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    11-08-2017, 09:07 PM
    jim73vw replied to a thread Body shell in Ebay Finds
    Agree with Alex here, I think deep pocket syndrome is setting in again. Side panels present, bumper parts there, rear louvre panel is hard to find...
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    11-08-2017, 05:15 PM
    jim73vw replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    I do like those - Cavalier units? Looks very neat with the reflector strip under the number plate.
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    11-08-2017, 05:12 PM
    jim73vw replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    https://www.vwheritage.com/ac911002-starter-motor-hi-torque-chrome-t1-68-t2-75 On sale at VW Heritage currently - only £25 more than standard and...
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    09-08-2017, 12:19 PM
    Good spot ! That was actually Supercar Sunday in May when we were in the public parking but went out via the track exit. Actually got an audible...
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    07-08-2017, 10:27 PM
    I have always had good results with Gunk. Does work better when warm though. Degreasing beetle engines I run them and then when warm brush on gunk...
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    07-08-2017, 10:23 PM
    So, after a frustrating month of engine woes with the buggy it is back up and running. Debris in the carb caused an overflowing float chamber and...
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    07-08-2017, 09:45 PM
    Another weekend another classic motor circuit! This weekend was Goodwood Classic Car Sunday and the Nova was parked up in the paddocks. Martha...
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    04-08-2017, 03:32 PM
    jim73vw replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    Here you go then - back on topic. Spotted on the way out - 10mins 17seconds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JawshJ2WsaE&feature=youtu.be
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    03-08-2017, 07:33 PM
    jim73vw replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    You certainly don't need to go too extreme to get good performance in a Nova. The weight is always an advantage compared to production cars. I...
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    30-07-2017, 05:13 PM
    jim73vw replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    Indeed! My speedo needle hit 75mph which is actually around 80mph. We played cool waving at the crowd and raising roofs until the boy racers had all...
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    23-07-2017, 09:32 PM
    jim73vw replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    Agree wholly - seemed all the other kits were down the other end! I did wonder on the way home whether they had thought we were Club Vauxhall Nova...
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    23-07-2017, 06:08 PM
    jim73vw replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    Yes it does put a tint on the pictures - but not in real life when driving to that extent!
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    23-07-2017, 05:36 PM
    Well that's another car show done, and 250 more miles on the clock. Like many the journey to Castle Coombe was a very wet one - spray from...
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    23-07-2017, 04:59 PM
    jim73vw replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    Well done Dirk - you definitely win the longest journey award! Our return journey was pretty uneventful too - the only edgy bit was not knowing...
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    23-07-2017, 07:55 AM
    jim73vw replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    Nice one David - Great video, so unusual to see your own car on the move! I will download pics tonight/tomorrow. We are still in a dry Chippenham...
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    22-07-2017, 05:54 PM
    jim73vw replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    We have a stack of pictures on two cameras to download, but not home till tomorrow night. will put them on our Flickr page in a dedicated album...
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    22-07-2017, 08:26 AM
    jim73vw replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    Ready for the show - rain helped clean it overnight. Note precautionary additional handbrake!
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    22-07-2017, 08:07 AM
    jim73vw replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    Sunshine currently, forecast is rain from midday :-(
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    21-07-2017, 07:29 PM
    jim73vw replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    Got to Chippenham, torrential rain for last hour on A303 which was interesting! 135 miles without drama, got a bit hot though with heater running...
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    21-07-2017, 08:49 AM
    jim73vw replied to a thread Castle Coombe 22 July 2017 in Events
    We are doing much the same, staying with friends in Chippenham tonight. Sarah picking up Martha from school (Worthing) and heading there - I have the...
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