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    Nice update Mick. It must feel great to be...

    Nice update Mick. It must feel great to be ‘behind the wheel again! Looking forward to seeing further updates :thumbup:
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    Hi all, Latest version of the database is now...

    Hi all,
    Latest version of the database is now online (only visible to Forum members)
    Alistair
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    I'm obviously biased Phill, but I really like the...

    I'm obviously biased Phill, but I really like the new look. The wheels look like they fill the arches better.

    I've flipped back and forth between photos of your slots and ones with your turbos...
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    I had problems when I got mine done recently but...

    I had problems when I got mine done recently but don't recall any issues when they were done in the late 1990's. I guess the technology has moved on now.

    It was a young apprentice who tried to...
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    Phill, If you look at the diagram on the rhs...

    Phill,

    If you look at the diagram on the rhs of the page on the link I gave you you'll see that you can get a conical seat for the spherical washers ... I think that would do the job. Either that...
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    Good point Mick :thumbup: I've obviously...

    Good point Mick :thumbup:

    I've obviously still got mine but they're pretty rusty. Haven't yet decided whether to re-chrome or buy new.

    Phill, when you're sourcing them be sure to measure the...
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    Looking great Phill :thumbup: From the photos...

    Looking great Phill :thumbup:

    From the photos it looks like the faces where the ‘eBay’ wheel nuts sit against the wheel is about 45’ whereas the faces on the ones you got from me are flat. I had...
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    Looking great Mick, albeit a wee bit ‘buggy...

    Looking great Mick, albeit a wee bit ‘buggy like’, and a very satisfying bit of turning! :thumbup:
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    Excellent news Mick! You must be feeling great. ...

    Excellent news Mick! You must be feeling great. Well done! :thumbup:

    Alistair
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    Excellent news Phill :clapping: Really...

    Excellent news Phill :clapping:

    Really looking forward to seeing your Nova with the slots on. Are you planning to put them on fairly soon, easing of lockdown in Scotland permitting, of course?
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    I wasn't looking forward to tackling the inlet...

    I wasn't looking forward to tackling the inlet manifold because if I got it wrong I've not seen any manifolds for sale that could take my Holley 2100 carb. However, it turned out to be a good day in...
  12. As Dirk told me at the start of my resto, you can...

    As Dirk told me at the start of my resto, you can never have enough tools!!

    ... the satisfaction you get when you are able to complete a task is great, especially if it involves tools you have...
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    Phill, congrats on the 1K miles! :clapping: ...

    Phill, congrats on the 1K miles! :clapping:

    .... and on the wheels, that’s the same eBay seller I got my 15” rears from and I messaged them several times on the wheels I bought and another pair I...
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    Looking great Phill, well done! :clapping: I...

    Looking great Phill, well done! :clapping:

    I see Mark found a couple of 15" slots on ebay. They're pretty cheap, but that's probably because they're only 6" wide, so even narrower than your 7"...
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    Great work Nic! I've had problems getting any...

    Great work Nic!

    I've had problems getting any help from Mrs Bluenova when I need to lift heavy parts, (I think she's jealous of the Nova!) so I tend to devise ways of doing things myself .... it...
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    Before I comment I obviously have to declare an...

    Before I comment I obviously have to declare an interest ;) ....

    However, I tend to agree with you Mark. David’s darker Turbos really suit his dark blue body, but I reckon the London ‘Gulf Nova’...
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    Thanks David :thumbup:

    Thanks David :thumbup:
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    No worries Mick, and thanks for getting back to...

    No worries Mick, and thanks for getting back to me. I’m enjoying your updates and looking forward to seeing work progressing.

    Cheers, Alistair
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    The MG dash looks very promising Mick :thumbup: ...

    The MG dash looks very promising Mick :thumbup:

    If you decide to go down that route and happen to have a Nova Mk1 dash pod left over I’d be interested in buying it from you.

    Cheers, Alistair
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    Mick, in trying to find the correct position for...

    Mick, in trying to find the correct position for the seat, are you temporarily fitting the canopy? Mind you, I recall that like me, you're not as tall as some others on the Forum so it might not be...
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    That’s brilliant Peter ... we’ll done! :clapping:

    That’s brilliant Peter ... we’ll done! :clapping:
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    Dave, I'm sure there was a discussion about...

    Dave,

    I'm sure there was a discussion about this in the past month but I can't find it. I recall that Phill gave good advice on the issue, and that he was talking about eligibility from April...
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    Hi Phill, I was ready with my grinder this...

    Hi Phill,

    I was ready with my grinder this morning but a wee voice in my head started saying ‘measure twice, cut once’ so I put the grinder down and started to ‘ponder the quest’. I originally...
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    Hadn't thought of that ... thanks Dirk, I might...

    Hadn't thought of that ... thanks Dirk, I might just braze instead. :thumbup:

    Need to get the old pipes off 1st, tidy it all up and cut smaller sections to complete the raised section of the...
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    Hi Steve, Having stripped the paint from the...

    Hi Steve,

    Having stripped the paint from the fan housing I started painting it today.

    The intention was to treat it with rust converter and then paint it blue. However, I felt that the blue...
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