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  1. Best of Steering and Suspension
    I'm having a hard time finding a drum to disc conversion kit for a '75 (1st year of 4th gen) Nova WITH STAGGERED shocks. I've read the '75 had the same rear end and suspension as the '74. Does anyone have a manufacturer or part number for this?
  2. Drivetrain & Performance
    I currently have a 350 gm crate motor in my 78. After running the numbers on it, it seems to be a basic 250hp build. I have a lead on a good deal for a BB. I have read through some of these threads. Seems to be a direct bolt in. I do have a 400 trans that i see the cross member needs to be...
  3. 3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    I looked all over this site, found bits and pieces but hoping to find out more about this: I would like install a center console in my 69. Its a floor shift manual setup right now, with everything out, hole in tunnel is off center toward driver seat. I have an original console with gages and...
  4. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I am looking to get rid of my leaf springs and get some coilovers all around but, 4th gens not having a huge aftermarket i can't find anything that converts the rear suspension to 4link or something like that, i have heard however that 1st gen f bodies share the same rear suspension, does this...
  5. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    It has been awhile since I reported in. Was planning on the disc brake conversion at all four corners but I felt it wise to completely address the rear end suspension before moving on. Started off by removing all the damn spider eggs and BS attached to the undercarriage from 7yrs of hanging...
  6. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I'm swapping the manual steering to power. I've got a gear box supposedly from another 70 or 72 Nova. When I attempted to test fit it today its alignment to the column was a touch off. Meaning the gear box was pointed a touch high. Does anyone know if it is supposed to be or needs to be dead...
  7. Drivetrain & Performance
    Hi, so i have a crate 350 and im looking to install a T-56 6 speed this summer. i would like to do a hydraulic clutch. i know i will have to get a custom crossmember and i know where i can get it already. so all i am wondering is if theres anyone else out there thats done the same kind of...
  8. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hi Everyone! I am in the process of getting my 'new' nova safe to drive. A few months ago I had a mishap with the brakes (as in, they failed / burned / didnt stop my car). I took it to a shop and they said the front shoes were smooth, etc, and replaced them. I have OK stopping power now, but I...
  9. Drivetrain & Performance
    I have a few questions here hoping to get some help. I parted out my 65 Chevelle with plans to drop the 283 4 speed into my 72 nova. Now the questions: My headers pn is the same so i know those fit. Motor mounts on my 283 still there and the 6 mounts are both still there but i'm guessing i...
  10. Body and Interior
    I recently saw some pictures of the "notorious Nova". wow that thing is amazing. I got some extra cash laying around and i decided i want to do this to my nova (i hate how bumpers look). I already need to replace the rear quarter panels cuz of rust so no biggy there. Just wondering if u guys...
  11. Drivetrain & Performance
    I recently purchased a ford 9" rear for my 1975 nova. The rear is from a 1979 lincoln versailles. I have heard that i need a special u joint so that my driveshaft will be able to hook up to the rear. Does anyone know what u joint i will need to get and where is a good place to get it? The nova...
  12. Body and Interior
    Hello everyone. I am new here and looking for help and advice. I just purchased a 1974 olds omega with the rocket 350 (now making 373 horse and 403 ft lb torque) and I am restoring the body. My father had a 72 rally nova and I want to change the omega grill and front bumper to the 1972 Nova...
  13. Drivetrain & Performance
    I have a 77 with a straight 6 in it right now and I'm looking to change to a larger drivetrain. My budget for the whole thing is $2000 and I will also be driving the car more than just on weekends maybe even a daily, so mpg is also a concern. So, with that said would it be smarter to go with a...
  14. 3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    My autoshop teacher gave me a clutch/pedal assembly from his 68 Camaro, will it fit in my 72 nova? Does anyone know? Currently its an automatic but im changing it to a four speeed. Thanks guys!!
  15. Drivetrain & Performance
    I'm planning on converting my '70 from auto to manual. Do you have to match the shifter head to the trans? Say if i bought a 65 m20 do i use a 65 shifter head or one for a Nova? Im assuming any head will mount up its just different shifter location issue.
  16. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I have a 64 II with front drums and single master cylinder, no booster. I want to upgrade to power disc. Is there a kit out there somewhere? Any donor cars I could look for the parts off of?
  17. 3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    I am going to be switching from drums to disc brakes over the winter for my '69 Nova. I was just wondering, who has the best prices for a 4 wheel disc brake conversion? I don't need the absolute best out there, but something that will perform much better than my drum brakes now. I have seen...
  18. Body and Interior
    Hello I am thinking of saving to buy a Nova, but the 68'-74' models are harder to find, more expensive, and (in my opinion) better looking to me then the 75'-79'. I was wondering if anyone have fabricated, or acquired the body of a 68'-74' nova, and applied it to the later model nova? Or maybe...
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