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This is Jon Allie’s 1970 Nova. The rare for 1970 Hugger Orange paint is the original color. It has a 350 small block and a TH350 transmission with shift kit. Jon is in the process of installing a Muncie M-21 4 speed. Other improvements include new front coil springs, new 5-leaf springs in the rear, a rebuilt 8.5" 10-bolt with a posi and 3.73 gears, 2-1/4" exhaust with Flowmasters and ceramic-coated Headman headers.

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This is Dave Blakely's 1970 Nova. It runs 11.53's @ 117 mph with a 12:1 cr 337 equiped with Manly pistons, Manly rods and Brodix Track 1 heads. The rear has been backhalved but not tubbed. He uses Competition Engineering ladder bars and Koni coil overs. The 12-bolt rear has all Moser internals and a 4.10 ratio.

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This original 1970 Nova SS is owned by Russell Booth. Russ purchased it from the original owner. It has a 350cid 300hp small block with 66,003 miles on her, a TH350 automatic and a 12-bolt rearend. The side pipes are functional and are the only add on.

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Roger Browning says his Nova is a simple ride. 360 cubic inch small block with a custom grind cam. Ported and smoothed SR Torker heads, roller rockers, Performer RPM intake, Holly 750, and a built TH350 transmission with a 3500 TCI converter. Other specs are 3.42 rear gears and Flowmasters with custom rear exhaust.

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Justin Bryant has owned this 1970 Nova for about 4 years. It has a small block with a solid lifter cam, 13.1 compression, Victor Jr. intake and 1-5/8 headers. The trans is a TH400 with a 4500 convertor. Best ET to date is 11.06 at 118 mph.

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Chris' 1970 Nova has a 355 small block, 4-bolt main, 2.02 heads, shorty headers, MSD box, Victor Jr. intake, Holley 800 carb, Crane .571" lift cam, TH350, shift kit, 3500 stall, B&M shifter, Ford 9" rear, Moser axels, 4.56 gears, disc brakes, tubbed resr suspension with coil-overs, 5-point cage, seats from a 98 Ford probe, Shaved firewall, shaved all the trim except the door handles and window moldings, custom made 4" cowl hood, Weld Draglites, Mickey Thompson Sportsman Pro rear tires 31x16.5x15. Flowmaster 30-series exhaust with factory looking tail pipes.

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This is Rick Cozzi's 1970 Nova.

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This 1970 Nova has been owned by David Dawson since he was 14 (David is now 37). The body was redone by he and his father back in 1982. The engine is a 489-ci making 644-hp @ 6600 rpm. David is hoping for a mid 10's.

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Brendan Dekker owns this 1970 Nova. The engine is a .030 over 1976 350 with Vortec heads, a mild Comp cam, roller rockers, Edelbrock intake and 4-bbl and a Mallory ignition system. The exhaust consists of a Jet-Hot coated Headman headers and a 3" dual exhaust system with 2-chamber Flowmasters. The trans is a TH350 with a Hurst shifter. In the rear is a posi and 3.73 gears.

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Frank bought this Canadian built 1970 Nova from Georges Vigneau who purchased it from the original owner. Frank replaced the original 250 L6 and Powerglide with a 350 and TH350 trans.

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This is Marco Fischer's 1970 Nova 4-door. Marco is from Switzerland and the Nova has a 283 small block.

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Ed Fletcher says his Hugger Orange Nova SS has a 377ci destroked motor with 14.5:1 compression, .575" lift and 310 duration and a Weiand Team G intake. The heads are ported and polished camel humps with 2.02" valves and gasket mattched along with intake. A well built TH350 with a 3800-rpm converter from Trans Specialties. The rear is a 12 bolt with 4.56 gears. Car has also has a 200-hp shot of nitrous and has run a best of 11.53 on motor. Wheels are centerline warriors 15x7" rear and 15x3.5" front. The car weighs 3050-lbs. You can see more pics on his webpage.

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Randy Forrest happens to own this original 1970 Nova purchased from Nickey Chevrolet in Chicago. As a teen he used to deliver cars for Nickey between the dealership and Dukes Auto Body shop on Lawerance Ave in Chicago who did the touch up repairs. Randy got to see many of the conversions done and says no one mentions the later Monte Carlos Nickey did. Randy's Nova won the best GM award at the Fred Gibb show this last August and has been featured in March 2003 issue of Chevy Rumble magazine. Look for Randy and his Nickey Nova at the Route 66 raceway in Joilet IL.

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Cody Francisco has owned this 1970 Nova since 1996. Originally purchased for $600, it was gold with a white painted top and a 230 L6. Cody rebuilt the motor and eventually painted the body Chevrolet Indigo Metallic. In 1998 he swapped the motor and tranny to a self built 355 and TH350 trans. In the summer of 2001, he installed a new Compcams XE274, and repainted the body orange. Visit his webpage for more pictures.

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This 1970 Nova is owned by Dan Hardison. It's a SS-396 clone that actually sports an LS7 454 crate motor with an Edelbrock dual quad intake and a Tremec TKO-500 5-speed. Out back is a 12-bolt posi with 3.42 gears with slapper bars. The wheels are 17" American Racing Torq-Thrust II 505 Series.

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Victor Harris' 1970 Nova is not stock or numbers matching be he doesn't care because it now has a 454 big block with a TH350 transmission and a 10 bolt posi rear with 4.11 gears. The car is a mid to low 12-second 1/4 mile car and very strong in any gear.It has even won several awards at local shows.

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Jim Hatcher's 1970 Nova now has a 454, with two 660 Holley carbs on a Weiand tunnel ram, a Compcam solid lifter cam, some mild head work, Pete Jackson gear drive, Crower stainless steel rockers, a Jomar stud girdle and creamic coated Hooker headers. The TH400 trans has a 3500 stall converter, manual valve body and a Hurst shifter. The rear end is a narrowed 12 bolt with Summers Brothers axles, Mark Williams spool and 4.10 ring and pinion. The car is street legal and runs 7.20's in the eighth mile, 11.30's in the quarter-mile at 119 mph. The body is basically stock with poly-urethane Imron's Goddess Gold paint, Centerline rims and American Racer rear tires.

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This is Wesley Krause's 1970 Nova 4 door. It has the original 307 but Wesley added an Edelbrock intake and Holley 600cfm carb, aftermarket dual exhaust and 40-series Flowmasters. The trans is the original 2-speed Powerglide. Wesley says the interior is a work in progress. The wheels are 15x7 American Racing Wheels mounted with 225/60-15 in the front and 255/70-15 in the back.

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This is Scott Lambert's 1970 Nova SS. The drivetrain consists of a 355 with a 6-71 blower, turbo 350 trans, 3500 stall and a 12-bolt posi with 3.08 gears.

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This 1970 Nova is owned by Scott Lewis. The engine are trans are a .030" over 350 with a Holley 600and a 4-speed Saginaw with Hurst shifter from a 1973 Camaro. The rear is original with 3.08 open gears. Some goodies are: an MSD 6A ignition box and coil, original non-power front discs, heavy duty clutch, heavy duty springs front and rear and a Flowmaster dual exhaust system. The wheels are 15x7 with 215/60-R15 front and 225/60-R15 rear Dunlop tires.

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Paul Lowd is the second owner of this 1970 Nova. It currently has a 307 and Powerglide with 57,000 original miles. Paul started making some changes, starting with some light body work and a fresh coat of Atlantis Blue paint with Slate Gray stripes. The original AM radio and 4x10 speaker have been upgraded to a Kenwood tape deck with 6-disc changer with front and rear speakers. His current project is a 12-bolt posi with 3.42 gears, followed by a 383 4-bolt stroker motor.

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Marc's 1970 Nova has a 383 stroker with 11:1 pistons, 292 Comp cam, roller rockers, 64cc heads, Holley Team-G intake, Edelbrock 750 carb, TH30 trans, 3500-rpm converter stall, reverse valve body, 4.11 gears, 3" Flowmaster exaust and it's a daily driver car. Dyno results: horsepower = 453 @ 6000; torque = 450 @ 4500.

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This is Charles McCollam's 1970 Nova SS. It has 355 engine, with Hypereutectic flattop pistons, Sealed Power moly rings, Clevite bearings, Meling high-volume oil pump, Cloyes true roller timing set, Felpro gasket set, Crane Energizer cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM manifold, Edelbrock 650 carburetor, 1-5/8" headers, 2-1/4" Flomaster exhaust, M21 Munsie and 3.08 gears.

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This 1970 Nova belongs to Ray McIntyre. It has an 350 4-bbl with a TH350 trans and dual exhaust with Flowmasters. The bucket seats and floor console are original.

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This is Steve Monroe's 1970 Nova.

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Mark NeSmith finds some of the sweetest Novas. He recently purchased this 5,000 mile original paint 1970 Nova with an inline 6 engine. The strange thing is the code 65 "Hugger Orange" paint. This was not an original 1970 Nova color and is usually only seen on Yenkos. This is not a Yenko but the trim tag shows the paint is original. It's a rare, special ordered car to be sure.

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Manish Patel purchased this beautiful 1970 Nova SS from Legendary Motorcar. It is a documented L78 in factory Tuxedo Black with a black bucket interior. Powered by the numbers matching 396/375hp L78 engine and a four speed transmission, power brakes, radio delete, dog dish rims with red line tires. A very rare Nova that is rust-free an has documentation. Manish even got to meet Peter and Tom from Dream Car Garage on Speedvision who were filming on-site.

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Jim Patrick owns this 1970 Nova but he's unclear about it's originality. It has all the correct SS trim but manual drum brakes. Looks like a previous owner did a nice clone. It has power steering and a black bench seat interior. The factory bracing on the tunnel for stick shift is there but when he got the car the original shifter and clutch/brake/accelerator pedal assembly were in the trunk. The color combination of Cranberry Red with Arctic White vinyl top matches the cowl tag codes.

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Stuart Peckham built this nasty 1970 Nova SS by himself in a one-car garage. An original 396 SS, it now has a 427 BBC with a Littlefield 6-71 blower, 2 Holley 750's, a TH400 w/3500 stall converter, and a 9" with 3.89 gears. The tires are 19.5x33 Mickeys, and he drives this monster all over New England. This Nova was featured in the October, '98 issue of Super Chevy magazine (pp 60-61). Check out his webpage for a closer look.

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Jeff Peters owns this 1970 SS that includes a 355, TH350 and 12-bolt posi.

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This 1970 Nova SS is owned by Orest Poliszuk. It is an original 375-hp, L78 396 Nova SS with a 4-speed. It has only 23,000 original miles and is one of the few sold in Canada. It has all the original pollution equipment still intact, the original Delco spiral shocks. While it now rides on new Firestone radial tires, Orest still has the original Uniroyal white letter tires!

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This Citrus Green beauty is also owned by Orest Poliszuk! It was a one owner car originally from Texas. Orest has the original Texas title and Protect-O-Plate along with original sales paperwork. The car has gone through a complete frame off resto and sports a stock 350 with 4-speed Muncie, power steering, Am/FM radio and a deluxe bench seat interior. The exhaust has Flowmaster mufflers with stock tailpipes.

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This unusual 1970 Nova belongs to Dan Raburn. Notice the Nova emblem and fender louvers located behind the door and in front of the rear wheels. It gives a resemblance to a 1969 Camaro. Dan said a previous owner placed them there. He liked the look and left them. I agree. They give this Nova a distinctive appearance. Power comes form a 355 small block with professionally worked Chevy #186 casting heads milled to 60cc chambers and 2.02/1.60 valves. The cam is a solid lifter from Crower with .525/.546 lift and 254/262 deg duration @.050 and opens the valves via roller rockers. The intake is a modified Edelbrock Victor Jr. with a 2" spacer and a strip modified Holley 750. The rest of the fuel system is all Holley and includes a fuel cell. The exhaust is handled by Headman headers with adjustable length collectors. Gears are shifted with a TH400 with a 10" converter that stalls at 3750-rpm. The rear is a 12-bolt with aftermarket axles and carrier and has 4.56 gears. It hooks up with traction bars, 50/50 shocks and 28.5x9x15 M&H slicks on 15x7 Weld SuperLite wheels in the rear. The front has 90/10 shocks, 6-cylinder springs with 1 coil removed and Moroso 7.10s on 15x3.5 Welds. It also has a Harwood 'glass hood, subframe connectors and a driveshaft loop.

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This is Bob Rowe's 1970 Yenko Nova replica. You can see more of this Nova on his web page.

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This is John Smihal's '70 Nova SS replica.

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Ryan Thompson owns this 1970 Nova SS clone. It is a custom blue with charcoal Z28 style stripes. The drivetrain consists of a 350 bored .030" over that puts out about 345 horsepower. The trans is a TH350 with a stage 2 shift kit. The rear is a 10 bolt with 3.55 gears and a posi.

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This is Mike Tully's 1970 Nova SS replica street racer.

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This 1970 Nova was purchased recently by Eric Wegman and it has a 350 with Hooker headers, Edelbrock Performer intake, 650 CFM carb, Mallory ignition. The trans is 700-R4 with a stage 2 shift kit, a 2,500-rpm converter and a Hurst shifter. The rear is still the stock 10 bolt with 3.08 gears. Eric says the engine is a little tired, so some work is planned as well as stiffer springs and larger tires in the rear.

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This is Scott Wilshire's 1970 Nova. It has a 350HO GM crate motor, TCI TH350 trans with a 3400-rpm converter, Hurst Quarter Stick and line lock, 2-1/2" exhaust with 40-series FlowMasters, 2" dropped rear suspension & 2-1/2" drop in front. The rear has 28x10.50x15 MT Pros on 15x7" Weld Drag Lites and upfront there are 15x4" Welds with skinny front runners. A 2" steel cowl hood, GM 10-bolt with 3.73 gears and Posi. Best ET to date is a 12.90 @ 110 mph. Take a look at his webpage for more pictures.

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This is Robert's 1970 Nova SS. It has a 350 with 10.5:1 pistons, a 280 comp cam, Performer RPM intake, Holley 780 carb, Edelbrock geardrive, headers, HEI distributer, TH350 w/shiftkit, 2500-rpm converter, B&M Starshifter and 3.08:1 gears. The car is his daily driver and his pride and joy.

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