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Dave's Nova Site

Nova References, Information & More!

Over time, I have come across some GREAT Sites & Links for References, or Information Sources and stuff on Formulas, Calculations, and many How-To Pages and Helpful Guides and MORE! I have posted them here, so scroll down the page, HELP AWAITS!!

This page is not just for ChevyII/Nova's either, I'm sure alot of these links can be VERY HELPFUL & USEFUL to any car enthusiast !!

I have recently added another section of links here, for ALTERATIONS & MODIFICATIONS !! - I have come across some links of some modifications/alterations other Nova enthusiasts have come across and documented and I have linked them up here!


There is a ton of knowledgable people regarding various 'Upgrading' or 'Replacement', Modifications & Alterations, fixes and more while working on Chevy II/Nova's, and not just novas', as other models of cars too!

If you find someone's information useful, please send them an email and thank'em! These guys have taken alot of time to document and write up the information for others to use. Plus, it's always nice to receive a Thank You every now and then :)


Each Link/Site will open into a new window for you.

Main Page

Dave's 'Own' Helpful Pages of Misc Information

The following is some of the information that I had to dig up out of the service manual, when I've had to work on my nova/omega. Figured it might come in handy for other x-body enthusiasts as well!

Clicking on SOME of the diagrams/charts will bring them up in a NEW window in a bigger size or RIGHT-CLICK and 'SAVE TARGET AS ...' to save it to your system or print them out.

Some may find the 'Miscellaneous Parts Information' page handy, as I have listed some parts with Part Numbers, Brand/Make and where I found them ... and even tried to remember the cost of them.

Hopefully some of this info may be useful to you. Some information has been taken from the Service Manual for 73 Chevrolet Chevelle/Camaro/Monte Carlo/Nova/Corvette. If you need some info and are unable to find it, send me an email and I'll see what I can dig up for you.


My Own Collection of 'PARTS & SUPPLIES' Links

References & Information Links,
&
Misc. Help & How-To Pages, Formulas, Tips & Tricks, Advice Sites

World's GREATEST Nova Site EVER!!

World's GREATEST Nova Q&A Site EVER!!


Chevy II/Nova Dealer Brochures


Chevy Nova Information

  • 1962-1979 Chevy II/Nova Parts Interchange by Ray McAvoy
  • Disc Brake Swap for 62-67 ChevyII/Nova's by Pat Mancuso
  • Disc Brake Swap for 68-74 Nova's by Alex M. Balin
  • 67 Nova Drum to Disc Conversion by Pat Cossey
  • L6 to V8 Engine Swap by Ray McAvoy
  • L6 to V8 Engine Swap (74 Olds Omega) by David Meier
  • How to Shave 73/74 Turn Signals by 'onequiknova' (SNS)
  • Rear Window Install on 3rd/4th Gen. by 'stupesnova' (SNS)
  • How to: Bumper Tuck/Lighten Weight by 'lil Scriv' (SNS)
  • The Front Bumper Tuck by Stephen Sharpe
  • (SNS) - Steve's Nova Site/Forum


    General Motors Information & Services

  • GM Heritage Center
  • GM Historical Brochures
  • GMHC Reference Collection
  • Vehicle Information Kits


  • General & Misc Technical

  • MalibuRacing.com - Tech Links & Guides
  • MonteCarloSS.com - Tech Links & Guides
  • Ray McAvoy's (Chevy) Technical Information Pages
  • NastyZ28.com - Decoding Guides (VIN, Trim, Driveline)
  • Fred's Pontiac Information Site
  • The Postwar Oldsmobile VIN Decoder 1946-1997
  • Dealer Window Sticker Reproductionsby Triple-A Enterprises
  • 2009-2014 Ford F150 Maintenance & Repair Guides

  • Engine

  • Car Engine Information by HowStuffWorks.com
  • How To Convert To HEI By Alex M. Bilan
  • HEI Distributor Convertion By Ray McAvoy
  • Carburetor Setup & Lean, Best Idle Adjustment by Pierce Manifolds
  • Rochester Identication Page By Alex M. Balin
  • Quadrajet Information Site/Links by Florida 4x4 dot COM
  • Cylinder Head Guide (GM / Aftermarket Heads)
  • Engine Oil Filters Revealed/Study by Mini-Mopar Resources
  • Motor Oil Information by Mark Lawrence
  • Octane Engine Page by John Runyard
  • Gasoline FAQ by Bruce Hamilton - Part 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
  • 5 Popular Oil Filter Comparisonby DoRite Fabrication

  • Transmission & Driveline

  • Torque Converter Explaination by Bowtie Overdrives
  • Automatic Transmission Identication by MalibuRacing.com
  • Transmission Dimensions by TCI Automotive
  • 700r4 to TH350 Swap by Alex M. Balin
  • Gear Ratio Guide for Larger Tires
  • Detent Cable and Switch Adjustments by 73-87.com
  • Ford Nine Inch Differential Page by Kevinstang.com
  • Front Wheel Bearings & Seals Guide by Ratech
  • GM Speedo Recalibration By Scott Windle
  • Gear Ratio/Engine RPM Calculator by Florida 4x4 dot COM
  • Speedometer Gear Calculator by www.5speeds.com
  • Calibrate Your Speedometer (700R4 & BOP TH350s) by Mike Ervin
  • How To Change Your 700R4 Speedometer Gears by Mike Ervin
  • Speedo Gears Calculator for 700r4 by Bowties' Overdrive
  • Formula for Calculating Speedometer Gears by TCI Automotive
  • How to Build Cal-Tracs For Leaf spring cars/Trucks

  • Braking System

  • Line Lock Install by MalibuRacing.com
  • Line Lock Install by Turbo Regal Website

  • Electrical

    All Generation Wiring Schematics for ChevyII/Novas by Steve's Nova Site

  • Low Voltage Lamp Data by Alex M. Balin
  • Automotive Relay Guide by 12 Volt Planet
  • Automotive Fusing Guide by 12 Volt Planet
  • SI to CS Alternator Conversation By Scott Windle
  • Remote Starter Solenoid By Scott Windle
  • the12volt.com - Tech Info for the Mobile Electronics Installers
  • Electrical Help, Tips & Tricks by M.A.D. Enterprises
  • Brighter Headlights by M.A.D Enterprises
  • 1-Wire vs.3-Wire Alternators by M.A.D Enterprises
  • 10SI & 12SI Alternators by M.A.D Enterprises

  • Tires

  • Tire Size Calculator by Ejelta.com
  • Tire Size Calculator by TacomaWorld Forum
  • BFG Radial Tire Specifications
  • The Ultimate Tire Resource (Tool to calculate Specs, RPMs, Ratios)

  • Cross-Reference Guides

  • Oil Filter Cross Reference Guide

  • Spark Plug Cross-Reference Guide
  • NGK Spark Plug Cross-Reference Guide by Clubplug.net
  • Champion Spark Plug Cross-Reference Guide by Clubplug.net
  • Autolite Spark Plug Cross-Reference Guide by Clubplug.net

  • Formulas & Calculations

  • Engine Calculator by Scott Henderson
  • Racing Calculators by TCI Automotive
  • MPH Calculator from RPM & Gearing by Mike Cobine
  • Engine Size & Compression Calculator by Mike Cobine
  • Racing Calculations by TCI Automotive

  • Miscellaneous

  • Autobody, Paint Tips, Techniques, & Info by Autobody101.com
  • Various How-To Articles by Car Care Specialties Inc.
  • Work Shop Tips by M.A.D. Enterprises
  • Tech Tips by Hardtail Racing
  • Analyzing your Time Slip by Hardtail Racing
  • Baseline Suspensions - Info & Setup Suspension for Drag Cars
  • Steve's 74 Chevy Nova 'Reborn' Project
    (All Media is pulled from Steve's YouTube Channel)

    Steve is a member of Steve's Nova Site! and has created a THREAD of his build.


  • 1974 Chevy Nova 'Reborn' Project Build (HD)

  • Update 1 - First Startup
  • Update 2 - Taillight Panel Installed
  • Update 3 - Progress So Far ...
  • Update 4 - Bare Metal
  • Update 5 - Epoxy Primer
  • Update 6 - High Build Primer
  • Update 7 - Sanding Hi-Build Primer
  • Update 8 - Final Prime
  • Update 9 - Epoxy Primer Doors
  • Update 10 - Re-Epoxy Primed Doors
  • Update 11 - Live Sanding Sessoin of Door Epoxy
  • Update 12 - Hi-Build Primer Doors
  • Update 13 - Chosen Color
  • Update 14 - Jamb Paint Shell
  • Update 15 - Jamb Painting Parts
  • Update 16 - Fender Body Work and Jamb Painting
  • Update 17 - Trunk Door and Fender Update
  • Update 18 - Big Block 454 Engine Makeover
  • Update 19 - Big Block 454 V8 Engine Install
  • Update 20 - Fender & Cowl Panel Jamb Painting
  • Update 21 - Reborn Startup Big Block 454
  • Update 22 - Body Panels & Power Brakes
  • Update 23 - Hood Lock Modification 1 - Modernizing
  • Update 24 - Hood Lock Modification 2 - Routing
  • Update 25 - Engine Maintenance Detail
  • Update 26 - My Plans for the Rear Bumper Filler Panel
  • Update 27 - Future Videos to Answer Questions
  • Update 28 - Stripper Takes It All Off!
  • Update 29 - Hood Lock Modification 3 - Finished Product
  • Update 30 - My Rust Removal Method
  • Update 31 - Live Demonstration Removing Rust
  • Update 32 - Oil Can Effect - Heat Metal Shrinking Method
  • Update 33 - Preparing for Windshield Install
  • Update 34 - How I clean a HVLP Gun Fast
  • Update 35 - Installing Camaro Mirrors
  • Update 36 - Rear Filler Panel Modification 1 - Start of Mod
  • Update 37 - Rear Filler Panel Modification 2 - Making It Work
  • Update 38 - Rear Filler Panel Modification 3 - Fitment and Paint
  • Update 39 - Rear Filler Panel Modification 4 - Complete
  • Update 40 - Full Face Respirator for Painting
  • Update 41 - Respirator Safety and Procedures
  • Update 42 - Compressors I've used for the Reborn Project
  • Update 43 - Rear Filler Panel Test Piece Results
  • Update 44 - The Cowl Hood
  • Update 45 - Turning the Nova Around & Pictures
  • Update 46 - Cowl Hood Mock Up and Some Blending
  • Update 47 - Prepping Cowl Hood for Body Work
  • Update 48 - Bare Metal Cowl Hood
  • Update 49 - Epoxy Prime Cowl Hood
  • Update 50 - Hood Hinge Restoration 1 - Process
  • Update 51 - Blocksanding Cowl Hood
  • Update 52 - Hood Hinge Restoration 2 - Update
  • Update 53 - Hood Hinge Restoration 3 - Painted
  • Update 54 - Cowl Hood Final Prime
  • Update 55 - Jamb Painting Cowl Hood - The Black
  • Update 56 - Jamb Painting Cowl Hood - The Red
  • Update 57 - Stripping Front Bumper Filler Panel
  • Update 58 - Epoxy Front Filler Panel and Bumper
  • Update 59 - Installed Inner Fender Splash Shields
  • Update 60 - Hood Installed
  • Update 61 - BB 454 V8 Header Shortening 1
  • Update 62 - BB 454 V8 Header Shortening 2 - Results
  • Update 63 - A Couple of Updates
  • Update 64 - Custom Radiator Support Panel 1 - The Plan
  • Update 65 - Custom Radiator Support Panel 2 - Making Meds
  • Update 66 - Custom Radiator Support Panel 3 - Uniting Metals
  • Update 67 - Custom Radiator Support Panel 4 - Block Sanding
  • Update 68 - Custom Radiator Support Panel 5 - Epoxy Primer
  • Update 69 - Custom Radiator Support Panel 6 - Final Prime
  • Update 70 - Custom Radiator Support Panel 7 - Painting
  • Update 71 - Custom Radiator Support Panel 8 - Install Prep
  • Update 72 - Custom Radiator Support Panel 9 - Final Install
  • Update 73 - Cold Start and Button Screws
  • Update 74 - Windshields Installed
  • Update 75 - Emblem Placements
  • Update 76 - It's All in the Details
  • Update 77 - The Reservoirs
  • Update 78 - Heater Delete Panel/Reservoir Caps Painted
  • Update 79 - Intermittent Wiper Setup 1 - Introduction
  • Update 80 - Intermittent Wiper Setup 2 - Enclosure Creation
  • Update 81 - Intermittent Wiper Setup 3 - Installation
  • Update 82 - QA1 Coilover Suspension
  • Update 83 - Chosen Wheel and Offset Explained
  • Update 84 - Wheel Stud Replacement (All 4 Wheels)
  • Update 85 - Tires 1 - The Rears
  • Update 86 - Tires 2 - The Fronts
  • Update 87 - Vintage Air AC Project Plans
  • Update 88 - Vintage Air Condenser Installation
  • Update 89 - Vintage Air Heater Delete Panel Install
  • Update 90 - Vintage Air Under Dash Install
  • Update 91 - Vintage Air Center Dual Vent Modification
  • Update 92 - Battery Relocation into Trunk
  • Update 93 - Control Panel Conversion
  • Update 94 - AC Compressor Custom Installation
  • Update 95 - Under Dash and Vent Duct Installation
  • Update 96 - Vintage Air AC Finally Done
  • Update 97 - Vacuum Leak Test AC System
  • Update 98 - Now It's Time
  • Update 99 - The Story of the REBORN Project
  • Update 100 - Premask and Final Sanding Started
  • Update 101 - Final Sanding and Masking Complete
  • Update 102 - Final Paint (Lots of Timelapse Video)
  • Update 103 - After the Paint Job
  • Update 104 - Cut and Buff 1 - Cutting the Peel
  • Update 105 - Cut and Buff 2 - Buffing the Paint (Products)
  • Update 106 - Polishing Trim Pieces
  • Update 107 - Cut and Buff 3 - Complete Reassembly Begins
  • Update 108 - Nova Out in the Sun
  • Update 109 - Front Grille Mockup
  • Update 110 - Front Grille Final
  • Update 111 - Windshield Washer Squirters
  • Update 112 - Windshield Wiper Travel Modification
  • Update 113 - Clear Marker Lens Modification
  • Update 114 - Chrome Bumpers - Front Bling
  • Update 115 - Chrome Bumpers - Rear Bling
  • Update 116 - Let's Go for a Ride
  • Update 117 - Some Interior Details
  • Update 118 - Package Tray and Dash Speakers
  • Update 119 - Exhaust - Pypes Race Pro Mockup
  • Update 120 - Leaf Spring Bushing Replacement
  • Update 121 - Exhaust - Pypes Race Pro Install
  • Update 122 - Polished SS Exhaust Tips and Startup
  • Update 123 - Headliner and Interior Light
  • Update 124 - Rocker Panel Bling
  • Update 125 - Interior Carpet Install
  • Update 126 - Trunk Storage Modification
  • Update 127 - Dual Wideband o2 Sensors 1 - Setup
  • Update 128 - Dual Wideband o2 Sensors 2 - Installed
  • Update 129 - Edelbrock Carburetor Tuning
  • Update 130 - My First Burnout!
  • Update 131 - Charging The AC System R134a
  • Update 132 - Adding More Grounds and Soldering Basics
  • Update 133 - Brake Master Cylinder Detail
  • Update 134 - Power Steering Pump Detail
  • Update 135 - Interior Seats Reupholstered
  • Update 136 - A Pillar Trim 1 - Modification
  • Update 137 - A Pillar Trim 2 - Completion

  • Steve has taken great time and effort to make up various videos/media files over the course of restoring and fixing up his 74 Nova. If you have found any of his videos hopefully, please take a moment to thank him!

    Steve can be reached on Steve's Nova Site (Forum) or by his YouTube channel.


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    Email: davidmeier1 @ hotmail.com