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Dragzine: Slotting the Cadillac CTS-V engine into a 1971 Chevrolet Nova


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If you’ve been following along with the updates on our ’71 Nova, named project “Swinger,” you saw the wheel tubs and frame connectors we installed, along with the body repairs we did. In that same article, we hinted at the new powerplant we were dropping between the frame rails, and in this installment we’ll reveal our sinister plan to update our Nova with a thoroughly modern small block Chevy – the supercharged LSA, with a little help in the oil pan department from RetroLSX.

Read More: http://www.dragzine.com/project-cars/project-swinger/the-power-behind-project-swinger-nova/

One place that the LSA beats the LS9 is in the intercooler department - the LSA uses a taller single core unit rather than the dual core intercooler necessitated by the Corvette's low hood.

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Bruce

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