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Author Topic:   nova lowers
posted October 04, 2003 07:04 PM
They lengthen wheelbase and widen frontend on the small metric chassis only. If you want to widen the 73-77 frame you need to get Ford crown vic lower arms from like 81-91.

posted October 04, 2003 08:50 PM
The crown vic lowers are what Flexi-Flyer sells as part as their widening package for camaro,73-77 chevelle,81 big metric caprice frames. They used to use them with pinto spindles on the 73-77 frame so there is no reason you couldnt do the same with your camaro.

posted October 05, 2003 03:44 PM
Would the nova lowers fit on a 64 to 72 chevelle frame as used on the harris chassis.

charlie needham

posted October 05, 2003 05:31 PM
Unless it is a custom made piece there is no factory lower control arm that is longer than the stock 64-72 chevelle that will fit.

posted October 06, 2003 11:38 AM
So the flexiflyer kit for the small metrics is the Nova lowers??? Where would you expect to so see the biggest benifit from the increased width over the stock metrics?

posted October 06, 2003 02:43 PM
CUSTOM, could you pm me, I got a few questions about a-frames. Thanks

posted October 07, 2003 01:12 AM
ss#4 yes to the first question and biggest benefit is it is more stable in the corners with the nova lowers but the novas lowers throw a lot of things off when you put them on that you have to redo to make everything work together. Its not exactly a bolt on and go deal there is some work involved.

posted October 07, 2003 11:53 PM
putting ford on camaro clips or like chevelles is also a ton of work.

1. they widen between 3/4 to 1.5 depending on what you do for a ball joint. you can use stock ford but need to cut the whole end of the a arm off past the ball joint to clear the rotor on the left front. and most on the rf also.

a better option is to weld in a adapter for your ball joint moving it out getting you even wider and clearing the rotor

2. they will shorten your wheel base unless you move the rear lower a arm mount forward. they will shorten the wheelbase 5/8 of an inch.

3. you need to also move your wt jack if you allready have that done, it needs to move out towards the wheel at least an inch closer to 2 inches. main reason is the fords put the spring in with the open end on the opposite side than a gm. its on the inside, thus the springs kinda look like they want to lean outward, but really after you move your wt jack they are just straight up and down perfectly. if you dont cut out the sides of your frame for easy spring changes i dont think you could even use fords. I built a new car with fords from the beginning in 01 and half the spring was outside the frame when perfectly lined up. people allways questioned me about it.. i told them I just cut too much of the side off.

4. fords are arched way differently, and will hit the mounts for the front and rear of the a arm where they go out towards the wheels under the frame. these need to be removed entirely or youll bottom out, both sides..

they can give you a total of 3 inches in width i raced pavement and it was well worth it.

I didnt think it was as important on dirt, wouldnt you want more side bite, thus more width might not be worth it?????????