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Hello everyone, Scott here, I just stumbled upon this site, so I have not had a lot of time to search it. I got my first Nova when I was 16, kinda a piece of crap to start, but solid. 1969 Chevy II. Started with a small block 305, moved up to a 350, then finally a 402. Had it till I built my house in 2000. Sold it to pay for the heating and plumbing systems. It was one of those things, get married knowing full well if I sell the car, I’d never get another one.
So let’s fast forward 19 years, divorced, sold house, change career and girlfriends a few times. Finally get a place to house all the toys I wanted when I was younger. Kids moved out, then in again. Well now it’s time for another Nova.
So, the new recruit is a 1970 carcass, solid I might add. Just need to finish up the body and chassis paint. This time around, I’m starting with a big block and 4 speed. The details are still in the planning stage, but something around 500 hp.
Now, where I need some help is in selecting a good, used 4 speed. I’m thinking of a Borg Warner Super T-10. I have not bought a used 4 speed before and would like some pointers on what to look for. Ie, how to tell if it’s a basket case or could just use a good cleaning and maybe some freshening up.
Sorry, no pics yet, but I will try to get some soon.
 

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Welcome to the site Scott. Where are you in Michigan? Quite a few Mi folks here on the site. We're in Portland. Great site with lots of folks that really know there stuff. Enjoy the site. :yes:
 

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Welcome to the site. I’m in the Metro Detroit area. This a great site where you should find almost all of your answers.


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welcome to the nova site from another michigan nova owner.
 

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:waving:Welcome from Wisconsin! :horse: Pics? Check out this thread, post in it and join our 3rd gen social group.
https://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=630617
Can't be of any help with the 4 speed question, but maybe post a question in the "Drivetrain & Performance" section to better target those that might be able to answer your question. Good luck getting her back on the road.
 

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Welcome to the site Scott. Where are you in Michigan? Quite a few Mi folks here on the site. Were in Portland. Great site with lots of folks that really know there stuff. Enjoy the site. <img src="http://www.stevesnovasite.com/images/yes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Yes" class="inlineimg" />
I grew up in Detroit, after moving around for 30 years, finally settled just south of Jackson in a small town called Horton.
Boy are they going to hate me when I get this thing running. Lol
 

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I grew up in Detroit, after moving around for 30 years, finally settled just south of Jackson in a small town called Horton.
Boy are they going to hate me when I get this thing running. Lol
WOW...I grew up in Jackson, lived there all my life except while I was in the service, came home and lived there until 1985. My daughter lives in Concord. Kinda small world over all. Don't get down there much anymore cause most all of the family is gone now.
 

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Welcome to the site!
Please keep us posted on your progress.
 
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