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Old 07-07-2010, 06:33 PM   #1
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Default 5.3 into a 1970 nova thread :) 70 nova project- I took the long route LOL !

Here is the nova when i first got it. I bought it out in concord, ca for $800 and one heck of a long day LOL.
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1970 chevy nova 350 motor, 350 trans
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interior
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The plan was to build a nice street car for around 3,500 and cut all the corners and get her done in 6 months LOL I know, I know

The motor later that night LOL
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so I built a cage for her...
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add some interior Pick&pull + kragens auto+craigslist =
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New wheels & black primer & cowl hood
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Motor rebuilt and dressed up
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then i made it out to my first goodguys event and said crap!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL time to redo the nova all over again! I want to go the pro-touring route~!

Bodywork first
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I then pulled the rebuilt 350 & 350 trans, and went the lsx route. Added a 9inch rear with 410 gears, 700r4 overdrive tranny.
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build pictures of the lsx and the ls1 disc brakes all around will be posted soon. I going carb 5.3 lsx with longtube headers, cam, springs, and high rise intake. i took disc brakes off a 00ss camaro front and rear and will be installing them early this week. pics soon.....

O my birthday was yesterday and i went crazy LOL

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i have summit racing coming to the door step everyday this week till saturday with parts for the motor LOL
and i also picked up seats front and rear from a 2002 acura rl, which will be custom made to fit into my nova.

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Old 07-07-2010, 06:36 PM   #4
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Nova motor almost done


the sheild over the manifold has a hole but that will be replaced by long tubes soon
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front view minus the alternator
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Update mock up of nova seats

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nova update motor in:

Some more nova work over the weekend
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nice work. will you be doing a mini tub to get more rubber in the rear?
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I really want to but i have already not been able to drive it so long i dont think i can wait through the process LOL
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why put in the front bars if they're not nhra legal or very far forward of the main hoop?
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Cause i wanted a look, and was not very worried about the ability to actually function.... new pictures will be posted soon with the roll bar removed.........

Getting ready to have my first kid and the wife wont let him ride with it in there so out it comes .............
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Motor all most done
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Keep the pics coming! Let us know how the disc brake swap goes.
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Looking good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!
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what are those rear seats? anyother pics...how is the over all fit and finish.
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Looks like it is coming along pertty good..
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Swap went well drum hubs and spindles, ls1 rotors, calipers and lines will post pictures tomorrow pretty easy set up.
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what are those rear seats? anyother pics...how is the over all fit and finish.
there out of a acura rl, over all fit is very nice...... not sure if i have any other pictures will check soon.
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Spent much of the weekend working on the motor got it started but have lots more tofinish before she will be a driver
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Finished both front ls1 brakes for the front of the nova, now i just need to order new cross drilled and slotted rotors and install
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And removed the cage and mocked up my rear seats for the nova a little more
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The project is coming along getting ready to start mocking my factory transmission crossmember into place and drilling new holes for it. also i made a trip today on lunch to the auto parts store for hoses, belts, coolant, vaccum lines........ Im getting so close to it being a running car again.
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The Motor is coming along, need to clean up my wiring and it just needs fuel
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Did you have to measure for the serpentine belt? or did you just get the stock belt?
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