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  1. Iíve been keeping an eye on his site and havenít...

    Iíve been keeping an eye on his site and havenít seen Jimís Nova. I suspect the new owner was lined up without any need to advertise
  2. Pity David, coz it looks so similar to your Nova...

    Pity David, coz it looks so similar to your Nova when she had her slots, it made me think of you straight away!
  3. No, no, no ... forget it Mark, coz Mrs Buffy said...

    No, no, no ... forget it Mark, coz Mrs Buffy said you've not to have any more car projects when you move to Wales! Aha, I get it, ... technically, you've not moved yet! :thumbup:
  4. Hi Steve, I told "Mrs Bluenova" about it and...

    Hi Steve,

    I told "Mrs Bluenova" about it and even showed her the pictures. Incredibly she said, "Well, if you want it go ahead, BUT you'll need to get rid of your van, the old Vitara that's stuck...
  5. Really Nice Blue Avante for Sale (£4750) .... be Quick!!

    On Ebay but as a classified listing for £4,750 (including a private reg).

    Located in Rotherham, V5 and driving, really nice interior, lovely body, shiny slots, etc
    ...
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    My wife's got a treadmill in the summer house...

    My wife's got a treadmill in the summer house that weighs a ton ... and she doesn't use it!

    Must hatch a plan to dismantle and recycle it!! ;)
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    Youíre clearly not starting from no experience...

    Youíre clearly not starting from no experience Mike. These mig welds look great so just a wee bit more practice fiddling with the tigís settings and youíll be sorted!

    The guys and gals on the...
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    Fantastic news that thereís a ROAD LEGAL Eagle SS...

    Fantastic news that thereís a ROAD LEGAL Eagle SS in Spain!! That must be a great boost for your morale Peter! .... hope you manage to get yours road legal soon too :)
    Alistair
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    I watched the Gerry Marshall trophy race live...

    I watched the Gerry Marshall trophy race live earlier today ... they were really pushing these old Capris, Cameros, a BMW, an SD1, and a couple of Triumphs. Thoroughly enjoyed it ... I'm sure you...
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    Hahaha! Well done Phill !! .... but you forgot...

    Hahaha! Well done Phill !! .... but you forgot the kidnap threats I posted to Alison (that's 'Mrs Phill' to those who don't know her) about your blue Nova bodyshell. I know she's not as...
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    Excellent Lauren! These have got to be some of...

    Excellent Lauren!

    These have got to be some of the best photos we've seen on the Forum for ages! :thumbup:

    Alistair
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    Thanks Lauren .... live racing on ITV4 right now!

    Thanks Lauren .... live racing on ITV4 right now!
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    Hi Dan, Try this to find out the year of your...

    Hi Dan,

    Try this to find out the year of your engine ....

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/engine_letters.php

    Alistair
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    That'll certainly provide a much neater underside...

    That'll certainly provide a much neater underside for the car :thumbup:
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    Looks good Mike, and I assume with your Nova...

    Looks good Mike, and I assume with your Nova being a Mk1 you'll be intending to drop the pans too? If so, I picked up a wee tip from Dirk when I did mine, and set the rear face at 45 degrees rather...
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    Iím getting an inferiority complex watching Danís...

    Iím getting an inferiority complex watching Danís pace .... but Iím really looking forward to seeing his plans for the dash and rear end! :thumbup:

    Note to self ..... get back in the garage PDQ!!...
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    Looking great Phill. :thumbup: Are you also...

    Looking great Phill. :thumbup:

    Are you also going to cover the red bulkhead under the dash with something black to match the sides? Might be worth getting some sound deadening material for under...
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    Donations to the Forum

    I just renewed my donation for another year and simply wanted to post to encourage any users who havenít yet made a donation to consider doing so. It doesnít have to be much, but when you consider...
  19. I'm not sure I fully understand what you're...

    I'm not sure I fully understand what you're describing Steve, so this is probably a ridiculous suggestion, but ....

    could the solution lie in rotating the steering rack to stop the UJ ends...
  20. Hahaha .... can't believe I'm saying this at my...

    Hahaha .... can't believe I'm saying this at my age, but you've got yourself a date, even although I'm pretty sure you'll win!
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    Hi David, I have to agree with Steve ... my...

    Hi David,
    I have to agree with Steve ... my vote's for the Alfa 147
    Alistair
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    Nice one Phill ... bet you enjoyed that! Can't...

    Nice one Phill ... bet you enjoyed that! Can't help wondering what was going on in all the other cars you passed ... I can just imagine a lot of "What the **** was that?" comments! ;)
  23. Foam in the tank? .... So after the concours...

    Foam in the tank? ....

    So after the concours finish on your chassis you really are going to take her racing? Right enough, I remember you did say that you intended to 'stretch her legs' instead...
  24. Steve, I've just measured mine with a digital...

    Steve,

    I've just measured mine with a digital caliper and am getting 16.07 to 16.14 so allowing for the paint it looks like you're in luck! :thumbup:

    Alistair
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    I recently fitted new heat risers to my inlet...

    I recently fitted new heat risers to my inlet manifold and they don’t actually feed hot exhaust gases into the manifold. They simply transfer heat to the manifold.
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