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  1. Thread: Windscreen

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    Hi Dirk, At the rate you are progressing with...

    Hi Dirk,
    At the rate you are progressing with your current build,
    you'll probably be needing some Windscreens for that flotilla of Nova bodyshells sat in your garden?

    Shall I put you down for 2...
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    Well, they say that F1 technology trickles-down...

    Well, they say that F1 technology trickles-down to production cars...
    Nice bit of innovation there, well done. :cool1:
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    Intatrim Seats - customisation for a Nova

    Hello Gents, just Spinning this conversation about Seats away from Bluenova's build thread...

    I contacted Intatrim and asked if they could supply a 'Stoneleigh' seat with a lower seat base,
    i.e....
  4. Thread: Windscreen

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    Hi Mario, That's great - thanks and welcome to...

    Hi Mario,
    That's great - thanks and welcome to the forum.

    It looks like the prefered choice is a clear screen with black obscuration band
    (i.e. a black band around the edge of the screen to...
  5. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    It's all the odds & ends that chew up the time,...

    It's all the odds & ends that chew up the time, it is looking great, keep the updates coming.
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    I like what he has done with the sidepod vents -...

    I like what he has done with the sidepod vents - nice.

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    You are allowed to dream. Personally I think...

    You are allowed to dream.
    Personally I think '5-Spoke' style wheels, like the Monza, suit the Nova.
    There are also quite a few on the market and price is decent.
    Anyway, that's all well and good...
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    Thanks gents, I need a *very* low-slung seat...

    Thanks gents, I need a *very* low-slung seat base, but maybe they can sort something out for me.
    I will give them a call.
  9. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Nice update, top notch engineering ... but if...

    Nice update, top notch engineering
    ... but if I were you I'd junk it and go for a Type 4
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    Great work - keep the updates coming :cool1:

    Great work - keep the updates coming :cool1:
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    Some Temptation for you ......

    Some Temptation for you ... https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/292680671510?chn=ps

    I have not done the maths but the wheels are ET51 - spacers required.
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    You have a Mk2 Car, with 2" more headroom, I...

    You have a Mk2 Car, with 2" more headroom, I think you'll be fine with a 2.5" drop.
    There are other variables to consider e.g. a proper sprung/cushioned seat (MX5) vs fibreglass 'bucket' seat where...
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    Hi Alistair, Nice update. Drilling through the...

    Hi Alistair, Nice update. Drilling through the bolt to save the thread was a long shot. You weren't far away!
    Keep plugging away on the build - and the updates coming.
  14. Hi John, Happy to help; There is a good community...

    Hi John, Happy to help; There is a good community on this forum
    and I've received lots of help & co-op during my build.

    If you are going to use Bedford CF Van rear lights lenses on the panel, ...
  15. The panel and the mould 2832 The new panel...

    The panel and the mould
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    The new panel in the mould was trimmed prior to release
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    From top to bottom, your panel, the mould and the new panel
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  16. Further update from John (PiperPhaseTwo) After...

    Further update from John (PiperPhaseTwo)

    After fitting cardboard infill panels over the light holes your panel was waxed with mould release then a thin layer of coloured gel coat was applied. ...
  17. Thread: Windscreen

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    Hi Everyone, You may remember that there was...

    Hi Everyone,
    You may remember that there was some enthusiasm for a group-buy of Nova windscreens from Pilkington.

    If you are interested in participating, please respond - there is no commitment...
  18. Thread: Nova alert

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    Car didn't sell @3.1k, no late bids.

    Car didn't sell @3.1k, no late bids.
  19. Thread: Nova alert

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    Agree with Dirk on this; I'm guessing that...

    Agree with Dirk on this;
    I'm guessing that there will be a flurry of late bidding on this car but it won't reach the reserve.

    I reckon that 3.1k is a decent price for what is still a *project*...
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    Well done - great work! Is there not a *chance*...

    Well done - great work!
    Is there not a *chance* to save the original thread as the hole gets wider?

    Interesting to read about the Cobalt drill bits as well - thanks
  21. Repair panels available for Front Wheel Arches and Rear window

    Repair panels available for Front Wheel Arches and Rear window (above fuel tank) area.

    These panels were kindly created by other members of this forum to repair my Elam Mk1,
    panels/moulds were...
  22. Thread: Dirk's Avante

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    Hi Dirk, Just re-discovered this pics of what FL...

    Hi Dirk,
    Just re-discovered this pics of what FL did to link up my 'box.
    Note the 'notch' in the box section to accommodate the selector shaft.

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    Are these the washers? ...

    Are these the washers?

    https://www.urmagoods.xyz/steering-wheels-horns-c-1_2_25_1486/vw-aircooled-ball-joint-eccentric-camber-adjusters-amp-washers-6577-standard-p-10962.htm
  24. More Pics from my recent Flatlands visit: I...

    More Pics from my recent Flatlands visit:

    I have been quick to complain about previous owners hacking the bodyshell,
    well, I've done it myself; Take a look at the front undertray.

    Other pics...
  25. I plan on remaking the arms on my canopy Hinges...

    I plan on remaking the arms on my canopy Hinges (the top and bottom mounts of the hinges are just about OK).

    The start point was a set of nylon tophat bushes, 16mm diameter, fitted into 35mm...
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