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    Thanks guys - I must admit that all the...

    Thanks guys - I must admit that all the retro-futurist stuff is just for my benefit, although I still have to spend most of my time behind the wheel looking out of the windscreen and not at the...
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    Thanks Alistair - and I hope to see your car back...

    Thanks Alistair - and I hope to see your car back on the road in the not too distant future.



    Hi Steve - canopy, fuel pump and radiator fan override are the other functions. The problem I had...
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    Here's a few pictures of the finished dashboard....

    Here's a few pictures of the finished dashboard. Still some work to do in one or two places, but overall I am pleased with the results...

    https://i.vgy.me/PEIcyn.jpg

    A decent image of the dash...
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    Well, it was a modified Adams Probe 15, which was...

    Well, it was a modified Adams Probe 15, which was also an acquired taste, although I have always had a sneaking regard for the Probe 2001...
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    Hmm, I hadn't heard that one before - or was it the Scimitar SS1 (the small roadster, not the GTE "sports estate")?

    Early Porsche 911s backfilled the front bumpers with lead for the same reason....
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    Normally the male connector has captive screws...

    Normally the male connector has captive screws and the female has threaded posts to lock the connector in place, but the connectors are a very tight push-fit anyway so I didn't bother with the...
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    Papped!

    By Chris Rees, current editor of Auto Italia magazine and previously kit car authority at Which Kit?

    https://www.twipu.com/quillerrees/tweet/1150340216521203712

    Alas no longer in possession of...
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    Hi Nic - I'm sure you don't have to re-wire...

    Hi Nic - I'm sure you don't have to re-wire anything. The cable I used was multi-strand thinwall automotive stuff with rating from 8 Amps to 22 Amps from memory. I used the 8A wire for all the...
  9. Thread: Talon

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    That's what I was trying to remember! The GP...

    That's what I was trying to remember!

    The GP Talon was the last of Neville Trickett's design evolutions of the Siva Saluki (we were discussing the Charger the other day). If you look at the front...
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    Thanks Nic - well, you know what they say, "a...

    Thanks Nic - well, you know what they say, "a place for everything and everything in its place". It's a lot neater than the rat's nest that it replaced, if you look carefully you can see that all of...
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    Direction Finding

    So I have been slowly improving the calibration accuracy of my speedometer and Nav odometer, zeroing both and using an 8.7 mile test loop to check both the absolute calibration and the relative...
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    I was going to say exactly the same thing - much...

    I was going to say exactly the same thing - much of the torsional stiffness of the open canopy will be due to having all four cylindrical bushings at the body hinge interface. If two are replaced by...
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    Ah, I think I understand now - you are...

    Ah, I think I understand now - you are effectively moving the rotation axis of the bonnet/hood up and forward, the that the full open bonnet/hood misses the open canopy? Nice idea, sort of reminds me...
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    Absolutely - back then the Porsche 928 would have...

    Absolutely - back then the Porsche 928 would have been the supercar of choice to copy from. Unfortunately even then the headlights were their least endearing feature :nonono:
  15. Thread: In memoriam

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    That is sad news. With the best will in the...

    That is sad news. With the best will in the world, neither Richard Oakes or Phil Sayers had a vision for the Nova as a product. CCC had that vision, with good marketing and excellent after-sales...
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    Hi Mario, welcome to the forum :welcome: Both...

    Hi Mario, welcome to the forum :welcome:

    Both of the cars you have seen are Mk2 Novas, which could have been built between 1982 and 1988, up to the early 1990s, depending on which company was...
  17. Thread: Eagle

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    Yes, it's a Charger, a later derivation of...

    Yes, it's a Charger, a later derivation of Neville Trickett's Siva Saluki. Know the Charger by its shallower side window glazing and deep front spoiler...

    I agree that it is nowhere near as...
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    Thanks Giles - you sound surprised? They let in a...

    Thanks Giles - you sound surprised? They let in a Mk1 Escort (actually they let in two, and several Lotus Cortinas), so I think the Nova has better supercar credentials than that :D

    I guess it...
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    Dowty seals for me - that's a steel compression...

    Dowty seals for me - that's a steel compression washer with a rubber seal bonded onto the inside diameter.
  20. Thread: Eagle

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    Well, it appears to be intact, but there is some...

    Well, it appears to be intact, but there is some bad delamination along the bottom edge...
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    Yikes! It's a bit Mad Max isn't it?

    Yikes! It's a bit Mad Max isn't it?
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    Thanks Mick - hopefully the first of many more...

    Thanks Mick - hopefully the first of many more shows. I've got a lot of catching up to do!
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    Thanks Alistair - I must admit it was a bit...

    Thanks Alistair - I must admit it was a bit nerve-racking but I would have been kicking myself if I hadn't gone. It was a worthwhile exercise if only to collect calibration data for the Nav computer...
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    I guess you are right, I managed to get home just...

    I guess you are right, I managed to get home just as Hamilton cruised over the line but I guess most sports fans would have wanted to see the whole race (which from what I can gather was quite...
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    Ooh, framed by leaves, that is such a Bertone...

    Ooh, framed by leaves, that is such a Bertone publicity trick :clapping:
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