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Thread: Scottish Nova - time for a rebuild!

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    If you look on islandmans post you will see that he did it himself.
    It's all about the balance.
    I even saw him do it several times.....
    Oh, that sounds wrong !!

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    Hi Colin,

    Yes, I've also heard that it can be done fairly easily by 2 folk. Alex must have a very understanding wife though!

    I didn't want to put the body outside whilst I see to the chassis so went for the block and tackle. The body was partly stuck to the chassis with mastic and since I was doing all this single handed (my wife's not as understanding as Alex's) it was helpful to be able to put a controlled amount of strain on the lift whilst I worked away with a multi tool to break the bond.

    That was the easy bit .... now I've got to see to the chassis issues!

    Good luck with your Nova!

    Alistair

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    Thanks for helpful comments guys.

    I think I have managed to talk my better half into helping with 'the lift', although I suspect I will be pushing my luck with any further requests and so plan to subsequently fit a block/tackle for future refitting/testing....!!

    Cheers,

    Colin

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    Phill from Livingston came over for a wee peek at my Nova and its rusty chassis today. He's the 1st Forum Member I've met and we had a good chat. Apparently my Nova is the 1st one he's seen in 10 years (other than his own). It just shows you how rare these classic kit cars have become.

    Phil also gave me a wee model of the Nova (I forget who he said made the original) but I just wanted to say "thank you Phill" here on the Forum!

    Looking forward to a coming over to Livingston to have a look at your Novas.

    Cheers, Alistair

    Model Nova front.jpg Model Nova rear.jpg

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    You should see a few more novas at stones !!!

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    It was a genuine pleasure to meet with you today Alistair. Not many share our passion for the Nova so it's good to meet up with another soul who understands.

    I was very impressed with your car - the bodywork paint finish is fantastic and the moulded in side pods really suit the car. I didn't think the floor pan looked too bad - as you say the main issues are at the front around the Napoleans hat. When I got back I was re-reading Dirks Avante thread to see how this part gets fixed. http://www.euro-nova.co.uk/vb/showth...-Avante/page11 I certainly think the existing Chassis is worth saving if you can get a skilled welder to replace the front end for you. The Models were made by Alex, here's a link to his thread:-

    http://www.euro-nova.co.uk/vb/showth...highlight=baby
    "The most beautiful kit car in the world - Motor"

    http://stores.lulu.com/rightsigns


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    Excellent Phill ... I'll follow up both these links!
    Thanks again for the model. My wife thought it was made from soap and my girls thought it was made from white chocolate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffy View Post
    You should see a few more novas at stones !!!
    Buffy,

    The last (and only) time my Nova was at Stones was 1990. It'll not make it this year, but I hope to make the trip down anyway to say "Hi" to everyone!

    Stoneleigh approx 1990 (1).jpg Stoneleigh approx 1990 (2).jpg

    Alistair

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    All this Stones chat prompted me to get back in the garage this weekend to continue taking everything to bits. Things were going well until I sheared one of the front frame head bolts .... aarrgghhh!

    He ho, just yet another thing to sort, but OSA 10H making a return to Stones seems a long way off at the moment!

    Alistair
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    At least you have the body off so access is easy !😀

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