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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Vodka View Post

    These things are definitely sent to test us!
    I definitely know that feeling! Just keep working through the issues one by one, you will get there.

    My wipers stopped working yesterday and I started doing the diagnostics, looking at the motor, relay etc.... only to find 2 hours later that whilst rummaging around fitting the dash I had inadvertently pulled an earth wire connection loose

  2. #42
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    Did the same when I put my dash in and only half the indicators worked when I hit the hazard switch.
    It's always something silly but you just have to find it ! 😀

  3. #43

    Wow

    you lucky Man.....a nice looking Nova ....well done on getting her as a few guys on here pretty desperado to find one that is a nice easy peasy project... a rare find indeed....good luck and enjoy you new toy ;o)

  4. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by glasgowgolfer View Post
    you lucky Man.....a nice looking Nova ....well done on getting her as a few guys on here pretty desperado to find one that is a nice easy peasy project... a rare find indeed....good luck and enjoy you new toy ;o)
    I am looking forward to seeing you at the events, don't give up on it.
    Current cars -
    Nova
    MGB GT 1974
    Austin Mini 1973 (79 plate)
    Triumph Stag 1976
    Triumph Dolomite (in the works)
    Honda CRV 2016

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    You asked about wheels.
    I have updated the post but basically I am actually selling some wolfrace wheels if you are interested


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  6. #46

    ;O(

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Vodka View Post
    I am looking forward to seeing you at the events, don't give up on it.

    Sadly I doubt it.... The forum chat recently has made me realise my £4k budget is not gonna get me a Nova... peeps saying 6-8k for a decent one has brought me down to reality.... I would have went to 3500 for the green one as it needed paint and a gearbox ... as that left me something to sort issues...some very different opinions on here re: Values ...Surprised that people are comparing the Nova to a MK1 Escort..Don't quite get that one (I mean in the way the value has gone up)

    Dave

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    £4000 is a good budget to get something reasonable; it all depends on how much work it would need if something suitable came up, and how much you want to do yourself - i.e. is 4k total budget for buying and any additional work, etc.

    You could always ask Tobias in a P.M. to get some perspective, as he may want to keep what he paid for his example private! (if that's the sort of condition you are looking for, rather than a full blown project?) `¬)

  8. #48

    Cool Hey

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinB View Post
    £4000 is a good budget to get something reasonable; it all depends on how much work it would need if something suitable came up, and how much you want to do yourself - i.e. is 4k total budget for buying and any additional work, etc.

    You could always ask Tobias in a P.M. to get some perspective, as he may want to keep what he paid for his example private! (if that's the sort of condition you are looking for, rather than a full blown project?) `¬)

    Cheers Martin

    £4K Would hopefully get a decent running car that will need some fettering but should be MOT,d... I would just save up and do things when I could afford to,(have some good ideas in my head)
    I could never handle a full project as I don't have the skills, tools, space, patience,...don't get me wrong I know you need a level of competence and patience to own a kit car what I mean Is I want to use it and not wait Months to do so.....I know the Forum would help me all the way but I just couldn't handle Months and Months of not being able to use her, I take my hat off to some of the peeps on here who have stripped a car down and put it back together again over a long period...I salute you ;o)

    cheers
    Dave

  9. #49
    Update 2

    MOT today! or so I thought....lifted the cover this morning, tried to open the roof....nothing. Completely dead, had her working fine yesterday. Anyway, I thought "no big deal" lets jump start it as I assumed it was the battery. Hooked it up to my other car, then as soon as the jumper cables were on; a bang and sparks.

    Whoever set up the battery had the black cable hooked up to positive, looks like i'll need a new alternator at some point. Suppose it serves me right for not squinting at the battery a bit closer but I thought setting it up correctly was common knowledge. So who knows what i've fried inside now. The smell and smoke coming from the Nova battery was disconcerting to say the least.

    That aside the roof is un-liftable and there isn't a way to get in from the outside! Can't even reach over the start the bugger and even if I could the slope it sits on seems to cause fuel starvation and not being able to access the pedals as well as having no access to a choke like my other cars means it won't start...

    On a positive note however, something is working as when the roof is lifted enough to get my hand in pressing the roof button make a click go off in the relay box...so may be not all is lost!

    I just wonder how expensive it will be!
    Current cars -
    Nova
    MGB GT 1974
    Austin Mini 1973 (79 plate)
    Triumph Stag 1976
    Triumph Dolomite (in the works)
    Honda CRV 2016

  10. #50
    Connect a battery straight to the pump, up it goes. I have some wire in the bonnet just for that job. 24volts is what you get crossing jumper cable.

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