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Old 20th-November-2012, 12:06 AM   #16
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Great looking car Charley. That will be a good project for your son to learn on.
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Old 20th-November-2012, 12:08 AM   #17
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ss 396

Very nice score at least you have a 396 with it, have fun and keep us posted.
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Old 20th-November-2012, 12:35 AM   #18
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Daily driver

the gal that I purchased the nova from became second owner in 1974 she drove this car is a daily driver roughly 60 miles per day. she said the big
block was killing her on gas so she had it swapped out. someone got a
sweet deal. the car still retains it's born with rear end, trans and bellhousing,
and original alternator go figure
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Old 20th-November-2012, 12:44 AM   #19
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70 BB Nova

Very cool...looks like a high horse version...the 3/8 fuel line and the tach appears to be the 6k version...

I see the cowl tag is October..early build..

***note the metal t-clips holding the radiator flap..most 70's have the plastic buttons on the BB cars...perhaps this about the time the transistion took place??

what is the code on the axle tube??

good luck with this...wilma
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Old 20th-November-2012, 12:56 AM   #20
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axle code

letter code CBT. not a real 3rd gen. guy yet but it is groing on me I could
not pass it up $6500.00
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Old 20th-November-2012, 08:47 AM   #21
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70 Nova

Great find! I found a 70 hugger orange BB Nova project in Wisconsin a few years ago. After a couple months of investigation and alot of phone calls I ended up finding the original engine so there is always a chance if you choose to go that way. Mine has the same stereo and speakers as yours which I thought was kind of rare for a BB car. Does yours have a m21?
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Old 20th-November-2012, 09:14 AM   #22
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letter code CBT. not a real 3rd gen. guy yet but it is groing on me I could
not pass it up $6500.00
CBT is the code for 3.55 posi rear axle....this was the default axle for all L78 applications...and the steepest gear you get as an RPO for a 1970 Nova.

Looks like you have an BB car....a search for the factory motor is worth the effort if possible...otherwise a date coded 854 block and components are not that hard to find...good luck.

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Old 20th-November-2012, 09:23 AM   #23
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SHE FOUND A PERIOD CORRECT 396 TO REPALCE THE
LOST MOTOR THIS CAME THE CAR WHEN I PURCHASED IT.
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CBT is the code for 3.55 posi rear axle....this was the default axle for all L78 applications...and the steepest gear you get as an RPO for a 1970 Nova.

Looks like you have an BB car....a search for the factory motor is worth the effort if possible...otherwise a date coded 854 block and components are not that hard to find...good luck.

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Looks like one came with the car.
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Old 20th-November-2012, 12:19 PM   #24
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Post CBT rear..

Check the assembly date next to the CBT code...should pre-date the cowl date on the car...you can also get the casting date off the center section...that date will precede the assembly date.

tranny stampings are on the passenger side..top edge of case...should have a stamp like this:
P0xxxB or A

P=Muncie
0=1970
x's =assembly date
B=M21 A=M20

partial VIN should be there also..like this:

10Wxxxxxx

wilma

1=Chevrolet
0= 1970
W=willow run
x's= last 6 of VIN
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Old 20th-November-2012, 02:23 PM   #25
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Dates

I will have to run over to my granny's house and crawl back underneath
with a wire brush, lot's of patina under this car!! see if I can get some
good photo's THANKS!! for all of the info good stuff
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Old 21st-November-2012, 12:06 AM   #26
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I have an 854 block, J 10 9 casting, CKO 10/16/ stamped on the front pad with no vin # stamped there. It actually is a 70 Camaro motor as the vin # is stamped down by the oil filter. It is rebuilt and ready to go with matching I 28 291 heads and correct intake manifold. If any interest PM me. Would be perfect for a 10C car.

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Old 21st-November-2012, 12:09 AM   #27
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Old 22nd-November-2012, 07:23 PM   #28
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Old 24th-November-2012, 01:02 PM   #29
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Nice find, love the consol and gauges.
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Old 27th-November-2012, 12:35 AM   #30
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