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  1. Handling and power; suspension swap for my engine swap?

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hey all- hoping for someone with a bit more experience to help me out with this question so I can consider my options before moving forward. I have a 73 Nova with a 350 that's reaching the end of it's life. The car is my daily so I'm looking into engine swap options/efi/etc etc etc. My buddy...
  2. Ground up 383 build first start up.

    3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    Hello everyone. Just started this thing up on Saturday. Due to budgetary constraints and limited time from a Navy life, it took a year and a half to complete. Hand made from start stand casters to air filter. It wasn't a perfect start, but I've at least gotten through the cam break in. I cropped...
  3. Big mutha thumpr 299thr sbc, users review

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Ok, I'm tired of researching. I need the guys who actually have this cam in a sbc. How did it work for you? There are too many guys commenting on this cam who have never used it. This cam may go into my new 383. Combo: 1963 nova 383 Afr 195 eliminators 299thr7 cam kit 10:1 T350 hughes 3000...
  4. Camshaft Recommendation for 383

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Hello all, I'm building my first engine for my '70 Nova and selecting the right camshaft has been rattling my brain for the last 2 months. Looking for some real knowledgeable insight here. Not that I don't respect your opinions, but what I'm not looking for is "I ran cam XXXXX with (completely...
  5. New build 500+hp 500+tq 383 4 speed combos

    Drag Racing Forum
    Finally got around to buying a bare chevy 350 and taking out the old 383 that has a cracked starter ear mount. Im looking to make a 500+hp car, 500+tq on a 4 speed auto. This is going to be a street/strip. Read bunch of posts here, sounds like everyone has opinions on afr's dyno website. I'm...
  6. Supercharged 383 or Turbocharged LS1?

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Hey everybody. My '71 has been sitting at my house in Washington while I've been stationed in San Diego for the Navy for the last 4 years. I have about a year left down here, and I am starting to get the itch again:devil:... I have a 383 stroker in her right now, I have always wanted to drop...
  7. small block (383) vs big block (502)

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Hi, I'm pretty much new, or a beginner, to engines and hopefully will begin working on my project this fall. It's just a general question I have to help me choose which engine to go for. So my dillema is that I would really like a Big block in my 74 (preferably a 502), but all of the people I...
  8. slow 74 nova

    Drivetrain & Performance
    ive decided im tired of my slow stock nova, and i want to beef it up a bit and get some more horsepower, its got a 350 and im pretty sure it only pushes around 140 horse, could be wrong but i was planning to get out the EGR and emmission garbage, going to a 4 barrel carb, dual exhaust, and...
  9. Where to get 383 Stroker?

    Drag Racing Forum
    can anyone tell me where a good place to order a 383 stroker is for a cheap price?