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  1. Ramportin1's 1973 Nova - My 73 dream car build

    Car Profiles
    ramportin1 Pictures Year: 1973 Model: Nova custom monster in progress Engine: 307 originally, BBC going in Body/Exterior: blue, currently under construction Front End: factory for now Transmission: TH350 Rear End: 8.5 10 bolt Exhaust: none Wheels/Tires: 15" crager S/S...
  2. First Passes with New BBC 467

    Drag Racing Forum
    I just wanted to share my first passes in my Nova with the new Vortec Pro 467 ( Decided it was time to get this thing on the track, ran Sunday in Fontana. Car is set up with a Th400/ATI 8" converter and 9in with 3.89s, calvert suspension...
  3. Billet Aluminum Thermostat Housings

    Eddie Motorsports
    Attention Chevy fans: form meets function with Eddie Motorsports new billet aluminum thermostat housing. Not only does this CNC-machined piece of 6061 T6 aluminum look fantastic in several finishes, but it features a 360-degree swivel design for proper hose alignment. There is an 80-degree...
  4. Installing TCI Front Clip on 63 Chevy II with BBC & Fenderwell Headers. Need Help

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I have an older style TCI Front Clip that I just started installing on my 63 Chevy II so I can easily run a Big Block (and improve the handling). I was previously using fenderwell headers with my stock front and small block. I liked the fenderwell headers and want to do the same with my big...
  5. Possible 454

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I maybe trading my 77 roller ( really just shell) nova for a 1998 454 big block with vortec heads. Open chamber complete minus pulleys its a stock block fuel injected out of a dually truck. Supposedly it has 118000 miles on it and has recently had the heads and pan pulled to replace all...
  6. BBC headers for my 73

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I need to get a set of headers, probably 2" primary's, for my BB swap into my 73. Do I need to get a set specific for the 3rd gen or are there other years that will fit from the 2nd gen? Any from the Camaro? The car has a 454, M20, power brakes, and power steering in it. I also have used the...
  7. 454 head gasket question

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I started putting together my motor this weekend and when i went to put the heads on I noticed that the head gaskets from the kit I got from Jegs covers up the water jacket on the block between the two center cylinders on both sides of the block. The other two are open. I've read a bunch of...
  8. 454 block decode help

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I've got a 454 that Im having trouble figuring out what year it is and IF it even is a 454. Here are the numbers. The casting # on the back is 14015445 which could be a 75-90 454, the stamped # on the passenger front pad is TC1536575(this is the # im having trouble figuring out, cant find...
  9. 454 swap into my 73

    Drivetrain & Performance
    My 73 is currently a 350 4-speed car but i got a hell of a deal on a 454 so i think its gonna go in my 73. What do i need to change? Will my stock radiator work? Will i have to change my steering box?(has power steering). Any header clearance issues? Is it a headache or easy swap?
  10. updating another '71 Nova

    3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    take a look!, updating the electrical, etc here are the stats of the car now: ’69 454 block Mark IV – 4 bolt main .030 over - 489 cu in. (4.280”) Eagle 4.25 forged stroker crank Eagle forged I-beam rods JE forged domed pistons 10.25:1 Dart Pro1 Aluminum Heads – rectangular port 310 CC...
  11. Roto master/Accel turbosonic SBC turbo kit Info

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Info needed please!! any help with info on an Old school 70s turbo kit for small block chevy, Turbo is Rotomaster /air research .58, I have seen the Monte on youtube with similiar set up, I also have the factory rotomaster blow off valve ,everything looks original but would like to maybe find a...
  12. nopassn 74 2-door - BBC conversion

    3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    Car was originally a straight-6. Was converted to 350 before we got it. Decided it was time for the hobby to car to get a new engine, but have opted for a big block. Car is still running/driving just fine on the well worn 350, and the 454 has been sourced. I've got it just about all torn down...
  13. SBC to BBC swap Headers hit Power steering box ?

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Car: 1971 nova Engine: 468 bbc alum heads Technical notes: swaped old subframe for new '72 powdercoated subframe, installed the motor on the correct BBC frame to motor mounts. Problem: When i go to install the headers (Doug's shorty's for correct year) they hit the ps box, I jacked the motor...
  14. New Member

    3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    I just bought a 1970 nova with a GM 502 ci engine and double pumper four barrel carb. The floor panels are rusted through, but the body looks fine. I peeled back the paint in some place to check for rust and none so far. Was it a good buy at 5,200 dollars? And what maintenance should I do...
  15. Id 454

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Have a Chevy big block #10068286 from what I've found it should be a 1990 to 1991 454 4 bolt mark 4. The number up by the timing chain cover is T1103FCJ. Have been all over the internet can not find out what a FCJ is. Can anybody help and yes I've been to 'nastyz28' site and not had any luck...