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Time to baseline the Nova: it was strapped to the DynoJet, and with the coolant temp at 165 Kugler ran it up to 6100 in third gear. With a standard correction it made 235 horsepower and 299 foot-pounds of torque at the wheels. The pulls started out very rich--in the 11:1 range, and then leaned to 14.5 to 1 at the top end. Typical of a poorly tuned carbureted vehicle, it bogged and farted its way to peak power, and third gear lasted about a year.