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    Well done for getting in Lauren :wink: As you...

    Well done for getting in Lauren :wink:

    As you know I've been to quite a few of these days at Brooklands. I also find the supercars quite boring. I think it's an age thing. For anyone who'se never...
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    Haha - there must have been a dopey marshall on...

    Haha - there must have been a dopey marshall on the gate that you managed to con! :lmfao:

    I know you've contributed a lot to the Alfa forum over many years so I guess you're part of the gang. That...
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    I'll never forget seeing that for the first time...

    I'll never forget seeing that for the first time at Stoneleigh. I remember staring open mouthed and completely unable to speak. I managed to turn my head toward my friend who did the same at the same...
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    Great to see another show visit! I also...

    Great to see another show visit!

    I also wondered the same as Dave if water gets in through the holes in the side windows but you've answered that one. Have you ever considered making vents in the...
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    I think it's very healthy for contributers on any...

    I think it's very healthy for contributers on any forum to feel able to give their honest opinion on anything, provided it is done in a tactful manner. Islandman's comment is a great example....
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    Thanks for sharing some of the show Lauren. The...

    Thanks for sharing some of the show Lauren. The Nova looks great. Here's to more show posts as I've missed them.
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    Nice one :thumbup: From experience they seem...

    Nice one :thumbup:

    From experience they seem to know what they're doing.
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    Some serious effort going on here :thumbup:

    Some serious effort going on here :thumbup:
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  10. Thread: Giles's Nova

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    Hi Lauren. No light at the end of the tunnel yet....

    Hi Lauren. No light at the end of the tunnel yet. I'm enjoying the design process and researching for parts though.

    I had a long break from it as you can probably tell from my lack of posts, due...
  11. Thread: Giles's Nova

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    Great minds think alike. But you got there first!...

    Great minds think alike. But you got there first! :thumbup:

    I wonder if Richard Oaks or Phil Sayers ever thought about things like this...

    "Hmm, Phil, what about the bonnet, it's not very...
  12. Thread: Giles's Nova

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    Thanks Buffy. Hope all's good with you. Funnily...

    Thanks Buffy. Hope all's good with you. Funnily enough I have naturally been keeping the bonnet just resting on its spring and not closing it as I'm constantly reaching in and out of the bonnet to...
  13. Thread: Giles's Nova

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    Hi Alistair. Thank you. Mine had that very wee...

    Hi Alistair. Thank you. Mine had that very wee key opening latch during it's whole life on the road with me. Thankfully it never failed. There's a lot of work involved just to keep the bonnet clean...
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    Hi Jim I was shocked to read of your recent...

    Hi Jim

    I was shocked to read of your recent accident with the Nova. Thank goodness you are OK. That's got to be brown trouser time if there ever was one.

    For my Nova rebuild having a bonnet...
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    Hello everyone. This update is premature but...

    Hello everyone.

    This update is premature but I felt compelled to write it now having read about Jim's terrible accident on his way to Stonleigh when his bonnet flew up and smashed his windscreen....
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    Hi Nick. That's a very clever solution compared...

    Hi Nick. That's a very clever solution compared to making a fully enclosed 'tunnel' as per the original. You've done an excellent job.

    Have you decided how the new inner window frame will attach...
  17. Thread: Sent Items

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    Sent Items

    Hi. The Sent Items in the PM facility isnít showing new sent messages, only very old ones.
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    He said... "I am taking on webuild of Nova...

    He said...

    "I am taking on webuild of Nova Kit Car. Same wheels as Giles Bwiggs Nova. Best fitting nova bonnet EVER. T-top canopy! Hope you enjoy my weely great YouTube videos! Much bodywork to...
  19. Thread: Giles's Nova

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    Thank you Alistair. I smiled and cringed when...

    Thank you Alistair.

    I smiled and cringed when I saw that photo. 'Smiled' because it brings back great memories of Stoneleigh camping weekends with my mates and 'cringed' because it couldn't look...
  20. Thread: Wiring loom

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    When I wired up my dashboard I stuck plastic...

    When I wired up my dashboard I stuck plastic cable tie retainers onto the underside of the dashboard and used cable ties to secure the harness. This way it could be routed neatly and won't...
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    Peter I love your fantastically logical balloon...

    Peter I love your fantastically logical balloon method! But I employed a different method thanks to finding a rubber stopper, in my tub of random rubber bits, that fitted perfectly into the hole of...
  22. Thread: Carbon Monoxide

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    Itís been great to read your comments. I feel a...

    Itís been great to read your comments. I feel a bit better today so thatís a relief.

    I like the idea of the pipe. The nova is backed in and I have a window in the back wall which a flexi hose...
  23. Thread: Carbon Monoxide

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    Carbon Monoxide

    Hi everyone. Ya’ll good?

    As car builders I was wondering if you’ve ever run your part built car in the garage with no exhaust system on it and felt any ill effects? I start my nova up every now...
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    Thanks for the replies. From your answers I...

    Thanks for the replies. From your answers I conclude that the tube in the filler neck is a necessary vent (I was just curious about that); the vacant hole as I thought is for a fluid level indicator...
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    Windscreen Washer Bottle

    Hello everyone. Happy Christmas!

    In the photos you will see my novaís windscreen washer bottle. Itís from a Vauxhall Vectra. Itís been fitted but never actually used and I have a few questions for...
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