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    Itís lucky Iím not a quitter- though I was...

    Itís lucky Iím not a quitter-
    though I was yesterday.
    It works, IT WORKS!!!!
    We were barking up the wrong tree- it wasnít electrical. When I put the pump back in the engine bay it got mounted...
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    I gave it one last try. 4 hours this morning-...

    I gave it one last try.

    4 hours this morning- new battery, jump lead on the solenoid to earth + an earth wire, checked every wire.
    One wire on each side to earth, the other number 56 wires...
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    itís on the bracket in the rear and I know that...

    itís on the bracket in the rear and I know that earths need to go to the battery because itís fibreglass, as does the solenoid. It all worked perfectly the other day when the pump was just resting on...
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    ...And now that Iíve put the switch in the car,...

    ...And now that Iíve put the switch in the car, soldered the connections and got it all done itís not working.
    Pump made the usual sound when I depressed either momentary switch but roof wonít go...
  5. I asked my son and daughter which one wanted the...

    I asked my son and daughter which one wanted the Nova and which one the Capri..neither wanted either...Kids nowadays eh?

    I've had my Nova for 2 years and my son noticed it the other day for the...
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    It works! The roof comes up, the roof goes...

    It works!

    The roof comes up, the roof goes down.
    Just got to fit it all in the car. Thanks for all the help.:banana:
  7. Hi, The ad was mine a while back but I...

    Hi,

    The ad was mine a while back but I couldn't bring myself to sell it in the end.
    I have a list of people wanting to buy it if I change my mind.

    I'm so glad I didn't sell as they are almost...
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    Yep, that really does work.:)

    Yep, that really does work.:)
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    Lauren take a look at this- It was built by Chip...

    Lauren take a look at this-
    It was built by Chip Fooses dad in the 70s based on a Pantera!

    It was on Fast & Loud this morning and resembles the Alfa Romeo Carabo so much
    I thought you may like...
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    The dash looks so right for the car. Ref...

    The dash looks so right for the car.

    Ref weekly shopping -it must attract quite an audience coming back to the car
    with a shopping trolley, lifting the roof and dropping in the groceries!
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    4016 Thanks Mick, understood. The other 2...

    4016

    Thanks Mick, understood.

    The other 2 wires from the side of the pump go to 56a and 56b on the relay, that's fine.

    I have bypassed the solenoid until the new one arrives but that has...
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    So I'm nearly there, but not in the correct way!...

    So I'm nearly there, but not in the correct way!

    On each side of the pump there are 2 green wires- one of each goes
    to earth. I joined them into one and took that one wire to earth.

    Just now I...
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    Hi I've checked the wiring following the...

    Hi

    I've checked the wiring following the simplest diagram and all ok.
    I suspected the solenoid may be inoperative so I bypassed it and immediately
    got the unmistakeable sound of the pump- but no...
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    All wired ready for the big moment and nothing!...

    All wired ready for the big moment
    and nothing!
    Well sort of, when I put the terminal on the battery there was an sound from the oil
    in the pump. Nothing got hot, and the fuse didn't blow so...
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    Sorry but just to clarify, I mean to put a fuse...

    Sorry but just to clarify, I mean to put a fuse between battery and the stand alone solenoid (that then goes to live on the top of the pump), not a fuse on the side green wires that go to internal...
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    The fuse- must remember a fuse! 30 amp between...

    The fuse- must remember a fuse! 30 amp between the battery and the solenoid?

    Thanks Lauren, I'll report back soon.
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    Roof relay confirmation

    Hi,

    I took the decision to completely re-wire the canopy - it's nearly done but just need to check some things.
    I bought a new relay which is the typical vw headlight relay and I've taken the cap...
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    was there any mention of ownership in the video?...

    was there any mention of ownership in the video?

    Maybe, but it was in Italian:laugh:

    It prompted me to actually do a little work on mine...
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    3912Hi, I went onto The Museo Lamborghini...

    3912Hi,

    I went onto The Museo Lamborghini automobile museum Instagram page this morning
    and there is a small documentary about it. Towards the end, there it is, the Nova (Puma)!
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    Greater than its sum of parts

    I couldn't go through with selling my Nova.

    Really I think I needed vindicating that it was more than an ornament, it's just
    some glass fibre on a beetle isn't it- I should spend the money on the...
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    Hi, These are the only photos I took from the...

    Hi,

    These are the only photos I took from the day!

    The Nova really stood out! We were talking next to the car for about
    half hour then looked around and everything looked bland and grey.
    ...
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    Now that's what I call driving music!:afro: ...

    Now that's what I call driving music!:afro:

    Merry Christmas:bananasplit:
  23. Thanks for the info Peter. I'm still considering...

    Thanks for the info Peter. I'm still considering but will let you know
    with a post if it happens.

    Mark
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    That is amazing! Really cool. Thought you'd...

    That is amazing! Really cool.

    Thought you'd been quiet on here lately -all in the name of research!
    I have seen a lot of you tube videos of Pumas, club meetings etc and did
    wonder how they are...
  25. I used to have a pinto engine in my old wooden...

    I used to have a pinto engine in my old wooden chassis Marcos, that was seized too,
    so I know a little about them.

    I used the Beetle vin to obtain my Novas V5, but just wondered if Eagle had...
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