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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 Nova Information

  • Chevrolet Nova and X-Body Internet Source
  • Nova Dealer Brochures
  • 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 (ME!)

  • General Motors Information & Services

  • GM Heritage Center
  • GM Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Information
  • GM Media Archive!
  • GM Media Archive! - 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
  • Fred's Pontiac Information Site
  • Information on an Assortment of Car Topics by 442.com
  • The Postwar Oldsmobile VIN Decoder 1946-1997
  • Dealer Window Sticker Reproductions
  • 2009-2014 Ford F150 Maintenance & Repair Guides

  • Engine

  • Under the Hood (Engines) by HowStuffWorks.com
  • How To Convert To HEI By Alex M. Bilan
  • HEI Distributor Convertion By Ray McAvoy
  • Remote Starter Solenoid By Scott Windle
  • SI to CS Alternator Conversation By Scott Windle
  • Cylinder Head Guide (GM / Aftermarket Heads)
  • Vortec Heads by ChevyMania.com
  • Spark Plug Cross-Reference Guide
  • NGK Spark Plug Cross-Reference Guide by Clubplug.net
  • Carburetor Setup & Lean, Best Idle Adjustment
  • Rochester Identication Page By Alex M. Balin
  • Quadrajet Information Site/Links by Florida 4x4 dot COM
  • Engine Oil Filters Revealed/Study by Mini-Mopar Resources
  • Engine Oil Choices by Mini-Mopar Resources
  • Engine Oil Reference by Mini-Mopar Resources
  • All About Engine Oil by Mark Lawrence
  • Oil Filter Cross Reference Guide
  • Octane Engine Page by John Runyard
  • Gasoline FAQ by Bruce Hamilton - Part 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

  • Transmission & Driveline

  • Transmissions by www.442.com
  • Torque Converter Explaination by Bowtie Overdrives
  • Automatic Transmission Identication by MalibuRacing.com
  • GM Speedo Recalibration By Scott Windle
  • Gear Ratio Guide for Larger Tires
  • Speedo Gears by The Chevelle Engineer
  • Calibrate Your Speedometer (700R4 & BOP TH350s) by Mike Ervin
  • How To Change Your 700R4 Speedometer Gears by Mike Ervin
  • 700r4 to TH350 Swap by Alex M. Balin
  • Detent Cable and Switch Adjustments by 73-87.com
  • Ford Nine Inch Differential Page by Kevinstang.com
  • Front Wheel Bearings & Seals Guide by Ratech

  • Braking System

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

  • Electrical

  • the12volt.com - Tech Info for the Mobile Electronics Installers
  • Low Voltage Lamp Data by Alex M. Balin
  • Worlds Largest Online Lightbulb Resource Site
  • Automotive Relay Guide by 12 Volt Planet
  • Automotive Fusing Guide by 12 Volt Planet
  • 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

  • BFG Radial Tire Specifications
  • Tire Size Calculator by Ejelta.com

  • Formulas & Calculations

  • MPH Calculator from RPM & Gearing by Mike Cobine
  • Engine Size & Compression Calculator by Mike Cobine
  • Engine Calculator by Scott Henderson
  • Racing Calculators by TCI Automotive
  • Gear Ratio/Engine RPM Calculator by Florida 4x4 dot COM
  • Gear Ratio Calculator by ChevyMania.com
  • Speedo Gears Calculator for 700r4 by Bowties' Overdrive
  • Speedo Gears Calculator for 200r4 by Bowties' Overdrive

  • 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 - Tail light Panel Installed.
  • Update 2 - Some Progress
  • Update 3 - Body Work Preview
  • Update 4 - Bare Metal
  • Update 5 - Epoxy Primer
  • Update 6 - Hi-Build Primer
  • Update 7 - Block Sanding Hi-Build Primer
  • Update 8 - Reapplying Hi-Build Primer
  • Update 9 - RePrime & Block #3 plus Final Prime
  • Update 10 - Bare Metal Doors & Epoxy Primer
  • Update 11 - Re-Epoxy Primed Doors
  • Update 12 - Block Sanding Doors #2 with Timelapse
  • Update 13 - Hi-Build Primer Doors
  • Update 14 - The Chosen Color (Sneak Peak) HD
  • Update 15 - Jamb Painting
  • Update 16 - Jamb Painting More Body Parts
  • Update 17 - Jamb Painting Front End Parts
  • Update 18 - Painting Deck Lid & Moldings plus Fender Update
  • Update 19 - Big Block 454 V8 Engine Makeover
  • Update 20 - Big Block 454 V8 Engine Installed
  • Update 21 - Fender & Cowl Panel Jamb Painting
  • Update 22 - Reborn Startup Big Block 454
  • Update 23 - Body Panels & Power Brakes Installed
  • Update 24 - Hood Lock Modification 1 - Modernizing
  • Update 25 - Hood Lock Modification 2 - Cable Routing
  • Update 26 - Big Block 454 Engine Detail - Maintenace & Updates
  • Update 27 - Stripping Paint
  • Update 28 - Hood Lock Modification 3 - Conclusion
  • Update 29 - Rust Removal Method
  • Update 30 - Rust Removal Method 2 - Demonstration
  • Update 31 - Oil Can Effect - Metal Shrinking Method
  • Update 32 - Buffing in Prep for Windshields
  • Update 33 - N/A
  • Update 34 - N/A
  • Update 35 - Rear Filler Panel 1 - Modification
  • Update 36 - Rear Filler Panel 2 - Modification
  • Update 37 - Rear Filler Panel 3 - Progress & Jamb Painting
  • Update 38 - Full Face Respirator for Painting
  • Update 39 - Full Face Respirator - Safety & Procedure
  • Update 40 - Filler Panel Test Piece & Test Results
  • Update 41 - Air Compressors I've used for the Nova Project
  • Update 42 - Rear Filler Panel 4 - Final
  • Update 43 - The Cowl Hood
  • Update 44 - Turning the Nova around & Pictures
  • Update 45 - Cowl Hood Mock Up and Some Blending
  • Update 46 - Bodywork on Cowl Hood
  • Update 47 - Bare Metal Cowl Hood
  • Update 48 - Epoxy Prime Cowl Hood
  • Update 49 - Hood Hinge Restoration
  • Update 50 - Blocksand Hood and Hinge Restoration Update
  • Update 51 - Painted Hood Hinges
  • Update 52 - Final Prime Cowl Hood
  • Update 53 - Jamb Painting Cowl Hood - Part 1
  • Update 54 - Jamb Painting Cowl Hood - Part 2
  • Update 55 - Stripping Front Bumper Filler Panel
  • Update 56 - Epoxy Front Filler Panel and Bumper
  • Update 57 - Installed Inner Fender Splash Shields
  • Update 58 - Hood Installed & Test my Latch Modification
  • Update 59 - BB 454 V8 Header Shortening - Part 1 Surgery
  • Update 60 - BB 454 V8 Header Shortening - Part 2 Results
  • Update 61 - Hibernation
  • Update 62 - Custom Radiator Support Panel
  • Update 63 - Making Radiator Support Panel
  • Update 64 - More Support Panel Progress
  • Update 65 - Bodywork on Support Panel
  • Update 66 - Epoxy Primer Blocking Support Panel
  • Update 67 - Final Prime Radiator Support Panel
  • Update 68 - Painted Custom Radiator Support Panel
  • Update 69 - Prep for Install of Radiator Support Panel
  • Update 70 - Final Install of Custom Rad Support & Shroud
  • Update 71 - Cold Start and Button Screws
  • Update 72 - Windshields Installed
  • Update 73 - The Emblem Placements
  • Update 74 - It's All in the Details
  • Update 75 - Radiator & Washer Reservoir Bottles
  • Update 76 - Reservoir Cap & Heater Delete Painted
  • Update 77 - Intermittent Wiper Setup Intro
  • Update 78 - Intermittent Module Enclosure Creation
  • Update 79 - Install Intermittent Module
  • Update 80 - QA1 Coilover Front Suspension
  • Update 81 - Chosen Rim and Offset Explained
  • Update 82 - Wheel Stud Replacement (all 4 wheels)
  • Update 83 - Tires, Part 1 - The Rears
  • Update 84 - Tires, Part 2 - The Fronts
  • Update 85 - Vintage Air Project Plans
  • Update 86 - AC Condenser Installation
  • Update 87 - Heater Removal, Delete Panel Install
  • Update 88 - Vintage Air Under Dash Install
  • Update 89 - Vintage Air Center Dual Vent Modification
  • Update 90 - Battery Relocation into Trunk
  • Update 91 - Control Panel Conversion
  • Update 92 - AC Compressor custom Installation
  • Update 93 - Under Dash and Vent Duct Install
  • Update 94 - Vintage Air (AC DONE!)
  • Update 95 - Vacuum Leak Test - AC System
  • Update 96 - The Next Project
  • Update 97 - The Reborn Project Story
  • Update 98 - PreMask and Final Sanding
  • Update 99 - Final Sanding and Masking Complete
  • Update 100 - FINAL PAINT (Lots of Timelapse Video)
  • Update 101 - Aftermath of the Paint Job
  • Update 102 - Cut & Buff 1 - Cutting the Peel
  • Update 103 - Cut & Buff 2 - Buffing Products I Use (Buff Preview)
  • Update 104 - Polishing Aluminum Trim Pieces
  • Update 105 - Cut & Buff 3 - Complete & Reassembly Begins
  • Update 106 - Out in the sun and some BB 454 Revs
  • Update 107 - Front Grille Mock Up
  • Update 108 - Front Grille Final & More Assembly
  • Update 109 - Windshield Washer Squirters
  • Update 110 - Windshield Wiper Travel Modification
  • Update 111 - Clear Marker Lens Modification
  • Update 112 - Quarter Window Weatherstrip/Run Channel
  • Update 113 - Chrome Bumper - Front Bling
  • Update 114 - Chrome Bumper - Rear Bling
  • Update 115 - Lets Go for a Ride!
  • Update 116 - Some Interior Details
  • Update 117 - Package Tray and Dash Speakers
  • Update 118 - Exhaust Install Part 1 - Pypes Race Pro
  • Update 119 - Leaf Spring Bushing Replacement
  • Update 120 - Exhaust Install Part 2 - Fitting and Install
  • Update 121 - Polished SS Tips and Startup
  • Update 122 - Headliner and Interior Light
  • Update 123 - Rocker Panel Bling-Out in the Sun 2
  • Update 124 - Interior Carpet
  • Update 125 - Trunk Mod & Storage Compartment
  • Update 126 - Vinyl Wrap Dash & Dashpad Install
  • Update 127 - Dual Wideband O2, Part 1 - Setup
  • Update 128 - Dual Wideband O2, Part 2 - Installed
  • Update 129 - Tuning The Carburetor
  • Update 130 - My First Burnout
  • Update 131 - Charging the AC system R134a
  • Update 132 - Got Enough Grounds?
  • Update 133 - Brake Master Cylinder Detail
  • Update 134 - Power Steering Pump Detail
  • Update 135 - Interior Seats Reupholstered
  • Update 136 - "A" Pillar Trim Mod Part 1
  • Update 137 - "A" Pillar Trim Mod Part 2
  • Update 138 - Brake Booster Detail

  • 1974 Chevy Nova Custom Walkaround (HD)

  • 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.


    Alterations & Modifications
  • How to Shave 73/74 Turn Signals by 'onequiknova'/SNS
  • Rear Window Install on 3rd/4th Gen.
  • How to: Bumper Tuck/Lighten Weight by 'lil Scriv'/SNS
  • Main Page

    Email: davidmeier1 @ hotmail.com