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70 Nova K-Member

#1 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:17 am

Who makes a direct bolt in, lite weight, K-member for a 70 Nova with tubular a-arms?

I just looked at Heidt's, and that one doesn't look like it saves any weight.

The one from Chassisworks looks nice, but it fits 62-67 Nova's only.

Sorry, forgot to add, this will be for a race car.
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Re: 70 Nova K-Member

#2 Post by 79 Camaro » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:09 am

The 68-72 Nova's don't have a k member, they have a sub frame. Smith Racecraft makes the nicest one of any one IMO. Very high quality stuff and you can lose 150lbs off the front. Here is link to this website.

http://smithracecraft.com/index.php?pag ... t&Itemid=1



It can be a little pricey depending on how far you go with brakes, tubular a arms, rack, ect.. But it is high end stuff and you get what ya pay for. I plan to get one of these sometime in the future. They also have videos of a complete install on a nova to show how nice it goes in.

http://smithracecraft.com/index.php?opt ... 5&Itemid=8


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Re: 70 Nova K-Member

#3 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:19 am

Thanks Adam,

I'm sitting here trying to figure out why I mentioned a k member when I knew they had a subframe.... :scratch:

Thanks, I'll pass on the info.
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Re: 70 Nova K-Member

#4 Post by 79 Camaro » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:29 am

Bruce69Camaro wrote:Thanks Adam,

I'm sitting here trying to figure out why I mentioned a k member when I knew they had a subframe.... :scratch:

Thanks, I'll pass on the info.

No problem, I have done the same thing. :mrgreen:
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Re: 70 Nova K-Member

#5 Post by tigwelder » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:41 am

S and W sells one. with rack and aluminum arms.

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Re: 70 Nova K-Member

#6 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:58 am

Hey Kev, how ya been?

We're only an hour away from S&W and we found out that they are just bringing out a front clip for the Nova.
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Re: 70 Nova K-Member

#7 Post by bracketracer » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:17 pm

Helping a buddy install a Smith racecraft frot in a Nova and having an issue with the oil pan clearance. Anyone here have one installed in a Nova want to share what oil pan there using???

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Re: 70 Nova K-Member

#8 Post by John_Heard » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:21 pm

Small Block or Big Block?

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Re: 70 Nova K-Member

#9 Post by bracketracer » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:41 pm

Big Block :mrgreen:

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Re: 70 Nova K-Member

#10 Post by John_Heard » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:07 pm

I asked Chris Fletcher one of our members, he's running one of those subframes in his 1st Gen Camaro which is the same as the Nova, he said "It's a milodon 31187 it's 4 3/4 deep in the front and 8 1/2 in rear hope that helps"

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Re: 70 Nova K-Member

#11 Post by bracketracer » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:16 pm

Thanks John!!! Whats the best way to get a hold of him???
Hows the tuning going???? Mark will get you going in the right direction :mrgreen:

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Re: 70 Nova K-Member

#12 Post by 8secpumpgas » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:26 pm

Thanks for posting for me John, I forgot my password for a moment lol.

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Re: 70 Nova K-Member

#13 Post by John_Heard » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:19 pm

bracketracer wrote:Thanks John!!! Whats the best way to get a hold of him???
Hows the tuning going???? Mark will get you going in the right direction :mrgreen:
That's Chris above ^^^

Tuning... well need a lot more of it haha.. I did manage to get all the way down the track on the little 275 radials at the last race but really had to kill the power. Hope to continue to improve it next time out if I've made the right changes and the track is sticky. Mark's carb suggestions did help me clean up my idle a lot, was a big help!

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