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  • islandman's Avatar
    Today, 01:43 AM
    to a fellow Nova enthusiast who plans to fit them the price would be reasonable. The challenge is that I'm probably not back in the UK till next year...
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    Today, 01:38 AM
    islandman replied to a thread Paddy's Nova Mk2 in Your Cars
    Great news, Imlove those deep dish rims with black Centres, it really sets the car off well. As for the seal you may find the relaxed one a...
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  • islandman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:08 AM
    When I last rummaged through my box of bits for the Brown Deluxe Kit with Mark it turns out I actually have a set of those roof vents, in the...
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    21-08-2017, 10:20 AM
    islandman replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    Short blasts up dual carriageways isn't really a good proxy for sustained motorway speeds (90mph...... well that is the unofficial speed limit right?...
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    21-08-2017, 12:49 AM
    islandman replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    The first time my Mrs went in my Nova it broke down and I got her to push! :scared: So the big question I have is have you taken it on a motorway...
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  • islandman's Avatar
    17-08-2017, 12:14 AM
    Its a custom made job im afraid, simple fibreglass job. You can make formers out of carboard with tape over similar to Mick's method. Then lay...
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    16-08-2017, 04:42 PM
    islandman replied to a thread Tobias's Nova in Your Cars
    lighter colours tend to show off the contours of the car better than going dark. Phil pioneered the way in wrapping a Nova and I'm sure has some tips
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  • islandman's Avatar
    16-08-2017, 04:36 PM
    wheel arch liners are the way to go, it does the job and doesn't detract from the styling
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    13-08-2017, 01:42 PM
    I came across this and thought at first Alex must be working on a new model, but not posted by him so I guess not ...
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  • islandman's Avatar
    13-08-2017, 09:58 AM
    Yes the quiet pump comes from Hydraproducts http://www.hydraproducts.co.uk/portals/0/PDFimages/micro/TI11003ACDCHPR.pdf I emailed you a product...
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    13-08-2017, 12:02 AM
    islandman replied to a thread Mostin's Nova in Your Cars
    Its a shame you missed Castle Combe, another nicely finished Nova in the line up would have set a record I think
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    12-08-2017, 09:33 AM
    islandman replied to a thread Body shell in Ebay Finds
    I've never come across one,but from the styling they didn't exactly improve it ...
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    12-08-2017, 04:56 AM
    islandman replied to a thread Body shell in Ebay Finds
    Well I sort of have space, but not being in the country is the big issue........ buying one with no plans other than to save it was how I ended up...
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    12-08-2017, 12:07 AM
    Scorpion replied to a thread New on here in Welcome
    Welcome to the forum Henry. good luck finding your project.
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  • islandman's Avatar
    11-08-2017, 12:40 PM
    I have actually purchased a set of those lights already (new old stock) as one of my options for the brown nova. I've not decided which way I will go...
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    11-08-2017, 12:34 PM
    Just a big lump poking into the foot wells :oops2:
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    11-08-2017, 12:33 PM
    islandman replied to a thread New on here in Welcome
    Good to see you on here Henry. If you are up for a project there are quite a few choices, if you want one that is finished they are far and few...
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  • islandman's Avatar
    11-08-2017, 07:11 AM
    Relooking at the photos it seems that twin rear round lights are in vogue on Nova's at the moment, all four in this shot have them
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    11-08-2017, 03:07 AM
    islandman replied to a thread Body shell in Ebay Finds
    It is definitely a MK2, everything confirms that : - wrap around rear bumper - canopy with the raised eyebrow - smooth bonnet - non sculptured...
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    11-08-2017, 02:57 AM
    islandman replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    It's looking really great and i can certainly visualise it finished. You are one of the few who can see all gauges from the drivers seat...
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    09-08-2017, 01:18 AM
    page 3 of this thread http://www.sterlingkitcars.com/members_n_forums/hydraulics-linear-actuators-mounting/1160-keeping-canopy-up.html#post11634
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  • islandman's Avatar
    09-08-2017, 01:09 AM
    Great to see it among the supercars and even two of its design inspirations (the Muira and GT 40). Also interesting to have the previous...
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  • Scorpion's Avatar
    09-08-2017, 12:05 AM
    Hi Jim. my son said he was watching a youtube vid of cars leaving Goodwood and seen a nova on it. i thought he`d got it wrong till i watched it. i...
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    08-08-2017, 11:28 PM
    Hi MartinB. make sure those axle nuts are tightened down to the correct torque setting. 217 ft-lbs as far as i can remember.
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  • islandman's Avatar
    08-08-2017, 02:54 PM
    I came across this on the Sterling site, a nice bit of kit for all those without check valves built into their hydraulic pumps ...
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  • bobbybrown's Avatar
    05-08-2017, 10:01 PM
    As standard there aren't gaskets but I believe there are copper ones available, unsure where they may come from though. edit to add: bluenovas...
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  • islandman's Avatar
    05-08-2017, 12:01 AM
    At least he knew it was a Nova and not a Ford GT :wink: And as you said before, it quite rare but always nice to see your car on the move when...
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    04-08-2017, 11:28 AM
    Well I suppose if we did want to draw a linkage the topic Castle Combe is a race track and we are talking about speed :ermm:
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  • islandman's Avatar
    04-08-2017, 02:41 AM
    Last word of advice from me, just drive the car for a while.....e.g. 1 year. Don't change a thing other than fix anything that stops you driving it....
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  • islandman's Avatar
    02-08-2017, 12:44 AM
    Its easy to whip all manner of vehicles with a Nova, that includes Corsa's, Fords and Ferarri's. Just park close by to them and see which one the...
    140 replies | 4472 view(s)
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