Thomas S’s 1972 Nova

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Thomas S’s 1972 Nova

Thomas bought the 1972 Nova during the summer of 2020 from a widow whose husband had built the Nova and passed away. It had been sitting under a carport for 15 years before Thomas got his hands on it. Based on the VIN this was a Rally Nova.

Thomas simply replaced the gas tank and fuel lines, added a Holley electric fuel pump, rebuilt the carburetor, and it fired right up after the sitting all those years. It currently has a crate 350 small block with an Edelbrock intake and a Weber carburetor sitting up top. Exhaust gasses leave through a Flowmaster exhaust. Power is put through a TH350 transmission with an Eaton 3.55 geared positraction rear end.

“I have always been a Chevy guy and this deal was a great buy! I plan on keeping the patina look.“

On the interior, the 1972 Nova has the factory bench seat at the moment, but Thomas intends to swap over to a pair of bucket seats with console floor shifter. He also plans on getting the factory air conditioning working once again.

"SS 396 was a pleasure to deal with. So much knowledge and help. They have everything I need for my Nova."


Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1972 Nova Tail And Reverse Light Lens Pair

Part #: LTL-1490


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1970-72 Nova Red Rear Side Marker Lens

Part #: LSM-7047


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1970-72 Nova Amber Front Side Marker Lens

Part #: LSM-7013


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1969-1972 Nova Hood Emblem, Bowtie

Part #: T-3085


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