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  • Dirk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    I don't know what it is for, but defiantly wants blocking if its not being used, a small bit of rubber tube a bolt in one end and a couple of jubilee...
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  • Phill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    My inlet manifold (just below the carb) has an open port which is presumably allowing air into the manifold which may explain the fast running? ...
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  • Phill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:13 PM
    Thanks for the advice. Checked the plugs and they were black with soot (apart from no 1 cylinder which wasn't too bad). Cleaned up the plugs and the...
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  • Gaisa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:32 PM
    Hmm... on top of what Alistair mentioned, the following are what I can think of, since its been years since I played with carburated Beetle engines:...
    428 replies | 34272 view(s)
  • islandman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:57 AM
    islandman replied to a thread Giles's Nova in Your Cars
    Ditto..... Come on Giles put us out of our misery!
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  • BlueNova's Avatar
    19-11-2017, 11:22 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Giles's Nova in Your Cars
    Have to agree with Mark here! I've heard of Giles on this Forum but never looked at his thread. Mark's post prompted me to have a look at it and...
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  • BlueNova's Avatar
    19-11-2017, 11:17 PM
    Hi Phill, backfires suggest overly rich mixture, so it's worth looking at your plugs for sooty deposits. High idle speed would normally be vacuum...
    428 replies | 34272 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    19-11-2017, 03:50 PM
    Having a bit of an issue with the engine today. It's started to sound a bit rough. I suspect it's now only running on three cylinders and has started...
    428 replies | 34272 view(s)
  • Buffy's Avatar
    19-11-2017, 07:27 AM
    Buffy replied to a thread Giles's Nova in Your Cars
    I am bringing this post back for an update from the owner please. This post was one of my main sources of inspiration when i was building my other...
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  • Red_Vodka's Avatar
    18-11-2017, 03:53 PM
    Red_Vodka replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    http://www.sm-engineering.co.uk/ Aluminium, foam filled. £300. Fantastic quality, guaranteed for 10 years.
    118 replies | 4716 view(s)
  • steve's Avatar
    18-11-2017, 02:30 PM
    steve replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    Where did you get the tank made? Are you happy with the quality?
    118 replies | 4716 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    18-11-2017, 01:47 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    Aha! So it probably is Mark Barnett's old car. The last we heard of it a few years back was that the rear (child) seat had been filled with bass...
    118 replies | 4716 view(s)
  • Red_Vodka's Avatar
    17-11-2017, 10:46 PM
    Red_Vodka replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    That I did notice.
    118 replies | 4716 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    17-11-2017, 09:50 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    It's interesting that we were speculating previously about it being Mark Barnett's old car, because when he converted to a "2+1" seating arrangement...
    118 replies | 4716 view(s)
  • Red_Vodka's Avatar
    16-11-2017, 11:04 PM
    Red_Vodka replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    There are brackets that attach to the tank at the corners connecting to a support bar behind the engine. It appears to be a tank out of an old...
    118 replies | 4716 view(s)
  • steve's Avatar
    16-11-2017, 10:25 PM
    steve replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    Nice update - thanks. You obviously don't have the standard VW Beetle fuel tank. Is it a custom built tank or from another vehicle? I would be...
    118 replies | 4716 view(s)
  • Red_Vodka's Avatar
    16-11-2017, 11:37 AM
    Red_Vodka replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    That's more like it! Replacements for other "issues" standing by.
    118 replies | 4716 view(s)
  • Red_Vodka's Avatar
    16-11-2017, 11:30 AM
    Red_Vodka replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    Rather nasty 90 degree bend to fuel tank now fixed with proper piping and braided hoses. Fuel pooling no longer occurs. Old tank out, looking...
    118 replies | 4716 view(s)
  • Buffy's Avatar
    15-11-2017, 07:08 PM
    Buffy replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    Tobias How have you updated the brakes, what have you changed to? Any mods to the suspension? What you don’t want is a bullet that does not turn...
    118 replies | 4716 view(s)
  • Red_Vodka's Avatar
    15-11-2017, 05:21 PM
    Red_Vodka replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    Not me sadly.... I have uprated the brakes, gearbox and replaced the steering column. I just know there is a lot more to turboing an engine than...
    118 replies | 4716 view(s)
  • MartinB's Avatar
    15-11-2017, 05:20 PM
    The fuel pump is https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/fuel-injection-pump-3-bar although I managed to get five or six of the original pumps 2nd...
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  • steve's Avatar
    14-11-2017, 08:43 PM
    Hi Martin, Interesting stuff there - thanks. I will definitely be getting the engine running on the chassis - i.e. before the body goes on, as you...
    76 replies | 4176 view(s)
  • BlueNova's Avatar
    14-11-2017, 07:51 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    Hi Tobias, been thinking about your request for help with turboing a type 1 and it prompted me to have another look through your thread. I remember...
    118 replies | 4716 view(s)
  • MartinB's Avatar
    14-11-2017, 07:02 PM
    MartinB replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    I just googled 'how to turbo vw beetle engine' and there is lots of info, inc thesamba.com forums as well as info on some companies who do the turbo...
    118 replies | 4716 view(s)
  • bushboy's Avatar
    14-11-2017, 02:12 PM
    You can always use a Subaru conversion from our Friends down under at Subagears. Just need bits of a donor Subaru.. ...
    3 replies | 109 view(s)
  • Red_Vodka's Avatar
    13-11-2017, 11:52 PM
    Red_Vodka replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    Any lovely folk here have any experience with turboing the vw engine. I have a turbo but little experience in this field. Help would be greatly...
    118 replies | 4716 view(s)
  • jim73vw's Avatar
    12-11-2017, 10:31 PM
    I ran the EMPI rear kit on the last Nova and it performed very well. I did have front/bias adjustment so got the balance set nicely. Handbrake worked...
    3 replies | 109 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    12-11-2017, 10:19 PM
    Hi Steve - single-pot floating caliper is pretty much the norm for all rear disc brake set-ups these days. Because most of the braking effort goes to...
    3 replies | 109 view(s)
  • MartinB's Avatar
    12-11-2017, 07:41 PM
    MartinB replied to a thread Bargain in Ebay Finds
    I was just about to say, and there it was gone... :ermm:
    13 replies | 481 view(s)
  • Buffy's Avatar
    12-11-2017, 07:35 PM
    Buffy replied to a thread Bargain in Ebay Finds
    Ended early, I wonder why ?
    13 replies | 481 view(s)
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