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Old 02-03-08, 08:56 PM
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1974 13b-re Nova

Just wanted to share my project with everyone. I decided to do something different and put a 13b-re in a 1974 chevy nova. The typical comment is that a musclecar is too heavy for a rotary, but we have gone to great lengths to lighten the car. Without going into details, the car will weigh in at just over 2700 lbs. Love it or hate it, you gotta admit....................never seen one of those before.

Engine
13b-re Engine
1/2 Bridgeport
GT40R Turbo
Haltech e8 ECU
Gilmer Drive
FMIC

Exhaust
Custom schedule-10 SS Exhaust Manifold
Tial 44 mm Wastegate
3.5" SS Downpipe
3.5" Aluminum Exhaust
Burns Lightweight SS Muffler

Wheels/Tires
2" Rear Mini-Tub
Budnik Gasser Wheels
Front - 18 x 7 (235/40/18 BFG KDW)
Rear - 18 x 11 (315/30/18 BFG Drag Radial)

Drivetrain
TII ACT Extreme Pressure Plate
6 Puck Disk
ACT Streetlite Flywheel
Turbo II Transmission
Aluminum Driveshaft
12 Bolt w/ 33 Spline Gun-Drilled Axles
4.88 Gears

Suspension/Chassis
Chris Alston Front Clip
Front Coilovers
Custom Traingulated 4-link
Rear Coilovers
Subframe Connectors


And the list goes on....
Attached Thumbnails 1974 13b-re Nova-side-view.jpg   1974 13b-re Nova-rear-view.jpg   1974 13b-re Nova-engine-1.jpg   1974 13b-re Nova-engine-2.jpg   1974 13b-re Nova-engine-3.jpg  


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Old 02-03-08, 08:58 PM
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All I can say is, wow.. that is bad ***!!
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Old 02-03-08, 09:13 PM
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wow nice work and cool project, what is it being built as, street car, show car, race car etc?

it certainly has the shock value as a show car.
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It'll do a little of everything. We'll take it to the track to see what it'll do, hit the local Sonic, and maybe a carshow or two. In all reality though.........we build 'em for the sake of building 'em. Right now the car is at the painter. It's going to be a pearl orange with nova style white SS stripes. There is also going to be a rotary symbol ghosted into the rear quarters.
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Old 02-03-08, 09:46 PM
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Much props!
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Old 02-03-08, 10:25 PM
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Looks nice so far, i cant wait to see this painted.
Def a nice change from the "normal" swap.
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Old 02-03-08, 10:25 PM
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Old 02-03-08, 10:37 PM
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Beautiful project man!!!!! My wife's parents live in San Angelo, maybe next time i visit i can come see your ride.
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Looks good. This thread caught my eye when i saw 13b-re and 74 nova. 2 things I am currently working on. Good Job.
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Can wait to see the video when it takes it's virgin run at the track.........
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Beautiful project man!!!!! My wife's parents live in San Angelo, maybe next time i visit i can come see your ride.
Sure thing. Drop me a PM when you're headed this way.
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Very neat project! I wish i could be there to see all the hemi owners faces when you put them in there place! Kinda reminds me of the fast and furious mustang!
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looks freaking sweet. good luck having that aluminum hold up to the wrath of a turbo rotary. can't wait to see it done.
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Yeah, we'll see how it works. That's why I made the downpipe out of 304. I wouldn't even think of aluminum exhaust on a daily driver, but this thing will probably see about 50 miles/month. It'll crack for sure, the question is how long will it take?!
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Old 02-04-08, 12:17 PM
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Nice work. You should post that in the other swaps section, just to get the V8 guys all riled up.
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Might have to do that tonight.
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Do you have any video of the car?
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Like 50 cent said "Hate it or love it the underdog is on top, and Ima gunna shine..."

that **** is sick...dude keep us posted bro...
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Do you have any video of the car?
+1.....i would love to see a nova with the sound of a rotary comming from it!!!!!!!
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Looks Good!!
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nice work but just as i hate when people put anything other than a rotary in an RX i dont like when the rotaries go into something else.

so good effort and clean work but im just not a fan/i think its wrong sorry.
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