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  • BlueNova's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • Phill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • Buffy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 4679 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 | 4679 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 | 4679 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 | 4679 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 | 4679 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 | 4679 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 | 4679 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 | 4679 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 | 4679 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 | 4679 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 | 4679 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...
    76 replies | 4160 view(s)
  • 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 | 4160 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 | 4679 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 | 4679 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.. ...
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  • 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 | 4679 view(s)
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