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Old 31st-August-2009, 04:25 PM   #1
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Year: 1969

Model: base

Engine: Currently a 250 L6. Soon to be a 2006 5.3 L33 truck engine/4l60e tranny

Body/Exterior: replaced fenders, 1/2 quarters. PPG Deltron 4300 Dark Teal Poly. It is a 1992 GM color used on Vettes, Camaros, and Firebirds.

Front End: new stock rebuild with stock type power disk brake conversion.

Transmission: Currently a powerglide. Soon to be a 4l60e

Rear End: Currently a stock 8.2" 10 bolt with 2.73 gears. Soon to be a 8.5" 10 bolt with 3.73.

Exhaust: Currently stock single exhaust. Will be Summit 2.5" duel exhaust.

Wheels/Tires: 15X7 rallys

Interior: black bench seat, looking for a black back seat. Originally had a rubber mat, now has black carpet

Electrical: stock

Accessories/Options: none

Sound system: original style AM radio in stock location. Updated CD player mounted in glove box. 6X9 in the rear deck, one 6 inch in dash

Additional Comments: My dad bought this car in 1989 when I was 16. He drove it that winter and then went into the body shop for a "cosmetic restoration" in spring of 1990. After a 2 year stay at the body shop the car came out with new rear outer wheelhouses, new 1/2 quarters, new fenders, new paint, repaired trunk floor, rebuilt 250. We dyed the interior black as well. I drove the car in the spring, summer and winter of 1992. While I was in college from 1992-1997 at Penn State the car was only driven during summers. After graduation I moved to Philadelphia and the car sat in in my parent's garage from 1997-2007. I moved back to Pittsburgh in 2007 and began driving it again. Since then I have replaced the drivers side floor and replaced body bushings with aluminum ones.

Here is a link the LS swap on the LS specific part of this site
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Here is my photobucket album with some additional pics
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Some pics of updates on the car.
Soon to be powerplant


Old brakes

New disk brakes with cleaned and painted suspension parts, new bushings and added 1.25" sway bar.

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Old 2nd-September-2009, 01:54 AM   #2
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Nicely done!! That is a very clean 69. I really like the color

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Old 2nd-September-2009, 02:10 AM   #3
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NICE!!!!!!!!!!, any chance of a V8 falling in there
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Old 3rd-September-2009, 10:49 PM   #4
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Thanks for the compliments guys. This is a car that I have had fun with for the last 20 years. I just learned how to weld by putting new a new drivers side floor in it this past winter. The passenger side gets put in this coming winter. It is not a show car by any means. It drives like a 40 year old car, doesn't stop or handle well. Smells like gas and oil. I love it!

I have a four year old son that I hope someday will want to join me in working on this car. I graduate from nursing school next June so the plan is to put disk brakes and a mild SBC in it after I start working again. After that maybe update the suspension. Who knows. Thanks again for the kind words.

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Old 25th-October-2012, 09:19 PM   #5
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Kirk, that's a nice Nova.... Are those Blue Dots in the tail lights? Nice...
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Old 25th-October-2012, 09:35 PM   #6
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Thumbs up

Its a nice car. Keep the six and get some upgrades for it. Everybody and their brother is running a SBC in a 3rd gen Nova. My 2 cents.

EDIT: OMG! Tricked into replying to a 3 year old thread!! The six is probably long gone...

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Old 27th-October-2012, 07:30 PM   #7
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Kirk, that's a nice Nova.... Are those Blue Dots in the tail lights? Nice...
Yah I put those blue dots in my taillights back in high school. I have always been a big fan of street rods and I guess this is my way of showing my street rod love!

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Its a nice car. Keep the six and get some upgrades for it. Everybody and their brother is running a SBC in a 3rd gen Nova. My 2 cents.

EDIT: OMG! Tricked into replying to a 3 year old thread!! The six is probably long gone...

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No, Andy, the six is still in there but a LS 5.3 is waiting to find it way between the fenders. See this thread.
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Old 7th-November-2012, 03:30 PM   #8
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DANG KIRK, YOU BEEN HOLDIN' OUT IN US!
VERY NICE BRO! VERY, VERY NICE!
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Old 7th-November-2012, 08:56 PM   #9
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I am not holding out, Big D. I have had this profile up for over three years on SNS. I am just not as vocal as others on here. I think the internet word for me is a lurker. Thanks for the kind words.
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I am not holding out, Big D. I have had this profile up for over three years on SNS. I am just not as vocal as others on here. I think the internet word for me is a lurker. Thanks for the kind words.
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Old 8th-November-2012, 10:48 AM   #11
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Very clean! I like it.

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keep us posted on how the 5.3 goes, my plans are to pick up a 5.3 or if im lucky a 6.0 this weekend from the local scrap yard
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Old 9th-November-2012, 09:50 AM   #13
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Cleeeeaaaann car.

Love the solid clean look without the side molding and emblems.
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Old 10th-November-2012, 04:42 AM   #14
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Old 14th-November-2012, 12:57 PM   #15
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That car is gonna be mean with an engine block upgrade. Great restoration looks clean. Good buy. The 69 is my favorite year
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