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    Probably the same one that turned away a brand...

    Probably the same one that turned away a brand new Lexus LFA because it looked too "normal" to be a supercar. Advantage Nova :D
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    Hi Giles - I have actually taken out the rear...

    Hi Giles - I have actually taken out the rear window tunnel and driven around to see if it helps the airflow. It didn't work for me :(. The holes in the side windows were a bit of an emergency...
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    Thanks Giles - I should be able to get about a...

    Thanks Giles - I should be able to get about a bit more once I have changed the cam belts and rebuilt the carbs. For the moment I am keeping it local...
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    I think you are right Martin - it was mahoosive...

    I think you are right Martin - it was mahoosive :D. In fact, the owner had to move the car forwards a couple of feet so that the hordes could continue to peer at my engine bay!



    I couldn't...
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    Deers Hut Classic Car Show

    I went to this local show last Sunday. Weather was pretty poor to start off with, but improved through the day. After my trip to Goodwood the day before I noticed a small oil drip under the car,...
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    Thanks Steve, it is good to be back. Still a few...

    Thanks Steve, it is good to be back. Still a few more jobs to do before I can really pile on the miles, but at least I don't have to take the car off the road to do them :D



    Thanks Martin - it...
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    Thanks Dave - surprisingly little water ingress,...

    Thanks Dave - surprisingly little water ingress, as it turns out, although I probably wouldn't want to leave the car out in the rain all night. The surface area is pretty small so not much rainfall...
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    Too true! Now that I am mobile (and a...

    Too true!

    Now that I am mobile (and a Brooklands trust member) I will try and get to Supercar Sunday this year, and the Autumn Motorsport day later in the year. Hopefully John will be there too....
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    Classic Alfa Trackday, Goodwood

    So, what better way to ease myself back into the show circuit than a spot of spectating at Goodwood. Unfortunately the weather on Saturday had other ideas and it poured down for the whole journey...
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    Great news NN - I too would recommend you ditch...

    Great news NN - I too would recommend you ditch the MG in favour of the Nova. If at some point in the future you feel the need you can easily obtain another MG, even one made from 100% brand new...
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    Very nice. The louvre inserts are a nice touch....

    Very nice. The louvre inserts are a nice touch. In fact, the whole vent looks like an inverse of a GTO or similar muscle car hood scoop... which is kind of cool when you think about it - instead of...
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    Very nice. I'm loving the old school look. In...

    Very nice. I'm loving the old school look. In fact, it's got me feverishly plotting to see what combination of tread width and profile can reproduce that classic look on my car without compromising...
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    Thanks for the invitation Alistair, I've never...

    Thanks for the invitation Alistair, I've never been North of the border before. I hear you have some great driving roads up there :thumbup:
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    Oooh, I don't know - 51k is quite a lot! But I do...

    Oooh, I don't know - 51k is quite a lot! But I do mean to make up for all that time spent in the garage... :thumbup:
  15. Sounds good to me :D Yes, it's curious how...

    Sounds good to me :D

    Yes, it's curious how glass sunroofs are more of a UK thing (they weren't that popular even in Europe). I think they only caught on in this country because back in the '80s...
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    Too true! Still, I will finish the job I started...

    Too true! Still, I will finish the job I started all those years ago. I am confident that I don't need to modify the dashboard styling, and hopefully the instruments and heating/ventilation systems...
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    Thanks guys! Yes, it's been a long time...

    Thanks guys!

    Yes, it's been a long time coming, and like most builds, it isn't quite finished yet - I still have to fabricate and fit the rear quarter panels, finish off the door pockets,...
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    Thanks Dan - I am pleased, but there is still a...

    Thanks Dan - I am pleased, but there is still a fairly long snag list to get through before I am completely happy with the car. That said, in spite of all the changes, and there have been many, I was...
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    Temporary Air Vents and... MoT

    So, with the MoT looming, and no cockpit exhaust vents to speak of, I needed a temporary solution (see ReNOVAtors opening window thread)...

    https://i.vgy.me/L6NgUc.jpg

    The hole is 51mm in...
  20. That sounds exactly like the Lamborghini Miura...

    That sounds exactly like the Lamborghini Miura set-up - there was a central "spine" running along the roof (which famously housed the overhead switches at the front), which had a "hit and miss" vent...
  21. Hi Rick - I had some pictures of my sunroof...

    Hi Rick - I had some pictures of my sunroof canopy vent depressions and the vents I got for them linked to Photobucket but they were all lost I'm afraid. However, I can tell you where the vents were...
  22. The Nova always needed cabin air extractor vents,...

    The Nova always needed cabin air extractor vents, but these were only fitted at the factory to the removable sunroof models. After I abandoned that approach due to the state of my sunroof canopy I...
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    Sticky: Wowsers. So the 1300 distributor actually has an...

    Wowsers. So the 1300 distributor actually has an offset lobe for #3 cylinder? Seems like a very odd approach to me, I would have equalised the cooling on all 4 cylinders before retarding the timing...
  24. I've always liked the idea of opening...

    I've always liked the idea of opening "windowlettes", but could never settle on a shape that was aesthetically pleasing AND functional at the same time. Part of the problem is the extreme styling of...
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    Sticky: I'm not sure it is the carb that is responsible,...

    I'm not sure it is the carb that is responsible, it is down to the cylinder displacement and the compression ratios of the engine. But what you are saying is essentially correct, if you fit an SVDA...
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