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  1. Drivetrain & Performance
    I swapped in a v8 into my 1963. I did not mod the firewall to allow wiggle room for the distributor cap, so it is a tight fit. I am looking for any tips for creating room for the cap. I would like to not beat the firewall. I am open to pulling the cap, cutting the wall, and welding back in a...
  2. Electrical
    I swapped my 6 for a 8. The engine is 80-85 350. I am trying to wire up the starter. 1. I have the power wire running to the large center post 2. i have two eyelets. - 1 purple - 1 black red / 1 black I tried both eyelets on both posts. I can hard jump it. Please help to understand...
  3. Drivetrain & Performance
    Can some one paste a link the v8 mounts for 63. I bought the conversion kit, but I am not seeing the mounts, just the frame brackets. I am finding a i need a t lock style, Can I buy them at auto zone? is yes, what am I asking for at the counter?
  4. Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I am having camber issues. The top of the tires are kicked in and the inside of the tire is wearing out. Any advice why this maybe happening on stock '63? I bought a polyurethane front end rebuild kit. How hard is it to swap out the front end ? Should I swap out the parts and take it in for...
  5. Drivetrain & Performance
    I bought the v8 swap kit from chevy 2 only. The oil pick up they sent does line up with any available bolt holes. As anyone had to mod the bracket ?
  6. Drivetrain & Performance
    I am swapping this weekend. I am pulling the 6 for the v8. I read that is ideal to change the fly wheel to 153 tooth and high performance starter, is this true? Can i use the stock flywheel and starter from mid 80 350 in first gen?
  7. Drivetrain & Performance
    Do i need to buy mounts for the v8 swap? or can i use the mounts on the engine i pulled with 700r4? I forgot buy them and was planning to swap these weekend?
  8. Drivetrain & Performance
    I am swapping a v8 into my '63. I have the complete kit from chevy2only. I have also read, that getter a smaller flywheel 153 tooth and high performance starter is needed for the swap. Is required? Does make life easy on the install?
  9. Body and Interior
    My hood is closed. I open the latch and the hood will not move. I am not sure how to get open the hood. There is no spring. Any advice is appreciated thank you.
  10. Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, a little late to the game here... already on my second Nova now... first one was a 63 post car, put in a mustang 2 front end, rack and pinion, wildwood brakes. It started with a 383 stroker, stick shift, best 1/4 mile time was a 12.01. blew up that motor last year during the second...
  11. Body and Interior
    New to the site guys. Hope this is the best place to post this. I have a 65 4 door, I want to know if its possible to do convert it to a 2 door with new quarters and doors. I'm not sure if there's a difference in roof heights, windows and such. I've tried all my research to find out if anyone's...
  12. Member Introductions
    soon I ll be getting my Chevy II. Trading a truck for it. It has a 230 6 in it with a Th350 and started life as a wagon. funny how things wind up not as originally planed, it is now a sedan delivery.this will be my third Chevy II. The first was a 2 door post that I was going to put a V8 into...
  13. Drivetrain & Performance
    Anyone have any tips or tricks doing this to save time/money?
  14. Electrical
    I've done some research and it seems that the best fit for my 1963 Chevy II is a SPAL 11" dual fan set up. It will pull up to 39 amps, and that seems like a heavy load. My question is : 1) How strong of an alternator do I need? 2) I'm not running any other high amp stuff. what will the effect...
  15. 1st & 2nd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    So, since I bought my '63 Nova a few months back I have always assumed it was the original Ermine White. It always appeared a bit warmer than other examples I've seen in person and online, but attributed that to the fact that mine was original paint with a nice patina and everyone else had...
  16. 1st & 2nd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    Does anyone know if a 15x7 wheel 195/60/r15 tire will work on the front with a stock five lug conversion or have you experienced clearance issues. If it worked what kind of backspace were you using. Thanks for any input.
  17. Body and Interior
    when I checked with my local good mark dealer for FULL quarer pass side for my 63 he said the ones listed where for a hard top. I can see where my post comes down and meets the quarter I would need to leave a small area from my old quarter there. I am ok with that bit dose any one know if...
  18. 1st & 2nd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    What is the widest wheel I can fit in there without too much rubbing issues? I was thinking 15x8??
  19. 1st & 2nd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    Whats up everyone? My name is Anthony and I'm from South Jersey(Hammonton). I have a 63 Chevy II hardtop. It's got the usual 350/350 combo with a 10 bolt 373. I love this site(just discoverd it by chance and can't stop reading). My question is what is the largest size wheel and tire combo my...
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