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    Re: JAZ4791 & the unregistered one

    went down the path of hiding the weld on my steering rack with a lathe and some paint, worked a treat.....passed my MOT and will be off to Newark tomorrow

    It may not be pretty right now but its on the road

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    Re: JAZ4791 & the unregistered one

    Well done David, I've been watching your build and I'm pleased that its on the road now.

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    Well I guess my jubilation was short lived

    I set off at 7am for Newark and after about 20 miles noticed my indicators had stopped working (not a good idea given the limited visibility in the car anyway). When I pulled up to see if I could determine where the problem was I smelt brake dust and found that one of the rear wheels was extremely hot and had been binding !

    So Iíve brought it back home and will see if I can rectify the problems and either head there later today or tomorrow.

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    Didn't the MOT man wonder why there was a lathe blocking his view of the steering rack? Sorry to hear the car has gremlins - there seems to be something about shows that brings them out if mine is anything to go by!
    It's a 49 year old car and everything works, just not always at the same time.......and it's probably about to get jealous!
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    very funny Alex

    One fuse later (after taking out the dashboard for no reason....should have checked the fuse first ) and a quick rebuild of the rear brake and I was off again to Newark. Two hours later and I joined the Nova lineup at Newark, 7 Nova's which was quite a turnout for this show

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    7 Novas, and an avante!!

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    Well I made it back to the UK as well as to Newark (last time I was at that show was about 13 years ago!). Having passed the MOT I was a happy bunny until I set off to the show and the indicators stopped and the rear brake started binding . These were both relatively easily fixed so I still got to the show on Saturday.


    I also managed to do the final adjustments and get the mirrors fitted, Iím quite happy how they turned out even if they are a little bit on the large side for the car (at least I can see!) .


    I still havenít wired them up, as I havenít had the time to fathom the switch out yet.












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    Nice to see you and your car back on the road Dave!

    I continue to be immensely impressed with your side window treatment. Keep those window frames shiny!

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    It was good to catch up with the old and new faces at the show.

    As for the windows I suspect I might have them painted black as they may draw attention from the overall look if left as polished aluminum.

    Whilst on the topic of painting I took my car to a local paint shop that has a good reputation for their work. I just received the quotation and nearly fell off my chair - GBP 9,000! no it's not a typo, that's 9,000! clearly they didn't want to do the job, so I won't be going there then

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    Ouch!! That's $18,410 AUD!!! Was that for a custom job, or just a single tone with clear coat??

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