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    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Nova droop snoot in Bodywork
    I suppose it could do without the mountings on the top of the front beam, but I'll probably install them anyway. This experience has made me think...
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    Yesterday, 07:56 PM
    If you're following this thread some time in the future, I've uploaded some photos to the 'Nova droop snoot' thread in the 'Bodywork' section. If...
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    Yesterday, 07:53 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Nova droop snoot in Bodywork
    The flopper stoppers are now fitted. I added sealing strips to the top surface to reduce the risk of squeaking noises whilst the car's moving. As...
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    Yesterday, 07:08 PM
    Looking good Phill :thumbup:
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    14-09-2021, 06:24 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Nova on Marketplace in For Sale
    Congratulations Dave! Looking forward to following your restoration! :thumbup:
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    13-09-2021, 07:44 PM
    Hi Alex, The vertical one is open at the bottom, the horizontal one has square holes underneath the captive nuts (I needed access to secure them...
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    12-09-2021, 10:27 PM
    Good idea Dirk ... thanks! :thumbup:
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    12-09-2021, 09:59 PM
    Just found this! The Nova belonging to one of our Forum members (Bobberuk) appears briefly from 11:20 to 12:04 I like what he's done with his...
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    12-09-2021, 09:01 PM
    Thanks Steve, yes I fitted the nuts and bolts in place in the 'fork lift' brackets, welded the nuts in place and then removed the bolts Alistair
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    12-09-2021, 07:56 PM
    Been enjoying some metalwork lately ... the steering column support is now fitted and I've trial fitted the dash on top I've also...
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    12-09-2021, 12:11 PM
    Me too ... he used to live in Scotland. It was up for sale a wee while ago and is discussed on the Forum here .......
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    11-09-2021, 07:05 PM
    Dave, They go on top of the 'sill' to avoid it getting scratched as you get in/out of the car. If you flick through the 6 pages of the link at the...
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    09-09-2021, 10:11 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Pog's sterling.... in Your Cars
    Fair enough vpogv, as I said I've not yet got to restoring my hydraulics so I don't know all the 'ins and outs' of the system. ... hope you get...
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    09-09-2021, 08:25 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Pog's sterling.... in Your Cars
    Do you have a brake bleeder vacuum pump kit? That might do the trick by drawing the fluid (and air!) out of the system rather than you having to...
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    08-09-2021, 09:10 PM
    The ideal solution would be to find 2 15” slots with 4 x 130 pcd ... but as I found, they’re like hen’s teeth. Your Nova really suits the slots so...
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    06-09-2021, 06:26 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    Presumably (unlike me!) you’ve kept your front undertray intact and bolted to the floor pan at the Nap’s hat? I wish someone had put an old head on...
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    06-09-2021, 08:00 AM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Nova droop snoot in Bodywork
    Thanks David :thumbup: That’s pretty much what I’m planning but I’ve ordered 50 x 25 x2.5mm hollow box section. I do have some 50 x 5mm but found...
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    05-09-2021, 07:02 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    Hi Mike, It's a good feeling getting back to 'work' after a break, isn't it? I know you've been contributing to my 'droop snoot' thread ... might...
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    04-09-2021, 07:52 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Nova droop snoot in Bodywork
    Thanks Phill, that's very helpful. Today I bolted the body down tight and went through the loading process lifting the nose to different levels. ...
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    04-09-2021, 07:19 PM
    I know what you mean ... I bought my Nova in 1986, took her off the road in 1991 when life started to get in the way...
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    04-09-2021, 06:14 AM
    BlueNova replied to a thread ! Hello from Yorkshire ! in Welcome
    Welcome to the Forum Stewee :thumbup:
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    03-09-2021, 09:32 PM
    Found a nice wee video of this year's Stones. There's a good selection of interesting kits. Near the end he zooms in on a sticker on a car which...
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    03-09-2021, 08:23 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Hi from the Chilterns in Welcome
    Welcome to the Forum Dave! Hope something suitable pops up soon for you :thumbup: Alistair
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    03-09-2021, 08:07 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Nova droop snoot in Bodywork
    That might well be an option Phill. I'm going to see what I can achieve by pressure/heat/steel 'forklifts'/etc, but if I need any more (130mm...
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    03-09-2021, 06:38 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Nova droop snoot in Bodywork
    That’s really helpful Dan ... I’ve ordered one just now, thanks! ... should have it by Monday! :thumbup:
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    03-09-2021, 04:37 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Nova droop snoot in Bodywork
    That makes sense Lauren. My 'tunnel' hasn't been opened up for ventilation but there's a drain hole right under the trailing edge of the bonnet...
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    03-09-2021, 03:37 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Nova droop snoot in Bodywork
    Thanks for the encouragement David .... but hot days on the East Coast of Bonnie Scotland?!? :confused1:
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    03-09-2021, 01:46 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Nova droop snoot in Bodywork
    Hmmm ... well, I've given it 3 sessions each 2 hours long with a 2kw fan heater as shown in the photos, and have been checking the position of the...
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    03-09-2021, 08:08 AM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Nova droop snoot in Bodywork
    ... or possibly a better place to cut would be right across the ‘firewall’ and round towards but not including the recesses for the hydraulic rams? ...
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    02-09-2021, 09:07 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Nova droop snoot in Bodywork
    I’ve moved this discussion back to the ‘Nova droop snoot’ thread from my own car’s thread because I suspect there might be others who’ve cut their...
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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 undergoing a full 'body off' restoration to get her back on the road before I'm too old! .... ;)
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