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PostSubject: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:16 pm

well i managed to find my self a good clean and manly genuine vauxhall nova with 44k on the clocks it has been dry stored since 1997 and has a load of service history i brought it of a very nice couple that no longer wanted the car as they are now retired and only need one car its taking me a while to get use to the manual choke but I'm loving the way it handles and the gear change every thing feels tight and new on the car


the only problem with it is a little bit of rust on the rear arch which i will be getting sorted very soon as well as these tiny little bits i can see about to for which i will also get sorted to make sure it dose not become a problem


000000 and also i forgot to add i had it on a rolling road and it made 55hp and 52 torque the operators was very surprised with how clean it is and said its one of the tidiest example they had ever seen which made me very happy

here are some random photos of the old girl







retro interior im keeping this

this will be gone soon

low low miles for a 20 year old car

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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:06 pm

so what do you guys thnk??
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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:38 am

very clean dude any plans mark on here has a nova he is planning on red topping at some point

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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:09 pm

yer i have the redtop in the shed waiting to go in already also got my coilovers 2.0ltr brakes and toyo proxes to go on her

then when she is up and running keep on doing other little bits like powdercoat the alloys polybush all the suspension and other stuff

i dont know what im doing with the interior i toying with the idear of putting bucket seats in it but i dont want to fully strip it out!!
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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:18 pm

why not get recycling bucket seats best of both worlds lol

you planning to do track days with it ?

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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:46 pm

yer track and strip but it will mainly be my road car

i could get recling ones but the propper fixed backs look so much better lol
might looking in to some one moding the standard nova brackets so they can fit the buckets and tilt and slide
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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:15 pm

yeah might be able to do it not sure how marks are done cause i know his are recyling like

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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:22 pm

i should just go all out with it and strip it all buckets and a rolcage and just tell people to walk lol
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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:32 pm

ha ha thats what i do but thinkin of havin just 1 seat in mine now lol clean shell tho mate Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:44 pm

i booked it in for its mot today so its in the garage now just have to wait and see what it fails on lol there also putting the toyo proxes on the wheels today
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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:50 am

should have alook at the pic's of mine mate

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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:35 pm

ok got the car back from the mot garage today it failed on a fuel leak the front brakes and a blown fog light bulb so i had them fix her up and put my new alloys and tyres on herplus the brakes as i wouldnt of had time with work and so on lol any way i fitted my front coilovers to day lucky for me there already set at a really good hight have a look



so tomorow im fiting the rear suspension and maybe throw a bucket of water over her anyways let me know what you think cheers Smile

p.s crappypictures due to my brothers camera taking a swim in some tea and my old dear tok hers on holiday the selfish moo bag lol
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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:56 pm

lookin good mate

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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:38 am

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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:45 pm

ok i couldnt put the rear shocks on today so i just fitted the springs wich led to a scrubbing on the rear archs arghhhh nothing is simple is it lol, so now i need spacers on the front and my rear arches folded any idears on cost for this, i might as well get in done whill the other arch is being replaced even with the problems its starting to look good now (imo anyways lol i will get a picture up of it as soon as possible might try and borow a digital camera of someone round here and get some half decent pictures of it up on here
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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:37 pm

cant believe it spent 6 hours out side trying to get the engine out oh well nearly there now would of had it out if i had the propper tools stupid set is missing every thing i really need lol

popping the drive shafts off tomorow then i will be able to lift the car over the engine and pull it out fun fun fun then its off for welding

had to fitt the standard springs to stop the wheels rubbing on the arches looks like a american mussle car with the back so high and the front so low lmao
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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:49 pm

ok got some more pictures here for you guys

lowered (before i had to piut the standard rear springs back on Sad )





big diffrence between the standard rear springs and the new 60mm lower ones



here is a picture to show the diffrence from standard (when i got her) and now

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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:44 pm

looking good man

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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:22 am

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:27 am

when me an my little brother dan got annoyed and bored after 6 hours of nothing wanting to come off hte car easily we decided to hang of lamp posts side ways




maybe thats why it took so long lol
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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:21 pm

lol possibly

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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:00 pm

mate you should come down when you get it bk on the road

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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:05 am

yer i will do mate

finally got my arse in gear and got the whole engine out today thanks to getting a 1/2" rachet

im having trouble undoing the hub bolts to get the drive shaft out now anyone got any tips as thre just hanging there like a limp nob lol
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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:30 am

not sure really wanna get on pngclub.com they will help you out cos im on thier as well mate Smile

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PostSubject: Re: MK1 VAUXHALL NOVA   Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:28 pm

right im starting to get pissed off waiting on other people to sort stuff out i need a cheap little crappy run around whill the nova is being sorted other wise the car is nevergoing to get done
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