1962 Chevrolet Chevy II (Nova)

Started on July 13 by speedboat

Ride Rating

10

Running my daily driver on Willow Springs track in CA. I bought this thing already pretty much built, with crate ZZ4, 700r4 automatic, Heidt's Mustang II front clip, and the Heidt's IRS. Non-powered rack& pinion. Drove it to SoCal from Colorado. But it took a lot to get it all to work. Frame stiffeners helped a lot. Front sway bar. Bigger springs in back. Align engine and drive shaft. Headers and Flowmasters. American Racing wheels and Nitto 555 tires. Pretty sporty for a 3100 pound doorslammer. The car is faster than I am. The independent rear suspension makes it pretty unique for a hotrod. This is nothing like your BMW. Stiff, loud, rude, brute. No electronics except for the MSD ignition box. Summer of 2008 I drove from LA to Oregon and back on every winding road I could find, with not one problem.

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Jul 13, 2009 2:29 p.m.
pinchvalve:
Way cool!
Jul 14, 2009 1:39 a.m.
Luke:
Awesome! I love seeing cars out of their traditional "comfort zones".
Jul 15, 2009 4:31 p.m.
ronbros:
very nice ,great to see somethin out on the track that a lot of people put down, and say no good about it.
Aug 9, 2009 10:44 a.m.
Junkyard_Dog:
My first car was a 62 Nova, with factory buckets no less. Nice seeing one made to handle!

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