Just Chevrolet Nova's Drag Racing barona drag strip 1-5-2013
During the gambler grudge test and tune the chevrolet nova was out in force drag racing on the 1/8 mile.The Chevrolet Chevy II/Nova is a compact automobile manufactured by the Chevrolet division of General Motors produced in five generations for the 1962 through 1979. Chevrolet designer Clare MacKichan recalled about creating the Chevy II: "There was no time for experimentation or doodling around with new ideas from either the engineers or from us in design; And it had to be a basic-type car." The 1962 Chevy II rode a 110-inch wheelbase, compared to 109.5 for the Ford Falcon, at which Chevy's new compact was aimed. "I think that was the quickest program we ever did at any time," he continued. "We worked night and day on that car, and it didn't take very long to run it through our shop because we had a deadline." And that's what made the Chevy II one of the fastest new-car development programs in GM history - just 18 months after the designers got the green light, the first production Chevy II rolled off the Willow Run, Michigan, assembly line in August 1961, in time for its September 29 introduction. Unlike the Corvair, the 1962 Chevy II was deliberately never intended to be revolutionary in concept or execution; its mission was to give Chevy buyers a simple, back-to-the-basics compact car. When he announced the Chevy II to the press, Chevrolet General Manager Ed Cole described the car as offering "maximum functionalism with thrift."
There was a lot of debate within the Chevrolet organization over just what to call this new car, and the decision to go with "Chevy II" was a very late one. Among the finalists was Nova. It lost out because it didn't start with a "C," but was selected as the name for the top-of-the-line series. Ultimately the Nova badge would replace Chevy II - but that wouldn't happen until 1969. In almost every way, the creators of the Chevy II used Falcon as a benchmark. The 1964 model range included sedans and wagons, just like Falcon, as well as a two-door hardtop and a convertible, which Falcon didn't yet have. The only body style it didn't offer which the Falcon did was a coupe utility (the Ford Falcon Ranchero), most likely to avoid competing with Chevrolet's own El Camino.The Nova Super Sport was transformed from a trim option to a performance package for 1968. One of the smallest muscle cars ever fielded by Detroit, the Nova SS now included a 295 hp (220 kW) 350 cu in (5.7 l) V8 engine along with a heavy-duty suspension and other performance hardware, priced at US$312. Optional engines included two versions of the big-block 396 cu in (6.5 l) V8 rated at 350 hp (260 kW) and 375 hp (280 kW), which went for US$348. Both engines were offered with a choice of transmissions including the M-21 close-ratio four-speed manual, the heavy-duty M-22 "Rock Crusher" four-speed manual, or the three-speed turbo-Hydramatic 400 automatic transmission. A total of 17,564 SS coupes were produced for 1968. Novas sported the SS badge until 1972. Front disc brakes were optional on the 1968 Nova SS.
For 1969 the Chevy II nameplate was retired, leaving the Nova nameplate. The "Chevy II by Chevrolet" trunklid badge was replaced with "Nova by Chevrolet" and the "Chevy II" badge above the grille was replaced with the bowtie emblem and the '69 model was promoted under the Nova model name in Chevrolet sales literature.
Route 66 All the 1961 Chevrolet Commercials PLUS Others (PART 1)
Sit back for 10 minutes and enjoy ( PART 1) of some long lost commercials
of 1961 from Route 66. Many Chevolet Impalas, Biscayne, Brookwood Station
Wagon, Corvairs, Trucks, etc. Bayer Asprin and Philips Milk Of Magnesia, it
will surely bring back some great memories, it does for me!
Corvair Olympics 2011 part I Drag Racing
corvair olympics 2011 necc drag race racing nader indy chevy unsafe 1960
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 gto golf diesel bracket muncie
dragway in indiana
Mox Miller's 1958 Chevy Impala Preserved
Pat Ganahl visits Mox Miller to examine his perfectly perserved 1958 Chevy
Impala show custom. Mr. Miller is the original owner and the amazing custom
work was completed in the early 1960s.
Test Driving 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS 396 Four Speed Muscle Car with Burnout
I thought you'd like a look at this very clean 1969 Chevy Nova SS, so we
decided to take it for a spin. This car is powered by a performance built
396 Big-block, topped with Edelbrock aluminum heads, Performer RPM intake,
and a 4 BBL Carb. All that power is being sent through a four-speed manual
trans and believe me, this thing will really fly. The Cortez silver paint
is very slick, the interior looks like new, and it's riding on a set of
rally wheels, with BF Goodrich tires. This car is extremely well built and
it's ready to go. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, MO
The background tracks are:
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
Open Road by Jason Shaw. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution
3.0 Unported license. Download:
Mood: Driving, Bright, Uplifting
68 Chevy Nova Pro Street DRAG CAR Start up and REV!!!!!!
This Nova Drag Car has been in my uncles garage ever sense I can remember,
and it has been with my uncle for 20 years. It ran mid 10's every time he
raced it. It was a state of the art car when it was created.
CAR SPECS- FASTEST TIME (1/4th mile) 10:20 at 138MPH
14.5X32 Good Year Drag Slicks
1050 Holly Dominater Carb
Comp Wheelie Bars
Dual Holly Fuel Pumps
MSD 7AL Ignition with Two Step Module
TCI Trans with Trans Brake
Weld Racing Wheels
Fiberglass Front End Clip, Doors, Decklid,and Bumpers
All Lexan Windows
TOP SPEED(in general)- "FAST" (Thats all my uncles said when I asked XD)
HP(Horse Power)-800+ ALL MOTOR
Bad BLOWN Nova Drag Car Cold Start 14psi 650+hp
Here is a cold start video of my 1970 Nova SS. Its got a 355 sbc w/ magnum
6-71 blower. Motor was built by Gary hedden at magnum Superchargers so I can't take any credit for that.
Its got a Crane cam 307 cam, weiand blower intake, 2 holley 600's, 3" belt,
forged internals, 3" duals w/ flowmaster 50's etc. Capable of 650+hp on 110
overdrdriven. Max Boost w/current
pulley setup is 14 pounds. Will slightly lift the front tires on this
For trans its got a TH350 heavy built w/ manual valve body, ford 9" w/ 3.89
mini spool, 3500RPM B& M stall. Hauls ass, but still streetable.
8 point roll cage, weld in subframe connectors, coil over shocks, traction
bars, high flow fuel pumps, 15 gallon rci cell, 5 point rci harnesses &
race seats, Kuhmo tires & drag lite rims
Has been featured in magazines and has pulled record Dyno numbers for sbc w/steel 882
heads. Stainless valves, roller rockers, full port job, etc.
Check out my channel to see more!
Behind the Scenes at Holley's NHRA Hot Rod Reunion
Spend 17 minutes with Chuck Hanson as he walks you through last year's
Holley NHRA Hot Rod Reunion—featuring killer rods, killer racing, and a
killer location at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, KY.
Get a great look at the '55 Chevy from Two-Lane Blacktop, a cool 1961 Ford
Starliner, a 1968 Chevy Camaro Funny Car tour courtesy of
Hall of Fame drag racer Bruce Larson, a visit with Pro Mod racing legend
Jim Oddy, and a number of other cool rides.
1969 Chevrolet Caprice Kingswood Wagon Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip 11-17-2012
This1969 Chevrolet Caprice Kingswood Wagon Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip
Watch as the times get better and better with a wheel stand. KING OF THE
TRACK 2012, TEST and TUNE
GAMBLER GRUDGE RACING
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012
ALL CARS WELCOME!
If you can drive it....YOU CAN RACE IT!!!
King of the Track WALLY will be up for grabs this Saturday!
Winner of King of the Track will also receive FREE tech cards for the
ENTIRE 2013 Race Season at Barona 1/8 Mile Drags! The 1969 Caprice and
other full-sized Chevrolets were restyled with crisper body lines and front
bumpers that wrapped around the grille (again with optional concealed
headlights, for which headlight washers could be added as a new "one year
only" option) along with ventless front windows on all models. The 119-inch
(3,023 mm) wheelbase, inner bodyshell and framework were carried over from
the 1965 model -- along with the rooflines of pillared four-door sedans
(which were offered in lesser Impala, Bel Air and Biscayne series, but not
on Caprices, which continued only in two- and four-door hardtop choices
only). The station wagon was renamed the Kingswood Estate, but continued to
use exterior wood grain trim along with exterior and interior trim shared
with Caprice sedans and coupes. Inside, front seat headrests were now
standard equipment due to a federal safety mandate and the ignition switch
moved from the dashboard to the steering column and doubled as a lock for
the steering wheel when the key was removed, a Federal mandate that took
effect with the 1970 models but introduced a year earlier on all General
Motors cars except the Corvair.
The 1969 Caprice also offered a new GM-designed variable-ratio power
steering unit as optional equipment along with a seldom-ordered "Liquid
Tire Chain" option, which was a vacuum activated button that would spray
ice melt on the rear tires (UPC option code is "V75"). The standard engine
was enlarged to a 235 hp (175 kW) 327 cu in (5.4 L) V8 with optional engine
choices including a new 350 cu in (5.7 L) turbo Fire V8 rated at 255 and 300 hp (220 kW), a
265 hp (198 kW) 396 cu in (6.5 L) cubic-inch turbo Jet V8, and 427 cu in (7.0 L) cubic-inch turbo Jet V8s rated at 335 and 390 hp (291
kW). All V8 engines were now available with the three-speed turbo Hydramatic transmission for the first time
though the two-speed Powerglide was still offered with the 327 and 350 V8s.
The 1970 Caprice received a minor facelift featuring a more conventional
under the grille bumper replacing the wrap-around unit used in 1969 along
with new triple vertical taillights in the rear bumper. Power front disc
brakes and fiberglass-belted tires on 15-inch (380 mm) wheels were made
standard equipment along with a larger 250 hp (186 kW) 350 cubic-inch turbo Fire V8. Optional V8s included a 300
hp (220 kW) 350 and a new 265 hp (198 kW) 400 cu in (6.6 L) turbo Fire V8. At the top of the engine roster,
the big block 427 was replaced by a new (longer stroke) 454 cu in (7.4 L)
turbo Jet V8 offered in power ratings of
345 hp (257 kW) and 390 hp (290 kW). Both the 250- and 265 hp (198 kW) turbo Fire engines were designed to use
regular gasoline while the 300 hp (220 kW) 350 turbo Fire and both 454 turbo Jet engines required premium fuel. A
three-speed manual transmission with column shift was standard equipment as
in previous years but the floor-mounted four-speed manual with Hurst
shifter was dropped from the option list for 1970 as were the Strato bucket
seats and center console previously offered on coupes. Automatic
transmission options included the two-speed Powerglide on 350 V8s and turbo Hydramatic with all engines.
Ford Vs Chevy First Round Barona Drag Strip 3-23-2013
Ford Vs Chevy First Round Barona Drag Strip chevrolet nova vs ford Mustang orange vs yellow.
SUMMIT SERIES WEEKEND MARCH 23-24
2013 NHRA SUMMIT SERIES #1 and #2
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, MARCH 23-24
MustangS vs. THE WORLD VI
SATURDAY MARCH 23
TEST and TUNE GAMBLER GRUDGE
FORD vs. CHEVY Grudge match best 2 out of 3 took exactly 2 runs to crown
the CHEVY the win! Although the FORD Mustang, driven by Erwin 'Irwindale'
Chellar, gave us top speed, Steve 'The Shermanator' Sherman was able to
pull out the win with better reaction times at the tree. Thanks to all the
people who came to support this Great 'Ol 'Merican match up, I'm thinking
we need a re-match sometime very soon......