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  1. Excellent piece of engineering. You've done a...

    Excellent piece of engineering. You've done a great job. Can't wait to see the next instalment. :clapping:
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    Have you checked the automatic choke is working...

    Have you checked the automatic choke is working properly? There should be a live feed to the carb that heats up a coiled metal strip that controls the butterfly valve. If this isn't connected your...
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    Seems a strange problem you're having. If it's...

    Seems a strange problem you're having. If it's not the carb (the float chamber should shut off the fuel) and not the distributor it points to a mechanical issue. Have you checked the tappet settings?
  4. Well done Steve - a well deserved G&T. Hopefully...

    Well done Steve - a well deserved G&T. Hopefully your issues with the flywheel are the last of your hiccups and the rest is plain sailing for you
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    That must be extremely satisfying to go from...

    That must be extremely satisfying to go from making the buck, to producing the mould, then finally the finished panel. Well done David. When are you going to produce your own complete new design of...
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    Studying the last photo in the advert I can see...

    Studying the last photo in the advert I can see the engine is a type 3 which is based on the T1 engine but with a different cooling system (pancake instead of upright). So the engine is worth a lot...
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    You've got to wonder what's going on here though?

    You've got to wonder what's going on here though?
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    The Nova modifications manual is a great source...

    The Nova modifications manual is a great source of information on wiring. Make sure you label every wire run as you go along. No need to buy reels of different coloured cables - just label each cable...
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    Douglas Anderson called in to see me at my work...

    Douglas Anderson called in to see me at my work unit today on his way to Edinburgh and presented me with a signed copy of his book. We chatted for a while and I was gutted that my own Nova was back...
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    This is a useful tool for calculating wheel and...

    This is a useful tool for calculating wheel and tyre combinations:- https://tiresize.com/tyre-size-calculator/
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    Richard Oakes Autobiography

    A new book has been written by Douglas Anderson which is an autobiography of Richard Oakes. Should be a fascinating read. Details are as follows:-

    “This illustrated biography tells the story of...
  12. Thread: Cost of a Nova

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    I agree with Alistairs figures, prices have...

    I agree with Alistairs figures, prices have generally increased in recent years (probably as a result of more people recognising the Nova as a true Classic). Practically any project is do-able...
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    Welcome Mark, as Alistair has already said there...

    Welcome Mark, as Alistair has already said there is a wealth of information here - you just need to go back and look at old threads, most of your questions have probably already been answered, but...
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    Nice one Lauren, and so good to see your car back...

    Nice one Lauren, and so good to see your car back in regular use :thumbup:
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    According to the advert, there's only three of...

    According to the advert, there's only three of these left in the UK...Apparently :whistling:
  16. Thread: Nova windscreen

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    Yes - I did mine this way following Dirks...

    Yes - I did mine this way following Dirks advice:- http://www.euro-nova.co.uk/vb/showthread.php?6226-Phill-s-Nova-Project-finally-begins/page40
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    My steering wheel is further away from the screen...

    My steering wheel is further away from the screen than yours
  18. Thread: How much space ?

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    My Steering wheel is 305mm dia. and is 120mm from...

    My Steering wheel is 305mm dia. and is 120mm from the nearest point of the screen. Say 90mm space between my knuckles at 12 O-clock
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    Another Nova on Ebay

    Restored 1972 Nova Kit Car - VW GT40 Ferrari Lamborghini Replica BMW Porsche | eBay

    It was mentioned a few weeks ago then disappeared for some reason?
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    if you've ruled out air leaks then re-check the...

    if you've ruled out air leaks then re-check the timing. I know you've already set it but it might be worth advancing or retarding it slightly to see if you can improve the idle.
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    I also notice that there is no vacuum advance...

    I also notice that there is no vacuum advance tube connected to your distributer. This will cause 2 issues, 1 your timing will not advance as it should resulting in a loss of power, and 2, if the...
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    You can tell if there are air leaks anywhere by...

    You can tell if there are air leaks anywhere by spraying wd40 or quick start all around the intake manifold while the engine is running. Any changes in engine speed indicate an air leak somewhere....
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    Incidentally, these engines are very sensitive to...

    Incidentally, these engines are very sensitive to any air leaks. Makes sure there are no air leaks anywhere on the inlet manifold and carb as this will cause poor running. My own car suffered from a...
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    There should be a feed from the exhaust up to the...

    There should be a feed from the exhaust up to the carb to send heat to the inlet to prevent icing of the carb. This is the two ends that have been disconnected. This shouldn't affect idling on first...
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    You must have been sweating buckets doing these...

    You must have been sweating buckets doing these modifications and wondering would it all work out in the end? Well done:clapping:

    I never understood how bashing the forging of a ball joint socket...
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