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    Yesterday, 05:36 PM
    bobbybrown replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    Still time to get it sorted for Stones!! Time off work helps :)
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    25-04-2017, 10:40 PM
    bobbybrown replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Yes you can, I have a matt black here somewhere.
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    25-04-2017, 09:19 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Nova bumper? in General Chat
    Happens to the best of us!
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    25-04-2017, 09:18 PM
    I would wind your front shocks down to zero clicks, as soft as you can go. I run about 4 clicks on the back. Do you know what spring poundage you...
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    25-04-2017, 09:12 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I was thinking the same thing. Phil is still a regular with his Haldane of course, but that Avante of his was a beautiful example. Will this car...
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    24-04-2017, 07:56 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Nova bumper? in General Chat
    Actually, you're right - on closer inspection, the panel looks more like an Elam Mk1; Bedford coach lights, full width number plate recess, ridge...
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    24-04-2017, 07:49 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    How much movement? Remember that there should always be a bit of play in the front wheel bearings, if there was no play at all the bearing would...
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    24-04-2017, 11:38 AM
    Thanks Paul I thought it was but wasn't sure
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    24-04-2017, 08:04 AM
    bobbybrown replied to a thread Nova VIN plates in General Chat
    No problem Jim, will PM you now as they are ready to send out.
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    24-04-2017, 07:50 AM
    Hi all, Can anyone confirm what the valve clearances should be? Power was down again yesterday on the first drive for a year so I would like to...
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    24-04-2017, 07:40 AM
    bobbybrown replied to a thread Nova VIN plates in General Chat
    Thanks David, I've sent you a PM regarding addresses.
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    23-04-2017, 07:42 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Nova bumper? in General Chat
    Certainly looks like a Series 2 Nova bumper to me.
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    23-04-2017, 07:40 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Sterling Labelle in General Chat
    Hi Legarra - I have the same picture in my Peterson Big Book of Kit Cars, published in 1980. I can't add much more information, other than what is...
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    23-04-2017, 07:15 PM
    Peter started a thread Nova bumper? in General Chat
    Here is a funny on, one of our SS restorers has come across what appears to be a Nova rear bumper complete with number plate, any takes?
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    23-04-2017, 07:12 PM
    Peter replied to a thread Wheel alignment in Wheels, Suspension
    Hi Tech stuff and Marbella Buggys, we use an adjustable 'twist and lock BROOM HANDLE between front and rear of the wheels, just a smite of toe in but...
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    23-04-2017, 06:02 PM
    Ahh that'll do it! You'll get used to it in no time, I had the same scary drive today, first time in a year I've been in the Nova, few minutes and it...
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    23-04-2017, 05:19 PM
    bobbybrown replied to a thread Nova VIN plates in General Chat
    Update to this, today I have test stamped one of the vin plates and the 5mm stamps I ordered are too large. 3mm stamps are needed. Due to this,...
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    23-04-2017, 04:34 PM
    How was the drive except the steering?
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    22-04-2017, 10:11 PM
    bobbybrown replied to a thread Stoneleigh 2017 in Events
    Hi Wayne, For clarification, they are two seperate entities. the club fees for membership as Gary posted above covers the costs for running the...
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    22-04-2017, 08:18 PM
    I understood it was a transverse leaf spring which resists the tendency for the rear end to jack up under braking. To do this the spring works in the...
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    22-04-2017, 08:07 PM
    Toe-in at both ends. The Beetle was set up from the factory with toe-out at the back and toe-in at the front. Which resulted in many visits to the...
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  • Peter's Avatar
    20-04-2017, 10:31 PM
    Forward you luggage, it is cheaper than excess baggage and it's delivered to your home the day after you arrive.
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    20-04-2017, 06:11 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Stoneleigh 2017 in Events
    That was always going to be the problem with an in-line V6 under a Nova bodyshell - the styling places the driver too far back, and there isn't...
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    20-04-2017, 12:30 PM
    bobbybrown replied to a thread Nova VIN plates in General Chat
    Sure, all pending if my stamps are small enough. Let's hope :coat: Added you to the list, thanks Colin
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    20-04-2017, 12:02 PM
    bobbybrown replied to a thread Nova VIN plates in General Chat
    Yes that would seem right to me. I've added you to the list Martin, thanks.
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    20-04-2017, 10:19 AM
    bobbybrown replied to a thread Nova VIN plates in General Chat
    This is what I have so far in terms of orders that have come in, can you have a look and let me know if its incorrect or fill in the blanks for me...
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    20-04-2017, 07:20 AM
    bobbybrown replied to a thread Nova VIN plates in General Chat
    Noted, Thankyou. I'll be in touch when everything is ready.
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    19-04-2017, 09:59 PM
    bobbybrown replied to a thread Nova VIN plates in General Chat
    I can make something to suit Dirk yeah, I'll pm you about that when I've sorted the Nova ones
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    19-04-2017, 09:42 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Stoneleigh 2017 in Events
    Wow - now that has potential. I always wondered about an in-line V6 (my personal preference was the Alfa Busso V6), and the Audi FWD transaxle has...
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    19-04-2017, 09:34 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    That's interesting. Nova Nigel noted the same issue when he fitted his banded windscreen (ADD Nova). When I provided the obscuration banding...
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