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  1. Thread: 009

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    All sounds very frustrating, lucky you have a...

    All sounds very frustrating, lucky you have a milling machine and lathe (Im jealous). Your cockpit with that central console, and the way it flows naturally up to the dash is looking very OEM. I can...
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    Yes thanks Phil, CBS is one site I check...

    Yes thanks Phil, CBS is one site I check periodically for their new toys as they do some neat stuff
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    Thanks I'll take a look. Finding the right...

    Thanks I'll take a look.

    Finding the right rear lights is such an important styling point. I like the idea of sequential style indicators (like Audi's), I also like the round lights look. I also...
  4. I have some dim and distant memory about 30 years...

    I have some dim and distant memory about 30 years ago when I first pulled your old Nova apart of finding 12V PC fans beneath the vents, so this seems to be a favourite method for you...is my memory...
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    Based on the answer and "looks stunning" I'm...

    Based on the answer and "looks stunning" I'm thinking the same as you! as not many tick those two boxes

    Highflyer, it wouldn't happen to be blue with an orange stripe by any chance?
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    just curious, been a fan and have a Nova or don't...

    just curious, been a fan and have a Nova or don't have one? I assume if you are after a rear louvre you have a Nova already?
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    Yes I am torn on the lights also. I was looking...

    Yes I am torn on the lights also. I was looking at Audi A3/4 inner boot lid lights, but I always gravitate back towards round lights, I guess its a function of growing up in the 70's / 80's when...
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    Thanks for all the kind words, Im just glad that...

    Thanks for all the kind words, Im just glad that is another job ticked off the list. It was Brett who put me onto looking at the Mazda RX8 mirrors in the first place, so Im thankful for that steer....
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    Well my new (quite old actually, and non-matching...

    Well my new (quite old actually, and non-matching covers) auto fold Mazda RX8 mirrors turned up. So I started the familiar drill of cutting the mounts down considerably to fit the space I needed them...
  10. DVLA have become more reasonable in recent years,...

    DVLA have become more reasonable in recent years, write in with photos and whatever you have
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    Interesting spec, sounds similar to a few on here...

    Interesting spec, sounds similar to a few on here who went (or are going) down the Subaru Engine and Gearbox route, IRS, compbrake etc.. (including myself).

    Would be great to see some more...
  12. I imagine that is just as hard to get in an out...

    I imagine that is just as hard to get in an out of now as it was in 77 with a Nova body
  13. These guys do some great "how to" videos.........

    These guys do some great "how to" videos...... grab a coffee, watch the video, order the supplies......and have fun :wink:

    https://www.easycomposites.co.uk/learning
  14. Time to learn a new skill then, it isn't that...

    Time to learn a new skill then, it isn't that hard! ;)
  15. Cover the front, fiberglass in from the rear,...

    Cover the front, fiberglass in from the rear, satin black paint on top, holes gone. Then cut whatever size or shape you want where you want :wink:
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    You are right, I had seen some JDM control panels...

    You are right, I had seen some JDM control panels / switches advertised. I was taking it one step at a time, and assumed these were not body computer controlled so figured it would be +/- wire close,...
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    our border to Malaysia is currently closed, and...

    our border to Malaysia is currently closed, and the seller wants to charge as though its coming from the US first class!
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    Thanks, I was actually messaging that same seller...

    Thanks, I was actually messaging that same seller yesterday on another set, but this one is cheaper than the set I found.

    He still wants a fortune for shipping though
  19. Thread: Our Cars

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    Yes it doesn't look right at any angle

    Yes it doesn't look right at any angle
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    Unfortunately not, just push to fold, However it...

    Unfortunately not, just push to fold, However it seems that there are JDM versions that do have auto fold, but they tend to be expensive on the second hand market. I may have a look to see if any...
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    It certainly impacts whether the angle of...

    It certainly impacts whether the angle of adjustment from the electric mirror motor can turn to the right degree or not. On my blue nova its pretty much on the limit of adjustment.

    Its a real...
  22. After trawling through some sites a coupe of...

    After trawling through some sites a coupe of variations on the Defi rear end, both with meshes as you intend to, but different styles


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

    https://i.vgy.me/WoFSPe.jpg
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  23. Thread: Our Cars

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    Our Cars

    I was looking for some photos of the French Defi rear end on Steve's car and came across this site. It has photos of many of our cars, including mine and Laurens
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    Well I got the mount for the Mazda RX 8 mount...

    Well I got the mount for the Mazda RX 8 mount done. I’ve only bothered to do a rough finish on it for now until I decide if it’s the route I’m going to take, don’t critique the surface finish just...
  25. Make sure both are fed from the same fuse, so if...

    Make sure both are fed from the same fuse, so if one fails it blows the fuse and both stop, as opposed to one continuing and twisting the canopy
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