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  1. steering column compatibility

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    hey guys so my steering column has a lot of issues and i am going to buy a new one when i swap out my engine and tranny in the next year but i wanna drive the car between now and then so im wondering is it fine to buy a 4 speed steering column and install it right now when i just have a...
  2. my powerglide trans doesn't like high gear

    Drivetrain & Performance
    hi everyone I have a 62 nova 400 with a 194 and a powerglide trans. when diving from a stop, once i get to about 3000 rpms it shifts into high gear but after a few seconds it shifts back down to 1st gear and wont shift back up until I stop and then gradually speed up and then it does the same...
  3. Engine/Trans options for 66 Chevy II

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Hey guys. My fathers first car was a '66 Chevy Nova V8 Sport Coupe. He bought it used in '73 and broke it down (to build a dragster), stored it in my grandparents garage and never put it back together. Fast forward to 2020. I am now starting my first muscle car restoration project. Unfortunately...
  4. Jeffco trans

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Anyone running jeffco trans what you think about it? My application bbc nova street/strip building a 800 plus bbc ford 9in with 370s any used ones for sale??
  5. TH350 Transmission cooler lines

    Drivetrain & Performance
    73 Nova / 2-door /350 engine / TH350 Auto Trans / Trans cooler / long tube headers. What type of transmission coolant lines are you guys using? Hard, steel braided or rubber? I recently added a trans cooler because my radiator was full of brown bubbling rust, which I also replaced. The hard...
  6. 99-00 LQ4 crank w/ Super T-10?

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Hello, I have an LS2 that I will be mating to a B.W. Super T10. My initial plan was to use a conversion flywheel that is 0.400" deeper. However I believe my crank is beyond repair from a spun rod bearing. Sooo… could I get a 1999-2000 LQ4 crankshaft (6.0 truck/suburban engine) that is 0.400"...
  7. 73 Nova Reverse lights always on

    I have a 73 nova with an automatic th350. The steering column shifter has been replaced with a B&M floor shifter. The reverse lights are always on whenever the car is running. A few other issues that could be related... The red "BRAKE" light in the dash cluster is always on unless I press the...
  8. 200-4R local builder suggestions

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I live in Kansas City area, i am looking a good transmission shop to build a 200-4R. I have read all about Jake shoe, Chris at CK Performance but i want someone local not half a continent away. Does any one have suggestions? Any first hand experience with any shop in KC area?
  9. LS1 T56 to a Vortec 350

    LSx Forum
    Hi all, finally sick of my worn out leaky th350 and deciding to go for a T56 swap in my '70 Nova. Not sure if this should be in LSx... let me know. I am doing research on a T56 swap and trying to purchase parts this week. I know a guy who knows a guy with a wrecked '02 WS6 looking to sell the...
  10. Transmission Codes?

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I have been driving my little convertible around since 1994 enjoying the "three on the tree". The tranny was overhauled in 1997 and has about 3000 miles since then. What caused me to even question this was that this past month I had the engine rebuilt (first time it has been opened since 1962)...
  11. TH350 Trans not shifting / kickdown cable question

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Got me engine working, now onto transmission issues. Main problem - th350 not shifting engaging Before i started the engine for the first time I was able to shift from park to neutral to push the car around. I got the engine started and tired to shift but nothing happened. The transmission...
  12. Trans upgrade with i6 question

    Drivetrain & Performance
    anyone ever change out a power glide to a trans with OD on an inline 6? what trans is best for this? and what other info can ya offer on the process? my plans are to change the trans out to something with OD but maybe in the future swap the motor out. so is there a specific trans that would...
  13. Cold Weather, Hard Shifting 3 Speed, and A Snapped Shifter

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Ok, someone tell me you've heard of this before! Tonight it dipped into the 30's. I got in my 1963 L6 194 4 door with a 3 on the tree. After starting the car I found it real hard to shift into 1st. I had to pull super hard on the shifter to get it into gear. I've had this problem before during...
  14. Transmission Temperature Gauge

    Hey Everyone, I'm going to install a thermometer for my new 700r4 transmission because i want to make sure it operates at the ideal temp and doesn't get too hot. Would i get an accurate reading if i put a "T" shaped fitting for my plan . I plan to screw the "T" fitting directly into the...
  15. Consecutive trans leaks: pan to hose to front

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Hey guys and thanks for your time. I have a 73 350 with an automatic powrglide. I bought it from a careless amatuer who was in the beginning phases of prepping it for racing. The engine had been completely overhauled but I couldnt drive the car cause of the battery when I first bought it. So...
  16. Th400 doin it right!

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I just put a chevy zz502 in my 1970 nova. And of course problems have now occurred. Transmission was leaking on to the headers. What went from possible gaskets now means I need it rebuilt. With only 500 miles on it in 2years. It's a th400. Anyways I'm going to spend the money to rebuild it. What...
  17. clutch replacement

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I have a 1972 Nova with a muncie 4 speed manual in it. I don't know much of anything about muncies or clutches for that matter. I feel like it is slipping and i am losing power. Can i adjust this clutch or should i just get it replaced? If it does need to be replaced does anyone know roughly how...
  18. 1973 Nova TH400 and Small block swap, need help with mounts?

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I have a small block and a TH400 that I would like to install in my '73. My problem is that I can't figure out a transmission mount. The thing is, for those who don't know, '73s never came with TH400s. '68 to '72s had them, but only behind big blocks, and the big block engine and tranny mounts...
  19. 200-4r transmission questions...

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I have a 63 with a 194/pwrglide and would like to add some o/d for the highway. Found this on eBay Is this a good deal?? What trans is the easiest to do to swap out a...
  20. Gear vendors OD

    4th Generation Nova's
    I am looking at a gear vendors over drive for my 78 with a 400 tranny. Has anyone use/ installed these before? I'm looking for some advice/comments/opinions before I make this big purchase. Do you know if you have to do any major modifications in order for it to fit?