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    21-01-2021, 06:23 PM
    bobbybrown replied to a thread Top RV v( in RV
    Itís in a forum thatís only accessible by logged in users/registered users at first glance Peter. I also canít see it
    5 replies | 84 view(s)
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    20-01-2021, 09:22 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Castle Donnington in Photos
    We used to have a couple of South African Eagle owners on this forum a while back. Like the Sterling in the US and the Eureka in Australia, the Eagle...
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  • Spacenut's Avatar
    18-01-2021, 07:06 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Castle Donnington in Photos
    That's interesting. I remember Richard Oakes telling me that they had a problem with red gel coat discolouration (to a mucky brown colour), but I...
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  • Spacenut's Avatar
    17-01-2021, 06:19 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Castle Donnington in Photos
    Hi Mike - another great photo, thanks for posting. Wonderful to see so many ADD Mk1 cars together, and as you say, no shortage of green examples! ...
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  • Spacenut's Avatar
    11-01-2021, 08:50 PM
    Thanks Mike - some useful tips for when I get my AVO front double-adjustables installed! (I have just about got the old SPAX units doing what they...
    1 replies | 196 view(s)
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    11-01-2021, 06:53 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    Indeed :( Stay safe Peter.
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    31-12-2020, 07:06 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    That is interesting - so ADD cars had markings on some of the separate panels as well as the main body tub. Another mystery solved! Lauren
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  • bobbybrown's Avatar
    31-12-2020, 10:47 AM
    Oldest active post for sure! Hoping things get better for all in 2021!
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  • Spacenut's Avatar
    30-12-2020, 10:32 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    Hi Barry - there was no factory spoiler or rear wing designed for the Nova, although previous club members have sold "Whale Tail" spoilers in the...
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    30-12-2020, 10:22 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    Hi Phill - I guess that is a possibility for the Mk2 - the nose of the car is braced by the front undertray, so the angle that the nose adopts will...
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  • Spacenut's Avatar
    30-12-2020, 10:09 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    Hi Barry - ADD is Automotive Design and Development, which was the name of the company founded by Richard Oakes (the designer of the Nova) and Phil...
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  • Spacenut's Avatar
    30-12-2020, 07:03 PM
    Possible I guess, with heavily loaded FWD. It all comes down to proximity and radiated heat. I genuinely can't see the need, unless you have a lot of...
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    30-12-2020, 06:56 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    Depressing isn't it? The clearance problem can only arise from two issues, both easily fixed - the first is not using the factory spacers between the...
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    29-12-2020, 10:11 PM
    Hi Alistair - dust shields are not mandatory for the MoT. My dust shields were very badly corroded (MkIV Cortina), so I toyed with the idea of using...
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    29-12-2020, 10:01 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    Hi Barry - I don't think it is a date code. The seats come from a ADD Nova, manufactured between 1972 and 1975. The green gel coat is consistent with...
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  • Alzax3's Avatar
    29-12-2020, 08:05 AM
    I've never had any on mine.... hasn't been a problem with any MOT it;s been through since 2006.
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  • Spacenut's Avatar
    28-12-2020, 09:16 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    That's a shame - looking at the underbonnet picture it looks like a chunk of bodywork has been cut out to access the steering box adjuster, I suspect...
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    28-12-2020, 09:48 AM
    Spacenut replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    Hi Barry - if the number is on the rear undertray it may be a date code, 1996 would have been about right for a Nova Developments Mk4 moulding. If...
    50 replies | 2347 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    27-12-2020, 09:52 PM
    As my wiper sweeps across the screen curvature the arms run really close to the screen surface. Plus, I don't care :bleh: The entire Nova...
    30 replies | 1596 view(s)
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    27-12-2020, 09:40 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    ...No sunroof either, as the ADD cars all came with manual canopy actuators from the factory (Austin Maxi tailgate gas rams, if your hydraulic...
    50 replies | 2347 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    27-12-2020, 09:37 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    Aha - Mk4 rear undertray as well. ADD did not offer the Nova in yellow gel coat (only 3 colours were available to keep costs down, lime green,...
    50 replies | 2347 view(s)
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    27-12-2020, 07:04 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    Looks like the shell was lime green gel coat originally. Your LED headlights look very cool, I hope that they are E-marked.
    50 replies | 2347 view(s)
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    27-12-2020, 10:45 AM
    Hi guys - having experienced the dousing from front wing mounted windscreen washers, and also how ineffective they are in this position, particularly...
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    27-12-2020, 10:22 AM
    Spacenut replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    Sounds like a nice short to-do list :thumbup: Do you have a hydraulic pump already or do you need to source one? My car originally had a...
    50 replies | 2347 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    24-12-2020, 06:08 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    Nice! ADD Mk1 seats :thumbup: ...And a Mk4 dashboard :thumbup: Your interior looks to be in good shape, with the chassis work done how far are...
    50 replies | 2347 view(s)
  • Spacenut's Avatar
    24-12-2020, 10:20 AM
    Spacenut replied to a thread restoring mk1 in Your Cars
    Hi Barry, welcome to the forum! Having the original seat shells for a Mk1 is actually very rare, given that most were changed for aftermarket...
    50 replies | 2347 view(s)
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