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    Yesterday, 06:33 PM
    Thanks Peter; I actually have a printout of that pic from before when trying to decide if to go the hydraulic clutch route... I should have noticed...
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    Yesterday, 06:11 PM
    that sounds promising! Good luck, fingers crossed for you here too! `¬) Does this also mean you have most of what you need to upgrade your engine...
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    Yesterday, 05:41 PM
    Thanks Phil, I had wondered if there was any difference between 2 and 10, and opted for the one that seemed easiest! `¬)
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    Yesterday, 05:38 PM
    I was reading an old VW mag today, and came across this pic. It shows a crack with the description of 'no compression' (for the left hand image)....
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    Yesterday, 04:39 PM
    We have now fitted the axle boots; very hard to get them to seal at the ends with the jubilee clips as they seem to need to be 'stretched' around the...
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    11-08-2017, 06:43 PM
    Having now been under the car, as well as lifting the body off again and having a good listen and feel, the axle outer tube is definitely not moving...
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    11-08-2017, 12:09 PM
    MartinB replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Really loving your 70's look; Straker and Foster would be fighting over it! `¬)
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    10-08-2017, 09:34 AM
    MartinB replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    that certainly works! `¬) P.S. unable to send PM as your stored message quota has been exceeded... was hoping to get some of your expertise on my...
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    10-08-2017, 09:24 AM
    Hi Dirk; going over today to have a closer look - will get underneath. One thing though; the outer isn't bolted to the wheel? the outer end of the...
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    10-08-2017, 09:05 AM
    MartinB replied to a thread Body shell in Ebay Finds
    Is it a mk1? I thought the bumper was from a mkII? I guess the rest could be MkI, as I only know that has the locating bits where the roof fits into...
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    09-08-2017, 01:25 PM
    I have also wondered if the 'click' is the sound of the clearance between the inner end of the shaft (the spade) and the side gear and / or the...
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    09-08-2017, 12:45 PM
    Hi Dirk, do you mean the gasket shims under the inner axle tube retainer plate? This is what I thought originally and why we re-did them the second...
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    08-08-2017, 05:06 PM
    This may or may not be an issue, but it is something I did not expect. I'm hoping that the VW experts here can confirm what is actually right or...
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    08-08-2017, 04:21 PM
    that looks interesting, is there a link to the sterling site discussing it at all?
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    05-08-2017, 10:01 PM
    As standard there aren't gaskets but I believe there are copper ones available, unsure where they may come from though. edit to add: bluenovas...
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    05-08-2017, 03:53 PM
    is that with the valve gear disconnected; i.e. have you confirmed that the valves are sealing as per Gmacz suggestion?...
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    04-08-2017, 02:25 PM
    MartinB replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    Think it started with wanting to show a turn of speed on the track, post #90+ something? :oops2::coat: ...perhaps the thread is turning into...
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    03-08-2017, 03:27 PM
    MartinB replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    :thumbup:
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    03-08-2017, 02:43 PM
    MartinB replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    I hope you liked the second link with the Subaru engine fitted in to the beetle! `¬)
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    03-08-2017, 02:11 PM
    MartinB replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    I had to look that one up too... (maybe I'm just getting old! `¬) Hopefully Nova Owners are a bit more sensible than this? ...
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    01-08-2017, 02:55 PM
    MartinB replied to a thread Eagle on ebay in Ebay Finds
    very, very nice wheels... But why does the first pic look like its a photo in a glass fronted photo frame? `¬) looks like a nice project, even...
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    01-08-2017, 02:50 PM
    I've had issues with a worn starter bush which results in very slow turning over on the starter (and a sod to get the bush out) - but if the engine...
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    01-08-2017, 02:15 PM
    one of the local cars... maybe some inspiration for a 'rat' Nova? I've added details of the event as posted in the car window; the car is not...
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    21-07-2017, 03:07 PM
    MartinB replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    £4000 is a good budget to get something reasonable; it all depends on how much work it would need if something suitable came up, and how much you...
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    21-07-2017, 02:41 PM
    MartinB replied to a thread Nova on Ebay in For Sale
    I'll keep that in mind, although I have other plans at the moment! `¬)
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    20-07-2017, 04:22 PM
    MartinB replied to a thread Nova on Ebay in For Sale
    With the extra pictures, (and I like the headlights), I would think that the £1900 was a good price for it. Even the other ebay Nova, if it had...
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