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  • 74NovaMan
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    Autocross in Madison

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Madison venue:

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  • 74NovaMan
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    I did not get many pictures of the car show at the VFW as we were working routing people to the parking area but here is what I have.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    We left the house shortly after noon and headed to the VFW in Madison for the Bangshifter's fish fry. First gas stop (10 miles from home - got lunch and filled the cooler):

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Drove it to work on Thursday the 4th and it still made me itchy! We decided to take it on the Power Tour anyway. So Friday morning Teresa packed and I changed the oil, topped off the rear end with posi lube and 80/90 (it was low and chattering when turning, repacked the right front wheel bearing (wobbling a little) and washed the car.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Finished up at 3:00 AM:

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  • 74NovaMan
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    At about 7:00 that same night, we started the interior install.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Overdue Update:

    On June 3, I finally decided to get going on putting the interior back together. Before work, Teresa and I glued the headliner material on. The results were not as nice as I would have liked but with the glue used (get 2 cans) you really only have one shot to lay the material down. Not sure how to do this without wrinkles in the corners. Also - material was about 1 inch too short to cover completely. Fortunately, the void is behind the drivers seat where I cannot see it while driving. If it bothers me too much I may try redoing it or one of the pre-finished ABS plastic backed style. For now it's better than nothing at all.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Hi Michael! Welcome and thanks for posting. Glad you enjoyed the story. Nice looking Nova!
    Last edited by 74NovaMan; May 23, 2015, 08:13 AM.

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  • pintoboy77
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    Welcome and nice ride!!

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  • hvymtlnova
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    Great read spent the last hour reading this thread . A newbie here but have been reading BS since Frieburger started the site. Have been with my Nova since I was 6 yrs. old. When my parents bought their first Chevy Dad sold it to me when I was 13 for 150.00 and it has been down hill since. Read with interest on your cooling issues, for my two cents back in 89 when I had my 400 in the car I learned about cooling , a 3-4 core rad and 7 blade clutch fan from a 6.2 diesel worked great for years. Would run 190 for ever with a 180 deg. super stat. After a decade or so the temps kept creeping up .Having an aluminum rad bought from a friend who needed money , it was for a G-body but fit in quite well and now the car runs 170 on 90 deg days in traffic . I had the flex fan and electric fans the flex sucked the other worked well to help but now with just the diesel clutch and big fan blades it pulls the air like crazy.Sorry to ramble but like I said just my two cents . might help someone else .But I really liked this thread and will follow this .

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Carpet shipped today. UPS says I'll have it Tuesday!

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Having it this far apart, we decided it is time for carpet (original was rubber mat flooring) and I ordered a new set from ACC (through Stock Interiors) yesterday. It should arrive middle of next week. If it does not get here in time, we will either have to re-install the rubber or take the Mustang.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    As the Nova is now Plan A for the Power Tour we need to do some work.

    Last year, I borrowed the carb for the Mustang Project for a couple of months. During that time mice got into the Nova and although they did not do any real damage I appear to be allergic to something they left behind. Any time I am in the car for more than 10 minutes I am itchy for days. Obviously, This is an issue for several reasons. Last weekend we took almost the entire interior out of the Nova and will be scrubbing the interior sheet metal (including the trunk)and all the pieces before they go back in. Progress pics:

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    One of the bright sides of having to do this is I will finally get the headliner installed that we bought for the 2013 Tour!

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  • moparjim71
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    Originally posted by 74NovaMan View Post
    I've been driving the Nova a bit over the last couple of weeks. Due to some family issues, the Nova has edged a bit closer to being our primary 2014 Power Tour ride. This weekend I took it grocery shopping and tightened up the passenger mirror in the store parking lot. "Grocery Getter" comes to mind.
    Funny, we got groceries the other day in our '68 Coronet R/T. That will hold a lot of groceries.

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