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    Yesterday, 10:21 PM
    You're right Steve - I'm an air cooled fan (cough).. Seriously though - I do prefer the air cooled engines and the fact there's no extra plumbing...
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    Yesterday, 08:23 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    So yesterday I tightened up the jubilee clips on the inlet manifold couplings and sprayed again with ether and it seemed to have cured the leak....
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    Yesterday, 08:06 PM
    Ah yes - the Peugeot Proxima..I'd forgotten about that..:coat:
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    Yesterday, 08:56 AM
    The type 4 1700 engine is supposed to put out 70 bhp. Is that because of the fuel injection? Would a modified (enlarged) Beetle engine using twin...
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    24-06-2019, 03:30 PM
    I quite fancy this - but it's missing some tinware, cooling fan and fuel injection:- ...
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    24-06-2019, 12:37 PM
    Phill replied to a thread nova in Doncaster in For Sale
    Nice Alloys - 1600cc Engine - Intact screen - £2500 is an absolute bargain - I might buy it to do it up and sell it on... just don't tell...
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    23-06-2019, 12:53 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    Been driving the car quite a bit over the last few days and there's definately a big improvement but still some stumbling (hesitancy) now and then....
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    20-06-2019, 07:59 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    latest update - I bought a new SVDA distributor and fitted it to the engine using the current 30 Pict-1 carb. This has led to a mild improvement (I...
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    20-06-2019, 07:38 PM
    Phill replied to a thread My car "The Nova ICE" in Your Cars
    It's looking good - and pleased to hear the MOT went through without any advisories
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    19-06-2019, 09:46 AM
    Phill replied to a thread Deers Hut Classic Car Show in Events
    Some fabulous cars there. The Opel GT was one of my favourites (the new Mazda MX5 hardtop convertible puts me in mind of it), the VW Porsche is the...
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    17-06-2019, 07:57 PM
    It's great to see your car back on the road, and you must be really pleased to be driving it again? Pity the weather wasn't any better, but as you...
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    16-06-2019, 08:08 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Bargain Nova Project in Your Cars
    Can't wait to see the pictures, and hope you remembered to put film in the camera? Apart from that - how's the golfcart coming along?
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    16-06-2019, 07:54 PM
    Great thread Peter and one I hadn't seen before. Thanks for resurrecting it. I wish I had seen this previously. :thumbup:
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    16-06-2019, 07:51 PM
    It's all coming along Nicely Alistair. The transaxle is looking great - amazing what a lick of paint does. You'll soon have a completed rolling...
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    16-06-2019, 07:48 PM
    From what I can recall - you were having problems with the wiring on your car? I would urge you to do a complete re-wire. It's not as difficult as it...
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    13-06-2019, 07:28 PM
    Those wheels and tyres look gorgeouse...can't wait to see what they look like on my car :wink:
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    13-06-2019, 01:59 PM
    I doubt it would take too much work to get it on the road. Big plusses are the 1600 TP engine, intact screen, and interesting wheels. Downside is the...
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    13-06-2019, 01:50 PM
    That's looking great Brett. I wasn't sure about the bonnet at first (I like the concave nature of the original especially with the nostrils) but now...
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    12-06-2019, 11:39 AM
    Seems like a good idea. Which reminds me, I keep meaning to buy a Fire Extinguisher to keep inside the car at all times. UK re-seller here:-...
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    10-06-2019, 08:33 PM
    The tilt mechanism on a sunroof is an ideal means of venting the cabin to create the airflow needed across the screen to stop misting. Unfortuantely...
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    09-06-2019, 08:20 PM
    I used to like seeing these slot mags with red slots - but that would clash with your paintwork. Not so keen on the black so it's a bare from me....
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    09-06-2019, 09:36 AM
    Phill replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Great news - well done Lauren. Time to post up a few new pictures of the completed car.
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    05-06-2019, 08:34 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    So it turns out the Cheap ebay Carb I bought is in fact a 34 pict-3 model which is supposedly the ideal combination to go with the SDVA distributor....
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    05-06-2019, 02:07 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    This was the advice I received - "Really with a 30 Pict-1 you want a short cap, short base single vacuum only distributor as originally fitted to VWs...
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    05-06-2019, 11:15 AM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    Thanks Bret and Dirk My reply from Machine 7 also indicates that they don't think the 30 pict Carb is really suitable.
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    05-06-2019, 10:09 AM
    An opening (or removable) rear window is a great idea for improving ventilation. I have to take my sunroof out when driving in damp conditions to...
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    04-06-2019, 06:52 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    Yes that makes sense Lauren - the engine itself is most likely responsible for the amount of vacuum pulled not the Carb? Reading the description...
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    03-06-2019, 09:45 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    Thanks Lauren - My thoughts now are to still go for the SVDA distributor as (I think) this is essentaily an 009 but with the adddition of vacuum...
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    03-06-2019, 12:56 PM
    My thoughts are to have sliding windows like they had in the original Mini when it first came out. The aperture and sliding section would need to...
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    03-06-2019, 08:20 AM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    Thanks Brett - some interesting facts there. And I notice it states that the SVDA distributor is not suited to the 30 series carbs (which is the type...
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