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Old 02-28-2017, 04:31 PM
D1971 D1971 is offline
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Default First Nova rebuild

I'm new to this so have a question... I recently came across a base 1971 base Nova in pretty good condition. It is all original except the hood. All numbers matching and even have the original build sheet a sticker price sheet for it. It has a 307 in it with the powerglide tranny. My question is...since it's all numbers matching, should I just rebuild the engine, tranny and beef them up a little or should I replace with a bigger engine? I'm not really interested in going as fast as I can...I'm a little old for that now. Just want to have it to take to some shows and possibly get the most value in the future. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:44 AM
zora zora is offline
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The choice is yours, you are not going to get much power out of a 307. You could switch to a larger engine and a 4 speed automatic and hang onto the original engine and transmission. Much of what you decide to do is related to your budget. The changing engine and trani can lead to a constant upgrade path, you probably would want to change the rear end gears and switch to springs from an SS, etc.
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