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    Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill View Post
    Took the Nova out for a spirited test drive today:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJIVaXSIEB8

    That's great Phil, looks like you have confidence in it. I have that now with the Sunbeam Alpine. At first every journey feels like you're not really driving it for listening to every sound or developing problem to arise, then you make it back and do it again, maybe going further each time, then get to a point where
    it just starts to feel good and you can enjoy!

    I'm going to try to get a working brake on my Nova and take mine off the drive this week, really tentative steps!

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by novanewbie17 View Post
    That's great Phil, looks like you have confidence in it. I have that now with the Sunbeam Alpine. At first every journey feels like you're not really driving it for listening to every sound or developing problem to arise, then you make it back and do it again, maybe going further each time, then get to a point where
    it just starts to feel good and you can enjoy!

    I'm going to try to get a working brake on my Nova and take mine off the drive this week, really tentative steps!
    Your absolutely right. The first time I ever drove my Nova it was baby steps. The brakes barely worked at all and the car didn't even have a screen, but it was insanely satisfying the first time I was able to drive it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqGuAiVH2Bw

    Then last year when I finally got the car on the road every trip was with clenched buttocks wondering if the car would make it or break down somewhere (It actually broke down on me twice which shattered my confidence in the car for a while). But more recently, as I've ironed out all the teething problems I've become much more confidant about driving the car. I even drove it in the dark last week
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    Finally got around to fitting some carpets in the car. Can't believe how much of a difference it makes when you sit in the car. Still as noisy as ever though I thought the carpet would have dulled the noise a bit

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    Looking great Phill.

    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 the new carpets?

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    Carpet looks great Phill, really sets off the interior nicely

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNova View Post
    Looking great Phill.

    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 the new carpets?
    Yes I will make up some trim panels same as I did for the sides. These will cover up the edges of the carpet as well as cover the red which sticks out like a sore thumb
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    Looking good;

    Quote Originally Posted by Phill View Post
    [...] Still as noisy as ever though I thought the carpet would have dulled the noise a bit

    IMG_9886[1].jpg
    And yeah, I would have thought so too..
    Silly question but where is the noise coming from? Engine?

    Is there any soundproofing on the other side of the rear bulkhead (the petrol tank/gearbox side)?

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    Fed up with Alistairs constant haranguing (which included phonecalls in the middle of the night) asking me when I was going to make up some trim panels for the footwells, I finally found time this evening to do something about it (what else can you do on a Friday evening when the pubs are shut?)

    Made from 3mm plastic panel these were covered with a mat black vinyl the same as the other trim panels in the car

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    After installation in the footwells

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    I should have done this ages ago...
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