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Old Feb 28th, 06, 02:59 PM
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Question 1971 Nova Ss

I Need Some Help !
I Have A 1971 Nova With Ss Badges All Over It,but How Do I Know
If It Is A True Ss?

I Have De-coded The Cowl Tag And All I Can Tell Is That It Is
Black On Black With A Black Vinyl Top And It Is A V-8
If You Have Any Information Please E-mail Me Back Thanks!!
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Old Feb 28th, 06, 03:57 PM
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Default Re: 1971 Nova Ss

1968 thru 1971 = optional package: there is no way to verify an SS these years without some original paperwork. In-dash tachs, floor consoles/shifters, console gauges, bucket seats and even 12-bolt rears are NOT indications of a real SS. There were real Super Sport Novas built with the standard dash, column shifters, bench seats and 10-bolt rears. However, you can guess at it's originality. First, all 1968 Super Sports have finned front drum brakes (standard Novas have non-finned drums), and all 1969-71 Super Sports have power front disc brakes. The next thing to check is the engine code. If the engine is original (the last 6 digits of the VIN are stamped on the engine block) and it has a application code (also stamped on the block) that decodes to an SS only engine, then you have a real SS. Without the original engine or some original paperwork, you're basically out of luck. Kyle
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Old Feb 28th, 06, 09:35 PM
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The above info (you should always give credit to the author) came from here:http://www.novaresource.org/rpo_Z26.htm You may want to peruse the whole site for VIN and cowl tag decoding.


Dan (Scott put a lot of work into that site)
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Old Mar 1st, 06, 05:46 PM
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Thank You Very Much For The Info
My Car Has Power Disc And The Original Engine
So I Will Check The Engine Numbers Tonight
Thanks Again!!!
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