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Starting A New Project: A 1974 Nova By Michael Biltjinitis

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This Readers Ride submission is right at the start of the story, the point where you have to discover everything that needs fixing on the car.
This usually means there are more discoveries and surprises than a hit show drama.
Michael Biltjinitis shows us his 1974 Nova right at the start of its restoration.

‘Its a 350 stock disc brakes a/c it’s a 74 custom.’
‘I took the carpet out as the entire inside smelled of mouse urine.
Nova has no rust on the inside, just normal wear on the rear quarter panels and they aren’t even that bad. I’ve seen worse on other Novas, usually round where there was a hole for a cb radio. Patched that up nice.’
‘The quadrajet was giving me fits, so I rebuilt it three or four times. I put a Holley carb. on it, which made it much better, but not perfect, so it just needs a good tune.’
Just test drove it and the left wheel locked up, so the next thing to do before getting it to go fast is to fix the brakes and alignment to make it safe.’

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By Michael Biltjinitis

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8 Comments

  1. Andy Moore

    Andy Moore

    April 27, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Speaking of projects anybody know any reputable online sites to find parts for my I think 69 or 72 javelin sst I’m just needing carpet door panels and rims. Looked alot can’t find any and any other things to like starters ignitions trunk locks. Oh and seats. And I don’t know what year but it’s a 401 with 4 barrel carb, I just need to find a online site that’ll ship parts. And judging by the front anybody know what year guy said it was a 72 but the front doesn’t look the same.

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    • Andy Moore

      Andy Moore

      April 27, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      Oh and I think they’re called distributer cables idk but I need some for the 401 they hook onto the spark plugs.

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    • Andy Moore

      Andy Moore

      April 27, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      Sorry I’m not savvy in alot of engines but they’re the yellow wires rats chewed into em….

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    • Fast Muscle Car

      Fast Muscle Car

      April 27, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      You can try our part page http://fastmusclecar.com/muscle-car-parts/ Local junk yards or the kind people on here.

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    • Andy Moore

      Andy Moore

      April 27, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Fast Muscle Car Thank ya’ll. ^_^ It’s just hard were I live not a lot of old amc’s in the junk yard unless they’re in tiny bits. ^_^

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    • Fast Muscle Car

      Fast Muscle Car

      April 27, 2016 at 12:40 pm

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    • Andy Moore

      Andy Moore

      April 27, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      Fast Muscle Car I will also post pics when I have her completely repainted thinking of a plum purple or a nice metallic flaked blue

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  2. Jamie Burton

    Jamie Burton

    April 27, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Andrew Penney

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