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busterrm2013 busterrm2013
New User | Posts: 46 | Joined: 07/13
Posted: 07/09/13
02:42 PM

I am Bob, been a hotrodder since the 70s. I currently am doing a resto/mod on a 76 Nova. I am building a sbc 400 Dart SHP, RHS 200cc heads, Compcams Magnum 280 roller, Scat crank and rods, Prob 12.5 dish pistons, Compcams Ultra Pro Magnum 1.6 roller rockers, dizzy is probably going to be MSD. Tranny is B@M TH350, With Eaton 3.73 posi gears, 27 in streat tires.  

68scott385 68scott385
Guru | Posts: 1990 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 07/09/13
03:39 PM

Welcome to the forum Bob.

Sounds like a healthy combo there.

Picture would be nice too when you get a chance.  
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busterrm2013 busterrm2013
New User | Posts: 46 | Joined: 07/13
Posted: 07/10/13
10:50 PM

Here are a few pictures of the car:
E7si
Eyq6  

busterrm2013 busterrm2013
New User | Posts: 46 | Joined: 07/13
Posted: 07/10/13
10:58 PM

Thanks Scott.
The Nova is kinda rough, but have plans for it. It has a SBC 375 in it right now, 350 bored 60(with block filler)with 3.625 stroke, 190 aluminum heads, Stock bottom end(good parts), Lunati Voodoo flat tappet cam 489/509 lift, 227/233 dur, Air Gap intake with Eddy 750, High flow water pump, high flow fuel pump, Street fire dizzy, Chrome mid length headers. Non dynoed, but I would say around 375hp/400tq. The Dart 400 is approx going to be around 500hp/525tq.  

redneckjoe69 redneckjoe69
Addict | Posts: 2337 | Joined: 03/10
Posted: 07/11/13
05:22 AM

welcome aboard Bob!

 sounds like a bad-azz combo! Cool

 what size converter are you going with?

  any future plans on some sticky tires?

  alot of guys swear by the pro magnums.  i havent tried them though,...yet.  

Dave632 Dave632
Addict | Posts: 2222 | Joined: 07/08
Posted: 07/11/13
04:04 PM

I ran a Dart big M in my last Camaro and I was happy with the quality of that block. You will surely need to upgrade the tires if you plan to put any serious track time on that car. Traction will be a severe problem.
Here is a shot of the Camaro that ran that block. It was a handful when it landed and the juice was on despite 11.5x33 slicks. On motor it was pretty stable and ran low 9s in the 1/4.

68Camarowheeliefromrear  
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busterrm2013 busterrm2013
New User | Posts: 46 | Joined: 07/13
Posted: 07/14/13
08:53 PM

Right now it has a Coan 2800 rpm stall, its just a street machine, might see the track to see what it can do. Just rebuilding the car for fun, not for racing really, I may get some slicks one day but not in near future.  

Dave632 Dave632
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Posted: 07/15/13
07:17 PM

The early Camaro Nova series were pretty light in the rear. I remember my 67 Camaro which had a 350 with a cam, headers, intake, 950 carb, and a 4.10 posi and it could light the tires up in second gear. It was only a low 13 second car too. That was way back in about 69 when tires were pretty awful. It ran low 13s with slicks as it was the only way it could get down a track. I think it ran 15s without the slicks.
I just noticed the 12.5 to one compression ratio you stated. That will be tough on today's lousy gas.  
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busterrm2013 busterrm2013
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Posted: 07/16/13
05:32 PM

No, the 12.5 is the dish size of the pistons, Static CR is going to be 10.63, and Dynamic is 8.24.  

Dave632 Dave632
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Posted: 07/17/13
04:18 AM

OK that sounds more like a street ratio.  
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