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    Very futuristic and would bring the Nova bang up...

    Very futuristic and would bring the Nova bang up to date
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    Don't worry Alistair. Like you, and many others...

    Don't worry Alistair. Like you, and many others here, I will never sell my Nova. I can't conceive of any circumstances when that would happen. I would starve first
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    I like your idea to fit driving lights into the...

    I like your idea to fit driving lights into the front undertray. Something like this:-
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    Sadly - everything must go

    I'm posting this with a heavy heart...
    I love driving my Classic cars, I just don't have the time to fit it into my busy life.
    I work so many hours that I am struggling to keep up with the everyday...
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    Thanks Alex -I've just been watching some you...

    Thanks Alex -I've just been watching some you tube videos and it seems pretty straightforward after all. I've been putting off doing this because I thought it would take all day. I've tried loosening...
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    Don't you need to lift the cooling shroud to do...

    Don't you need to lift the cooling shroud to do it?
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    Quick update on where I am now with the Nova. ...

    Quick update on where I am now with the Nova.

    The engine is now running sweet with no hint of any missfire now. I changed the coil back in the summer and think that's got a lot to do with it.
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  8. Thread: Nova alert

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    It has some historic interest in the UK. Sam...

    It has some historic interest in the UK. Sam Cobleys company was the last to produce Nova kits in Britain. The Mid engined chassis was an attempt to bring the design up to date before legislation...
  9. I bought my crimping tool from screwfix and it...

    I bought my crimping tool from screwfix and it did a first class job:- https://www.screwfix.com/p/crimping-tool-9/3137v

    You will also need a wire stripper - I had an older crimp tool which I...
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    Hi Graham - welcome to the forum. Looking forward...

    Hi Graham - welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing your project build. The engine is a 1600 air cooled VW I believe and probably worth the best part of what you paid for the entire car...
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    It's registered with the DVLA as an Avante - date...

    It's registered with the DVLA as an Avante - date of registration 1982. So there's every chance a V5c could be obtained by the succesfull bidder and the car put back on the road
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    Nova for sale at Auction this saturday

    Comes with what looks like a good screen :- https://bidonline.ncmauctions.co.uk/auctions/7248/ncm-au10227/lot-details/74840881-dae3-4ad6-8c9a-aae90154ade6
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    More info here:-...

    More info here:- https://bidonline.ncmauctions.co.uk/auctions/7248/ncm-au10227/lot-details/25a22d73-4b92-47ca-b19e-aae901549541
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    Avante for sale in Auction this saturday

    NCM Auctions and asset management are autioning off a load of project classic cars this Saturday - Amongst them what looks like an Avante?
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    Some great photos there Lauren. The droop snoot...

    Some great photos there Lauren. The droop snoot firenza is one of my favourites. Year ago a neighbour of mine had one and took me for a run. I couldn't believe how quick it was (though probably...
  16. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    I've been keeping an accurate record of my build...

    I've been keeping an accurate record of my build costs and it's now standing at £4582 but my starting point was a car that only cost me £500, (however, that was back in 2007). Spread over more than...
  17. Thread: 2 Post Lift

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    Nice one Dirk:thumbup: I have an inspection...

    Nice one Dirk:thumbup:

    I have an inspection pit in my Garage which I dug out many years ago. Back then it was hardly ever used so eventually we converted the garage into a room which involved...
  18. Thread: Nova AKA806J

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    To remove the body you do have to take of the...

    To remove the body you do have to take of the front undertray as it wraps under the front of the floorpan. It should be possible to remove the body leaving the side pods in place however, the job is...
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    I don't get it...I wasn't joking..:confused1:

    I don't get it...I wasn't joking..:confused1:
  20. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Looks like the paving slabs and bags of cement I...

    Looks like the paving slabs and bags of cement I currently have in the boot of my Capri (to improve it's road holding) will have to be transferred to the front compartment of my Nova to improve it's...
  21. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Surely the limiting factor with Braking is the...

    Surely the limiting factor with Braking is the tyres grip on the road? I can easily lock up my front wheels (which are fitted with standard Beetle Discs) so unless I implement other measures to...
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    Some discussion about weights here:-...

    Some discussion about weights here:- http://www.euro-nova.co.uk/vb/showthread.php?6285-Marks-Silver-machine/page75
  23. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    Oh no, you can't break it up Peter, :scared: I'm...

    Oh no, you can't break it up Peter, :scared: I'm pretty sure there's a law against that (or if there isn't there should be). If all else fails can't you sell it complete for someone in the UK...
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    Welcome to the forum - More pictures please Nigel.

    Welcome to the forum - More pictures please Nigel.
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    Looking forward to seeing more pictures of your...

    Looking forward to seeing more pictures of your cars. Sounds like you got some real bargains there
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