Chevy Nova 1968 - 1974 : How to Build and Modify

1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974

by Wayne Scraba


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Chevy Nova 1968-1974: How to Build and Modify, veteran author and Chevy expert Wayne Scraba shows you all you need to know to build a killer street or strip Nova. Included is detailed information on driveline upgrades, rear-suspension options for the ultimate hook, front-end suspension and chassis components for good handling and weight transfer, excellent brake upgrades, engine swap options, cooling system upgrades, and more.

Starting from Scratch
Reference Material
Stripped Ease

Getting Framed
Bare Bones
Mounting Points
Installing the Rest
Frame Connectors

Rear Axle
Ford 9-Inch
Dana 60
Gear Sets

Rear Suspension
Bolt-On Bars
Tuning CalTracs
Four-Links and Ladder Bars
Chassis Instant Center
Pinion Angle
Laterally Linked
Controlling the Roll
Torque Rotation
Rod Ends

Springs and Shock Absorbers
Shock Absorbers
Shackles and Bushings

How to Build Drum Brakes
Master Cylinder and Proportioning Valves
Roll Control
Brake Flex Hoses
Brake Hard Lines

Engine Swaps
Frame Mounts
Motor Mounts
Transmission Crossmembers
Transmission Mount
Flywheels, Flexplates and Starters
Clutch Linkage
Alternators, Water Pumps and Pulleys
LS Drives
Throttle Linkage
Ignition Controls

Wheels and Tyres
Critical Parts of a Wheel
Stuffing Fenders
Wheel Studs
Drag Radials

Fuel System
Gas Tanks and Fuel Cells
High-Flow Pickups for Stock Nova Tanks
Mechanical Fuel Pumps
Electric Fuel Pumps
Fuel Pressure Regulators
Fuel Filters

Radiators and Electric Fans
Cooling Fans and Shrouds

Focusing on quarter-mile performance, Scraba expertly covers all of your options for a strong-running street Nova, a street-strip combo package, or all-out drag racing options. If you want to build your Nova into a quarter-mile warrior, this book is an essential tool for success.

product details

  • Publisher: Cartech, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1613253303 (1-613-25330-3)
  • ISBN-13: 9781613253304 (978-1-613-25330-4)
  • Format: Paperback: 144 pages
  • Date Published: 2017


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