I think ima spring for the nova. Ive had a few now and they are worth every penny. My first engine was used, withtwo pinches on it from the first owner, i had 2 more done and its still tight and slop free and the crank and rod. Bearings are originals as well. 2nd one was cooked a few times and ive had to do a pinch on that plus new rod pin but the crank and rod are still tight, and again, stock original bearings. Even most of the carb seals are originals.
Dang that's a damn good life span
Common sense is a luxury nowadays. Sadly.
Now add Cancel Croatians Mumbai Monastary in there
Hoarding Vintage 1/8 nitro offroad, if you need parts, I may have them...