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    Yesterday, 06:41 PM
    I see that the Forum's new best friend no longer has his orange Nova (the one at £2750) on ebay. I'd be surprised if he managed to sell it ... but...
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    24-07-2017, 10:05 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    Know what you mean Mark. When I bought my Nova in 1987 I went up to Arbroath (about half way between my home and Aberdeen where it was built) for a...
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    23-07-2017, 07:13 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    Great photos Dirk! Your yellow Avante really stands out in the crowd!! :) Alistair
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    23-07-2017, 07:02 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    What a fabulous selection of photos Jim. Thanks for sharing! I don't think there's a square inch of any of the cars that isn't covered! ;) ...
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    23-07-2017, 06:42 PM
    That's a good day's work Phill. Fingers crossed for you. Hope you didn't get any oil on the best garage floor in the Forum! ;)
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    23-07-2017, 04:04 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    I totally agree Phill. I've found the videos particularly motivating .... I must spend more time in the man cave!! Alistair
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    22-07-2017, 06:10 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    Excellent!! :groupwave: Alistair
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    22-07-2017, 06:08 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    Hi Mick/All, I also found these 2 which Dirk posted on You Tube earlier .... a bit closer to the cars :) great stuff! ...
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    22-07-2017, 03:59 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Castle Combe vids in Events
    Hi Dirk, I drove from Leeds Bradford Airport back to Scotland yesterday and used the A66. I was boring the rest of the family as I imagined you...
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    22-07-2017, 03:54 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Nova on Ebay in For Sale
    Looks like the white project Nova has been removed early from eBay. It was sitting at £1015 earlier today .... If it's been sold I hope the new owner...
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    22-07-2017, 01:47 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    What a challenging few days Dave's had and a horrendous day yesterday in the rain .... but I'm sure he'll say it was all worth it just to get to a...
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    18-07-2017, 10:47 PM
    Must say I'm absolutely staggered by the updated eBay advert. I've been so encouraged and uplifted by the technical support and friendship on the...
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    16-07-2017, 07:46 PM
    Sounds like you're having great fun David :) BTW are you aware the recent photos of your dash have gone??
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    15-07-2017, 06:31 PM
    That's great news Phill. Fraid I don't know the answer to your question about the heads, but do you know if they already have hardened valve seats...
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    14-07-2017, 08:46 PM
    That's a shame about the compressions Phill, coz the engine looks pretty tidy on the outside .... best of luck with it! Alistair
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    13-07-2017, 08:57 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    It's clear from your photos that you've managed to find a really good example of the Nova. You are one really lucky guy! Enjoy making the tweaks and...
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    13-07-2017, 09:16 AM
    Hahaha! So you didn't trust her to steer the love of your life? ..... I used to take my Nova to work and Valerie worked in the same building. She...
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    13-07-2017, 08:59 AM
    Dash looks terrific in situ David. Really professional appearance. A big enough job when you've got the car in the garage just outside, but a huge...
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    11-07-2017, 08:48 PM
    Just had a look and agree ... It says it's got all the glass but it looks like it's been sitting outside without the glass, collecting all the...
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    09-07-2017, 08:12 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    Tobias, I've found the videos I was talking about .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guJlU7nc34A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOEwQs_aiG8...
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    09-07-2017, 08:21 AM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    Tobias, I have a feeling I know your car too ... is she XWH 908L ? If so, here's a couple of photos I took of her in 1990. I have a feeling that...
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    08-07-2017, 09:08 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    Struth Tobias! .... she's a beauty!! Congratulations!! .... and I can't wait for the whole story and lots more photos :clapping: :cheers: Alistair
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    08-07-2017, 05:18 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Wheels in Ebay Finds
    Very tempting! .... and just down the road in Glasgow! Such a pity I'm in Lanzarote for the next 2 weeks. It's a hard life. Anyway, I need to...
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    05-07-2017, 11:08 PM
    When my Nova was last on the road over 25 years ago I remember a similar problem. I was running on 215/60/14 front with 265/50/14 on the back. ...
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    05-07-2017, 10:10 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I had to think for a minute or 2 and then I understood! Nice one Phill, great addition to Dirk's Avante :clapping: Alistair
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    04-07-2017, 11:31 PM
    Sounds great Jim. Wish I was at that stage too! ;) .... just wondering, when my Nova was last on the road (1991) there were no such things as speed...
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    01-07-2017, 10:52 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Dirk, It wasn't that long ago you posted photos of a bare grey bodyshell (with brush marks!) .... what a transformation! She's looking great!!...
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    01-07-2017, 02:48 PM
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eagle-ss-kit-car-vw-beetle-floorpan-chassis-eagle-ss-mk2-kitcar-vw-based-/263059802580?hash=item3d3f9609d4:g:HUsAAOSwCkZZUpg...
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    29-06-2017, 09:36 PM
    BlueNova replied to a thread Nova for sale in For Sale
    Buffy's right. Don't let it sit there doing nothing for too long or you'll end up like me, 25 years later, with a pretty major rebuild! I'm joking...
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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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