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    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...
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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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    31-12-2020, 10:47 AM
    Oldest active post for sure! Hoping things get better for all in 2021!
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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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    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...
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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...
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    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,...
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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.
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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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    22-12-2020, 09:59 PM
    Not at all - it certainly highlights the problems with handling Hydrogen. I remember using Helium as a leak tracer in pressurised high power...
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    22-12-2020, 05:33 AM
    Thanks David glad it’s arrived with you safely!
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    20-12-2020, 06:56 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    Yes, I made that mistake once. I couldn't believe it when I found out that the Alfasud was front steer, but the clown car steering made it all too...
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