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  1. Thread: Nova alert

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    Well that welding is nice and clean, better than...

    Well that welding is nice and clean, better than me and my 1990s Clarkeweld 120e Mk2 can do!

    I have recently bought some welding toys (TIG). Still need mucho practise.
  2. Thread: Nova alert

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    Very interesting. Do the other Cobley chassis...

    Very interesting. Do the other Cobley chassis have the wide body modifications too?
    Bobby Brown. Thanks for going for a look and sharing the info. I think now this has to be a project and not parts....
  3. Thread: Nova alert

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    Agreed. Nice welding on that frame! Very neat, no...

    Agreed. Nice welding on that frame! Very neat, no spatter.

    Widened chassis, would make a great track day car, a big bug engine, twin turbos, off to the Nurburg ring! What a youtube video that...
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    That is really interesting info about the number...

    That is really interesting info about the number plate. Great detective work. Hopefully that might be enough to get that car back on the road, or at least a Beetle V5 for starters. If a dealer has...
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    It did make the reserve Alistair. Hopefully the...

    It did make the reserve Alistair. Hopefully the new owner will buy the chassis with it and preserve the UK paperwork. Then Nuno's extended efforts to secure its future will have paid off.
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    That is great that you are taking on both. They...

    That is great that you are taking on both. They look like great projects. It would be such a shame if one was lost to spares. Projects don't need to have logical outcomes, or to make sense to the...
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    An alternative to wax is a silicone oil wiped on...

    An alternative to wax is a silicone oil wiped on by hand (not the spray on type). Silicone is very kind to rubber bushes, almost invisible, it adds a sheen and makes things water proof. and skiddy so...
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    The idea others use was to fully register it as a...

    The idea others use was to fully register it as a UK car, and never drive it in Spain. Then for a special day, just leave Spain. Not a general or acceptable solution, but potentially cheap, UK...
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    I would be tempted to sell the Mercedes for...

    I would be tempted to sell the Mercedes for parts! Might bring in as much as the SS if you are a bit ruthless. It is a shame you are on a Q plate, needing an MOT. Otherwise you could have it UK...
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    OK. So from that thread, 790KG for a 1200 Nova...

    OK. So from that thread, 790KG for a 1200 Nova with a full tank. (Dango's car in Austria when he got it.) Probably another 10 KG for a 1600cc?, so I will assume a round 800kg.
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    Fully built Nova weight?

    Has anyone weighed their Nova? Ideally a 1600cc VW build with automatic hood lift. Nothing fancy, just a typical fully built Nova, oil, a bit of petrol, battery, etc. I am wondering how heavy they...
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    Of the 3 there, I would say having somewhere to...

    Of the 3 there, I would say having somewhere to store and work on it is the most important. Somewhere that is safe, not a worry, and free, like an integral garage, etc. It does sound like it might be...
  13. Thread: 2 Nova's

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    Well done! Will be awesome for us all to have two...

    Well done! Will be awesome for us all to have two more Nova's on the road! So easily could have gone the other way if the wrong person got them. I'm pleased you have V5's too, plus prior Nova...
  14. Thread: 2 Nova's

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    The chassis colour of choice for a hidden...

    The chassis colour of choice for a hidden extrovert! Seriously I was thinking why myself, but that red, a bright green, or other crazy bright colour, and no underseal, you will soon see when rust...
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    It would be interesting to build your own...

    It would be interesting to build your own chassis, and to mount the VW engine the other way round, gearbox sticking out of the rear to get proper mid engined setup like Formula Vee cars do. Has...
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    Hang on a bit Peter. It has only been a year and...

    Hang on a bit Peter. It has only been a year and 3 months!!! :scared:

    There have been 4 for sale in that time, including this, that were close, including the "perfect" one I missed.

    Talking...
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    Comparing it to an early Lotus, built in small...

    Comparing it to an early Lotus, built in small numbers with a gorgeous engine, sharp design, etc. This would be like an early NOVA build, receipts for the kit, with a Porsche engine [356, 914 etc],...
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    OK, so I am the one who said it was a little more...

    OK, so I am the one who said it was a little more than I expected to pay. I am not looking for a trailer of spares though that is certainly a big plus. I missed the black one, Clive's Nova. It had...
  19. Poll: Hi Ryosuke; I really like the VW Bug, it has a...

    Hi Ryosuke; I really like the VW Bug, it has a gorgeous little engine, so special in many ways in terms of design, simplicity, light weight, reliability, part of the appeal of the car. It is a...
  20. Thread: Chassis Paints?

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    I have found hammerite/smoothrite brilliant and...

    I have found hammerite/smoothrite brilliant and simple on metalwork under cars in the past. Even quick jobs where I have wire brushed but not fully removed all rust seem to last 8 years +. An...
  21. Thread: Gulf Nova

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    I came across this thread, which started me...

    I came across this thread, which started me googling for Gulf Nova's. Very dangerous I know. As this thread only has dead links in it, I thought I would post this gorgeous find:...
  22. Thread: Road Going Nova

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    I'm interested. PM sent yesterday!

    I'm interested. PM sent yesterday!
  23. Thread: Nova alert !

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    Not me. That's all I know! (Thanks everyone for...

    Not me. That's all I know!
    (Thanks everyone for the Nova history lessons!)
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    Well it looks like you are in a nice part of...

    Well it looks like you are in a nice part of Spain! Do you have a spare room to do B+B to bring in a few extra quid? Air B+B or something!

    Hopefully you can crack on with all the small jobs that...
  25. Thread: Alto

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    Hopefully we will find out soon where!

    Hopefully we will find out soon where!
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