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Yes, I'll agree with that! The turn signals and plastic egg crate grille are a dead giveaway. I think '72 was the last of the stamped aluminum grilles.
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i dont know much about chevys. but i love these novas it runs 9.55 in the quarter i put a 9 inch 3rd member in it becaus he boke the pinion doin a burnout. i also replaced or i am replacing the a-arms and ciol springs, shocks and all steering parts
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My wife would like another Nova, but she says we've got enough cars now. Once I'm caught up on my projects I'm going to see what I can find in the way of a decent '68-'72 Nova and suprise her with it.
I've always been a Chevy guy and everything I have is Chevy, or Chevy powered. My British Austin gasser is all Chevy running gear.
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thank you everybody! my mechanics teacher and i go to the races in a couple days. he also gave me the blueprints on how to make a tube frame this was for a 56 chevy with a blown big block chevy! so i hope i can use some of it on a mustang. i put up some pictures of his 72 nova in a mome nt. thanks everybody!
Some of my best memories are going to the races w/my Father. We went to the drags and a bull ring asphalt oval paperclip in Taft, FL, called Orlando Speedway. A vicious little track w/two-fisted MEN who raced there. Saw some great races and some epic fights in the pits. Kids under 12 got in free- I had that beat by years! One family ruled the roost there until I was about 10-11, the Pullens. Henry and Harry. They had a shop/Tiger gas station in St. Cloud (my home town) and besides from my Father, hanging out there is where I picked up a lot, and heard some great stories- some not very appropriate for an 8-year-old!

Finding someone that you hit it off with who's got a race car is as good a way as any to get a feel for what goes into it all. Always something to see, to learn. I'm way less concerned about you building an engine w/"X" amount of hp, than for you to see how a pro/semi pro team operates and the amount of time and work that has to be dedicated to it to be even a blip on the radar, let alone a consistent winner. In other words, the more you know about what it takes to care for and feed a big hp race engine, the more you may realize that </= 500hp mill might be a more resonable target the first time out.

Good advice above about staying out of the way on race night while eliminations are going on; test night is much more relaxed and a better time to meet people and ask questions.

You have a lot of good times ahead of you at the track! One thing, though. I don't know of anything that's more bipolar than racing- there are cosmic highs and Challenger Deep lows- and all within a single night. Or even during a single RUN. Ain't nothing like it.
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