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    looking at the photos again I think this is the...

    looking at the photos again I think this is the one that was at the auction in Preston last year. They probably bought it for some of the bits for the other car and now moving it on.

    Dirk
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    That looks like a good price for what appears to...

    That looks like a good price for what appears to be an unmolested body. No dash or rear panel a bit of de-lamination on the lower part of the screen.

    Looks like he has another one in the garage as...
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    Very ingenious, your work always impresses me....

    Very ingenious, your work always impresses me. Thanks for taking the time to share.

    Dirk
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    Looking good, I like your barrel connector are...

    Looking good, I like your barrel connector are there internal locating points for the barbs on the pins?

    Dirk
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    Very detailed as always. Are you planning on...

    Very detailed as always.
    Are you planning on moving the handbrake back or shortening it? The Avante uses a BL mini hand brake which is quite short and moved further back, it is very hard to get it...
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    I think most of us if not all have bought...

    I think most of us if not all have bought finished cars rather than a new kit or new Beetle chassis. so whilst most of us would not need the info, I am sure in time some one would find it useful....
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    That is a big list, but I guess all our lists...

    That is a big list, but I guess all our lists start that way. Depending on the amount you are shipping out at half a day a week its got to be a 5 year project. But then in our current situation if...
  8. I do not know the piston size either, but with...

    I do not know the piston size either, but with .625 calipers I can lock the brakes now.

    Dirk
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    As others have said the chances are that the...

    As others have said the chances are that the calipers are toast, but if you want to try and get the pistons out you could drill and tap the bottoms with perhaps an M8 then use a bolt to force them...
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    This is one of the 3 road legal cars that I know...

    This is one of the 3 road legal cars that I know of in the UK. It has now been sold to someone in France (the last few to come up for sale have all gone to Europe) So now I only no of 2 Avante's that...
  11. Thread: AC/Heater

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    Looks very good, I had the same thought as David...

    Looks very good, I had the same thought as David that the unit sat further back on the tunnel it now makes sense. I like the fact your scrap yards (salvage Yards) are still open :crylol:

    Dirk
  12. Thread: Panic buying ...

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    Lol, Watch that nice new paint work with any...

    Lol,

    Watch that nice new paint work with any spills, I've used silicon for about the last 20 years its more expensive and i know its not approved for motor sports, but it works for me and its not...
  13. Thread: AC/Heater

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    nice one looks like you are onto a winner. Dirk

    nice one looks like you are onto a winner.

    Dirk
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    I have to agree Eezi bleed kits are great and I...

    I have to agree Eezi bleed kits are great and I have used them for years, however on the new reservoirs I could not get a good enough seal and fluid leaked out of the reservoirs. I have since bought...
  15. Very nicely detailed, thanks for sharing looking...

    Very nicely detailed, thanks for sharing looking forward to some detailed commentary once you have driven it a bit. Keep up the great work and posts.

    Dirk
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    I know its not particularly helpful as its a big...

    I know its not particularly helpful as its a big investment but changing my suspension to the Red 9 eliminated lots of squeaks.
    I tried lubricating the horns on the roof of my last Nova but it...
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    That's got to be worth a look at, and looking at...

    That's got to be worth a look at, and looking at the pics on ebay the washer tube runs up the arm as well.

    Dirk
  18. Looking very smart. Dirk

    Looking very smart.

    Dirk
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    It looks like a neat install, looking forward to...

    It looks like a neat install, looking forward to seeing how this pans out.

    Dirk
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    You have seen how its done now, so have a go...

    You have seen how its done now, so have a go yourself and save a fortune:crylol:

    Dirk
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    Looking good, I can never get gel coat to cover...

    Looking good, I can never get gel coat to cover properly with a brush but it looks like you got a good cover on. The wax looks interesting too.

    Dirk
  22. Hi Steve, I misread your post i saw the cone...

    Hi Steve, I misread your post i saw the cone shape and thought you where extending the pedal, it will be interesting to see if it works, I think for me it would have to be too far back from the pedal...
  23. I'm not sure you have an issue with these pedals...

    I'm not sure you have an issue with these pedals as they are they are designed for race use cars where your bum is almost on the floor. I have the same pedal box and do not find the angles an issue...
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    I always put a good lashing of dielectric grease...

    I always put a good lashing of dielectric grease over connectors once they are mated it really helps to keep water out.

    Dirk
  25. I'm not sure I would be happy with a 3D printed...

    I'm not sure I would be happy with a 3D printed part in such an exposed area, I'm sure a local machine shop would knock you up a pair in alli for less than it would cost to 3D print them and would be...
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