Back With a 66!! - Page 6 - 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 > Non-Technical > 1st & 2nd Generation Chevy II/Nova's


StevesNovaSite.com is the premier Chevrolet Nova Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 17th-April-2017, 01:09 PM   #76
Arne&Evans66
(OP)
 
Arne&Evans66's Avatar

Title: Nova Senior Member
iTrader: (0)
Status: Online
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Pasadena,CA
Nova(s): 1966 H-top
Posts: 223
Garage
BTW this is how my car sits today. In shambles.
I did the mock up photos of the rear wheels just to cheer me up a bit.
This week I am planning on getting it off the springs in the back and mounting all the 4 link, then sending it down to get coated. I will also pull my heads and pan on the new engine and check everything over before the engine builder comes to pick it up. I will install the column/master cylinder/weld a few spots on the car. So that being said I need to set pup the welder a friend lent me and get use to welding with it. Should be fun.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	L92_waiting.JPG
Views:	69
Size:	114.2 KB
ID:	287857   Click image for larger version

Name:	20inch_mockup.JPG
Views:	61
Size:	84.0 KB
ID:	287858  
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 21st-April-2017, 11:29 AM   #77
Arne&Evans66
(OP)
 
Arne&Evans66's Avatar

Title: Nova Senior Member
iTrader: (0)
Status: Online
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Pasadena,CA
Nova(s): 1966 H-top
Posts: 223
Garage
Well did some work yesterday and I finally installed th four link with some help. Man what a mess.
It took the most time getting the useless brackets off the frame and hammering things out.Changing stuff link this isn't for the faint of heart. I included a few photos of the finished product. Unfortunately TCI packed 5.5" bolts for my lower coilovers and not 7", so I will need to get correct ones. Basically I just mocked up the whole thing in place, so it is easy for me to the it back out today and go get it coated.
Also a good thing I did yesterday was drop off my engine for the cam swap. I need to get some random things for the front acc and then put them on once the beast is back.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	4link1.JPG
Views:	67
Size:	120.3 KB
ID:	288385   Click image for larger version

Name:	4link2.JPG
Views:	69
Size:	144.5 KB
ID:	288393   Click image for larger version

Name:	4link4.JPG
Views:	67
Size:	104.8 KB
ID:	288394  
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st-April-2017, 12:50 PM   #78
TomM
 
TomM's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (48)
Status: Online
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Baytown, Texas
Nova(s): 1966 - LSA Coupe
Posts: 4,137
Garage
Moving right along....one bite at a time...

T,
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
  Reply With Quote
 
Old 21st-April-2017, 12:58 PM   #79
Arne&Evans66
(OP)
 
Arne&Evans66's Avatar

Title: Nova Senior Member
iTrader: (0)
Status: Online
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Pasadena,CA
Nova(s): 1966 H-top
Posts: 223
Garage
I thought I shoot in a few photos of my car actually seeing the light of day even though it's not in a beautiful condition. lol

Too bad I can't keep the front this low. It's almost laying the frame without the springs in it. I am thinking I will go back and change out the front to proper lower A-arms with the coil overs instead. It's not too much in the grand scheme of things at this point.It's just money right......
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	A outside shot.JPG
Views:	60
Size:	93.7 KB
ID:	288425   Click image for larger version

Name:	A outside shot2.JPG
Views:	75
Size:	126.1 KB
ID:	288426  
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th-April-2017, 12:55 PM   #80
Arne&Evans66
(OP)
 
Arne&Evans66's Avatar

Title: Nova Senior Member
iTrader: (0)
Status: Online
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Pasadena,CA
Nova(s): 1966 H-top
Posts: 223
Garage
I finally got a tank and started using my 135 Eastwood welder. First thing I did to test it out was weld up a crack in my floor. It was strange to have this crack. My car doesn't have rust, but had this crack. It actually welded up good and I got great penetration on it.

I have to admit I am very rusty welding so i felt it looked kind of caterpillar -ish. I need to dial in the speed and temp better and I am sure I will get back to welding like I use to 15 years ago.

I am waiting my power coating and I will try and prep/finish the floor of the car but cleaning it with wire brushing and spraying the bedliner coat and also a hammer paint top coat.

The engine has been at the shop getting the fresh cam/springs/head gaskets. I have ordered just about everything I need for the front drive and brackets. I hope to get this up and running very soon.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	First weld.JPG
Views:	53
Size:	127.9 KB
ID:	289082   Click image for larger version

Name:	First weld2.JPG
Views:	47
Size:	104.9 KB
ID:	289089  
__________________
1966 Hardtop Nova, L92/LS3 don't care HP just POWER
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
  Reply With Quote
Old 2nd-May-2017, 10:17 PM   #81
Arne&Evans66
(OP)
 
Arne&Evans66's Avatar

Title: Nova Senior Member
iTrader: (0)
Status: Online
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Pasadena,CA
Nova(s): 1966 H-top
Posts: 223
Garage
Well I found a lousy patch job done before on the trunk pan and it got to me. I had no choice but to fix it. So now its out, and I removed the tank braces. I wasn't about to pay extra just for those, so I ended up cutting them up and prep them for the new pan. I should have that by Friday.
I also picked up my 4 link from coating and I happy. After I finish cleaning the rails from the spot welds, I will bolt it all back together. I am so stoked just to get closer.
The engine should be back next week, and ready for drop in.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	A Hole.JPG
Views:	39
Size:	102.8 KB
ID:	289930   Click image for larger version

Name:	4linkcoated.JPG
Views:	39
Size:	102.6 KB
ID:	289938   Click image for larger version

Name:	4linkcoated2.JPG
Views:	41
Size:	102.5 KB
ID:	289946  
__________________
1966 Hardtop Nova, L92/LS3 don't care HP just POWER
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd-May-2017, 08:55 AM   #82
no go nova
 
no go nova's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (2)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: south carolina
Nova(s): 1966 nova
Posts: 2,419
So your completly bolting on your 4 link?
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd-May-2017, 11:00 AM   #83
Arne&Evans66
(OP)
 
Arne&Evans66's Avatar

Title: Nova Senior Member
iTrader: (0)
Status: Online
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Pasadena,CA
Nova(s): 1966 H-top
Posts: 223
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by no go nova View Post
So your completly bolting on your 4 link?
Yes the TCI setup is bolt in or can be welded. I am fine with the bolt in concept, but I might weld around the top plates inside the car. Now that I am using this welder at home I am getting much more adventurous and excited. I'll add photos once I have it in to show the setup.... Well as long as I don't put out any caterpillars for welds.

These next few days I will be cleaning up the frame rails from the old muffler hangers, and the mess of holes I left in the wake of pulling of the rings brackets.
__________________
1966 Hardtop Nova, L92/LS3 don't care HP just POWER
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd-May-2017, 07:37 PM   #84
Arne&Evans66
(OP)
 
Arne&Evans66's Avatar

Title: Nova Senior Member
iTrader: (0)
Status: Online
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Pasadena,CA
Nova(s): 1966 H-top
Posts: 223
Garage
Ok, I got some candy for the car.

I won't weld this pan in until I finish the rails. But it is also nice to have the tank and headers ready and waiting.

I need to research on the fuel line set up since my engine intake is returnless and this pump has a return line.

I really want to get my car back on the ground and rolling.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	pan.JPG
Views:	37
Size:	83.7 KB
ID:	290074   Click image for larger version

Name:	headers.JPG
Views:	35
Size:	125.7 KB
ID:	290082   Click image for larger version

Name:	tank.JPG
Views:	35
Size:	109.1 KB
ID:	290090  
__________________
1966 Hardtop Nova, L92/LS3 don't care HP just POWER
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd-May-2017, 09:10 PM   #85
rebob
 
rebob's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (2)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Phx. Az.
Nova(s): 63 no post
Posts: 1,411
Garage
A lot or most people are using a Wix filter for a Corvette. It's regulated to 58 psi and has a return so you can mount it right by the tank. I've been using one for 20,000 miles with out any issues. Only use a Wix or AC delco, people have had problems with other brands. An example below from Summit, not sure what brand filter it is ?
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/c...MobileSwitchNo
__________________
Rick
63 coupe LS2, T56, TCI



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by rebob; 3rd-May-2017 at 09:24 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th-May-2017, 12:02 PM   #86
Arne&Evans66
(OP)
 
Arne&Evans66's Avatar

Title: Nova Senior Member
iTrader: (0)
Status: Online
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Pasadena,CA
Nova(s): 1966 H-top
Posts: 223
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by rebob View Post
A lot or most people are using a Wix filter for a Corvette. It's regulated to 58 psi and has a return so you can mount it right by the tank. I've been using one for 20,000 miles with out any issues. Only use a Wix or AC delco, people have had problems with other brands. An example below from Summit, not sure what brand filter it is ?
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/c...MobileSwitchNo
Thank you for the info. I wasn't too sure if WIX was ok, but knowing your experience I feel much more confident using WIX.
I still need to study up on the layout of the fuel line and which PTFE line to buy. I saw some cool looking black with blue braided line, but it wasn't PTFE. I am basically just finding all steel braided kits. This tank I have is from Rick's so I am sure I can call Hector for more advice.
__________________
1966 Hardtop Nova, L92/LS3 don't care HP just POWER
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th-May-2017, 03:03 PM   #87
rebob
 
rebob's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (2)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Phx. Az.
Nova(s): 63 no post
Posts: 1,411
Garage
I ran as much hard line as I could then a short piece of push lock at the rear and a piece of braided at the front.
__________________
Rick
63 coupe LS2, T56, TCI



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th-May-2017, 06:41 PM   #88
H8tulooze
 
H8tulooze's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (15)
Status: Online
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Eastvale, Ca
Nova(s): 1967 SS LS9 800HP
Posts: 1,865
Garage
Rebob, do you have the WIX part number?

Thanks!
__________________
1967 SS Nova Canadian Car Ls9 800HP
1967 SS Nova LS1
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1965 SS Malibu Convertible
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th-May-2017, 09:23 PM   #89
rebob
 
rebob's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (2)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Phx. Az.
Nova(s): 63 no post
Posts: 1,411
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by h8tulooze View Post
rebob, do you have the wix part number?

Thanks!
33737 ......
__________________
Rick
63 coupe LS2, T56, TCI



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th-May-2017, 11:17 PM   #90
Arne&Evans66
(OP)
 
Arne&Evans66's Avatar

Title: Nova Senior Member
iTrader: (0)
Status: Online
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Pasadena,CA
Nova(s): 1966 H-top
Posts: 223
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by rebob View Post
33737 ......
Hey Rick,

Is this the one?

http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo....488943&jsn=259

I also found this one?

http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo....sn=247&jsn=247

Big price difference. The WIX is $39.79 and the ACDelco is $66.99.

Do you know if these are pretty much the same?
__________________
1966 Hardtop Nova, L92/LS3 don't care HP just POWER
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

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
The 67 is back fresh from paint! and back home where she blongs! novaBRO Body and Interior 44 8th-November-2016 09:29 PM
Im back xtacox Body and Interior 4 29th-June-2009 10:46 PM
UPDATE- Motor is back in. F2 had to go back. gg64ss Drag Racing Forum 23 31st-October-2008 10:40 PM
Back Half and Roll Cage With Back Seat cmarks5150 Drag Racing Forum 15 31st-March-2008 04:04 PM


Site best viewed set to 1024 x 768.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:45 PM.

Custom Designed for Steve's Nova Site by: vBSkinworks

 
Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Lt
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
 

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.