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General Information

Year
1974
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Nova
Color
Blue (a little bit purple after my Macco mistake)
History
My Dad bought me this sleeper from an old lady in CA while I was stationed in Ft Riley. After going back and forth for 2 summers we got her ready for the long road test, LA to Manhattan KS. I only had a couple issues in route, had to put a lift kit and air shocks to keep the tires from shredding. Then once when I pulled in at NM to get gas, the trans linkage fell apart, and I couldn't turn her off. Luckily I had some pliers on the passenger seat, I "Magiverized" it and continued on with an average 90 mph, that was the sweet spot, between 90 & 93. I didn't get pulled over until about 50 miles to Ft Riley, just because I didn't know what color the KSP cars were until I passed one, after a K9 search, they let me go with a warning.
1974 Chevrolet Nova (Blue (a little bit purple after my Macco mistake))

Modifications

Drivetrain
It is a 350 R out of a '77 Firebird. I rebuilt it after it caught on fire in Ft. Riley totaling it. I bought her back from the insurance co. It has 10:1 TRW forged pistons, Comp Cam w/241 duration, double roller timing chain, a Edelbrock Performer intake manifold, all being fed by a Holley 750. The cylinders looked perfect so I didn't bore it out any.
Interior
Black, I just put in some some bucket seats out of a Nissan 300ZX Turbo, with all the electrical buttons to play with. I am going to re-upholster everything black leather.
Exterior
Blue, kinda Purple after my mistake of taking her to Macco.....NEVER take your ride to Macco!!!
Audio
I am going to put in a nice sound system, I had a nice one in there, but after it had to sit for 5 years I just ripped everything out, and gonna start fresh.
Suspension
Stock for now, except for the disc brake conversion kit I just picked up the other night.
Wheel and Tire
It has been sitting for 5 years. I am looking into some nice rims and meat.

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