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    I agree with your David. In fact I mentioned...

    I agree with your David.

    In fact I mentioned it to 'Mrs Bluenova' who quickly reminded me that I've already got a Nova undergoing a full body off rebuild (so when will it be finished then...
  2. Thread: Jon's Nova

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    Hi Jon, I bet it feels really great to get...

    Hi Jon,

    I bet it feels really great to get everything back in one place again, and you have such a fabulous uncluttered man cave in which to work away at it.

    I've been 'dormant' since the end...
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    I canít help but notice the huge aerodynamic...

    I canít help but notice the huge aerodynamic contradiction of the windscreen with the rear spoiler! :confused1::facepalm::laugh:
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    Hi 'Nick', I've been collecting details of...

    Hi 'Nick',

    I've been collecting details of Novas advertised for sale over the past few years. Every one is different, and of course it's only worth what someone will pay for it at that particular...
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    Stop it Phill :facepalm: ... You've already got...

    Stop it Phill :facepalm: ... You've already got a road legal one, and an open top project in the making! Surely Alison won't let you get another, or even think about getting another? :laugh:
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    Breakishnick, 5 years in ownership is actually...

    Breakishnick,

    5 years in ownership is actually quite 'young' on here. I've had mine since 1986/7, but I took her off the road in 1991.

    Recently 'Mikemrb' introduced himself on the Forum and...
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    Yes, it looks very much like a Mk1 which has had...

    Yes, it looks very much like a Mk1 which has had a Mk2 rear bumper fitted .... canít think why because imho the Mk1 looks far better.

    So what are your initial thoughts re restore vs sell?
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    The wrap around bumper (which has the lights...

    The wrap around bumper (which has the lights fixed to it) can be removed. The whole bumper and lights are Mk2 equipment. Once removed you'll have a rear similar to Phill's ... he fixed round lights...
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    Open air ducts below the nosecone as well? ......

    Open air ducts below the nosecone as well? ... that's 3 features of a Mk1 that you've got, and just 1 feature of the Mk2. My money's on her being a Mk1 :thumbup:
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    Steve, even within Scotland that's proper north! ...

    Steve, even within Scotland that's proper north! ;)

    I agree re Mk1 ... the Mk1 nostrils bonnet (How I would love one of these! ... eventually I'll get my hands on one, or at least be able to take...
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    :rofl::yeah::thumbup:

    :rofl::yeah::thumbup:
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    No sooner said than done Mark!! ;) ... and you...

    No sooner said than done Mark!! ;) ... and you just beat me to it Phill !!

    A very warm welcome to the Forum, Breakishnick! :welcome:

    There are about 4 of us in Scotland ... Gmacz is in...
  13. I agree about drilling an access hole because...

    I agree about drilling an access hole because it's an area of the chassis you can't see. You could tap the hole to enable a bolt to be inserted to seal it and allow future access if required. ......
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    Great photos Lauren. I like your choice of B&W...

    Great photos Lauren. I like your choice of B&W rather than colour ... with the ages of the cars, it really works! :thumbup:

    That wee Honda (in the video) sounded great ... but I wonder how long...
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    Road Going Nova Wanted (budget £5k)

    I saw a post on Facebook earlier today. Someone from Bristol is looking for a road going Nova, but prepared to do some work on it. I messaged him to explain the situation with 2nd hand Novas and...
  16. Thread: Nova wanted

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    Nice find Peter ... well done! It would be...

    Nice find Peter ... well done! It would be interesting to find out some more about it, such as the situation re a V5, and the condition of the chassis, windscreen, etc. If they're all OK then I'd...
  17. Thread: Nova wanted

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    Welcome to the Forum Tony. Steve's right ......

    Welcome to the Forum Tony. Steve's right ... hens teeth and all that! However the basket cases do pop up every few months.

    The only road going Nova I'm aware of that might be still be for sale...
  18. Thread: New member

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    .... 'proved to be very reliable taking me all...

    .... 'proved to be very reliable taking me all round Europe' ....

    I can only echo Phill, ... huge respect! :thumbup:

    Are you sure your Nova needs a full body off rebuild? It would be a shame...
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    Thatís excellent Phill :thumbup:

    Thatís excellent Phill :thumbup:
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    Well done Phill. :thumbup: Good to see you're...

    Well done Phill. :thumbup:

    Good to see you're still out in her despite the cold. I've been back doing mechanical things but unfortunately not yet on the Nova. A new wheel bearing on my...
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    Phill, When you initially posted I envisaged a...

    Phill,

    When you initially posted I envisaged a Nova body, no canopy, and a small deflector screen at the front. However, I think you and Lauren have hit on quite an attractive idea :thumbup:
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    Youíre right Dirk ... unfortunately today Iíve...

    Youíre right Dirk ... unfortunately today Iíve got to replace a wheel bearing in my daughterís DS3 ... however, at least my press is getting used! ;)
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    Not as good as the video you posted Lauren, but...

    Not as good as the video you posted Lauren, but the Green Machine appears briefly in this one too (6:39 to 7:05)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cZETHhZpOs

    and if you're really quick, you'll...
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    Excellent!! She really stands out from the crowd...

    Excellent!! She really stands out from the crowd Lauren :thumbup:

    Alistair
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    Hi Phill, I see the Beetle's not that far away...

    Hi Phill,

    I see the Beetle's not that far away and from the photos the chassis looks reasonable ... tempting!

    Any flaws in your plan? ...

    I'm not sure about the 'open top' ... remember we...
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