Some Progress on the Nova

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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#106 Post by silvanova » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:17 pm

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Craig W. wrote:The new M/T Pro 275 is one killer tire I hear.
Wonder if they'll make a 315 same design...
Rumor has it they are already testing the new 315. Have you weighed your car yet john?
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#107 Post by John_Heard » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:06 pm

I have a set of used Hoosier 315's I'm going to mount up this winter and see if they fit under the car or not.

Yes, we just weighed it last night to see where it was at, 3236 w/driver with everything in it.

We still have to put door panels in it which will bump the weight up a bit more.

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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#108 Post by supernova » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:03 am

I wished me car weighed that! Mine's 3656 lbs w/drive. :-(
With my car running 5.50's, just think what it will run when it weighs what yours does. :-) I might have a 5.20 car by next year.

I sure am jealous John. Your car is one of the nicest Nova's around hands down. I love the way it turned out.

NOW GET US SOME VIDEO OF THAT BAD BOY FLYING!!!!!
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#109 Post by John_Heard » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:21 am

3656 is indeed pretty heavy, no doubt it would be quicker if you get that weight out of it.

I'd sure like to get another 100 lbs out of mine, but the only easy place is an aluminum block. Besides not being cheap, I don't to take THAT much off the front.

Chris shot this vid with her phone, I have some shock settings to work on as you can see.

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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#110 Post by Craig W. » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:44 am

Those tail lights and backup lights sure turned out nice. The guy sitting behind you in the water box will be blind! lol
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#111 Post by supernova » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:17 am

I looked at getting a aluminum block. My buddy at Reher Morison's told me that aluminum blocks move around and cause hp loss, that's why pro stock don't use them. Plus how much they cost. He also said they work in light cars with very high hp output combos that hp loss isn't an issue. Not worth the investment in my case.
Lose 150 lbs and maybe 100 hp at the cost of $5,000.00 +.
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#112 Post by supernova » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:20 am

Craig W. wrote:Those tail lights and backup lights sure turned out nice. The guy sitting behind you in the water box will be blind! lol
Strategic advantage! The drive behind will see red spots...... LOL
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#113 Post by John_Heard » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:21 am

Thanks - notice no more blink - blink going down track? That little annoying problem won't happen anymore. Yeah the reverse lights are kinda bright huh?

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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#114 Post by John_Heard » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:43 am

Ok I'm always doing this for others, what do you guys see here? I'll keep my mouth shut. This was a 1.27 60', and yeah room for improvement for sure.

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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#115 Post by supernova » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:58 am

Watch the right wheel at the hit. It pulls it up before it plants. Has a small bounce on the tire but recovers well. Shock adjustment will fix that.
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