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    My understanding of the current rules are that...

    My understanding of the current rules are that you can still get away with re-bodying a standard Beetle and it is still road legal. Complications arise when you modify the floorpan (e.g lowering it...
  2. Thread: Chassis and V5

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    This has been up for sale on Volksworld for some...

    This has been up for sale on Volksworld for some time. I was tempted to offer for it a few months ago (I've got a spare body) then reality set in- but I'm still tempted
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    Yes you got yourself a bargain there - if I...

    Yes you got yourself a bargain there - if I remember rightly it also included an engine wheels and exhaust? I nearly bought it too but you beat me to it and my wife would have probably left me if I'd...
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    I bought my car as a project more than 10 years...

    I bought my car as a project more than 10 years ago. I paid £500 for it which was a bargain even back then. It had a V5, all the body panels, screen and alloy wheels, floorpan and Transaxle. What was...
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    No - how would that be wired?

    No - how would that be wired?
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    The supplier (Machine7) had asked me to return...

    The supplier (Machine7) had asked me to return the broken distributor so they could have a look at it first before agreeing to send out a replacement. However I have now identifed the broken clip and...
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    It's very difficult to put a value on these cars....

    It's very difficult to put a value on these cars. They're worth whatever someone is prepared to pay. When I insured my car this I was asked it's value and said it was worth £6,000. However since then...
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    Back at work this morning I thought I would have...

    Back at work this morning I thought I would have a quick look at the car first and it didn't take me long to discover the new distributor I had bought a few months ago was broken. I found a ball...
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    Just got back home after an eventful evening. I...

    Just got back home after an eventful evening. I took the Nova out for a run - the engine was running great and I had driven for a few miles when I pulled into a layby. On trying to restart the engine...
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    No I don't have any VW instruments in my dash at...

    No I don't have any VW instruments in my dash at all. The speedo is a GPS speedo and I have not fitted a voltage stabiliser in the dash. Could this be the issue?
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    Well done Lauren - very Gerry Anderson:clapping:

    Well done Lauren - very Gerry Anderson:clapping:
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    Yes this was what I was thinking - However, I...

    Yes this was what I was thinking - However, I have tried disconecting the Generator and voltage regulator and the lights still flicker. So to check it wasn't a stray voltage from the rev counter or...
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    It was a beautiful evening so I decided to take...

    It was a beautiful evening so I decided to take the Nova out for a lengthy run. Ah the Joys of motoring.

    Some Gratuitous Nova pictures taken this evening


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  14. Poll: Personally I like the idea of a Rotary engine in...

    Personally I like the idea of a Rotary engine in a Nova. They have a turbine smoothness (I'm led to believe) and because of their simplicity are very lightweight and powerfull. They seem to be...
  15. Poll: Yeah, but it's not a rotary is it :coat:

    Yeah, but it's not a rotary is it :coat:
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    That's a shame but possibly a wise decision. The...

    That's a shame but possibly a wise decision. The Nova isn't really a practical car. Fine as a weekend toy but not really a daily driver (though I did use my first one as a daily driver back in the...
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    But where do you get one of those from? - they're...

    But where do you get one of those from? - they're rarer than Nova's themselves...
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    Great news - looking forward to hearing more

    Great news - looking forward to hearing more
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    Hi and welcome Mario. I hope you get the 2nd car...

    Hi and welcome Mario. I hope you get the 2nd car you're going to see and look forward to hearing more from you:thumbup:.
  20. Thread: Need another Job

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    Sorry to hear this but I'm sure something better...

    Sorry to hear this but I'm sure something better will take it's place...
  21. Thread: Eagle

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    In my day the Charger was the poor mans Nova... I...

    In my day the Charger was the poor mans Nova... I nearly bought one...:coat:
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    These are quite popular and I have been meaning...

    These are quite popular and I have been meaning to fit them on my car though I do think Dave's solution is best

    https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/m5-nut-plate
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    Spoke too soon Out in the car this evening...

    Spoke too soon

    Out in the car this evening giving it lots of high revs when the generator packed in again. Same as last time - happened when the car was beeing driven hard and at high revs.

    I...
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    I stand corrected - and as I have quite a heavy...

    I stand corrected - and as I have quite a heavy camber on my car since lowering the rear this is even more important in my case. Thanks again for highlighting this and correcting my false...
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    Good point Alistair - However I beleive the axle...

    Good point Alistair - However I beleive the axle bearings themselves do not rely on the oil from the transaxle to keep them lubricated (as with most wheel bearings it's the grease packed in the...
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