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    According to the advert, there's only three of...

    According to the advert, there's only three of these left in the UK...Apparently :whistling:
  2. Thread: Nova windscreen

    by Phill
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    Yes - I did mine this way following Dirks...

    Yes - I did mine this way following Dirks advice:- http://www.euro-nova.co.uk/vb/showthread.php?6226-Phill-s-Nova-Project-finally-begins/page40
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    My steering wheel is further away from the screen...

    My steering wheel is further away from the screen than yours
  4. Thread: How much space ?

    by Phill
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    My Steering wheel is 305mm dia. and is 120mm from...

    My Steering wheel is 305mm dia. and is 120mm from the nearest point of the screen. Say 90mm space between my knuckles at 12 O-clock
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    Another Nova on Ebay

    Restored 1972 Nova Kit Car - VW GT40 Ferrari Lamborghini Replica BMW Porsche | eBay

    It was mentioned a few weeks ago then disappeared for some reason?
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    if you've ruled out air leaks then re-check the...

    if you've ruled out air leaks then re-check the timing. I know you've already set it but it might be worth advancing or retarding it slightly to see if you can improve the idle.
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    I also notice that there is no vacuum advance...

    I also notice that there is no vacuum advance tube connected to your distributer. This will cause 2 issues, 1 your timing will not advance as it should resulting in a loss of power, and 2, if the...
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    You can tell if there are air leaks anywhere by...

    You can tell if there are air leaks anywhere by spraying wd40 or quick start all around the intake manifold while the engine is running. Any changes in engine speed indicate an air leak somewhere....
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    Incidentally, these engines are very sensitive to...

    Incidentally, these engines are very sensitive to any air leaks. Makes sure there are no air leaks anywhere on the inlet manifold and carb as this will cause poor running. My own car suffered from a...
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    There should be a feed from the exhaust up to the...

    There should be a feed from the exhaust up to the carb to send heat to the inlet to prevent icing of the carb. This is the two ends that have been disconnected. This shouldn't affect idling on first...
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    You must have been sweating buckets doing these...

    You must have been sweating buckets doing these modifications and wondering would it all work out in the end? Well done:clapping:

    I never understood how bashing the forging of a ball joint socket...
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    Yes a type 3 Variant engine. I had one in my...

    Yes a type 3 Variant engine. I had one in my first Nova
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    My vote goes for the Blue larger bulge. This...

    My vote goes for the Blue larger bulge. This styling suggests more power to me
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    Yes you've got to wonder why they aren't fitting...

    Yes you've got to wonder why they aren't fitting the engine. It's a very easy quick job. Perhaps there are still issues with the engine and transaxle?
  15. Great to see those photos and well done on your...

    Great to see those photos and well done on your award for favourite aircooled vehicle :clapping:
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    It's great to see some pictures Dave :thumbup: ...

    It's great to see some pictures Dave :thumbup:

    Apart from the Dash that's in the photos, do you have the original Nova Dashboard too?

    How is the windscreen? And can we see some photos of the...
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    Yes and by more than you would expect. I guess...

    Yes and by more than you would expect. I guess it's a combination of pivot action at the front wheels and weight transfer towards the front of the car. Previously I had 130mm clearance at the front...
  18. Thread: Nova droop snoot

    by Phill
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    Great result. Not only does it give you extra...

    Great result. Not only does it give you extra clearance at the front, the car looks so much better. And I suspect there's now no longer any need to install top mountings from the body onto the top of...
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    Height adjustable springplates

    Having driven my car for some 3000 miles now I decided it was time to raise the suspension back up an inch or so. Reason being I was concerned that with the high amount of negative camber on the rear...
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    Well done, looking forward to hearing more about...

    Well done, looking forward to hearing more about your new car
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    My Nova has now been valued at more than 30K. At...

    My Nova has now been valued at more than 30K. At least according to the driver of the van that turned up at my unit today offering to swap me his 2021 reg. Renault Master for the Nova he spotted in...
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    Nice work, and very neat welding. Will the...

    Nice work, and very neat welding. Will the flopper stoppers fit between the bottom of the wheel well and the undertray or underneath the undertray itself?
  23. Fitting Van Tyres to a Nova - Good or bad idea?

    I'm considering replacing my rear tyres which are 205/70 x 14 with higher profile tyres i.e 205/80 x 14.

    This will result in a 2" increase in diameter which will do a better job of filling my rear...
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    My only thoughts are perhaps there is a kink in...

    My only thoughts are perhaps there is a kink in the hose restricting the flow and causing the pulsing action?
  25. Thread: Nova droop snoot

    by Phill
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    I've been checking my cars clearance at the front...

    I've been checking my cars clearance at the front undertray. Co-incidently it currently sits at 130mm at it's lowest point. This is with 205/70 x 14 tyres front and rear with the rear very low as you...
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