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mc73nova
11-04-2012, 07:45 PM
1973 Chevy Nova Custom Drag Car

Exterior
Body: Original sheet metal restored, no aftermarket panels with the exception of the hood.
Hood: 6 Harwood Cowl Induction with Custom Ram Air Scoop
Bumpers: Original, welded and smoothed for finish
Paint: House of Kolor Primer, House of Color Black Base Coat, House of Color Kameleon Magenta to Gold
Windows: All Lexan
Wheels:Weld ProStars
Tires: Hoosier Skinnies, Mickey Thompson E.T. Street Radials
Solid Motor Mounts
Body Mounts Custom made

Cooling
Radiator: Third Gen(82-92) Camaro Aluminum
Fan: 2 Speed Electric

Suspension
Front: Moroso Trick Springs
Competition Engineering 3-Way Adjustable Shocks
Energy Suspension Bushings
Rear: Calvert Racing Split Mono Leaf Springs
Cal Tracs
Rancho 9000 9-Way Adjustable Shocks
Competition Engineering Sub Frame Connectors - Welded In

Drivetrain
Engine: 383ci Est. 600HP Built by Pro Motion Engines will be ready for 2013
Transmission: Powerglide 1.82 Gear Set
Driveshaft: Heavy Duty Non Greasable
Rear: Moser Axles
Moser C-Clip Eliminator
Moser Spool
Moser Rear Cover
Richmond 4.56 Gears
Welded-Reinforced 8.5 GM 10 Bolt Housing

Brakes
Front: Stock Style Disc
Rear: Stock Style Drum
Line Lock: Hurst
Corvette Master Cylinder

Ignition
Distributor: MSD Billet
Coil: MSD Blaster 2
Ignition Box: MSD 6AL
Spark Plug Wires: MSD 8.5 Super Conductor
Moroso Battery Switch

Fuel System
Fuel Pump: Barry Grant 280
Fuel Cell: Plastic Summit Racing 8 Gallon
Fuel Pressure Regulator: Holley

Exhaust
Headers: Hooker Super Comp Ceramic Coated 1 , 3 collector
Mufflers: DynoMax Ultra Flow

Interior
Dash: Custom Aluminum with Switches
Gauges: Auto Meter Monster Tachometer with Shift Light
Auto Meter Voltmeter
Auto Meter Oil
Auto Meter Water
Custom Gauge Pod
Steering Wheel: Grant
Stock Column and Key Ignition
Roll Cage: S&W Mild Steel 10 Point with swing out
Kirkey SFI Approved Roll Bar padding
Summit Racing Poly Pro Seat
Mini Tubbed
G-Force Racing SFI Approved 5-Point Harness
Hurst Quarter Stick with Hurst Knob and Roll Control Activation Switch

The car has gone a best 1.40 60, 6.36@107 1/8, 10.04@132

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/12.png
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/P1010221.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/P1010266.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/P1010273.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/P1000694.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/SN850108.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/cp1_0423001417.jpg

Dont have any really good interior pics, here is one when it was almost finished.
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/SN850091.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/th_SN850158.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/?action=view&current=SN850158.mp4)

grazi
11-04-2012, 08:00 PM
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/SN850108.jpg

I like the old paint job better... No just kidding...Sweet car,man. Nice Paint job!!:nod:

mc73nova
11-10-2012, 02:42 PM
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/SN850108.jpg

I like the old paint job better... No just kidding...Sweet car,man. Nice Paint job!!:nod:

Lol! Thanks. I actually miss it being like that because when people saw it, they didn't expect much until they saw it run and it surprised a lot of people. The old, can't judge a book by its cover!

Lt1_8U
11-10-2012, 05:14 PM
I normally don't care too much for 73+ novas but yours is awesome looking! The stance, color wheel tire combo. Hopefully my nova will look as good as yours

mc73nova
11-16-2012, 06:46 AM
I normally don't care too much for 73+ novas but yours is awesome looking! The stance, color wheel tire combo. Hopefully my nova will look as good as yours

Thanks, I actually like mine more because it is the first year that everyone stopped wanting them! There are a lot of 68-72's and even the few 73-4's that are out there, people change the noses on them to look like a 68-72, I like having something that isn't as popular.

Lt1_8U
11-16-2012, 09:25 AM
That's true and it looks awesome. How long did it take to finish it?

mc73nova
11-16-2012, 07:03 PM
That's true and it looks awesome. How long did it take to finish it?

Thanks! It took 3 months to get it from a shell to the track. (the pic that looks like tri colored pasta!)
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/th_SN850095.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/?action=view&current=SN850095.mp4)


Basically just to make sure everything was functioning properly, after two weekends of testing, we stripped the car and did all the body work and most of the paint From Sunday to Thursday of that week. Reassembled it that Thursday so we could make it to PINKS All Out for that Friday.


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/SN850352.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/SN850367.jpg


After that it took a couple months to finish up the odds and ends in between racing each weekend.


Not that I want to waste anyone's time but if you click the pics below they are slideshows I made from the start to PINKS.


http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/th_SN850259.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/?action=view&current=c9963c6c.pbw)

http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/th_SN850318.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/?action=view&current=b87faa07.pbw)

http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/th_SN850343.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/lildevii136/nova/?action=view&current=caf2fd5a.pbw)

Basically, if I wasn't on PINKS it would probably still be sitting in the garage as a shell!