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  1. Thread: Jon's Nova

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    Welcome home baby...now I have some work to do...

    Welcome home baby...now I have some work to do :twisted:

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  2. Thread: Jon's Nova

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    I only had three criteria when I was house...

    I only had three criteria when I was house hunting: a double garage to build the Nova, a dungeon to hang my armour, and a good kitchen (I like cooking). The fact that the house also has a bedroom is...
  3. Thread: Jon's Nova

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    Thanks for the comments folks. I received my...

    Thanks for the comments folks. I received my engine this week (at least the crate's in my panel van, I've yet to unload it) so this is the first time I've had all the bits together in the same place...
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    It's always sad to see an owner sell their car...

    It's always sad to see an owner sell their car for practical reasons...it's your decision, but are you really sure about it? I saw my first Nova when I was 16 (that was in 1977) and it was love at...
  5. Thread: Jon's Nova

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    Finally getting some mojo back, so clearing out...

    Finally getting some mojo back, so clearing out the garage in preparation for the arrival of my engine in January :)

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  6. Thread: Jon's Nova

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    Hi all, So after an 8-year AWOL of real life...

    Hi all,

    So after an 8-year AWOL of real life being a PITA, I've finally bought a house, and got my Nova installed in my garage.

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    So the battle to finally finish this bugger will...
  7. Thread: Jon's Nova

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    Yes, I got full sized tape drawings done to help...

    Yes, I got full sized tape drawings done to help with the sculpting. We did get the rough shape done in polystyrene when we were playing with ideas, but it wasn't rigid enough to take a mold from. I...
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    In some countries it's impossible to get...

    In some countries it's impossible to get registered for the road with the canopy, due to safety regs (they say it's impossible to exit the car if it turns over). A few folks have built them here...
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    I'll see if I can make it over this year. It...

    I'll see if I can make it over this year. It would be great to see the old faces again, and meet the new ones.
  10. Thread: Jon's Nova

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    The final major work was upgrading the...

    The final major work was upgrading the drivetrain. 200bhp just wasn't enough :twisted:. So the faithful old Zetec had most of its internals replaced (forged pistons, balanced crank, high-lift cams,...
  11. Thread: Jon's Nova

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    Sorry folks, YAE wasn't mine, that was Harry's...

    Sorry folks, YAE wasn't mine, that was Harry's Nova. I don't know who owns it these days.

    I haven't done much on my car since I had to sell my house (and more importantly, my garage) in 2012. Most...
  12. Thread: Jon's Nova

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    Oops...only just seen this 😳. What's your...

    Oops...only just seen this 😳. What's your facebook ID Dave?

    https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.low.906/media_set?set=a.1333220046767367.1073741841.100002381544518&type=3
  13. Thread: Jon's Nova

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    Hey David, Hope you're well dude. ...

    Hey David,

    Hope you're well dude.

    Soz.....real life got in the way. It's been in storage the last 10 years. Got depressed for a while, tried to sell it, but didn't (thankfully). Right now, the...
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    Re: Nena the Nova

    Nice one :clapping:
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    Re: Dirk's Avante

    Thats pretty much it, I am making it up as I go along as its not something I've done before, so I think it will take a few attempts. As I said when I got the car, if I can't make the the doors the...
  16. Thread: Jon's Nova

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    Re: Jon's Nova

    Thanks Mick. Just hope I finish it before I die of old age :whistling:
  17. Thread: Jon's Nova

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    Re: Jon's Nova

    Thanks jmd, but I found a temporary solution. There's a local guy who can do it for me in 3mm for €90. I want something that looks about right when I sculpt the bodywork, but there is a chance I may...
  18. Thread: Seats

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    Re: Seats

    I can't help on the seats, but I used to use these runners. I think a 1 inch height is fairly 'normal':

    https://www.europaspares.com/product/0/ ... _Ssr_.html

    I took them out in the end as I...
  19. Thread: Jon's Nova

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    Re: Jon's Nova

    Got the mounting brackets done.

    http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/7852/superchargermount1.jpg
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    Re: *************HAPPY NEW YEAR ****************

    Happy New Year all :cheers:
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    Re: Merry Christmas

    A Very Merry Christmas to all from the other side of the minor pond.

    Eat lots, drink lots, don't get too sick & party 'till the sun rises :cheers:
  22. Re: Dunno... but looks a bit daft from tfe front

    Oh yeah :notworthy:

    If one day I fancy building a replica of some sort...number 1 :thumbup:
  23. Re: Dunno... but looks a bit daft from tfe front

    I wonder which would be more unstable, that or the Porsche 917L?
  24. Re: Dunno... but looks a bit daft from tfe front

    I have to say it doesn't float my boat from any angle. It just looks like a brick on wheels. Each to their own I suppose. I dread to think what it's like to drive/turn with that much weight beyond...
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    Re: Interesting one-off in Accrington

    Is it my eyes or does it not have a lot of suspension travel?
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