size of engine is irreverent, the basic 1600 case is used by all T1 and T2 engines. it's only the alternator output that's important and 55W is more than enough. I have a large-ish audio demand with...
  16. I have spacers between arm and chassis on my...

    I have spacers between arm and chassis on my swing axle, 1cm, brings to axle horizontal and wheels upright whilst maintaining load rate for driving, bump stop had to be halved.

    I don't think the...
  17. ¿Que, "mud and water", what's that?. :whistling:

    ¿Que, "mud and water", what's that?. :whistling:
  18. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    Very sad day and another obstruction to working...

    Very sad day and another obstruction to working on the SS
    Some stupid bugger pulled onto the main A7 right in front of the BMW doing 75Kph, I hit the brakes but with only 10 meters warning I...
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    The Beetle I highlighted on ebay at the start of...

    The Beetle I highlighted on ebay at the start of this thread sold for £449 which was slightly under my budgeted figure of £500. On that basis I reckon it should still be possible to build a new Nova...
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    Sounds like you need a Chisel Roadster. A lot...

    Sounds like you need a Chisel Roadster. A lot less work than chopping a Nova.
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    On mine I made soft pads for the bottom of the...

    On mine I made soft pads for the bottom of the dash (below alloy trim) with spray foam and covered with gaffer tape and leatherette.

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    MkI, in red, now in black Alcantara
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    Well done, bring it on, no such thing as a daft...

    Well done, bring it on, no such thing as a daft question.
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    When you see SUVs floating by you know you have...

    When you see SUVs floating by you know you have had a LOT of rain. Malaga did a week ago but all sunny now thank heaven.
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    I think best bet would be to keep that system,...

    I think best bet would be to keep that system, tart up the pipes and if needs be, new heat exchangers and a pair of new rear box's, al-a Mini Cooper.

    I used an Ahnendorp B.A.S set up with...
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    Lets just hope it doesn't go the way of so many...

    Lets just hope it doesn't go the way of so many 'good ideas'.
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