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    Today, 04:51 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Stones Avante in General Chat
    RED9 !! ... now that sounds really promising. Looking forward to seeing what they do with it. Cheers, Alistair
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    Today, 09:51 AM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Stones Avante in General Chat
    An impressive amount if work, but all I can think of is IVA ... unless the car was once registered? Alistair
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    17-05-2018, 01:05 PM
    Hi John, Re ultimately driving it in Switzerland, I don't know what your budget is, but have you seen this? It's well over priced in my view, but...
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    16-05-2018, 10:32 PM
    Hi Tobias, Given the shortage of Novas, this is a very attractive alternative project. I remember way back in the 80's when I got my Nova I...
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    16-05-2018, 07:39 PM
    :lmfao::clapping::laugh::wink:
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    16-05-2018, 05:16 PM
    Hi and welcome! Phill has pretty much summed things up ... so I've nothing much to add, other than you'll find that patience is a virtue when...
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    16-05-2018, 05:10 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread new member in Welcome
    Welcome back! How long have you had your Nova? Looking forward to seeing some photos. Cheers, Alistair
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    14-05-2018, 10:06 PM
    Really comprehensive advert and photos Jim. You're bound to get a buyer soon. However, looking at the pics on your link I spotted a photo with...
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    14-05-2018, 09:58 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Mot in MOT/SVA/Registration
    Hi Lauren, Suspension changes are considered exempt if they were 'made to improve efficiency, safety or environmental performance' so coilovers,...
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    14-05-2018, 09:14 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Mot in MOT/SVA/Registration
    At the risk of taking the hijack too far, here's my wee baby ... However, on this forum we need to focus on our 'wee princesses' so here's mine in...
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    14-05-2018, 07:24 AM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Mot in MOT/SVA/Registration
    That's how I read the 40/30 issue Martin. On the sense of having an MOT every year I agree. If it fails I would treat it as I do now ... ie get it...
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    13-05-2018, 10:13 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Mot in MOT/SVA/Registration
    You're right Dirk. You'd also have to tax your car in the historic vehicle tax class first. Another thing to remember is that if a vehicle over 40...
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    13-05-2018, 08:36 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Mot in MOT/SVA/Registration
    I forgot you have a van Gaisa. My van's MOT is due on 2 June but the dreaded 'anti diesel' changes come in on 20 May. My Berlingo's a 2009. I bought...
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    13-05-2018, 08:19 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Mot in MOT/SVA/Registration
    ...... and a GREEN one at that!! Classic case of the right hand doesn't know what the left's doing!
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    09-05-2018, 05:59 PM
    Well done David! :thumbup: Even after its 'diet' the Scooby wiring looks a lot more comlicated than a VW Beetle's! :scared: You must really...
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    08-05-2018, 12:26 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Stoneleigh 2018 in Events
    :laugh: .... your Nova looks great Mark .... I look forward to meeting you and seeing your car one day! Alistair
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    07-05-2018, 10:12 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Stoneleigh 2018 in Events
    Poor Mark, he's never going to live it down! :facepalm: I don't understand anyway, coz I remember him posting videos of him driving his Nova at a...
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    07-05-2018, 09:29 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Stoneleigh 2018 in Events
    Thanks Dirk, It's great to see Novas driving in convoy! .... did the 'trailered one' join in? :outahere: Alistair
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    07-05-2018, 07:26 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Stoneleigh 2018 in Events
    Alex, thanks for the info re John's Nova and all the photos. Good to see another Avante to keep Dirk's one company! Cheers, Alistair
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    07-05-2018, 05:51 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Stoneleigh 2018 in Events
    Just home from work .... no such thing as a Bank Holiday for me! Great to see photos of several Novas together. Thanks Steve and David. Keep them...
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    06-05-2018, 04:13 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Stunning Eagle ss in Ebay Finds
    Well, there were no more bids, the reserve wasn't met .... and so it's no longer available. Must be a pretty high (possibly unrealistic) reserve...
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    05-05-2018, 09:38 PM
    Dave, it looks great ... and if the bonnet and rear is anything to go by, it looks like a Mk1. Oh, how I'd love a Mk1 bonnet and front valance on...
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    05-05-2018, 06:28 PM
    Dave, You've had such a long wait for one to come along .... but I can't wait to see some photos! I'm so pleased for you!! Alistair ...
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    05-05-2018, 05:14 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Stunning Eagle ss in Ebay Finds
    Still sitting at £7,101 with 4 bids and less than 7 hours to go .... but still not reached its reserve price
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    04-05-2018, 11:34 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    Peter, Most of us find that we have a period of good progress and then sadly it all goes flat again. Don't lose heart. Your Eagle is almost there...
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    04-05-2018, 08:54 PM
    Take some earplugs just in case ... and get someone to video it as you're driving, so that we can see and hear it too. Have a blast at Stones David!...
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    04-05-2018, 07:27 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Anything for sale? in For Sale
    Hi hrcatchpole, best of luck with your search and welcome to the forum. :welcome: Alistair
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    04-05-2018, 07:25 PM
    Guess what I'll be doing this weekend? Well, actually, on Sunday (it's Valerie's birthday tomorrow and I'm working on Bank Holiday Monday!) I've...
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    01-05-2018, 07:50 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Stunning Eagle ss in Ebay Finds
    That's the nicest VW based SS that I've seen for a very long time. Looks really good in black with the tan interior. Nice wee video at the end of...
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    30-04-2018, 09:29 PM
    Thanks Colin and Steve. I appreciate your comments, but I can only aspire to the quality of a Flatlands restoration ... so I'm really looking...
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Bought my Nova in 1987, rebuilt it and took it to Stoneleigh and Newark, then for various reasons took it off the road in 1991. Currently contemplating another rebuild to get her back on the road .... :)
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