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Hi,

My first post ever in this forum.

I have followed the projects on the forum for a time now and I especially like the project that "Novanutcase" (John) has going.

After a couple of other restorations and projects I realised that a pro touring Nova is my next project.

Recently bought a rusty old streetracer that was torned to pieces and sent for sandblasting.
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All parts except body was sold and the list of new/needed parts are long.

Planned spec is coming in next post.

/Johnny
 

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Hi John,

I am heading for a usable street car with suiting resources.
It's a 66 but i sold the bezels and fenders and got the 67 ones instead.

I have a LSX engine almost finished (will be dynoed probably before Xmas), 6-speed with steel flywheel and an upgraded clutch, TCI Frontclip and a TCI 4-link.

Before any parts will be mounted there are alot of sheet metal work to be done. I have the car back from blasting, i could barely find any part that were free from holes or old bad fixes.

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The previous owners job is not even worth a comment...

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Hi John,

I am heading for a usable street car with suiting resources.
It's a 66 but i sold the bezels and fenders and got the 67 ones instead.

I have a LSX engine almost finished (will be dynoed probably before Xmas), 6-speed with steel flywheel and an upgraded clutch, TCI Frontclip and a TCI 4-link.

Before any parts will be mounted there are alot of sheet metal work to be done. I have the car back from blasting, i could barely find any part that were free from holes or old bad fixes.

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The previous owners job is not even worth a comment...

/Johnny
I'm sure if you've seen the beginning of my build thread you know that I can completely sympathize with you!:yes:

Hopefully it isn't too bad !

Nice list of parts. Looks like she's gonna be a screamer on the road.

One thing.....I thought it was against the law to modify cars in your country?

John
 

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Some progress this week.

Mocked up the TCI 4-link, nice fit but I decided to cut the "bolt-on"-plates and weld it to the car instead.

The new wheels are a bit to large so I narrowed the kickup a bit to get more space.

The engine is coming together as well and i hope to get some pics tomorrow.

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Next step is to order or build a suitable rearend.

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Wheels are Street Lite 17"x11" with a 3,5 BS and hoosier drag radials 335/35-17

I completed the engine today.

Yes, It is carbureted.:thumbsup:
I have had a couple of LS-engines and i don't like the lack of intake sound from the EFI. It is okay in an late corvette or Camaro but in a Nova dated 66 the engine should be roaming under the hood.

These headers are just for dyno purposes.
Dyno is planned in January.

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In one pic you can see my Camaro 70 in the background, 8,67 on the quarter and street legal.

Guess that answers your question about modifying cars in sweden, john?
 

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Wheels are Street Lite 17"x11" with a 3,5 BS and hoosier drag radials 335/35-17

I completed the engine today.

Yes, It is carbureted.:thumbsup:
I have had a couple of LS-engines and i don't like the lack of intake sound from the EFI. It is okay in an late corvette or Camaro but in a Nova dated 66 the engine should be roaming under the hood.

These headers are just for dyno purposes.
Dyno is planned in January.

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In one pic you can see my Camaro 70 in the background, 8,67 on the quarter and street legal.

Guess that answers your question about modifying cars in sweden, john?
Hahaha!! yeah I guess so!!

I disagree with you on the LS/EFI. If you run a lopey enough cam with a good exhaust setup the sucking air issue is not all that important! Hahaha!

John
 

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This Project has been on hold for a while now but finally I got the time to continue with it.

A couple of pics from the progress.
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