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  1. Thread: Servo brakes

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    lol, it can be very easy to misinterpret...

    lol, it can be very easy to misinterpret someone's comments, and I can see now that my claim that a servo was neither necessary or productive may have been interpreted by you as me being negative...
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    I can easily lock my front brakes up under heavy...

    I can easily lock my front brakes up under heavy braking even though there is no servo fitted. That's not an opinion, that's a fact..

    The addition of a servo alone wouldn't prevent it, merely make...
  3. Thread: Servo brakes

    by Phill
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    I can't help but feel the addition of a servo...

    I can't help but feel the addition of a servo would result in a tendency to lock up the front unless ABS is also added or a brake bias valve to the rear. My car (standard VW with front discs) already...
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    The type 3 has a different cooling shroud. Still...

    The type 3 has a different cooling shroud. Still flat but with a bigger fan (same as in the Avante that was up for sale on ebay - my original Nova had a type 3 engine that's how I recognise the...
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    Worth saving I would say - More desirable and...

    Worth saving I would say - More desirable and powerful than a Beetle engine.
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    That's a type 4 engine - same as used in the...

    That's a type 4 engine - same as used in the Porsche 914 as well as later vans and the type 4 variant. Different block to the Beetle
  7. Yes definately a type 3 engine, it's the same as...

    Yes definately a type 3 engine, it's the same as I had in my original Nova which came out of a type 3 squareback. The engine is identical to the Beetle, it's just the cooling arrangement that was...
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    Yes a good race and I thought the Capri was going...

    Yes a good race and I thought the Capri was going to win it until it was outgunned by the larger engined Camaro.

    Did you see the interview with Jackie Stewart - he said all the greatest drivers...
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    Fed up with Alistairs constant haranguing (which...

    Fed up with Alistairs constant haranguing (which included phonecalls in the middle of the night) asking me when I was going to make up some trim panels for the footwells, I finally found time this...
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    You don't need to know the year of the engine...

    You don't need to know the year of the engine just the carb that is fitted.
    It'll be a solex if the carb is standard and it'll say on the body which one it is eg 34 pict 1 etc.
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    Yes I will make up some trim panels same as I did...

    Yes I will make up some trim panels same as I did for the sides. These will cover up the edges of the carpet as well as cover the red which sticks out like a sore thumb
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    Finally got around to fitting some carpets in the...

    Finally got around to fitting some carpets in the car. Can't believe how much of a difference it makes when you sit in the car. Still as noisy as ever though I thought the carpet would have dulled...
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    Great pictures Lauren - The Lola T70's are my...

    Great pictures Lauren - The Lola T70's are my favourite though my first car was a mini van and there were some nice examples there. Can't believe how small they are compared to a modern vehicle.
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    Well done Dan - Making progress and the engine is...

    Well done Dan - Making progress and the engine is sounding healthy
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    Thanks Dan - your diagram is how I had envisaged...

    Thanks Dan - your diagram is how I had envisaged it. I hope you don't mind if I copy your idea for my own car?
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    Yup Alfa 147 gets my vote - so that's four votes...

    Yup Alfa 147 gets my vote - so that's four votes and you're now through to the semi finals..
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    Your absolutely right. The first time I ever...

    Your absolutely right. The first time I ever drove my Nova it was baby steps. The brakes barely worked at all and the car didn't even have a screen, but it was insanely satisfying the first time I...
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    Good solution Dan - Well done. My car suffers a...

    Good solution Dan - Well done. My car suffers a similar problem in that if the battery isn't fully charged my starter switch fitted inside the car fails to operate. I have a separate starter switch...
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    Took the Nova out for a spirited test drive...

    Took the Nova out for a spirited test drive today:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJIVaXSIEB8
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    Thanks for clarifying that Alistair. I thought...

    Thanks for clarifying that Alistair. I thought you'd know the answer
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    Actually I might be wrong in my assumption that...

    Actually I might be wrong in my assumption that the heat risers feed hot gas into the inlet manifold itself. I think it may simply pass the gas near the inlet pipe (heating it up to stop freexing)...
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    Heat riser inlet pipe flanges -...

    Heat riser inlet pipe flanges -...
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    This could be what's causing the bad missfire -...

    This could be what's causing the bad missfire - As Alistair said these feed hot exhaust gas up to the carb inlet to stop freezing. If they're not blanked off you will have an air leak on the inlet...
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    Not sure if that would be any use for a Nova....

    Not sure if that would be any use for a Nova. It's 24V and only has one solenoid? It's not the same as the Smiths Hydraulic pumps that were used in the Novas.
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    Your system is missing the shroud that covers the...

    Your system is missing the shroud that covers the big nut on the wiper spindle on Bretts setup. Is that the reason yours is looking as if it protrudes too far?
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