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    I would be interested to know the angle from...

    I would be interested to know the angle from vertical as well Mike :-)
  2. Quick update; In the end I bent the fuel hardline...

    Quick update; In the end I bent the fuel hardline myself using my Draper copper pipe bender, amazing that it worked on 1mm wall stainless - just!
    Now that I have the hardline I can get the mounts...
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    I was sat behind a Mk1 MX5 in traffic today, the...

    I was sat behind a Mk1 MX5 in traffic today, the mirrors look "stuck on" on the original car as well ;-)
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    Hello mate, Silly question: Why do you need the...

    Hello mate, Silly question: Why do you need the outline of the window recess and its angle to install MX5 mirrors? The mirrors bolt to the lower edge / lip of the canopy below the window, what am I...
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    Nice update, interior looking great.

    Nice update, interior looking great.
  6. Thread: Nova for Sale

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    First time that question has been answered -...

    First time that question has been answered - thank you.
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    Nice update. Chassis looks decent, when was is...

    Nice update.
    Chassis looks decent, when was is refiurbed?
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    Looking at Ford Ka Mk1 for mine, manual...

    Looking at Ford Ka Mk1 for mine, manual adjustment.
    ...
  9. Thread: Nova for Sale

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    hmm... :coat: Now that is an...

    hmm... :coat:




    Now that is an interesting idea ;-)
  10. Thread: Nova for Sale

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    Hello Mike, Let's get the benefit of your...

    Hello Mike, Let's get the benefit of your experience;

    If you are painting a Nova bodyshell, to get a top-end, long lasting finish:
    What prep would you do?
    What primers, base coat(s) would you...
  11. Thread: Nova for Sale

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    I have just been googling. So the working theory...

    I have just been googling.
    So the working theory is that Alistair's car does not suffer from Osmosis because it was painted very early in its lifespan before the Osmosis set in(?)

    Dave's car...
  12. Thread: Hello from Spain

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    Yes please post some pics when you are ready,...

    Yes please post some pics when you are ready, sounds like the build is well underway :cool1:
  13. Thread: Hello from Spain

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    In view of the fact that you are going for a...

    In view of the fact that you are going for a mid-engined config, you are propably right to lower the pan a full 4 inches. The engine (bay) will encroach into the cabin, and may necessitate a (lower)...
  14. Thread: Nova for Sale

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    Interesting that the spots appear under the wrap,...

    Interesting that the spots appear under the wrap, I always assumed that the paint itself somehow reacted with the fibreglass/gelcoat to 'bubble up'.

    I would be prepared to get a 'proper' paint job...
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    Ok Interesting solution. It is a problem I need...

    Ok Interesting solution. It is a problem I need to solve at some point.

    Actually, I have a subscription to CKC and I follow your updates with interest :-)
    Maybe it hasn't appeared in the mag yet?
  16. Thread: Nova for Sale

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    Yeah agreed. But Mark got a quick & hassle free...

    Yeah agreed. But Mark got a quick & hassle free sale, that is a real bonus as there are lots of dreamers out there.

    I wonder if the vendor is just going to put it straight back on the market. For...
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    Good to hear well done. Did you discover what...

    Good to hear well done.
    Did you discover what happened WRT the bonnet flip? i.e. what failed?
    What have you done to prevent reoccurrence?
  18. Thread: Hello from Spain

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    I am 6"1 and I have lowered the floor 4 inches,...

    I am 6"1 and I have lowered the floor 4 inches, but that is a Mk1.
    There are a few variables in the equation, so it is hard to give definite advice on this.
    I would suggest a 3 in drop for your...
  19. Thread: Nova for Sale

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    Pleased for you mate, I saw the Ad, good set of...

    Pleased for you mate, I saw the Ad, good set of pics on there.
    But I reckon the buyer probably knew the car...?
    Hope the transaction goes through without glitches.

    When the dust has settled,...
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    Thanks Phill, I saw the dip coating on one of the...

    Thanks Phill, I saw the dip coating on one of the car TV shows... where the wheels of the car were done, but it was not DIY, a specialist company did it.
    Interesting to hear of the relative...
  21. Thread: Hello from Spain

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    Hi Enrique, Welcome to the forum, good to hear...

    Hi Enrique,
    Welcome to the forum, good to hear about your car.
    The car should have a aluminium VIN plate in the front compartment (trunk) with a body number, they are missing on some cars however...
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    Carbon Fibre Wrap / Dip Coat

    Nice. Is that the same type of Wrap that Phill used on his car?
    i.e. warm up with a heat gun and stretch over the panel.
    I have seen carbon fibre 'look' parts at shows, is that how they are done?...
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    Actually I like that ;-) I agree with the...

    Actually I like that ;-)

    I agree with the consensus that it doesn't work on NN's Nova though.
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    You are fearless with that jigsaw Brett, good...

    You are fearless with that jigsaw Brett, good work.
  25. It's a nice feeling when the kitcar gods smile on...

    It's a nice feeling when the kitcar gods smile on you.
    The trial fit of the Steering column went as well as I could have hoped.
    I chose a Ford Sierra column because of the long length, the...
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