I picked the car up yesterday, and loving it as expected.My 1963 Nova SS has a modified 283 and a power glide --- the entire car is stock except for the engine and I want to keep it that way. I have a 2500 rpm stall torque convertor in the power glide and wish I would have put a 3000 rpm stall in it as the engine has low torque and the car is light. Power glides were used in Corvettes, Nova's etc...Chevrolet used power glides for years in many cars. My high school Nova had a 302 in it with a power glide. I drove the High School car and my current car everywhere. My current Nova does 3000 rpm at 70 mph with 308 gears . The 350 small block will be fine with the power glide. Enjoy your new Nova. FYI the power glide was one of the strongest automatics built by GM and a lot of dragsters use modified power glides today! .
The PG is definitely a gas hog, but liking it so far. It has 300 gears and runs about the same at 70 (3k rpm) on the highway. It does have a 3500 stall...I still don’t know what the hell it means yet. Lol.