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  • Mikemrb's Avatar
    Today, 12:00 AM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    The guidance for MOT testers changed last month regarding LED and HID bulbs but only for headlamps
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  • Spacenut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    Hi Barry - your build is looking good, but if you are going to submit the car for an MoT I would suggest you take advice regarding the headlights...
    65 replies | 4022 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Powder coating in General Chat
    Presumably you still need an oven to bake the powder on, I guess that is where the expense comes in, unless the parts are small enough to fit in a...
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  • Barry Holden's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    Barry Holden replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    Hi it's a 1960 chassis with 1972 1300 twinport and was first registered in 1992 so not sure about exemptions as yet
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  • Mikemrb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:52 PM
    A starter should draw around 70 to 160 not under load and up to around 260 cranking an engine
    3 replies | 92 view(s)
  • Brett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:55 PM
    The next question you need to ask is how many amps does the starter require. I searched the web but couldn't find anyone that listed the amperage...
    3 replies | 92 view(s)
  • islandman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:58 AM
    islandman replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    Nicely turned out but those headlights do look a little "lost" amongst the space provided for, maybe there is a way to make them look less so by...
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  • islandman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:56 AM
    Duly saved so I can see what I purchased and fitted versus what I should have purchased! (hopefully not too far way from the chart)
    3 replies | 92 view(s)
  • Brett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:49 AM
    The battery in my car is located in the front which means I need to run a cable from the front from the battery to the rear to the starter. More is...
    3 replies | 92 view(s)
  • steve's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:45 AM
    steve replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
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  • islandman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:04 AM
    I think I have, but need to check my fibreglass part stash when I get back to the UK
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  • BlueNova's Avatar
    27-02-2021, 11:57 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    Had to stand on my head for that one Barry! ;) ..... but I see your windscreen’s now fitted and you’re ready ... wishing you all the best for the...
    65 replies | 4022 view(s)
  • Barry Holden's Avatar
    27-02-2021, 11:50 PM
    Barry Holden replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    Hi all m o t booked for next sat will let you know how it goes
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  • Barry Holden's Avatar
    27-02-2021, 11:49 PM
    Barry Holden replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
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  • BlueNova's Avatar
    27-02-2021, 09:35 PM
    That’s excellent Steve! Really appreciate that. Obviously happy to buy the one(s) needing the most work. Looking forward to chatting more in a few...
    7 replies | 121 view(s)
  • steve's Avatar
    27-02-2021, 08:17 PM
    I have 3 (in total) but I am not sure which one I will use, speak to me in a few months time mate.
    7 replies | 121 view(s)
  • Mikemrb's Avatar
    27-02-2021, 07:21 PM
    While we’re on the subject of moulds I don’t suppose anyone’s got the solid sunroof and gutter moulds Mike
    7 replies | 121 view(s)
  • BlueNova's Avatar
    27-02-2021, 06:58 PM
    Thanks Alex... if I can’t find any I’ll get back to you and see what we can sort out :thumbup: Alistair
    7 replies | 121 view(s)
  • Alzax3's Avatar
    27-02-2021, 05:51 PM
    I have the mould for those too....
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  • BlueNova's Avatar
    27-02-2021, 05:41 PM
    I’m ok for a dash Steve, but am looking for a couple of Mk1 dash pods ... don’t suppose you (or anyone else reading this) has got any pods they’d be...
    7 replies | 121 view(s)
  • Mikemrb's Avatar
    27-02-2021, 05:25 PM
    Mikemrb started a thread Powder coating in General Chat
    Has anyone got one of these or used one, I'm thinking about purchasing one and wondered if they were any good, not an expensive item if it works
    1 replies | 60 view(s)
  • steve's Avatar
    27-02-2021, 03:41 PM
    My old dash base is available FREE It is from a Mk 1 Elam car, but should fit any Nova. Poor condition, it is also poorly made. It might be...
    7 replies | 121 view(s)
  • Mikemrb's Avatar
    27-02-2021, 12:47 AM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    I wondered when someone would ask that ,its just a bar bolted to the steering arms to keep them straight until I fit the control arms ,it's still in...
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  • Mikemrb's Avatar
    27-02-2021, 12:31 AM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    The area under the window is already cut away as the fuel tank is in the front, as I did have a storage area over the gearbox where the original tank...
    161 replies | 16479 view(s)
  • Mikemrb's Avatar
    27-02-2021, 12:07 AM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    The tilt helps in some ways but it makes the rear bank quite tall when the inlet plenum is sitting on top not that you can see much out the rear...
    161 replies | 16479 view(s)
  • islandman's Avatar
    26-02-2021, 11:35 PM
    islandman replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    The perspective shots really help appreciate the work that has been done. What is the blue bar that goes across the rear wheels for?
    161 replies | 16479 view(s)
  • Dirk's Avatar
    26-02-2021, 11:21 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread I'm still alive in Talk Nova/Sterling
    Nice to see you still have the car. lets hope you get it back on the road soon. Dirk
    2 replies | 91 view(s)
  • Dirk's Avatar
    26-02-2021, 11:19 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    Looking very good some nice photos. Dirk
    161 replies | 16479 view(s)
  • BlueNova's Avatar
    26-02-2021, 10:51 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    Outside photos look great Mike! Thanks for sharing :thumbup: Thinking ahead, and whilst very easy to do retrospectively, a removable panel in the...
    161 replies | 16479 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    26-02-2021, 10:32 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    The tilt on the Busso engine designed to allow for a more sloping bonnet actually helps with bulkhead clearance :thumbup: Good work sir! Lauren
    161 replies | 16479 view(s)
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