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    Took the car out for a decent run this evening...

    Took the car out for a decent run this evening whilst remaining within a 5 mile radius of base so within the guidelines laid down by Nicola. Wanted to see if the new wheels felt any different but...
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    Next time don't turn up wearing your police...

    Next time don't turn up wearing your police uniform. Maybe the MOT inspector just doesn't like the fuzz? :coat:
  3. Thread: Micks Red Nova

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    Yes I agree if you could mate the MG rear end to...

    Yes I agree if you could mate the MG rear end to the Nova body it would look sensational so I concur that you should try making a buck to produce a suitable mould. As well as Daves method carving...
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    Well done Mick - It's good to see the car being...

    Well done Mick - It's good to see the car being driven. You must have been elated the first time you drove it?
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    Got the tyres switched over today. Was shocked to...

    Got the tyres switched over today. Was shocked to discover that even though I have only done 1,000 in the car since putting it on the road with brand new tyres - the front ones were heavily worn due...
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    Thanks Mick - I'm going to use my Wolfrace centre...

    Thanks Mick - I'm going to use my Wolfrace centre caps even though the wheels are appliance

    I know what you mean Alistair, But I have the opposite problem to you in that the wheels I bought of...
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    Well after another weekend spent polishing I now...

    Well after another weekend spent polishing I now have a set of 4 ready to fit to the car.

    The two more recent wheels aren't quite as good as the two I got from Alistair but I can live with them.
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    Good bit of detective work - I had no idea the...

    Good bit of detective work - I had no idea the american system was different from ours and would never have figured that one out.

    I just have a simple oil pressure warning light so I am oblivious...
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    Yes - very clever and a neat solution

    Yes - very clever and a neat solution
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    Yes the gouge was putting me off buying it then I...

    Yes the gouge was putting me off buying it then I thought what the hell - Patina (as Drew Pritchard would say)..I'll see how bad it looks once they're polished before deciding what to do - may just...
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    So decided to buy the matching set of Appliance...

    So decided to buy the matching set of Appliance wheels off Ebay. These are identical to the wheels I got from Alistair so now I have a complete set of four and can switch tyres from my existing...
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    Yes I looked at them but 6" is a bit too Narrow...

    Yes I looked at them but 6" is a bit too Narrow especially when the existing wheels are 7". I am tempted by the 7x14 appliances that are currently on...
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    Wow - they look amazing David. I decided to...

    Wow - they look amazing David.

    I decided to have a go at polishing the two I have. Following Alistairs advice I started with a course wet and dry and worked down to a fine wet and dry followed by...
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    I bonded mine in with the roof closed simply...

    I bonded mine in with the roof closed simply because it was easier to do it that way. No negative pressure though
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    Yes - Following Dirks advice I too bonded in my...

    Yes - Following Dirks advice I too bonded in my screen - pictures and guide here:- http://www.euro-nova.co.uk/vb/showthread.php?6226-Phill-s-Nova-Project-finally-begins/page40
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    Would you split a set?

    Would you split a set?
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    At the moment I only have two slot mags - so...

    At the moment I only have two slot mags - so enough for one side only. But Tommy Cooper has inspired me..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1knSQRRee3I
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    Got a nice pair of slot mag wheels from Alistair...

    Got a nice pair of slot mag wheels from Alistair - whatcha think, slot mags or turbovecs?


    3997

    3998
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    Thats what I originally thought too - but...

    Thats what I originally thought too - but according to Cecil Robertson the manufacturing moulds for the Original Sterling originated from the same Bucks made for the Nova and not from a Nova bodyshell
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    You will need a jig to hold everything in place...

    You will need a jig to hold everything in place and to ensure accurate alignment. What are your plans to achieve this? Will you build it all up on the engine with the exhaust fitted when do the...
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    Great work David, and fascinating to see the...

    Great work David, and fascinating to see the whole process as the project develops. And total respect to Richard Oakes and Phil Sayers in that when they developed the Nova they produced moulds...
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    I've got a better idea Steve - I have a "Friend"...

    I've got a better idea Steve - I have a "Friend" with a fully functional 1300cc TP engine fitted with new piston rings and running like new as well as being tarted up with chrome rocker covers and...
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    Quit stalling and fire her up..

    Quit stalling and fire her up..
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    Those hoses don't look right to me. You need...

    Those hoses don't look right to me. You need proper hydraulic hoses and fittings to cope with the pressure. I would definitely replace them with proper hydraulic hoses
  25. Thread: Micks Red Nova

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    Well done Mick :bananasplit: How about a video...

    Well done Mick :bananasplit:

    How about a video walkaround showing us the car in it's current state?
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