Frankie A’s 1963 Nova

Built From The Ground Up

Frankie A’s 1963 Nova

Frankie and the family found this 1963 Nova online a few years ago in 2016 and they all knew this would be the perfect project. So they drove the 11 hours one way with a trailer to pick it up and bring it home.

Frankie had previously had a few 2 doors in the past, but this 1963 Nova was a 4 door. It was perfect for the kids so they wouldn’t have to climb all over the car and everyone could have their own door.

The 4 door 1963 Nova build resulted in a 350 small block bored .030 over, with a steel crank and heavy duty rods. They went with a 268 comp cam and built heads. The icing on the cake are an Edelbrock performer intake and Holley carburetor.

Frankie wanted to make sure that even though they had a few extra doors, they could still have fun. Putting that power to use was a TH350 with a shift kit and a Hughes 2500 RPM stall converter.

There’s not a ton left to improve on with this 1963 Nova build, but Frankie says that they would like to replace the front clip with a newer style setup in the future.

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1962-1967 Nova Windshield Wiper Arm And Blade Kit Chrome

Part #: WIPERKIT-15V
wiper kit


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1963-1964 Nova Radiator Support Show Panel, Plain, Polished

Part #: ASP-63XP
1963 Nova 1964 Nova Radiator Support Show Panel, Plain, Polished


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1962-1979 Chevy Nova Small Block Tall Valve Covers, Chevrolet Logo, Black

Part #: GCS-S6336


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1962-79 Holley 600 CFM Classic Carburetor, Manual Choke Vacuum Secondaries

Part #: HOL-0-1850SA


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