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    Congratulations Dan! I've had just this problem a...

    Congratulations Dan! I've had just this problem a couple or three times - it's always (I've dismantled to check) been a layer of crud on the solenoid contacts - occasionally they'd let the power...
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    It always was a pretty car, one turns up at...

    It always was a pretty car, one turns up at Stones occasionally. I was trying unsuccessfully to find a figure for the number of kits sold not that many I think....Morechance of finding one than a...
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    On mine there was a difference betwixt left and...

    On mine there was a difference betwixt left and right, is yours symetrical?
  4. Thread: Fuel tank front

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    It's a nice unit, but wide and unlikely to fit...

    It's a nice unit, but wide and unlikely to fit inside the tub - or the engine side of the firewall as it's suprisingly tall - I've given up trying to fit one into the Pie Valley chassis!
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    I do that with an old Garmin sat nav that has a...

    I do that with an old Garmin sat nav that has a full speedo screen choice -doesn't matter that the maps are years out of date...
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    Jimcub did the black bonnet thing with his orange...

    Jimcub did the black bonnet thing with his orange car - when he had to put his spare orange bonnet on for some reason it looked soooo much better, but he switched them back later - bless him!

    (I...
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    And the Voodoo was delightfully petite, had real...

    And the Voodoo was delightfully petite, had real presence though....
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    Oh I did love the Voodoo, saw that at Hindhead...

    Oh I did love the Voodoo, saw that at Hindhead show in '81, and would have had that rather than the Nova if I had the chance....
  9. At a guess it would be worth about what the...

    At a guess it would be worth about what the quality of the build was, with the likelyhood that a more desireable body would swiftly replace the yellow one.... sorry, but for me that screen choice...
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    I know someone who has been messing with...

    I know someone who has been messing with home-built electric cars for 20+ years. He favours Lynch motors and has tried most of the available battery options. The control gear is usually the...
  11. I did that in 1983:coat:then to rural Cornwall in...

    I did that in 1983:coat:then to rural Cornwall in '87. Mid Wales was great, I lived in an amazing remote place and I still go to North Wales a lot for mountain walking/ amazing landscapes - Cornwall...
  12. Thread: Micks Red Nova

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    Hi Mick - that might well be useful as the rear...

    Hi Mick - that might well be useful as the rear of the blue shell was very hacked about by Sam Cobley's lot when they were attempting to fit it to the original mid-engine chassis.....
  13. Thread: Micks Red Nova

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    Ummm - no help at the moment, but since mine will...

    Ummm - no help at the moment, but since mine will be clam-shelled and there will have to be moulds to produce it -hopefully in carbon fibre if I'm feeling flush, there will always be the chance of...
  14. Thread: Micks Red Nova

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    My donor did that while sitting around -...

    My donor did that while sitting around - Islandmans suggestion wasn't neccesary for mine as there was enough space behind, lurching back and forth a couple of times cured the problem. another...
  15. Thread: Micks Red Nova

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    The MG dash binicle covers all crack at the back...

    The MG dash binicle covers all crack at the back - poor design/brittle plastic/whatever - so chances are you chucked it as it was no good. I was thinking of using the MG dash but it is awful thick...
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    Looking good Bushboy - is that a Lada VW...

    Looking good Bushboy - is that a Lada VW Niva?:ermm::coat:
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    The trawler servicing engineers at Newlyn weren't...

    The trawler servicing engineers at Newlyn weren't afraid to make up braided hydraulic lines - so there's another angle for anyone near a sea fishing port....
  18. Thread: Micks Red Nova

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    Congratulations Mick! SOOOOOO far ahead of me...

    Congratulations Mick! SOOOOOO far ahead of me now........:coat:
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    Good for you Mick! Must admit my project is...

    Good for you Mick! Must admit my project is languishing a bit (it WAS supposed to be a retirement thing anyway) and I was waiting on the new wider front wishbones that haven't happened yet - if they...
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    Depending on when and what the heck happens -...

    Depending on when and what the heck happens - unlikely to make it as we would be in full tourist season.....(though that looks like being a total washout) :coat:
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    Grinding the roof down tight with the rams makes...

    Grinding the roof down tight with the rams makes the canopy as quiet as it can be - which is 'ish' (so improving your holding pressure will help). My first car with the manual roof held shut at the...
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    There are two pictures here:...

    There are two pictures here: http://www.euro-nova.co.uk/vb/showthread.php?6739-Stoneleigh-2017/page6 Unfortunately the idiots at Photobucket have blurred them in a failed attempt at extortion...but...
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    My original Nova's builder had screwed a wedge of...

    My original Nova's builder had screwed a wedge of hard-wood to its accelerator pedal to acheive much the same as Phil's elegant solution.....
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    Easy job - in-expensive tools (get a good flarer...

    Easy job - in-expensive tools (get a good flarer but not worry too much about a bender as the tube forms very easily) (unless you play with it too much and work-harden it!) Always cupro-nickel (not...
  25. Thread: Sad News

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    I didn't comment when I first read your post Jim...

    I didn't comment when I first read your post Jim - brought back memories for me as I went through a simillar wringer with my first wife more than 20 years ago, and land-line phones or letters were...
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