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Home, Sweet Home
Jersey To Tampa In A 509 Nova, Part 5 Posted May 22 2013 02:54 PM by Jim Campisano

We made it: 1,100 miles from South Jersey to Tampa in a 509-powered ’72 Nova. We burned more gas than we expected, but added exactly zero oil, coolant, ATF or power steering fluid during the trip. That's a testament to the...

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Can Someone Get A Paving Crew To South Carolina?
Jersey To Tampa In A 509 Nova, Part 4 Posted May 21 2013 10:04 AM by Jim Campisano

Overdrive and air conditioning. These are the two modern conveniences we purposely left off the Nova SS509 project car when we decided to build it. It was going to be a street/strip machine that went to the occasional...

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Scare Number 2 and Tracking Speed
Jersey To Tampa In A 509 Nova, Part 3 Posted May 20 2013 09:19 AM by Jim Campisano

As we reported in our last blog, we hit a bird in Virginia with the SS509 Nova project just before we picked up I-95 a few miles from North Carolina. From past experience, I can tell you this is usually bad luck. I knew a...

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Suicidal Bird and A Scare
Jersey To Tampa In A 509 Nova, Part 2 Posted May 19 2013 08:08 PM by Jim Campisano

The fog was had just cleared as we motored down Route 1 South through Virginia. I was just about to relax a little and enjoy the Rat power when a bird committed hare kare, throwing himself in front of my Nova. Quite a shock...

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Traffic stinks, but we make it to Virginia OK
Jersey To Tampa In A 509 Nova, Part 1 Posted May 19 2013 03:00 AM by Jim Campisano

 The first leg of our journey to Tampa in our 509-powered Nova SS is complete. Despite heavy traffic, constant rain and a long distance, our project car made it perfectly to Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie. The...

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6th Annual Heartland Nova Reunion
Attention All Nova Enthusiasts! Posted January 14 2013 01:46 PM by 55Guy

The Eastern Iowa Nova group is putting together their 2013 Nova gethering...

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Feels Like The First Time
Nova Drive In The Countryside Posted August 14 2012 11:13 AM by Jim Campisano

For me, a side benefit of covering the Super Chevy Show last month at Maple Grove Raceway was being reunited with the Super Chevy Magazine SS509 Nova project car. I had not been in it since its mechanical completion. We...

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Adding Slide-A-Links To Our Nova SS Project
Traction Action Posted May 10 2012 07:46 AM by Jim Campisano

There's been a lot of excitement about our ’72 Nova SS project car. Thanks to its Dart 509, Performance Automatic TH400 and Currie 9-inch, we've gone 10.72s at 126, but with a mediocre 1.53 60-ft time. Couldn't get out of...

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Filed under: Chevy Tech, Auto Suspension, Chevy Big Block, Chevrolet Nova  | 

2012 Nova Special Issue Sneak Peak
2012 Nova Spectacular! Posted February 23 2012 03:04 PM by 55Guy

Just wanted to give everyone a look at what our cover is this year for the Nova Special...

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Cruise From Ron Craft Chevrolet To Track A Highlight From Last Year
Super Chevy Cruise To Baytown Announced Posted October 4 2011 08:07 AM by Jim Campisano

Once again, the Super Chevy Show series is kicking off the Houston Super Chevy Show on October 15 with a street cruise from Ron Craft Chevrolet to Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas. Ron Craft Chevrolet is one of the...

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Where to Find the 2011 Nova Annual
Newsstand Locations for the 2011 Nova Annual Posted April 19 2011 06:55 AM by 55Guy

Need help finding where to buy our newest Nova annual? Here's where you can find them...

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Filed under: Super Chevy Comments, Chevrolet Nova  | 

Classic Industries' New Grille For ’76-78 Novas
Help For Late ’70s Novas Posted August 6 2010 07:13 AM by Jim Campisano

The so-called "disco Novas" don't typically get a lot of attention from the aftermarket, but now Classic Industries has introduced a replacement grille for ’76-78 models. It's standard front grille is part number...

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TCI Front Clip Install Coming Soon
Nasty Nova Posted June 23 2010 07:28 AM by Jim Campisano

Not too long ago we came into possession of a ’72 Nova SS. It had been set up for a big-block, but was engineless. It wasn't perfect, but it was acquired for a price that anyone working at McDonald's could afford. Plus, it...

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Filed under: Chevy Project Cars, Auto Suspension, Chevy Big Block, Chevrolet Nova  | 

Norm Meads' L78 Nova SS Takes Him Back
A Nova Like One Other Posted June 15 2010 09:24 AM by Jim Campisano

When Norm Meads was 17, he ordered a black-on-black L78 Nova at Park Circle Chevrolet in Baltimore. With a few mods, the 375-horse, automatic-equipped ’70 was soon running low 12s at 111 mph. Not a bad hot rod for a...

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Filed under: Super Chevy Comments, Chevy Big Block, Chevrolet Nova  | 

We Find A Third Pedal In Our Nova
Stick Surprise Posted May 4 2010 06:48 AM by Jim Campisano

When I bought my '72 Nova SS sight-unseen last summer, all I knew was it had been set up for a big-block, had a TH350, mini-tubs and a host of other hot rod parts. It still had the the original 10-bolt in it and the...

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