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    Re: Bobbybrown's Red Nova!

    Bobby,
    Was your car originally Lt.Blue?
    Mine was. Red sure was Popular back in the day.I'm curious to see the shade of blue when it's done.
    Nice project! ---Randy

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    Re: Bobbybrown's Red Nova!

    Well done BobbyBrown.

    It shows it's age with the "Steve Wright in the Afternoon on Radio 1" sticker on the back, he hasnt been on Radio 1 for years.

    If you want to ditch those white steel 8 spoke wheels in favour of some correct Wolfrace alloys let me know as I have a set I'm thinking of getting rid of.

    Is it called "Gema" to match the boat in the back ground?


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    Re: Bobbybrown's Red Nova!

    haha nah its not called Gema, its not my boat lol.

    Will update more later as I have got an engine to fit today
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    Re: Bobbybrown's Red Nova!

    Engine is back in today and is running.
    Just need to fit the new fuel tank later today or tomorrow and thats a big problem out of the way.

    I've also got a pump and hoses for the canopy, so I'm on the search for a mini starter solonoid and a wiring diagram

    Good progress so far!

    *special thanks to steve mchugh for his help with refitting the engine today and his other ideas about the car*
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    Re: Bobbybrown's Red Nova!

    Quote Originally Posted by jimcub
    See you have the local dolly birds flocking around you already.
    those specific dolly birds are family and friends
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    Re: Bobbybrown's Red Nova!

    Ford starter solenoids do it for me

    Actually my point is any starter solenoid will do the job - they are designed to handle the full starting current to turn over a cold engine (around 40A), so are not in the slightest bit stressed driving a hydraulic pump, or even linacs...

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    Re: Bobbybrown's Red Nova!

    Will have to keep my eyes open for a solenoid then, what relay do I need, do you know?
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    Re: Bobbybrown's Red Nova!

    What, for changing from Up to Down? A latching changeover relay is what you need. The VW headlamp flasher relay is still available through 'Dub Heritage and is reasonably priced, but you DO ABSOLUTELY have to modify it internally before you can use it in the Nova. Its a simple modification, but can be a bit fiddly.

    I think there is a Ford headlamp relay out there that is also latching (stays put in whatever position you switch to), but I don't know the source of that one (Mk3 Escort? Sierra?).

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    Re: Bobbybrown's Red Nova!

    I'm aware of the relay modification that needs doing, I am trying to source a starter solonoid, probably from a rover as I may have a starter motor from a rover in the shed.
    Is it possible to buy the latching changeover relays from somewhere like maplins, for example, or do they have to come out of a car?
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