Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Profile: ericnova72 -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

ericnova72 ericnova72 is offline

More for Less Racer

Visitor Messages

Showing Visitor Messages 1 to 10 of 18
  1. ericnova72
    10-21-2015 12:21 AM - permalink
    '68-79 Nova will be 60" wide wheel mount to wheel mount, '70-81 Camaro /Firebird will be 61". The 70-81 Camaro/Firebird and '72-79 Nova will be the 8.5" 10-bolt, a good rear with many of the Z28's having a 3.42 gear in them...but gears are really cheap for the 8.5" 10 bolt, only about $150. Z28's and Trans Ams are most common to find a factory Posi, Nova's not so much inless it is a '72-74 SS Nova
    The 67-69 Camaro and '68-71 Nova have the 8.2" 10-bolt, a much weaker rear that I don't recommend, but it is still stronger than the stock older style 8.2" drop-out type in the '55. The '66-67 Nova 12-bolt will be 58" wide, but is extremely hard to find anymore.
  2. bsa_bob2
    10-20-2015 05:19 PM - permalink
    got a 55 chev./want a later rear gear posi.Ineed the narrowest i can find, Auto gear said to look you up .I have Astock 55 in it now .Iposted a new thread on this if you would like to check it out thanks for whatever you can help me with years and and 3;50 ratio or close. bob s
  3. bamaboy48
    04-07-2014 09:39 AM - permalink
    Well it is going to be a street/strip (strip would be driving it to the track not on the track) truck so that small amount of extra HP is not going to be worth spending the money on. And the block has been punched but I don't know how far, so I'm thinking bout .060 if it ain't already there. The block feels like there's enough meat there to not have the overheating problem....thnx
  4. ericnova72
    04-06-2014 07:44 PM - permalink
    I've got a couple of good engine modeling programs, and could never get the added higher cost of the bigger than 383/385/388 common stroker to be worth the added $650-1200 expense for the 25-40 hp it might add. If it was for a race class where every last HP was needed to even be competitive it might be different, but for common street/strip or bracket race use it didn't pay to try to stretch them bigger than 388 (which is .060" over and 3.75" crank.)
  5. bamaboy48
    04-06-2014 04:27 PM - permalink
    So best bet is not to go over a 3.73" stroke....right? In your opinion is there really that much difference in power or performance.
  6. ericnova72
    04-04-2014 02:14 PM - permalink
    Depends on what block you have, the early 2-piece seal blocks limit is about 3-3/4" stroke(basic 383/385/388" depending on overbore), you can do 396/398/402" using a 3-7/8" stroke but this generally cost much more as crank has to have smaller 2.000" rod journals )2.100" is standerd large journal)and you need to use a small journal rod that is made on a specific forging blank to be smaller overall on the big end so it will clear the block, and quite often you will hit water jacket when clearancing the block for this set up(about 1 in 6 blocks). The newer 1-piece seal block take this a little better, but still a chance of hitting water(about 1 in 10 blocks).
  7. bamaboy48
    04-04-2014 11:36 AM - permalink
    Stock 350 SBC, what is the largest stroke crank can I go with and what length of rods with what type of pistons and will I have to use a particular type of rings. This is going to be my 1st stroker motor so all help and advice would be appreciated.
  8. bamaboy48
    04-02-2014 09:47 PM - permalink
    Well the last s10 I did had the 450s set up on it and didn't really do to bad but I understand what you are saying. I think I'm going to go with a team G topped off with a mighty demon 850. This way i dont have to worry bout screwing up on cutting the hole in the scoop. Now I just gotta sell the ram.
  9. ericnova72
    03-31-2014 02:25 PM - permalink
    As far as I've dealt with them, the 450's just all around SUCK on anything, their use on rams is a misapplication and they don't really do all that well for power or drivability . Their original intended application was for single 4 barrel use on 4 and 6 cylinder small motors under 250 cubes, which tend to have really different carb metering signal demands then 8 cylinders do as far as intake airflow quality and harmonics. Get two 600's you'll be much happier with the end result, or two 650-750 double pumps or 660 center squirters List #4224 (best) if you are very drag oriented. Check you're tunnel ram ports to head runner fit, lots of older tunnel rams designs don't even have enough cast material at the port openings to cover the top of the head ports and seal. A modern large single four barrel intake like a Hurricane, Team G, Strip Dominator,Super Victor will smoke any old tunnel ram, about the only good rams are the racing Holley Strip Dominator ram and the Edelbrock Victor Ram.
  10. bamaboy48
    03-30-2014 06:50 PM - permalink
    Ok. I believe I can handle it. I appreciate the info. Now a little motor advice needed...the last s10 I done had a 350 built to a 360 with tunnel ram and 2 450 carbs with dart iron eagle heads. This one I'm wanting to build a stroker, already got the tunnel ram from a guy off of craigslist, with aluminum heads with 210-220 intake runners. The ? is will 2 600 carbs be too much or will the 450's work best. The truck probably won't see the track but maybe a couple of times.

About Me

  • About ericnova72
    lifelong dragracer and gearhead
    S.W. Lower Michigan
    Racing! and musclecars
    CNC and Tooling Machinist


Total Posts
Visitor Messages
Total Thanks
General Information
  • Last Activity: Today 01:36 AM
  • Join Date: 01-13-2007


Showing Friends 1 to 6 of 6

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.