Some Progress on the Nova

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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#76 Post by Craig W. » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:46 pm

Yeah I was on 8.5s.

For years, my car worked consistently on the 8.5s. Then the new motor and weight reduction threw a wrench in my tune-ups. Don't have many runs on it since those changes so I'm still hopeful I can make it come around.
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#77 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:20 am

Congrats on the great, first run.

You and Chris should be very proud of all your hard work.

When is your next outing?
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#78 Post by Hitchcock » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:09 am

Great job john! Now if we can get a few more drag stuff cars together and running! Any plans for maco to come back to Wichita?
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#79 Post by John_Heard » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:21 am

Thanks Bruce, I was real happy to be able to get it out this year before it got too cold. I'm not sure if we'll get a chance to take it out again or not for a while, need to buy a trailer, and a golf cart or 4 wheeler.

Hitch I think it's very likely MAKO will be back in Wichita next year a couple times but nothing is for certain yet.

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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#80 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:18 am

That is a cool picture, not only did the car perform to your liking, man that those body lines are so nice and straight.

One awesome car........

I say when you and Chris get married, you drive off in the Nova and do one nasty smoke show leaving :thumb: :thumb:

Of course, we will need video of that..LOL

Is your car setup just for 1/8 mile?

What is a 5.3 equal to in 1/4 mile, like low 8's?
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#81 Post by John_Heard » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:54 am

Yes, it's geared for 1/8th mile only, actually it's got a bit too deep gears in it I think. One of the projects this winter will be a different gear.

Opinions vary on what that equates to 1/4 mile, depends on what factor you use but yeah mid to low 8's are probably about right.

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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#82 Post by Mike Peters » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:11 pm

Gotta tell you guys John's Nova looks better in person than what you're seeing in the photos. Excellent job on the 5.30 first time out on the new build. Somebody's shop set-up skills must be pretty good. :thumb:
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#83 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:14 pm

Mike Peters wrote:Gotta tell you guys John's Nova looks better in person than what you're seeing in the photos. Excellent job on the 5.30 first time out on the new build. Somebody's shop set-up skills must be pretty good. :thumb:
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#84 Post by Mike Peters » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:27 pm

Bruce69Camaro wrote:I'm sorry, who are you again?
...........your daddy!!!!
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#85 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:30 pm

Hey Daddy....when can we expect to see your Chevelle lined up next to John's Nova?
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#86 Post by Mike Peters » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:36 pm

Bruce69Camaro wrote:Hey Daddy....when can we expect to see your Chevelle lined up next to John's Nova?
I tried at MoKan but, he didn't want any part of the naturally aspirated small-block!!! :lol:
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#87 Post by John_Heard » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:47 pm

Hey Mike broke into the 5's this weekend on the motor, pretty impressive it went 5.99 not sure what MPH. It's gonna be fast on the juice!

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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#88 Post by Craig W. » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:47 pm

We need to have a Dragstuff race.
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#89 Post by Hitchcock » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:31 pm

Craig W. wrote:We need to have a Dragstuff race.

Hell yeah we do. A few of us tried to orchestrate one a while back, but it never happened. I hope a retry comes up and it happens.
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Re: Some Progress on the Nova

#90 Post by Mike Peters » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:19 pm

Hitchcock wrote:
Craig W. wrote:We need to have a Dragstuff race.

Hell yeah we do. A few of us tried to orchestrate one a while back, but it never happened. I hope a retry comes up and it happens.
Take it on and make it happen Big Dog. Get us some specifics and prices. You know which track I'll vote for!!!

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I say "AYE".
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