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I have been looking at this forum for a couple of weeks now when I found out that I might be able to buy my late uncle's 73 Nova.

Well I bought it and drove it home from Edmonton to my home down by Waterton Park yesterday.

It is a 73 Nova Custom hatchback with a 355ci/375hp, 4 speed, 3.08 limited slip (eaton) rear end. It was rebuilt about 9 years ago by as said my uncle and he put about 1000 miles a year on since.

I have just taken my first pics and will try to figure out how to post.

One thing I have noticed and my aunt and cousin pointed this out is that the transmission seems to lock up if you are not careful when putting it into reverse. If it does lock up you have to reach underneath to push one of the shift rods forward.

Anybody heard of this and have a fix for it. I got it to lock up outside my shop but have to jack one side up to reach underneath which would make it almost impossible to fix if out on the road.

Car really needs very little but I am re-searching replacing the 73 bumpers and grille with 72 ones as I like the look way better. Any thoughts?

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Hey thanks for the quick reply. I think it is a B&M/Hurst shifter so I will try to search on those key words here and maybe on the net in general to see what I can come up with.

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Welcome from southern alberta

Hey good to hear of a local to me nova guy I have a 73 nova I put 70 front end and rear bumper on mine looks way better
 

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Did you have to replace the bumper brackets also?

Also did you do the grille? I would like to put in the blacked out SS grille.

I of course will still keep all the original parts but like to play.
 

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TO SNS , :waving:


PICS ARE HIGHLY DESIRED AND ENCOURAGED, :pics: GLAD TO HAVE YOU WITH US,
ENJOY THE SITE! :thumbsup:

 
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