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Chevy Nova Front Suspension Setup & Golen Engine Service Crate Engine - CHP Parts

Apr 1, 2009

Deuces Wild
Gen 1 Nova Front Clip With BBSST

Hotrods to Hell's new front suspension setup for '62-67 Novas features the company's exclusive Big Bar Soft Spring Technology (BBSST), a configuration meant to provide flat, precise cornering along with ultra-compliant bump absorption. This was achieved by separating the two distinctly different suspension events, jounce and roll. Rather than simply adding stiffer springs to make the car handle, Hotrods to Hell started with a clean sheet of paper, first optimizing the new system's roll center and camber gain. HTH then designed the clip's large-diameter, underslung swaybar assembly, which places the links out at the ball joint for maximum swaybar effectiveness, with the housing acting as a structural member for increased torsional rigidity. This setup permits the use of soft springs to deal with suspension jounce, while the big bar assembly deals with roll. Hotrods to Hell offers the clips in a variety of configurations: the Stage 3 big spring coilover setup shown here goes for $6,600 and includes Wilwood's new forged Prospindles and six-piston Superlite brakes, as well as Bilstein or QA1 shocks. The kits come fully assembled and powdercoated the color of your choice and include inner fender aprons, hinge mounts, snout bars, all hardware, and instructions.

Price: $4,900
Hotrods to Hell
Anderson, CA


Calibration Job
M-90 Engine Control Packages For Gen IV'S

Mast Motorsports has devised a complete line of precalibrated, feature-heavy control packages for Gen IV engines. Each M-90 system is available in Drive by Wire (DBW) and wide-band O2 configurations utilizing GM 87mm or 90mm throttle bodies. Mast's M-90 marine grade, fully sequential ECMs have all the typical control features, along with GM6L80E transmission compatibility, fuel pump control and circuit, A/C compressor controls, electric fan controls and circuit, and much more. Each M-90 engine control package comes precalibrated for maximum power on pump gas with zero engine knock, and full programmability is available via any laptop running Windows and Mast's easy-to-use software.

Price: $1,750 and up
Mast Motorsports
Nacogdoches, TX


Past Present
Golen Engine Service Gen 1 Crate Engine

Known for its proficiency with LT1 powerplants, Golen Engine Service has recently introduced a new line of 11 different Gen I small-block Chevy shortblocks, longblocks, and turn-key crate engines. The 10.5:1 compression, 450hp Turn Key 383 pictured here is based on a GM one-piece main roller cam block and features forged internals with 6-inch rods, a Comp hydraulic roller cam and valvetrain, AFR 195cc CNC Ported Eliminator Series heads, an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Holley 750 carb, an MSD distributor, and more. Golen says it's all good for 450 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque--and this on 91 octane to boot!

Price: $7,500
Golen Engine Service
Hudson, NH


Too Cool
Pac-2700 Electric Cooling Fan Controller

Dakota Digital's new PAC-2700 Electric Fan Controller is designed to be a flexible, simple add-on in any application using an electric fan. The new unit features fully programmable "fan on" and "fan off" temperatures to suit any application or personal preferences and has the capability to leave the electric fan operating after the engine has been shut down for a user-adjustable time. Simple to install, the PAC-2700 offers a full digital LED readout for displaying temperature readings. The controller works with your existing water temp gauge, operating from the temperature sending unit already installed. A dedicated sending unit can be installed for applications without a water temp gauge.

Price: $115
Dakota Digital
Sioux Falls, SD


Mix It Up
Summit Racing Street & Strip Carburetors

Summit has just introduced a line of four-barrel square-bore carbs, which come ready to run right out of the box with minimal tuning, provide great throttle response and performance, and give you top-dollar carb features--many more than we can list here, believe us--all at an affordable price. Summit's carbs are crafted from aluminum for warp resistance, weight savings, and excellent calibration retention. The advanced one-piece design eliminates gaskets below the fuel line for leak-free operation, and includes exclusive color-coded vacuum ports for easy installation. The carburetors are available in three versions: vacuum secondary/electric choke 600 cfm, vacuum secondary/electric choke 750 cfm, and mechanical secondary/manual choke 750 CFM.

Price: $250 & up
Summit Racing Equipment
Tallmadge, OH



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