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posted September 11, 2003 08:17 PM
I'm not a fan of 327s but I would go with the monte. My reasoning is that there are more metric cars around, so your future rides are likely to be metrics and you can transfer your knowledge when it is time to build a new one.

posted September 11, 2003 10:14 PM
Be sure to have and memorize the rule book for th specific track you want to run. I seem to remember some North Texas tracks won't let a Nova run in street stock. SLEEPY

posted September 12, 2003 12:41 AM
Sleepy is right. I plan on racing some of the North Texas tracks and I have not found any of them that allow nova's in the street stock class. Get the rule book first before you decide. The more popular ones have their rule books on the internet. Which track/s are going to race at?

posted September 12, 2003 08:48 AM
I'd also recommend the Monte. Metric cars are common as dirt, so repair parts will be easy to find. I'd advise having a complete front suspension and front sheet metal ready to go as spares. You WILL need it before the years over.

Tie rods, upper control arms, spindles, fenders and doors really take a pounding. The sheetmetal can usually be straightened, but the spindles and upper arms bend like spaghetti. They can't be straightened and need replaced occasionally.

posted September 12, 2003 03:33 PM
i would go with the monte but go find yourself some spindles and rotors off a 81 and newer car those 79 have the smaller bearings and not much good if you ask me. run the 327 for a year to get a feal for the car then gewt a 350 for the next year

Speed Racer X
posted September 12, 2003 10:09 PM
yes that would lower the roll center, and widen the track by about 3 inches. both positives...

if you look around many people are doing this they just arent talking about it, I have personally seen several of the fastest metric pro ams around my area using camaro spindles.

79 and up are larger outer brg.


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