FRESH BUILD, BUILT 548 CHEVY STOKER, SHOW OR GO, EXTREMELY NICE CAR, FORD 9 INCH
It may look like an unassuming 1965 Chevy Nova, but this incredible orange hammer is the kind of car that makes grown men cry. Built from the ground up to take no prisoners, it's a big-block-powered tube frame beast that runs like a race piece yet is happy on the street.
Every piece of sheetmetal on the car was replaced during the 2008 build, which shouldn't be surprising since there's a fabricated tube chassis underneath. But while it was apart, they took the time to get every piece of steel back into shape before reinstalling it as carefully as you'd do it on a restored car. That means impeccable panel alignment, doors that open and close easily, and a new 2-inch steel cowl induction hood that was cut open to let the scoop peek out just a bit. Once it was properly assembled and massaged into shape, a few coats of House of Kolor Tangelo Pearl paint went on, and if you look closely you can see how this amazing hue changes color along with the light moving across its surface. Most of the emblems were shaved, too, but when folk see this car coming, they'll know exactly what's in store without needing a badge to tell them about it.
The completely custom interior shows off some quality stitchcraft and an eye for subtlety. Sure, the car is a Pro-Street terror bathed in orange paint, but the serene tan cloth interior is an awesome contrast. The form-fitting buckets are as comfortable as they look and sit low in the car so it's easy to get behind the wheel. And speaking of the wheel, it's a custom billet piece wrapped in orange leather to match the painted instrument panel. Auto Meter supplied a full complement of Ultra-Lite gauges, plus a Monster tach and shift light up high on the A-pillar. Like any good race car, there is no radio, and in its place are the controls for the MSD ignition system and other ancillaries, all within easy reach. The roll cage was wrapped in matching tan upholstery to help it blend in and where the back seat used to be there's now a big set of wheel tubs and a network of reinforcing tubing that makes this car feel rock solid on the road.
Performance comes from a 548 cubic inch Chevy stroker motor, which is based on a Dart Big M block and a Scat 4340 crankshaft. A Dominator 1050 CFM carburetor feeds Brodix aluminum oval port heads via a Comp Cams mechanical roller camshaft with .652 inches of lift. Yeah, this sucker definitely cackles like it wants to hurt you. It's all very professionally presented with race-grade equipment throughout the engine bay. A March serpentine belt system and an aluminum radiator help keep it user-friendly on the street, although the soundtrack from those Supercomp fenderwell headers and 3.5-inch exhaust is anything but friendly. A TH350 3-speed automatic with a reverse manual valve body and a Hole Shot 3500 RPM stall converter links to a nodular 9-inch Ford rear end full of 3.90 gears on a Detroit Locker. Skinny front tires and massive 29x18-15 Mickey Thompson meats give it that track stance that seems to somehow fit under the stock sheetmetal.
There's so much more to this car than we can include here, you really need to call for all the details. With under 2000 miles since it was built, this incredible Pro-Street Nova definitely brings the thunder. Call today!
- Cloth Interior
- Coil-Over Suspension
- Front Disc Brakes
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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