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05-24-2016 10:55 AM
abigassbowtie I race in 4 wheel drive. I use my pto input signal as a rev limiter when my foot is on the brake so it basically works as launch control and it leaves consistantly at 12 lbs of boost!
This is the easiest rig to drive down the track ever. My wife is racing it in our local diesel series this year. Last weekend it ran 12.9 with her driving it for the first time.
05-24-2016 10:51 AM
BuzzLOL That 12.7 in a pickup is amazing considering street cars have trouble getting below the 13's on street tires...
05-24-2016 02:37 AM
abigassbowtie no as a matter of fact, I drove 250 miles to that track towing a friends awd turbo 4 cyl talon and decided to make a few passes while we were there so I lowered the torsion bars and made my fastest passes to date and after the races I still got 14.2 mpg hand calculated towing and racing
I was mistaken. 105mph
05-23-2016 04:08 AM
BuzzLOL Was that 12.7 at 106 using stickier tires than shown in the picture?
05-20-2016 04:08 PM
abigassbowtie so, the nova was fun while it lasted. I put a 2004 5.3 liter in it and a th350 converted it to 5 lug with disk brakes got it running and driving and sold it for 5k plus the buyer was to paint my truck. well the truck finally got painted and I am hoping to be done with the turbo charged 4.8 install in the next month or so. here are some pictures

so finally getting rolling on this project, bought a meth kit and a tsp 228 cam, bought a set of cal trac bars for it and the motor set in the truck and all the hot side piping built and charge piping built, charge air cooler mounted. had to pay some body to do the welding for me, I spent to much time on making it look nice to put my welds on it.

heres a pic of the nova

and heres one of the tow rig. best e.t of 12.7 at 106

09-18-2012 01:20 AM
abigassbowtie i got the weld wheels and tires the 8.2 ten bolt 5 lug and a disk brake 5 lug front end another set of v8 motor mounts and a nova oil pan and a bunch of random little parts the yellow car is pretty rusty
09-18-2012 01:17 AM
abigassbowtie well i parted out that motor started to build a 496 and got sidetracked when I found this nova for sale I drove it home for 1500 straight six and a glide

heres the parts car i bought for 1k

and here they are getting parts swapped

03-29-2012 10:28 PM
abigassbowtie well i got a 76 chevy truck with a good running stock 509 400 block Im thinking about throwing my whole top end on it and seeing what it does i know its gonna lose alot of compression but its something i could have going by june

any thoughts
02-19-2012 09:53 AM
abigassbowtie well the reason i didnt post after running it with the new springs is cause i was pist off cause it threw a rod at the end of the track im looking at some options and would like to hear some opinions I have 2500$ and would like it to not cost over that

turn key ls 5.3 tuned to 325hp

start all over with a 496 I have a 427 t with a bent push rod and I have some ok oval port heads that would need alot of porting and bigger 2.250 valves or buy pro comp aluminum heads and a solid flat tappet cam with 10-1 compression

or build a new short block for the 406
06-30-2011 05:14 PM
abigassbowtie got the new valve springs
06-14-2011 08:58 PM
abigassbowtie well i think i figured out why my mph is so low I pulled a few valve springs off and checked them and they are 130 lbs @1.900" so time for new valve springs im looking at the k-motion #k-1100 ! think those will be good? man i hope this thing picks up 10 mph
06-05-2011 04:59 PM
abigassbowtie i shaved maybe another 100 lbs off of the truck and let a friend drive it down the track once and he ran a 13.1@103 i really think that it needs bigger headers

but i dont know why the hell i cant get the 106.3 mph again i think this thing should be running 110 mph
06-01-2011 01:51 PM
abigassbowtie when i oredered my axle shafts they informed me that my bearing journal was an odd ball size at 1.625 they rarely see so they suggested that i change that to 1.531 so my new bearing part number is 514003

bearing dimension is 1.531 id by 3.150 od
05-28-2011 12:05 PM
abigassbowtie yeah dutcman is only 250 miles from me in fact if it werent for me wanting to race this coming weekend i would have saved the 30 dollars shipping cause im going up to portland for a psca race on the 11th
05-27-2011 06:34 PM
ericnova72 My Nova has Dutchman's in it, found them cheap on Ebay when someone was upgrading to a larger axle. Everything else I've done has had Moser as they are only about 150 miles from me.

A friend has used Superior without problems, but I think they are just stock dimension replacements.
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