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    2020 Club Nova Events

    Hope you all had a fantastic new year. Some of us had to work :@.

    Now that 2020 has arrived it is time for all the road worthy Novas to be driven (or trailered if you have to) to one or both of...
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    I'm now past the 10 years of V6 on a standard IRS...

    I'm now past the 10 years of V6 on a standard IRS VW gearbox. Not broken it yet but can't wait to convert to Subaru as at 70 MPH the engine is reving over 4000 rpm. It accelerates really well but...
  3. Thread: 2 Post Lift

    by bushboy
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    G'day Dirk, Nice lift and you are again the...

    G'day Dirk,

    Nice lift and you are again the envy of us all.

    I have been looking at getting one myself but was unaware you could get a narrow/ low lift version.

    Just added on to my wish list....
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    Congratulations on finally getting your hard work...

    Congratulations on finally getting your hard work on the road. Great feeling isn't it. Your pictures of your journey from basket to show piece will inspire may sstill ontheir journey.

    I now have...
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    A big thanks to Dirk, Ray & Gary for supporting...

    A big thanks to Dirk, Ray & Gary for supporting all things Nova related.

    It pays to read all of the posts.:twisted:

    Bushboy
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    I have heard of engines that used the generator...

    I have heard of engines that used the generator as a starter motor then switch to a generator once the engine was running. Woulf save a couple of kilos of weight.!!

    If you are just after an...
  7. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Dirk, You have set a new bench mark yet again...

    Dirk,

    You have set a new bench mark yet again and turned our eyes green with envy. I'm with Islandman & Peter, I'd just hav eot take the excess fat off the original mounting points. As for how...
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    Welcome & good luck with your search. Even...

    Welcome & good luck with your search.

    Even cars listed as just a couple of jobs & it will be on the road take a lot of time, especiall when the work already done is sub standard.

    Bushboy
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    Brett, Thanks for the detailed pictures, they...

    Brett,
    Thanks for the detailed pictures, they are answering a lot of questions. I had a quick glance at the GolfKart Nova currently, and patiently, waiting in my shed for more spanner time & have a...
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    Got to love JDM sport cars. The "Mustang" Celica...

    Got to love JDM sport cars. The "Mustang" Celica was released in Australia and I always wanted one but never managed it.

    The S2000 was also featured in James Bond You only live twice.

    Agree...
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    G'day Brett, The fog lifts!!!!! Yes a...

    G'day Brett,

    The fog lifts!!!!!

    Yes a flange around the top will sort my fears out. Another inspiration to tuck away for when I to modding my canopy arms.

    Cheers

    Bushboy
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    Brett, With the fulsrum below the body line will...

    Brett,
    With the fulsrum below the body line will they lay flat enough to fully close the lid? I am assuming that you have not had them installed in the body yet.

    What other bracing will be used?...
  13. Thread: Other Jobs

    by bushboy
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    Great work Dirk, Nice to see someone with all...

    Great work Dirk,

    Nice to see someone with all the gear and every idea!

    Cheers bushboy
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    very nice & the emergency release is a great...

    very nice & the emergency release is a great Idea.

    What material will you be making them out of?

    Bushboy
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    Brett, You have beaten me to it. I have had the...

    Brett,
    You have beaten me to it. I have had the idea of extending the arm below the body to hide the linear actuator & clean up the look inside the cabin. Now I am even more interested in seeing...
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    thumbs up from me also and like peter it wontwork...

    thumbs up from me also and like peter it wontwork on mine!!

    Bushboy
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    Looking forward to seeing the finished results. ...

    Looking forward to seeing the finished results. I really wish I had a TIG, maybe if I ask reallynice Mrs Bushboy (AKA Santa Clause) will get me one for christmas.

    I like the fabrication that goes...
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    Alistair, I will now call you Ilean as one of...

    Alistair, I will now call you Ilean as one of your legs is now longer than the other.:lmfao:

    Yes the princess, trailered or driven to the photo shoot, would be a better option than the Eureka. I...
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    Bret, The arms, jig, and top tapered nuts...

    Bret,

    The arms, jig, and top tapered nuts are.....the nuts!

    Are you a TIG welder or are you farming that process out?

    Bushboy
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    Aww gee Thanks Alistair for letting me take my...

    Aww gee Thanks Alistair for letting me take my tatty old, driven every day for the last 10 years, attended carfest for 6 years straight, only been on a trailer when it broke down from being used as...
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    I think they are only after 1 of each type of VW...

    I think they are only after 1 of each type of VW based kit.

    So Dirk, If you are available with your Avante, Rarer than the Nova!

    Bushboy
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    Complete Kit Car VW Special

    G'day all,

    Need to act quick on this one. I have provisionally said the Eureka will be avaliable on the 23rd &/or 24th. However as there are other much pretier examples out there I will happily...
  23. Thread: Sad News

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    Sad News

    Fellow Nova owners both in the UK and around the world. I have been asked to pass on some very sad news. I do not know the best way to do this so below is part of an email I recieved from James.
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    John90 I have sent you PM

    John90 I have sent you PM
  25. Poll: Look at the my car section "British Eureka" ...

    Look at the my car section "British Eureka"

    Mazda MX6 2.5L V6 on VW transaxle.

    10 years on the road, 51,000 miles later still going strong.

    Fast...yes
    Economical...,...drive like...
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