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  1. 63 Nova SS Full Engine Rebuild

    1st & 2nd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    My 1963 Nova was shooting out oil of the dipstick and PCV breathers, & drove it like this for 2 years until I did a compression test and was between 70-100 on all the cylinders. Rebuild Time. This all started 2 years ago so if you want to see part one that led up to this check out here...
  2. REAR DRUM BRAKES 62,63 vs 64+

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Im rebuilding my 63 rear drum brakes and Im missing the parking brake guide bars. I looked on ebay, rock auto, a few of the restoration sites and they seem to only have them back to 64...? Is there a difference between pre 64 guide bars vs 64+ guide bars??:confused:
  3. New member in Minnesota '63 Convert

    Member Introductions
    Hello everyone! I have a 1963 convertible (not an SS) that was a WI car - during it's normal life - and a MN car as a collector. It is REALLY rusted out underneath...so, if anyone has information on how to fix the sagging unibody, I'm all ears! Years ago, someone welded steel tubing in the...
  4. 1963 Nova Grills are In Stock!! - NEW!!

    Classic Industries
    1963 Nova Grills are NOW IN STOCK!! - NEW!! Hello Steve's Nova Site Members, Classic Industries is pleased to announce that 1963 Nova grills are IN STOCK NOW!! These are an exact reproduction of the aluminum grills that originally came on 1963 Chevy II/Nova models. Grills come with brackets...
  5. Experience With Billet Grill For 63 Nova

    Body and Interior
    Can somebody tell me if they have experience with a billet grille for a 1963 Nova and if so what brand and how was the quality? I saw that Carriage Works makes one.
  6. Buying my first Nova

    1st & 2nd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    I've been looking for a 62-65 project Nova, and I think I found one, but I don't know if it's a fair price. It's a 63 4-door, no rust and very nice interior, deceny paint and a straight body. Engine barely runs, transmission is blown, but hey I was going to replace those any way. Guy wants...
  7. 1963 door hinge pin replacement

    Body and Interior
    I managed to wrestle my hinges off my doors today. Took lots of heat to get the Philips bolts off. In the process I melted out most of the factory plastic bushings. They were wore out anyway and I already had new brass bushings and pins. I tried driving out the pins a bit with a punch with...
  8. Paint Questions Dash/Door Jambs

    Body and Interior
    Getting ready to paint my Dash/Interior/Door Jambs on my 63. I've taken the jambs down to mostly bare metal and the dash is just sanded down and smoothed. My plan is to seal everything with DP 90LF then cover that with primer followed by sanding and finally spraying color and clear. I've got...
  9. 1963 Chevy Nova SS convertible

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I have a 1963 nova all stock with a 6 straight and power glide trany i was wondering if i wanted to switch it to a 3 speed automatic and was wondering what was a good three speed to but it in there ?!
  10. Smoking Ignition Coil Wire

    Electrical
    I have a 1963 Chevy Nova that I use as a daily driver. After converting to an electronic ignition and replacing the spark plugs the positive (+) ignition coil wire smokes when the car turns over. Below is the order of install and also events: -From the electronic ignition converstion kit I...
  11. Denver Area 63 4 door & 63 SS I found tonight

    Ebay, etc. Discussion
    While browsing through CL tonight, I came across this 2 door '63 SS that looks like a great starter: http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3725552917.html Or, one that is like mine (easy on the 4-door jokes :D) that supposedly runs, drives and looks solid. If I weren't married, I'd probably pick it...
  12. 1963 nova rearend help

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I was wondering if anybody out there knows if you can take the 3rd member from a late 50's or early 60's full size passenger car and bolt up to a '63 Nova rearend housing ? My classic industries book show 5 lug mosier axles for 62-63 models and I thought it showed an auburn posi that would fut...
  13. 62 63 8.2 4bolt rear end axle info topic

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I know these axles are not really popular and searching through the site (and actually the whole internet) I concluded not much info can be found on these rearends. I took mine apart to clean/paint and took some pictures for reference. It would be nice that if you have additional information...
  14. Newbie from Canada 1963 Nova SS convertible

    Member Introductions
    Hi fellow junkies, Looking forward to finishing my baby. Its been too many years since I started. This site is really getting me motivated again. Great to follow the forums and great rides. My ride will be totally redone from top to bottom. I am now working on the wiring and interior. Slow...
  15. onebad63 - 63 Nova SS

    Car Profiles
    onebad63 - 1963 Nova Super Sport Model: Almost all original SS Engine: 1988 305 Body/Exterior: Charcoal 3stg pearl/Black & Charcoal Front End: Rebuilt Stock Transmission: Hopped up Powerglide Rear End: Stock 10 bolt (4 lug) Exhaust: 2.5" 40 Series with Rams Horn Manifolds...
  16. my 63 is a clunker!

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Hi all, I have a 63 with a freshly rebuilt L6 and a freshly rebuilt powerglide, by fresh I mean the car has less than 50 miles on it since the rebuild. Everything was running well on it except for a bit of a carb. problem so I picked up a rebuilt carb and took it to a mechanic to install and...
  17. which carb to get?

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Hi all, I am looking to get a new carb but a not sure what to get. I have a 63 that has the 194, just use it as a daily driver but want a decent carb to replace the original with. Any thoughts? I really don't know too much about carbs so I don't have a clue as to what would fit in my car...
  18. progress on the 63 moordoor

    1st & 2nd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    I got my car back from having the engine compartment painted on Saturday. It looks about a hundred times better than it did and I am really quite happy with it. Started getting everything back in it over the weekend and thought I would post a few pics showing the progress. Not much more to go...
  19. Chris's 63 nova project

    Nova Projects
    This is my project, a 63 moordoor:) I am one of those rare breeds of girls that loves cars and this is my first project, OK second really- I also find myself working on my little 83 rabbit, but that is my daily driver. The nova is my first love though:yes: I have come to this site on many...
  20. alternator and starter

    Originality
    Hi all, Is there any way to tell if the alternator and starter are original to the car? I have a 63 that has 63,000 original miles so there is a good chance these parts were never replaced. I am doing a rebuild and picked up new ones to put in but am hesitant to get rid of the old just yet...
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