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Old 5th-September-2012, 01:16 AM   #1
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1975 in Philadelphia PA

So, I lucked out ( or its fate..) came across and bought without a moment to hesitate... the same car I had in High school... which ironically was my very FIRST car... a 1975 chevy nova! Now, like all high school kids I had huge plans and a teeny tiny wallet for my ol 75.... but alas, merely one year later and fresh off a 283 swap with a hot cam and power pack heads... I came out the front door and she was no where to be found.

20 years later, craigslist and the greasy knuckle busting gods, throw me a bone and I procure my old baby again.... with my wife's grudging approval of my "mid life crisis" car, I begin resurrecting the small block dreams of my youth.... pictures coming soon.... I'm trying to swap in some 94 camaro seats ( cause the factory bench seat was trashed.... ) and yeah I stripped the interior already...
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Welcome! Check out Phillips '74 if you need any inspiration. I got the pleasure and privilege of getting to scrutinize his car. REALLY well done!!

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Old 5th-September-2012, 07:30 PM   #3
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Old 6th-September-2012, 12:43 AM   #5
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Welcome to the site. We'll be looking forward to the pictures.
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Old 7th-September-2012, 10:34 PM   #6
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ill take pics in the am.... i have already stripped the interior and rhino linered the floors and trunk. also fabricated my own seat mounts and welded them in, totally different car with those bucket hugging my posterior region....

my new richmond gears and install set arrived yesterday... 3.42's as did my weatherstripping kit... now to find the time to actually do the swaps and installs..

im located in the suburb of elkins park... montgomery county, just outside northeast philadelphia...

pictures hopefully getting taking tommorow in the am...

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Old 9th-September-2012, 10:40 PM   #7
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sorry i was slacking... heres the pics i took today with my phone... exterior at this point is how i recieved her.. interior is where i have started...


this is out behind the garage

another view


the interior was stripped out and floor repairs done ( not much as car was a garage queen most of her life..)

94 camaro buckets and brackets ( fabbed my own seat mounts for the inside of the car.)
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Old 9th-September-2012, 10:42 PM   #8
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Welcome to the site :waving :

Looks like a solid project or a start of one
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once im done suring up the body and suspension.... i am going to install my new richmond gears in the rear ( 3.42's) and while im in there i may just swap over to the Summit Racing rear disc conversion kit ( still debating) also the trans will come out and be built for the business end ( its a nice solid 350 th mated to a 4.1 I6 ) and finally the business end will be something ill toss together, 350 or 327.. but I do have a 305 LU5 motor from my camaro project on a stand that needs a freshen up... ( people down 305's but I dont.... its not like its a 262 or 267 v8..)

and if anyone needs to know what i can do to a 305 Ill post a youtube link shortly.. you can see the one i built and put into my 83 z28 ( which is now for sale to fund the nova)
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Old 17th-September-2012, 10:45 PM   #10
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apologize for my lack of updates folks... been busy getting the camaro ready... after the motor swap I ran into an issue during the day after testing. She suddenly died on me... just cut out.. so i limped her home and found the factory fuel pump was priming but not running after prime cycle.

Me being the king of the rig ups.. figured Id toss an old external pump on it and it would be fine...

And it was ...for about 1 day....

run then die, run... die...run ...die..

Finally had enough today.. dropped the tank...

How many people here remember how much fun it is to drop the tank on an f body camaro?

found the factory pump was burned up... rubber insulation boot disintegrated into tank along with the sock... both of which went into the pump and lines...

fixed now but cost me the entire day! Anyways.. nova updates coming soon.
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Old 18th-September-2012, 06:41 PM   #11
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so yeah heres the youtube link and a couple pics of the camaro I rebuilt... sorry if my camera work is shoddy.






and my video link...

image what im going to do to my nova
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Old 18th-September-2012, 11:22 PM   #12
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Old 19th-September-2012, 10:57 PM   #13
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hehe.. i scored major parts locally for the nova today....

a 010 block, complete carb to pan ran when pulled needed to be freshened up. Stored on a stand for 4 years.... $100.00

and set of like new 5 leaf rear springs $80.00

its like meant to be...
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Old 20th-September-2012, 07:10 PM   #14
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so the new block ( new to me anyway... for the nova...)

and another view....


hopefully tonight ill get a 4 bolt suprise when i drop the pan.... conflicting reports according to the block decoder i used... one series of numbers indicate its cast in michigan and a 1973 block... the other number says ontario canada and its a 77.... hmmmm

updates to come...
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Old 20th-September-2012, 08:40 PM   #15
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Why don't you start a build thread in the 4th gen section, I know we would all love to see it.

And welcome to the site.
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