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Old 20th May 2017, 13:17
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Afternoon Kev dash looks spot on , could you answer a couple of questions , what view do you have of the speedo and rev-counter when sat in your car , ie how much of each face can you see? secondly i have a plan for the 3 heater/blower switches how have you incorporated them? thanks Geoff .
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Old 20th May 2017, 13:20
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Hi Geoff the view of the dials is spot on i have a blower fan speed and heat control all put together by Richard at Nubodi
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Old 20th May 2017, 14:10
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The interior looks spot on, imho this has to be a must for any build to add the finishing touch.

Like the video.
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Old 20th May 2017, 17:51
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Thanks Kev , Geoff .
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Old 20th May 2017, 20:34
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Just stunning inside and out.
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Old 21st May 2017, 07:17
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Kevemm - Great video clip.

I'll add it to the useful links thread when I get the chance.

I also liked the clips of your old Monza that popped up on YouTube too.

I now realise it was your car that featured in the Le Mans photos.

So can I ask if you had any issues driving long distance with a crash helmet on?

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 21st May 2017, 07:29
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It does look very nice, I do like the fact that you have gone for the "easy clean" flat wheel hubs rather than the earlier curly hubs.

One small concern is the demister vents on the dash appear to be facing the wrong way. They should direct the air flow up against the windscreen to be effective.
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Old 21st May 2017, 10:00
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Hi

re the vents so far no issues all i have concentrated is getting heat onto the screen no other vents i am not worried about getting air anywhere else nothing worse that a misty screen. The other question re driving with a helmet where do i start. I like period ones with a peak and the two i have now for the D type and the Monza have the internal drop down visors which are really handy and would recommend. Some of the helmets with the external visors do make a lot of wind noise but as i am a 1950's fan for me driving a car that is meant to look from the era must entail wearing a helmet. I have used both cars on the Jersey, Laon, Chantilly railies visits to Le mans many times, Goodwood Breakfast and Revival meets, Silverstone classic so i would say no issues for me. My wife also wears one and dont forget the safety issues on the Monza and D type i have very little screen at least when you get hit by a stone at 70mph i have more protection than a hat.
PS just on my way out in the Monza to the Woolpack Classic car meet in Ashford with me helmet on!!!
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Davida do a classic motorcycle helmet, bit pricey though. They also sell a leather lower mask to protect against flying stones, do be careful though, you can end up looking like an extra on a porno film shoot!

How about a leather flying helmet and Biggles goggles?

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Old 21st May 2017, 18:53
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No not for me 20's,30's or even 40's vehicles fine not for 1950's onwards just does not look right at all. I have warn open faced with a peak with goggles when i drove the wifes 550 Porsche but my problem is i suffer big time with hayfever so my eyes water goggles are a non no. The solution i have by far works the best and does look period. K
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Old 21st May 2017, 23:05
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Is there a provision to show the mileage? Can't see one on the video.
Does look very smart.
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Hi Kev,

The dash conversion transforms the interior, a very good addition. Its all in the detail.
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Old 22nd May 2017, 08:05
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Many thanks for your comments, re milometer yes there is one displayed under the steering column.
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Video really helps show the transformation. Looks brilliant!
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Old 29th May 2017, 14:28
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Wink I thought i would swap to a V12



Just waiting on the re badge now!
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Old 29th May 2017, 16:28
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Kev - From what I've seen in other photos...

You need to place 6 yellow tennis balls on top to help keep the dust out when parked.



Enjoy, Paul.

PS
Sorry, I keep forgetting to ask where you got your bonnet catches from?

And are they spring loaded?
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Old 29th May 2017, 16:33
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Aha Paul very good point i need to be very careful not to suck too much crap into the Carbs!!

re the catches yes they are sprung from Italy.

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Old 25th June 2017, 21:09
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Default See Video of Nubodi's 250 SWB in Action

See today's video from my 250 showing interior dash and Richards car on the way back from Hampton court, great sound.

https://youtu.be/5Zdqo44WL6U
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That does look good going past ...
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Old 26th June 2017, 20:21
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Default 3 x 250's at Hampton Court Show

Good to see how different they all look and in the main mostly due to colour.
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