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Old 07-10-2008, 08:36 PM
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hi, i have a 1970 nova and i need help. i have no engine in it and want some ideas. i was thinking of throwing a 14-71 supercharger on top of a 454 in it but i dont know yet. its going to be a street strip type deal but the catch is i am going to drive it to school everyday. so if you got any ideas please reply thanks

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I think thats going to be hard to do. But it depends how hot you want to make it. Why not have a regular car, then have your play car? So there is no down time when your play car breaks. I would save money and buy a car to drive to school. Just an idea..
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For a daily driver I would go with a 350 CI engine , a overdrive automatic and
a relatively high gear in the rear end. With careful planning you could build a
combination that gets low 12 to high 11 second ET's at the track and still pull
off 20+ MPG with out breaking the bank still leaving spending money for school.
The combination you are talking about will leave you broke, it's no fun to have
a hot car and can't afford to fill it up with gas.
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You'll be singin' a different tune as soon as you find out the cost of a 14-71.
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Couple of other things come to mind. That's a huge blower for a street driver. That Nova needs to be caged and tied together. Motor needs to be built with the blower in mind (lots of expensive parts). Big undertaking...big bucks.

Good luck.
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i dont no money really isnt that big cause my dad is helping so. but i want something to turn heads and be one of a kind
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OK, let me put this another way. You'll be singing a different tune as soon as your DAD finds out the cost of a 14-71.
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