1970 Chevrolet Nova
Gorgeous Tuxedo Black Paint
Custom Black Interior
406 Cubic Inch Small Block
5-Speed Tremec TKO 600 Transmission
Currie 9” with 3.89 Gears
Custom Aluminum Driveshaft
Detroit Speed & Engineering Mini Tubs
Custom 17" Front & 18"x10" Torque Thrust Wheels
315 35 18 Toyo Proxis QT Drag Radials
This ’70 is a stunning example of a well built GM Muscle Car. From the Gorgeous Tuxedo Black Paint on the outside to the Strong Running 406 Cubic Inch Small Block this car embodies ‘The Show’ and ‘The Go’.
The paint really does look great. Certainly nice enough for weekend shows or as a sunny day driver. Underneath the floors are clean & tidy. The rear wheel wells have been replaced with larger units from Detroit Speed. They give you all the room you need to fit massive 315 series tires and still have room to spare. On the outside, the Tuxedo Black paint has a beautiful finish with a nice, deep luster. The panels line up nice and the craftsmanship really shows. The trim is in excellent condition and consists of either new reproduction or restored original.
Inside the interior shows well with a seamless combination of original designs and aftermarket upgrades. The soft panels are high quality reproductions. The seats are a custom set that provide excellent support that the factory seats just can’t match. The dash has been upgraded with a full complement of Autometer Sport Comp Gauges fit into a custom instrument bezel as well as molded into the factory steel dash. A 4 point roll bar provides safety in case of the unthinkable while also providing some extra chassis strength with well over 450 Horsepower on tap.
Under the hood lives 406 Cubic Inches of Dinosaur Guzzling Happiness. The engine is a custom build from Craig Performance Machine in Walla Walla, WA. This engine was done right with Manley Rods, SRP Pistons, Edelbrock E-Tech Cylinder Heads, Port Matched Air-Gap Intake Manifold, Comp Hydraulic Roller Camshaft, Roller Rocker Arms, High Capacity Oil Pan, etc, etc. This engine performs well. From initial start up you just smile. It has a crisp & deep note to the idle. A blip on the throttle and the RPM’s jump. This engine just works right. On the road it has excellent street manners and is quite comfortable in traffic.
Don’t discount this as a straight line only Muscle Car. It has been built to handle the corners as well with a nice stiff chassis & springs. The suspension uses Hotchkis Coil Springs in the front as well as Hotchkis Leaf Springs in the rear. A larger front sway bar controls the body well. The combination is a very competent handling car that feels great in the corners. This one will really surprise the late model cars at the track and the twisties.
The 5-Speed transmission is none other than the Tremec TKO 600 from Classic Motorsport Group in Carlsbad, CA. The kit is their ‘Elite Conversion’. It consists of the Heavy Duty Tremec, GM Tunnel Patch, Titanium/Aluminum Alloy Bell Housing, 11” Nodular Iron Flywheel, GM Street Comp Clutch Kit and a Hydraulic Clutch Conversion Kit. The transmission works beautifully with excellent shifts, crisp clutch engagements and that awesome 5th gear overdrive. With the 3.89 gearing highway cruising is comfortably down near the 2200 rpm range.
The Heavy Duty 9” Differential is a combination of a Moser Engineering Housing with Torino Bearings & Brakes. The center section is a Currie 9+ Case with 3.89 Gears, Trac Lock and 31 Spline Axles.
A Brand New set of American Racing Torque Thrust II's were just fitted and look perfect on this car. In the front a set of 17"x7" units were fitted with 225 45 17's. In the rear a set of 18"x10" units were fitted with a pair of MASSIVE 315 35 18 Toyo Proxis QT Competition Radials. The results look amazing and the car not only handles excellent but has the traction to really put some power to the pavement.
With all of this work comes a tremendous amount of receipt documentation complete with instruction manuals.
Take a good look at this Nova. The car as a whole has been well thought out and executed. It looks great, drives excellent and performs very well.