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    That's a shame; they did that to my old merc 123...

    That's a shame; they did that to my old merc 123 280te estate when some idiot drove into the back of it - although the car was still drivable. Having it written off devalues it, but you should still...
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    I have not had the chance to work on my car for...

    I have not had the chance to work on my car for the last couple of years (long story), body off full refurb, almost ready to re-fit the bodywork. I may have been tempted to sell except for the fact...
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    `¬) That catch looks just the job, using a...

    `¬)

    That catch looks just the job, using a 'proper' catch is the secret I think, as then you get the secondary catch if its unlatched :drive::thumbup:
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    It looks a very neat solution for the bonnet, but...

    It looks a very neat solution for the bonnet, but even if the bonnet has to move forward after this point, I think at 70mph if the wind got underneath, it is still likely to force it up as the air...
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    Some nice cars! `¬) I like the idea of a monthly...

    Some nice cars! `¬) I like the idea of a monthly breakfast club!
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    now that looks neat! `¬)

    now that looks neat! `¬)
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    Great job, and thanks for the additional info;...

    Great job, and thanks for the additional info; that will be very useful when I get to sorting my new hinges! `¬)
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    Nice to know you are getting this sorted! Did...

    Nice to know you are getting this sorted!

    Did you have any issues with the non-symetry left to right on the car, (you mentioned before), and if so did you need to adjust anything with the hinges,...
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    Yes, there now! `¬) I thought the reg document...

    Yes, there now! `¬)

    I thought the reg document was related to the chassis No. etc? How do you update the chassis number if looking at a rebuild?
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    ebay reports it as 'missing page'?:ermm:

    ebay reports it as 'missing page'?:ermm:
  11. looks like a good project, body work looks very...

    looks like a good project, body work looks very sound.
  12. I think you can get the waxoyl with a spray...

    I think you can get the waxoyl with a spray attachment; that's what I did mine with all along the tunnel.

    I also drilled a small hole at the top of the front towers and sprayed into there until it...
  13. Thread: 2 Nova's

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    wOw! Two Nova projects... look forward to seeing...

    wOw! Two Nova projects... look forward to seeing pics and good luck with the builds `¬)
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    the black bonnet looks right with the orange, a...

    the black bonnet looks right with the orange, a gold stripe may make it look too fussy?
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    sweet! `¬)

    sweet! `¬)
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    I've heard you mention your Baccaruda before, is...

    I've heard you mention your Baccaruda before, is there a story behind it being called Baccaruda and not Barracuda? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tvIVvwXieo
  17. each to their own... shiney on top but not...

    each to their own...

    shiney on top but not pretty under the skin... seems a bit 'boxey' now though
    but like I said, each to their own!
    not much more I can say without seeming rude! :zipped:
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    What were the issues, and particularly the...

    What were the issues, and particularly the problem with the hinges being identical; this will be usefull to know when remaking my hinges at some point... `¬)
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    go for it Stuart, that sounds a bargain, and...

    go for it Stuart, that sounds a bargain, and bodywork looks in good condition... (from the single pic)

    I don't do Facebook otherwise I would be having a good look as it may do for replacing my...
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    That's what I meant; if the actuator (power)...

    That's what I meant; if the actuator (power) fails and you do the 'manual release' does it rely on the driver then lightly pushing up to open the canopy; this would be better than having the issue of...
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    some strong springs; is the manual release such...

    some strong springs; is the manual release such that the roof doesn't actually lift until you manual push up the roof, i.e. driver pushing taking the place of the actuator lifting?
    I assume the...
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    Hmm... not so sure! looking through the 'Find all...

    Hmm... not so sure! looking through the 'Find all the photos here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_...ThHc3RHVVVVQ2M

    Its a mkI (does that have less headroom?) and has some bodywork to sort...
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    Like I said, across the water... No prices on...

    Like I said, across the water... No prices on their site though... ?
    I'd like to keep mine original, but looking at the multitude of gel cracks needing repair!
    (It was side swiped by an Audi in the...
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    There has seemed to be a 'glut' of Nova's in the...

    There has seemed to be a 'glut' of Nova's in the last couple of years, but before that there was either nothing or very little for a long long time; I think owners recently have either cracked on and...
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    now that's a nice tool, a cut above the rest!...

    now that's a nice tool, a cut above the rest!
    arms looking very nice too `¬)
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