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    Another Nova for sale

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    Another Nova for sale, though very much a project.


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    It was for sale on Marketplace last week, an...

    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.


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    Cheers for the links guys. Me being me, saw it as...

    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 experience. Will give it a couple more goís and see what...
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    To be honest, I donít know. It was in a kit with...

    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.


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    So very nearly done. I struggled to unblock the...

    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 seemed to be sealed ok as when squeezed and placed...
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    Air cooled thermostat repair

    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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    Thanks for the link, some great information...

    Thanks for the link, some great information there.


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    End float needs doing and will get the bearing...

    End float needs doing and will get the bearing bores checked.


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    So have laid out the engine parts for checking...

    So have laid out the engine parts for checking over and washing in the parts washer. A few issues to sort:

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    All this debris sitting in the bottom of the...

    All this debris sitting in the bottom of the engine, so glad I decided to strip it down.

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    Looks as though the last person to assemble it...

    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 the play in the dowel has put stresses on the...
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    I have also taken a video of the endfloat which...

    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 this normal? Could see an option to upload videos,...
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    So today was to strip and separate the block, and...

    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 highly likely you have missed a bolt, or in my...
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    Looks like you were right Peter, looks like...

    Looks like you were right Peter, looks like evidence of a previous issue which was not cleaned out.


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    Type 4 strip down

    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 the moment. Found one but I missed, but still not...
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    Hi Mike, yeah I will dismantle them and if all...

    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 issue with the heads, changed them but not the...
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    Hi Phill, Yeah It was all complete (including...

    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 the scrap engine. The tinware needs cleaning up and...
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    The one from the red Nova could not be saved. Too...

    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 it needs. I am off the whole of next week so plan...
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    Type 4 strip down

    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.
    First off I took one head off to have a look and...
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    I suppose they are still trying to keep it an...

    I suppose they are still trying to keep it an ďall weather carĒ.


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    Interesting styling of the Nova

    Whatís your thoughts on this take of a Nova?

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    Nice conversions, not sure how much could be on...

    Nice conversions, not sure how much could be on show though without a lot of cutting away of the rear panel, but worth a thought. Thanks for the links Peter


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    Thanks for the comments. Year it just seems to be...

    Thanks for the comments. Year it just seems to be some sort of plug. Must be sealant holding it together, so our will come the rubber mallet to see if I can loosen it


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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201107/11a927a3...

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    Does anyone know what size the splined bolt is as circled? Does it hold the 2 halves together or is it for another...
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    The old one was beyond saving a lot of the...

    The old one was beyond saving a lot of the components, managed to get this one locally and for quite a good price


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