Well , I like this 'Father / Son' deal . . . for sure.
Plus, - - for the son - - There is no better learning tool than a "Chevy Six Motor" . Think about it . . . depending how u'r 194 'runs now' ; you can find a better 250 engine and make it look like the 194 stocker (plus, be happier , with better power). 1st question is : does u'r 63 have power steering ? If that answer is NO - - - then, the 250 engine
Will DROP - IN . Don't even change the (front sump oil pan -- - - - - use the "Rear Sump Oil PAN" ) , and make it really simple. (only will work - without P/S) ( in a 1st gen car) .
I've been driving my Nova for a very long time with the stock 250 motor & p/g trans (like 18 yrs.) . That gives you $ $ $ for other parts , or gas money going to school .
Now the real secret to having fun with u'r Chevy Six . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . is too install a T 5 5speed tranny. My T 5 trans has made a hugh difference in the " FUN FACTOR " of my Nova , and one of the Smartest moves I've made in the 23 yrs I've owned this car ( I'm the second owner, too).
I like your Chevy II very much , and looks to be a clean one also. Have Fun & Learn A lot . . . . . . . just my 2cents . . . . . . . jim
Anybody who has a 70's Rochester knows it's a pain to maintain, and way too complicated. Mine was rebuild last year, but recently it started acting up, and decided that it no longer wanted to cooperate with my timing. I had grown to absolutely hate the Rochester so I decided to replace it. I...
But , with those "old photobucket - blurd-out pictures !
Still some good info about what they used.
FYI ; I went to the " Pertronix Ingition" up-grade using my stock small dist. (been running for 22 + years ) .
AND, I really like the 'Paint Job & color , very much . . . . good job . . . . . jim
Ive had this Chevy II since 1998 and even sold it a couple of times. But it always comes back to me.
The last time I actualy drove it, was about 2 years ago. I was racing it in the NMCA over at Indy.
I had a Blast, went a few rounds in Open Comp and lost to the eventual winner.
I've technically had this guy in storage for about two years - but I'm finally making big progress on it. Replaced all the brake components, in the middle of re-wiring, interior is about 50% "restored" (needs carpet and seat covers and I'm done). I put in a th350, and am finishing up with a V8...
I am a little late starting a build thread but I guess it is better to do it late than never.
I have always admired the first generation Novas. My dad bought a 1963 Chevy II Nova 4 door when I was in high school sometime around 1993. He found a low milage, unmolested, car in fantastic...
it does not appear that my 65 Chevy 11 came with a factory radio/speaker. Trying to install a standard 4x10 speaker under dash, nowhere ro mount screws for speaker, need some kind of bracket, any ideas?