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RE: sly: "When I first met my wife, she had a '73 Chevy Nova"

The Nova was one of very few Amercian made cars of the 70's you might even want to keep over 100,000 miles.



Ain't that the truth - I had a 76 Dodge Aspen with a 318 in it. A friend who owned a transmission shop rebuilt the transmission in it, twice. I asked when the transmission failed the 2nd time and he showed me the difference between the transmission Chrysler had put in the car and a torgueflite transmission designed for an 8 cylinder motor - The transmission in the Aspen was a light duty model that, essentially, was engineered for Chrysler's slant 6 - fewer friction plates and thinner shafts, etc.

IIRC, wasn't it also in the early/mid 70s when GM got caught putting Chevy engines in Oldsmobiles?

A lot of American auto manufacturers seemed to economize in their production of cars around that time, as oil/gasoline price ceilings precipitated gas shortages and, ultimately, higher gas prices and fuel efficient compact import vehicles became very popular as American car manufacturers seemed slow to let go of full-size boats and vans with poor gas mileage, even though they couldn't sell them... They had fields full of excess inventory around here, near their St Louis plants.
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