May as well start a thread on the nova i have, Has been an ongoing project over the last few months. Bought it as a standard 1.2 after scrapping my old nova. Had all the bits to make another and nowhere to store them so thought it convenient to buy another shell and fit it all on / in. The shell i bought was good but interior damaged due to previouse keepers welding fire
Immedietly dismantled it, Stitch welded the bay and fitted a 2.0 Seh. Gsi interior and dash, Recaro front seat's (anyone guess what theyre from?). Full magnex, Gsi bumper and skirts etc etc
As some of you may know i couldnt get it to run right, I never saw the engine running, Some chap had built it for a project and got sent to prison so i bought it off his dad who knew nothing about it for £150
Took the engine apart and found it to be very well ported and polished with Kent AST15 cam kit. This being the reason it wouldnt run right on standard management. Decided to buy some bike carbs and fabricate a manifold on the cheap. The making of the manifold has been documented in welding fabricating and painting, but heres the general idea.
Once i was happy with the manifold i gave it a lick of paint and fitted it up. Seems perfect, Just wish id made it 100mm shorter for better choice of airfilters. Was using the bike rubbers for a few weeks but they were leaking air so switched to fluoro. Its been a bit of a headache setting them up but im getting there. When i get it somewhere near its off to M-tec in westbury for RR and MOT. Im hoping for 135 - 140bhp.
The whole carb conversion cost just £75 including the carbs, manifold and dizzy.
Was spending a few hours trying to cure a bad misfire yeterday, Managed to find which cylinder was missing and eliminated it. Heres what the problem was!
Lesson learned. Dont use silicoln to fix a leaky float bowl !
Im aiming to get it on track for the spring action day, Will probably trailer it there just incase but it'l be interesting to see how it performs.