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Old 11-30-2011, 09:38 PM
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Hello everyone. My name is Joey, I'm 21 years old, and my hot rod is a 73 nova with a mild 355. I was basically raised at the drag strip watching my dad race. Currently my nova runs mid 13's but I have some new parts to throw at it so hopefully 12's next year but we shall see . I look forward to reading new information on this site.

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hi Joey your go love this place. You managed to find the best automotive forum on the Internet. Campaigning your Nova sounds like a lot of fun. what have you got in mind for producing more horsepower? We all love pictures here so lay some on us. Here's a picture of my track T.

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hi Joey your go love this place. You managed to find the best automotive forum on the Internet. Campaigning your Nova sounds like a lot of fun. what have you got in mind for producing more horsepower? We all love pictures here so lay some on us. Here's a picture of my track T.

Nice bucket deckofficer. My changes to the car this winter are new RHS 200cc intake, 64cc iron heads replacing my junk 70s smog heads, th350 replacing my power glide, and a 3500 stall converter.

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Ever thought of using the 700R4 transmission? This transmission gives you a lower first gear, a nice overdrive gear, and the ability to lock up the torque converter. This allows quiet low RPM freeway driving without generating the heat that a slipping torque converter will create. Allows you to run the high stall speed torque converter without paying the penalty of heat and lousy fuel mileage.

Thanks for the compliment on my Track-T roadster. I am running a 383 stroker small block Chevy that was built for torque. Horsepower is probably about 120 hp less than a more conventional build but I get to enjoy 516 foot-pounds of torque all the way down at 2800 RPMs. This goes into a TKO 600 5 speed and a Jaguar IRS 3.54 gears. At 1790 pounds, it is a real hoot to drive.
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Ever thought of using the 700R4 transmission? This transmission gives you a lower first gear, a nice overdrive gear, and the ability to lock up the torque converter. This allows quiet low RPM freeway driving without generating the heat that a slipping torque converter will create. Allows you to run the high stall speed torque converter without paying the penalty of heat and lousy fuel mileage.

Thanks for the compliment on my Track-T roadster. I am running a 383 stroker small block Chevy that was built for torque. Horsepower is probably about 120 hp less than a more conventional build but I get to enjoy 516 foot-pounds of torque all away down at 2800 RPMs. This goes into a TKO 600 5 speed and a Jaguar IRS 3.54 gears. At 1790 pounds, it is a real hoot to drive.
I've thought about it but they can be pricey. Plus I got a good deal on the th350 from a buddy of mine who builds trannys for a living. The overdrive would come in handy if I wanted some steep gears but with 3.73s, the 1:1 will do just fine. Plus I don't do much freeway driving with it anyhow.
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