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Old 09-13-2006, 03:14 PM
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is my 1974 nova a super sport

I have a 1974 nova i tried running the vin number to find out all i could find out is that 1973 and up nova's are the hardest to find out if they are super sports due to u could get any engine i ran my cast number on the back of my block 3951511 on the net it came back as a 1970-73 400 sbc 4 bolt main. i was also told that 400 never came in a 74 nova someone also cloned 70 nova the only way u can tell its not is the side glass someone also replaced the original steering column with a column that has a shifter on it i my car has a place in the floor for an automatic shifter on the floor the hole in my floor is a factory made hole has original rubber and seal around it also below the speedometer there is no place for the factory P R N D 2 1 since my car has a 350 turbo transmission i also have bucket seats and i found an SS emblem in my trunk the 73-74 nova has dual taillights on each side if this were the case then the SS emblem would fit but someone cut out the taillights section of the car and replaced it with a 68-72 taillights. i was hoping that maybe someone outr there could help me any replies would be helpful thanks


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Old 09-13-2006, 03:37 PM
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The only replacement for displacement is rectangular dollars.

The 400 was a good engine. Low rpm grunt type. IF you have a 4 bolt main engine, you got the better block.

The only steam hole problem came about when guys tried to use fuelie heads on the block to hot rod them. If you drilled the holes in the head, and the instructions on how to do it usually came with a gasket kit, you were good to go.

Now as far as the NOVA, if you likes it build it. Then go put the smack down on that 383.
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