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  1. 63 Nova SS Full Engine Rebuild

    1st & 2nd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    My 1963 Nova was shooting out oil of the dipstick and PCV breathers, & drove it like this for 2 years until I did a compression test and was between 70-100 on all the cylinders. Rebuild Time. This all started 2 years ago so if you want to see part one that led up to this check out here...
  2. Stock 283???

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I have a original 283 in my 65 Nova Sedan. Let me first start off saying my first restoration project car :D, so try not to give me to much of a hard time with this!!! Anyways, I've been looking all over the place for original specs when replacing certain mechanical parts. I notice all these...
  3. 1970 nova door hinge rebuild questions

    3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    Hi guys, new to the forum first post on here. I have a 1970 nova project and I'm just about ready to start doing body work on. My doors are a little off (my drver's side door sags a little). I took both doors off and drivers side door hinge pins and detent roller are in really bad shape. I would...
  4. Sticky Accelerator Pump

    Drivetrain & Performance
    i recently got my nova back from the shop and they fixed whatever needed to be fixed under my budget. They had told me that a problem would be an accelerator pump in the carburetor that's sticking. is it easier to rebuild the whole thing or to just fix the pump or even to get a new carburetor...
  5. Smallblock Rebuild - Part Advice?

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Hello everyone, So this last weekend it was pretty warm out so I deiced it would be a good time to finally yank my engine and trans. When I bought this car the owner had advertized it has having a 327 engine; however, once the engine was out I decided to run the block casting number and, to my...
  6. Is it true that all GM steering column components of the last 20 years are the same?

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I'm in the middle of rebuilding my steering column for my 69 non-tilt column. From taking it all apart, I see that some of the little parts could use some replacing. This weekend, the local Pick-a-part is having a 50% off sale, and I'm wondering what columns would have the same parts. I...
  7. Traction Bars. Yes or no?

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Curious as to the degree of improvement traction bars (specifically lakewoods bars) would give on my nova. I recently purchased a 73 with a relativly stock 327 making anywhere from 235-290 hp (havnt had it on the dyno, just a guess), matched up to a turbo350 and a 8.5" 10bolt. The reason i'm...
  8. 72 SS Intro

    Member Introductions
    Howdy all! Wow - looking some posts over, I see I have some homework to do to do a proper intro...:D I'll lay this out there - I'm a 2nd owner to a 72 true SS that I bought for $2000 in 1982. I've just completed 5.5 years doing a ground up rebuild!!!!! Had only about 30 days of drive time...
  9. New Member from Los Angeles!

    Member Introductions
    Glad to be apart of the site. Hope to gain much confidence as i will be rebuilding my 79' Nova. I'm sure the experience and knowledge of others will help drastically,..
  10. 19 year olds 71 nova build (watch out old farts here i come)

    3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    HELLO all, let me introduce myself. Names Devin and im 19 and building this car on a poor college kids budget! criticism and advice is appreciated thanks. so last year i bought a 71 nova. The guy who had it only bought it to pull a SUPER nice 383 out of it and then left the car to sit in his...
  11. '68 Chevy II Front-end Specs?

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hey I just got a '68 Chevy II and would like to rebuild the front end this weekend if possible. I have a kit but I don't want to start pulling the car apart unless I know the torque specs to put it back together. The Chilton's is on the way, but in the mean time, can anyone point me to a thread...
  12. First BBC for the big red!

    Drivetrain & Performance
    so i just picked up a bbc 454 for the nova, IMAG0117 by crazychrisbiker, on Flickr IMAG0115 by crazychrisbiker, on Flickr IMAG0116 by crazychrisbiker, on Flickr i do plan to semi-rebuild my bock. RE-using stock crank, rods, maybe pistons the motor is going in a 69 chevy nova which was...
  13. My 73 hatch rebuild

    3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    I bought this car on Kijiji up in Edmonton and had to have it towed down to where I live in Medicine Hat. I looked like a sweet deal, the guy I bought it from swore it had been dry for years. Said he was a welder and that he'd done a whole bunch of body work to get rid of rust. His work...
  14. What gasket kit for a 350?

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Rebuiling my 350, anyone know of a really good gasket kit for high performance thats also a good buy? Thanks ps Any tips for rebuilding an engine are welcome!
  15. Rebuilding my 350, Any suggestions or tips?

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Hey Guys, I'm pulling out my engine and trans bc I'm putting in a new 4 speed, and I figured while I had my engine out I would go through it and 1) See what it has ex. 4 or 2 bolt. and 2) try to upgrade it and get it running like a beast! The guy I bought it from basically put the engine back...
  16. Steering Column Help - Extra Parts

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Rebuilt the column on my 70 and I forgot where this bugger goes. its got to be some kind of preload spring but i cant find a spot for it. sorry for the poor quality image it was a cell phne camera.
  17. my 63 is a clunker!

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Hi all, I have a 63 with a freshly rebuilt L6 and a freshly rebuilt powerglide, by fresh I mean the car has less than 50 miles on it since the rebuild. Everything was running well on it except for a bit of a carb. problem so I picked up a rebuilt carb and took it to a mechanic to install and...
  18. progress on the 63 moordoor

    1st & 2nd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    I got my car back from having the engine compartment painted on Saturday. It looks about a hundred times better than it did and I am really quite happy with it. Started getting everything back in it over the weekend and thought I would post a few pics showing the progress. Not much more to go...
  19. Turbo 350 Rebuild Difficulty?

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I'm new to the transmission game (heck, I'm just learning a lot about cars now), but I was wondering... how hard is it to rebuild a Turbo 350? I think I can find a core that's in pretty good shape, but honestly... with a decent workbench and space, how hard is it on a scale of 1 to 10 for a new...
  20. Carb rebuild advice for a n00b

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Hi, This is my first post to the forum (and thank you for this forum!). My 62 Chevy II is having problems that my mechanic says will be fixed by a carb rebuild and then sent me on my way. I was excited to buy the rebuild kit and by the prospect of spending some quality time with my car...
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