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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
In all vehicles except the Camaro and the Nova the frame stands are the same for all engines.

Only the first gen Camaro and the X body Nova required a unique frame stand. This was because the motor was too big to fit in the engine compartment without hitting the steering gear box; so they moved the BBC up and over to clear it with special frame stands.

Those disc brakes and hide-a-way headlights are rare options in 1969 and are worth pulling if you still have the car.

Big Dave
I do mostly Camaro,F-bird,Chevelle and GTO cars.Thanks for the reply.FYI 65-67 Chevelles had different frame stands for Big and Small block.In all fairness to you it was only because the Big block used a larger HD eng. mount,so the frame stand was clearanced for it,I have a muscle car junkyard and need to do something with all this stuff,as I'm getting old and have a fair amount of fullsize stuff.I don't know how old you are,but clearly are very knowledgible.Thanks again
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