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Old 11-15-2005, 06:43 PM
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'69 4 Cylinder Nova

Hi everybody and greetings from Mexico im posting here because i need the advise of people with knowledge i recently bought an American made 4 cylinder Nova the car is a 69 2 door hardtop everything original never messed with original engine interior tranny etc the thing is that i really dont know much about this type of car i know there were 6 cyl and 8 and the SS but i was surprised with the engine on that car also i tried to search the web for other cars like mine but i haven't found one or heard about anybody else that has or had one i never seen anythig like it i'm planning on restoring it like it is (original) and i also thougt about swapping for a small block or a big block V8 the parts needed for that car are pretty easy to come by around here (not like my mopar) i want to know if it will be worth more if i restore it to original because of the rarety of the car or should i go for the V8 also i want to know if there is somebody that would know what is the rarety and price of that car when fully restored
Im about to start restoration this weekend winter is coming up but is not that bad
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Old 11-15-2005, 07:23 PM
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welcome to the forum.

i'm guessing that the four cylinder nova for '69 were not all that common but as far as value goes you might try some of the nova webrings.
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Old 11-15-2005, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by towtrucks
<<<<<<<<<<SCRATCHING HEAD !!!!!!!!!!!
Are you absolutely sure you have a FACTORY 4 cyl. engine in a 1969 Nova? I know 4 cyl. were available in the early years of Nova.....1964 - 66 or so.
If you DO, in fact, have a 1969 Nova with a 4 cylinder engine, IF it is original, that car would be more rare than a dependable Ford Edsel......and worth way more than installing a different engine.
wow yes is a factory 4 cyl i have the original tittle the old lady that i bought it from who was the second owner told me a long story telling me that the 1st owner wanted that car so bad the chevy dealer brought it to El Paso Tx (i live near the border) from the midwest US i think i need to check the documentation right any numbers just to have an idea?

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Old 11-16-2005, 05:16 AM
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well my buddy had a 69 4 also its an option that was avalable frome chevy !! its called an iron duke 4 banger it is very rare car to get id keep it stock and look for build up parts for there duke there very strong and good on gas and go great in snow!! lol god i remember driving around in that thing !! them were good old days .
if you wanna have fun with the car save the motor and use abb but restore the duke and put it back when your done but like i said your 2 person thAT i have hered with this iron duke in the 69 so keep nice
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Old 11-16-2005, 07:30 AM
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Big dilemma. If rare and kept stock.... not very interesting or fun to drive (putt-putt). If changed to V-8.... go fast but nothing special.
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:09 AM
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i thought the "iron duke" was a pontiac engine made to replace the vega engine that was used in the vega and sunbird, around '74 or so.
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:27 AM
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according to the car connection trivia the "iron duke" was first offered in 1977. this was a trivia question posted on november 4, 05.
http://www.thecarconnection.com/Extr...156.A9570.html
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:47 AM
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according to wikipedia the 153 cu. in. four cylinder was offered as an option but was dropped due to a lack of interest.
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Old 11-16-2005, 07:21 PM
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i'd keep it original, and try to find another big V8 nova lol
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Old 11-17-2005, 02:33 AM
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4 Cyl. Pontiac

Back when I towed cars, I once towed in a wrecked Pontiac Ventura about that same year that had a 4 Cyl. in it. The owner never came to get it and my boss sold it to a salvage yard.
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Old 11-17-2005, 02:39 AM
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i checked with golden state novas and it seems the cars are rare but not too valuable. i think that's just their opinion.
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Old 11-17-2005, 04:06 AM
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I've never heard of a 4 cylinder in a Nova before neither. But as the above post have already mentioned, it must be true. If it were I, I would keep it original. Yes, you will be low on power, but you will also one of the fewest Novas ever made no matter what the value of the car is.

You can always find another one with a 6 or V8 that is not so rare to make a hot rod out of if ya can afford it. JMO
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Unless you have sentimental value, the four cylinder Nova, no matter how rare, will not become a classic. My advice would be to modify as you desire.
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Old 11-17-2005, 11:56 AM
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a '69 four banger nova is for sale on the golden state nova's site. it is completely original right down to the tires-$2500.00 or a reasonable offer.

national nostalgic nova may have an interest or possibly a value of the cars worth
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thanks for the info guys here is the tittle by the vin it is a factory 4 cyl i checked the engine number and it still has the original one
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