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    Me too. Goodwood used to be great, now...

    Me too. Goodwood used to be great, now overcrowded and impossible to get into without pre-booking and limited to half a dozen events a year so that other premium and exclusive events can take place...
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    Hi Peter - that sounds like an interesting...

    Hi Peter - that sounds like an interesting product, I will have to check it out. The method of application is exactly what I was considering for the PU adhesive. Once the cling film (or other...
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    Headlight Demisters

    OK, here's a quick introduction to the headlamp demisters that I have been working on recently. After doing a bit of research into modern "sealed" headlamps I discovered that most, if not all are...
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    Hi Alistair - the water is wicking in past the...

    Hi Alistair - the water is wicking in past the seals all around, mainly collecting at the bottom. I tried waterproofing scrim foam as I had a load left over from trimming the interior. Scrim foam is...
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    Hi Phill - I was thinking about something along...

    Hi Phill - I was thinking about something along these lines...

    https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/miniature-fog-lamps-rectangular-pair-fogmin-60mm

    ...But the WowLEDs could work just as well...
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    I think tunnelled lights would work better...

    I think tunnelled lights would work better without the headlight covers, as the refractive index must be very high at such a shallow angle. There are certainly plenty of modern cars around with...
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    Of course the biggest problem with driving the...

    Of course the biggest problem with driving the Nova on a daily basis (particularly in the Winter) is night driving. The tunnelled headlights place the headlights too low to the ground, which limits...
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    I was actually trying to be clever, the LEDs are...

    I was actually trying to be clever, the LEDs are dimmed using a NE555 timer with a CR feedback loop to change the pulse-width. Unfortunately I had to fit a linear regulator to the instrument pod to...
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    When I first got back on the road I noticed that...

    When I first got back on the road I noticed that the car was losing quite a lot of oil. Initially it seemed to be coming from a blanking plate over the redundant mechanical fuel pump aperture, so I...
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    OK, some of the not-so-good stuff. I noticed...

    OK, some of the not-so-good stuff.

    I noticed early on that the angle of the tunnels around the secondary instrument displays is slightly too low for the seating position. This cuts off the top of...
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    Green Machine - On the Road...

    OK, after all the trials and tribulations encountered over the last 7 years, the Green Machine is finally back on the road. What's it like to drive, now that the interior is completely different? I...
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    Hi Jim - I used UPOL Plastx No.4 coarse texture...

    Hi Jim - I used UPOL Plastx No.4 coarse texture coat on my dashboard and interior panels. There is a definite technique to applying it, you have to be far enough away from the subject that the paint...
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    As Peter says, it's a Mk1, the rear light panel...

    As Peter says, it's a Mk1, the rear light panel design is for an early Elam car. Large glass sunroof, just like mine had. Interestingly, my car also had high level brake lights let into the rear...
  14. Hi Dave - not so much difficult to source, I...

    Hi Dave - not so much difficult to source, I built them myself. Hella H7 projectors firing through chrome trim rings cut down from the broken Cibie Airport driving lamps originally fitted in the...
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    No, it is not related - the KVA chassis is...

    No, it is not related - the KVA chassis is designed for an in-line V8 and so places the driver too far forward to fit under the Nova body.



    No, the Sam Cobley chassis was designed to fit under...
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    I have seen pictures of it, but I don't have any...

    I have seen pictures of it, but I don't have any copies. I think we are both pretty sure it is a Sam Cobley chassis, but as to which of the three it might be, who knows? It was certainly in running...
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    Hi Rick - Sam showed me some pictures of the...

    Hi Rick - Sam showed me some pictures of the chassis at a show many years ago. At that time it was just a bare frame with no suspension or running gear. He told me he had the chassis drawn up and...
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    Certainly looks like it could be one of Sam's...

    Certainly looks like it could be one of Sam's chassis, although there isn't much of the running gear to help identify it. The Alfa V6 car that popped up a few years ago still had it's XR3 uprights at...
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    It's very cab-forward though, the Pinto engine...

    It's very cab-forward though, the Pinto engine puts the seats further forward than the Nova, your nose would be pressed against the windscreen!

    But yes, the Midtec came out shortly after the Noble...
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    All too true - a mid engine chassis is a labour...

    All too true - a mid engine chassis is a labour of love, and the amount of time and effort that goes into its development will never be appreciated by the casual observer. Which is very irritating at...
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    I can't claim to be a professor of anything, but...

    I can't claim to be a professor of anything, but this is absolutely true :D

    In the Red9 thru-rod suspension the coil springs act directly on the trailing arm, with no mechanical advantage, so can...
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    Hello 5TT - I have used a Dakota Digital SGI-5...

    Hello 5TT - I have used a Dakota Digital SGI-5 signal interface to couple my single speed sensor into two types of speedometer - a Dakota Digital Odyssey speedometer/odometer and a Rover SD1 trip...
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    I thought there was something odd about the...

    I thought there was something odd about the profile of the roof...
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    I agree - there isn't any room under there for a...

    I agree - there isn't any room under there for a Macpherson strut, although it may be possible to use the original lower radius arms/TCA and uprights with fabricated upper wishbones and pushrods. A...
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    I agree, the storage you have built in makes...

    I agree, the storage you have built in makes great use of this underutilised space, and you would have to give it all up to go mid-engined. My Alfa boxer engine is more compact than the Scooby and...
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