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Old 09-04-2020, 07:52 AM
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Default Nova 63 ls swap

We started on a LS swap on a 1963 Nova
This little ride had a 283 with a Muncie 4 speed. The 62-63 cars only had a 194 cubic inch 6 cylinder in them from the factory. This one was a three speed on the column.
The donor is a 2014 Camaro 426 hp 6.2 LS with a Tremec TR6060 manual 6 speed.
The engine and tranny are a complete pull out from this car.
We took the front end off the Nova and installed a complete aftermarket stub with Mustang ll suspension, power rack, 2" drop spindles and drilled and slotted rotors.
First thing we had to do was, cut out the tranny tunnel because the Tremec is so much bigger than the Muncie 4 speed that was in the car.










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Old 09-04-2020, 09:04 AM
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Old 09-04-2020, 09:17 AM
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I put a MII clip on my '62 Nova with a power rack. It was too much & I had to remove the power assist... it was too twitchy. It would change lanes if you as much as sneezed! There are units that are adjustable... my wasn't! It stills handles just fine without assist but that's just my experience. And the MII clip made it handle like a slot car!

I'll definitely be following!!!

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Great car, great project! (I'll take the 283/Muncie if you're throwing them out.)

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Great car, great project! (I'll take the 283/Muncie if you're throwing them out.)
What he said!!!
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Iron,
I put a MII clip on my '62 Nova with a power rack. It was too much & I had to remove the power assist... it was too twitchy. It would change lanes if you as much as sneezed! There are units that are adjustable... my wasn't! It stills handles just fine without assist but that's just my experience. And the MII clip made it handle like a slot car!

I'll definitely be following!!!

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my 50 Chevy has a bit of a touchy steering feel with the power rack also. I just got use to it.

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They sell a reducer that goes in the pressure port of the ps pump to make it less sensitive. The problem lies in the fact that most pumps put out more pressure than the rack needs. I know Speedway sells it, others probably do, too.
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Old 09-04-2020, 01:19 PM
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I know what you're saying about twitchy.
This rack is set up for a GM pump. Yours may have been also Tripper.
If it acts up I'll add a lot of caster and if it still acts up I'll change it out for him.
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I'd have left it the way it was. But thats just me.
I'm sure its going to be a little beast.

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