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70 nova radiator support

i have been given a 74 omega, "nova in drag" the radiator support looks to be the same as mine and is in better shape. our these parts interchangeable, or are they completely different? anyone done this before? car also has disk brakes

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Does the Omega have wheel opening mouldings? what kind of shape are they in? do you want to sell them?

I think the core support and all the front sheetmetal is different but I might be wrong, look over the core support and compare. The spindles and mastercylinder, and distribution block will transfer over just fine. Also the Omega has an 8.5 inch 10 bolt vs. the 70 Nova 8.2 inch ten bolt unless you've got a bigblock SS with a 12bolt rearend. The Olds 350 rocket and Th350 would also be worth saving for resale-you've got lots of parts there. Bob
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70 Nova radiator support

They are the same, the only difference will be in the shape of the outside air duct hole that goes to the air cleaner via a flex rubber hose. This is the odd shaped opening on the support on the drivers side between the radiator opening and the headlight mounting area. Omega and Ventura are slightly different than Nova, but everything else is in the same place, so the support will interchange.
As a side note, front inner fenders also interchange.
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Does the Omega have wheel opening mouldings? what kind of shape are they in? do you want to sell them?

I think the core support and all the front sheetmetal is different but I might be wrong, look over the core support and compare. The spindles and mastercylinder, and distribution block will transfer over just fine. Also the Omega has an 8.5 inch 10 bolt vs. the 70 Nova 8.2 inch ten bolt unless you've got a bigblock SS with a 12bolt rearend. The Olds 350 rocket and Th350 would also be worth saving for resale-you've got lots of parts there. Bob
is the 8.5 better. i don't know as of yet, it took a hit in the front passanger fender so one will definitely be bad, keep me in mind, if the rest of them are good, you can have them.
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The 8.5 is stronger and you'll find a lot of cars and 1/2 ton trucks in the mid 70's through the 80's had positraction carriers that are a direct swap, also many of the 3/4 ton 4X4 trucks had 8.5 front differentials and 3.73 and 4.10 gears---so if you're a parts scrounger on a budget with good access to some of this stuff you can usually setup one of these housings with good gears and a posi unit for really cheap.
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on the same note, would you suggest mono or multi leafs?
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multileafs for sure, a 5 leaf stack and you can have them arched for the ride height you want.
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what will it do? i was thinking of 1 inch higher momo's.the moldings are toast, sorry.bezel is good if your interested.
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