True Street '72 Chevy Nova - Out Of Hand

Tommy Lee Byrd May 1, 2010 0 Comment(s)

Outgoing air flows through a set of Hooker headers and 3 1/2-inch exhaust before entering the Magnaflow mufflers, and emitting a beautiful tune. The big-block makes 947 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque at the flywheel. Behind the rat is a JW Powerglide transmission built to withstand lots of abuse. Brian uses a 5,100 rpm stall converter to leave the line with tons of force, and a TCI shifter to select the gear he wants.

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Stanton finished the bodywork and paint before selling the car to Brian, and he did an awesome job with it. The body is all steel, aside from the fiberglass cowl induction hood, and Jaimie worked hard to restore the '72 Nova body. The panels are super straight and aligned precisely, and the Dupont Prowler Orange has been sanded and buffed to perfection. The finishing touches consist of a silver Yenko stripe kit, and two license plates that read "PUMP GAS."

Inside, you'll find simple styling, as the interior is basically stock, with the exception of the aluminum Kirkey seats. A Covan's Classic gauge panel replaces the stock unit, and accommodates the Auto Meter gauges. Simpson harnesses keep Brian safe, as does the 8.50-certified roll cage, complete with a window net.

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Throughout the buildup process, Brian received lots of help from his boss, Tony Bischoff. And while the build may have gotten out of hand, Brian's wife, Stephanie supported him all the way, which is always a good thing.

Brian plans to keep running in the True Street class, and with the car's moderate compression and bulletproof bottom end, he may even consider a power adder. Either way, Brian isn't complaining, as his Nova proves to be a fan favorite and a strong force on race day.

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