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    17-04-2021, 02:28 PM
    Another Nova for sale, though very much a project. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    17-04-2021, 02:21 PM
    Supanovakit replied to a thread White NOVA for sale in For Sale
    It was for sale on Marketplace last week, an Indian guy was selling it. Looks like someone bought it for a quick turnaround to make money. Sent...
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    11-04-2021, 10:29 AM
    Cheers for the links guys. Me being me, saw it as a bit of a challenge to do the refurb on it, especially as having virtually zero soldering...
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    10-04-2021, 03:16 PM
    To be honest, I donít know. It was in a kit with a butane torch that I had in my garage, the solder is not labelled. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    10-04-2021, 01:55 PM
    So very nearly done. I struggled to unblock the hole in the threaded boss so had to drill it through, then proceeded to solder the top back on. All...
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    07-04-2021, 08:53 PM
    So as itís impossible to get new thermostats like the originals, I thought I would have a go at repairing a couple and see how I get on: ...
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    07-04-2021, 08:43 PM
    Supanovakit replied to a thread Type 4 strip down in General Chat
    Thanks for the link, some great information there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    07-04-2021, 03:09 PM
    Supanovakit replied to a thread Type 4 strip down in General Chat
    End float needs doing and will get the bearing bores checked. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    07-04-2021, 08:20 AM
    Supanovakit replied to a thread Type 4 strip down in General Chat
    So have laid out the engine parts for checking over and washing in the parts washer. A few issues to sort: Bearing for the conrods look...
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    02-04-2021, 07:50 PM
    Supanovakit replied to a thread Type 4 strip down in General Chat
    All this debris sitting in the bottom of the engine, so glad I decided to strip it down. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    02-04-2021, 03:56 PM
    Supanovakit replied to a thread Type 4 strip down in General Chat
    Looks as though the last person to assemble it either didnít locate the thrust bearing correctly and tightened it down punching a new hole in it, or...
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    02-04-2021, 03:28 PM
    Supanovakit replied to a thread Type 4 strip down in General Chat
    I have also taken a video of the endfloat which is a small amount with the bearing into the block but loads of float of the crank in the bearing. Is...
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    02-04-2021, 03:22 PM
    Supanovakit replied to a thread Type 4 strip down in General Chat
    So today was to strip and separate the block, and itís easy to miss all the bolts that hold it together. If you are struggling to get it apart, itís...
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    02-04-2021, 03:10 PM
    Supanovakit replied to a thread Type 4 strip down in General Chat
    Looks like you were right Peter, looks like evidence of a previous issue which was not cleaned out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    02-04-2021, 01:28 PM
    Supanovakit replied to a thread Type 4 strip down in General Chat
    So, not the best thing to find in an engine. 3 pieces of aluminium, and some still rattling around in there. Struggling to get the 2 halves apart at...
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    01-04-2021, 07:30 PM
    Supanovakit replied to a thread Type 4 strip down in General Chat
    Hi Mike, yeah I will dismantle them and if all looks ok will lap them in with some carborundum paste. It almost looks as if the last owner had an...
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    01-04-2021, 07:23 PM
    Supanovakit replied to a thread Type 4 strip down in General Chat
    Hi Phill, Yeah It was all complete (including twin carbs) apart from the ultra rare thermostat, wheel & flap linkage, though I had these from the...
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    01-04-2021, 05:15 PM
    Supanovakit replied to a thread Type 4 strip down in General Chat
    The one from the red Nova could not be saved. Too many issues with it. I got this one local for £400 complete, so worth a strip down and assess what...
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    01-04-2021, 04:44 PM
    So after checking the end float on a type 4 engine I acquired, and finding it excessive, decided to strip it down and give it a thorough check over....
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