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Cars > Challenges > “355” Vs “Max(imus)”

 

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Chuckster

M–54
Norman, Oklahoma
United States

 

1963 Chevrolet Nova

“355”

1968 Chevrolet Impala Custom Custom

“Max(imus)”

 
Photo of: 1963 Chevrolet Nova

No longer owned

Photo of: 1968 Chevrolet Impala Custom
 

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About “355”

355,350 12 bolt rear.

About “Max(imus)”

More pics of our 'project in motion', all pre-modification. We are second owner of this former Arizona beauty, sold to us by the mechanic who was the service advisor for the dealer where the car was originally ordered.

The mechanic moved to Norman, OK some years ago, and the owner asked his former service advisor to sell the car up here, so he wouldn't have to see his 'baby' chopped up. I bought the car on the proviso I would keep it true to "Old School" style and not do anything radical or outside its original style 'generation.' I plan to keep that promise.

 

Specs for “355”

No specifications listed.

Specs for “Max(imus)”

275 / 327, TH400, Air, P/S, P/B, Disc Brakes, Tinted glass, STILL runs like a kitten on rebuilt Q-Jet and gets me 12 mpg city, 15-17 highway!

 

Factory Options for “355”

No factory options listed.

Factory Options for “Max(imus)”

A/C, P/S, P/B (drums all 'round). Orig. owner had Pertronix ignition installed later in his ownership, and ordered car with the 275 HP 327 and TH 400 in place of the base six and Powerglide. Fun combo, eh?

 

Mods for “355”

No modifications listed.

Mods for “Max(imus)”

So far, since these pics he's had a Pertronix ignition conversion, a front disc brake conversion, urethane suspension, new front end suspension, new coil springs all 'round, new shocks, 4-core radiator and high-volume water pump, 1" carb spacer, A/C conversion (from R-12, though it wasn't my first choice) and new tires.

15X8" radials are next (current tires are cheapie Chinese-made things to get me through the winter), to be mounted on Cragar S/S (preferred) or Keystone Kustom Klassic wheels.

That brings up a question: has anyone heard of either of these wheels having big quality-control problems within the last few years???

 

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Cover photo of nova pic album
nova pic
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Cover photo of Max(imus) album
Max(imus)
Photos: 13
 

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