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    Today, 08:46 AM
    Phill replied to a thread My new(ish) NOVA in Your Cars
    Looking good, but I think I would prefer to see the bonnet done in orange. I agree with Alistair - The Nova looks so much better with the Nostrils...
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    Yesterday, 11:51 AM
    Phill replied to a thread Hybrid(ish) Nova? in Talk Nova/Sterling
    Probably best not to bother trying it then..:coat:
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    18-09-2019, 07:45 PM
    Watching this video just brings it home to me how much freedom we have lost as a result of ever increasing legislation. Long gone are the days when a...
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    18-09-2019, 07:37 PM
    Just an idea I have been mulling over for some time now, and a question for the experts. How feasible is it to run the generator on a Beetle...
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    17-09-2019, 08:11 PM
    This has been disccused before and no one has come forward with a set of files. I'm intrigued at what equipment you have available to do a full body...
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    17-09-2019, 11:51 AM
    Phill replied to a thread Rebuild or dump? in Engine
    Providing the engine is otherwise sound with very little end play in the crankshaft, I would probably go for new 1600 tp heads and replace the...
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    13-09-2019, 11:01 AM
    Didn't they have to cut the roof off the 2000GT to let Sean Connery fit in when they filmed you only live twice....or did I just make that up?
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    12-09-2019, 07:54 AM
    Phill replied to a thread 2 Nova's in Ebay Finds
    I asked the same question and got a reply saying he was selling it on behalf of his father and giving me a number to ring for more info.
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    10-09-2019, 07:39 PM
    Phill replied to a thread 2 Nova's in Ebay Finds
    Anybody notice the pile of bricks holding up one of the cars :scared:
    22 replies | 776 view(s)
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    07-09-2019, 07:23 PM
    Back in the 80's there was a series of articles in one of the Kit car magazines called "Pipes dream". Mike Pipe (I think was his name) built a VW...
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    05-09-2019, 08:01 PM
    It says driven 1,234 km and automatic gearbox, yet no sign of a floorpan or transaxle. I can't decide if this is a car that has been built and...
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    03-09-2019, 02:55 PM
    cough....vinyl wrap..cough...
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    03-09-2019, 11:56 AM
    It's not mine either - I pinched the idea after seeing a video...
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    02-09-2019, 07:28 PM
    Today I fitted a 2w conventional bulb red generator warning light in place of the LED as suggested by Mick. I'm pleased to say this has cured the...
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    02-09-2019, 09:03 AM
    Saw a photo of a Sterling which had black windscreen pillars creating the illusion of a wrap around windscreen. Tried the same on my car using black...
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    30-08-2019, 04:23 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    My car has standard Beetle discs and calipers, and though they were very poor at first, once I had adjusted them properly and driven it a few miles...
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    30-08-2019, 04:10 PM
    I have been emailed details of a car spotted sitting in a Garden in Tamworth Apparently this is in a garden in 13 Hedging Ln, Wilnecote, Tamworth...
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    29-08-2019, 08:01 PM
    Thanks Mick - Yes my warning light is an LED - I have just ordered a 2W conventional warning light instead to replace it. Hopefully this will resolve...
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    29-08-2019, 04:08 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    Try adjusting the stop plate on the pedal assembly (assuming you have standard-albeit cut down- VW pedals). My car was bad at first but I found...
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    29-08-2019, 12:50 PM
    Latest update on this Saga - yesterday evening I drove the car for a few miles without breaking down and ran the engine at fast idle for a good 15...
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    28-08-2019, 10:41 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Complete Kit Car VW Special in Events
    Calm down.. Calm down...I'm prepared to undertake such an arduous Journey to represent the Marque in my car (which is just as pretty as Marks (unlike...
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    28-08-2019, 11:43 AM
    Phill replied to a thread 3 eagles in Ebay Finds
    All three are front engined Ford based cars as opposed to Beetle based. Not sure how well the Ford based versions fared in comparison to the original...
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    28-08-2019, 10:34 AM
    Would it be definitive if the coil is only breaking down after 20 minutes or so (i.e the fault is intermittent)?
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    27-08-2019, 03:44 PM
    Thanks for the suggestion - I was thinking this too and is the next thing I will try if it packs in again. Don't want to be changing too many things...
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    26-08-2019, 10:16 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Sad News in General Chat
    So sorry to hear this. These things put a whole new perspective on our existance, and make us realise how trivail our day to day worries are... ...
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    26-08-2019, 03:09 PM
    Tried starting the engine today and the car started first time (albeit running a bit rough still). Eventually after reving it a while it seemed to...
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    26-08-2019, 09:51 AM
    Good plan - that'll make such a difference and you will be able to get the height spot on without all the faffing..
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    25-08-2019, 08:56 PM
    I DO NOT BELIEVE IT!!....went for a run again this evening and broke down again. Same symptoms as before only this time I checked the distributor and...
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    23-08-2019, 03:37 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Road going Nova for sale in For Sale
    My understanding of the current rules are that you can still get away with re-bodying a standard Beetle and it is still road legal. Complications...
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    23-08-2019, 10:38 AM
    Phill replied to a thread Chassis and V5 in Ebay Finds
    This has been up for sale on Volksworld for some time. I was tempted to offer for it a few months ago (I've got a spare body) then reality set in-...
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