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    1987 Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR

    Hello,

    Im connor and i live in sandwich, kent

    After a couple of comments in the introduce yourself thread i have decided to add all my photos into a projects thread

    So here my car,

    I was uming and aring on what car should i get as my 1st car and this beast came up for sale off one of the olds boys that had just given up driving,
    so i borough it and have had it ever since









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    One of the 1st thing i did was lower it 40mm all rounds on gmax shocks and springs

    And i fitted clear front indicator which i since replaced back to orange for more original look





    Now that i had it handing better it was time to get it running better so i ditched the pierburg carb that was f'ed and borought a brand new weber replacement









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    Now this came up cheap so hat to have it



    So i painted it blue and fitted it with new stainless bolts and washers





    Now i wanted it sound a bit more throatie lol so i borought a k&n and sportex exhaust




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    then i treated my self to a euro rear light





    Cheeky pic next to the best sign near me before the resto work

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    Now the restoration time

    i had it booked in for new front panel, new front wings, new sills and new rear archs

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...07230433_n.jpg


























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    Love it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nath2905 View Post
    Love it...
    Thank you


    Now its time for some fresh metal














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    well there a bot of a gap lol, i completely missed all the welding of the rear archs and sills and next time i went there it was sat in primer











    The old rad was a tad rotten





    So i got a brand new one



    It was sat in primer for a couple of days so i shutz the front wheel wells



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    awesome stuff, definitely not enough novas on here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    awesome stuff, definitely not enough novas on here
    well ive got loads more photos to put on but not going to till i get some more interest

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    I meant to comment on this earlier.
    What age was the guy you bought it from? Looks like a good unmolested example. I was in a 1.4SR (not SRI) and it was pretty nippy with a full exhaust system.
    Will you keep this one looking standard?

    What was the problem with the original carb? I imagine a replacement wasn't that cheap.

    I love restoration projects like this, so please keep us updated

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    Interested.
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    Very nice. Looking lovely. will have to take a look at some shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardcore View Post
    I meant to comment on this earlier.
    What age was the guy you bought it from? Looks like a good unmolested example. I was in a 1.4SR (not SRI) and it was pretty nippy with a full exhaust system.
    Will you keep this one looking standard?

    What was the problem with the original carb? I imagine a replacement wasn't that cheap.

    I love restoration projects like this, so please keep us updated
    He was 90 odd and borought it brand new in his 60s

    the 1.4sr is basically the same as the 1.3sr

    im keeping it looking as is just with shiney new paintwork

    Well the carb where do we begin it was a peirburg 2e3 when i got the car auto choke didnt work and wouldnt idle realy when hot aswell so brought a service kit serviced it and it was alright for a week then started playing up again so just for ease etc i borought the weber convertion for 260 from fast road cars that cam with manuel choke etc, it sounds a lot but trust me its the best money i have spent on it as it completey changed the car.

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    Very nice. Looking lovely. will have to take a look at some shows.
    next big one for me is retro rides gathering in a couple of weeks if your there

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    I wont be at retro rides. will be at trax?

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    1.sr, quite a rare engine in those the 14nv. good call with the weber, those pierburgs are shocking.

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    Heres another teaser pic for tomorrows updates

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    Back to the orange indicators, or is this an older picture?

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    He said he switched back to be more original I think.

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    Car looks good. Good restoration work going on. Is saying borought a regional thing, or is your spelling just a bit dodgy?

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