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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffy View Post
    Wait till September, apply for historic tax. All will be fine.
    But as a kit car you will still have to mot .
    Thanks Buffy, I didnít realise she still needed MOT, so itís actual Classic original Cars over 40 years old that donít need an MOT ??
    Cheers
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by glasgowgolfer View Post
    Thanks Buffy, I didnít realise she still needed MOT, so itís actual Classic original Cars over 40 years old that donít need an MOT ??
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    Dave
    There has been a long long discussion on a thread somewhere on this topic, it does need an MOT I'm afraid. Its all in the fine print and definitions of modifications etc.. Regardless its the right thing to do for your safety and others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandman View Post
    There has been a long long discussion on a thread somewhere on this topic, it does need an MOT I'm afraid. Its all in the fine print and definitions of modifications etc.. Regardless its the right thing to do for your safety and others.
    Spot on!
    I wouldn't care if any vehicle I owned was MOT exempt, I would get it MOTed for my own peace of mind and to make it easier to find problems we wouldn't consider, but an MOT specialist would because its something they've been trained to do.

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    Just a quick up-date on Dave's Golfkart.

    Working on the side pods while the roof is still off. Not a straight forward job to fit as the previous owner has added strengthening rails around the outside channel of the floor pan. Right where the side pods are suppose to go into. Not a good time of the year to be doing large expanses of fibre-glassing so it is on hold for a short while till the shed warms up a bit more.

    So I will be moving my attention to mounting & plumbing in the new roof pump. Wiring is all done for it, just need to make the bracket, get some fitting & run the pipes.

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    Sounds like Dave landed on his feet when you offered to help him to get his Nova on the road. Looking forward to the day when I can get to see the car up here in Scotland!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNova View Post
    Sounds like Dave landed on his feet when you offered to help him to get his Nova on the road. Looking forward to the day when I can get to see the car up here in Scotland!
    If bushboy hadn't came to the rescue I would have been snookered , She would be still in a sorry state as I havnt got a clue technically wise, hence the reason I had always been looking for a completed car.....she defo not gonna be black,,,got a mate whose company do wrapping so i'm thinking a matt silver maybe baby blue with the martini decals as the January Nova on this years calendar looks the dogs dangly bits....

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    Every thing on this "easy fix" has been a battle. THe side pods were fixed on the original car with mild steel bolts and the last owner had to cut through them with an angle grinder to get the side pods off. So they have needed some repair work. Then as I think I mentioned before they under side doesn't fit the chassis as the part they are suppose to fit into has been filled with square tube.
    They are now all but done.
    I have started to reinstall the roof hinges only to find that the U channel that bolts to the roof has been bent & deformed so a little hammer massage will sort that out.

    I have also had to reinforce the top part of the louver to ensure that it will not break when the hinges are installed.

    Progress has increased lately with some slightly warmer weather & longer day light hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushboy View Post
    Every thing on this "easy fix" has been a battle. THe side pods were fixed on the original car with mild steel bolts and the last owner had to cut through them with an angle grinder to get the side pods off. So they have needed some repair work. Then as I think I mentioned before they under side doesn't fit the chassis as the part they are suppose to fit into has been filled with square tube.
    They are now all but done.
    I have started to reinstall the roof hinges only to find that the U channel that bolts to the roof has been bent & deformed so a little hammer massage will sort that out.

    I have also had to reinforce the top part of the louver to ensure that it will not break when the hinges are installed.

    Progress has increased lately with some slightly warmer weather & longer day light hours.

    Cheers
    Bushboy

    I feel your pain man, the Nova is a tough car to build, but for most of us we're are having to undo some of the more bizarre decisions made by previous owners before the 'build' even starts.
    Most of those decisions were made with cutting tools.

    Good to see things are moving on the build, keep the updates coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    I feel your pain man, the Nova is a tough car to build, but for most of us we're are having to undo some of the more bizarre decisions made by previous owners before the 'build' even starts.
    I couldn't agree more. My first Nova was built from a factory kit supplied back in the 80's and was a far easier build than the "restoration" I undertook with my present car
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    Quote Originally Posted by bushboy View Post
    Every thing on this "easy fix" has been a battle. ......................
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    Bushboy
    Is any restoration of a Nova/Reek/Sterling/etc an "easy fix"?

    I have to take my hat off to you for helping to fix someone else's Nova whilst you've really been through the mill over the past year or 2. Much respect, and don't be too hard on yourself.

    My resto stalled in July last year and I'm still struggling to get it going again ..... but I'll do it, and I know you'll get back in the saddle when the time is right too. In the meantime, any progress, however infrequent, is still progress and it's always great to hear about it!

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