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Stuck looking for a car I had in HS.... a 1976 Nova Hatchback by htexans1
Started on: 03-16-2015 04:54 PM
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Uggg.... THe things I do for friendship and old times.

Due to a friend wishing to relive our youth, yes I am included I am trying to find:

1 1976 Nova Hatchback. White red interior with a inline sic (250) and aa 3 speed...on the floor.

I am looking to modernize it, too. it does not have to run, I am looking at the "LL9" the inline vortec 6 that GM made from '02 to '09 "trailblazer, envoy, etc had)

The manual was with a bench seat... I'll be happy with looking for a 5 speed or a six speed (manual) too.

Those 3 speeds in the Nova were notorious for locking up the shiftier linkage...

any input welcome even if its just info on that "vortec inline 6"

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I had a Pontiac Ventura, 1976, 250 inline 6, auto tranny. Sister car to the Nova.

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Anything in that year range up here is now just a pile of iron oxide.
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Originally posted by tebailey:

Anything in that year range up here is now just a pile of iron oxide.


(Not the best years for GM, for sure)
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I never knew those cars were hatchbacks.
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Originally posted by htexans1:

Those 3 speeds in the Nova were notorious for locking up the shiftier linkage...



I had a '71 and a '79 Nova. The '71 was a 3-speed column-shift. I bound up the linkage once on a railroad crossing! It was one of those places where there are about a dozen tracks and after I'd passed the roughest of the tracks I tried shifting from 1 to 2 and got the thing stuck there mid-shift. It rolled to a stop there on the tracks and I popped the hood and had to reach down and fool around with the linkage until it "popped" back into place. A hectic couple of minutes there.

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Report this Post03-19-2015 10:14 AM Click Here to See the Profile for tebaileyClick Here to Email tebaileySend a Private Message to tebaileyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
http://saginaw.craigslist.org/cto/4901941922.html Not a hatch back, but to find something in that year range up here is RARE!
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That would be a great engine swap.

I've had two Bravada's with the 4.2.

It's powerful and smooth. The first version was rated at 270 HP, then in '04 it went up to 275HP and the final ones were rated at 291HP.

With a total of close to 200K miles on the two vehicles nothing ever went wrong with the engine.

I did read on the Bravada forum that it's fairly heavy though.
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1976 Chevy Nova Hatchback. Yellow exterior with tan interior, 2 Door, 250 6 cylinder, 58,000 miles. Always garaged and all original. Call Mike at 712-335-3539. $7,000 or best offer

http://www.carsforsale.com/vehicle/details/125919

http://cars.oodle.com/detai...VIEW-_-www-_-NA-_-NA

http://www.novaresource.org/
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Report this Post03-31-2015 09:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Mike GonzalezClick Here to Email Mike GonzalezSend a Private Message to Mike GonzalezEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My high school car was a 75 Nova LN with the crappy 262 V8....my first engine swap ! put a 350 in.....Loved that car, sold it to get a down payment when i bought my first house.
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I had a 76 Nova Concourse a four door. It had a 350 4 bbl three speed auto set up as a cruiser with a 2:72 posi rear end. It was a great cruiser, but prone to "corrosion" (rust). I gave it to my father-in-law in '82 and he drove it for a few years until the corrosion became too bad to pass Maine state inspection.

It was my first custom built by Chevrolet car with all my special options.

Looking at the ads for the 76 Nova, mine new was less than $5300. I can't see spending $7600 or so for a 76 Nova six.

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Report this Post05-19-2015 12:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tesmith66Send a Private Message to tesmith66Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
$5000+ for a new 76 Nova? My 75 El Camino SS was $3000 new.
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Report this Post05-19-2015 04:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Speaking of Novas

This was at a local car show two years ago, apparently a package that came with the car new.



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