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General Information

Year
1972
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Nova
Color
Dark Grey Metallic
History
Purchased spring 2013. A running but weak and wet turd with a Muncie M21 w/ Hurst Super Shifter, 327 c.i., 8.2 /unknown (but numerically very low) gears. Red exterior/black well-aged interior. Not mechanically reliable and a hair-raiser ride above 80kph (50mph) but could pass as a 'nice car' from a distance or if seen rolling by above 50kph (30mph).
Muncie would/could lock-up when pushed and had the 'reverse' shift pattern for 2nd to 3rd and 3rd to 4th. Interesting....
1972 Chevrolet Nova (Dark Grey Metallic)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Replaced beat (internal damage) 327c.i. with GM crate H.O. 350 Deluxe. New Griffin alum. radiator, Hedman long tube headers, 2.5" Magnaflow exhaust with X-pipe & mufflers and a power steering box. Centerforce II clutch. Replaced weeping Muncie gaskets, shift dogs and speedo gear. Modified tunnel opening for better clearance and adjusted linkage for proper shift pattern and function.
Interior
Interior was sandblasted. Replaced front floor pans and POR-15 coated entire floor. Original "broken-springs" bench seat replaced w/ Pro-car bucket seats and reupholstered rear bench. All Auto Meter gauges with composite instrument panel, new stretch-type vinyl dash wrap, PUI headliner, door panels/sails, P.tray & carpet, Lizzard Skin sound deadener throughout cabin, doors and trunk.Replaced heater core.
Installed complete Painless wiring harness.
Exterior
Replaced bumpers/mounts and all exterior body panels including roof (rusted through) except trunk lid & trunk floor (go figure?). Replaced rad. support, both cowls and rear taillight valence. Replaced all trim pieces, rubber weather trim pieces including vent windows and window fuzzies. New Polyurethane body, trans and engine mounts.
Swapped rear drums for disc brakes w/new M/C, new coated brake lines new gas tank, sender & fuel lines, Yukon 3.55 R&P gears, Yukon axles & Eaton post. New turn signals, taillights, headlights and marker lights.
Body off frame sandblasted and POR-15 coated.
Audio
Stealth-mode 'till sure everything is happy and playing well together or engine drone becomes monotonous.
Suspension
Full Hotchkis 2" drop TVS (includes tubular control arms, coil springs, sway bars, multi-leafs & Fox tuneable shocks). Also installed Hotchkis Sub-Frame Connectors.
Wheel and Tire
AR's Torq Thrust II's polished. 15X8 245's and 15X7 235's.

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