file 1964 Chevy Nova 400 2 door sedan

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13 Dec 2016 11:09 #3052 by oestek
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gorjo wrote: A little history and trivia.

These small decals on the vent window tells a little about the Novas history.
The red decal to the left adverties that this vehicle is protected by an aftermarket
Waso steering lock. Those locks where quite common during the sixties, and often installed by the dealers on imported cars.
The sticker on the right tells that this car has passed the annual safety inspection in 1974 and will be due for inspection in 1975 again.
The windowstickers where replaced by a sticker on the licenseplate in 1975.
The new sticker was issued after the vehicle passed inspection and the
roadtax was payed. This sticker was in use until 2010 when it was dropped.

The stock mountingscrews for the driverside doormirror was installed (Without the mirror) and painted over since the rigid stock US mirrors was illegal as they where deemed unsafe for pedestrians.
And the normal mountingpoint for outside mirrors in europe where on the fender.
The stock rigid mirrors are still technically illegal, but noone really cares about that on classicvehicles.


/Goran


I agree, those old stickers are cool and help tell the story of the car. I try to preserve them whenever possible. Thanks for sharing them!

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25 Feb 2017 06:13 #3550 by gorjo
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I have finally been able to road test the Nova! :-)

The suspension and steering feels great, there are no tendency to pull in any direction and the course stability is great, probably due to the fact that I added about 2 degrees of caster over the stock Volvo setting.
And the springrate of the coilovers seems to be right on the money, the ride is firm but not harsh. I still have to solve the problem with bumpstops,
Steering angle will probably have to be reduced somehow, the tires scrubs somewhat at full lock.
But we still have the volvo wheels in front, the hubs will have to be redrilled for 4 3/4 bolt circle so we can install the correct chevy wheels.

The brakes do still require a bit to much pedal pressure, its not to bad, but I will try
to increase the pedalratio. But they do stop the car safely in a straight line.

The torquey little V6 has no problem to spin the rear tires from a standstill on dry
albeit cold roadsurface! And the performance seems to be adequate, it is quite noisy right now though. No carpets and no wheatherstripping in the passenger door plus the front tires are a pair off studded wintertires.

So it seems that it can be out on the road this summer!

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26 Feb 2017 09:17 #3552 by gorjo
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Note the custom made gauge in the middle, I wanted to retain the stock look but
add voltage and temp gauges, without spending for the the SS gauges.
And the idiot lights are still functional for added safety.
This gauge is made up of custom electronics operating two RC-servos and mounted where
the optional clock would go.



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27 Feb 2017 08:46 #3556 by oestek
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gorjo wrote: Note the custom made gauge in the middle, I wanted to retain the stock look but
add voltage and temp gauges, without spending for the the SS gauges.
And the idiot lights are still functional for added safety.
This gauge is made up of custom electronics operating two RC-servos and mounted where
the optional clock would go.



/Goran


Goran,

Great progress! Congratulations on being able to take the first drive! It sounds like you made a smart decision adding caster to the alignment. The dashboard looks great, I like how you integrated the dual gauge to the center without it looking out-of-place. Nice work, thanks for sharing! Post a video of it running if you get a chance!

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06 Mar 2017 05:21 #3589 by gorjo
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Making a restoration video could be quite fun, I will try to make something up.

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05 Apr 2017 02:14 #3660 by gorjo
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My first 3D printed part from the new 3D printer. It is printed in ABS plastic and contains one magnet and one dummy washer to give one pulse per rev of the driveshaft.

Since the trans is converted to drive a mechanical speedo, a speed signal for the ECU
was needed. The stock VSS sent a signal to the Astro gaugecluster where it was converted in to 2000 pulse per mile.

This collar contains one magnet that gives the ECU approx 2700 ppm which is close enough to get the converter lockup to work ok, and to enable highway mode for the ECU.
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