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    Spotted on FB...not mine :)

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/176346209207816/permalink/1037085969800498/?sale_post_id=1037085969800498
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    A little more progress today. The wiring for the...

    A little more progress today. The wiring for the dash lights/gauges have been re-connected in the re-furbed engine bay. its probably neater now thtait bas been for the last 20 years!

    I now need to...
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    Small update. After some teething troubles...

    Small update.

    After some teething troubles with the carbs (I've swapped form 34ICTs to 36IDFs) my Nova is once again mobile under its own steam. I took it for a loop round the block, so I could...
  4. These look almost identical the seats in my Nova....

    These look almost identical the seats in my Nova. To say they are 'form-fitting' is an understatement!....

    The captive nuts un the seat base are not in a square - the front 2 are a little closer...
  5. Thread: Not a nova

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    there is a guy on the KitCars FB group building...

    there is a guy on the KitCars FB group building one round a cur up Mk2 MR2, which looks like an interesting project....
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    There is also the advantage that the adapters...

    There is also the advantage that the adapters push wheel out just enough so they don't look lost in the arches, which has always been a problem with this Nova
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    Thanks for the heads up😊 I spotted the same...

    Thanks for the heads up😊

    I spotted the same last night as I was posting them.

    TBH the wheels will be on & off many times before I get the road...they were only mounted there to allow me to...
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    here you go... 24542455 also, in that pic I...

    here you go...
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    also, in that pic I had only just lowered the car off the jack, so the ride height will be little lower & the top gap a little smaller once it has settled.

    the wheels...
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    So...the linkage arrived this afternoon...can't...

    So...the linkage arrived this afternoon...can't fault Machine7 through eBay. Picked up at lunchtime from my local Argos 🙄

    It's now fitted and short of having to tweak the condenser on the Dizzy,...
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    aha. I knew I'd seen something like...

    aha. I knew I'd seen something like that...couldn't find any pics when I was searching the other day, but I did remember the $$$ price tag!

    In the end I've gone for the CSP linkage. While I'm sure...
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    TY BlueNova... :) the immediate tasks are...

    TY BlueNova... :)

    the immediate tasks are relatively straightforward:


    Install a suitable carb linkage
    Balance the carbs
    wire the engine bay - ie the various senders, the Alt/Regulator &...
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    Cheers Lauren, I'm not a fan of hex bar...

    Cheers Lauren,

    I'm not a fan of hex bar linkages, with the possible exception of the Berg linkage.

    The Scat linkage is (I think) designed for the ICT, in that the spindles turn in the same...
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    Its been ages, but I thought I post up some...

    Its been ages, but I thought I post up some progress...

    The motor has been out apart (well..top end only) and has gone back together with new Bs&Ps, as well a strip, check-over & good clean to...
  14. Thread: Tobias's Nova

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    I'd probably ditch the carb and go for FI with a...

    I'd probably ditch the carb and go for FI with a single central TB and injectors on the manifold castings.
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    TY for the link! Mine is installed well below...

    TY for the link!

    Mine is installed well below (1cm..ish ) the outer skin level with not obvious bowing. Its held in place with black sealant (outside) and clear silicone sealant inside.

    Its...
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    That looks excellent, David - where did you get...

    That looks excellent, David - where did you get the seal?

    Was it something custom, ordered through the club, or did you make it up yourself from a length of off-the-shelf rubber seal?

    P.
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    Probably won't apply to many Nova's. All Q plates...

    Probably won't apply to many Nova's. All Q plates will still need MOTs

    This will only be for practically stock cars. There will be a points bases system (based on the old points to retain the...
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    I think its a general, if not widely known thing....

    I think its a general, if not widely known thing.

    AFAIK, all the tinware that we buy from the 'usual suspects' comes in a rather poorly applied coat of black paint that we are 'supposed' to...
  19. Thread: Body shell

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    I think that asking price is not unreasonable for...

    I think that asking price is not unreasonable for a basically complete shell. OK, at the upper end of reasonable , given how much it been cut, but as a project car, it's not at all bad.

    I think...
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    Probably a lucky escape there. it wouldn't have...

    Probably a lucky escape there. it wouldn't have done the aerodynamics any favours to gave one of those bolted to the side of the car!! :lmfao::facepalm:
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    This quick 'drop the motor to replace the piston...

    This quick 'drop the motor to replace the piston rings and investigate the odd tightness quickly before the MOT' malarkey seem&s to have developed into a mini resto!! So far the jobs added to the...
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    Well, I got them to play ball. I ended up...

    Well, I got them to play ball. I ended up tightening the heads down very snowly and tweaking any tubes that started to bend back to straight.

    They certainly seem a little odd. You are right,...
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    Hmmm...the motor is going back together, but I've...

    Hmmm...the motor is going back together, but I've run into a problem. The pushrod tubes seem too long....or the space where they fit is too short.

    Basically, they start to bend as I tighten the...
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    Well, a rather soggy evening spent with a squirt...

    Well, a rather soggy evening spent with a squirt can of Gunk and a jet wash has proved rather successful. the engine is no where near 'clean' - there is still an oily film over most surfaces, but it...
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    I agree about Gunk.. it worked wonders on the...

    I agree about Gunk.. it worked wonders on the heads, case & tinware.

    I was just concerned that given that GRP is porous, the muck in the engine bay will be well & truly ingrained, so I though it...
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