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  1. Thread: My other Nova

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    My side and headlight glass came from Bigbirdscar...

    My side and headlight glass came from Bigbirdscar many moons ago. He had a stack in his garden of various sizes that had laid together long enough to slightly mineralise together (so there's a very...
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    And you have to mess around with clutch parts if...

    And you have to mess around with clutch parts if I remember rightly - was it a type 3 pressure plate (and one flywheel or the other)? It was nearly 40 years ago I did all this, but Lauren will know!...
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    I have the mould for those too....

    I have the mould for those too....
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    Doesn't sound too healthy! I remember my type4...

    Doesn't sound too healthy! I remember my type4 sounding much smoother than the type1, and it was great until the early Bosch computer (it was the injection engine) decided it didn't like living in...
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    I already have a mould of the Mk 1 bonnet taken...

    I already have a mould of the Mk 1 bonnet taken from Bush Boys Reek many moons ago, which has churned ouut 4 offspring incuding the one on my car. It will also need to do one for the new Nova when I...
  6. Yup,I was going to suggest cross-drilling like...

    Yup,I was going to suggest cross-drilling like that and a roll-pin......
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    I've never had any on mine.... hasn't been a...

    I've never had any on mine.... hasn't been a problem with any MOT it;s been through since 2006.
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    It could, and the technological/safety obstacles...

    It could, and the technological/safety obstacles are not much worse than usng propane (and as a combustion fuel it doesn't instantly render all older engines obsolete!). There just dosn't seem to be...
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    How does anyone have ANY time? :coat:

    How does anyone have ANY time? :coat:
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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?
  13. 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....
  18. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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.....
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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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