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    Behave! No wonder people get put off, lets bear...

    Behave! No wonder people get put off, lets bear in mind that most people looking for a Nova are not that young and have a bit of disposable income to play with.

    NOW... How much is a body from the...
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    IVA for a NOVA?

    In a previous post I referred to the fact that there has been some dodgy information about NOVA's and IVA. The following is from experience with BIVA as well as known issues from other people who...
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    Yes, get it all done beforehand as it is easier...

    Yes, get it all done beforehand as it is easier to prove it is a genuine re-body and not a bespoke build that would need BIVA.
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    Although I have not been on this site for a good...

    Although I have not been on this site for a good few years I do look in to see what you are all doing, however, I felt it time to login again as I have seen some absolute rubbish stated about...
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    Re: Giles's Nova

    If you are going to big someone or a company up the way that you have and then post photo's (however taken) that show substandard welding in that it is NOT neat and a good weld should have equal...
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    Re: Giles's Nova

    I like the stainless parts but have to say Ron Dennis wouldn't have accepted that welding.
  7. Re: Looking to find my fathers old nova SBM 4N

    The details on that car are that it was last on the road in 1993, was first registered 1st. August 1974 and was Red in colour with a 1285cc engine and registered as a Nova.

    Other than that I can't...
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    Re: Headlamp cover tracing..

    Ed (and anyone else really) Rick has sent me a CAD file that I can print off as a full size template of the headlight cover, if you want one then send me a PM with your address and I will post it off...
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    Re: Headlamp cover tracing..

    Rick, if you send me a CAD file I could print it out full size for whoever and would be happy to post to them.

    As for painting/wrapping, someone told me about plastic spraying which might be the...
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    Re: cover on side sill.

    Well not surprised as you may have guessed, a great looking car only needs the engine swapping out for something with more cylinders and you are away.
    Enjoy, I know I would.
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    Re: Another MOT

    Alex, the mot's have altered a fair amount but not everything relates to the older cars. The dash lights are more to do with the newer cars that have all the warning lights on them such as SRS, ABS...
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    Re: opening side windows, ideas please

    Ok so you are finally going to get it registered over there. Do they require their rules or the BIVA rules? For a kit car or special build BIVA allow plastic/polycarb side screens but they have to be...
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    Re: Option maybe

    Just to add to my first post in this topic, my other project was a body swap that I had inspected by VOSA so I'm happy enough, it's only what they do or say if I get stopped in the future as they do...
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    Re: opening side windows, ideas please

    Firstly why are you bothering as your car is on a Q plate therefore is legal whatever you do over in the UK and from your past posts getting it legal in Spain was a no no. Have you found a way to get...
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    Re: Option maybe

    The thing with the DVLA and VOSA is that they say what goes and you have to prove otherwise. I still have my Mk1 Capri which I put a rover V8 in back in 1982, I also installed a narrowed Jaguar IRS...
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    Re: gas conversion

    Doubt anyone has done the conversion on a Nova but I run a couple of vehicles on LPG and have had no issues with it over the best part of 80K miles. My first was a 3.9l manual Discovery with...
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    Re: alternator

    Peter must be on the sangria again as his post is not helpful to you, however neither will I be as I have no idea about bug stuff but someone will read your post and understand your question and will...
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    Re: Option maybe

    Only two ways of doing this.
    Firstly you change the body and if stopped by plod or worse VOSA you say it is an Eagle and hope they don't know what the difference is.
    Secondly you change the body...
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    Re: cover on side sill.

    Why is it taking so long to move a Nova from one road in Tamworth to another :nonono:
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    Re: cover on side sill.

    A few people have had stainless steel plates made up some with the wording NOVA cut into them, however I'm unsure if the guy that used to make them still does.

    A cheaper alternative that I was...
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    Re: Help required

    If you now have a spark and it's blowing back through the carb I would go back to basics on the timing before doing anything else.
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    Re: Pog's sterling....

    You could try a banjo fitting, failing that lift the tank half an inch.
  23. Re: Not mine but didn't know where to put this

    The car hasn't been seen since he sold it, apparently the new owner was a fanatic of the Nova, had pictures of that particular one on his walls, he bought it and that is the last of it.
    I did a...
  24. Not mine but didn't know where to put this

    A guy I know from the rodding scene built an RV8 engined Nova way back when and he has done a bit of a write up, hopefully the link will work.

    http://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/tech-f ... in+kit+car
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    Re: Engine Won't Start

    Ok, no water or masses of fuel in the bores, sounds like it could be slightly too far advanced on the timing.

    Would suggest you check the timing on the distributor against number one plug and see...
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