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  1. Axel moves....

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Passenger side axel moves forward and backwards sliding on the leaf spring. How do i fix this? What pictures do you need to look this over and get an idea of what's wrong?
  2. do I need to upgrade my suspension for a v8

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    hi everyone Im trying to plan out a v8 swap for my 62. my plan is to put a 383 stroker, not sure yet about the transmission. my question is do I need to do anything with my suspension. i thought for sure that I would have to upgrade, but I have read a few threads and some guys are saying that...
  3. 4 corner weights for 3rd gen BBC or SBC

    3rd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    I am trying to figure out the 4 corner weights of a 3rd gen (mines a 73 but anything would give me a better idea than what I have now.) I could kick myself that I didn't weigh the car on the truck scale right by my house before tearing it down, I know after all the modifications the weights...
  4. 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.
  5. Leaf spring selection

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I'm looking to put new leaf springs on my 78 nova. I could go with stock or add a little height to give it the little more aggressive look, which I want. Anybody done this and how much height should I add...1 inch 2 inch...?? More?? I dont want it to look ridiculous either. If you got pics...
  6. Swappable Suspension for 3rd Gen?

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    First off, i'm an amateur mechanic and newbie, please go easy on me. I have a 73 that needs suspension underneath it. My question is, would the other X body platforms (Omega, Apollo, Ventura, Skylark, etc.) suspension be swappable to my nova? If there were same year ranges (years 71-74?). I also...
  7. 2nd Gen rear upper shock plates

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Does anyone know where I can pick up 2 upper plates for my rear shocks on a 67 nova? They seem to be almost extinct! Thanks.
  8. 1st Gen Smith Racecraft Strut Front End

    1962-67 Chevy II parts
    I am selling my New Chevy II Smith Racecraft Chrome Moly Strut Front end (Fits 1962-1967) Everything is new. It has been used for mach up only. It is the total package.. 4130 Chromoly Front Motor Plate (LS) Mid Motor Plate Control Arms Brake line kit Braided Brake lines Rack & Pinion Rack Mount...
  9. Springs and suspension refresh on third gen

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hi all, I am looking at refreshing the suspension on my 1970 Nova. As with everyone id like to keep things on a tight budget but still do it right. So i am looking for recommendations of parts i missed or usually shouldn't bother replacing. Here is the list of parts i am looking at replacing...
  10. Leaf Springs - Which ones for this Rear End???

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hello All, Need some advice / help in determining what type of Leaf Spring I need for a 10 Bolt Chevy nova rear end. I believe this is a 71non posi rear. Does not have U bolts. Do I need 4 , 5 or 1 leaf springs or does it matter. Would appreciate it if anyone has some leads / advice. thx.. AB
  11. Homemade roll bar 73 nova

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    A while ago my brother gave me what appears to be an entire roll cage that was cut out of a vehicle. My 73 2-door Nova has bucket seats with no carpet and needs new floor pans. I'm considering adding a roll bar when I do the floor pans and I have some questions. I have more than enough tubing...
  12. Handling and power; suspension swap for my engine swap?

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hey all- hoping for someone with a bit more experience to help me out with this question so I can consider my options before moving forward. I have a 73 Nova with a 350 that's reaching the end of it's life. The car is my daily so I'm looking into engine swap options/efi/etc etc etc. My buddy...
  13. Spring Replacement Question - 2 or 4?

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hey all! After swapping a SBC 383 stroker into my 4-door '74 Olds Omega, I finally got around to changing the front springs to the correct-for-V8 Nova rate (along with a set of Bilsteins). The car sits a little high in the front, which is fine, as these new springs have zero miles on them and...
  14. Camber issue - rebuild front end - how hard is it?

    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...
  15. Inner fender removal?

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Have a fairly pretty bay, putting tubular upper and lower arms (link below, feel free to tell me pos/neg if need be) and 3" hotchkiss lowering springs as well, and all of these pretty colors and upgrades and my ugly drilled up dirty inner fenders and rubber are ruining it. I run 255 street...
  16. 64 suspension, brakes, and steering upgrades

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Hi guys, I'm relatively new here, but I love the collaborative spirit. I am gearing up to start what is a big project for me and I'm hoping you guys could loan some of that "been there/done that" knowledge to me in preparation. I want to upgrade my 64 Chevy II suspension, brakes and steering...
  17. SVRA/ Vintage Trans-Am styled Gen 3 Nova? - suspension/brakes/tire recommendations?

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Here' an idea that I've been knocking around in my head for while, I'm sure I'm not the first one but I've had little success in finding information aside that from: http://www.pozziracing.com/first_gen_suspension.htm As you probably know the sub frame out of a Gen 1 Camaro is identical to...
  18. Junk yard bolt in posi rear for 73

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I'm looking for a rear end that I can drop n pop in..... I was thinking about something with discs n good daily driving gears.... I have a 2011 L20 (4.8 vvt) swap going in or possibly ls1 (waiting on deal to go through) not set on tranny yet.... But I would like to locate a donor. Any...
  19. TCI Rear Suspension Adjustments

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I am trying to raise the rear end of my '64 Nova just a bit to give me more tire clearance in the wheel wells. I have 255/ 40R17 Kumho tires on the back and they will rub if I enter a corner too fast and gets worse if anyone is in the back seat...even rubs if I creep over a speed bump. (front...
  20. Subframe nearly drags the ground!

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    Sup guys? I've got an issue here with my 78 sitting WAY too low! It originally had the L6 now has a small block. I went to add headers and 3in exhaust, but when i sat the car on the ground the header collectors are only a couple inches off the ground and i noticed everything else in the front...
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