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    Great progress Phill. :clapping: Your Nova...

    Great progress Phill. :clapping:

    Your Nova has really come to life now! Just let me know when you want me to put the kettle on for your road legal trip to St Andrews! I can't wait!

    Alistair
  2. Thread: New member

    by BlueNova
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    Hi Jemm, Welcome to the Forum! Would be...

    Hi Jemm,

    Welcome to the Forum! Would be interested to hear what you're looking for ... major rebuild, minor rebuild, road legal Nova? As you're probably aware from articles on the Forum, road...
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    Hi Phill, I was watching Wheeler Dealers on...

    Hi Phill,

    I was watching Wheeler Dealers on Quest tonight and they were turning round a VW 181 'Thing' in California. These cars were essentially stripped back utilitarian vehicles, and didn't...
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    Excellent advice! Also, I've just had a new oil...

    Excellent advice! Also, I've just had a new oil combi boiler fitted in my house today. It came with a carbon monoxide alarm. Maybe you should fit a CO alarm in the garage too? They're really...
  5. I remember it well Bushboy ... it was an American...

    I remember it well Bushboy ... it was an American ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eUObcKIm9I

    .... I'll not be taking things that far!! :facepalm:

    Alistair
  6. You've given me food for thought Steve. My...

    You've given me food for thought Steve.

    My side panels were bonded to the main tub and de-seamed before the car was sprayed, and I intend to keep it that way. They were only bonded along the top...
  7. Sounds like a plan Steve ... it'll keep me sane!...

    Sounds like a plan Steve ... it'll keep me sane!
    Alistair
  8. I wish!! ... great to see my Nova pals are...

    I wish!! ... great to see my Nova pals are routing for me! Unfortunately she's more 'Rabbie Burns' that 'Willie Shakes' :lmfao:

    I last saw you and your car at Newark (maybe late 80's? ... your...
  9. Really impressed at your attention to detail...

    Really impressed at your attention to detail Steve, and just a bit jealous that you've been getting you're hands 'dirty' over the festive period.

    I've not touched my Nova for about 2 months now...
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    David & Dirk .......... you're setting yourselves...

    David & Dirk .......... you're setting yourselves up for a fall here ... and you know it!!

    Mark, load yer gun, make sure nobody else is in the way ... and let rip!

    Happy New Year everyone!
    ...
  11. Thread: Nova Car

    by BlueNova
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    Haha ... so you're going to tease us just like...

    Haha ... so you're going to tease us just like Glasgowgolfer did? Looking forward to hearing your news.
    Alistair
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    Dan, I don't think you've got any idea how...

    Dan,
    I don't think you've got any idea how valuable the forum has been to us members ... Thank you!!
    I know you were thinking of selling your car but please stick with it ... like the rest of us....
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    Hi Phill, One of the tasks on my to do list is a...

    Hi Phill,
    One of the tasks on my to do list is a new loom (the mice have spent too long with the old one for me to have confidence in it!) and I was just thinking of buying a Beetle loom, but I'm...
  14. Thread: Nova Car

    by BlueNova
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    Excellent Dan! :thumbup: ... and Happy New Year...

    Excellent Dan! :thumbup:
    ... and Happy New Year when it comes!
    Alistair
  15. Thread: Nova Car

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    Hi Paul, Having made the decision to sell, at...

    Hi Paul,
    Having made the decision to sell, at least you sold quickly for more or less what you wanted. If the buyer clicks on the 'What's New?' icon every few days he'll see that we're active (and...
  16. Thread: Nova Car

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    Paul, I see you got a bid for the asking price...

    Paul,

    I see you got a bid for the asking price .... assuming the sale went ok, can you tell us who the lucky person is?

    Alistair
  17. Hi Steve, I'm glad you're enjoying getting...

    Hi Steve,

    I'm glad you're enjoying getting your hands dirty!

    My compressor is essentially a home DIY model. It's a Tiger Airmaster 7/250 turbo (from Machine Mart) which produces 2HP and a max...
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    Great progress Phill. Those tables in your...

    Great progress Phill. Those tables in your workshop provide an excellent area for laying out the loom. You're getting ever closer to being road legal :drive:

    Alistair
  19. Hi Steve, I used a combination of sand...

    Hi Steve,

    I used a combination of sand blasting (I've only got a small sand blaster) for awkward areas, angle grinder flapper discs for stubborn relatively flat areas and wire brush drill...
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    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    My 15 year old knew I'd not been in the garage for about 6 weeks and was asking me recently what I plan to do next with the car ... I now realise she was fishing ... and...
  21. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    I really do want to fit a water cooled (probably...

    I really do want to fit a water cooled (probably Scooby) engine once I'm road legal again Dirk, but these continuing issues just keep making me think .... stick with the simple VW, stupid! (ie the...
  22. It's looking great Steve!! What a Christmas...

    It's looking great Steve!! What a Christmas present you've got there .... enjoy the holidays!!

    Alistair

    PS ... remember to fit a cover plate to the front of the frame head. I noticed my cover...
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    I see where you're coming from Dirk, but I'm...

    I see where you're coming from Dirk, but I'm adopting the KISS principle on the members database ... I've not touched my Nova for 6 weeks and need to get back to it soon!

    Cheers, Alistair
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    Congrats on the MOT Andrew!! Great update, and I...

    Congrats on the MOT Andrew!! Great update, and I love your closing comment!! :lmfao:

    Alistair
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    Hi all, I've been chatting to Dan tonight. ...

    Hi all,

    I've been chatting to Dan tonight. We've been discussing Phill's suggestions (14 Dec) of including photos and a comment on what stage our cars are at.

    Unfortunately there are technical...
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