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jamesbiggg 11-11-2006 08:40 AM

Lt1 6 Speed In A 66 Nova
I Am About To Install A Lt1 6 Speed In A 1966 Nova. Has Anyone Done This ,Or Know Anyone Who Has For Problems Or Solutions

Deuce 11-11-2006 09:22 AM


Original V8 equipped Novas with a manual shift transmission has a special V8 block ... with a raised oil filter location and a unique place on the side of the block for the clutch linkerage to attach.

They also had a smaller bell housing ;)
I believe you will have to do a LOT of fabricating ... to do install the newer style LT1 and the 6 speed. The 6 speed is considerably larger than a Muncie 4 speed. I would most likely plan on buying a new front clip for the Nova ... :embarrass This would allow for the coil/shock towers to be removed.

Lots better suspension, rack & pinion steering and disc brakes ... along with room for everything.

redlightning 11-11-2006 09:41 AM

Sorry,I had to edit this.I had a link to a 70.

Great info Deuce,I didn,t know there was a different block. :thumbup:

Deuce 11-11-2006 09:54 AM

Yes ... the block was different. The oil filter was raised for clearance. In fact, the V8 Nova blocks had a spin on filter ... before the rest of the V8 small blocks did.

I have been told ... that the LT1 new style blocks have a different motor mount position than the old standard 58 up conventional SBC we all have grown used to.

I do not have PROOF of that ... but have heard it from different sources.


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