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Does the Nova use the same offset frame mounts for the engine that the 69 Camaro uses? Does it use the ofset trans crossmember also? Mine is mounted on the stock small block mounts and there is no header clearance.
 

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When I did my BB conversion, I bought a set of frame stands that came out of a 69 L78 Nova. The guy I got them from said they were the original mounts for the car. The part number stamped on them was for a Camaro, but they are excatley the same, as I did a side by side comparison with known original ones. So I would say Camaro and Nova are the same. The crossmember is different for the BB. It is the offset style. If you put all the BB parts in, you will have more clearance for the headers and the steering box.
 

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Thanks, that's what I was wondering. I couldn't see any reason for them to be different, but you never know. I mean why in 69 did the 307/327 cars use different mounts than 302 cars? Chevy's don't always make sense. But this helps since I have all the Camaro BB parts.
 

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Because of the short water pump and the long water pump issues. they were switching over in '69. The '69 Camaro mounts are the same as the early Nova and you can get them at Rick's Camaro if no one else has the correct parts.


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The offset engine frame mounts are used to move the engine to the passenger side to clear the steering box. They use the exact same mounts as the Camaro because they also use the same sub frame. If you're installing a manual transmission, you'll also need a big block Z bar which is LONGER than the small block z bar, due to the offset mounting of the engine.
 

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71SS454,
Wasnt the reason Chevy used Two different Frame/Engine Mounts for the Nova Camaro SB because of High Performance/safety.
Joe
 
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