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Old 28th-January-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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First time out in new Nova, any guess on E.T.

My local track opens for test and tune March 22nd and I am taking my 74 nova out for its first pass at the strip. Does anyone have a similar combo and what kind of times did you run? I'm hoping for mid thirteens first time out.

-stock L-48 350 short block, worked 2.02 double hump heads, 292H Comp cam, 3000 stall converter, TH350 trans, 3:73 gears, Weiand single plane intake, full length headers into an x-pipe through turbo mufflers dumped at the rear end, and 26x8.5 MT ET Drags.

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Old 28th-January-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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My local track opens for test and tune March 22nd and I am taking my 74 nova out for its first pass at the strip. Does anyone have a similar combo and what kind of times did you run? I'm hoping for mid thirteens first time out.

-stock L-48 350 short block, worked 2.02 double hump heads, 292H Comp cam, 3000 stall converter, TH350 trans, 3:73 gears, Weiand single plane intake, full length headers into an x-pipe through turbo mufflers dumped at the rear end, and 26x8.5 MT ET Drags.
12.55 is my guess
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Old 28th-January-2013, 11:46 AM   #3
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First time out in it?
I'm going with 13.75
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Old 28th-January-2013, 11:51 AM   #4
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First time out mid thirteens sounds right.
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Old 28th-January-2013, 12:06 PM   #5
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Old 28th-January-2013, 12:19 PM   #6
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First time out in new Nova, any guess on E.T.

Not knowing what traction aids you've installed I'm going to say 14.3's.

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Old 28th-January-2013, 12:25 PM   #7
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13.30....but my air dyno works as good as everybody else's. Good luck
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Old 28th-January-2013, 01:14 PM   #8
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Not knowing what traction aids you've installed I'm going to say 14.3's.

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Only traction aids are CE traction bars, and CE drag shocks in the rear. I hope I prove you wrong as well. Car is full weight with bench seats, except the heat and A/C have been gutted, and I switch to the 72 front end to save weight.
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If it were a first gen you'd be in the 10's all day no matter what
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Old 28th-January-2013, 01:39 PM   #10
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If it were a first gen you'd be in the 10's all day no matter what
We are talking 1/4 mile here not 1/8 mile for you first gens.
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Old 28th-January-2013, 02:42 PM   #11
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We are talking 1/4 mile here not 1/8 mile for you first gens.
All i'm saying is y'all are heavy
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Old 28th-January-2013, 04:08 PM   #12
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I have that same cam in my 355, with flat tops, i have angle plug 2.02/1.60 camel hump heads, with performer RPM air gap and holly 750.

But i have 4.11 and a 4500 stall.

I went a best of 12.72 when i got to 1/4 mile but since then i have picked up almost 2 tenths in the 1/8 so 12.40sh I also just have slapper bars but have slicks.


If you hook you should be good for a mid-high 12 if everything is tuned right
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Old 28th-January-2013, 04:47 PM   #13
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All i'm saying is y'all are heavy
HEY! I resemble that remark!
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All i'm saying is y'all are heavy
3475 lbs. with me in my last 71 everyday driver and only car for 4 years of the 6 that I owned it. It went 11.60s in the quarter motor only. That was bench seat, jumper cables, spare tire, bumper jack, etc.. Yes us 3rd genners are heavy(the car not me(175 lbs.)
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3475 lbs. with me in my last 71 everyday driver and only car for 4 years of the 6 that I owned it. It went 11.60s in the quarter motor only. That was bench seat, jumper cables, spare tire, bumper jack, etc.. Yes us 3rd genners are heavy(the car not me(175 lbs.)
Well dang that ain't bad at all
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