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  1. Thread: New member

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    Respect Mike. 42 years ownership must be about a...

    Respect Mike. 42 years ownership must be about a record. You have a huge amount of experience with this car and will be a very welcome member of this forum. You must post some pictures of your car...
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    The Beetle I highlighted on ebay at the start of...

    The Beetle I highlighted on ebay at the start of this thread sold for £449 which was slightly under my budgeted figure of £500. On that basis I reckon it should still be possible to build a new Nova...
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    I'll probably stick to fairweather driving...

    I'll probably stick to fairweather driving Alistair. However the itch got the better of me today and I'm pleased to report that all the engine problems I was having back in the summer seem to be...
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    Took the Nova out for a spin today. It was cold...

    Took the Nova out for a spin today. It was cold and damp so I had to remove the sunroof to prevent the screen from misting over but even then it had a tendency to cloud up. No heating in the Nova...
  5. Thread: Exhaust Lego

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    Yes that was a really interesting show last night...

    Yes that was a really interesting show last night - it will be repeated (on quest) over the next few days if anyone wants to see.

    They did an EV conversion on a fiat 500 based on a similar...
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    There was one called the Freedom which more or...

    There was one called the Freedom which more or less did away with the canopy, it had a small wind deflector in the front, but I'm not sure if it actually made it into production

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    Something else to consider :thumbup:

    Something else to consider :thumbup:
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    Yes I really like that Lauren. My version doesn't...

    Yes I really like that Lauren. My version doesn't quite work for me at the back of the canopy whereas I think your treatment looks much better. However, I was also thinking the roof could become a...
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    Thanks for the detailed advice. This is pretty...

    Thanks for the detailed advice. This is pretty much as I understood it, however I thought I could probably defer the registration process until after I had completed the build. From what you are...
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    Fantastic. I never tire of seeing a quality Nova...

    Fantastic. I never tire of seeing a quality Nova on video.
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    Considering another Nova project..

    Some of you may recall I bought a project car six months or so before I bought the car I have recently finished restoring. So now my thoughts are beginning to return to the original project car which...
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    Great subject for discussion Alistair. My car is...

    Great subject for discussion Alistair. My car is very noisy inside, not just engine noise (which I don't actually mind) but all the creaks and noises that are mainly caused by the roof. I'm pretty...
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    Looks great and an open top too. Wonder if it's a...

    Looks great and an open top too. Wonder if it's a one off modification? Any more photos?
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    I'm sure you will have already considered this -...

    I'm sure you will have already considered this - but could the leak be caused by the windscreen washer system which is also likely to contain an antifreeze component?
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    I have been google mapping both shows and the...

    I have been google mapping both shows and the Newark show is a bit nearer to me than Stoneleigh, but both are a fair distance still (300 plus miles). However I have managed almost 1,000 miles total...
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    My original intention was to do it this way...

    My original intention was to do it this way Peter, but it would have involved removing the engine first as there's not enough room to remove a standard Beetle Shroud in the Nova's engine bay (yours...
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    So was I, but sadly no..so I had to make do and...

    So was I, but sadly no..so I had to make do and mend
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    Well, after putting it off for so long I finally...

    Well, after putting it off for so long I finally got around to changing the generator. And thanks to Alex's advice I found it pretty straightforward after all. All the advice on the vw forums I'd...
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    Looks like a great day out - and the weather was...

    Looks like a great day out - and the weather was kind. And I'm sure the Green Machine was one of the stars of the show.
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    Mine measures 1225mm at this point 3750

    Mine measures 1225mm at this point

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  21. Thread: Jon's Nova

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    Looking forward to seeing you make more progress....

    Looking forward to seeing you make more progress. It's not a race (I had my car for 7 years before I even started to work on it - then it took me another 4.5 years before I finally got it road legal...
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    Interesting video but the owner didn't inspire me...

    Interesting video but the owner didn't inspire me with any confidence in his ability to see it through, refering to the hydraulic rams as Hydraulic presses, and the Hydraulic pump as a compressor? ...
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    Great find Lauren - Personally I prefer the...

    Great find Lauren - Personally I prefer the styling of the Nova over many exotics such as Lamborghini so I'm not surprised it was held in such high esteem. I've often wondered if the Puma's front...
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    Avante on Facebook

    I think this may be the same car that Dirk went to see back in May this year when it was originaly advertised on Ebay:-

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2469728503270022/?ref=feed_rhc
  25. I would use the Bettle VIN on the tunnel when...

    I would use the Bettle VIN on the tunnel when applying for the V5C. I would even try to get the original age related number re-instated if this is at all possible as then it will qualify for historic...
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