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Sean Haggai Aug 1, 2008 0 Comment(s)

Power To The Wheels DVD
Feel like you missed all the fun from Dynomax's Power to the Wheels competition? If you couldn't make any of the events, Dynomax has put the whole '07 competition on DVD for your viewing pleasure. This DVD includes the biggest moments of the year with in-depth interviews of the top 10 qualifiers. For more on this event and to purchase this DVD, check out dynomax.com.

Rare Sighting
In April's Garage section we ran a question from the Web, asking if anyone has actually seen a four-cylinder '68-70 Nova. The answer, at least for this writer, was and still is no. But we've now officially seen a four-banger-powered '62 Chevy II. Barry and Cathy Dooley of Bellflower, California, rolled their immaculate Deuce out to the recent Super Chevy Show at the California Speedway-this after he rolled it out of a Kansas wheat field some four years ago and restored it to dealer showroom new. It's easy to forget the 153ci L4, given how nicely a small- or big-block fits in a Nova's engine bay. In fact, this engine was one of only two engine choices available in '62-63 Deuces, the 194ci L6 being the other. The advent of V-8 power in '64 models transformed the marque from econobox to musclecar, and signaled the gradual demise of the "Super Thrift" four in the era of cheap gas and burning rubber. Even so, the L4 was available through the '70 model year, and approximately 17,000 were installed in various Novas, according to novaresource.com. It's something you don't see every day, and we'll stay on the lookout for that even more unusual bird, a 153-powered second-gen Nova. After all, we can all use a little Super Thrift these days. -JN

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