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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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:
  13. 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...
  14. 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
  16. 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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    Fantastic work - well done :thumbup:

    Fantastic work - well done :thumbup:
  20. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Nice find Alistair - I wonder how feasible it...

    Nice find Alistair - I wonder how feasible it would be to apply the same principle to a VW engine - remove the cylinder heads, wrap electrical copper wiring around the barrels, and you would have the...
  21. Thread: Newbie - Wannabe

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    One of the pictures of the Dutch car currently up...

    One of the pictures of the Dutch car currently up for sale show that it has been lowered. And being a series two it has a couple of inches extra headroom built into the bodywork (an inch was added to...
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    Well done Dirk - looking forward to reading this...

    Well done Dirk - looking forward to reading this when the magazine comes out. I would love to have taken part but do not yet have the confidence in my car to drive it so far and do not have access to...
  23. Thread: My new(ish) NOVA

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    Looking good, but I think I would prefer to see...

    Looking good, but I think I would prefer to see the bonnet done in orange.

    I agree with Alistair - The Nova looks so much better with the Nostrils in the Bonnet. Shame the looks of the car were...
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    Probably best not to bother trying it then..:coat:

    Probably best not to bother trying it then..:coat:
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    Watching this video just brings it home to me how...

    Watching this video just brings it home to me how much freedom we have lost as a result of ever increasing legislation. Long gone are the days when a one man band could design and build a one off...
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