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  1. 4th gen small to big block conversion

    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...
  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. Powerglide Modification

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Seeing as an engine swap in my '65 from 194ci to a 327 SBC is ineffivitable, are there any modifications that need to be done so the 2speed powerglide can handle the higher amounts of torque and horsepower of the small block engine? I am aware that I will need a new radiator and will have to...
  4. 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...
  5. small block (383) vs big block (502)

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Hi, I'm pretty much new, or a beginner, to engines and hopefully will begin working on my project this fall. It's just a general question I have to help me choose which engine to go for. So my dillema is that I would really like a Big block in my 74 (preferably a 502), but all of the people I...