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  • Projekt We Don't Roll, 1973 Nova Hatchback Custom

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ID:	1647 This project started off some years ago bench racing at work. While talking to a friend, he was asking my what my next project was going to be, already having built a 1993 Turbo'd V8 S10, 1995 850 T-5R, 740 Turbo and 940 Turbo, I said that i'd always wanted a Chevy Nova from the early 70's. As the discussion progressed i threw it out that it would really twist some heads if i put the B230FT from my 740 into it. He really got a charge out of it, being an old school Volvo guy, his dream of wanting a 164. The conversation came to an end and a few days later he sent me a link to craigslist with this car for sale. I jumped on it, emailing the guy before i left work that night and went and bought the car that weekend. 4-5 months later it was put together and running. The LH2.4 was taken from my wagon and i spent some 25+ hours tracing wires and eliminating unused circuits. A more detailed write up can be found here. https://engineswapdepot.com/?p=10448

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    More engine bay shots, first is an uncut LH2.4 setup from my 1990 740 Turbo wagon. Where it all began

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    Original engine setup from the 740 wagon, intake is powder coated and i cleaned up the ports and smoothed out the plenum for slightly better flow.

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    Nathininwa intake manifold. Unobtanium nowadays since he left the T-bricks scene years ago.

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    New layout for the LH2.4 wiring, still having some strange gremlins with it. At this point i'm leaning towards a Microsquirt pnp setup just for the added control.

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    • #3
      Upgraded brakes

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      • #4
        I remember this build! I'm so glad to see that it's still going strong. I love the turbo shield by the way. haha

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        • #5
          yep, still on the road, i have about 8000 miles since i pieced it together. Runs good, much better with 4:10 gears in it now.

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          • #6
            Sitting out in my garden looking back, this seemed like a nice back drop. Going to be installing smaller injectors this weekend, down to 33lbs from 36lb'ers. May have to look into a different FPR.

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            • #7
              Swapped over the injectors today. Had to do a little machine work to make them fit the way i need them to. A quick spin on the lathe and done. The reason i swapped them out is at wfo, in order to dial the a/f ratio in i had to drop the static pressure at idle to around 20psi. Not good for fuel injection. I upped it to 46lbs and will drive it like this before i get hard on it. I generally don't go wfo in this car so where it be it will stay till Microsquirt.

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              • #8
                time to put the 300zx away for the winter and take this babe back out...

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                • #9
                  Slow year last year with all the garbage going on. Didn't drive the Nolvo too much. Did however replace the Poly engine mounts with Rubber ones. Still shakes a lot more than i'd like it to. Tempted to redesign it with the 740 style engine mount and isolators.

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