View Full Version : First time out in my 1971 Nova

06-04-2012, 02:46 AM
First full pass in my Nova I've been working on for a few years now. Its a 406 sbc car w/ Pro-filer 220cc heads, 700r4, 4.11s on 275 M/T E/T's. Lots of guys said my 60' was way off from what it should be. It felt pretty strong to me but its the fastest thing I've ever owned.

06-07-2012, 12:26 PM
Congrats on the pass; I agree that 60 foot needs to be a little lower (if you're dead hooking). There's a good tenth or so you can drop from that. This past weekend my Nova was between 1.55-1.59 on the 60 foots from a 275/60 M/T and 7.21 at 94.41 best.
Good seeing another X-body on here!


Jarred Hodges
06-07-2012, 09:26 PM
my best pass in the mustang is a 7.43 at 91 with a 1.63 60ft. I figure with a 1.5- 60ft you should be in the 7.20 range

06-12-2012, 11:17 AM
The 60' will drop with just more seat time, finding what launch method works best for the car, ie: stalling it up or launching off idle.


Doug G
06-12-2012, 05:32 PM
11.6-11.7 very cool for a first outting :cheers: Congrats