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    Senior Member bushboy's Avatar
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    7 years off the road has given me time to almost double your miles driven, just topped the 51k mark at the last MOT.

    I will have to keep looking over my shoulder for a green blur

    Bushboy
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    Oooh, I don't know - 51k is quite a lot! But I do mean to make up for all that time spent in the garage...
    only Pythagoras can save me now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacenut View Post
    Oooh, I don't know - 51k is quite a lot! But I do mean to make up for all that time spent in the garage...
    Lauren,

    If you're feeling the need to put some miles on the clock, you'd be welcome to pop up to meet Phill, myself (and our Novas!) in Scotland

    Alistair

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    Thanks for the invitation Alistair, I've never been North of the border before. I hear you have some great driving roads up there
    only Pythagoras can save me now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacenut View Post
    Thanks for the invitation Alistair, I've never been North of the border before. I hear you have some great driving roads up there
    We have indeed Lauren. In fact, there's an episode of The Grand Tour which takes place in Scotland and Jeremy, James and Richard have a joke about driving though a council estate .... and then wax lyrical once they get out on the coastal roads of the north west.

    Come on up, you'll love it! ... but just make sure you've got a good system for demisting your windscreen! ; )

    Alistair

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    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...



    A decent image of the dash has escaped me up until now. It has changed a bit from my original vision in the interests of practicality and ergonomics, but the starting point for this adventure was the Alfa Romeo Eagle, which was just a concept car anyway!



    Still very pleased with my secondary switch panel...



    ...And the centre console, with all the function switches and controls within easy reach.



    It's a bit blurry...



    ...But apart from that you could be...



    ...Watching an episode of Knight Rider

    Lauren
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    I love it Lauren! Brilliant!
    Looking forward to seeing your car one day!
    Alistair

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    Top work, looking great well done!

    I like the switch bank near the side pocket,
    you have the Hazards on there, what are the other switches? I plan on doing something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNova View Post
    I love it Lauren! Brilliant!
    Looking forward to seeing your car one day!
    Alistair
    Thanks Alistair - and I hope to see your car back on the road in the not too distant future.

    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    Top work, looking great well done!

    I like the switch bank near the side pocket,
    you have the Hazards on there, what are the other switches? I plan on doing something similar.
    Hi Steve - canopy, fuel pump and radiator fan override are the other functions. The problem I had with the old surface-mount rocker switches (apart from not being able to see them in the dark and being at the wrong angle) was that you could accidentally hit the canopy switch with your leg as you climbed in. I can report that this semi-recessed design doesn't suffer from any of those problems
    only Pythagoras can save me now!

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    It looks very good all of your hard work has paid off.

    Dirk

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