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Chevy Nova

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The Nova was a compact car manufactured in five generations by General Motors. The first four generations were equipped with front-engine, rear-wheel drive (FR) layout, while the last one was available in a front-engine, front-wheel drive (FF) layout.
  Either drill lock out   or try removing rear seat back for access
Chevrolet is by itself. Other GM makes can be interchanged with each other, but not Chevy.
  Clean the cables and bolts of all corrosion and tighten them so that the cables will not move. This will insure a good connection.jd
it could be a variate of things starter is bad, starter solenoid is bad, battery cable is bad, ground is bad, ignition is bad, there is really to many things to list as to why one wont crank with new battery but check these things first there not to hard to check and probably the problem.
  == Answer ==   Should be hel in place by 2 small screws in side the distributor cap
a v8 is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 and the distributor rotates clockwise.
Depends on the year
the 7th number will be an s
74 was, unfortunetly, a monumental year for the muscle cars. Smog, took over. Catalytic converters, HEI distributors, (which was the only good thing) unleaded only fuel. It was the proverbial, "knock out punch" to the gasping "muscle car" era. In 70, they had dome pistons. In 74, they were dished....
Dont do it....This is a clip job.. was popular a decade or two ago...Get a Mustang II kit from Chassis Eng in Iowa or somewhere else...Rack and pinion steering etc.. far better answer!
  This depends alot on what engine/tranny combination you have and how you drive it. When my '77 had the stock 305 2bbl / TH350 / 2.56 and I was in high school it got around 14mpg average. As the rings started failing, it got closer to 10. Not long after that point it threw a rod.
they should fit as it's the same body.
  first lower or remove the stering wheel.
I FOUND MY 72' NOVA VIN DETAILS HERE.. http://people.smu.edu/acambre/nova/decoders.html. GOOD LUCK
Most states seem to have rural communities, which are exempt. Find someone in one of those communities to MOVE in with. Some states will have a loophole buried somewhere, where if a vehicle has been worked on, and still will not pass, you can still get it through on waiver, somehow. Talk to your...
  == Answer ==     No there is no points distributor for that year. Courtesy of the Garage Guru Consultant.
Your local Chevy dealer, local parts store, or machine shop, out of the classified ads, go to the local dragstrip, and start asking around the pits......
  With enough money and skill anything is possible. However the '63 Nova's tires, suspension, steering, engine, brakes and drivetrain are all not set up for, nor do they lend themselves to drifting. At best you would probably have to increase the engine horsepower, rebuild the front suspension...
They didn't.answer: The story goes that they had to rename it because "no va" in Spanish means "it doesn't go."
You have to pull the column, which is amazing easy. Loosen the bolt at the collar, two bolts hold the flange to the inside of the firewall, one big plug handles all of the wiring, and then 2 bolts attach the collar at the bottom of the dash.
First off, you will need a timing light. Hook it up to the battery, and the inductive lead on the plug wire that runs to the front spark plug. This is cylinder number 1. Follow the fan belt to the bootom, or lowest pulley, it goes around. This is your crankshaft pulley. The pulley bolts to the...
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depends most chevys came stock with 2.89:1 ratio in the dif. however the easiest way to find out exactely what our vehicle has is to remove the dif cover plate and count the teeth on the ring gear, write that down, count the teeth on the pinion gear write that down and then divid the ring gear by...
they should as they are the same body style.
Order year one catalog they have them i do have year one for my 73 nova
  To the point, Nova translates in Spanish "does not go".
I think that the 74 is wider, but I am not positive. However, your answer would actually be, yes. Any hot rodder, can make anything fit anything, at any given time. As for bolting right up, I don't think so. Modifications would be needed.
Those are structural, on a sub frame car, and have to be cut off, and welded back on.
  Sure had one a few years back, what problems are you having or what questions do you have i can try and help
1-5-3-6-2-4 #1 cylinder is up front #1 spark plug. Front of head to rear goes 123456 cylinder#s
The 6-cylinder engine was an inline-6, there was no actual V6 in a Nova in 1976.
Depends on what engine it has in it. Being a 72 some one could have put a different engine in it.
If your talking about the frunk or front trunk, there is a side latch inside the car on the left under the steering column. If you talking about the deck lid in the middle of the car (where the motor is) there is another side latch on the driver's side of the car behind the driver seat.
The tail light bulbs are on a different circuit than the signal light/stop light bulbs. Check for a burnt fuse or a loose wire.
It's a simple 2 wire hookup. 1 hot wire 1 ground. Switch in hot wire optional. if you use a thermo, that will serve as the switch at preset temp. Ensure shroud fit's your core. Most fan kits come with easy to follow instructions & you just crimp the connectors.
No, the brackets & everything are different since the body changed that year. The 73 has that wide strip between bumper & body so the curved sides longer to take up the gap. I think wheelbase also changed slightly. The 73/4 are the same.
Either the powerglide, or a three on the tree. The four speed would have probably been an option, though senseless, and I doubt anyone ever ordered one with the 6. The same could probably be said about the Th350, though I am sure was offered.
Not really. There is a difference between the headlight rings.
It doesn't make a lot of difference. The fluid is pumped out of the trans, through the cooling coil in the radiator's side tank, then back to the trans. I think from the factory they come upper to upper and lower to lower.
  It's a corporate insider's code word for "ultra-high horsepower, Mustang teasing, lady-pleasing, attention stealing, muscle machine". It's used mostly in context to classic car shows and drag racing events.
yes 20 inch rims should fit on your nova with no problems But why would you want to? That's stupid. Nova is meant for the strip. Not show!
Put a container under the gearbox to let the fluid drain. Disconnect the pressure and return lines. There is a bolt with a nut that goes through the steering coupler that has to be removed. Jack the car up on the driver's side. There is 3 bolts that come through the frame that you will have to...
All but the LT-1, which had a special oiling system on it, take 5, quarts. The LT-1, takes 5.5.
No the first and most important thing you can do is replace the cam and heads. Everything else is junk. get competition headers from hooker since they are just about the only headers you will find for that car. Then just get some Jegs aluminum heads and a cam with .45 lift max unless you want to get...
  == Chevy V8 engine firing order ==     It depends on which engine you are talking about. For early small block Chevy V8 the firing order is   1 8 4 3 6 5 7 2 with the cylinders numbered odd (1 3 5 7) on the drivers side and (2 4 6 8) on the passengers side.
"Fixing" a wiring harness, never seems to turn out well. Even for a pro. I would suggest you get a hold of someone like Year 1, or another reproduction company. Purchasing a new one, would be a drop in the bucket, compared to the bill the fire dept., may hand you along side the highway, after...
Two things you should look at first.... 1. If the engine components haven't been updated much or at all....get an HEI distributor and ditch the points and condensers. 2. Many Novas from that time had drum brakes on the FRONT as well as the back...switch the front (at least) to disc! You can either...
  == Answer ==   I had the same question. Seems it does not have a PCV valve.
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The early 71s had 9 to 1 with a 74 cc head and a 1.72 inch valve. they changed the pistons to 8.5. So if your rebuilding an early 307 and its got flat tops in it, its got 9 to 1. If you got dishes or little bowls in the pistons its got 8.5 to 1.
  == Answer ==   Hello,     I am afraid that the voltage regulator is INTERNAL. Which means that you will have to replace the alternator to fix your problem. This is an under the Z job and I think it is a 2.3hr labor rate at the shop. I can do them in about 30-45 minutes.    ...
  == Answer ==   All of the Marks used an IRS 8.8" setup. So, your ring & pinion is 88.
  17s is probably the biggest u can fit but will still rub frame n wont have that much of a clearance for turn   17s is probably the biggest u can fit but will still rub frame n wont have that much of a clearance for turn
You'll need to buy the correct tools, then follow the instructions included. Any auto parts supplier can get the kit. Make sure you get the oil holes lined up.
Answer . \nInside the engine, mounted to the block. The oil pan must be removed to access the pump.
if the backspacing is 5.5"
No, Chevy SS only came in a two door, good luck
Answer: It took me a while to find it too. Its under the bumper. but as soon as you release that latch you have to lift the hood and release the second latch in the usual place under the hood.
There are two;first one under front bumper; then one between hood & top of Grill.
194CI, 250CI, or a 283, unless you install new motor mounts, good luck
No. Only 1 body style in 68. The notchback came in 74, I think.
I cannot say that I ever heard of the Nova concurs, until the mid, to late 70's. Now, in 67, I know they made a Canadian version of the Nova. I think it was called the "Arcadia" maybe. Anyway, it had a different front end on it. An L-72 version went accross the auction block at Barret Jackson, I...
With the prices some of these old Chevies are bringing, I would definitely, unless you know the history of the car, verify exactly what your working with. Trace the vin number, on line. Just to make sure that you do not have some rare SS, or something. Which, would somewhat dictate your direction....
Buy a 1969 non s.s. nova, change the decals and grill
 == Answer ==   The alternator has a built in voltage regulator. 
Should be on left side facing motor down at bottom of engine near the fire wall.
Typically you fill to just below the fill hole, I usually use a smaller Allen wrench to check it. if it is to about the middle of the short end I just leave it. This is usually pretty close to two quarts.
Not enough gas in the tank and it sloshes to the back!
Operating temp is control by the thermostat. They range from 160 deg. to 195 deg. they force the engine to at least be that temp. The engine itself can reach as high as 210 deg. on it's own over even higher when working hard. Just normal running with a good 190 thermostat should run around 200 deg.
  turn the bezel nut off the ignition switch, then insert the ignition key into the ignition and get yourself a paper clip and put one end of the paper clip into the small hole next to the key and push in and turn the key to the left and the ignition lock will pull out, then you need to reach...
    1,8,4,3,6,5,7,2 with 1,3,5,7 on the left side and 2,4,6,8 on the right side
I believe 1967 for Chevy cars and 1972 for Chevy trucks.
Since it's a Chevy....good luck with that. Not trying to be a smart azz about it, but the only GM company I know that kept their records on the cars was Pontiac.
Yes it will bolt right on
By all means, yes. Right time era, and excellent candidate. That car was available, at one point, with a LT-1 350, which was one of the vette/Z28 motors, and, there was even an SS big block version, of that car. To do minor disection of the car, it is nothing more than a camaro, underneath. Same...
  == Answer ==     The voltage regulator is located in the alternator
 Front: 4" x 10"  Rear deck: 6" x 9"  
I used 66, 67 Chevelle buckets in my 64. I know camaro buckets will fit, as well. The factory put buckets in the SS version of that car, so the restoration companies will offer a replacement. The ever popular GTO buckets will fit, as well a s firebird. If you want a bench, I cannot advise you on...