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Old 06-12-2009, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default 73 Nova Air ride 5.3l turbo swap thread.... Now running





well this is what i got. i am in the beginning stages of my 5.7/ls1 swap. the trans i will be using will be a 4l80e. the car has a built th350 in it now that was bolted to the 350 AFR heads and a b@m blower that i hurt last year at the track the car made two passes one one street tires the car went 12.80 with a 2.90 60ft spinning the tires hard in first and second on 26"/8" slicks the car 1.70 60ft and at the 1000ft the car went poof and smoke and oil every were the car went 12.40 coasting threw the traps and that was the end of the 350 blower motor... the th350 will go for the 4l80e.

i have not decided yet if i am using a single turbo or twin turbo setup. i go back and forth about what is going to happen i guess it depends what i can get my hands on first.

so lets see. the past few weeks i have been working on the motor cleaning it up and taking all the stuff to do some cleaning




tonite i got a few hours to start to rip the car apppart the blower and the heads have been sold so its just bare motor now will make it easy to extract!





so this is now it begins i dont have alot done yet. and im on a build as i can afford budget so i may move a little slow. this is also my first ever turbo car so that will be a curve.. but i will have lots of pictures and questions for sure!

sorry i just pre viewed the tread and the pictures suck thank apple and the iphone!

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Love it! I had a 73 for many years and went thru a few different builds. Ended up selling it to a racer. Been thinking about getting a hatchback next.

I'll be watching this.
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Love it! I had a 73 for many years and went thru a few different builds. Ended up selling it to a racer. Been thinking about getting a hatchback next.

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Hatchbacks are where it's at. I love mine!
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:24 PM   #4
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well a little more work done today i got the sub frame removed and got the old heap off the sub frame..




i guess there is metal under all that grease this is its first time out of the car in 36 years so its got lots of pain undercoat and crap rocks dirt every thing you can think of


as you can see my garage is not finished.


a little teaser

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Noice. How much did the body bolts fight ya?
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Noice. How much did the body bolts fight ya?
Well the the rear two were out once like two years ago for the supframe bars. The from ones were virgans seen wd-40 and the ingersol thunder gun and they were out! It amazing too this is a PA car land of salt! The worst part was getting the subframe to slide out of the tie bars that took me a wile since the car is ladder bared in the back the tie ins are welded in.
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I wish the exhaust manifolds fit facing forward like that........
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I wish the exhaust manifolds fit facing forward like that........
i hope they do? i haven't had the motor on the sub frame yet so i don't no. they look to clear the accessory i am using vette ls1 stuff.
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What frame mounts are those?

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What frame mounts are those?

thanks

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oh boy good question there a few years old i need to think a sec. i believe there moroso mounts for a nova sbc. i plan to reuse them

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#62630 Solid Motor Mount Pad Kit. Zinc and yellow chromate plating. 1974-81 Camaro/Firebird; 1973-88 Chevelle, Malibu, El Camino, Monte Carlo; 1973-79 Nova; 1976-90 Impala, Caprice; Small Block, use with Moroso Steel Motor Mounts No. 62515
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Just FYI, those are solid mounts. 73+ Novas used rubber frame mounts and steel shells for the motor side, smiler to the newer trucks.
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Just FYI, those are solid mounts. 73+ Novas used rubber frame mounts and steel shells for the motor side, smiler to the newer trucks.

yup i had to change both sides because the shells were to big to fit the mounts. i plan to use these in my ls setup.
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i hope they do? i haven't had the motor on the sub frame yet so i don't no. they look to clear the accessory i am using vette ls1 stuff.
I tested the C6 vette, ls truck, ls car, '10 Camaro, CTS-V, C5 vette, and GTO manifolds on this Turbo 73 Nova Im doing and no luck on any of them facing down. I think only one set even came close to fitting the right direction fitting down and out the back.
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love it... it would have been fun to test those drums at the top end doing 11s. man, with all the turbo builds, i'm thinking i should drop the CR on my build to accomodate a couple. and to think, i can get garretts for cost...
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I tested the C6 vette, ls truck, ls car, '10 Camaro, CTS-V, C5 vette, and GTO manifolds on this Turbo 73 Nova Im doing and no luck on any of them facing down. I think only one set even came close to fitting the right direction fitting down and out the back.
well that's nice to know i didn't want to take on a set of custom headers yet but i guess it will be in order. all tho i would like to retain the a/c and putting the manifolds on the right way may be the option to look into then make a sharp turn to get the exhaust forward may be an option
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love it... it would have been fun to test those drums at the top end doing 11s. man, with all the turbo builds, i'm thinking i should drop the CR on my build to accomodate a couple. and to think, i can get garretts for cost...


i don't no how to do two quotes in one reply so ill do it this way.

hehe the drums don't scare me i ran close to 11.00's last year with them and it was fine i would think low 10.00's may be a little tricky. they are power drum so that helps a lot. i don't drive the car on the street like an idiot so i don't mind them. 4wheel discs are in the future
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well that's nice to know i didn't want to take on a set of custom headers yet but i guess it will be in order. all tho i would like to retain the a/c and putting the manifolds on the right way may be the option to look into then make a sharp turn to get the exhaust forward may be an option
Here are a few pics of the one Im doing, using the C6 vette manifolds flipped upside down...



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I'm using the same frame mounts in my '73 Camaro. It was a former drag race car when I bought it and those were the mounts it came with. On the motor side I'm using Edelbrock adapter plates with Prothane motor mounts. I did have to trim the upper rounded part of the frame mounts off so the prothanes would sit lower and the bolt holes would line up...


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meanyellowZ how does that thing get water? it looks like the hot side runs right against it....
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