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Novo 4HP connecting rod cap


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Old 08-09-2005, 03:15:49 PM
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Question Novo 4HP connecting rod cap

I got the Novo out today, ran it for a little while and determined that I needed to tighten up the connecting rod bearing. So I take it apart and noticed that altough there is a hole in the actual cap, that hole was not drilled though the babitt. The babitt is drilled through on the connecting rod. Just wondering if while I have it apart I should drill this hole out.

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Default Re: Novo 4HP connecting rod cap

Paul,It doesn't need to be drilled.That hole is to position and hold the lower bearing half.Since it is splash lubricated, oil will enter in the top and exit out the sides.Seems like I pondered over that same thing in the past! Chip
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Cool Re: Novo 4HP connecting rod cap

I kinda figured. I looked at it, and looked at it, and looked at it, and then looked at my fairbanks, and then figured that it ran fine this long, prolly will for a long time still. Took out 4 shims, put the babbit liner in the cap,trimmed some that was jamming in that hole and put the motor back together. Other than all of the noise that The VW/homemade valvetrain makes, it ran great. I have only run the thing 3 times this year, but I am planning to show it next week at my club's local show.

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