New 70 Nova project

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New 70 Nova project

Postby Garry Sr » Thu Apr 5, 2012, 9:47 am

Thought I'd post up some pictures of the Nova. It's a huge project but it'll keep my mind occupied for a while.





Off the trailer, big thanks to Steve at Lakeside Tire for hooking me up with some scrap tires.




Started stripping




Little primer as I go




Got the passenger door off. Minor cancer, had to do a little patch work




And this is where she stands, I'm hoping to have the door back on today.
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Re: New 70 Nova project

Postby retorq » Thu Apr 5, 2012, 1:52 pm

Hahah you've made more progress on your project that you just got then I have made on the one I've owned since I was 17. :lol2:
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Re: New 70 Nova project

Postby Fast Eddie » Thu Apr 5, 2012, 3:36 pm

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http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums/index.php
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Re: New 70 Nova project

Postby BigB » Thu Apr 5, 2012, 5:42 pm

I knew Eddie would make it in on this one....................... :lol2: 8)
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Re: New 70 Nova project

Postby Fast Eddie » Thu Apr 5, 2012, 6:23 pm

After owning 3, I never met a Nova I didn't like.
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Re: New 70 Nova project

Postby Garry Sr » Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:04 am

Thanks for the support guys :-) The immediate goal is to get the body in primer, no paint.

Update on the door


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Re: New 70 Nova project

Postby Garry Sr » Sat Apr 21, 2012, 11:35 am

Some updates







So who has a dirt cheap Big Block laying around?
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Re: New 70 Nova project

Postby Money Pit » Sat Apr 21, 2012, 10:19 pm

66-67 Nova are the coolest lookin Nova's, but....I have always had a hankerin to put together one of these Nova's as a stocker, there is a a lot of great combinations for these cars and with the right suspension these things will hook in a car wash with a big block in em...
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Re: New 70 Nova project

Postby Garry Sr » Sun Apr 22, 2012, 4:45 am

Might be able to set the engine back a little further if I go 460...
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Re: New 70 Nova project

Postby Fast Eddie » Sun Apr 22, 2012, 6:32 am

66-67 is too much work with the narrow stock towers for a big block. Here is Jim's 66 with a 283 in either I or J Stock Stick.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4woalLV6 ... re=related
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Re: New 70 Nova project

Postby Money Pit » Sun Apr 22, 2012, 10:53 pm

There use to be a F/SA 67 Nova out of Denver with a 327, at the time those cars had to run a PG. I could stay up with then, now NHRA let them put the 200 trans in them and those cars have stepped up.

Big block in the 68 style Novas doesn't look to crowded, might even be able to set it back a bit...
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Re: New 70 Nova project

Postby Fast Eddie » Mon Apr 23, 2012, 4:22 am

Had a 1969 SS with a L78 396, lots of room!
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Re: New 70 Nova project

Postby Fast Eddie » Mon Apr 23, 2012, 7:20 am

Money Pit wrote:There use to be a F/SA 67 Nova out of Denver with a 327, at the time those cars had to run a PG. I could stay up with then, now NHRA let them put the 200 trans in them and those cars have stepped up.

Big block in the 68 style Novas doesn't look to crowded, might even be able to set it back a bit...


Jim does trade up a 350hp/327 and runs in D/S!
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Re: New 70 Nova project

Postby 55gasser » Mon Apr 23, 2012, 7:24 pm

Money Pit wrote:There use to be a F/SA 67 Nova out of Denver with a 327, at the time those cars had to run a PG. I could stay up with then, now NHRA let them put the 200 trans in them and those cars have stepped up.

Big block in the 68 style Novas doesn't look to crowded, might even be able to set it back a bit...




I put a 427 big block in a '73 and used the stock small block "D" style mounts. I had to massage the firewall "a little" to get an MSD cap-a-dapt dizzy in there. I patented the method, but for you, I'll tell ya for free...... LOL.

The car is still in town as far as I know. Last I knew it was owned by the builder who had that black early Bronco.
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Re: New 70 Nova project

Postby Fast Eddie » Tue Apr 24, 2012, 7:37 am

Here you go:

http://chevynova.org/BigBock.html


396/400hp

http://www.sell.com/23SMHT

$3695.00. AZ residents add 8.3% tax. No core required!
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Re: New 70 Nova project

Postby Garry Sr » Thu Apr 26, 2012, 9:50 am

Thanks for the links Eddie.
Looks like I might be needing some frame mounts, the 6cyl mounts on there now look nothing like the ones in that first link.
As far as the engine goes I'm just looking for a junkyard special that I can build.
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Re: New 70 Nova project

Postby Fast Eddie » Fri Apr 27, 2012, 4:51 pm

Garry Sr wrote:Thanks for the links Eddie.
Looks like I might be needing some frame mounts, the 6cyl mounts on there now look nothing like the ones in that first link.
As far as the engine goes I'm just looking for a junkyard special that I can build.


Let me know if you need a source.
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Re: New 70 Nova project

Postby 55gasser » Sat Apr 28, 2012, 4:16 am

Fast Eddie wrote:
Garry Sr wrote:Thanks for the links Eddie.
Looks like I might be needing some frame mounts, the 6cyl mounts on there now look nothing like the ones in that first link.
As far as the engine goes I'm just looking for a junkyard special that I can build.


I have the 427 out of my Nova sitting on the garage floor with the T-400 still attached........ ;-)

For sale or trade. Send me a private message if anyone is interested.

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Re: New 70 Nova project

Postby double trouble » Mon May 28, 2012, 8:57 pm

55 Gasser that Nova is for sale in the current national dragster for $7500 turn key. It could save someone a lot of work.
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