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  1. Engine
    Hey Guys, I have an original/low mileage '64 Nova with the 230 cubic inch straight 6. The car is in excellent condition, but I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to diagnosing/fixing issues on my own - Oil changes are about the current extent of my knowledge. I have a reputable mechanic but...
  2. Wagons & 4 Doors
    Hi all - Ive finally got to the point where I'm ready to drop a 283 into my 63' wagon. This won't be my first engine install,but it's my first for this car. Any major mods that I should plan for? I know I need to upgrade the mounts and springs, but are any other accommodations that need to be...
  3. Engine
    Hey guys, been awhile. iI need some help, some might know, I have a 1977 Chevy nova. 350 v8, mild cam. So I have taken a brake from it. But I'm ready to start working again but im not sure what to do. Its old school, 4 barrel carb BTW. So basically my engine starts and runs. But the engine...
  4. Engine
    Hey guys, I have a 1974 Chevy Nova with a 305 cubic in 8 cylinder with a 700r transmission. I want to up performance and HP; any suggestions on what motor I should swap it with?
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys it is me again, if you don't remember my name is cullin, I just got my nova to my high school, we are in the process of taking the engine out. All we have left is the exhaust system and the torque to drive converter plate left to take off. Anyway I had two questions, first; if you...
  6. 1968-1974
    Can anyone give me there suggestion what this Knocking is? I checked out the roller rocker and none seem lose and all the rods looked okay? Possible something to do with the automatic transmission plate? The Noise as seemed to got worse after I took the rocker covers off. I posted three...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, my name I cullin. At the time I right this I am a 15 year old high school student. The summer of 2014 (this year) my grand pa decided to buy me a 1977 Chevy nova concours (I think is how you spell it) we are going to fix it together. But I have never owned a car before. I decided to...
  8. Engine
    Hello, I have a 74 with a turbo 350 automatic. 30 over cylinders, isky cam with 485 lift, 280 duration. Double hump 186 heads. edelbrock performer and 650 holley. long headers and 2" dual exhaust. I was told it had 400 – 425 HP. That sounds high to me. My question is what are my best...
  9. 1968-1974
    I am restoring my 73 with a/c. The car has been striped of most parts but the engine. Was wondering if anyone had any pic's of there car from the windshield to the cooling fan so I can get a visual of how to hook everything back up. Thanks for any help...I am a visual person. Feel free to...
  10. Performance
    Hello all, Building a SBC 406 and was wondering about an intake manifold. The compression is 10.2:1, edelbrock performer rpm aluminum heads, ported and polished, Doug Herbert hydraulic roller cam; int-230 exh-235 @.50 525/540 lift with 1.5 ratio roller rocker arms (I am using 1.6...
  11. Nova Tech
    I have read that the 5th generation Novas (like the '86) where manufactured jointly with Toyota and that they have a Toyota engine. But I have not found out if they also have a Toyota transmission. Can anyone tell me if the transmission is also made by Toyota in these fifth gens?
  12. Performance
    Recently I took my 73 nova up to the drag strip. The car has a 412 Small Block Chevy. It has a 292 Comp Cam, 3k stall torque convertor, 750 vacuum secondary holley with a 4.5 power valve, hi rise intake, no air cleaner, th 400 transmission. My problem is when i made a few passes the car would...
  13. Engine
    Hello all, newbie here! I am trying to ID my engine, but am having a bear of a time. I went to all the websites with all the charts, but i just cant seem to make heads or tails of this. Here is what i have at the back (casting number) is the number 3970010 - which is a 350 (car, truck...
  14. Troubleshooting
    I recently changed carbs to a new edelbrock 650 so i know im getting fuel. i have been driving the car for over a month, i started the car the other day it seemed fine then it died before i could leave. It will turn over all day but will not start. i have replaced the distributor with what came...
  15. Performance
    i have a 75 Chevy Nova with whatever the stock 6 cylinder engine is. I don' t know much about cars, so I was hoping someone here could help me out. I ruined the engine by accidentally driving it while the cooling system was out of commission. Now I need to either fix my engine or replace...
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