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Old 01-02-2012, 11:48 PM   #1
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WildBillyT- 1968 Nova Super Sport







Factory Options:
SS Package, 4 speed M20 trans, 3.31 positraction rear, center console, deluxe interior

Exterior Modifications:
Primer

Interior Modifications:
Stock except for Jeg's sport seats (Recaro knock offs) and a Grant steering wheel (GM comfort grip knock off)

Performance:
350 cubic inch engine
Holley 665 Double Pumper
Holley 110GPH fuel pump
Edelbrock Performer Vortec manifold
062 Vortec heads with Manley street flow valves, LT4 springs and screw in studs
Comp XE268 camshaft
Comp 3/8 CM pushrods
Milodon Oil Pump and pickup
Hooker Competition Headers
High flow water pump
Professional Products Powerforce Plus SFI damper
Summit 3" exhaust system, single chamber mufflers
Redline fluids

Suspension/Chassis:
Front:
Reinforced and rewelded stock subframe
Detroit Speed upper and lower tubular Control Arms with solid bushings
Detroit Speed 1 1/8" hollow front sway bar
Detroit Speed Solid Body Mounts
Detroit Speed Tie Rod connectors
Moog Idler, Pitman, and ball joints
QA1 Pro coilover shocks W/ Big Block variable rate springs
Dick Guldstrand mounting point relocation
N44 Quick Ratio steering box
GM Type II power steering pump with ZOOPS remote reservoir
Braided stainless power steering lines
COPO 9737 steering link
Zinc washed powerslot rotors
Goodridge braided hoses
CPP Master cyl + 8" dual diaphragm booster
Hurst Line/Loc

Rear:
Heavy duty 5 leaf springs
Polyeurethane bushings
Heavy duty shackle kit
Heavy duty U-bolts
BRP Shock relocation kit
QA1 Adjustable shocks
Rear disc brakes with semi-metallic pads, braided stainless hoses

Wheels:
Greg Weld Prolites
15x7 front with 215/60/15 BFGoodrich Radial T/As
15x8 rear with 275/60/15 BFGoodrich Radial T/As

Drivetrain:
4 Speed Muncie M20 2.52 first gear, torque lock sliders and AGE iron midplate
Hurst Competiton/Plus shifter with Track Pack
Centerforce II clutch disc
9" Rear, 4:11 gears, Trac-Loc posi, Moser 31 spline axles, Daytona pinion support, ARP wheel studs
Denny's 3.5" 6061 T6 aluminum driveshaft
Redline fluids

Electronics:
Autometer 5" tach with shift light
Autometer C2 Oil pressure, Voltmeter, and Water Temperature Gauges
MSD Ignition conversion with Pro-Billet distributor, MSD 6AL, and Blaster 2 coil.
Internal regulated alternator conversion

To-Do List:
Shakedown runs and debugging


Bought the car on New Years eve 2009 after I bailed out of my '69 Camaro project. Original owner was a Vietnam Helicopter pilot/mechanic so the car was in good shape aside from the primer, worn suspension, and worn drivetrain. Even the cigarette lighter worked!

So I tore it down and rebuilt the suspension, relocated the shocks, rebuilt the engine and trans, swapped in the rear and redid the brakes, etc etc. Basically it was stock when I got it, so if it's a part and it's not stock I did it.

Hit the road with it in the spring of 2011 and it drives and handles great. Very flat around corners even with the 15" tires. However I am rethinking the 4.11 gears with no OD.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:28 PM   #2
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Gotta love a 4-speed Nova! Any plans for paint in the future?
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:50 AM   #3
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Gotta love a 4-speed Nova! Any plans for paint in the future?
Absolutely... just not sure WHEN exactly.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
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Debating a rim change

From 15" Greg Weld Racelites to 17" Soft 8s.



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Thoughts?
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:57 PM   #5
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The looser the waistband, the deeper the quicksand. Or so I have read.

Feather-light suspension, Konis just couldn't hold. I'm so glad I took a look inside your showroom doors.

Hey everybody, it's good to have you on the Baba-too-da-ba-too-ba-ba-buh-doo-ga-ga-bop-a-dop
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:04 PM   #6
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Fan of the idea of switching to 17s, not a fan of the wheels chosen.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:15 PM   #7
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Agreed!
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:26 PM   #8
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Black spokes in that sizing would probably look great. Not entirely feeling those though.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:39 PM   #9
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nope, any way someone can photoshop the centers of these wheels in black chrome? anyone know what wheels these are? some what similar to a TT2 but I like the subtle differences...
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:42 PM   #10
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Yeah, I'm over them already LOL. Oh well.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:32 PM   #11
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Thank God!

Looks good the way it is
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:38 PM   #12
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Thank God!

Looks good the way it is
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:05 PM   #13
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Soft 8s.....you turning the Nova in to a Jeep?

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Old 05-02-2012, 05:06 PM   #14
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Soft 8s.....you turning the Nova in to a Jeep?

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Dirt ass cheap 17's, off the shelf in the right size.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:27 PM   #15
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Dirt ass cheap 17's, off the shelf in the right size.
True, hence their popularity on Jeeps....they are pretty damn heavy though. I have a set of 15x8 soft 8s in my shed for my '92

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Old 05-08-2012, 11:26 AM   #16
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Clicked off 40 miles last weekend without a hitch and liked the timing change. Runs solid at ~170 degrees and handles WAY better than it should with fat 60 series tires. I think it needs some carb tuning still, but it's not too far off. I also switched the oil over to VR1 and drained out the break-in gear lube. It was odd to do "normal people" maintenance on it. LOL.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:42 AM   #17
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Awwww yea!
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:22 PM   #18
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i like it!
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:18 PM   #19
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Looks great WildBilly!!!
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:40 PM   #20
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i like it looks really good and clean underneath
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:26 AM   #21
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looks good hope all goes well with it
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looks great WBT. I love the pic from the rear. Novas are so sexy
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:22 PM   #23
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slots always look good....
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:12 PM   #24
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Nice looking ride!
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The looser the waistband, the deeper the quicksand. Or so I have read.

Feather-light suspension, Konis just couldn't hold. I'm so glad I took a look inside your showroom doors.

Hey everybody, it's good to have you on the Baba-too-da-ba-too-ba-ba-buh-doo-ga-ga-bop-a-dop
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