DommerEOD - Dominic
So this will be my build page..
My story: I'm a 24y/o from southern CA. I enlisted in the Army back in mid-2009. Became an EOD Tech a tad over a year later, and was in Afghanistan by the beginning of 2011. 13 months and enough stories for a lifetime later i came home. Reenlisted, bought a new daily driver and changed duty stations from Germany to Colorado. Still miss the Nurburgring!
I've been addicted to cars since before i could talk. I generally love all kinds of cars from trucks to imports.. except there are three things i can't stand in the automotive world and those are FWD, I4's and V6's. I started out with aircooled VW's when i was a bit younger. Graduated up to a Toyota FJ Cruiser back in early 2006. Spent thousands and thousands and thousands on it, changing it's purpose from crawler, to expedition rig, to race truck. After spending $11k in just the front suspension last year, i said **** this.. I must move on! So while trying to sell it, i found someone that wanted to sell or trade their Nova. American Muscle.. Something I've wanted all my life just never had that opportunity. I traded off my FJ like it meant nothing to me.
Somewhere in there I bought a 2011 Subaru Impreza STI, then i arrived here:
It's been de-polished
1969 Original SS 350 Block - 4 bolt main (3970010 cast numbers)
- block had been resin filled for strength
Eagle - 4340 Forged 3.75" crank (this is an actual 383 specific crank, not a 400 crank milled down to a 383)
-Knife Edged and Lightened
Eagle H-Beam 4340 Forged Rods (6" rods)
JE 4340 Forged Pancake Pistons (full floating pins and nitrous reliefs) (11:1 Compression = Runs just fine on 91 octane pump gas, but loves 103 octane)
- Pistons were Ceramic Coated for Nitrous but nitours has never been run on it.
64cc Edelbrock Performer RPM Heads (Aluminum)
-Fully ported and port matched to the intake and exhaust
-Valves Sizes increased from 2.02/1.60 to 2.08/1.60
-Rev Kit / K-Motion Springs
-Comp Full Roller Rockers
Holley Strip Dominator Intake Manifold
-Port-matched to heads
Holley 830cfm Mechanical Double Pumper Carb (re-jetted with jet kit included)
-fuel pump is mounted right next to the Fuel Cell and is fully plummed with dash 8 AN fittings and dash 8 steel braded fuel lines.
All Transmission lines are done the same way as well
Iski Cam - Solid Roller Cam - .602/.602 lift 300/300 duration with 1.6' rockers = .642 final lift
MSD 6AL Box with changeable rev limiter chips
Griffin 2 - 1 inch core radiator
Black Magic Electric Fan
Remote Trans Cooler with onboard electric fan
Entire assembly has been blueprinted, matched and balanced to each corresponding part.
Cowl, 4-pin hood. Fairly straight body.. A good detail is in need.
Stock w/disc brakes (stock?)
TH350 with a Full Forward Manual Valve Body
10" 4000 Stall with Anti-Balloon Plates
12-Bolt GM, 4.11 Motive gears, TrueTrac diff built by Sutton Performance in La Habra, CA
Working on some XR1 mufflers
I believe they are SS wheels.. If you can identify them post up! Will be upgrading current tires to MT E/T streets.
10 point cage (NHRA Approved)
5 Point Racing Seatbelts (NHRA Approved)
2 Jaz Bucket Seats w/ covers
Autometer Gauge Cluster for OEM instrument cluster replacement with 5 Autometer gauges and 3 heavy duty switches for fans and fuel pump
Guages: oil pressure, water temp, trans temp, fuel level - Big Gauges: Speed and RPM
15gal Jaz Fuel Cell
Battery in the rear w/ an aluminum enclosed battery housing
Rear Aluminum Firewall which is carpeted and insulated on the inside (NHRA Approved)
On/Off cuttoff switch (located over the rear bumper - passenger side) (NHRA Approved)
Painless wiring kit.
I'm not going to lie.. I don't know much about Nova's in general. I'm here to learn, and utilize the mass of wisdom for my future endeavors with this car.
Some things i plan on doing:
Borla XR1 Mufflers
Not to impressed with the fuel cell.. might be changing that out.
Swap out tires for MT E/T Streets.
AFR 227 heads
What I'm currently doing:
Sutton Performance is building me a GM 12-Bolt w/ 4.11 gears and a TrueTrac differential. Previously had a GM 8.2 10-bolt w/4.56 gears and a mini-spool. Had a pretty gnarly axle failure and the diff itself was sloppy and needed a serious rebuild, so i did what i do best and upgraded now instead of later... Because i plan on more power.
Past rides and the new DD:
Bought this baby Dec 15th.. Yeah, I'm not very loyal when it comes to brands.