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    Welcome - what took you so long? Now you must...

    Welcome - what took you so long? Now you must start a new thread all about your car with lots of pictures. It's the law
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    Better still - when I come up to visit maybe we...

    Better still - when I come up to visit maybe we could fit the wheels and tyres to my car to see how they'll look on a Nova once it's finished? Then maybe I could drive it all the way back to...
  3. Thread: Giles's Nova

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    Great idea to video the mechanism from inside the...

    Great idea to video the mechanism from inside the boot with your phone. A well engineered solution to the bonnet "issue". Well done

    I was driving my car today when it suddenly crossed my mind the...
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    Some more pictures taken that day 3323 3324...

    Some more pictures taken that day

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  5. Thread: Other Jobs

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    Are there no ends to your talents Dirk? What...

    Are there no ends to your talents Dirk?

    What diameter pipes will your machine be capable of bending? Will you be able to use it to make an exhaust system for example?
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    Your cars looking great Lauren - and well done...

    Your cars looking great Lauren - and well done for fitting the screen yourself.
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    This any better Dirk? 3322

    This any better Dirk?

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    Today a second V5C arrived in the post so I now...

    Today a second V5C arrived in the post so I now have two V5C documents for my car? Both have the same details and historic Taxation class but different document reference numbers?

    My question now...
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    Same Car - Same Location - 35 years on

    Well not strictly the same car but the same model.

    One of my favourite pictures of the Nova I built back in 1984 was taken in South Queensferry near Hopetoun House on the shore of the river Forth....
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    There you go:- 3316

    There you go:-

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    I recently bought 4 Nankangs for my car (albeit...

    I recently bought 4 Nankangs for my car (albeit 205/70 x 14). They are a decent budget tyre with an attractive tread pattern - no complaints so far
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    My bonnet is removable secured with a tongue at...

    My bonnet is removable secured with a tongue at the leading edge that fits into a groove and two panel pins at the back. Hopefully the permanent tongue eliminates the danger of forgetting to turn the...
  13. Thread: Stoneleigh 2019!

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    There was a time when the police made it a...

    There was a time when the police made it a priority to get traffic moving again after an accident. Nowadays however, they seem the take great delight in closing down the road system for hours and...
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    I'm back on the original Carb Alistair - but...

    I'm back on the original Carb Alistair - but thinking of trying the "Value" Carb I bought again as I do think it's the Carb itself that's at fault but don't have a a great deal of confidence in the...
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    Thanks for the replies. I spent the day checking...

    Thanks for the replies. I spent the day checking everything carefully for leaks. Removed the rear valence for better access and checked the tappet gaps for good measure. All was in order and I...
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    So sorry to hear this Jim but relieved that no...

    So sorry to hear this Jim but relieved that no one got hurt. I hope there's not too much damage to the car, did the screen survive intact?
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    Carb air leak causing rough running?

    I'm pretty sure I have an air leak on somewhere on my inlet manifold which is preventing me from setting the carb up properly. When the engine is cold and the choke is full on the engine runs sweet...
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    The front bearings are tapered Steve - so the...

    The front bearings are tapered Steve - so the tighter you turn the nut the harder they press against the casing - which is why you have to be carefull not to overtighten them. I assume the bearings...
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    Decided to re-check the bearings anyway (no point...

    Decided to re-check the bearings anyway (no point in seeking expert opinion then ignoring it) and discovered there was indeed scope to tighten the n/s even when using the method as described above by...
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    That's precisely the method I used when I first...

    That's precisely the method I used when I first adjusted the bearings (I had looked it up on internet forums) though I must admit I was a bit concerned even then about the amount of end play and when...
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    Took my car for a test by my friendly local MOT...

    Took my car for a test by my friendly local MOT inspector. He carried out a safety check on the car (effectively a dummy MOT) to ensure it was fit for the road and discovered the U clamp on the...
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    It's all coming along nicely Alistair - keep the...

    It's all coming along nicely Alistair - keep the momentum going :thumbup:
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    What was your mother doing in St. Andrews?

    What was your mother doing in St. Andrews?
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    Out driving my car yesterday I received the...

    Out driving my car yesterday I received the ultimate accolade...I've had a few waves and lights being flashed at me but yesterday I got a single finger from a youngster in a car.

    I assume he...
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    Took Alison out in ther car today - I was...

    Took Alison out in ther car today - I was suprised she agreed to get in it as she always vowed not to. Even so it was not really her cup of tea as she says it's too noisy but it was progress never...
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