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Need opinions on good parts for a 68 nova

ChaosNova94 ChaosNova94
New User | Posts: 7 | Joined: 05/11
Posted: 05/09/11
11:31 AM

Hey i am restoring a 1968 chevy 2 nova it is currently disassembled for restoration here in the next few weeks and i cant make up my mind of what exactly i want to do to it. I am making it a street car and maybe the occasional drag strip trip it has a turbo 350 automatic transmission and a 350 small block i want to switch the transmission for a 4 speed if i can find one already rebuilt and for the right price but if not i will settle for a 5 or 6 speed but i dont know many places to order parts from and would like to find out about some reliable places near North Carolina. Any help is appreciated  Grin  

3836bbl 3836bbl
Enthusiast | Posts: 407 | Joined: 11/10
Posted: 05/09/11
08:34 PM

Hurst, TKO, Keisler, Passon Performance, Richmond, Doug Nash, Borge Warner, Munscie, Saginaw, Maybe Speedway Motors try Summit Racing or Jegs first. Good luck.   3836bll/Budnicks  
"Fill Your Library Before Your Fill Your Garage"  3836bbl alias Budnicks

ChaosNova94 ChaosNova94
New User | Posts: 7 | Joined: 05/11
Posted: 05/10/11
08:13 AM

thanks for the list i appreciate it  

gtomustang gtomustang
Enthusiast | Posts: 457 | Joined: 06/09
Posted: 05/10/11
12:26 PM

Your "Deuce" shares drivetrain and suspension parts with the first generation Camaro, so take a look at what's offered...and try not to get overwhelmed with choices. pick a plan, stick to it,and you won't go over your budget to change directions 50 times during the build.  Go to local car shows, find nova owners or nova club members, ask them what works for them on the local pavement (for grip in corners with the pavement your DOT lays down, etc) and what local shops to frequent--or stay away from.  
Just because you can't do it...doesn't mean its impossible

ChristopherCampbell ChristopherCampbell
Moderator | Posts: 66 | Joined: 02/10
Posted: 05/11/11
07:22 AM

Or, just read PHR and check out what Hunkins does with his '68 Nova.
Fair warning, '68s are an oddball year with lots of one-year only parts.

Christopher Campbell
Technical Editor
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dond1965 dond1965
New User | Posts: 48 | Joined: 12/13
Posted: 12/01/13
06:01 PM

funny how no one ever considers using the 5-speed stick from 90's chevy v8 pick ups,CHEAP!! and pretty strong.personally i'd use the tci 6-speed auto,low rear gears and end up spending my money on a reliable engine/trans combo,with good fuel economy!