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    Small update

    Hi Guys, as local shows been cancelled I took opportunity to rebuild the brakes so new lines, shoes and pistons and pads. I have how ever made an alteration to the back of the car. New tails pipes as...
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    How they looks before, this was the best wheel...

    How they looks before, this was the best wheel with hardly any rust.
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    Update on Nova. Not much done as have been...

    Update on Nova. Not much done as have been enjoying being able to just jump in the car and go for drives. I did overhaul the wheels that had surface rust starting to eat further through the chrome....
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    They have phone number, email and address car was...

    They have phone number, email and address car was collected from. All forms of contact are being ignored. Small claims will locate where the owner is (assume if he has moved) or family members if...
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    Whole car/parts was held by the owner and moved...

    Whole car/parts was held by the owner and moved to thier workshop to complete the build. Its had chassis re-painted, New brakes, engine and gear box mounted and engine run up and tuned. If they get...
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    RDS have started the process of small claims...

    RDS have started the process of small claims court to transfer ownership. It will also give them chance to respond and get the car back of they want it. They guy who owns it isn't short of a few quid...
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    Nova for sale soon from RDS Roadsport

    Hi guys,

    I have been told a Nova will be for sale soon. RDS roadsport have been building it for a customer who has stopped paying the bills and not answered any contact for 6 months. RDS are...
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    They are these ones from ebay...

    They are these ones from ebay https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F202678897599

    And for a triump spitfire, Vitesse, T4, herald the list goes on. The...
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    Finished exhaust modifications, looks much better...

    Finished exhaust modifications, looks much better now and exhaust note is slightly deeper with the longer out pipeswork.
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    Finally getting round to re-routing the tail...

    Finally getting round to re-routing the tail pipes on my exhaust. One down....
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    Sticky: I had this for 2 years on my Nova, I had to...

    I had this for 2 years on my Nova, I had to slowly get revs up before pulling away or I would stumble and sometimes stall. I bit the bullet last month and had the carbs overhauled by a guy in...
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    I'm still here and car still on the road

    Hi guys, not been on here for while as busy with family life and moving, also not been able to log in for while but Dan has sorted that out. Another year of driving this year with Nova passing mot...
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    Hi nigel Most likely the difference in inlet...

    Hi nigel

    Most likely the difference in inlet as air to fuel ratio will be different. The vacuum hose will be for old vacuum advance distributors. Assuming you are not using them this will just...
  14. Thread: Tobias's Nova

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    I hope you have additional external oil cooler...

    I hope you have additional external oil cooler with electric fan to go on it. You may even need forced air flow to keep it cool. Those sort of numbers tend to be on race engines that get rebuilt...
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    Your car will certainly be free road tax of...

    Your car will certainly be free road tax of November this year. It will all depend on the alterations section. I can't see how a car can be free to tax but require a mot. They have realised a draft...
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    Mine on its original plate and registered as...

    Mine on its original plate and registered as historic so road tax currently free. Will have to wait and see. It's only £40 for mot so if I still need one no bother, if I don't then £40 for road...
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    40 years old rolling MoT exempt

    Well looks its official next year cars built before 1978 will be exempt from mot testing. http://www.classicandperformancecar.com/chevrolet/5736/40-year-rolling-classic-car-mot-exemption-announced
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    Once I have sealed my fuel tank and mot for...

    Once I have sealed my fuel tank and mot for another year we'll have to meet up. I'm only down the road in Gravesend.
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    Hi Lauren, It doesn't look like too much of the...

    Hi Lauren,
    It doesn't look like too much of the tank is affected just the lowest part of the tank which is a small surface area. Going to clean it out today and put my endoscope in to check...
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    So after finally replacing the cylinders and...

    So after finally replacing the cylinders and pistons. I the day before my MoT. Try to run up and tune the engine. Car started on on 2nd crank and ticked over for ten minutes. Then stalled and...
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    Stripped and rebuilt the carb. Gasket was wet...

    Stripped and rebuilt the carb. Gasket was wet with fuel so not sealing. Engine started and ran for 10mins all cylinders firing and exhaust ports hot. Engine stalled(my fault) and wouldn't start...
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    Has anybody consider electric rams? I know...

    Has anybody consider electric rams? I know bushboy has a pair on his. I have slow weep on my return hose but looking to replace with electric rams.
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    Seems like my carb of one and 2 is not atomising...

    Seems like my carb of one and 2 is not atomising the fuel. On idle pure fuel is being pulled down. This will be the 3rd time I have removed the carbs and stripped down and cleaned them. I have a...
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    Thanks phil. I'm going to check the tappets...

    Thanks phil. I'm going to check the tappets again, then check compression. I leak tested the heads while they were off so valves seating OK. With the new rings and bores compression should be...
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    Cylinder 1 and 2 not firing

    So I fitted new cylinders and bores as I was passing oil, really pitted bores where the engine sat for 4 years. Ran engine up yesterday it started first time and running reasonably well, untill I...
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