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    Hi there Breakishnick, welcome to the forum. I...

    Hi there Breakishnick, welcome to the forum.

    I would concur with the Mk1 - there are a couple of other good giveaways - the roofline above the windscreen is very flat, this was raised on the Mk2...
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    Brooklands New Years Day 2020 – the official report!

    OK, so it’s a couple of weeks late, on account of my using 35mm film and having to find a new development lab, but hopefully you will find the results worth the wait.

    Because it was such a gloomy,...
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    ...And Mikes specification also mirrors that of...

    ...And Mikes specification also mirrors that of John Rand's Lotus powered car, which is almost the same vintage (ADD Mk1 with a sunroof panel and Ford Mustang convertible hydraulics added by Nova...
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    Hello Mike - welcome to the forum. What a lovely...

    Hello Mike - welcome to the forum. What a lovely looking machine. I am guessing from the specification and your length of ownership that the car is a Mk1, but is it an ADD or a very early Elam car?
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    Thanks BBC, that is a really useful summary. I...

    Thanks BBC, that is a really useful summary. I was particularly interested in the lighting requirements, it seems odd that headlights don't have to be "E" marked but I guess if the beam pattern is...
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    I noticed that the motor and controllers were the...

    I noticed that the motor and controllers were the same ones Edd China used for the Maserati Biturbo EV conversion on Wheeler Dealers, although with fewer batteries and only one motor the Fiat was...
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    I'm afraid there is quite a difference between...

    I'm afraid there is quite a difference between simply removing the canopy and preserving the original aesthetic. The Freedom machine looks like a very poor effort to me, like the Siva Spyder (S160...
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    I was assuming the use of the existing canopy...

    I was assuming the use of the existing canopy hydraulics, but if the car was to be permanently open I would convert to gas rams I think. Stepping over the side wouldn't be an option in my proposal,...
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    Hehe - you may also remember I did my own...

    Hehe - you may also remember I did my own rendering, many years ago...

    https://i.vgy.me/VjjjWP.jpg

    Subsequently I determined that the combing around the cockpit would have to be a bit lower to...
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    Thanks Alistair - yes, I did see the car on these...

    Thanks Alistair - yes, I did see the car on these videos but as you say it appears so fleetingly it didn't seem worth linking...
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    Caught on Video

    About 26 minutes in...

    https://youtu.be/LhlDOVBIvTE
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    As you know I have always loved the idea of doing...

    As you know I have always loved the idea of doing a Nova Spyder, along similar lines to the Isdera Imperator 033i. With no windscreen you can get away without wipers or washers, or demisters. Biker...
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    It was a Chevy stepside pickup, and you're right,...

    It was a Chevy stepside pickup, and you're right, the improvement was significant - around 10 dB or more from memory (dB is a logarithmic scale, so a 3 dB improvement is half the power; 6 dB is half...
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    There was a company called 1-6-2 engineering who...

    There was a company called 1-6-2 engineering who made a number of targa conversions to the Mk2 Nova, I think with factory approval or at least knowledge. They all feature a fixed quarterlight to...
  15. Not noticed any issues accessing vgy.me (last...

    Not noticed any issues accessing vgy.me (last upload was on Saturday). But as I use the Ubuntu Linux OS I don't have anti-virus as such, so cannot comment on recent changes to site certification etc....
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    Yes, there are - I will need to get the...

    Yes, there are - I will need to get the instrument pod out before the dash top can come off, so I might see about trimming the viewing ports for the secondary instruments. I might also look at...
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    I had a very similar experience when I was doing...

    I had a very similar experience when I was doing my dashboard - I used 2-part expanding foam to backfill around the various heater and vent pipes running through the dashboard panel and found that...
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    After all the rain we have had recently I wasn't...

    After all the rain we have had recently I wasn't sure if the wet carpet in the passenger footwell was a result of rain or a leak in the cooling system. However, after several days of dry weather and...
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    I don't think we can do that, as no...

    I don't think we can do that, as no Nova/Avante/Eagle has been submitted for IVA, to our knowledge. We can only look at similar closed coupes such as GT40 replicas to see what they have to do to get...
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    Amazing - the whole video only covers the banking...

    Amazing - the whole video only covers the banking and start/finish straight, so I guess about 50% of the total attendance!

    I do appear briefly in the time-lapse video posted yesterday, coming in...
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    Brooklands New Year's Day Gathering

    Apologies as this is just a placeholder for the event, which I attended with the Green Machine today. Reason being, I dusted off my trusty Commiecam (had to fit a new battery for the light meter) and...
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    Potential IVA failure points are legion I'm...

    Potential IVA failure points are legion I'm afraid - I was looking at a GT40 builders forum the other day and the latest regs say that even the side windows have to be "E" marked, otherwise it is an...
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    Thanks Steve - well, I have clearly learned a lot...

    Thanks Steve - well, I have clearly learned a lot from yesterday; today I ran a bead of non-hardening sealant around the passenger side headlamp bucket, placed the cover carefully on top, located all...
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    Indeed, although thankfully the forecast down...

    Indeed, although thankfully the forecast down here is looking OK for the next few days.

    I forgot to mention, I bought two tubes of 3M non-hardening windscreen sealant. This stuff looks just like...
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    Headlight Demisters (Part 2)

    OK, here is the conclusion of the headlamp demister project. With the cover removed from the nearside headlamp pod, I marked out and cut a slot in the base...

    https://i.vgy.me/9gHhwB.jpg

    I...
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