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  1. I think I will be flocking my canopy too, it's...

    I think I will be flocking my canopy too, it's the most unfinished part of the whole car and is still painted red from the previous owners. My only concern is how to attach the seal afterwards? I...
  2. Flocking. (euro-nova.co.uk)...

    Flocking. (euro-nova.co.uk)
  3. Thread: Facebook

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    There's a couple of good facebook pages - one is...

    There's a couple of good facebook pages - one is called Purvis Eureka Car club of Australia which is very active and which caters for the Australian version.The other is west coast Sterling catering...
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    I came across this video of a Eureka and thought...

    I came across this video of a Eureka and thought it worth sharing. The enthusiasm for the car is infectious, and what a gorgeous example it is too. I really think The Purvis Eureka with it's...
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    It's been a strange year and I hope that by the...

    It's been a strange year and I hope that by the spring things will be returning to "normal". That's assuming of course that our world leaders don't have some fiendish plan up their...
  6. Thread: restoring mk1

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    ADD - Automotive design and development. I was...

    ADD - Automotive design and development.

    I was always under the impression that it was the droop in the nose of the later cars (Elam era onward) that caused the steering box to foul the bulkhead....
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    I don't have them on mine either and whilst I...

    I don't have them on mine either and whilst I never had my car MOT'd it was checked over by an MOT inspector who declared the car fit and never said anything about the lack of backing plates. But...
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    Have you checked to make sure your front wheel...

    Have you checked to make sure your front wheel doesn't foul the reservoir when on full lock Brett?
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    Yes I can testify how effective a wiper based...

    Yes I can testify how effective a wiper based washer system is. My wife's car has the washer built into the wipers. The first time I used it I thought the washer fluid wasn't working as the normal...
  10. Thread: restoring mk1

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    Hi Barry - welcome to the forum. It's great to...

    Hi Barry - welcome to the forum. It's great to hear there's yet another project on the go. Send your details to Alistair (Blue Nova) he's taken on responsibility for keeping a record of owners and...
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    Although I haven't driven the car much recently,...

    Although I haven't driven the car much recently, I haven't been idle. I'm still putting more finishing touches to the car such as adding wire mesh grilles to the air lower air intakes and fitting U...
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    I don't understand why there isn't a big push for...

    I don't understand why there isn't a big push for Hydrogen powered cars. Hydrogen is abundant and easily made using the excess energy that would otherwise be unused by all the wind turbine generators...
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    There was some discussion on this very subject...

    There was some discussion on this very subject here:

    http://www.euro-nova.co.uk/vb/showthread.php?7299-Electric-Nova-Conversion
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    Well done Mick - nice to see such a well...

    Well done Mick - nice to see such a well documented site. And it brings back memories for me too as I built my first car in 1984 but thankfully didn't experience any of the quality issues you had...
  15. How to build your own fibreglass car from scratch

    I came across this brilliant video on you tube which take you through all the stages of building a buck then set of moulds for producing a fibreglass car. Many will already know the steps involved...
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    You probably already know this David, but Car...

    You probably already know this David, but Car Builder Solutions do a good range of circular tail lights both traditional and LED. My own car came with these, and they're still available as are very...
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    I took Dan's advice and have now fitted a relay...

    I took Dan's advice and have now fitted a relay feeding power to the starter solenoid. This has solved the problem I was having with the voltage drop caused by the length of the cable from the...
  18. I'm liking the polycreations rear end - they...

    I'm liking the polycreations rear end - they really suit the car and I'm a fan of round tail lights. A mesh grille will finish it nicely. On the subject of actuators, do you get a good negative hold...
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    That's looking great David - pity you can't check...

    That's looking great David - pity you can't check the rear view visibility on the car itself , but the aesthetics of the design are perfect
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    I'm pretty sure the MK2 had an extra inch added...

    I'm pretty sure the MK2 had an extra inch added to the height of the tub - that along with the extra inch added to the roof resulted in 2" extra headroom inside the car. The increased height of the...
  21. Thread: 009

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    I kept a note of all the parts I bought when I...

    I kept a note of all the parts I bought when I rebuilt my car... but can't remember where I put my notebook...:coat:
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    Yes that's true. My car is lowered 2.5" but I had...

    Yes that's true. My car is lowered 2.5" but I had to fit a 1" spacer bar to the rear seat mounting to make it fit. This means the floor is effectively only lowered by 1.5" with the MX5 seats in place
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    Although my pump system is not as described...

    Although my pump system is not as described above, I also needed a restrictor valve to stop my roof clattering down too fast. I got mine from a local company and can contact them again for prices if...
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    Mx5 seats also fit, and as a bonus are recline...

    Mx5 seats also fit, and as a bonus are recline able, so worth considering
  25. Thread: Crimp or Solder

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    I always assumed soldering was best but also...

    I always assumed soldering was best but also discovered the general consensus is to crimp. Which is probably just as well as crimping is a lot easier and quicker than soldering. I made up my harness...
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