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    Just a quick reminder to PM me any updates or new...

    Just a quick reminder to PM me any updates or new entries for the Euro Nova database. Only registered members are able to access the database. Thanks to those whoíve already been in touch. Iíll keep...
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    Hi Stuart, Body and screen look to be in...

    Hi Stuart,

    Body and screen look to be in really good nick! :thumbup:

    If I was the seller I'd contact DVLA with the chassis number to see if they've got any record of the base Beetle ......
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    Had a good afternoon stripping the engine today. ...

    Had a good afternoon stripping the engine today. :thumbup:

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  4. Must say I'm really pleased with Machine7's help...

    Must say I'm really pleased with Machine7's help during the current crisis (as I said before, other suppliers are available though!)

    Anyway, why not give them a call with your photo, and find out...
  5. Hi Steve, Maybe worth trying to find one 2nd...

    Hi Steve,

    Maybe worth trying to find one 2nd hand in the uk before trying abroad. Or possibly going down the 3D printing route? (but I must admit I don’t know anything about that technology so...
  6. I received an order from Machine7 last week and...

    I received an order from Machine7 last week and have just ordered a new clutch kit & flywheel, fuel pump and a few other bits from them tonight. Their website says they're still trading online so...
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    Cheers Chris, that's encouraging. Mine's a...

    Cheers Chris, that's encouraging.

    Mine's a 1776 dual port with a big single Holley carb. I've got a new fan shroud plate, but will wait until I have a closer look at the engine with the dynamo...
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    Yes Phill, I'm pretty sure you do :thumbup: I...

    Yes Phill, I'm pretty sure you do :thumbup: I guess I'll know for sure once I start stripping the engine.

    PS ... I've been researching this tonight and it looks like in addition to a new...
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    Hi all, I thought that it's probably a good...

    Hi all,

    I thought that it's probably a good time to update the information we hold in the owners database. Since the last update in October 2019 I've received information from ....


    PaddyX21...
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    Can't praise Machine7 highly enough! Some nice...

    Can't praise Machine7 highly enough! Some nice shiney parts for the engine arrived today! :thumbup:

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    Sorry Mrs Bluenova, I guess the decorating will have to wait...
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    Brilliant Mark! Sounding and looking great in the...

    Brilliant Mark! Sounding and looking great in the sunshine! Youíve really cheered me up!! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
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    But surely itís essential to bring your loved one...

    But surely itís essential to bring your loved one home Phill? I take it the garage/living room is still empty .... or has Alison reclaimed it?
  13. Howís about asking a family member to shoot a...

    Howís about asking a family member to shoot a short video for us all to help boost morale in these difficult times Mark? :thumbup:
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    James, I'm not at the wiring stage yet but...

    James,

    I'm not at the wiring stage yet but like you, I don't trust my wiring after the mice and their future generations occupied my Nova over nearly 30 years!

    Check out Phill's thread. He put...
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    Hi James, Yes, thatís quite a list. Phill gave...

    Hi James,
    Yes, thatís quite a list. Phill gave me good advice when I started my rebuild .... break it down into separate projects and focus on one or two at a time. Since youíll be taking the body...
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    I made the mistake of ordering more bits and...

    I made the mistake of ordering more bits and pieces online last night thinking I could get enough to keep me sane through the next few weeks/months .... Boris has pretty much put that in hold for the...
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    Glad it's sold but sorry it left the UK. There...

    Glad it's sold but sorry it left the UK. There was only a small colour photo in the advert, but from that and the description it looked like a very reasonably priced car ... someone's bagged...
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    Avante for sale in Complete Kit Car

    Just got my April edition of CKC and spotted a red Avante in the Cars for Sale section. The advert reads as follows:-

    Avante Mk1 1985 one owner.
    Porsche 914 2.0 engine.
    Overhaul 2007, new...
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    Sounds good ... better than cancelling. Even...

    Sounds good ... better than cancelling.

    Even though my Nova wonít be ready this year it would still be good to pop down the road to meet folk and see their cars. Letís hope the country beats the...
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    Agreed! ... I've not seen such a tidy SS for a...

    Agreed! ... I've not seen such a tidy SS for a very long time!
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    Excellent Phill !! I bought a new tank on your...

    Excellent Phill !!

    I bought a new tank on your recommendation (re body off opportunity) about 18 months ago and haven't looked at it since. It'll be a wee while till I get to fitting it but I'll...
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    That's brilliant David!! It's so good to find...

    That's brilliant David!!

    It's so good to find humour in this awful new World. I was over on the other side of Scotland today to get my 85 year old Mum set up for self isolation ... not easy...
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    Stay safe Mark ... much respect!

    Stay safe Mark ... much respect!
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    Covid-19 ... a total nightmare, but maybe a silver lining?

    Iím self employed but am really fortunate to have enough income from other sources to keep the wolf from the door. My work is mainly in peopleís homes but I also work outdoors. Iíve told all my...
  25. Hi Phill, I've solved creaky floorboards by...

    Hi Phill,

    I've solved creaky floorboards by lifting them and shaking talcum powder on the joists and floorboard joints to 'lubricate' them.

    Whilst I'm not suggesting you shake lots of talc over...
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