LS swap in 1970 nova - Chevy Nova Forum
Visit our sponsor, National Nostalgic Nova
 
Steve's Nova Site is an automotive enthusiast website dedicated to the 1962 - 1979 Chevrolet Nova, Chevy II and Acadian automobiles. We work together to preserve, restore, drive, show, race and provide fellowship for these classic cars. This is one of the best places to find information about parts, rebuilding, restoration and racing. This website is not affiliated with GM, General Motors or Chevrolet in any capacity.

Go Back   Chevy Nova Forum > Body, Chassis and Mechanical > Drivetrain & Performance > LSx Forum


StevesNovaSite.com is the premier Chevrolet Nova Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 1st-February-2013, 01:22 AM   #1
twistednovaman
 
twistednovaman's Avatar

Title: Nova Newbie
iTrader: (0)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: california
Nova(s): 1970 nova
Posts: 17
LS swap in 1970 nova

Hi everyone!!! I am planning on doing an LS swap in a couple months in my 70 nova. Does anyone have any info on what major modifications and parts I will need? I will be getting a LS1, tranny, radiator w/fans, and computer out of my buddies 98 Camero. Any help is appreciated and thank you!!
__________________
Rohit
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 1st-February-2013, 02:20 PM   #2
TomM
 
TomM's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (38)
Status: Offline
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Baytown, Texas
Nova(s): 1966 - Coupe
Posts: 3,289
My best advice to you is read, read, read, then read some more. The members here will be glad to help, but please do us all a favor and help yourself too......

You need to plan your build, get a clear path for where you want your car to go, and how you plan to drive it when you are done. To do anything else is going to cost you money and time trying to decide which way to go, right in the middle of your build.

Get your favorite beverage, set aside a couple of un interrupted hours and read the links below. Have a pen and paper handy, and jot down questions for yourself as you go, it will help you go back and get them answered. There is much to absorb.....oh, and welcome to the dark side....


Here's a great thread...

http://ls1tech.com/forums/conversion...1972-nova.html

And another ....this one has the whole kitchen sink...

http://ls1tech.com/forums/conversion...ap-thread.html


T,

Last edited by TomM; 4th-February-2013 at 06:51 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd-February-2013, 08:41 AM   #3
69bigblock
 
69bigblock's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (5)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: CT
Nova(s): 1969 nova
Posts: 968
as long you get the right mounts and oil pan the swap will go easy. like mentioned above, make alist of parts you need and price them out. makes things alot easier...
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th-February-2013, 12:24 AM   #4
twistednovaman
 
twistednovaman's Avatar

Title: Nova Newbie
iTrader: (0)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: california
Nova(s): 1970 nova
Posts: 17
LS swap in 1970 nova

Thanks for the info guys!!!! I will be doing some more research as I will get it together. Fortunately I have some friends that have swapped but this will be the first nova!!! Excited and ready to go on this venture!!!!


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
__________________
Rohit
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th-February-2013, 03:59 PM   #5
Rich74custom
 
Rich74custom's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (0)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Tan Valley
Nova(s): 74 Nova Custom
Posts: 628
Quote:
Originally Posted by twistednovaman View Post
Thanks for the info guys!!!! I will be doing some more research as I will get it together. Fortunately I have some friends that have swapped but this will be the first nova!!! Excited and ready to go on this venture!!!!


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
There is a 3rd Gen Nova section on LS1tech.

Your welcome to PM me with any Specifics.
  Reply With Quote
Old 6th-February-2013, 02:53 AM   #6
twistednovaman
 
twistednovaman's Avatar

Title: Nova Newbie
iTrader: (0)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: california
Nova(s): 1970 nova
Posts: 17
LS swap in 1970 nova

Thanks for the Info. I was told that I might be able to run some long tube headers form a F-body? I would really like to run long tubes but I don't want to spend a ridiculous amount of money.


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
__________________
Rohit
  Reply With Quote
Old 6th-February-2013, 06:00 AM   #7
Kyle844
 
Kyle844's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (1)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Woodburn, OR
Nova(s): 1977 Nova lsx
Posts: 816
i'm running 4th gen ebay fbody headers, stainless... I believe the Drivers side is not pointing straight back, it is kicked out a bit so we headed it up with a torch and bent it back straight to work in my 4th gen nova. If you have a torch and some muscle available, go with the cheap ebay headers!
__________________
'77 Chevy Nova
http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/...ps410b6951.jpg
  Reply With Quote
Old 6th-February-2013, 06:03 AM   #8
Kyle844
 
Kyle844's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (1)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Woodburn, OR
Nova(s): 1977 Nova lsx
Posts: 816
Out of car





In car
__________________
'77 Chevy Nova
http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/...ps410b6951.jpg
  Reply With Quote
Old 6th-February-2013, 12:37 PM   #9
rquad
 
rquad's Avatar

Title: Nova Guru
iTrader: (3)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: GA
Nova(s): 1974
Posts: 1,430
Quote:
Originally Posted by twistednovaman View Post
Hi everyone!!! I am planning on doing an LS swap in a couple months in my 70 nova. Does anyone have any info on what major modifications and parts I will need? I will be getting a LS1, tranny, radiator w/fans, and computer out of my buddies 98 Camero. Any help is appreciated and thank you!!
Have a look at my build thread (link in signature). You might find something useful there and, hopefully, I will be ahead of you on the engine swap - if I can get this front suspension rebuild out of the way.

I've done a lot of research and made a lot of decisions already, but I don't have the "been there, done that" point of view to give you all the answers yet.

Let me suggest that you check out BRD Hotrods. They make a (pricey) swap kit that includes custom motor mounts and trans mount. I'm going with these guys because they say their kit is guaranteed to work with no clearance issues - even for a car like mine with factory air, PS, and PB. They also sell mid-length headers that are not supposed to have any clearance issues.

Again, take a look at my thread. You're also welcome to PM me with any particular questions you may have.
__________________
rquad
1974 Hatchback
Build Project: http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums...d.php?t=218932
  Reply With Quote
Old 8th-February-2013, 07:47 PM   #10
DiehardGM

Title: Nova Senior Member
iTrader: (0)
Status: Offline
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Indiana
Nova(s): 1971 Nova 2dr LQ9 TH350
Posts: 213
If it is a small block car, you will have to put the motor forward a ways or swap over to a big block heater core. I used the holley pan with dingo sliders. Fits well and I can put the motor where I want it within a couple of inches.
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1970 nova t5 swap, what speedo cable? Boardnguy21 Drivetrain & Performance 0 19th-October-2012 12:55 AM
1970 250 to 350 swap ? LT1 Drivetrain & Performance 5 21st-September-2012 08:46 PM
questions and info for 1970 rear end swap portwi Originality 6 21st-March-2011 05:13 PM


Site best viewed set to 1024 x 768.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:27 PM.

Custom Designed for Steve's Nova Site by: vBSkinworks

 
Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Lt

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.