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Looking For Some Info From A Nova Guru. I Am Doing A Partial Resto On A 69 Nova. I Am At A Loss To Locate The Spacers That Sit On Top Of The Front Subframe Bushing. According To The Assembly Manual, A Spacer Is Used (unlike Camaro) Atop The Front Bushing. Anyone Have An Idea Were These Can Be Purchased, Does Anybody Repo These?? Any Help Would Be Appreciated.
 

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Philip ≠ Nova guru :p (I thought Philip was about as close as there was)

Are you sure its a spacer? About how thick is it? Or do ya have a pic of the old one? I dont recall my 74 having one :confused: It was the same as my 68 Firebird, if I remember correctly.
 

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I dont see it in my 68 manual either. Now Im curious as to what these spacers look like. Anyone have a pic of one? Or an exploded drawing of it?:)
 

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I'm Sorry, I Dont Have A Pic. The Assembly Manual Shows The Part As A " P Washer". I Assume It Is A Thick Washer/spacer (1/2" ??). I Know That Firebirds And Camaros Do Not Have Them, As I Have Never Seen One On The Many Cars I Have Disassembled/ Assembled.
 

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Hey Guys, I located the spacers...they are thick metal (about 3/8") and install on the middle set of subframe bushings. It really does make a difference on how the core support fits etc.. Thanks, for the input.
 

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I'm Sorry, I Dont Have A Pic. The Assembly Manual Shows The Part As A " P Washer". I Assume It Is A Thick Washer/spacer (1/2" ??). I Know That Firebirds And Camaros Do Not Have Them, As I Have Never Seen One On The Many Cars I Have Disassembled/ Assembled.

I've been looking into this as I am planning to replace my body mounts on the '72. Check the AIM page again... If it's like the '72, each mount gets a "P Washer" and it goes below the sub-frame and should come with the bushings. On the rad support mount there is a "Spl-Washer" (#2) That is used because the bolt goes in from the top. On the middle mount there is a spacer "spacer-spl" (#16) that goes above the upper sub-frame bushing and below the body...

Stacked it goes like this;

Core Support ...... Center Mount ...... Rear Mount
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bolt ................ body (cage nut) ... body - cage nut
washer ........... spacer ................ cushion asm
cushion .......... cushion asm ........ sub-frame
core support ... sub-frame ........... cushion
cushion .......... cushion ............... washer
push nut ........ washer ................ bolt
frame ............ bolt
washer
lock washer
nut
 
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