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Old 04-14-2009, 11:11 PM
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http://novaresource.org/axle.htm is a good reference source for Nova drive trains. The "rules" were sometimes broken, however. Occasionally, due to parts availability problems, they would use a stronger rear or trans than spec called for, in order to keep the assembly line operating, but it was only once in a while.

http://www.oldsmobility.com/10bolt-tech.htm has pics of how to tell an 8.5" rear from a 7.5".

The Camaro/Firebird 8.5" rear will NOT bolt into a Nova. It's too wide, and the spring perches are too far apart.
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