Just throwing around ideas..... - Chevy Nova Forum
Visit our sponsor, National Nostalgic Nova
Steve's Nova Site is an automotive enthusiast website dedicated to the 1962 - 1979 Chevrolet Nova, Chevy II and Acadian automobiles. We work together to preserve, restore, drive, show, race and provide fellowship for these classic cars. This is one of the best places to find information about parts, rebuilding, restoration and racing. This website is not affiliated with GM, General Motors or Chevrolet in any capacity.

Go Back   Chevy Nova Forum > Body, Chassis and Mechanical > Steering, Suspension, and Chassis

StevesNovaSite.com is the premier Chevrolet Nova Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 26th-January-2013, 12:20 AM   #1

Title: Nova Newbie
iTrader: (0)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Kansas city
Nova(s): '74 base 2 door Rust buck
Posts: 3
Question Just throwing around ideas.....

So I'm a new poster to the site, up until now I've just creeped the forums and pictures. I figured with this many nova guys on one site it would be the perfect place to ask questions, I've got a 74 two door hardtop that was given to me by my father who purchased it one the 80's when you could still buy a nice nova for 400 bucks! Don't we miss those days lol the body is in rough shape but right now it's my last concern, I've been through the entire brake system (sat for 10 years) and am still not happy with the 4 wheel drum no power, I've been considering a complete kit (only like 600 for stock set up with upgraded rotors) but when I get ready to do the year down I'm thinking upgrade the front suspension, I don't wanna go all out or anything but I'm thinking tubular a arms, bigger sway bar (mines tiny) 2 inch drop spindles and new moog tie rods, sleeves, pitman, and idler, is there anything I'm overlooking? Or does anyone have any suggestions here? I'm not sure what to do about springs and shocks if I do the drop spindles? Anyone have any pictures? Any help ideas or info appreciated. (And sorry for the long *** post)
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 26th-January-2013, 01:19 AM   #2
1quik69's Avatar

Title: Moderator
iTrader: (32)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Redding Ca.
Nova(s): 1972w/408,
Posts: 14,448
Hello and welcome to the site. Post up some pictures of your car when you get a chance.
  Reply With Quote
Old 26th-January-2013, 01:29 AM   #3
taz3's Avatar

Title: Moderator
iTrader: (10)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Southern On
Nova(s): 2 69 SS BB L78's & 69 4dr
Posts: 29,489
Welcome aboard!!

A good upgrade for handling is to locate the upper A arms Dave Pozzi has a how to on his site with Camaros, but it all works on the 3rd gen Novas too!
3 69's, 2 L78's, 51 Fathom & 71 Lemans #'s match both w/4spds & 69, 53 glacier blue 4 door

  Reply With Quote
Old 26th-January-2013, 01:42 AM   #4
jimys72's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (0)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Lebanon, MO.
Nova(s): 72 Nova, 78 Elcamino
Posts: 930
to Steves Nova Site.Glad you could join us .
  Reply With Quote
Old 26th-January-2013, 03:23 PM   #5
PCPete's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (0)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Mukilteo, WA
Nova(s): '72 Nova 383/TH350
Posts: 1,517
Welcome! You can get an unbelievable number of ideas here at SNS. Real wallet bombs! The trick is to map our your vision for the car and then start "assembling" it on paper. I did an Excell spreadsheet because it allowed me to add rows and compare costs (I did parts in the rows and suppliers in the columns. I'd be happy to share mine, just PM me.

When you are looking at parts, consider the total cost of getting it to you door. I ordered my front disk kit from an east cost supplier and got killed on the shipping. Later, when I added the rears, I was more careful and paid a bit more to the supplier but got free shipping so the total cost was a lot lower - like $100 cheaper.
'lo ocifer, it's run what ya brung. Got a beer?
  Reply With Quote
Old 26th-January-2013, 04:36 PM   #6
carcrazy615's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (0)
Status: Online
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: madison tn
Nova(s): 63ss convertible 64 4-doo
Posts: 3,836
Welcome. Glad you desided to join in with us. Hope you enjoy the site.
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

experience., ideas, question, ride height, steering

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
any ideas deano Drivetrain & Performance 0 25th-July-2009 12:45 PM
Throwing alternator belt 1quik69 Drivetrain & Performance 10 16th-August-2008 04:43 AM
Throwing alternator belt 2 1quik69 Drivetrain & Performance 4 8th-August-2008 10:43 PM
Any ideas? NovaFan63 Drivetrain & Performance 4 11th-March-2008 03:42 PM

Site best viewed set to 1024 x 768.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:52 AM.

Custom Designed for Steve's Nova Site by: vBSkinworks

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Lt
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.