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    Agree with Dan on this, suprised that it has...

    Agree with Dan on this, suprised that it has already reached such a healthy figure with 5 days remaining...

    I would have expected bidding to fizzle-out early and then have a flurry of late...
  2. My engine turns over on the starter but it's...

    My engine turns over on the starter but it's noisy (clanky). I found out why.
    The Flywheel teeth are 'bedding in'.
    I unbolted the engine and found metal shards in the bell housing (Pic) these are...
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    Nice update, the Engine is looking very tidy. ...

    Nice update, the Engine is looking very tidy.

    What is the Spec of the lump, who is doing the install for you?
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    Wow. That is what you call a pic. While I love...

    Wow. That is what you call a pic.

    While I love the clamshell idea and the Nova would certainly benefit from the improved access, I am nowhere near brave enough for that kind of surgery on my...
  5. Thread: Avante

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    You can get a VW Beetle to Golf/Rabbit adapter...

    You can get a VW Beetle to Golf/Rabbit adapter from https://www.kennedyeng.com/ my opinion is that the higher centre of gravity of an inline 4 engine won't make much difference to handling, but I...
  6. This (top pic) represents progress, the...

    This (top pic) represents progress, the replacement Flywheel has arrived from Subarugears, the good news is that this one fits. (long story but this is the fourth Flywheel I have been sent);

    The...
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    Good work, give us some pics man!

    Good work, give us some pics man!
  8. Thread: Turbo ?

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    To answer your question, I don't know of anyone...

    To answer your question, I don't know of anyone running a turbo on a Nova / T1 lump,
    after-market kit has been available for VWs going back years though,
    I remember looking a kit supplied by UVA...
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    Great work, looking very tidy :cool1:

    Great work, looking very tidy :cool1:
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    The area of the rear window / engine cover is...

    The area of the rear window / engine cover is quite plain on the Nova,
    so I'd suggest the more styled blue panel to make things more interesting.
    Although there is not much in it IMO.

    If you...
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    Hi Henry, Yes, weld up the slot and re-drill a...

    Hi Henry,
    Yes, weld up the slot and re-drill a single hole in the mid position (of the slot).

    Make the leading arm (the one with the hydraulic ram spigot) adjustable in length,
    e.g. by making...
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    Nice update - great work :cool1:

    Nice update - great work :cool1:
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    Nice Update, You have a nice spacious work area...

    Nice Update, You have a nice spacious work area there.
    The lowered floor looks bonkers, but as Dirk said, I suspect that it's there to allow clearance between the drivers feet and the steering...
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    Good luck hope things work out on the purchase....

    Good luck hope things work out on the purchase.
    Most cars from this era retained the Reg plate of the donor vehicle.

    Unless the owner kept some paperwork, MOTs etc, I don't think it is possible...
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    Looking good mate, top work. :cool1: Are they...

    Looking good mate, top work. :cool1:
    Are they captive bolts in the 'Fork lift' brackets?
  16. Thread: Nova droop snoot

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    You're on fire mate, good work :cool1:

    You're on fire mate, good work :cool1:
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    What do you mean by parts missing? You can see...

    What do you mean by parts missing?
    You can see from the pictures that the main panels are all there.

    Personally I would steer clear of this (blue) one because I wouldn't know how to fix that...
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    Hi Dave, welcome to the forum. Most cars that...

    Hi Dave, welcome to the forum.

    Most cars that come up for sale have been sitting around for years - usually outside under a tarp.
    So the likely hood is that you are looking at a body-off resto -...
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    Sorry to hear about the droop snout; These cars...

    Sorry to hear about the droop snout; These cars always find a way to kick you in the painfuls.


    Here is a left-field solution; fit a ~20mm spacer between body and chassis to raise the ...
  20. My replacement Flywheel has arrived, this is the...

    My replacement Flywheel has arrived, this is the third Flywheel Subarugears have sent me (for my VW Type 4 Engine).
    However the good news ends there; because like the other two, there are problems...
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    Top work there :cool1: This why the term kit...

    Top work there :cool1:

    This why the term kit car does not really apply to the Nova,
    if it is a kit, why are we fabricating entire subsystems, dashboards, chassis mounts from scratch?

    Good to...
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    Nice beefy exhaust system there, yeah my build...

    Nice beefy exhaust system there,
    yeah my build is on a go-slow as well for various reasons :-(
  23. Thread: EPAS Conversions

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    +1

    +1
  24. I commend your impeccable logic Alistair, however...

    I commend your impeccable logic Alistair, however I think it more likely that I’ll choose a more long-winded and tortuous route, fall flat on my face, get up, devise a Plan C, start again, etc. etc....
  25. Thread: 009

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    @Dirk I used to enjoy driving my first car at...

    @Dirk
    I used to enjoy driving my first car at night, it's best time to be on the road in London.

    @Brett
    I like the idea of having 2 light sources per side to fill the interior with light, good...
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