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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    Nice update, well done
    Thanks, appreciate it. 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by novanewbie17 View Post
    Nice- I was looking on youTube yesterday for new Nova content and there's not much.
    Could you post some more photos of your car, I like it a lot!
    Thanks. You have to get used to it. No matter where you go you will find people stare, clap, beep their horns, ask questions, want to chat about it.

    Here's a couple of recent pictures of my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobberuk View Post
    Thanks. You have to get used to it. No matter where you go you will find people stare, clap, beep their horns, ask questions, want to chat about it.

    Here's a couple of recent pictures of my car.

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    Love it. I've always thought an aerial photo of the Nova looks amazing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobberuk View Post

    Here's a couple of recent pictures of my car.



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    That is some seriously wide rubber you are running on the back tires, what size are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandman View Post
    That is some seriously wide rubber you are running on the back tires, what size are they?

    Hi - They are Cooper Cobra GTs 295/50/R15s on 9Jx15 Rims

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    Same size as I had on mine, and I had 245 on the front .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobberuk View Post
    Hi Guys, hope you are all keeping well....

    Today I took the Nova down to the Helicoter Museum located on the old RAF Locking air-field just outside of Weston SUper Mare. The Guys from Bristol Volksfest were having a charity fund raising day for the main event next year and also to raise some cash for the museum itself.

    I filmed the drive down..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSZK3lOVL_k

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    Hi bobberuk,

    Some really nice VW's there. I missed the video when I saw your post initially ... love it!

    ... that's a seriously small steering wheel, you must have strong arms
    ... love the colour coded sunglasses
    ... really impressed with the speed of your canopy going up/down

    Alistair

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    It wasn't until I watched the video that I noticed your wiper system when the canopy opened. That appears to be a twin arm wiper system right? Any chance of a video of it operating (inside and outside). What is it off of etc... Nice to see a Nova with the wipers flat at the bottom of the screen when parked, the only other I've seen was Laurens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNova View Post
    ... that's a seriously small steering wheel, you must have strong arms

    It's a workout that is for sure. Every bump you get 'feedback'


    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNova View Post
    ... love the colour coded sunglasses
    They came as an after thought....


    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNova View Post
    ... really impressed with the speed of your canopy going up/down
    If only it would go at that speed all the time....


    Glad you like the footage..


    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandman View Post
    It wasn't until I watched the video that I noticed your wiper system when the canopy opened. That appears to be a twin arm wiper system right? Any chance of a video of it operating (inside and outside). What is it off of etc... Nice to see a Nova with the wipers flat at the bottom of the screen when parked, the only other I've seen was Laurens.
    For sure it's a twin arm system.. but I have only one arm attached...

    I narrowed a Mk1 Vauxhall Zafira mechanism, which was more complicated than I first thought it would be.... getting the angles right after chopping roughly 2inches out of each side was pretty tricky. I stuck with it as the rotation looked good when it was working. then when I added the blades the passgenger side was of course too long and hit the drivers side one as they opened.. DOH! So for now I have just the one on it... still work in progress, as you can see in the video..

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEF5Kw0u2sY

    As you can see the majority of the screen is cleared by the single blade and it passes the MOT abolutely fine...

    It does have two speeds and it returns to the park position so it works pretty well at clearing the view.

    I'll get round to working the angles out for the second blade over the winter, hopefully

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