camaro radiator support vs. nova radiator support - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Dec 25th, 02, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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I have a big block that I plan on putting in a 69 camaro that I am currently putting quarters on along with other paint and body restorations.I am going to have to buy a new 4 core radiator for the camaro but in the meantime I was thinking about putting the motor in a cherry 68 nova that I have just sitting there. My question is the camaro radiator mounts on the sides to the radiator support and the nova has the metal piece on the bottom of the radiator support that the radiator sets in and another metal piece that fits over the top of the radiator.There are not any holes in the nova support to mount the radiator like in the camaro.Did the big block nova's have a different type radiator support? I could drill holes in the nova support but i really don't want to if I can help it. Can anyone shed any light on this for me?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Dec 26th, 02, 11:57 AM
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I hope someone can give you a difinitive answer. Until then I want to offer up something I just learned about (or acutally forgot about). Most salvage yards have a set of 'Hollander' books which cross-reference manufacturers parts. You can look up your current model (or desired model) and it will tell you what other vehicles have the same compoenent. However it is misleading at times. For example the hollander book states that Camaro's, Nova's and Ventura II all share the same subgrame from 68 until 72. What I found out was that actually 68 to 74 are compatable with minor modifications. The two frame series' are listed as Hollander number 2041 and 2042 respectively. In other words, just cause the hollander book says it isn't so don't make it so. The adjacent part numbers were a bit of a hint though.

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