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    If you really want low profile (no Profile) go electric.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stopp-Butto.../dp/B00QL3JKKQ

    Dirk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    If you really want low profile (no Profile) go electric.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stopp-Butto.../dp/B00QL3JKKQ

    Dirk
    Looks interesting and tempting, but I donít think the ignition safety feature makes sense. If you canít operate when the ignition is on how do you do hill starts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandman View Post
    Looks interesting and tempting, but I don’t think the ignition safety feature makes sense. If you can’t operate when the ignition is on how do you do hill starts?
    I agree with you on that David.

    And what if your brakes fail while your driving the car.

    It has its good points and bad points I guess.
    I think on factory cars with electric brakes, the system is tied into the speed sensors so the system can detect movement of the vehicle and if needed it will apply additional force.

    I pulled an electric brake system out of a Jaguar for Yaughn to install in his car but haven't heard if he got it installed yet. Not much to it and I think it only cost $20 USD.

    It also needs power to activate or deactivate. So if its applied and the battery goes dead it wont release or if you have a power failure it wont engage. Its not DOT( department of transportation) certified(so it probably wont pass your MOT inspections)
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    I found some photos in the archive, will these do to give you the idea?






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    David, this is going to sound really weird, but seeing your photos of a lovely bare VW tunnel (almost) made me want to start another resto .....
    ..... I now understand why you've got 2 Novas!
    Alistair

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    David, this is going to sound really weird, but seeing your photos of a lovely bare VW tunnel (almost) made me want to start another resto .....
    ..... I now understand why you've got 2 Novas!
    Alistair
    Hahaha....yes there is something very satisfying about the creation process and seeing the fruits of your labour

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandman View Post
    I found some photos in the archive, will these do to give you the idea?





    That's great thanks, the 'rings' are quite thick set with a flattened side for welding, I assume the threaded bar is to align the rings with the curved channels on the underside of the handle - thanks.

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