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  1. Wow, that is very, very tidy indeed :thumbup: ...

    Wow, that is very, very tidy indeed :thumbup:

    It's just as well my pendant pedals cannot be seen unless you take the seat out and stand on your head :D
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    There are other ways of changing the brake bias....

    There are other ways of changing the brake bias. In no particular order,

    (i) 20lb of lead in the front bumper (early Porsche 911), in fact anything that changes the front/rear weight bias
    (ii)...
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    Thanks Giles - I remember your plate came from GB...

    Thanks Giles - I remember your plate came from GB Engineering, it also had the desirable feature of retaining the Alfa clutch and flywheel, but I think you had to get a new input shaft for the...
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    Hi Phill - yes, that should work OK. From what I...

    Hi Phill - yes, that should work OK. From what I can see of the VW master cylinder design, the two separate front brake ports share the same piston, with the rear port supplying the rear brakes. So...
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    Interesting - it's a Mk1, looks like Elam era...

    Interesting - it's a Mk1, looks like Elam era judging by the rear light panel and aftermarket seats. No windscreen which is a pity, but I can also see that the canopy has been modified to open light...
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    Thanks Dave - I'm pretty sure whoever was making...

    Thanks Dave - I'm pretty sure whoever was making these adapter plates before has now moved on to more lucrative product lines, but thanks for looking!
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    VW Gearbox Adapter Plate

    Hi guys - I received a query from the Classic Alfa Forum (CAF) regarding the availability of adapter plates to mate the Alfa boxer engine to the VW transaxle. Now, once upon a time such combinations...
  8. Camera Positioning

    Hi everyone - a word about camera positioning. Please please PLEASE do NOT follow the standard manufacturers practice of putting the reversing camera just above the number plate. I had a hire car...
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    :whistling:

    :whistling:
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    What a transformation! And doing the inside of...

    What a transformation! And doing the inside of the wheel as well, that is diligent.

    I've often thought that the intricate casting patterns on the inside of alloy wheels look better than the...
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    Thanks Dave - yes it felt like I was back in the...

    Thanks Dave - yes it felt like I was back in the wilderness again, not having a car. Now it is all sorted there will be plenty of occasional use before the show season starts!



    Thanks Alistair...
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    Looking good Dave :thumbup: The recess for the...

    Looking good Dave :thumbup:

    The recess for the rams is important - I didn't make mine deep enough and now have a witness mark on the drivers side :(
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    A few more images which I forgot I had uploaded....

    A few more images which I forgot I had uploaded.


    https://i.vgy.me/2hTswe.jpg


    https://i.vgy.me/YcHp90.jpg


    I took these images of the wiper motor contact plate to remind myself...
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    Coolant Leak Fix

    So my wet carpet turned out to be fresh coolant, leaking from a jubilee clip with a damaged worm drive. It was a bit of a faff to get to, but at least I had designed it to be accessible in the first...
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    I agree. I'm afraid an LS4 is exactly what this...

    I agree. I'm afraid an LS4 is exactly what this car doesn't need, given the amount of hacking about needed to fit one into such a confined space, whether its sideways, lengthways, mid or rear mount....
  16. I should have mentioned that the one thing the...

    I should have mentioned that the one thing the monitor should not be able to do is receive broadcast TV. This is considered to be a driver distraction (as opposed to loads of screens for lateral G,...
  17. Hi guys - fortunately (for me) that is not the...

    Hi guys - fortunately (for me) that is not the case. I believe the ECE regulations on indirect vision were amended in 2016 to include camera based rear vision systems, but prior to that, legislation...
  18. The Eureka spoiler mimics the airflow correcting...

    The Eureka spoiler mimics the airflow correcting aerofoil developed in the Pinifarina wind tunnel for the Ferrari BB, whereas the Mk4 Nova spoiler was just the top slat of the louvre panel extending...
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    I rest my case. Absolutely shocking :facepalm:

    I rest my case. Absolutely shocking :facepalm:
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    Hi there Breakishnick, welcome to the forum. I...

    Hi there Breakishnick, welcome to the forum.

    I would concur with the Mk1 - there are a couple of other good giveaways - the roofline above the windscreen is very flat, this was raised on the Mk2...
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    Brooklands New Years Day 2020 – the official report!

    OK, so it’s a couple of weeks late, on account of my using 35mm film and having to find a new development lab, but hopefully you will find the results worth the wait.

    Because it was such a gloomy,...
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    ...And Mikes specification also mirrors that of...

    ...And Mikes specification also mirrors that of John Rand's Lotus powered car, which is almost the same vintage (ADD Mk1 with a sunroof panel and Ford Mustang convertible hydraulics added by Nova...
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    Hello Mike - welcome to the forum. What a lovely...

    Hello Mike - welcome to the forum. What a lovely looking machine. I am guessing from the specification and your length of ownership that the car is a Mk1, but is it an ADD or a very early Elam car?
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    Thanks BBC, that is a really useful summary. I...

    Thanks BBC, that is a really useful summary. I was particularly interested in the lighting requirements, it seems odd that headlights don't have to be "E" marked but I guess if the beam pattern is...
  25. Thread: Exhaust Lego

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    I noticed that the motor and controllers were the...

    I noticed that the motor and controllers were the same ones Edd China used for the Maserati Biturbo EV conversion on Wheeler Dealers, although with fewer batteries and only one motor the Fiat was...
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