1970 Nova SS
THIRD TIME’S A CHARM
Chauncey’s 1970 Nova SS
This is one of three 1970 Novas that Chauncey has owned since being a teenager. The first one was a high school driver, the second one was a full out drag car, and this one is the best of both worlds; one bad street car that is fast enough for the drag strip but also runs on pump gas.
Since owning this 70 Chevy Nova, just about every nut and bolt as been inspected and replaced as needed.
The engine is a 468 big block Chevy with two Holley 750 carbs with a BDS scoop, Merlin heads, Comp Cams custom ground hydraulic roller cam, JE blower pistons, 4340 crank and H beam 3D rods, windage tray, ARP studded bottom, MSD billet distributor, Hooker Super Comp 2 1/8″ headers, and Flowmaster one chamber 3 1/2″ exhaust all fueled by pump gas!
The transmission is a TH400 with a reverse pattern manual valve body, Turbo Action Cheetah SCS shifter, trans brake, TCI extra deep pan, and a Strange CM one piece drive shaft with 1350 joints and CM yoke.
The suspension features a Ford 9″ rear with stange 31 spline axles, complete strange 3rd member with nodular iron case, true trac posi, 4.11 gear billet support CM yoke, QA1 coil overs with 130/250 springs, and ladder bars.
This 70 Nova SS rides on Weld Rodlite 15 x 4 fronts and 15 x 15 rears with M/T SR radials.
The silver grey metallic paint with black stripes is laid down on al all steel body (minus hood).
According to Chauncey, “This is one of the fastest street cars I have owned. It’s a really fun car to drive.”
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