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65 Nova Engine Suggestions

9/15/2016

In this Tech Tip, John gets to answer a favorite question of ours, what engine should I get?

What's the best engine for my 65 Nova?

“I'm interested in a Small-Block Chevy 350, balanced/blueprint, 4 bolt main, turn-key complete engine to include the ac compressor, about 280 hp no more than 350 hp. This engine is going into a 65 Chevy Nova SS, so the combination must be compact enough to fit inside the small space of the nova. What do you have to accommodate?”

  • Albert

Hi Albert, You inquired about a complete engine for your Nova and the best complete package would be the GM Performance SBC 350 HO Turn-Key Crate Engine, P/N 35519210009.  Another option would be the BluePrint Budget 350 CrateEngine, P/N 91532355 and add all the components of the other engine at approximately the same cost.  The BluePrint engine is also fully balanced and dyno tested on the break in run, and will come with the dyno sheet.  To get a similar package only chrome and polished you can add a Billet Specialties Serpentine System, P/N 91013220 plus carb, air cleaner, and miscellaneous parts.

  • John W.

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