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02-18-2003 03:22 PM
nickel333 Android, i got your message in my Email and heres what i have so far. 1973 Nova, fiberglass 4.75" cowl hood. bodys all metal otherwise, straight as an arrow . Full intirior, All heater stuff removed {i dont drive in the winter} 6 point roll cage, getting 5 point harnesses for my upcoming 11sec et's. 16 gallon RCI fuel cell, Trunk mouted battery, 1/2 fuel line running to a 130 GPH carter fuel pump {i might get the 172}, With canister filter in the rear. Ford 9" rear end, detroit locker, 4.11 gears, 31 spline moser axles, polyuerathane bushings, Cal tracs, 50/50 shocks and monoleaf springs this spring. Richmond 5 speed with vertigate shifter and 3.27 first gear. Mcleod scattersheild, Hays aluminum flywheel, custom clutch this spring {from a local clutch guy}. Front end suspension consists of Polyuerathane bushings, 2" drop spindles, disc brakes, 90/10 shocks, standard springs, and no swaybar {im not going around corners at 75 mph so why have one} And i have Subframe connectors tieing it all together. The car sits on weld drag lites 275/60r15 {15x8 rim} cooper cobras, and 165 {3.5" rim} cooper cobras in the front. Now for motor so far i have the following, high nickel 350 block, 4 bolt splayed caps, 4340 eagle 3.48" crank, 4340 eagle 6" rods, srp pistons, 11.1:1 after i mill my heads, federal mogul comp. bearings, Isky Z-70 cam {304, 264@.050, .548, havent getten it yet}, weiand team G intake, im trying to decide if i want to stick with my sportsman 2's or get a good aluminum head and port the hell out of it. Crower stainless 1.5 roller rockers, all mallary ignition, all of it running out 1 7/8 hooker super comps {i might get 1 3/4} into a 3" exaust with flow masters, and its all cooled by a Howe aluminum radiator and a weiand aluminum water pump. Thats what i you can see ive spent alot of $$$...thats the rule of thumb, wanna go fast? Well how much money,time,effort, blood, and cusswords do you have in ya?? This is my street driver cruise car, my ultimate goal is low 11's on all motor,no spray. I dont know if this is the kind of thing you want, in fact most people wouldnt want to drive it, but i get off on that kind of stuff. Well android what do you think of my setup so far, likes/dislikes? Any specific questions on stuff mentioned or not mentioned? Let me know

02-18-2003 03:33 AM
HemmiGremmie Sure the 70's Novas are worth building. Id stick the new plugs, wires N carb on, then see what happens. 350's can be really cheap to build. I figured under a grand easily for a rebuilt engine, so if plugs, ect.. dont work, you may try that. Good luck. Post pics. HG
02-17-2003 10:18 PM
SatanicAndroid Thanks, I expect to replace the carb, and have bought spark plugs and wires already. The snow has just slowed everything down. It's funny but I couldnt even find two people that agreed on which spark plugs would be good to use. I just went with ac rapid fires. I want the car to be street but run also at the track. Anything you want to share with me I am all eyes. Thanks
02-17-2003 10:11 PM
nickel333 Interesting building a wicked 73 nova...its the same as a 74. If you want some pointers let me know. The car is definately worth building and there is a huge aftermarket for all novas up to 74. Did you check your spark plugs? could one be fouled? I have a 70 chevelle that the motor blows so much oil that it will foul out a plug but run just good enough to drive. Check your ignition stuff first. If its not that your carb may need a good rebuild. What do you plan on doing with the car? Drag? Street? Let me know
02-17-2003 09:52 PM
My 74' Nova custom Hatchback.

I just bought this car off ebay about a week ago. Some of you may have seen it. It is the first car I have ever owned that could actually be built for speed. So I dont know much. I have been doing alot of reading and I am very confused. I dont know what all the abbreviations stand for or what the #'s are referring to. This nova originally came with a 250, somebody has thrown a 350 in it and it runs rough as hell. I dont think things were really done right. I drove it 300 miles from where I picked it up at. So it runs but it needs help, like me. If anyone could give me a setup of things I can and should do to make this car run respectable please throw them at me. Another thing, I never see or hear anybody ever really talking much about novas after 73'. Is a 74 even worth building up? I would like this car to be street legal, but I am not concerned with gas mileage. Strong and fast is what I am wanting and loud! <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[evil]" />

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