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6 CYL TO A V8 SMALL BLOCK

 
68chev2novapalmdale
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Posted: 04/30/10 08:43 PM

ME AND MY SON JUST PICKED UP A 68 NOVA,IT HAS A 6 CYL IN IT WITH A 2 SPEED POWER GLIDE AND WE ARE GOING TO BUY A 350 SMALL BLOCK AND A NEW TRANS. I GROW UP WITH A FRIEND THAT HAD A 71 CHEVELLE WITH A 350 S/B AND A 4 SPEED MUNCIE,THAT THING WOULD MOVE,ANYWAYS ,WOULD IT BE BETTER TO PUT A 4 OR 5 SPEED, AND WHAT ELSE DO WE HAVE TO CHANGE??OH!AND WHAT CAMARO PARTS BOLT ON TO THIS CAR???? Confused  

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ethelkilledfred-#001
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Posted: 05/01/10 12:55 AM

Classic Industries Nova

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68chev2novapalmdale
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Posted: 05/01/10 10:48 PM

OK THAT'S A START,I'VE HEARD ABOUT THIS COMPANY AND NOW I THINK I'LL CHECK INTO IT.BUT ANY MORE INPUT FROM ANYONE WOULD HELP US OUT ,IF ANYONE WANT'S TO BUY THE 2 SPEED POWER GLIDE,IT'S FOR SALE,JUST MAKE A GOOD OFFER .I'D LIKE TO GET MAYBE $400 o.b.o.  

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Posted: 05/01/10 11:08 PM

It's a fairly simple swap if you get the SB motor mounts from Classic Industries.
The power glide transmission mount (2 hole cross member) should fit the 4 speed.
Your rad will get you by, unless you experience heating problems,,, dual exhaust is something you'll farm out. Brackets are available at wreckers for alternator and power steering. Fuel lines and battery/ignition wires are easy enough to figure out.
Clutch linkage, pivot ball, bell crank, release bearing fork, clutch pedal and linkage are Classic items as well.
You'll be surprised how simple the swap will be.
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68chev2novapalmdale
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Posted: 05/02/10 09:43 AM

thanks for the info,we've been going to these classic auto swap meet's and found some good part's,but i still need the clutch linkage,know go good place?????  

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Posted: 05/02/10 10:40 AM

Wrecking yards are your best bet for the linkage, bell crank and ball assembly.
Don't forget to take the frame bracket, that mounts one end of your bellcrank, to the frame.
Most GM's used the same pedals to keep brake/clutch geometry the same.
You'll need both pedals because the clutck and brake share the same pivot mount, where your single brake pedal takes up the space of two, with a wider pivot sleeve.
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68chev2novapalmdale
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Posted: 05/02/10 11:13 AM

do you think if i get them from a truck or van would they work? and how old do they have to be  to bolt up to my car?? by the way thanks for the input. Cool  

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tuffnuff
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Posted: 05/02/10 11:23 AM

Probably as old as your car, but newer stuff might work.
Take your old pedal along and compare them to a truck or van.
The rest should all be the same cuz I have several bellcranks and they are the same.
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idrivejunk
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Posted: 05/02/10 01:41 PM

Z-bars were actually pretty specific from body to body. Comparison is the only way to go, like tuff said.

A modern, all included, hydraulic throwout bearing/slave cyl arrangement is the popular route to go these days. These guys can guide you thru the decision making process and send you a kit, maybe pedals and all, customized for easy install in your specific car. It does cost money but they are fair.

http://www.keislerauto.com/

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chevelle83
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Posted: 05/02/10 06:52 PM

truck and van pedals will not work, they are too long. You should be able to pick up a change over kit. Thats what I did for my chevelle from "Ground up" parts catalog this is much easier than scouting salvage parts. I give $200 for every thing I needed for my chevelle, took it out of the box and bolted it on. Piece of cake.
 
 Your car being a L6 you may have a 3.73 gear, if so you may like the 5 speed for mileage but 4 speeds are a whole lot cheaper.  

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68chev2novapalmdale
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Posted: 05/03/10 10:24 PM

i was not sure about the truck and van's,they did seem longer then normal,i'll check out ground up and see what i find,i think it being pedal's it's better to have them new then from a junk yard thanks chevelle83.  

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68chev2novapalmdale
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Posted: 05/03/10 10:26 PM

thanks idrivejunk , i'm going to check this web site out right now Cool  

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idrivejunk
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Posted: 05/04/10 02:52 AM

Grip your wallet firmly  Cool  and hang on!  
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68chev2novapalmdale
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Posted: 05/17/10 09:12 PM

ya i know its going to cost a little bit,i don't think this car will see the road for awhile maybe 8mo.to a year,due to the cost. Cool  

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Posted: 05/17/10 09:49 PM

It does not get any easier nor cheaper than this-


Part Number:  # K511  


SMALL BLOCK CLUTCH LINKAGE KIT


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$ 99.95 set  
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