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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....
  2. 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?
  5. 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.....
  7. 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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    Another Stones under the belt. Great to catch up...

    Another Stones under the belt. Great to catch up with everyone who attended and meet a couple of new ones ....Arrived to be told the club stand had been moved - disapointing after 15 years next to...
  14. About 4 years ago a Nova turned up at Stones...

    About 4 years ago a Nova turned up at Stones painted matt black (with a brush (or broom) I think) they were in with the buggy brigade and didn't mix with us. It hasn't been back in subsequent years -...
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    Hi Jim - I could make good use of the hydraulic...

    Hi Jim - I could make good use of the hydraulic pipes please - if they're still available? :)
  16. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    It's a standard tractor part - very easy to come...

    It's a standard tractor part - very easy to come by - but so much easier to find things with the right technical name to hand!
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    If you're short (like me!) it is possible to...

    If you're short (like me!) it is possible to drive a Nova with a standard unmodified Beetle floorpan..... with anything other than a Mk 1 you'd be more comfortable, as the extra couple of headroom...
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    The lights are too low - probably pop-ups are the...

    The lights are too low - probably pop-ups are the easiest way get legal - they also get over the problems of light scatter and steamingup that the perspex covers cause. People have tried Fiat light...
  19. Thread: Dash and Parts

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    That's not an Eagle, sorry....... There is a Nova...

    That's not an Eagle, sorry....... There is a Nova dragster in the offing which one of my drag-racing mates told me about, from the pics I've seen this would be it!
  20. Jimcub's car had the biggest gap I've ever seen -...

    Jimcub's car had the biggest gap I've ever seen - I wonder if the new owner has adjusted it?
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    [QUOTE .... I just hope I can get my Nova back...

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    .... I just hope I can get my Nova back on the road again before I start collecting my pension!
    Alistair[/QUOTE]

    They'll have made it 85 years old by then so you've plenty of time! :coat:
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    We don't allow that sort of bad behaviour on here...

    We don't allow that sort of bad behaviour on here - and admin will suspend or ban offenders - not something we've had to do very often! :coat:
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    I'd go with the press over the C-clamp type every...

    I'd go with the press over the C-clamp type every time! Never regretted buying mine. I once had access to a 50 ton flypress when I worked in an engineering workshop (many years ago) Nothing much...
  24. Thread: 3D Printing

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    So far 3-D scanning (in a non-industrial price...

    So far 3-D scanning (in a non-industrial price range) hasn't kept pace with the printer technology. If I'd found one that did the job there would already be a scan of one of my cast Novas....
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    You and me both! Amazing how much house...

    You and me both! Amazing how much house maintenance and keeping assorted tin-tops on the road (as well as life in general) gets in the way of a project! (Unless you're Dirk - who evidently has a...
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