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Author Topic:   What's the wheel base for a 75-79 Buick Skylark & Chevy Nova??
ladyracer
Member
posted April 10, 2002 09:49 PM
Does anyone know the correct wheel base for a 75-79 Buick Skylark and a 75-79 Chevy Nova?
I need prove on what the wheel base is. The info, that I'm getting is, 112 wheel base, correct or not?? I feel it's not. Please let me know ASAP.


alien
Member
posted April 11, 2002 06:08 AM
According to the manual all novas have a wheel base of 111" the only differences are minute between heighth and width. Eddie


Pickel
Member
posted April 11, 2002 08:22 PM
I thought the novas wheel base was 108..


ladyracer
Member
posted April 11, 2002 10:39 PM
Thanks guy's for replying back. But I need prove of what the wheel base really is. Where and how can I get solid prove of this??
Thanks again.


redneck bubbas racing
Member
posted April 11, 2002 11:27 PM
www.novaresource.com


racer17j
Member
posted April 12, 2002 02:53 AM
110 nova 112 skylark if you want more proof than that a tape messure is a good solid sorce


ladyracer
Member
posted April 12, 2002 09:12 AM
Yeh, I have tryed that tape measure, but when you have a teck guy at a track, that don't know what they are doing, you need it on paper. LOL. Thanks for the info. gentlemen.


racer17j
Member
posted April 12, 2002 12:33 PM
what are your wheelbase rules?


powerglides
Member
posted April 12, 2002 01:04 PM
Wheel base rule is 112. We have been to every local body shop, junk yard, even wreacker service, and no one has or will give us the info. Thanks for trying guy's.


redneck racing
Member
posted April 13, 2002 12:03 AM
The info i got came out of the Haynes repair manual, run a tape or even call a body shop they should know. Eddie


millerlt3
Member
posted April 13, 2002 04:01 PM
My vote is the same as pickel, I ran a 76 nova hatchback and it had 108 inch wheel base.


EVANSRACING24E
Member
posted April 13, 2002 09:32 PM
get ahold of a local chevy dealer that should be able to tell you or go to yur local library.


Eljojo
Member
posted April 14, 2002 08:50 PM
This is the deal: We had the same rule-112" wheelbase. According to the Hayes manual (@ Autozone) ALL Novas -2dr, 4dr, hatchback--and their Buick and Pontiac counterparts were the same. 111" We punched a new center hole on the main leaf and moved the rear end back 1". Passed tech at our track and we went racing-none of the big Monte's had a snowballs chance! Be my advice to drag one outta the junkyard-punch the spring----take it to the tech guy and get his OK. Then get to building one bad fast ride! Good Luck!


redneck racing
Member
posted April 14, 2002 10:21 PM
Thanks eljojo not only is it in the haynes manual but it is also in the Steve Smith street stock chasis and technology book page 29 under x body. Eddie


racer17j
Member
posted April 15, 2002 02:40 AM
on the novas you could also more the stub up an inch couldn't you guys i know my buddies dad used to bolt his up a little cocked came out to be about 3/4 longer on one side then the other


redneck racing
Member
posted April 15, 2002 03:28 PM
Racer17j ive never done that dont know why you would want to but i reckon anythings possible. Eddie


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