i was cleaning out tha old 70 cause we were gettin ready to sell it. and i sat a can of spray paint in a bag. tossed something i guess sharp in tha bag and tha can blew up and there was paint goin all over. i took tha can threw it in tha woods and it looked like some kinda friggin blue gass. lol
Last Edit: Mar 17, 2004 0:31:58 GMT -5 by 86کТΛηG†
I put the 307 back together yesterday and fired it up today and DAMN thats loud with open headers, it wasnt nearly as loud as that when I started it last fall with open manifolds(music to my ringing ears tho:) ). I've heard a ford 302 with open headers and it wasnt nearly that loud. The 307 ran great btw, even with some vacum leaks.
Last Edit: Mar 22, 2004 0:49:07 GMT -5 by 73Nova73
Post by SinisterCRX on Mar 22, 2004 1:20:30 GMT -5
No, that's not normal. Where did you get your headers? They must've been repainted without heat resistant paint. If you paint them with say, a spray paint can from wal-mart intended for use on your house exterior, it would burn up quickly.
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Have been working on the Nova since 6:30 AM and went to the parts store to pick up a fuel line and a guy saw me looking at the Edelbrock carbs and asked if I needed a carb and I said yes so he gave me a great deal on a Holley 750cfm (jetted way down) so I bought it. HOLY SHIT WHAT A DIFFRENCE!!!!! I bolted it on (he even threw in a free adapter plate for my q-jet intake) and got the cooling system back together, hit the remote starter and it started up on the first crank! The paint stopped burning off my headers too, I guess it was getting way too much gas with the old POS q-jet and causing it to run really hot. The Holley only has 4,000 miles on it too. I am now a Holley man for life, no stupid Edelbrocks for me! The 307 started up and idled like it champ, Chevys a normally cold blooded engines and don't run good until they warm up but not this one.
Last Edit: Mar 27, 2004 18:16:34 GMT -5 by 73Nova73
Yea its normal for the paint to burn off the headers. (if you dont paint them with the heat paint) When you buy new headers...the paint burns off in no time. Smokes..and smells funny too lol. Mine needs repainting, the paint on mine is just about completely gone. Doesnt look good. Oh well when I pull the engine for the truck...ill buy some chrome engine paint and paint them. ;D
Engine in your nova is looking good by the way.
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