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  1. Rear gas tank bracket

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    On a 1973 Nova SS there are two brackets welded to the bottom of the trunkpan these brackets keep the gas tank supported and attached to the car. One of these brackets has almost completely rusted away. The car isn't road worthy yet, but this is a major preventative. Because it Han nearly...
  2. 73 Hood

    Body and Interior
    Hey guys I'm looking for a place to get a stock 1973 Nova hood. Online if possible. Everything that I find is either a cowl or something different. I'm not terribly picky but something that would bring it close to original would be good. Also would it be possible for the 1972 hoods to fit with...
  3. Need advice, 1973 Nova daily driver build?

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I have a 1973 Nova I would like to turn into my daily driver. Right now it has the stock 250 six and three on the tree, but I was recently gifted a 1988 Chevy 1/2 ton which has a 305/th400 (140,000 kms or 87,000 miles). I would like to use this motor as I am not concerned with power or quarter...
  4. 250 straight six carb tuning help

    Drivetrain & Performance
    A little while ago, I picked up a 1973 Nova with a straight six and a three on the tree. At the moment, it runs REALLY rich. Does anyone know how to tune the factory 1bbl carbs or have any helpful diagrams of them? I'd rather not swap carbs until I at least try to get this one functioning half...
  5. Getting to know my car, 73 specs, all info, everything

    3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    Hey guys and girls, I'm trying to get to know my car better from tip to stern. I ordered the book a week ago, an excruciatingly long time to wait (also the amount of time I've had the car and waiting to get the knowledge to match the tools). I've looked through the site and seen some jumbled...
  6. '73 bumpers... tuck/shave or replace w/'70 or '71?

    Body and Interior
    I have a '73. I don't particularly care for the size of the '73 bumpers. I would like opinions, suggestions, comments, instructions, pictures regarding either tucking or shaving my existing bumpers to reduce their size/massiveness or possibly changing them to the smaller '69, '70, '71 style...
  7. jim's 73 Nova 1973 Nova

    Car Profiles
    For a picture of what the car looked like when I purchased it, see below. It doesn't look quite like this any longer. I have removed the trim along the sides and shaved the side marker lights and door handles. Added a corvette stinger fiberglass hood from VFN and am going to paint it House of...
  8. New member intro....

    Member Introductions
    Well, my name is Jim Taylor & I live in Santa Ana, CA. I have a 1973 Nova. After selling my original Nova, a '73 in 1980. Yes, I have known for a long time that was a really bad idea. I bought a "replacement" 3 years ago. I have been working on it now for the last year doing some custom body...
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