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Old 11-05-2018, 12:11 PM   #751
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Several years ago ATI had a formula for the auto combo. Can't seem to find it anywhere.
I remember seeing it.......it was based on engine stroke alone ....I think lol
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:50 PM   #752
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there are various charts that have been around for quite a few years--- basically they all use rear gear ratio multiplied by first gear ratio---a guy named Dick Miller had a book out way back called""" hook & launch"""" or something like that where he used stroke and weight to calculate his numbers---others (Walcott) ATI etc. have charts that use tire diameters and other variables like HP to do their calculations---I believe that most of these are for AUTO trans cars not MANUAL trans cars---but even then those numbers might get you somewhat close as opposed to way out in left field trying to get a reasonably close ratio---bottom line is a 3000 lb car with a 5:00 gear and a 3:00 first gear making 400 HP and a 28-30 inch tire needs XXX ratio to be close ---you just have to figure that number out --- probably going to be somewhere about 10.00 -12.5 SLR probably----FED 387
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Old 11-18-2018, 09:51 AM   #753
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Default Re: H-I-J '76 Nova re-fit.

Sorta been laying a bit low getting some little stuff done, still messing with brakes and stuff. Weather permitting we'll be at the track next weekend. Tires came in, I'll throw the rears on to test.
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:57 PM   #754
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Sorta been laying a bit low getting some little stuff done, still messing with brakes and stuff. Weather permitting we'll be at the track next weekend. Tires came in, I'll throw the rears on to test.
Great news.

Hope you take lots of pics.
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Old 11-18-2018, 03:09 PM   #755
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Sorta been laying a bit low getting some little stuff done, still messing with brakes and stuff. Weather permitting we'll be at the track next weekend. Tires came in, I'll throw the rears on to test.

What size slicks did you settle on?
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Old 11-18-2018, 05:33 PM   #756
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What size slicks did you settle on?
29.5/9 stiff
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Old 11-23-2018, 10:36 PM   #757
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Been workin' workin' workin'. seats been out, steering column out, pedal assembly out and all back in. New rear tires are on for now and had it aligned, wheelie bar is on. We'll go to the track Sunday and make some runs.


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Old 11-24-2018, 09:02 AM   #758
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That is such a tidy clean build. I’ve been following this along with the masses and looking forward to seeing the positive rewards you and your daughter are about to receive. Have fun good luck and be safe. Something I may have missed in your build thread is did you put any of that clear paint protective film on behind the rear tires?
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Old 11-24-2018, 02:00 PM   #759
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Hope the car gets "best engineered" at one of the big events. Todd that car needs to be shown in ISCA events...LOL
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Old 11-24-2018, 04:51 PM   #760
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Todd, hopefully tomorrow you'll have a great first outing with the Nova. Have been following this build since the beginning, a stunning car, first class job, wish my car was half this nice! I work with Bill Belden, the former owner of the car, at a Honda dealership in York Pa. and I got to witness many passes he made as a Division One NHRA announcer at different race tracks over the years.The car was typically a top third qualifier with ETs in the 11.30 to 11.40 range. Bill won two National Opens and usually went rounds at most events, car was most always an I/S car. He was always kind of proud putting the car in Super Pro at a bracket race at South Mountain Raceway and winning the event against delay box dragsters and the like. Anyway, have fun, we are all following how the whole journey turns out.

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