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Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:14 pm PostPost subject: Hello from Aberdeen
Bazzap8389
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Hi all, my name is Barry I thought I'd sign up as I plan on getting on to the track next year.

I'm currently building a 4x4 nova which I plan on using for track and drag. I also have a gt4 which i want to take on the track when I get a few bits sorted on it.

Here's a few pics of both.











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Barry
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:23 pm PostPost subject:
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Welcome to TS. I like Nova's, I had one as my first car.
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:33 pm PostPost subject:
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Lots of love for novas on here, I've had three. Looks a fairly serious project, what running gear are you going for?

Is that an E-type just kicking around the workshop?
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:33 pm PostPost subject:
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welcome!
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:54 pm PostPost subject:
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Merlin wrote:
Welcome to TS. I like Nova's, I had one as my first car.


snap, white 1.4sr here Laughing
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:55 pm PostPost subject:
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chorlton wrote:
Merlin wrote:
Welcome to TS. I like Nova's, I had one as my first car.


snap, white 1.4sr here Laughing


Fancy!

I had a white 1.2 Merit with the 1.3sr black body kit and 1.3sr interior Embarassed Laughing 55bhp of pure 4 speed power!
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:03 pm PostPost subject:
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Laughing

I bought a 1.4SR off ebay once.... still not sure why Laughing Sold it about 4 days later.
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:40 pm PostPost subject:
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AK wrote:
Laughing

I bought a 1.4SR off ebay once.... still not sure why Laughing Sold it about 4 days later.


From GlasgowRob on MIG if I recall correctly?

I had a red mk2 1.4SR, the engine from which went into a red 1.2 for about 2 months and then into a white 1.2, was then converted to injection and tuned before being removed for a corsa 1.6 16v engine. Got good at engine swaps in 2004!
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:58 pm PostPost subject:
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My best mate had a red 1.3sr, he passed his test and 3 days later he wrote it off into a brick wall. Very Happy
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:13 pm PostPost subject:
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alistairolsen wrote:
AK wrote:
Laughing

I bought a 1.4SR off ebay once.... still not sure why Laughing Sold it about 4 days later.


From GlasgowRob on MIG if I recall correctly?

I had a red mk2 1.4SR, the engine from which went into a red 1.2 for about 2 months and then into a white 1.2, was then converted to injection and tuned before being removed for a corsa 1.6 16v engine. Got good at engine swaps in 2004!


sounds about right
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:17 pm PostPost subject:
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We took a 2ltr converted Nova in trade against a bike once. As I was 17 and still daft I hooned around the beach in it for a few days and then we sold it to trade. It was a pig of a thing. Huge torquesteer, very noisy and was so low that it must have sat on the bump stops. It made me laugh though.
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:51 pm PostPost subject:
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Thanks for the welcome Smile

Yeah that's an e type that's having a full rebuild done.

The nova is using cav turbo running gear with a 600bhp c20let should hopefully weigh in at around 800kg. I've got all the panels in carbon fibre etc for it. I'll stick a build thread up and let you all see how it was to what it's like so far. Hope most of you like it. I know lots of people don't care much for novas so good to see a few that are into them.

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Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:08 pm PostPost subject:
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Welcome, sweet project.

Loved racing Paul Bell in his Nova, was like being back in the early 90's again.
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:27 pm PostPost subject:
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Cheers Smile

I've stuck a project thread up for anyone who's interested.
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Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:20 am PostPost subject:
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Crackin' project, love an old skool Nova...looks a serious bit of kit Thumbs Up

I've a soft spot for an ST205 as well...had the WRC version, caged & forged many moons ago. Great handling car, just the constant repairs to the super strut front suspension got frustrating!!

Can't wait to see the Nova on track..
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