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  1. Drivetrain & Performance
    I currently have a 350 gm crate motor in my 78. After running the numbers on it, it seems to be a basic 250hp build. I have a lead on a good deal for a BB. I have read through some of these threads. Seems to be a direct bolt in. I do have a 400 trans that i see the cross member needs to be...
  2. Drivetrain & Performance
    I am from Germany and not very familiar with US thread sizes. So I have to ask some questions to be sure that I will order the right parts afterwards. I have a 1970 Nova with a 396 big block in it which is mostly stock. I have a lot of leaking trouble in the past with the mechanical gauges...
  3. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I have a back half 74 that I am going to make into a drag car. I am going to be changing out the 350 for a large BB, probably a 572. My question is... What are the advantages of an aftermarket front clip? I know there is a lot more room for everything with the new clip. They also have a...
  4. 3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    I need help to find the origional 1970 396 (big block) weight in O.E.M paper work via a pic or copy of a manufacturers documentation, so i can get licensing allowed with a 454ci big block.. I am in Western Australia where the licensing modification rules are related to weights and engine...
  5. Drivetrain & Performance
    Got a cam warrantied from comp cams (great service) and i told them i wanted to go with a solid lifters this time around. I liked the sound of the thumpr cams and asked if they made a solid Big Motha thumpr. They do not, but they assured me that a hydraulic flat tappet would work fine with...
  6. 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...
  7. Car Profiles
    Soopernovaaj - 1969 Nova SS396 Year:1969 Model: Nova SS396 Engine: 396 (actually 402), not numbers matching Body/Exterior: Blazin' Copper paint and 4" cowl hood Front End: hotchkiss 2" drop springs Transmission: 4-speed Rear End: 12 bolt, hotchkiss 2" drop Exhaust...
  8. Drivetrain & Performance
    Hey guys, I just picked up a rebuilt 454 for less than I can build one for and am looking for a recommendation for a cam. It was built 5 years ago and has been sitting in a garage, wrapped in blankets to keep it clean. I purchased it for $1100. It's a 77 with low compression (guessing 8.5:1)...
  9. Car Profiles
    Guitarwannabee -1969 Pictures http://picasaweb.google.com/automaster66/BrodixMotorDone2010# http://www.americantorque.com/page/1/342/ Year: 69 Model: nova Engine: Brodix Body/Exterior: Front End: Transmission: 400 Rear End: Exhaust: 3 Inch by Pipes & Flows Wheels/Tires...
  10. 3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    Ok Finally got her in, Looks Good, Had motor mount problems so I had to use my steel ones... Finished the exhaust Thanks to the help of myu Buddy Nick (SLICKMAM ) Frame connectors are welded in, fuel system & Electrical is all done, I just gotta touch up with some POR15 Chassis paint..... I...
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