TECH CHECK

Chevy High Performance - - A Work In Progress -

Owner: Dave Stagliano Jr, East Nor­ri­ton, Penn­syl­va­nia Ve­hi­cle: 1970 Nova

En­gine

• Type: LS7 crate en­gine

• Dis­place­ment: 454 ci

• Com­pres­sion Ra­tio: 10.0:1

• Bore: 4.251 inches

• Stroke: 4.000 inches

• Cylin­der Heads: GM LS7 open-cham­ber cast-iron heads

• Ro­tat­ing As­sem­bly: 5140 forged steel crank­shaft w/ cross-drilled mains, 4340 forged steel con­nect­ing rods, forged high­dome pis­tons, rings, Cle­vite bear­ings

• Camshaft: Crane me­chan­i­cal flat tap­pet camshaft (0.575/0.615-inch lift; 262/272deg. du­ra­tion at 0.050; 110-deg. LSA)

• In­duc­tion: Weiand 7523 Team G sin­gle-plane oval-port in­take, Quick Fuel Race Q-Se­ries 850-cfm car­bu­re­tor, K&N X-Stream Air­flow air cleaner

• Ig­ni­tion: MSD 6AL ig­ni­tion con­troller, MSD Pro-Bil­let 85551 dis­trib­u­tor, Tay­lor SpiroPro 8mm spark plug wires

• Ex­haust: Hooker head­ers, 3.5-inch stain­less pipes, Flow­mas­ter Out­law muf­flers

• An­cil­lar­ies: Be Cool alu­minum ra­di­a­tor, dual elec­tric fans

Driv­e­train

• Trans­mis­sion: Turbo Hy­dra­matic 400, 10inch 3,500-stall con­verter

• Rear Axle: Nar­rowed Dana 60, 4.56:1 gears

Chas­sis

• Front Sus­pen­sion: QA1 GM Street up­per and lower con­trol arms, QA1 coilover shocks

• Rear Sus­pen­sion: QA1 coilover shocks, lad­der bars

• Brakes: Wil­wood 11-inch ro­tors, twopis­ton calipers, front; drums, rear; Wil­wood mas­ter cylin­der

Wheels & Tires

• Wheels: Weld Draglite 15x4 front, 15x14 rear

• Tires: Mickey Thomp­son Sports­man Pro 26x7.5 front, 31x18.5 rear

In­te­rior

• Seats: Scat Pro­car Sports­man Pro front, G-Force rac­ing seat belts, OEM rear

• Steer­ing: Grant 14-inch wheel

• Shifter: Chee­tah SCS Turbo Ac­tion

• Dash: Stock

• In­stru­men­ta­tion: OEM, Au­toMeter

Ex­te­rior

• Body­work: Un­known

• Paint By: Un­known

• Paint: PPG Sun­burst Or­ange II Metal­lic

• Hood: Clas­sic In­dus­tries 2-inch cowlin­duc­tion

• Grille: Fac­tory SS

• Bumpers: OEM

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