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I have been fascinated with Nova's since i was a kid, My dad was an original owner of a 70 ss .. Well im trying to follow in his footsteps even thought the Son of a B left my mom when i was 3! Enough of the boring stuff. I have a 72 Nova which i just bought last week ( even though ive had a nice roller in my garage for the last 2 years) I just dropped it off at the body shop. I bought a BB 396 w/turbo 400 2 years ago that ready to drop in, this nova had a 350/350 in it. I wanna know other than BB springs and New radiator w/ electric fans is there any other issues im gonna run into. will the stock driveshaft work . The rear is a 10 bolt posi with 3:73 gears. Is there any gurus that live in the inland Empire that can help a first timer.
 

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i think ,,

i think you have to get big block frame mounts to move the engine over a bit to make room for the steering box ,,,, and maybe the cross member might need some mods ,,,
 

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Yeah i got the motor mounts for the big block, is there really some mods to the crossmember ...any help on that would be greatly appreciated
 

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frame mounts ,,

the ones i'm referring to are bolted to the frame , then the motor mounts bolt to that ,, i'd get some moroso solid motor mounts if it wuz me,, i've never done this swap myself so i'm gonna shush
 

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my car was a 350/350 and i installed a 454/400, driveshaft will work, but youll need a 400 yoke (i have one) and a big to little u joint ($35 DTS), you need a 400 crossmember but the 350 crossmember will work with a few mods, first slide it back to the last hole, make a plate to reach back to the 400 mount and your done but the cross member will only have 2 bolts not 4, this is how mine is. If you reuse yours and have a deep pan you will also have to knotch out the lip on the crossmember, if its stock your ok. good luck.
 
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