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    19-09-2017, 01:24 PM
    Still haven't heard back from the DVLA but last night was looking into sending my V5C document back to get it updated as it still shows the colour as...
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    18-09-2017, 08:02 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Mot in MOT/SVA/Registration
    This is going to be a grey area for some vehicles as the date of registration is not necessarily the date of manufacture. My cars V5C has a date of...
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    16-09-2017, 08:06 PM
    Don't put the Kettle on just yet - it'll cost you a fortune in electricity :blushing:
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    16-09-2017, 07:23 PM
    An historic moment has finally arrived. I drove my car for the first time today.:bananasplit: OK it was only a few inches forward and back inside...
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    13-09-2017, 08:01 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Paddy's Nova Mk2 in Your Cars
    It's really good to see you have your car on the road now. And after so many years it must feel extra special for you. Well done for your...
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    10-09-2017, 10:18 PM
    The engine is running fine but I'm still a bit concerned about where these parts came from? Hopefully they're not parts that have broken off...
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    10-09-2017, 02:40 PM
    Nice to see you making progress Have fun removing the old pans. I did mine with a cold chisel and a heavy hammer - took me two days to do both...
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    09-09-2017, 06:40 PM
    Further examination of these parts reveals that they are in fact made of a rubbery/plastic material - still none the wiser as to where they have come...
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    09-09-2017, 02:48 PM
    These are quite thick Mick. Here's a better photo showing some parts end on
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    09-09-2017, 01:52 PM
    I decided to change the oil on the engine today, just as well I did as there was a lot of sludge in the oil - but more worrying was some small...
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    09-09-2017, 09:35 AM
    I'm interested to see the bodyshell you are using for this. Is it a MK1 or MK2? I assume you're not going to use the shell from your existing car...
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    07-09-2017, 07:30 PM
    Can I suggest maybe you do an oil change on the engine..... just in case it's not been changed for a while...:coat:
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    07-09-2017, 11:37 AM
    Phill replied to a thread Paddy's Nova Mk2 in Your Cars
    Good explanation Lauren. Thanks for clarifying :thumbup:
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    06-09-2017, 07:24 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Paddy's Nova Mk2 in Your Cars
    Ah yes - I see now - a spring plate with an adjustable angle will allow a change in ride height without adjusting the camber. Something like this:-
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    06-09-2017, 05:08 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Paddy's Nova Mk2 in Your Cars
    Doesn't matter if you change the ride height by adjustable spring plates or rotating the torsion bars - the camber is directly related to the ride...
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    06-09-2017, 04:00 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Paddy's Nova Mk2 in Your Cars
    You adjust the height by removing the spring plate from the splined end then refit it a notch or two around. The inner end of the torsion bars have a...
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    05-09-2017, 07:53 AM
    Another possibility is flat spots on the tyres. If it's sat unused for any length of time with flat or under inflated tyres this will cause flat...
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    02-09-2017, 06:56 PM
    Phill started a thread Beetle engine exhaust in Engine
    I'm looking out for an exhaust system for my car and was considering and empi like these:- ...
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    02-09-2017, 06:11 PM
    Looks excellent. What GPS app are you using? There's one called digihud which is free to download and has many features including a head up display...
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    02-09-2017, 02:53 PM
    Well I finally made a breakthrough and got the engine running today. :bananasplit::bananasplit: Despite the noise (there is no exhaust fitted) it...
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    31-08-2017, 08:01 PM
    I have now re-fitted the engine to the car. A compression test reveals healthy readings of between 120 - 140 psi on each cylinder so I'm very happy...
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    23-08-2017, 06:02 PM
    While the engine was out of the car I decided to attend to a few details that I had been putting off. I removed the old exhaust studs - three came...
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