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    I think Phil quoted some numbers in his book.....

    I think Phil quoted some numbers in his book.....
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    Thanks all - the ribs were deliberate - I looked...

    Thanks all - the ribs were deliberate - I looked at just letting the lights into the body panel, but thought there was too much 'smoothness' and not enough character. (I was tinking Miura which has a...
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    Although I've got 52mm Smiths type ammeter and...

    Although I've got 52mm Smiths type ammeter and voltmeter (when I was building the car I put in most available gauges except an altimeter!) I've never been that impressed with them. As a more...
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    Well there's been a lot of other projects getting...

    Well there's been a lot of other projects getting in the way but I'm still putting in a bit of time on the Nova while I wait for the new front suspension parts.....

    Following on from the pop-up...
  5. Thread: ebay nova

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    Looks to be a Mk4 or has Mk 4 bits....

    Looks to be a Mk4 or has Mk 4 bits....
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    Yup that's my choice of colour for the new Nova,...

    Yup that's my choice of colour for the new Nova, would be great with a dark green screen and side glass...:cool:
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    How about working vents or louvres into it? I...

    How about working vents or louvres into it? I have added metal-mesh vent holes to both my cars as it always seems hot under the cover, plus they add a bit of interest to an otherwise boring panel....
  8. Thread: Another MOT

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    And again - few days late as my MOT man was on a...

    And again - few days late as my MOT man was on a cruise and I didn't want to inflict an 'interesting' car on his locum.... raining just enough to need the sun-roof in - amazing how much quieter that...
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    You're more likely to get a definite 'Don't like'...

    You're more likely to get a definite 'Don't like' on this site (especially from some of our more out-spoken members) no comment is more like 'like it so far - waiting to see what happens next!'
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    Mine are red too - though that would look odd...

    Mine are red too - though that would look odd with your colour scheme - orange maybe?
  11. Thread: Engine Missfire

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    Sticky: Perhaps it's all down to a spider?

    Perhaps it's all down to a spider?
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    Ed does get his PMs so that's the easiest way to...

    Ed does get his PMs so that's the easiest way to contact him.....
  13. Thread: Engine Missfire

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    Sticky: Um - have you changed the condenser? It's not on...

    Um - have you changed the condenser? It's not on your list and they often get over-looked - modern ones don't seem nearly as good as the originals....
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    Not sure I'd bother with the engine size increase...

    Not sure I'd bother with the engine size increase (it seemed oh-so important the first time around aged 18 when changed from 1300 to type 4 1700 injection... and some people get obsessed with the...
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    Interesting idea - presumably they'd have to...

    Interesting idea - presumably they'd have to hinge, or have you a cunning plan for them to slide somehow?
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    Great! I went to a kit-car show at Santa Pod in...

    Great! I went to a kit-car show at Santa Pod in 1982, which is where I first saw the Lotus powered Nova that still comes to Stones (same owner) So nice that there could be a new show to bolster the...
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    My first Nova had a forwards hinged bonnet - the...

    My first Nova had a forwards hinged bonnet - the builder used two Mini boot hinges (painted black) which were designed to be externally mounted in the first place. They didn't look out of place (or...
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    I thought I had but no. I have a used side pocket...

    I thought I had but no. I have a used side pocket I was going to clean up and take a mould from but have never got round to it... (I also have an unfitted pair of Mk4 pockets that are equally...
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    Another Stones under the belt. Great to catch up...

    Another Stones under the belt. Great to catch up with everyone who attended and meet a couple of new ones ....Arrived to be told the club stand had been moved - disapointing after 15 years next to...
  20. About 4 years ago a Nova turned up at Stones...

    About 4 years ago a Nova turned up at Stones painted matt black (with a brush (or broom) I think) they were in with the buggy brigade and didn't mix with us. It hasn't been back in subsequent years -...
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    Hi Jim - I could make good use of the hydraulic...

    Hi Jim - I could make good use of the hydraulic pipes please - if they're still available? :)
  22. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    It's a standard tractor part - very easy to come...

    It's a standard tractor part - very easy to come by - but so much easier to find things with the right technical name to hand!
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    If you're short (like me!) it is possible to...

    If you're short (like me!) it is possible to drive a Nova with a standard unmodified Beetle floorpan..... with anything other than a Mk 1 you'd be more comfortable, as the extra couple of headroom...
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    The lights are too low - probably pop-ups are the...

    The lights are too low - probably pop-ups are the easiest way get legal - they also get over the problems of light scatter and steamingup that the perspex covers cause. People have tried Fiat light...
  25. Thread: Dash and Parts

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    That's not an Eagle, sorry....... There is a Nova...

    That's not an Eagle, sorry....... There is a Nova dragster in the offing which one of my drag-racing mates told me about, from the pics I've seen this would be it!
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