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  1. I had a good weekend and got the trailing arms...

    I had a good weekend and got the trailing arms built, bashed in the new inner and outer bearings, seals, EMPI brake mount, the only glitch was the goopy paint on some mounting flanges which had to be...
  2. Yeah, just checked it out - nice. Do you use the...

    Yeah, just checked it out - nice.
    Do you use the camera for reversing only or is it rear view camera (i.e. permanently on)? I am looking at the latter.

    @ALL
    Nice selection of Spoilers - thanks....
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    I didn't regret selling my first car. I loved the...

    I didn't regret selling my first car. I loved the car and still enjoy seeing it at shows, but my circumstances had changed, I had just bought a house (no garage) job had changed. If you fancy...
  4. Thread: Jon's Nova

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    Good to see, keep the updates coming!

    Good to see, keep the updates coming!
  5. Thanks All, @Brett, yeah nice design it does...

    Thanks All,

    @Brett, yeah nice design it does give food for thought,
    I like the idea of an extra brake light and even a rear-view camera mounted on there somewhere.
  6. Rear spoiler from the Purvis Eureka, available in the UK?

    Just borrowing a pic from Phill's post:

    I like the rear Spoiler(?) shown here, it seems to be longer than the Spoiler that came with the Mk4 in the UK.
    Where can I get one? Any moulds knocking...
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    Well, on this Forum we were always going to...

    Well, on this Forum we were always going to advise you to keep the car, get it going etc.
    But if you are not feeling it, you should sell-up. This is an all-or-nothing car.

    Personally I'd sell...
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    OK, that is a pity about the VIN Tag. The Tag...

    OK, that is a pity about the VIN Tag.
    The Tag usually has a body number and date of manufacture.

    The lights on your car are generic units, not from a specific vehicle, they were used on HGVs,...
  9. This is the trailing arm pivot bush on an IRS...

    This is the trailing arm pivot bush on an IRS car;

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    My question is which surface is supposed to move/slide, and against which? (i.e. when the wheel moves up and down)

    I assume the bush...
  10. Useful - thanks, even though I have the...

    Useful - thanks, even though I have the adjusters, I will sync-up the bars using that technique before fitting them.
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    Wow that's proper north. Looks more like a Mk 1...

    Wow that's proper north.
    Looks more like a Mk 1 from that angle.
    Just curious, is there a name/VIN plate in the front compartment?
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    Welcome to the forum, Nice Pics and interesting...

    Welcome to the forum, Nice Pics and interesting to hear about the vehicle.
    Looks like the Scottish mafia are already onto you ;-)
  13. Next job on the list is to re-fit the rear...

    Next job on the list is to re-fit the rear torsion bars, adjustable spring plates (Pic) IRS trailing arms + all bushes.

    When I removed the torsion bars, I noted which was left & right, but not the...
  14. I forgot this Pic, this shows 2 vent(?) holes...

    I forgot this Pic, this shows 2 vent(?) holes that give access to the (UK) Drivers 'side chamber'.
    The 360 degree Waxoyl Spray wand slots into these nicely.
    On the passenger side there is no...
  15. Well, I have managed to get the Chassis Waxoyled;...

    Well, I have managed to get the Chassis Waxoyled; And the job was a royal PITA.
    I ended up using most of the 5L Can of the black stuff, but in fairness about a quarter of it is embedded into my...
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    Some great pics, thanks for posting. The Granada...

    Some great pics, thanks for posting.
    The Granada and Corvair were my Favs.
    I always liked the simplicity of the UVA Fugitive- nice.
  17. Thread: New member

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    Welcome to the forum, good to read about you car....

    Welcome to the forum, good to read about you car.
    As others have said, keep the updates coming, look forward to following the build.
  18. Thread: Nova wanted

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    Hello man, welcome to the forum. You will...

    Hello man, welcome to the forum.
    You will probably find that most of the cars that come up for sale are basket-cases requiring full-on rebuilds.
    So you'll probably have to wait for the right car to...
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    Good to see you giving it some welly- nice vid

    Good to see you giving it some welly- nice vid
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    Well that was useful, but you should call us out...

    Well that was useful, but you should call us out on any duff info you have seen on the site.
    We haven't had one of 'our' cars go through an IVA (sorry BIVA) so we interpret the rules and owners go...
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    Am right in thinking that Dynamat (or similar)...

    Am right in thinking that Dynamat (or similar) stick-on patches
    are best used on metal surfaces i.e. the floorpans on our cars?

    Are the requirements different for soundproofing fibreglass...
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    Yeah I would also be interested to know if they...

    Yeah I would also be interested to know if they reduce noise in the cabin.

    I have seen similar sound deadening sheets used on TV build shows; Gas Monkey Garage and Wheeler Dealers, on the latter...
  23. Slightly off-topic... I used to have...

    Slightly off-topic...

    I used to have Anti-virus software on my PCs going back years (McAfee, Norton, whatever), in fact I used to have a 3-User Norton licence to cover my Dad's PC as well as my 2....
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    What a pain! Maybe there will be a opportunity to...

    What a pain! Maybe there will be a opportunity to make some other improvements or tidy some bits up while its pulled apart; just trying to be positive!
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    Wow! The Elams produced an open top canopy back...

    Wow! The Elams produced an open top canopy back in the day, I wonder if it's one of those?
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