Chevrolet Nova/ChevyII 1962-1979

Battery

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 To remove the battery, first loosen the negative battery cable bolt ...



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Fig. Fig. 2 ... then disconnect the negative cable from the battery. Detach the positive cable in the same manner



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Fig. Fig. 3 Use an extension to reach the battery hold-down bolt



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Fig. Fig. 4 Lift the battery up and out of the battery tray



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Fig. Fig. 5 Generator and Regulator Specifications



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Fig. Fig. 6 Alternator and Regulator Specifications



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Fig. Fig. 7 Alternator and Regulator Specifications



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Fig. Fig. 8 Battery and Starter Specifications



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Fig. Fig. 9 General Engine Specifications



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Fig. Fig. 10 General Engine Specifications (Cont.)



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Fig. Fig. 11 General Engine Specifications (Cont.)



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Fig. Fig. 12 General Engine Specifications (Cont.)



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Fig. Fig. 13 Valve Specifications



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Fig. Fig. 14 Valve Specifications



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Fig. Fig. 15 Crankshaft and Connecting Rod Specifications



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Fig. Fig. 16 Crankshaft and Connecting Rod Specifications



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Fig. Fig. 17 Crankshaft and Connecting Rod Specifications



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Fig. Fig. 18 Cylinder Bore, Piston, and Ring Specifications 1962-77



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Fig. Fig. 19 Piston Clearance



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Fig. Fig. 20 Ring Side Clearance



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Fig. Fig. 21 Ring Gap



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Fig. Fig. 22 Torque Specifications

  1. Protect the paint finish with fender covers.
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  3. Disconnect the battery cables at the battery terminal posts.
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  5. Remove the battery hold-down clamp and remove the battery from the vehicle.
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  7. Inspect the battery carrier and fender side panel for damage caused by loss of acid from the battery.
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  9. If the battery is to be reinstalled, clean the top of the battery with a solution of clean, warm water and baking soda. Scrub heavily deposited areas with a stiff-bristled brush, being careful not to scatter corrosion residue. Finally, wipe off the top of the battery with a cloth that has been moistened with a solution of baking soda in water. Keep the cleaning solution out of the battery cells. Examine the battery case and cover for cracks.
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  11. Clean the battery posts and cable connectors with wire brush or special cleaning tool. Replace any damaged or frayed cables.
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  13. Install the battery in the car and tighten the hold-down clamp nuts. Connect the cables to their battery posts and, after tightening the cable connectors, coat all connectors with petroleum jelly to prevent corrosion. If the electrolyte level is low, fill to the recommended level with distilled or de-ionized water.
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