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    That is a very common problem on the Nova, due to...

    That is a very common problem on the Nova, due to the change in weight bias when removing the Beetle shell and shifting the fuel and passengers towards the back of the car. I believe both VW single...
  2. That's what I did, 30 years ago now :shock:. Body...

    That's what I did, 30 years ago now :shock:. Body tub sat on a wheeled trolley in my garage and me thinking "what have I done?" :D

    Looks like a black gel coat Elam Mk1 as well. I wish the seller...
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    Unfortunately that is a later (Elam) Mk1 rear...

    Unfortunately that is a later (Elam) Mk1 rear bumper, although it should fit the ADD undertray :confused1:

    Lauren
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    Well, the Gerry Marshall trophy race was...

    Well, the Gerry Marshall trophy race was exciting, but I do get annoyed with this type of race - the cars represented cover 10 years of touring cars, only the Silverstone Classic runs races with such...
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    Lewis Hamilton (and one-time team-mate Jensen...

    Lewis Hamilton (and one-time team-mate Jensen Button) used to test the McLaren MP4-12C at Goodwood. But unless he has participated in the Revival or Members Meet I though his only appearances were...
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    Thanks Mike - it looks faster than it really is...

    Thanks Mike - it looks faster than it really is :D. I didn't want to stack it so soon after getting back on the road!



    Thanks Alistair - they were taken at the exit of the Goodwood chicane by...
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    Yes, I have been around once or twice, not...

    Yes, I have been around once or twice, not competitively though!

    https://i.vgy.me/HfRoWs.jpg

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    Hi Zagato - this is the original moulding for the...

    Hi Zagato - this is the original moulding for the ADD Mk1 Nova (1972-1974, approximately 174 examples). Later cars used a different moulding with alternative lights. The UK rear panel used Bedford CF...
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    I very much doubt it. In spite of having a kt car...

    I very much doubt it. In spite of having a kt car of his own (the Kellison Coupe), I'm sure the Green Machine was seen as an unwelcome interloper. There was a film crew there, probably getting filler...
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    Attaboy!

    Attaboy!
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    Goodwood Speed Week

    This event, billed as all the best bits from the Goodwood Members Meeting, Festival of Speed and Revival all rolled into one, is being held on Thursday 15th through to Sunday 18th October at the...
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    Yes, I reported on this last year after one of...

    Yes, I reported on this last year after one of the AROC members photographed the car at the museum. It is a Puma GTV with an Alfa boxer engine used in the later (re-styled, more ugly) 033.

    I...
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    It's one of the reasons why I haven't entered a...

    It's one of the reasons why I haven't entered a concours competition - nothing the judges can compare to as standard!

    ...And plenty to find fault with, such as the chipped paint and wobbly...
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    Yes, my Lucas wiper motor has the same design,...

    Yes, my Lucas wiper motor has the same design, you loosen off the clamp ring (3 x 0.25" hex bolts) and the plastic cover containing the park contacts can be rotated, allowing you to have the...
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    I should point out that Giles' Nova uses the...

    I should point out that Giles' Nova uses the iron-block engine from the Alfa 33, and my calculations also had to account for the rear mounted water radiator. So probably approaching the mass of the...
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    You are using struts I think Mike? I made up a...

    You are using struts I think Mike? I made up a spreadsheet to calculate spring rates using the formulas in Allan Staniforth's Race and Rally Sourcebook, which I guess you must have seen before. My...
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    My, you have been busy! Excellent work. I...

    My, you have been busy! Excellent work.

    I think the "outside" message is just to stop tyre fitters getting it wrong, as long as you respect the direction of normal rotation it shouldn't make a...
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    Yes, it's the ratios that make all the difference...

    Yes, it's the ratios that make all the difference - the turbo Nova in the video suffers from the same problem that almost all VW transaxles have - an enormous gulf between 2nd and 3rd gear. Rev out...
  19. Thread: Nova Badge II

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    Great looking font. I have it on my steering...

    Great looking font. I have it on my steering wheel boss, where the old Rover script used to be. Although the strobe font used by the Elams looks very similar, I think the lower case font looks...
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    That looks like the bunch that did the Vintage...

    That looks like the bunch that did the Vintage Voltage programme that aired on Quest recently. I watched some of the episodes with interest as they were responsible for a Ferrari 308 conversion that...
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    Man, that is fast - I remember Nova Nigel took...

    Man, that is fast - I remember Nova Nigel took his car to Bug Jam one year and managed a 17 second quarter mile. His car had a 914 engine, albeit in standard tune.

    But getting into the 13s......
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    I noticed that too. Number plate style really...

    I noticed that too. Number plate style really helps to date the car, something I am very proud of. Why should I want to pretend my car was made last year?

    Its funny how most people seem to think...
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    Oh yes - I just looked them up. Retro Classic....

    Oh yes - I just looked them up. Retro Classic. Tread pattern looks like a contemporary Michelin XAS (great looking tyre, still available today but hideously expensive).

    They appear to be made by...
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    Oh yes! You went for the JDM style wing mirrors!...

    Oh yes! You went for the JDM style wing mirrors! I think they will work very well and they certainly look the part.

    Alfasud instrument pod is certainly close to that Miura binnacle style....
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    TKC Magazine, July/August Issue

    Hi everyone - my friend Graham tells me that the July/August issue has an article on the Nova, could be worth checking out...

    The article doesn't appear on the cover, so may have been a last...
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