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

$55.35

You Save: 25%

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

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

$140.99

You Save: 13%

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

Part #: GCS-S6336

$241.99

Best Price Available

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

Part #: HOL-0-1850SA

$346.99

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
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on email
Email

More Articles From Ground Up SS396.com

Ryan m's 72 Nova
1972 Nova

Ryan M’s 1972 Nova

Both Ryan’s mother’s and father’s first cars were Novas, she had a 1972 Nova and he had a 1975 Nova. When Ryan was just nine years old his dad got him a

Read More »
arthur's 1971 nova
1971 Nova

Arthur S’s 1971 Nova

1971 Nova Pro Street – Loud But Legal This is a street driven 1971 Pro Street Nova equipped with a 622 all aluminum big block with a F2 Procharger. The

Read More »
james 1974 nova
1974 Nova

James’ 1974 Nova

James received this 1974 Nova with 68,000 original miles from his father as a graduation gift. This ’74 Nova is all original with a 350/400, 2 barrel carburetor, and a

Read More »

COVID-19 Shipping Delays

See what brands are experiencing delays

COVID-19

See what we're doing at Ground Up SS396.com

Parts Catalog

Chevelle & El Camino, Camaro, & Nova
Free

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Get ready for the holidays with our updated Holiday Gift Guide for 2020

We Want To See Your Car!

Submit your car to be featured today!

Follow Us On Social

Don't Wait Last Minute!

Our Holiday Gift Guide is Out Now!

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
Happy Holidays to all!