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    Looking good in that early Spring sun Alistair...

    Looking good in that early Spring sun Alistair :thumbup:

    The legislation on brake bias adjusters is draconian and dangerous, in my view, but as far as I know only applies to the IVA test, not a...
  2. Thread: restoring mk1

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    Thanks Mike - I think that advice (HID and LED...

    Thanks Mike - I think that advice (HID and LED lights retrofitted into lens/reflectors originally designed for filament bulbs) has been in place for some time, but clearly has only just been embodied...
  3. Thread: restoring mk1

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    Hi Barry - your build is looking good, but if you...

    Hi Barry - your build is looking good, but if you are going to submit the car for an MoT I would suggest you take advice regarding the headlights first. Those combination LED main/dip/side/indicator...
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    Presumably you still need an oven to bake the...

    Presumably you still need an oven to bake the powder on, I guess that is where the expense comes in, unless the parts are small enough to fit in a domestic oven...
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    The tilt on the Busso engine designed to allow...

    The tilt on the Busso engine designed to allow for a more sloping bonnet actually helps with bulkhead clearance :thumbup:

    Good work sir!

    Lauren
  6. That's right Steve - manual canopy too, you can...

    That's right Steve - manual canopy too, you can see the Austin Maxi gas rams. The seat shells are interesting because they show that ADD produced the highback variant before the Elams took over. But...
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    It's a French Scobra I believe. But clearly...

    It's a French Scobra I believe. But clearly derived from the Puma one-piece body shell moulding. I don't dislike it either, but my personal preference would be a removable hard top, but better still...
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    I would think so. I can see the Smiths Mini-Pack...

    I would think so. I can see the Smiths Mini-Pack in the usual place on the offside rear inside wheelarch panel, although it sounds like the rear light panel is missing, which is a pity. Interesting...
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    Norris the Nova :confused1::facepalm: Well...

    Norris the Nova :confused1::facepalm:

    Well done finally sealing the deal on your dream machine :thumbup:
    And welcome aboard :welcome:

    Lauren
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    Very neat - probably a lot cheaper to put...

    Very neat - probably a lot cheaper to put together than my AVOs too. I presume they are aftermarket dampers for the E-type, I don't recall the big cat leaving the factory with that level of...
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    I know not many of you will agree, but I actually...

    I know not many of you will agree, but I actually like the dull finish of slightly corroded aluminium on wheels. They look more like the original finish of cast magnesium, which is what they are...
  12. When I get further down my to-do list I was going...

    When I get further down my to-do list I was going to shoot texture coat over the back of my seats. Expensive by rattlecan standards but a lot cheaper than flocking.

    And seeing as I have used it...
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    That is great to hear. I hope that he finds...

    That is great to hear. I hope that he finds something suitable, although there are precious few cars that haven't been hacked about, and I suspect he will want a Mk1 as well...

    Lauren
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    Hi Phill - great to hear that you have been in...

    Hi Phill - great to hear that you have been in touch with Phil - I hope he is keeping well. I only had a brief email exchange with him a few years ago, but his continued enthusiasm for the Nova was...
  15. Thread: 009

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    Puts my 3-pin contact plate to shame :D

    Puts my 3-pin contact plate to shame :D
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    Thanks Steve - I was out in the car in filthy wet...

    Thanks Steve - I was out in the car in filthy wet weather yesterday and I can confirm that the side window vent works a treat - clear view of the outside rear view mirror, and I haven't even sorted...
  17. Here is the spec sheet for the Elam Mk1 Nova. I...

    Here is the spec sheet for the Elam Mk1 Nova. I hope it is readable!

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

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

    I have also seen the specifications for the wheels and tyres,...
  18. Thanks Ryosuke - the Green Machine is an early...

    Thanks Ryosuke - the Green Machine is an early Elam Mk1 Nova, which they started producing in 1977 and replaced with the Mk2 in 1981. It is not clear how many Elam Mk1 cars were made, but as you say,...
  19. I have the Elam Mk1/2 Nova specification sheet...

    I have the Elam Mk1/2 Nova specification sheet from 1981 in my file. I can scan it for you.

    Don't get too excited about non-VW engines, as none of these were officially offered by ADD or Elams....
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    Thanks guys - much appreciated :thumbup: I...

    Thanks guys - much appreciated :thumbup:

    I just need to get the other side done now, finish fabricating the cockpit rear quarter panels, and then I will be ready to fit my electronic ignition...
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    Hi Dirk - I wasn't out in the car yesterday...

    Hi Dirk - I wasn't out in the car yesterday because I was expecting snow, but I was out the day before when the temperature was also below zero. Even without the side panels in place, the hot air...
  22. That's a very interesting problem. Essentially...

    That's a very interesting problem. Essentially you are importing a kit car into Greece, but treating it as a factory-built example, so need to have a factory specification to work with. Fortunately...
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    Thanks Mike, I am very pleased with the fit. It...

    Thanks Mike, I am very pleased with the fit. It has taken a long time, and two false starts, to get to this point!
  24. I used this part on the Green Machine originally,...

    I used this part on the Green Machine originally, but the special splined shaft I had made must have been a little bit smaller diameter than the original shaft so I could not get the casting to pinch...
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    Canopy Side Trim Panels

    I have retained these flimsy, badly formed panels since I acquired my Nova in 1990. For 6 years they covered the worst visual aspects of the canopy hinges and hydraulics when the canopy was closed,...
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