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kirk69nova 31st-August-2009 04:25 PM

kirk69nova - 1969 Nova
 

Year: 1969

Model: base

Engine: Currently a 250 L6. Soon to be a 2006 5.3 L33 truck engine/4l60e tranny

Body/Exterior: replaced fenders, 1/2 quarters. PPG Deltron 4300 Dark Teal Poly. It is a 1992 GM color used on Vettes, Camaros, and Firebirds.

Front End: new stock rebuild with stock type power disk brake conversion.

Transmission: Currently a powerglide. Soon to be a 4l60e

Rear End: Currently a stock 8.2" 10 bolt with 2.73 gears. Soon to be a 8.5" 10 bolt with 3.73.

Exhaust: Currently stock single exhaust. Will be Summit 2.5" duel exhaust.

Wheels/Tires: 15X7 rallys

Interior: black bench seat, looking for a black back seat. Originally had a rubber mat, now has black carpet

Electrical: stock

Accessories/Options: none

Sound system: original style AM radio in stock location. Updated CD player mounted in glove box. 6X9 in the rear deck, one 6 inch in dash

Additional Comments: My dad bought this car in 1989 when I was 16. He drove it that winter and then went into the body shop for a "cosmetic restoration" in spring of 1990. After a 2 year stay at the body shop the car came out with new rear outer wheelhouses, new 1/2 quarters, new fenders, new paint, repaired trunk floor, rebuilt 250. We dyed the interior black as well. I drove the car in the spring, summer and winter of 1992. While I was in college from 1992-1997 at Penn State the car was only driven during summers. After graduation I moved to Philadelphia and the car sat in in my parent's garage from 1997-2007. I moved back to Pittsburgh in 2007 and began driving it again. Since then I have replaced the drivers side floor and replaced body bushings with aluminum ones.

Here is a link the LS swap on the LS specific part of this site
http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums...d.php?t=187612

Here is my photobucket album with some additional pics
http://s270.photobucket.com/albums/jj84/kirkryan6/

Some pics of updates on the car.
Soon to be powerplant
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...engine/017.jpg

Old brakes
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...kryan6/013.jpg
New disk brakes with cleaned and painted suspension parts, new bushings and added 1.25" sway bar.
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...yan6/003-2.jpg

jjyoung909 2nd-September-2009 01:54 AM

Nicely done!! That is a very clean 69. I really like the color

james y.

Novaman Oscar 2nd-September-2009 02:10 AM

NICE!!!!!!!!!!, any chance of a V8 falling in there :D

kirk69nova 3rd-September-2009 10:49 PM

Thanks for the compliments guys. This is a car that I have had fun with for the last 20 years. I just learned how to weld by putting new a new drivers side floor in it this past winter. The passenger side gets put in this coming winter. It is not a show car by any means. It drives like a 40 year old car, doesn't stop or handle well. Smells like gas and oil. I love it!:yes:

I have a four year old son that I hope someday will want to join me in working on this car. I graduate from nursing school next June so the plan is to put disk brakes and a mild SBC in it after I start working again. After that maybe update the suspension. Who knows. Thanks again for the kind words.

Kirk

Jeff K. 25th-October-2012 09:19 PM

Kirk, that's a nice Nova.... Are those Blue Dots in the tail lights? Nice...

RatNova71 25th-October-2012 09:35 PM

Its a nice car. Keep the six and get some upgrades for it. Everybody and their brother is running a SBC in a 3rd gen Nova. My 2 cents.

EDIT: OMG! Tricked into replying to a 3 year old thread!! The six is probably long gone...

Andy

kirk69nova 27th-October-2012 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeff K. (Post 1950745)
Kirk, that's a nice Nova.... Are those Blue Dots in the tail lights? Nice...

Yah I put those blue dots in my taillights back in high school. I have always been a big fan of street rods and I guess this is my way of showing my street rod love!

Quote:

Originally Posted by RatNova71 (Post 1950752)
Its a nice car. Keep the six and get some upgrades for it. Everybody and their brother is running a SBC in a 3rd gen Nova. My 2 cents.

EDIT: OMG! Tricked into replying to a 3 year old thread!! The six is probably long gone...

Andy

No, Andy, the six is still in there but a LS 5.3 is waiting to find it way between the fenders. See this thread.
http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums...ght=kirk69nova

asteeler4life 7th-November-2012 03:30 PM

DANG KIRK, YOU BEEN HOLDIN' OUT IN US!:mad:
VERY NICE BRO! VERY, VERY NICE! :cool:

kirk69nova 7th-November-2012 08:56 PM

I am not holding out, Big D. I have had this profile up for over three years on SNS. I am just not as vocal as others on here. I think the internet word for me is a lurker. Thanks for the kind words.

asteeler4life 8th-November-2012 01:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kirk69nova (Post 1958697)
I am not holding out, Big D. I have had this profile up for over three years on SNS. I am just not as vocal as others on here. I think the internet word for me is a lurker. Thanks for the kind words.

WELL ALL I CAN SAY IS :notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:
SWEEET COLOR! :thumbsup:

NovaN00B 8th-November-2012 10:48 AM

Very clean! I like it.

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nodice333 8th-November-2012 11:00 AM

keep us posted on how the 5.3 goes, my plans are to pick up a 5.3 or if im lucky a 6.0 this weekend from the local scrap yard

jakeg214 9th-November-2012 09:50 AM

Cleeeeaaaann car.

Love the solid clean look without the side molding and emblems. :thumbsup:

asteeler4life 10th-November-2012 04:42 AM

KIRK YOU'VE HIT THE BIG TME! :cool:

Jakewright 14th-November-2012 12:57 PM

That car is gonna be mean with an engine block upgrade. Great restoration looks clean. Good buy. The 69 is my favorite year


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