Originally Posted by nova68
holy crap 26 degrees that should help with take off correct? run cooler? would edelbrock thunder series with electric choke be ok to swap too?
try the carb you got once it is corrected. its only nasty cause of the incorrect set up and lack of the converter stall.
The cam you got will not work with a 2000 stall.
it needs 26deg timng at idle mimimum.. It wil probabily run best simply locked out 36deg BTDC. it will be a whole different motor
(4.5" power valve 10" 3500 stall)
You will see just how nice a cammed up 327 Nova can run. and you can leave the hood shut and drive
it cause it will no longer "load up" on you.
When it is set up correctly it will no longer be a pain to drive at all with the present howards camshaft.
You can fix the cam or fix the converter stall. your choice.
start by locking out the distributor advance. You will love your car again.
Then get a 10" 3500 stall and a 4.5" power valve for the carb and reset it. (proper throttle position-idle transfer slot exposure at idle)
That howards cam needs a minimum of a 10" 3500 stall converter. The 4.10's are fine for the street.
(ya max drag performance on slicks would want a 4.56-4.88)
once set up correctly and with the right torque converter your Nova will idle rock steady at 800 to 900rpm and not drop down ,, in gear like it is doing now. it will be very responsive , and idle clean and steady and go like hell and "drive" very well too.
Be sure the OEM starter motor support bracket is installed on your GM starter. If its missing, get one.