PhotoJoe said:If it's worth $3,000, your Nova must be a piece of....well, a work in process! :mrgreen: What year Nova and what condition. Most 60's and EARLY 70's Novas here go for twice that if in decent condition.
Get the factory service manual. All your cams should have index marks on them and the manual will spell out the proper sequence and procedure step by step. I have an '83 and it was pretty straight forward, but knowing what I know about '79s I won't take a leap of faith and say your bike is set up the same way as mine. Get the book first!hello, i need to know how to set the cam gears in my 1979 xls sportster. upon pulling the cover off to change the leaking gasket, one of the gears fell out. knowing that timing must be exact, I stopped right there until i could get more info. after talking to a mechanic, I placed the engine at top dead center and should be ready to put the gears in but i am worried the i will do it wrong and bend the valves. so any good advice that some one could tell me, i will listen.