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    1. #1
      Join Date
      Mar 2008
      Posts
      54

      Trans hitting floor in nova

      I just recently purchased a 65 Nova that I did not get the test drive due to stuck brakes and a bad carburetor. I've got a home and I'm slowly trying to get it ready for the road. Once underneath the car I noticed that the tail stock of the turbo 350 transmission is up against the tunnel or the floor. The previous owner had even hacked the tunnel a little bit to gain more clearance and it's still up against it. The transmission is tipped up one or two degrees at the output shaft. It's a stock front end with a small block Chevy in a turbo 350 transmission. It is using what appears to be a stock cross member. I honestly have no idea why the tranny is up against the floor or what the problem might be. The swap is nothing new and plenty of other people have done it I cannot find any other cases where someone had the same problem as me. I would greatly appreciate any help or input I'd really like to take my kids for a ride. Thanks in advance



    2. #2
      Join Date
      Jul 2008
      Location
      Summerfield, NC
      Posts
      265
      Country Flag: United States
      First thing I would do is look up motor mounts for your application and compare them to what's on the car. Sounds like someone may have pieced this together and used the wrong combo.
      *Jeff*
      Project Salty - 1964 4 door Malibu, beaten, neglected, red headed foster child
      Cammed LQ4 / T56 Swap Project Thread <-click to read! 😁

    3. #3
      Join Date
      Mar 2008
      Posts
      54
      With some help figured out what the problem was. The crossmember was installed backwards and was never clearanced for the trans pan. This caused the transmission to be pulled toward the driver side. The trans pan was also resting on the crossmember instead of the mount which raised it at least 1/2 an inch to far