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    24-04-2017, 12:21 PM
    They say that you can run a 4 thou gap, or even smaller, if you keep an eye on then regularly & often. The VW figure assumes that they will be...
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    24-04-2017, 10:46 AM
    6 thou (0.006") is the official VW figure.
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    23-04-2017, 08:34 PM
    here you go... You can see here how much space there is round the seat. there is plenty of scope to move it about a bit to get the perfect...
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    23-04-2017, 07:09 AM
    I found those pics, but will wait until I'm home to post them as they are big. However, to give an idea of placement, the bottom, back edge is...
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    22-04-2017, 09:32 PM
    Hi Steve, I'm sure I've posted some pix in a thread on here of the seats installed in my Nova....Can find it, though!! I'll grab some more...
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    22-04-2017, 05:59 PM
    I know I'm coming to this thread 7+ years late(!!).... However I'm running a pair of GRP race seats in my Nova (with a MK2 roof) with no problems....
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    22-04-2017, 07:56 AM
    IIRC...A camber compensator is designed to stop/reduce camber with the bottom of the rear wheels tuck in, due to the forces involved , especially...
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    21-04-2017, 06:51 PM
    wizrod replied to a thread Stoneleigh 2017 in Events
    I've just been out and measured, and that 600mm would fit a Bug engine and (flipped-diff) gearbox with some wiggle room to spare....For those who...
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    20-04-2017, 07:48 AM
    wizrod replied to a thread Stoneleigh 2017 in Events
    Ed, Where does that put the bulkhead in relation to the centerline of the rear axel, in terms of the horizontal distance...?
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    19-04-2017, 03:46 PM
    wizrod replied to a thread Micks Red Nova in Your Cars
    Hi, Yup... the of my Nova front pivots forward on a steel framework that attaches to the front beam. It tilts somewhat like an E-Type Jag (ie body...
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    19-04-2017, 01:28 PM
    wizrod replied to a thread Stoneleigh 2017 in Events
    I will be there, to say Hi and to renew my membership, but not in the Nova :( While I should be able to get the car just up to snuff to pass its...
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    19-04-2017, 11:07 AM
    wizrod replied to a thread Nova VIN plates in General Chat
    These look great! Can I put my name down for 3 un-stamped ones, please? (Option 3) cheers P.
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    16-04-2017, 06:19 PM
    Annoyingly, I have 2...somewhere...An old one from Halfords and a 'snail' style....both hiding somewhere... On the bright side, however, I've made...
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    15-04-2017, 08:57 PM
    It lives!! Of course, now I can't find my carb balancer....But at least it runs. P.
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    15-04-2017, 09:38 AM
    I've just run a few more tests... I took all the plugs out to test turning he motor over with no compression - all good. I did a compression...
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    15-04-2017, 07:53 AM
    So, yesterday's plan of getting the engine running didn't pan out. I'd stripped, cleaned, rejected, rebuilt and reinstalled the carbs (34ICTs)...
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    11-04-2017, 04:26 PM
    Certainly hope so! P
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    10-04-2017, 04:28 PM
    Thanks for your input Lauren. Yup.. your reasoning is the main reason why I've never actually done this mod in the past - I've pondered it a number...
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    08-04-2017, 05:58 PM
    wizrod replied to a thread Mot in MOT/SVA/Registration
    +1 from me for a VIN plate. Hopefully there's enough interest to justify a new production run 😀 P.
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    08-04-2017, 05:45 PM
    Thanks for the steering wheel suggestions...tempting but a little modern, for my taste, perhaps. Well see... Tastes change.... Anyway, with the...
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    07-04-2017, 04:13 PM
    wizrod replied to a thread Mot in MOT/SVA/Registration
    the official test states: Method of inspection: Check that the vehicle is permanently displaying a legible Vehicle Identification Number. This...
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    04-04-2017, 11:06 AM
    Hi all, Its been a while, but I'm back working on the Nova again. Assorted domestic DIY projects & planning my my wedding in the summer have...
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