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Old 06-11-2003, 01:43 PM
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Default NovaMax - Carb Inlet

The carb inlet is the same as the one found on Rody tuned engines (albeit smaller diameter 6 mm versus 6.5 mm on the Rody) and NovaMega MS tuned engines.

I also noticed that the brass mid needle where all the fuel will flow out in the venturi is now slightly larger.
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Old 06-11-2003, 01:51 PM
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Default NovaMax - Crankcase

A brief view of the crankcase internal from the top.
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Default NovaMax - Crankshaft Inlet

It looks exactly like the JP crankshaft with the red epoxy ramp. The crankshaft has the new 11.5 mm diameter found on the NS12 and V12 engines.
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Default NovaMax - Crankshaft Outlet

Here is the view from the crankshaft outlet. The turbo scoop and the counterweights look exactly like what is done on the Sirio TUP engines and the latest JP engine.
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Default NovaMax - Crankcase Carb Inlet

The front bearing is now smaller. 7 x 17 x 5 (697Z or 697RS). The normal Nova front bearings was 7 x 19 x 6 (607Z or 607 RS).
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Default NovaMax - Sleeve

There is actually not much work done here. I actually did not check the exhaust port if it was wider or higher. The difference between the JP sleeve and this one is that the one on the JP has a longer drain slanting exactly where the porting is done on this sleeve and goes in parallel to the port beside it.
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Default NovaMax - Crankcase Rear Side

A view of the polished and work upon exhaust port. The new main internal bearing has a internal diameter of 11.5 mm versus 11 mm on the older version.
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The front bearing is now smaller. 7 x 17 x 5 (697Z or 697RS). The normal Nova front bearings was 7 x 19 x 6 (607Z or 607 RS).
Oophs, I found out I forgot to attach this one.
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very nice but sadly this is out of my budget.

Q, why have a round exhaust manifold when the exhaust outlet is kinda oblong-square shape?
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Good question. I've noticed that the engine manufacturers have been coming out with conical headers. What are those for? my guess is that they are trying to shape the exaust system (besides the tuned pipe) so that they get optimum backpressure and flow.
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Originally posted by spawn
very nice but sadly this is out of my budget.

Q, why have a round exhaust manifold when the exhaust outlet is kinda oblong-square shape?
I have read somewhere that says that by making your exhaust port the same shape as the exhaust poort on the crankcase, you would contaminate the incoming fuel mix. This is bad for performance. If you make both the exhaust port on the sleeve and the exhaust port on the crankscase round, the exhaust port on the sleeve would get smaller and smaller when the piston moves upwards thus reducing performance of the engine.
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Some facts for you
Guys for what its worth all (I'll repeat it again ALL)the cranks for all nova based engines come of the same CNC lathes and are batched through the same heat treat process. whether you get a good one or a bad one is luck of the draw just like getting a good or bad sleeve set. These all come off the same machines also. Cranks have been prone to breakage in all the novas 12 varieties from time to time since the first rear exhaust engine appeared. It is not a chronic issue but I have seen all of them break a few cranks either through the window or at the root of the big bearing. It just happens. More power pushes the engine to the limit of material fatigue simple as that.

The new NS, the Novamax and the RB V12 will carry the 11.5 MM crank. again common crank, case and bearings. Just a badge change.
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it is better to start the expansion early and recompress the fuel charge through a tapered header. The tuned pipe wave is more effective that way.
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Originally posted by Motorman
Some facts for you
Guys for what its worth all (I'll repeat it again ALL)the cranks for all nova based engines come of the same CNC lathes and are batched through the same heat treat process. whether you get a good one or a bad one is luck of the draw just like getting a good or bad sleeve set. These all come off the same machines also. Cranks have been prone to breakage in all the novas 12 varieties from time to time since the first rear exhaust engine appeared. It is not a chronic issue but I have seen all of them break a few cranks either through the window or at the root of the big bearing. It just happens. More power pushes the engine to the limit of material fatigue simple as that.

The new NS, the Novamax and the RB V12 will carry the 11.5 MM crank. again common crank, case and bearings. Just a badge change.
Motorman, thanks for the info. I think it's like putting Fiat parts into a Ferrari car That is not good. I think for the high wearing parts, they should at least go through different heat treating processes.

Anyway, did you hear anything of the performance of the NovaMax besides what others have speculated? What's your take? I think a lot of people are interested in what you have to say...
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don't take that wrong they go through probably the best processing in the industry bar none. The process and the heat treat is adequate but there are production variations which is to be expected. More like Ferrari parts in an F1. Ferrari parts you can afford F1 you can't

do you guys actually ever sit down and think about what your crank and piston assy is actually going through to propel your car from 10 to 60 MPH over and over for an hour at a time???

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