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    Not sure if this version of the engine has...

    Not sure if this version of the engine has hydraulic tappets - it's a 72/73 engine? My own thoughts are that the sound is the same as you might hear if a spark plug was missing, so perhaps something...
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    I like it with the exception of the windscreen...

    I like it with the exception of the windscreen and flimsy soft top arrangement. Instead of a full screen it would be better with a cut down wind deflector instead, such as the type seen on Can Am...
  3. Looks like an abandoned project that never saw...

    Looks like an abandoned project that never saw the light of day? There's a distinct lack of holes in the bodywork to indicate it was ever put together. The rear louvre is missing too, but never the...
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    So the good news is I've managed to source a type...

    So the good news is I've managed to source a type 4 engine for my car. It will require a full re-build though and as my current engine does the job I'm in no great rush to do it. The engine runs but...
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    And maybe fit a sunroof? :coat:

    And maybe fit a sunroof? :coat:
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    Welcome Norris or is it Jonathan? My car is a...

    Welcome Norris or is it Jonathan? My car is a similar colour scheme as yours, I think the Gulf colours really suit the Nova and hope you enjoy your new car as much as I have enjoyed mine.
  7. Thread: New un on ebay

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    It mentions a good screen but no sign of it in...

    It mentions a good screen but no sign of it in the photos. Even without a screen it's a good price.

    Built 1980 so MK1 derivative (early Elam model maybe)?
  8. Thread: restoring mk1

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    Yes - it's the law..

    Yes - it's the law..
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. Did you buy the car...

    Hi and welcome to the forum. Did you buy the car for yourself or to sell on?
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    Marks Nova is back up for sale - £13.5k now - I...

    Marks Nova is back up for sale - £13.5k now - I think the speculators have moved in

    https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/476374327101250?media_id=0&ref=share_attachment
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    Yes he is actively seeking one now but told me he...

    Yes he is actively seeking one now but told me he hasn't seen anything he considers suitable as all the ones he's seen were too hacked about for his liking. I encouraged him to join this forum as a...
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    Yes my jaw dropped too when I saw the price....

    Yes my jaw dropped too when I saw the price. However, they're worth whatever someone is prepared to pay and in the classic car world there are loads of examples of jaw dropping prices paid for cars...
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    How ADD made the first Nova windscreens

    I had an interesting conversation with Phil Sayers today in which he described to me the method by which the original windscreen for the Nova was produced.

    What they did was get a metal worker to...
  14. Thread: 009

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    That's very clever. Does the canopy always align...

    That's very clever. Does the canopy always align and make good contact? Mine has a bit of left to right play but as my car lacks the canopy indents (pegs/locating holes) it is more likely to be an...
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    Well I'm sure we all have the same burning...

    Well I'm sure we all have the same burning question so I'll be the first to voice it..What was written in the love letter? Did she leave him because of the Nova?
  16. Thread: Mostin's Nova

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    Fabulous picture and what a gorgeous example. I...

    Fabulous picture and what a gorgeous example. I haven't driven mine for weeks now but as I keep it in the unit I do see it every day and start the engine from time to time.
  17. Thread: 009

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    It sounds incredibly complicated and a challenge...

    It sounds incredibly complicated and a challenge that I would probably avoid personally. But good luck in getting it all to work.
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    It must have been a lot of work but well worth it...

    It must have been a lot of work but well worth it - the result is fantastic
  19. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    My cambelt went on my Capri a few years ago....

    My cambelt went on my Capri a few years ago. Fortunately the 2.0 pinto engine is non interference which means the pistons and valves never occupy the same space so there was no engine damage (unlike...
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    Thanks Dave - That looks ideal. I also used to...

    Thanks Dave - That looks ideal.

    I also used to think flat glass wouldn't fit due to the curvature but in fact my car has glass fitted and came that way, so I'm wondering when the canopy moulds...
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    It's not working for me Peter - it says I don't...

    It's not working for me Peter - it says I don't have permission to access this thread?
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    This is a problem I share. My windows are glass...

    This is a problem I share. My windows are glass and bonded in place and like you say if the car turned over a sunroof wouldn't help in getting out. I had an accident in my original Nova which caused...
  23. I think I will be flocking my canopy too, it's...

    I think I will be flocking my canopy too, it's the most unfinished part of the whole car and is still painted red from the previous owners. My only concern is how to attach the seal afterwards? I...
  24. Flocking. (euro-nova.co.uk)...

    Flocking. (euro-nova.co.uk)
  25. Thread: Facebook

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    There's a couple of good facebook pages - one is...

    There's a couple of good facebook pages - one is called Purvis Eureka Car club of Australia which is very active and which caters for the Australian version.The other is west coast Sterling catering...
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