55 Chevy Crash part 1 of 2 ...
25 years ago , the 3rd sunday in nov. 1988 at Baylands Raceway , Fremont
Drag Strip comes the most complete story yet of arguably a bonafide
Miracle ( not a nightmare) as been called by many . Hey he had minor
injuries and a hurt ego is a lesson well learned .On Wed. the 20th you will
get to see Don and here his story for the first time as he came down from
the hills he lives in and granted an interview plus the sequence rarely (if
ever) seen . Included here is the first of 3 runs and crash ( that being
the 3rd) . I Shot and edited this video and own all copyrights .
132362 / 1966 Chevy Nova SS
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/6v8uera
Sleepers are some of our favorite cars here at RK Motors Charlotte because
they represent ingenuity and craftsmanship designed to put big horsepower in an anonymous
package. For your consideration, we submit this very clean 1966 Chevy Nova
SS hardtop in period-correct turquoise paint, which is powered by a blown
L82 small block under the hood. Is it fast? What do you think?
Actually, the color is code FF Marina Blue, and it's exactly the last color
that you'd expect to eat your lunch at the stop light grand prix. Whose
grandmother didn't have a car that looked just like this? That's the
secret, of course, and your eyes glance over this car but don't linger,
which is just how the sleeper likes it. The handsome lines of the Nova were
typical '60s conservative, and just because they've become popular doesn't
mean they're any more noticeable today than they were forty-five years ago.
Panel gaps are good, but not too good, and the finish is nice, but not too
nice. There's much more to keeping a low profile than factory colors and a
nondescript body style.
The big investment was made on this car is all under the skin. The engine
is a 350 cubic inch L82 small block with four-bolt mains for durability and
a set of reworked aluminum heads to save weight. The dominant feature under
the hood, however, is the massive Vortech Supercharger perched up high and force-feeding the
engine up to 5 pounds of Boost.
Combined with 8.5:1 compression, it makes for a ferocious street piece
that's quick under all circumstances. You'll find yourself riding a wave of
supercharged torque that feels endless, and it hurls the lightweight car
forward like a catapult on the USS Nimitz. The engine bay is clean and tidy
like the rest of the car, with a minimum of flash. Sure, there are some
cool black valve covers with red Chevrolet emblems, and some aircraft
quality lines feeding the fuel system, but otherwise the investment is all
in the hardware, making this one quick, nasty little Nova.
This is also an original 4-speed car, and it still carries a freshly
rebuilt Muncie M20 behind the engine. In back, it has been upgraded with a
bulletproof 12-bolt full of 4.10 gears on a Posi limited slip, which surely
deserve some of the credit for this car's astounding acceleration. The
chassis is extremely clean, and the work is only two years old, so there
are few signs of road use since it was completed. The front suspension
components have been powder coated for long-term durability and the entire
fuel system has been rebuilt from front to back, including a return line to
accommodate the Supercharger's varying
fuel needs. Up front there are disc brakes to ensure that it stops as well
as it goes, and it rolls on a set of handsome Rally wheels. Finishing off
the sleeper look are a set of redline radials which look vintage but grip
like modern tires, giving you another advantage.
According to the cowl tag, this was also an original bucket seat car, and
it has been fully restored in correct code 737 bright blue. Stock condition
means no raised eyebrows from competitors, but it also means this car is
nicely finished with no questionable modifications. In fact, the only
changes to the interior are a set of auxiliary gauges hanging under the
dash, including one for keeping an eye on the Supercharger's Boost. The seat covers, door panels,
headliner, and dash pad are all new and look fantastic in the Marina Blue
coupe. There's also a factory-issued center console housing the shifter for
the 4-speed manual underneath, and the original AM radio with rear speaker
remains in the dash.
How cool is it to have a restored Nova SS packing a big horsepower supercharged
engine that remains completely invisible most of the time? The workmanship
throughout this car is excellent, and you can show it with pride just about
anywhere. Nova fans will appreciate its basic goodness, but you'll have to
decide each time you show it whether to give away its secrets. If that's
your idea of a good time, we have your car. Call today!
1966 Nova SS - 8 second street car
Back half pro street car from upstate NY.
Best ET = 8.68 @ 156 1/4 mi. / 5.55 @ 126 1/8 mi.
Zero to 60 MPH in less than 2.5 seconds.
Approximately 950 flywheel horsepower through the
Mickey Thompson 13 x 31 ET Street Tires.
Dynomax 3" welded race
434 small block by Chris Yates.
TH400 full manual trans w/ ATI 9" converter.
Dana 60 w/ 4.10 gears and ladder bars.
Street driven. (Plates removed to protect the guilty!)
1966 Nova Pro Street 1
1966 Nova Pro Street 502 BBC 400 turbo
with break Ford 9" Strange axles Wilwood Brakes Carbon Fiber Seats, gauges
and dash Billit Specialities 20"x15 rear 18"x7 front MT radials Air Ride
Tech Alston front and Rear chassis
THE CLEANEST 1966 Chevy NOVA
This has got to be the cleanest 1966 Chevrolet II Nova I have ever seen.
Inside, and out! And everything under the car is just as clean too. The
paint job on this beast is over the top! LOVe this car!!
1966 Nova Pro Street
66 nova alstin chassis 502 BB carbon fiber seats, dash and gauges. 20"x16"
rear Billit Specialities 18"x7" front
NOS00 trans brake strange 9" 4:11 gears
Ultimate '67 Chevy Nova HOT Rod 1000HP+
This is the baddest muscle Nova I've ever seen. 160,000 spent. 632 c.i.d.
1000HP on motor, Nitrous, transbrake,
best of the best. Remember to deploy the parachute when you run 160+mph in
the quarter mile. 8 Second Nova.
1966 Nova SS 383 5 speed, 12 bolt posi, for sale! 30K$