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Hello guys, I'm newer here. Glad to know you.
I have a '68 Chevy Nova II, 4 door, 6 cyl 230 powerglide, original drivetrain. A friend offered a 283 engine, so I'm thinking in change the old 6 cyl for this V8. I would be grateful if someone here could answer some doubts:
- The 6 cyl powerglide will work nice with the 283? I need to modify something in the powerglide?
- And the rear drivetrain, my car has stock single leaf spring and differential (I don't know the ratio or type of the differential), would they support the V8 torque?
- What are the parts than I need to change in this swap? Front springs? Radiator? sometihing more?
I'm from Brazil and here is difficult to find a V8 powerglide or V8 Chevy parts. I'm not looking for performance, the reason is than I prefer the V8 engines. :)

thanks!
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I think the engine change will work just fine for you.

GM put the powerglide behind the V8, so that should not be a problem.

Rear gears are a matter of choice and a stock 283 does not have enough torque
to harm them.

Of course you will need V8 motor mounts.
 

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Ok thanks for the help friend,

Motor mounts aren't a problem, small parts I can buy at Ebay.

tks!

I think the engine change will work just fine for you.

GM put the powerglide behind the V8, so that should not be a problem.

Rear gears are a matter of choice and a stock 283 does not have enough torque
to harm them.

Of course you will need V8 motor mounts.
 

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You will need to take off the six cylinder motor's mounting plates and get V8 units well as the matching V8 motor mounts.
Your Six cylinder powerglide needs a V8 torque converter too.
Other parts to replace:
Radiator
Front suspension springs
Exhaust headers must be for Nova

See other threads here for a good list or check out Vendors like Chevy II Only who sells all the conversion parts.
 
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