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    27-03-2017, 10:12 PM
    You would think that an engine, enclosed from the element's and filled with oil would be in better condition? Sadly I think my own cars engine (which...
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    26-03-2017, 07:47 PM
    One of the previous owners had cut big holes in the front bulkhead. The big round hole was probably for a heater motor, whereas the big chunk missing...
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    19-03-2017, 10:09 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Phill Fenton PDF book in General Chat
    Thanks Alistair - I'm afraid I don't have any copies but you can buy one on line from the link in the pdf
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    19-03-2017, 07:54 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Phill Fenton PDF book in General Chat
    This came about because someone posted an unauthorised copy (which was a little bit naughty) into the downloads section of the site some time ago ....
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    19-03-2017, 07:24 PM
    Phill replied to a thread SSC now closed in Talk Nova/Sterling
    Robert Welsh CEO of the Spector Group has indeed bought the Sterling Sports car company from David Aliberti. A new website is currently under...
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    17-03-2017, 07:54 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    Fabulous - and I'm liking the front end treatment where you have correctly replicated the trident shape of the Gulf Livery
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    15-03-2017, 08:04 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    Snap.... (the screen not the dash) .
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    15-03-2017, 07:38 PM
    Well I finally did it. One of those jobs I've been dreading and putting off, but the time had finally come to take the plunge and.......remove the...
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    13-03-2017, 08:48 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Eagle soft top in Ebay Finds
    And yet - if it wasn't for the awful soft top - it would still be quite an attractive car. Surely someone could come up with a bolt on/removable hard...
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    13-03-2017, 08:42 PM
    The steering box in the Nova is rotated around slightly where it sits on the torsion bar tube to allow the steering column to sit at a flatter rake...
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    10-03-2017, 08:23 PM
    Well I tried closing the roof comparing the rate due to gravity alone, and with the motor running and there is no discernible difference in speed....
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    10-03-2017, 07:08 PM
    Phill replied to a thread pnumatic struts system in General Chat
    I don't think a pneumatic system would work very well due to the compressibility of gas - when you compress it it heats up - which means after a...
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    09-03-2017, 06:43 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Stoneleigh 2017 in General Chat
    Sad news David but your wife should come first. I hope she is making progress in her recovery. I won't make it either as my car won't be ready in...
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    08-03-2017, 09:43 PM
    Yes that seems to make sense. I will conduct an experiment at the weekend to see if the roof is slower to close when powered by the pump than when...
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    08-03-2017, 07:30 PM
    Thanks for the advice Lauren - I'm not sure what you mean by hooking up both up and down circuits? Surely if they're connected then the fluid would...
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    07-03-2017, 05:52 PM
    Yes it would be great to meet up - PM sent Dave Thanks for the advice Mick and Dave - I'll try it again with the pump running before I open the...
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    07-03-2017, 07:59 AM
    Yes I seem to recall my original Nova with the Smiths set up was slow to close too and it didn't have a restrictor valve that I was aware of.
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    06-03-2017, 07:03 PM
    Yes I was pretty elated when it all worked. I didn't know if the pump and rams would still be any good after so many years idle, but they are working...
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    05-03-2017, 04:42 PM
    Well after several months of inactivity, I finally got around to plumbing in the roof hydraulics. The old hoses were perished and leaking so I...
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    04-03-2017, 12:13 PM
    So you've disproved the theory of "3rd time lucky" then? :coat:
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    04-03-2017, 12:12 PM
    I'm pretty sure Lauren will have the definitive answer to this. Meanwhile yours sounds like an early Elam era car - David (Islandman) has a complete...
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    04-03-2017, 12:07 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    So frustrating and unsettling wondering when you will eventually get past this stage. I wonder what the screen they had was actually for?
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    01-03-2017, 08:58 AM
    Phill replied to a thread Project UFO in Talk Nova/Sterling
    Good to see you here Rob. I hope you will start a thread with your renovation project, I'm sure there'll be a lot of interest in seeing your work
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    27-02-2017, 10:41 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Project UFO in Talk Nova/Sterling
    Just got a message from Cecil Robertson (who owned CCC the company that produced the Sterling back in the 1970's) "The only demonstrators we ever...
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    26-02-2017, 06:08 PM
    I wondered what had happened to this car. Seems a shame the build has stalled and come to a halt. But the current bid is still very low so someone...
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    26-02-2017, 11:48 AM
    Phill started a thread Project UFO in Talk Nova/Sterling
    I just got told about an American TV series from the late 70's early 80's that featured a Nova. It was called project UFO but I don't recall ever...
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