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General Information

Year
1963
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Nova
Color
Daytona Blue/Satellite Silver
History
I bought the car in September, 1995 and havebeen working on it ever since. I've been through 4 motors, 2 transmissions 3 rear axle housings and 2 sets of wheels and tires. It started out as a street/strip car but has evolved into a strip only car.
1963 Chevrolet Nova (Daytona Blue/Satellite Silver)

Modifications

Drivetrain
388 cu. in. small block Chevrolet engine, cast iron block, 4 bolt mains, Lunati crank, Lunati rods, J&E pistons, Comp cams camshaft, AFR aluminum cylinder heads, 227 cc, D-1R Procharger with Holley 750 cfm blow-thru carburetor.
Interior
10 point roll cage, Kirkey aluminum racing seat with RCI seat belts. The car has a Pro-Comp chrome, tilt steering column and Hurst quarter stick shifter.
Exterior
The car is a 2 door post, with shaved moldings and gas cap. The paint is two-tone, Daytona Blue and Satellite Silver, with a fiberglass 4" cowl hood. There has been 4" removed from the rear wheel houses to accomodate the 15x12 rear wheels and 32x13.5-15W slicks. It has a TCI coil over front clip and Moser fabricated 9" housing with 4.86 gears anmd 35 spline axles, with Wilwood disc brakes all around.
Audio
None.
Suspension
TCI front clip with adjustable aluminum shocks and coil-overs, Mustang II manual rack and pinion steering, with Wilwood disc brakes. Rear set up is a Chris Alston back-half with ladder bars, coil-over shocks, anit-roll bar, track locator, Moser fabricated 9" housing, 35 spline axles, Moser center section with 4.86 Pro gears and spool. Rear also has Wilwood disc brakes.
Wheel and Tire
Weld Aluma-Star 15x3 1/2 front wheels with Toyo 25x4.5-15 tires. Rears are Weld Aluma-Star 15x12 wheels with Hoosier 32x13.5-15W tires.

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