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Old 03-18-2012, 07:59 PM   #16
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what's in the Nova?
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:29 PM   #17
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:05 PM   #18
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FF to 32 seconds, right on acceleration, its making a knocking sound.
Sounds like a rod knock. My Ulysses was doing that under the same conditions. It was #2 cylinder rod.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:26 PM   #19
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You didnt have to send a core back ? If it runs , its worth rebuilding for someone .
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:35 AM   #20
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I paid to not have to send core. I figured shipping the thing back would defeat the purpose... so yeah, I paid not to have to ship the core..
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:47 AM   #21
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:48 PM   #22
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FF to 32 seconds, right on acceleration, its making a knocking sound.
Pssh! Put some 50W in it!
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:16 PM   #23
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the new motor will run on 10W40, or 20W50 in the peak of summer.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:57 PM   #24
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that's pretty cool man I think you're doing the right thing given the high prices these beauties will fetch, you coulda rebuilt it I guess but probably more expensive that buying a ready one
any recollection of how long it took to pull the lump out?
looks fairly straight forward
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:02 PM   #25
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That's a pretty motor.

Yeah, I was expecting more splits...



Pretty interesting looking build though

[edit]^Hahaha the van, not JCVD
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:42 PM   #26
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that's pretty cool man I think you're doing the right thing given the high prices these beauties will fetch, you coulda rebuilt it I guess but probably more expensive that buying a ready one
any recollection of how long it took to pull the lump out?
looks fairly straight forward
About 2 hours of real work... or 2 days and about 4 hours each day after work. You see, my friend likes to explain things, and talk about things as he does them. This is his thing. I enjoy listening to his stories, and learning from him
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:56 PM   #27
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thanks thats pretty decent for not having a hood

I've learned a lot of very valuable things from people much like your friend, good for him for sharing and good for you for absorbing
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:20 PM   #28
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The funniest thing was people telling me how there are only 4 bolts holding the engine.... yes 4 bolts to the frame, 4 bolts to the transmission, about 1 mile of wiring, fuel lines, vacuum lines, and other gremlins that lurk in the depths of such a simple engine design...

4 BOLTS MY ASS
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:43 PM   #29
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a1fa, cool bus........careful with your fuel injection parts and electronics, they are getting harder and harder to find and replace. I have a '78 F/I Vert I'm working on (interior at this point) and have had to scour the earth a time or two!

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Old 03-21-2012, 10:40 AM   #30
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Fun project , and will be following along . I may be out of the loop and out of date but on all earlier VW air cooled engines there was a viscosity valve that opened when the oil got warm . To let it go through the cooler . The valve WOULD NOT OPEN if you used anything other than straight weight oil . Maybe newer ones don't have that anymore ? Saw several engines die from that when owner had oil changed to 10-30 or 10-40 at a gas station , including one porsche engined bus . Somebody school me on the subject please .
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