Chevy Nova

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.

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Gasser race cars?

Gasser race care, or simply "gassers," were a class of 1/4-mile drag racers that ran on gasoline as opposed to alcohol or other more exotic fuel such as nitro-methane. The classes for these "gassers" were many and, in the '60's when they were extremely popular, the most well-remembered body style being the '33, '40 or '41 Willys coupe. Bench-engineering in those days leaned toward power more than aerodynamics and, since these cars typically ran between 10-second and 16-second quarter mile times, the nose of the vehicle was raised up to promote "weight transfer" to the rear tires on launch. Today, with much faster times, the nose is typically lowered to promote down-force at very high speeds. Classes were determined by weight to (engine) cubic inch ratio and everything from a supercharged Willys coupe to the family sedan could be raced in the "gas" classes. The gassers died out in the early '70's when bracket racing became popular. Bracket racing pits unlike vehicles against one another with a "handicapped" starting system to equalize the race and allow for more racing to occur. In the old days, the racer would stretch the rules of his class in building his car to the max and race "heads up" with another racer who thought he could find a better way within the "rules." Those were the days. I own an ex-racer gasser. It's a replica 1927 Ford roadster, full-fendered, not the "T-bucket" (fenderless) that many street-rodders build. My car raced in the '60's and was owned by Willie Johnson, a rare African-American drag racer. The car was powered by a 1957 Corvette motor, 283 cubic inch displacement. It was supercharged with fuel injection and, near the end of its career, raced in the AA/G ("A" for weight-to-displacement, "A" for supercharged and "G" for "Gas" class). With a mere 100-inch wheelbase, it was a wild ride.

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What is nova-naprox used for?

Naproxen belongs to the class of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is used to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used for the relief of minor aches and pains in muscles, bones, and joints; mild-to-moderate pain accompanied by inflammation in injuries (e.g., sprains and strains); and menstrual cramps.

It relieves pain and reduce swelling and inflammation by reducing a substance in the body that leads to inflammation and pain.

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How do you adjust 600 cfm holley?

The idle speed and idle mixture are the first things to adjust and are very easy. If there is an off-idle stumble or a bog, you'll need to make adjustments to the accelerator pump and possibly the power valve to suit your engine. Here is a link to a Holley manual that explains it in detail:

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Chevy Nova

How do you replace the ignition switch on a 1967 Chevy Nova?

Its up underneath the dash. There are four bolts and three wires, black, red and orange and you are done.

the first answer is from someone who has very obviosly never even seen a nova ignition switch. if you have the key, simply put the key in the ignition and leave it in the off position. take a paper clip and insert it into the small hole next to the key, this will allow you to push the switch in further and twist the key counterclockwise allowing the whole unit to slide out.

if you don't have the key, good luck. its a nightmare.

Actually, I think you need to insert the paper clip while the key is in the "accessory" position, then push in and turn counterclockwise. The cylinder can be removed at this point, and you can then remove the bezel nut that holds the ignition switch in place.

both of these answers are telling you how to remove the lock cylinder. the ignition box or switch "both names are commonly used," is on the top of the steering column under the dash. there are two bolts and a wiring harness attached to ignition box. simply remove the two bolts and unplug the wires, remove and reinstall. the hardest part is adjusting the box so the actuator bar is pushing switch into proper position. if you are talking about the lock cylinder go with one of the obove answers. Wow. When the key is on the column, is when they went to the rod type system. On that Nova, it is on the dash, attached to the lock, and tumbler. One piece. the third answer, is the most accurate.

Chevy Nova

What is the bolt pattern on 1972 Chevy Nova?

5 x 4 3/4"

Chevy Nova

What is the firing order for a 1974 Chevy Nova?

On the Chevy V8 SB the firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 the distributor turns clockwise and the cylinders are numbered while facing the front of the engine or car number 1-3-5-7 will be on your right and numbers 2-4-6-8 will be on your left. , EzForJesus

this guy is correct but does he know that the nova has a 350 small block?

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How to remove upper and lower front end ball joints for a 1968 Chevy Nova?

you need a pickle fork to drive between the control arm and the ball joint to separate them.

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Did the Chevy Nova sell poorly in Mexico?

This urban legend is often taught in marketing classes. In truth, however, the Chevy Nova sold perfectly well in Latin America. The legend says that the car sold poorly because the word "Nova" is similar to the phrase "no va" which translates to "doesn't go." There was no confusion, however, as the pronunciation of the two phrases is different, "Nova" having the accent on the first part of the word and the phrase "no va" having the accent on the second word. uses the example of selling a dinette set set in the US called "Notable" wouldn't suggest to consumers that there is "no table" in the set. There was, and still is a gasoline sold in Mexico under the trade name Nova. Further information can be found at

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Where is the voltage regulator located in a 1988 Ford Ranger 4x4 V6 extended cab?

inside the alternator.

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Chevy Nova

How do you replace the alternator and starter in a 1988 Chevy Nova?

it's been a while since i have worked on these machines, but i will try. the alternator should be on the top right/left of the motor. there should be a bolt that is on a mount with a slot on it.(i'm basing this of my experienc, i could be wrong). loosening the bolt should allow you to move the alternator making the belt easy to remove. after that, there should be a couple of bolts left to remove. check all over, on top/bottom, behind, everywhere!

i'm going to guess that the starter is under the motor towards the "back end" i.e. opposite end of the alternator. that should only have a few electrical lines and bolts on it. NOTE: spray some WD40 on the bolts to loosen them! do not try to remove the bolts without spraying them with something. those bolts will be a bear to remove.

i hopes this helps.

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Where is the voltage regulator located in your 87 300ZX or is it internal?

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. Before you do replace the alternator please keep in mind 2 things. First, buy an alternator with a lifetime warranty!!!!! There have been a few bad batches of diodes within the alternator and a few of us had to replace the alternators every few weeks a time or two. Or you could purchase an OEM one but they are pretty expensive. Second, if you do not have a set of METRIC RATCHING WRENCHES, THEN PLEASE BUY THEM BEFORE STARING ON THIS PROJECT! There is not alot of room to work and sockets just don't cut it! Believe me, the right tool makes all of the difference! You will also need a 15mm or 17mm socket and a bungee cord. It is alot easier to swing down the sway bar but before you do lash it up with the bungee cord so you don't hit yourself on the head :) You will also have to remove the skidpads underneath and don't be heart broken when you will snap off the heads of a few 10/12mm bolts. This happens! You do not need to remove your alternator belt but clipping it out of the way helps. Also, YOU NEED TO COMPLETELY DISCONNECT YOUR BATTERY!!!!!!!! For more advice on your Z: Anna N. DesignQuest Auto Enhancing Tri-State Z Car Club IZCC #11540 Z31 #2524

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Is 1972 nova bumper brackets the same as 1973 nova bumper brackets?

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Can 20 inch rims fit on 1968-1972 Chevrolet novas?


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How do you remove the ignition cylinder lock from a 1970 nova?

If you pull the turn signal swithch out of the way ther is a small slot with casting flash in it, there is a screww stand in the same are, take a a small flat screwdriver and punch out the casting flash, turn the ignition to the "run" position and take a flat tool like a feeler guage and push down on the lock cylinder release, it will take afew tries, you will feel it push in about 1/16" or so, keep pushing and pull the cylinder out at the same time. My email is, I could send a picture if you read this before I finish rebuilding my column. Dennis

He's right I had to do the same once after I couldn't get her to crank. I realized something was altered in the interior when I Bought it from a guy in Tennessee. Sammy.

i have a question, how ya supposed to turn it to the ON position when the key wont work.

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Can 20 inch rims fit on a 1976 Chevrolet Nova SS?

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!

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Chevy Nova

How do you replace the alternator on a 1986 Chevy Nova Hatchback?

It's easy. Having a repair manual like a Haynes would make it even easier, simply because of the pictures, but I'll try and describe it.

First, disconnect the negative terminal on the battery, followed by any electrical connections between the alternator and everything else. Now, when you're looking at the alternator from the front of the car, at the very bottom is an adjustment bolt for the belt...loosen that so that there is a bit of slack on the belt. On the side of the alternator (I don't remember which side, sorry) are two bolts...simply undo those and it'll come right out. Installation is the reverse of removal, but make sure you tighten the belt to the specified tension.

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How do you change a heater core in a 1963 Chevy II Nova?

it's in the heater box under the glove box.simply disconnect the hoses under the hood,and take the heater box out from under the dash get a new core and install

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What is the horsepower of 454 1975 Chevy engine?

A 73 454 had 265 horse so I'm sure a 75 had less than that.

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Where is the PCV valve on 2000-2001 v6 DOHC 24 valve Taurus?

Ford Taurus PCV valve locationOn my 2001 Ford Taurus SEL, 24 valve, DOHC engine, the pcv valve is located not where you think it would be. The best way to tell you how to locate it is to follow one of the largest hoses (it's not big...probably 3/4 i.d.) coming out of the throttle body and follow that down to where it mates up to the pcv valve.

To help locate the hose, it will be underneath the throttle body and will have a grey hose clamp. The hose will also form an "L". It also turns to a plastic hose too, if that helps. So... rubber "L" hose to plastic hose back to rubber fitting, then the pcv valve.

Another description...The pcv valve is on the driver's side of the car, in the top-middle of the engine under a wiring harness and close to the fuel rail. Naturally, Ford put this next to a lower radiator hose entering the engine block too. In all, it's in the worst spot ever for a pcv valve, if you ask me.

To access this, you really need to remove the whole plastic intake and throttle body. Maybe a professional mechanic could do it without doing this, but I'd have to see it to believe it.

One more thing I forgot to add. The pcv valve for this is made by Motorcraft (part number EV-243 or part number EV-268) EV-268 has a metal hose wrapped around the part. I was told that on some Ford minivans, the metal tube is for coolant to run through.... I guess to keep the valve cool. Anyway, you won't need this for your Taurus. Simply bend it slightly and pull it off. The valve, you'll notice, has square-like sides. This is to allow you to put a pair of pliers on it to remove the old and insert the new. The part has to be turned about a quarter turn counter-clockwise to remove and the opposite to install. You'll also see that it has a rubber o-ring on it to seal it in the block. You won't be able to reach it well with just your fingers, unless you were to remove the wiring harness and fuel rail. So... simply use a pair of pliers to reach under the wiring harness and grasp the square-sides of the valve and twist it counter-clockwise to remove. I didn't need much pressure at all to remove it, although I read online where one guy's cracked when he did it. He claimed it was in there so long that the piece was seized in the opening. Mine simply twisted out and I twisted the new back in.

AnswerIt is below the egr valve close to the intake manifold below the intake air sensor, there is a tube running to it from the engine to recirculate exhaust air with fresh air, there is a clamp holding it to the air intake that you need pliers to remove, then you need to turn counter-clockwise 90 degrees to remove, do the reverse to install. to make it easier to access remove the upper intake. The pcv valve is not visible, however, you can identify it by the 3" inch long rubber hose that connects to the steel line running into the bottom of the intake. I have the part and am going to replace it soon, although Ford really makes it difficult to remove it - pcv valve is located just under the throttle body. remove air cleaner assembly from throttle body and you will see a u shaped hose running horizontally. Answer:My 2000 Mercury Sable with a 24V DOHC 3L Duratec tripped the diagnostic trouble codes P0171 and P0174 (system too lean banks 1 and 2). I pulled off the 2 rubber elbow boots on the vacuum lines leading to the air intake covers and they were deteriorated (ripped apart as I removed them). Although they were 90 degree angle boots, I replaced them with 45 degree boots I found on a Taurus at the junk yard. The "check engine light" came on again on the 3rd trip. Ran my finger under the barely visible rubber elbow on the vacuum hose under the housing containing the MAF sensor (I presume the hose leads to the PCV valve) and felt a split in the rubber. To avoid the hassle of taking off the air intake manifold, I wrapped that section of hose tightly with electrical tape. I erased the codes with my scanner and haven't had a problem since. My next steps would have been to check the EGR valve and sensor, DPFE sensor, PCV valve, and air intake manifold gasket.

under the air intake on the drivers side

follow the pcv valve tube from under the air intake manifold

down to the left

i found mine and removed it with a 22mm deep well socket

after removing the wiring loom plastic screw and the plastic shield about the throttle cable to gain hand access

the pcv valve turns 180 degrees cc wise and pulls out

good luck

2003 Taurus SES w/DOHC 3.0L V6I was doing a tune up and had to remove the upper intake manifold to access the coil and rear bank of plugs. Since I had the upper intake off, I changed the PCV valve. However, it may be possible to do it without taking the upper intake manifold off.

The PCV valve is located underneath the injector wiring harness and next to the coolant hose. All of this stuff is underneath the upper intake manifold/throttle body assembly. The PCV valve is mounted horizontally and sticks out toward the driver side front wheel. It has a straight rubber hose about 3" long that completely covers the PCV valve so that you cannot tell what it is. That 3" rubber hose connects to a black plastic tube that runs out of the gallery underneath the injector wiring harness and turns toward the throttle body. There, the black plastic tube connects to a molded rubber elbow that is clamped to the underside of the throttle body.

That molded elbow and black plastic tube are distinctive and will lead you straight to the PCV valve. The black plastic tube easily pulls out of the molded rubber elbow as it is not clamped. Follow the black plastic tube under the gallery and just pull the straight rubber tube that it attaches to. It will easily slide off the PCV valve as it is not clamped there either. At this point you will be holding the black plastic/straight rubber tube assembly in your hand and the PCV valve will be clearly visible (at least it was with the upper intake off).

The PCV valve is sufficiently tucked into the pocket formed by the injector wiring harness and coolant hose that you can't really get pliers in to turn it 1/4 turn CCW for removal. The injector wiring harness is fairly rigid and you cannot move it out of the way without removing the injectors. However, it is not as bad as it sounds. The PCV valve has a square flange on it that is a perfect fit for a 7/8" deep well socket. Put that socket on an extension and it makes a nifty PCV removal/install tool. You may need to use a ratchet handle to turn the old PCV valve out if yours is stuck, but mine came out easily. I stuck the new PCV valve into the socket and inserted it by hand into the recess and was able to give it a 1/4 turn CW with just my hand turning the extension. I slid the black tube/straight rubber hose assembly back on with no issue and finished my tune up.

If you attempt this without removing the upper intake, then I assume you will have more difficulty, but it may not be that bad. The 7/8" socket and extension work excellent as a PCV removal/install tool, so it may work well enough to allow the PCV to be replaced without removing the upper intake. It's at least worth a try.

AnswerIt is not external on the 8 cylinder SHO. If you have the "P" Vin engine (32 valve) then you will not find a positive crankcase ventilation valve on it. Ford does not recommend servicing it.
Chevy Nova

What is the transmission fluid capacity for a 1974 Chevy Nova V8 350?


approx. 8 quarts (plus shipping and handling)

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What motor came stock in a 76 Chevy Nova?

The base Chevy Nova came with a 250 Cubic Inch (4.1 Liter) inline 6 cylinder. Optional engine was the 305 Cubic Inch (5.0 Liter) V8 In addition to the 305 were two flavors of 350. The first was a 2bbl rated at 145hp @ 3800rpms and the second sported a Quadrajet rated at 165hp @ 3800.

The base Chevy Nova came with a 250 Cubic Inch (4.1 Liter) inline 6 cylinder. Optional engine was the 305 Cubic Inch (5.0 Liter) V8 In addition to the 305 were two flavors of 350. The first was a 2bbl rated at 145hp @ 3800rpms and the second sported a Quadrajet rated at 165hp @ 3800.

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What is the rear differential fluid capacity using synthetic oil on a 2000 Chevy truck?

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.

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Where is the oil pump on a 1986 Chevy Nova?

Inside the engine, mounted to the block. The oil pan must be removed to access the pump.

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How do I add Transmission fluid to a 1964 nova?

You add it through the tranny dipstick hole, pull the dipstick out and add the fluid.

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Where is the voltage regulator located on a1982 Chevy g30 van?

In the alternator


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