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  1. Possible first Nova could use some advice/help

    3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    Hello all, i have always wanted a nova and tomorrow I am going to check out a 74 Nova with a 383 Stroker. What things should i ask about / be looking for. so far i know it needs some interior (work dash/trim/center console need replaced and the right rear interior fender needs repaired or...
  2. Stroked 283

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Looking for info, has anyone done this? I have 66 nova 400 deluxe 4dr sedan that has its original 283 - 194 casting block, with a cast crank. Yes I have heard all 283 cranks are forged or steel, not true, some later 66 and 67 283 cranks are cast. I have a small journal forged 327 crank and it...
  3. Ground up 383 build first start up.

    3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    Hello everyone. Just started this thing up on Saturday. Due to budgetary constraints and limited time from a Navy life, it took a year and a half to complete. Hand made from start stand casters to air filter. It wasn't a perfect start, but I've at least gotten through the cam break in. I cropped...
  4. 383 stroker prep question

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Hello, I have a '74 with a 350 that I bought 1 year ago. When I bought it, it had just been rebuilt and bored 30 over. It has about 250 miles on the engine. Can I put a stroker kit in it as it sits? Or is there something I need to do to it? Are the cylinder walls still ok? Thanks, Doug
  5. Anyone looking for a 1969 Nova?!?!?!

    Ebay, etc. Discussion
    There is one in Albuquerque at a dealership. These guys seem to trade in luxury imports and American cars. They had a 1970 Chevelle with a 396 about six weeks ago. This Nova is Black and black interior, but it has a hood scoop. Looks nice while driving past it about 30'...
  6. Supercharged 383 or Turbocharged LS1?

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Hey everybody. My '71 has been sitting at my house in Washington while I've been stationed in San Diego for the Navy for the last 4 years. I have about a year left down here, and I am starting to get the itch again:devil:... I have a 383 stroker in her right now, I have always wanted to drop...
  7. nopassn 74 2-door - BBC conversion

    3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    Car was originally a straight-6. Was converted to 350 before we got it. Decided it was time for the hobby to car to get a new engine, but have opted for a big block. Car is still running/driving just fine on the well worn 350, and the 454 has been sourced. I've got it just about all torn down...