Chauncey’s 1970 Nova Super Sport

Built From The Ground Up

Chauncey’s 1970 Nova Super Sport

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.”

– Chauncey

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

Nova Universal Rally Stripe Stencil Kit

Part #: MSS-0688
rally stripe kit


Best Price Available

1970-1971 Nova Tail Light Assembly Kit

Part #: LTA-X70K
1970-71 nova tail light assembly kit


You Save: 10%

1970-1972 Nova Super Sport Grille Kit

1970-1972 nova super sport grille kit


You Save: 10%

1970-1974 Nova Side Marker Kit

Part #: LSM-70K
side marker kit


You Save: 10%

Shop our huge selection of Nova Parts!

1962-1979 Nova Parts

We want to see your Built From The Ground Up Ride!

Submit your car to be featured here!

Share this car with your friends!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email

More Articles From Ground Up


Phil M’s 1971 Chevy Nova

A Nova From Down Unda Phil McNeil acquired this 1971 Chevy Nova from the sates and had it sent to his hometown Australia. In Australia, Phil took the time to piece this

Read More »
joe's 1966 nova

Joe’s 1966 Nova

The first thing that strikes you about Joe’s 1966 Nova is the sharp paint scheme. While the House of Kolors Candy Brandywine finish and the Cragars spell modified hot rod,

Read More »