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Some Progress on the Nova

#1 Post by John_Heard » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:59 am

Getting very close to starting the ol' Girl back up. Got the intake back on, wiring is finished, most of the plumbing is done - getting close to being time to make some noise. Ran into a few hiccups this weekend. Had a problem with my water line, apparently Aeroquip StartLite hose and Summit fittings don't like each other - now I know why they were were so easy to assembly. Ugh.. So I'm having to redo that plus had a water fitting on the intake leak. Nothing major but of course takes a few days to get replacement parts in. Maybe later this week we can fire it up if all goes well. Almost time to put the front end back on.


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#2 Post by wikd69 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:03 pm

John_Heard wrote:Getting very close to starting the ol' Girl back up. Got the intake back on, wiring is finished, most of the plumbing is done - getting close to being time to make some noise. Ran into a few hiccups this weekend. Had a problem with my water line, apparently Aeroquip StartLite hose and Summit fittings don't like each other - now I know why they were were so easy to assembly. Ugh.. So I'm having to redo that plus had a water fitting on the intake leak. Nothing major but of course takes a few days to get replacement parts in. Maybe later this week we can fire it up if all goes well. Almost time to put the front end back on.


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Wow. Thats a lot of plumbing !! Look good John.
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#3 Post by supernova » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:05 pm

Wow John,
It looks good! I bet your ready for it sound off!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

Keep us posted on the progress.
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#4 Post by Carolina Kid » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:52 pm

Damn :thumb:
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#5 Post by Hitchcock » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:04 pm

It looks scary awesome! But I'm still trying to figure out your nitrous, I could not tell from your face book pics either. Where does the nitrous enter the manifold at?
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#6 Post by John_Heard » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:32 pm

Through the bottom of the plenum in the center of the intake.

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#7 Post by supernova » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:54 pm

John_Heard wrote:Through the bottom of the plenum in the center of the intake.
Got any pics or it didn't happen!!!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Blackhoodmafia!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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#8 Post by Craig W. » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:46 pm

That's great news.

We'll of course need video of the noise making :-)
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#9 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:26 pm

That is an awesome looking motor.

It just looks fast.....
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#10 Post by John_Heard » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:33 pm

Primed the oil pump last night, oil pressure is ok, no leaks anywhere. I used a little air ratchet and got 20 psi turning it over slow, so that looks ok. Should be on track for lighting her up tomorrow if all goes well. Got all the water leak issues taken care of, looking good.

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#11 Post by Craig W. » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:20 pm

Awesome!
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#12 Post by Carolina Kid » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:00 pm

We need Video ! :mrgreen:

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#13 Post by clutchdude » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:01 am

I cant wait to hear it it run, its been a long time.

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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#14 Post by John_Heard » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:36 pm

Motor wise, all went well on start up, but found an oil leak on the dry sump pump, the front shaft seal is leaking. The Fuel pump deceided it didn't like sitting around for 4 years, seals must have dried up and it's leaking around the motor housing now. So ripped that stuff back off to repair.

All that is little problems, at least it's running, has good oil pressure, holding 7 lbs of vacuum at idle, all looking good so far...

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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#15 Post by Carolina Kid » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:08 am

She sounds Great John :thumb:

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