Funny, I used to say I'd never own a 4th gen Nova (68-72 is my dream car) because I thought they were some of the ugliest cars Chevy ever made. Fast forward a few years later, I own one and I've done everything I could/can with what little skill I have and budget to make it the best it can be. I bought it as a bare roller.... It had the rear end, steering, suspension, brakes, and part of the interior, along with the body modifications as you see already done to it. The rest was up to me... Engine, trans, converter, wheels and tires, plumbing, wiring, mounting fuel cell, mounting battery, seat and seat belt mounting, moving the steering shaft over (not really much work like you probably think), and several little things. I could make a novel out of the things I've done to it and will do to it this off season, but I'll try to keep this short.
Here's the setup on the car:
-355 SBC, worked Double Hump Heads, 750 Holley/Proform, roller rockers, flat tappet 580 lift, basically a zz4 crate engine someone worked on a little bit.
-PTC built powerglide, pro tree brake with 1:89 planetaries with PTC 8" converter about 5k stall
-Moser 9" rear end, 5:14 gears w/spool, 28 spline,Strange axles, Mark Williams Pinion Yoke
-Strange disc brakes all around, QA1 single adjustable coilovers all around, tubular upper and lower a arms
-Ladder bar, back half, subframe connectors
-K&R wiring kit that I redid entire car with
-A lot of new parts on this car...
Best on transbrake is 7.16 ET, Footbraking best is 7.26 if I recall. First car I ever put together, first car I sunk my wallet into, first car I sold my soul for, and the car that's gotten me addicted on working on one, CONSTANTLY thinking about and has gotten me on this drag/bracket racing addiction. Don't see me getting rid of it anytime soon or possibly even ever. Not to brag, but I've had more people than I ever would've imagined compliment the car or take pics of when I'm at the track with it. Makes me pretty damn happy to have people see and appreciate the work and detailed effort I put into it to make it look like I car about it. I'll post more pics of it at a later time of the before and after. Thanks for checking it out!
Here's a couple vids:
Come a long way even since that first race, I've only ran a total of four now
TNT the other week before the big race. Made it down to 5 cars in footbrake out of 45-60? until I went red and trans or converter broke