BURNOUTBOX.NET

Members Login
Post Info TOPIC: 1974 Chevy Nova


Mustang Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 764
Date:
1974 Chevy Nova
Permalink  
 


Bought brand new back in 1974 for $3500 and used as a daily driver for 12 years. After that is was used as a backup vehicle until 1994. Now my father-in-law has had this car sitting in his garage with 64000 original miles for the last 18 years. About 2 months ago he ask me if I would help in get it back up and running. The body is really soild. It just needs a couple of patches here and there. I have a friend of mine who restores classic Chevy's working on the body. Due to the fact that it has been sitting for so long I desided to put the 350 motor and TH350 transmission and rebuild them.

IMG_8806.jpg

IMG_8808.jpg

IMG_8809.jpg

IMG_8810.jpg

IMG_8811.jpg

IMG_8812.jpg

IMG_8813.jpg



__________________

1986 LX
1984 LX
1993 LX
http://www.nickslx.mysite.com
Karl's East Coast Speed

Picture_028.jpg



THIS IS HOME

Status: Offline
Posts: 3213
Date:
Permalink  
 

NIce bro.....Painting it?

__________________


Mustang Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 764
Date:
Permalink  
 

I have a friend that restores classic Chevy's. He is doing the body work and paint.

__________________

1986 LX
1984 LX
1993 LX
http://www.nickslx.mysite.com
Karl's East Coast Speed

Picture_028.jpg



THIS IS HOME

Status: Offline
Posts: 3213
Date:
Permalink  
 

very cool...Keep us posted on the work,

__________________


Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 91
Date:
Permalink  
 

Love those hatchbacks, can't wait to see finished

__________________

Injection is nice, Nitrous is neat, But when its time to get goin id rather be blown!



Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 477
Date:
Permalink  
 

LOVE ME A NOVA THAT WILL MAKE A NICE RIDE .

__________________

G-DOG



Mustang Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 764
Date:
Permalink  
 

IMG_0008.jpg

 

IMG_0006.jpg

IMG_0009.jpg

 

I also started working on take the engine apart. Forgot to take pictures of it but I will next time I go down to my in-laws.



__________________

1986 LX
1984 LX
1993 LX
http://www.nickslx.mysite.com
Karl's East Coast Speed

Picture_028.jpg



THIS IS HOME

Status: Offline
Posts: 3213
Date:
Permalink  
 

NIce keep the pictures coming.

__________________


Mustang Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 764
Date:
Permalink  
 

Resampled_2012-08-10_17-57-00_6831.jpg



__________________

1986 LX
1984 LX
1993 LX
http://www.nickslx.mysite.com
Karl's East Coast Speed

Picture_028.jpg



Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 339
Date:
Permalink  
 

That rpm intake would look nice on that motor lol

__________________
gasoline is for washing parts , alcohol is for drinking , nitro is for racing


BDJ406

Status: Offline
Posts: 1449
Date:
Permalink  
 

good solid car nice project

__________________


Mustang Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 764
Date:
Permalink  
 

Finished tearing the motor down and took it to Karl's. He said the pistons, cylinders and crank are all with spec. Next we are sending the block over to be cleaned and have the main journals checked to see if it needs to be line honed.

__________________

1986 LX
1984 LX
1993 LX
http://www.nickslx.mysite.com
Karl's East Coast Speed

Picture_028.jpg



BDJ406

Status: Offline
Posts: 1449
Date:
Permalink  
 

nice hope its all good


__________________


Mustang Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 764
Date:
Permalink  
 

I think it needs to be line honed. The block side of 2 3 4 main bearings were down to the copper. All the rest were fine.

__________________

1986 LX
1984 LX
1993 LX
http://www.nickslx.mysite.com
Karl's East Coast Speed

Picture_028.jpg



Mustang Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 764
Date:
Permalink  
 

All rebuild and painted. Ready to be dropped in.

 

IMG_0017.jpg

 

IMG_0016.jpg



__________________

1986 LX
1984 LX
1993 LX
http://www.nickslx.mysite.com
Karl's East Coast Speed

Picture_028.jpg



THIS IS HOME

Status: Offline
Posts: 3213
Date:
Permalink  
 

Nice who did it nick?

__________________


Mustang Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 764
Date:
Permalink  
 

Karl rebuilt the motor.
I also got a set of hooker long tube headers for free. I just need to find someone with a bead blast cabinet and a welder I can use. They are pretty rusty and one of the tubes has a crack in it. I am just going to weld it up and bead blast and paint them.



-- Edited by LX546 on Sunday 18th of November 2012 12:14:17 PM

__________________

1986 LX
1984 LX
1993 LX
http://www.nickslx.mysite.com
Karl's East Coast Speed

Picture_028.jpg



THIS IS HOME

Status: Offline
Posts: 3213
Date:
Permalink  
 

Nice bro

__________________
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us
Chatbox
Please log in to join the chat!
Live video chat by Ustream