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  1. Don't forget to lock that bonnet before you drive...

    Don't forget to lock that bonnet before you drive it, your windscreen will thank you for it ;)
  2. You want to go where….Wales?? Sure you can get a...

    You want to go where….Wales?? Sure you can get a few sheep in the back of a defender, but do you really want to do that….no of course not!! :giveup:So stick with the Nova and a perfect excuse for...
  3. Luis, They do come up for sale now and again, but...

    Luis, They do come up for sale now and again, but sadly its very very rare for a complete car to come up for sale. Most are project cars, with a fair amount of work required (even if at first glance...
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    That's crap news Mark, but at least you are one...

    That's crap news Mark, but at least you are one step closer to taking the car on a good motorway run, as I'm still keen to hear how the cooling system performs.




    I think we've all felt like...
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    Its really not so hard Mick, take a look at my...

    Its really not so hard Mick, take a look at my thread and see how I matted two different dashes together. The principles here are the same with the rear end, in fact probably easier as no tight bends...
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    Nice update and as others have said a serious...

    Nice update and as others have said a serious "grin" moment. The rear panel does indeed look like it has possibilities to be blended to the rear end with some foam and make the basis for a plug. It...
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    Haha....it had crossed my mind, but I would need...

    Haha....it had crossed my mind, but I would need to travel about 80 miles to collect the car to take it to my parents house, and don't think that would be allowed as my name isn't Dominic Cummings! ...
  8. Thread: Fuel gauge

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    yeah in my dim distant memory I recalled you had...

    yeah in my dim distant memory I recalled you had something, was just too lazy to read back through your build log to validate :oops2:
  9. Thread: Fuel gauge

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    Do you have a fuel sender correction gizmo in the...

    Do you have a fuel sender correction gizmo in the circuit to align the gauge to the sender?

    If so maybe that has a fault, to prove it connect the gauge directly to the sender and see if you get...
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    The gauge support is now glassed to the main...

    The gauge support is now glassed to the main dash, and recessed sections bonded in also. I've also added the tabs for the gauge binnacle surround to screw into.

    https://i.vgy.me/4L5s9x.jpg

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    I made the back of the gauge support out of a...

    I made the back of the gauge support out of a wooden mold, then laid the fiberglass. I have to make some recessed channels to add into this for the faceplate switches spacing and gauge fixing tabs...
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    Yeah there are delivery services, BUT nothing...

    Yeah there are delivery services, BUT nothing comes quickly given the lockdown and limited air fright with so few passenger planes flying (air freight companies use a lot of passenger jet space). So...
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    I'm still making progress on the dash slowly, not...

    I'm still making progress on the dash slowly, not much to post yet but at least I think I've averted the need to do a cut n shut to get things to line up. I'm busy making some of the internal...
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    Looking good, a Steve McHugh inspired creation...

    Looking good, a Steve McHugh inspired creation :whistling:. I'm really looking forward to seeing this chassis install progress

    https://i.vgy.me/tKWBe6.jpg
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    There are two little bullet shaped valves behind...

    There are two little bullet shaped valves behind springs, these can stick if the pump has not been used for a while.

    I've placed the manual here, it may be some help
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  16. Thread: 009

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    So the gas assist struts are going to be hidden...

    So the gas assist struts are going to be hidden out of the way in the side panels also, that is pretty neat. Really cool solution to something that hasn't changed in 40 years. Nice lateral thinking,...
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    I looked at these after they were posted, my...

    I looked at these after they were posted, my first thoughts were that that is quite a nasty gouge on the rim of one, its very deep based on the photos. Then I thought maybe Lumiweld or similar could...
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    Try disconnecting the coil (so it won't fire),...

    Try disconnecting the coil (so it won't fire), leave the handbrake off, put it in first gear (if you can, or any gear it will go in) then turn the starter. It should move the car forward slowly on...
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    A nice contrast, amazing what some elbow grease...

    A nice contrast, amazing what some elbow grease will do :)
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    Thanks, luckily it seems 80% of the problem was...

    Thanks, luckily it seems 80% of the problem was the that original flimsy dash was pulled out of shape while mounting, and mating to the rear of the Nova dash. The remaining 20% was probably a...
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    Well I'm glad I slept on it and didn't resort to...

    Well I'm glad I slept on it and didn't resort to cutting the dash about and reshaping which was my first thought, I got some large clamps, a heat gun and started to squeeze the dash back into shape....
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    My earlier photo probably didnít do the slots...

    My earlier photo probably didnít do the slots justice as they hadnít been polished up. So in the spirit of fair play this is what they can look like as per below. This set were professionally...
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    Oh yeah, and if anyone wants 14" slot mags I've...

    Oh yeah, and if anyone wants 14" slot mags I've got two sets I'm willing to part with :whistling:
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    yup seems we were typing and posting replies at...

    yup seems we were typing and posting replies at the same time, great minds think alike .....or fools rarely differ :oops2:
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    Turbovecs....I'm biased as I went that route, and...

    Turbovecs....I'm biased as I went that route, and to the bigger 15" also to fill the rims.

    Sector to answer the question from my perspective : Larger side wall rubber = softer ride, more give...
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