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Search: Posts Made By: Big Dave
Forum: Body Shop Sep 11th, 19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By Big Dave
Re: rust questions

It uses three different spray on solutions to stop the rust remove as many flakes as possible then encapsulate the rest. But it is fast and it works. In the old days they would blow the car apart and...
Forum: Nova Tech Sep 10th, 19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By Big Dave
Re: Drum to disc

No but the rotors fit the spindles. Requires a custom cast front steering knuckle included with many cheap drum to disc conversion kits.

Big Dave
Forum: Nova Tech Sep 10th, 19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Big Dave
Re: 1970 350auto/power steering

There are two bearings in the column that ewar out. Top and bottom. Here is how you fix the easy to get to and repair top bearing:
...
Forum: New Member Introductions Sep 10th, 19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 26
Posted By Big Dave
Re: Hello

Welcome to the Team!

What kind of racing do you participate in?

Big Dave
Forum: New Member Introductions Sep 10th, 19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 55
Posted By Big Dave
Re: New Member

Welcome to the Team!


Big Dave
Forum: Wheels & Tires Sep 5th, 19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By Big Dave
Re: Rim sizes

I would buy seventeens for the street as it has a better selection of tires to choose from. For racing you are limited to fifteen (for pro tires sixteen inch diameter wheels) as that is the size that...
Forum: 1968-1974 Sep 3rd, 19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By Big Dave
Re: Wiper arm removal

Wiper Arms and drive stud are made of stainless so they shouldn't rust (they do but it takes longer and it requires contamination such as road salts).So spraying with a corrosion treatment such as a...
Forum: Bench Racing Sep 2nd, 19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Big Dave
Re: Getting Fixed!

Welcome back Art!

Big Dave
Forum: Brakes & Suspension Sep 1st, 19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By Big Dave
Re: spindels

That looks like a standard to me. A drop spindle is mounted higher up (in that blank place in the casting that you see in the photo.

Big Dave
Forum: 1968-1974 Aug 29th, 19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Big Dave
Re: Gas Struts for a '74 Hatchback?

Rock Auto doesn't list them so no one is making the part by application. Here is a fix from Steve's Nova Site:

https://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=594530

Big Dave
Forum: New Member Introductions Aug 29th, 19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By Big Dave
Re: 1974 Chevy Nova Restore

Welcome to the Team Kelsey!

Big Dave
Forum: 1968-1974 Aug 29th, 19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Big Dave
Re: power drum brakes

Welcome to the Team Joe!

Sounds like the valve that prevents the power brake booster from holding a vacuum is defective. It is a small Black cylinder in the vacuum line coming off the intake or...
Forum: What's it worth? Aug 23rd, 19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By Big Dave
Re: WIW = 1969 SS350 4spd complete NOVA motor

The engine application stamp (HA) comes back to a 1967-68, 327, 275 (horse), MT. Found another reference that HA is associated with a1969 350 300 horse MT.

Big Dave
Forum: Engine Aug 23rd, 19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Big Dave
Re: ***do not buy blueprint engines***

Electrolysis is a chemical reaction. Mileage has no affect upon it. Time, chemicals in the coolant and any electrical charge affect the rate of corrosion. Coolant goes bad (becomes acidic with age...
Forum: Performance Aug 23rd, 19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By Big Dave
Re: anyone use these?

Spring rate depends upon driving style and weight of vehicle. Good thing is spring changes are as easy as swapping a shock. I had a box of springs I bought used at my local roundy-round track for...
Forum: Performance Aug 22nd, 19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By Big Dave
Re: anyone use these?

On the last Nova I built I used these:

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/QA1-52417-Pro-Touring-Street-Control-Arm-Camaro-Firebird,258487.html

They were cheaper twenty years ago but are otherwise...
Forum: Body Shop Aug 22nd, 19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Big Dave
Re: Best rust proof coating

POR-15: but you had better like it. It isn't coming off again, ever.

Big Dave
Forum: Bench Racing Aug 20th, 19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Big Dave
Re: Getting Fixed!

Glad to hear you are up and moving Art!

Big Dave
Forum: Bench Racing Aug 19th, 19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Big Dave
Re: Getting Fixed!

Best of luck Art! Speedy recovery.

Big Dave
Forum: Restoration Corner Aug 18th, 19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Big Dave
Re: nova 1972 from france

I think that car spent more time in the frigid Northeast than it did in Miami, unles he parked once too often on the beach and let the tide come in.

Big Dave
Forum: New Member Introductions Aug 17th, 19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By Big Dave
Re: newcomer to france nova 1972

Welcome to the Team Gabriel!

Big Dave
Forum: New Member Introductions Aug 16th, 19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By Big Dave
Re: TH350 engaging problem

I wouldn't even bother with a diagnosis just have it rebuilt. But before you do you need to evaluate what you want it to do. It is a lightweight (all aluminum parts), and smaller than a TH400 if you...
Forum: New Member Introductions Aug 13th, 19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By Big Dave
Re: TH350 engaging problem

Welcome to the team!

Probably dried out seals, that shrink as they dry out and become brittle.

Big Dave
Forum: 1968-1974 Aug 11th, 19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Big Dave
Re: Rear wheel well extension

That tire on an eight inch or ten inch rim should fit with nothing more than folding back the lip at the outer fender. Ten inch wheel will be much more stable than an eight inch especially at lower...
Forum: Performance Aug 11th, 19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,172
Posted By Big Dave
Re: Mom's grocery getter 406

Beats a fuel cell all the way.

Big Dave
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