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    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Nova droop snoot in Bodywork
    Great result. Not only does it give you extra clearance at the front, the car looks so much better. And I suspect there's now no longer any need to...
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    Yesterday, 04:39 PM
    Having driven my car for some 3000 miles now I decided it was time to raise the suspension back up an inch or so. Reason being I was concerned that...
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    15-09-2021, 07:14 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Nova on Marketplace in For Sale
    Well done, looking forward to hearing more about your new car
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    15-09-2021, 01:01 PM
    My Nova has now been valued at more than 30K. At least according to the driver of the van that turned up at my unit today offering to swap me his...
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    13-09-2021, 03:54 PM
    Nice work, and very neat welding. Will the flopper stoppers fit between the bottom of the wheel well and the undertray or underneath the undertray...
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    08-09-2021, 08:16 PM
    I'm considering replacing my rear tyres which are 205/70 x 14 with higher profile tyres i.e 205/80 x 14. This will result in a 2" increase in...
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    07-09-2021, 09:38 AM
    Phill replied to a thread Pog's sterling.... in Your Cars
    My only thoughts are perhaps there is a kink in the hose restricting the flow and causing the pulsing action?
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    04-09-2021, 01:44 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Nova droop snoot in Bodywork
    I've been checking my cars clearance at the front undertray. Co-incidently it currently sits at 130mm at it's lowest point. This is with 205/70 x 14...
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    04-09-2021, 01:36 PM
    Phill replied to a thread ! Hello from Yorkshire ! in Welcome
    Welcome Stewee, I hope you find a suitable car. Meanwhile why not tell us some more about the car you used to own - and perhaps share some pictures?
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    04-09-2021, 01:35 PM
    Well done :thumbup:
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    04-09-2021, 01:31 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Hi from the Chilterns in Welcome
    Most cars are either standard Beetle drums or discs at the front. Conversion kits are readily available to convert drum braked cars to disc at the...
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    03-09-2021, 08:01 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Hi from the Chilterns in Welcome
    Hi Dave - welcome to the site. You've come to the right place as there is a vast pool of knowledge amongst the members here. I do hope you get...
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    03-09-2021, 07:51 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Nova droop snoot in Bodywork
    From what I can recall you have 205/60 tyres on the front? You could gain an extra 20mm of clearance simply by reverting to 205/70 profiles which was...
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    01-09-2021, 08:02 PM
    My other thought (apart from adding a 5th wheel) was to use an old scissors jack inserted between the frame head and the rear wall of the front...
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    01-09-2021, 02:14 PM
    After meeting up with Alistair at the weekend he pointed out to me something I had overlooked which was that the VW fuel tank has a small vent pipe...
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    31-08-2021, 08:50 PM
    I've got the perfect solution for you Alistair. Why not add a fifth wheel in the centre of the nosecone to raise it slightly. This will have the...
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    28-08-2021, 09:36 PM
    Yes I fell that's a major milestone getting the body back on the car. I really enjoyed my drive up to see you today and back again. It was glorious...
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    25-08-2021, 11:50 AM
    Phill replied to a thread Flasher stopped working in Electrical
    Thanks for all the replies. The 2nd replacement relay arrived today and I'm pleased to say the indicators are working properly again. Just goes to...
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    22-08-2021, 03:13 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Lancia Track Day Goodwood in Events
    Your car is looking great as always. Can I ask what size are the wheels and tyres?
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    20-08-2021, 06:13 PM
    Driving the Nova yesterday I noticed the flashers were operating much slower than usual in both directions. I did a quick check and established that...
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    19-08-2021, 10:19 PM
    Good question Alistair. I remember having this discussion when I built my car. I ended up buying a vent valve to vent the tank out onto the top...
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    17-08-2021, 11:44 AM
    To prevent a recurrence of this problem, I suggest next time you have the engine out of the car, apply a liberal coating of high temperature grease...
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