No expense spared to make this a period/date/casting number correct gasser from the 60's era. This is a very rust free floor and trunk pan car. Never even any surface rust underneath. 80,000 original mile 6 cylinder car to start with from central Georgia. Body freshly painted with Urethane Enamel paint in original white paint code for Nova. Only body repairs done before paint was to replace small rust spots in bottom of front fender, front and back of bottom of doors and top of rear wheel well opening. All new metal welded in all areas and then undercoating on back side of front fenders, inside doors and rear wheel well area so it won't ever happen again. We added front disk brakes for safety but kept it to a gasser as would have been built in the 60's and still have a nice driving street car.
All new gasser front clip by BzRods.com including ceramic tumble polished front axle. Check out their web site to see how this front end is designed to allow these gasser to be fun drivers, not garage queens. Removed heater and wipers etc. from firewall, welded up all holes left and finished for perfectly smooth firewall finish. Powertrane all date/period/casting number correct using a 1965 Corvette 365 horsepower complete engine adding tunnel ram manifold, dual 4 barrel carbs and Joe Hunt HEI Magneto for spark. All original distributor and aluminum intake for this rare Corvette engine goes with car. 1965 aluminum 4 speed transmission with Hurst Competition Plus shifter from the era installed also. Lakewood blow up proof bellhousing installed with new flywheel, clutch and throwout bearing. Rear axle is 8.2 20 bolt 1965 V8 Chevy Nova rear assembly adding a Moser cast aluminum rear cover and traction bars.
Leather steering wheel, carpeting, arm rests, door panels, front and back seat upholstery, sill plates, shifter boot and plate, seat belts, package tray, door and window handles, window felts in and out, tilt steering column, clutch and brake pedal assembly, Stewart Warner oil, temp and electrical gauges mounted in period corrrect finned cast aluminum panel.
Existing items used:
gas guage, fuel gauge, headliner which is in great shape, dashboard which is refinished in satin black and holes for old knobs filled. Original glass in good shape and rubber gasket around glass still in place.
door handles, bumpers front and back, tail light bezels and lenses, front marker light bezels and lenses, outside mirror, fuel tank, door and trunk weatherstripping.
Existing items used:
front grille, headlamp bezels
totally rebuilt engine with new rings, bearings, gaskets, seals, timing gear set, aluminum water pump, finned aluminum oil pan, oil pump, Competition cams roller rockers, light weight spring retainers, ground valves, Edelbrock tunnerl ram with 2 holley 4 barrel carburetors and new linkage, Joe Hunt HEI magneto system.
Doug's fenderwell headers with muffler system welded into end cap. Polished aluminum carburetor scoop, radiator, fan shroud, fan all new.
Also new is:
Competition Engineering frame connectors
Tubular transmission mount by BzRods
Stainless Steel brake lines up front
All new wiring system for complete car with modern fuses
Front and Rear shocks
Vega Steering box
Chrome engine mounts
Front inner fender panel system
Wheels and tires new:
Front Rocket Launcher 15 x 4.5 with Firestone 155R15 tires
Rear Rocket Injextor 15 x 8 with Towel City retread cheater slicks pie crust edges
I have new headliner material for car but didn't put it in as original in great condition but new one goes with car.
Only thing not finished with car is the tachometer mounted on steering column is original from the 60's and does not work, the speedometer gauge works but I didn't know what gear to put in transmission to get it to read correct miles per hour so it is not hooked up yet but new cable is there hooked up. The hood has been cut for clearance for tunnel ram and painted but it has not been mounted. I have original hinges if you want to go that way or you could use light weight drag race style hinges or just hood pins to be really correct for the day. So hood is included but not mounted.
Car starts, runs, drives, shifts, etc. etc. etc. excellent. With the original 350 horsepower high performance hydraulic lifter cam and original I believe to be 11 to 1 compression piston set, the car is not too radical to drive anywhere although gas mileage does suck. These are the smallest holley carbs made so it is not over carbureted. I did not rebuild transmission beacuse I took cover off and looked inside and all looked to be brand new no worn syncros or chipped gears anywhere and it shifts like new. Didn't check rear axle gear ratio but is highway driving gears, not low gear ratio for drag strip.