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  1. Well it shows that it can be done - (not keen on...

    Well it shows that it can be done - (not keen on the wooden prop holding the front up!) Never really happy with aerodynamic features like splitters being stuck on with no idea whether they'll exert...
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    In England the easiest way to buy it is as 'door...

    In England the easiest way to buy it is as 'door brush seal' sold in lengths with various material spines long enough to go round house doors or along garage doors. I used some where my canopy wires...
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    Looks like a Mk2 - that might be the shredded...

    Looks like a Mk2 - that might be the shredded remains of a tarp under the tyre rather than a damaged screen......... Anywhere near you Dan?
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    I've never regretted fitting an alternator, but I...

    I've never regretted fitting an alternator, but I have had to replace it once a couple of years ago after it fritzed for no obvious reason.....
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    Nice set of videos - they went to a huge amount...

    Nice set of videos - they went to a huge amount of effort to screw the polycarb windscreen in - which would only be fit for show or track use.....
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    Commiserations Bushboy - hope something better...

    Commiserations Bushboy - hope something better replaces it quickly!
  7. Thread: Road Going Nova

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    Would that be a member who has dangerous...

    Would that be a member who has dangerous encounters with chop-saws I wonder? :coat:
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    I think Phil quoted some numbers in his book.....

    I think Phil quoted some numbers in his book.....
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    Thanks all - the ribs were deliberate - I looked...

    Thanks all - the ribs were deliberate - I looked at just letting the lights into the body panel, but thought there was too much 'smoothness' and not enough character. (I was tinking Miura which has a...
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    Although I've got 52mm Smiths type ammeter and...

    Although I've got 52mm Smiths type ammeter and voltmeter (when I was building the car I put in most available gauges except an altimeter!) I've never been that impressed with them. As a more...
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    Well there's been a lot of other projects getting...

    Well there's been a lot of other projects getting in the way but I'm still putting in a bit of time on the Nova while I wait for the new front suspension parts.....

    Following on from the pop-up...
  12. Thread: ebay nova

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    Looks to be a Mk4 or has Mk 4 bits....

    Looks to be a Mk4 or has Mk 4 bits....
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    Yup that's my choice of colour for the new Nova,...

    Yup that's my choice of colour for the new Nova, would be great with a dark green screen and side glass...:cool:
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    How about working vents or louvres into it? I...

    How about working vents or louvres into it? I have added metal-mesh vent holes to both my cars as it always seems hot under the cover, plus they add a bit of interest to an otherwise boring panel....
  15. Thread: Another MOT

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    And again - few days late as my MOT man was on a...

    And again - few days late as my MOT man was on a cruise and I didn't want to inflict an 'interesting' car on his locum.... raining just enough to need the sun-roof in - amazing how much quieter that...
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    You're more likely to get a definite 'Don't like'...

    You're more likely to get a definite 'Don't like' on this site (especially from some of our more out-spoken members) no comment is more like 'like it so far - waiting to see what happens next!'
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    Mine are red too - though that would look odd...

    Mine are red too - though that would look odd with your colour scheme - orange maybe?
  18. Thread: Engine Missfire

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    Sticky: Perhaps it's all down to a spider?

    Perhaps it's all down to a spider?
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    Ed does get his PMs so that's the easiest way to...

    Ed does get his PMs so that's the easiest way to contact him.....
  20. Thread: Engine Missfire

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    Sticky: Um - have you changed the condenser? It's not on...

    Um - have you changed the condenser? It's not on your list and they often get over-looked - modern ones don't seem nearly as good as the originals....
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    Not sure I'd bother with the engine size increase...

    Not sure I'd bother with the engine size increase (it seemed oh-so important the first time around aged 18 when changed from 1300 to type 4 1700 injection... and some people get obsessed with the...
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    Interesting idea - presumably they'd have to...

    Interesting idea - presumably they'd have to hinge, or have you a cunning plan for them to slide somehow?
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    Great! I went to a kit-car show at Santa Pod in...

    Great! I went to a kit-car show at Santa Pod in 1982, which is where I first saw the Lotus powered Nova that still comes to Stones (same owner) So nice that there could be a new show to bolster the...
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    My first Nova had a forwards hinged bonnet - the...

    My first Nova had a forwards hinged bonnet - the builder used two Mini boot hinges (painted black) which were designed to be externally mounted in the first place. They didn't look out of place (or...
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    I thought I had but no. I have a used side pocket...

    I thought I had but no. I have a used side pocket I was going to clean up and take a mould from but have never got round to it... (I also have an unfitted pair of Mk4 pockets that are equally...
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