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  1. 1962 nova convertible rear armrest

    Body and Interior
    Do anybody know where we can get rear arm rest frame for a 1962 nova convertible mines is rusted completely out..
  2. 73 Nova suspension upgrade

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Looking for recommendations on good front and rear suspension upgrades. Front: control arms,coil over, disc brakes from drum. Rear: Drum to disc, coil over or ? Street and strip.
  3. Rear Disc Brake Conversion

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I currently have Front Disk / Rear Drum brakes on my 1970 Nova. I'm in the process of converting the rear brakes to disc. I know that a different proportioning valve is required but I'm wondering if the Master Cylinder needs to be changed as well. Any thoughts will be appreciated.
  4. Rear Leaf Springs

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    So I recently dropped a 350 in my 74 Nova Hatchback. I also put 275-60-15 tires on the rear end. Of course the body rides too low, so I put extended rear leaf shackles that raised it maybe 2". It is still not tall enough. I currently have air shocks (temporary fix). It seems they extend too far...
  5. 1971 nova spring/rear end swap

    Drivetrain & Performance
    i have a mono leaf 1971 nova 2 door with a 8.2" rear end. i found a 1978 nova 4 door with multi leaf springs and 8.5" rear end. will i have to modify some things? or should this be a bolt in deal.
  6. Rear end swap

    4th Generation Nova's
    I have 1978 nova 496bb 400 tranny with a 10 bolt 8.5 ring with limited slip. I'm looking to beef up the rear end. To change it to posi would be around 500 bucks. I read a post from another member that a 77-81 z28 rear end would bolt up. Can anyone confirm this or any suggestions on what I could...
  7. What should be considered w/rear gear change?

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I'm looking to get a little more "seat of the pants" excitement out of my stock 71 without spending a ton of money and digging into the inner workings of the engine itself. So far I've switched from 2bbl and stock intake to 4bbl and aluminum intake and that's helped a bit. I'm also going to be...
  8. Can't Fix Rear Squeaking Noise

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Need some help gents! I have a squeaking noise coming from the passenger rear frame. I believe it could be the rear body mount but not sure. So I have 2 questions. 1) where are the rear body mounts located? Do I need to remove the rear seat? 2) any other ideas what the squeak could be? I can...
  9. 1974 nova rear suspension help?

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    hey guys, last year i was changing around the suspension in my nova, and put in these 7 dollar shocks i won on ebay in the back. not the smartest thing i ever did, but im a penny pincher ;). my question is, what is a good strong stiff shock to put back there? the car rides like ur on water and...
  10. Rear end?

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I have a 72 Nova that has 3.08 gears in the rear end. It also has had a spool installed. I have a 307 engine with a TH350 tranny. Is this rear end good for the car? I hope to eventually drop a 383 stroker with a TH400 tranny, so what gears should I run then? Thanks for the help.
  11. 74 rear bumper?

    Body and Interior
    anyone know where i can find a 1974 rear bumper for my nova? the old ones pretty rotted out and it seems like they dont make aftermarkets? help please, chris
  12. rear suspension/ 4-link

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I see TCI and heidts has a rear frame/4-link for sale on thier sites. Can anyone tel me if it is junk or not?? Its a good price but am concerned that it cant handle high HP.
  13. 350, 400, 700??????

    Drivetrain & Performance
    so i blew my trani on my nova when i upgraded my rear i put a 3.73 posi from an 2.56 open had it for two days i guess too much rear for my trani so now im stuck with a car that dont go i was runnin really hot with the th 350 i need an extra gear. any trani suggestions?????
  14. Skylark/Ventura Rear?

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Hello i need an 8.5 10 bolt housing for my 71 nova. i was told to just get one outa a 70s nova at the yard and it should bolt right in..but i was wondering are Pontiac ventura or buick skylark rears interchangeable for my nova also?