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    62 NOVA SETUP

    ZIP AND THE GUYS,,,,, WANT TO HEAR WHAT YOU WOULD CHANGE OR DO TO MY CAR TO HELP IT GO FASTER AND GET BEST MILEAGE FOR THE STREET... ZIP, I'M VERY IMPRESSED WITH HOW THAT BISCAYNE RUNS OUT....

    62 NOVA HARDTOP
    496 BBC 10-1 PRO COMP HEADS
    .714 .714 258 264 SOLID ROLLER COMP
    TEAM G 4500 INTAKE
    750 DOMINATOR? thinking about getting a 1050
    MSD 6AL
    T-350 WITH EDGE CONVERTER 3500
    4.10 GEARS
    M/T ET STREETS 26 X 10.5
    HOLLEY BLUE PUMP

    WOULD A HP CARB AND INTAKE BE BETTER THAN THE DOMINTATOR 4500?

    RUNS VERY GOOD, SPINS BAD.... RAN LAST 2-1/2 SUMMERS AND MILEAGE IS TERRIBLE...

    THANKS HAVE A NICE DAY[/code]
    1968 CAMARO 302 4 SPD IN THE ROUGH
    1957 CHEVY FUEL INJECTED LS1 4L60E BEAUTY
    1962 CHEVY II NOVA 496 LETS RACE

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    We're running the 454R intake with a 1050 Dom., also we have a very good set of heads (BB 2 Extra, fully ported) on the 468" motor. You don't say what kind of rearend you have, is it a 10 bolt or a 12 bolt, or 9" ford, do you have a spool?, is it a ladder bar car or 4 link? If it's a stock suspesion you can get a taller tire under it which you need. I had a 66 Nova with a sm/blk, 10.5X 28.5 tall MT's it ran a best of [email protected],85 with a 406" and would carry the front end 30/40' out/ I was running a turbo 400, with 4.88 gears. It was a ladder bar car.
    By the way that Biscyne is now for sale, for $18,000.00, runs [email protected] on motor, [email protected] on 200 shot. The car weighs 3700lbs, less driver.

    Zip.

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    NOVA SETUP

    ZIP,

    THANKS FOR THE REPLY, REAREND IS A FORD 9 INCH WITH SPOOL WITH STOCK STYLE REAR SUSPENSION. HEIDTS FRONT END.. IF YOU GET ON YOUTUBE.COM 496 CHEVY NOVA VS. COBRA MUSTANG... THANKS COLOR BLUE NOVA SPINNING

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    It looks the weight is not transferring at all, but even if it was it wouldn't hook on the street/hwy. Heck my Malibu wouldn't hook on a hwy, with the little 377" and 14X32's. no question about it you need more tire to make it work.

    JMO

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    ZIP,

    I FOUND SOME USED 28" M/T, GOING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS. ALSO EVER SINCE I PUT THE HEIDTS FRONT END IN THE CAR IT SEEMS REALLY TIGHT AND STIFF. ANY IDEAS TO HELP GET THE WEIGHT TO TRANSFER.. HAVE YOU EVER RUN MOROSO TRICK SPRINGS? THANKS
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    I ran Nova 6 cylinder springs and 90/10 shocks, my front end was stock including drum brakes, i also had a 9" ford rear, but with ladder bars and coil overs, i later put mini tubs in so i could get a 12" on the car, but it ran the best ET and speed with the 10.5 tires.
    Here's a short clip of the car. I think i had a 10.42 dial, the other Nova in the closer lane had a dial of 11.0 something, as you can see i ran him down for the win light. This car weighed over 3,000 and all original glass, fenderwells and bumpers with only a fiberglass hood

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    THAT VIDEO IS REALLY COOL,, AND THAT NOVA IS SWEET AS ---- THANKS
    1968 CAMARO 302 4 SPD IN THE ROUGH
    1957 CHEVY FUEL INJECTED LS1 4L60E BEAUTY
    1962 CHEVY II NOVA 496 LETS RACE


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