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  1. Thread: My New Nova

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    I would echo that thought - move the wheel closer...

    I would echo that thought - move the wheel closer to you, to get a bit more knee room. Most modern wheels have no dish at all, but usually have a collapsible adapter between the wheel and the...
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    You gotta love the steam-punk speedo graphics,...

    You gotta love the steam-punk speedo graphics, printed on a piece of paper and then cut out and stuck over the original instrument face :facepalm:

    In fairness though, it is no worse than those...
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    Hmm, interesting. Not for use in wet weather...

    Hmm, interesting. Not for use in wet weather though, there appears to be no means of fitting a Targa top. Looks like an original ADD car (or early Sterling) but with a Mk2 bonnet. Engine looks potent...
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    Another MoT Pass!

    What a relief - last week I checked when the MoT expires on the Green Machine and realised I didn't have much time! Only enough time in fact to have a quick squiz around, check all the lights, tyre...
  5. Not from us, but possibly from Mr Plod if you are...

    Not from us, but possibly from Mr Plod if you are stopped on the way there :D
  6. I have to agree, GPS is not pervasive enough to...

    I have to agree, GPS is not pervasive enough to be reliable for measuring speed, and as Peter says an odometer is a legal requirement. The Russians have been "spoofing" GPS receivers in the Black...
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    Absolutely correct - the first attempt failed...

    Absolutely correct - the first attempt failed quality check and was offered to me free of charge. Nova Nigel needed a screen for his car, so we spent an entire afternoon looking for the blemish (and...
  8. I would say it is a Hall effect sender for the...

    I would say it is a Hall effect sender for the speedometer.

    The output from the Hall effect device is at a very low level, so a transistor amplifier is needed to boost the level. So one of the...
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    Of course, now I remember, the ADO Auto guy. I...

    Of course, now I remember, the ADO Auto guy.

    I think what you have to remember is that the Nova is memorable for all the wrong reasons - cramped inside yet very large for a 2-seater, hopelessly...
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    Not the most prolific writer, or publisher, based...

    Not the most prolific writer, or publisher, based on a quick Internet search... :(
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    Thanks Phill - let's hope it doesn't skimp on the...

    Thanks Phill - let's hope it doesn't skimp on the important details!

    (I know, the Nova is just one of Richard's many projects, and perhaps not his most fondly-remembered work, but I can't help...
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    It still has the Colt Sapporo dashboard and the...

    It still has the Colt Sapporo dashboard and the natty switch pod attached to the canopy trim panel (so it falls easily to hand when the canopy is closed). Sad to see it in such poor condition, it was...
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    Last few snaps now. I actually surprised myself,...

    Last few snaps now. I actually surprised myself, as I subconsciously limit the number of pictures to 36-38, the same as a roll of 35mm film. This time I took 75! I suppose it has been a while since I...
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    It rained a bit mid-morning, which was good as a...

    It rained a bit mid-morning, which was good as a number of bonnets/doors and most of crowds abated - not that you would notice in the Alfa "car park", which was a handy refuge when the crowds got too...
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    Hi Dave - there is a heavily triangulated steel...

    Hi Dave - there is a heavily triangulated steel frame under the canopy hinges, I suspect the sill panel doesn't wrap around under the body as tightly as it does on other Novas, which makes the sill...
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    I guess it is a moot point now, as the original...

    I guess it is a moot point now, as the original post is 2 years old and we have not heard anything more since.

    Nice as the Pie Valley chassis looks, to my knowledge there are no examples on the...
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    Auto Italia at Brooklands

    Yes, after a 2-year hiatus, and a delay until the Autumn, the biggest Italian car show in the country was back on the 10th October, and in the midst of the fuel shortages throughout the region (I had...
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    Registered as a "Nova" maybe, but then there are...

    Registered as a "Nova" maybe, but then there are all the other variants under which the car could have been registered, such as "VW Sports", "VW Nova", "Nova Sports", or even VW Saloon, VW 1300, 1500...
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    OK, that makes more sense. I paid for the screen...

    OK, that makes more sense. I paid for the screen print mask for the black border on my own screen, but Pilkington kept the mask and frame and have since done a number of screens with this feature, so...
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    Wowsers. That is quite an impressive Miura...

    Wowsers. That is quite an impressive Miura concept. There again, the original Miura renderings looked rather more racy that the reality...
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    Just the trip computer - the other instruments...

    Just the trip computer - the other instruments are a combination of Dakota Digital VFD readouts and bespoke circuits. The SD1 readout uses the same blue/green VFD as Dakota Digital, so I replaced the...
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    Thanks John - Transit drag links were a very...

    Thanks John - Transit drag links were a very popular solution for top wishbone balljoints - low maintenance compared to Noble's original design, so an ideal choice for the Midtec. Hopefully Lee...
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    I've always loved that style of dash, although...

    I've always loved that style of dash, although the trip computer is not so easy to interface to (having said that, mine is working well)
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    Hi Piper - there was a choice of spherical joints...

    Hi Piper - there was a choice of spherical joints or rubber bushes, I chose the spherical joints because I knew that I would want to play with the suspension geometry. I guess for the Midtec only the...
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    Mein Gott, it comes with a fresh TUV! The most...

    Mein Gott, it comes with a fresh TUV! The most fearsome roadworthiness test in Europe. Looks to be in excellent condition inside and out - 1600 Variant engine by the looks of it.

    I love the twin...
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