Posts Tagged ‘Nova’

One Bad Nova

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Don Clark is the second owner of this ‘67 Nova SS. Its original owner purchased it in Southern California. The Nova was delivered from the factory with an inline six-cylinder engine and was painted butternut yellow. Now painted two-tone burnt orange and gold, the Ram Jet 350 engine was built by Wylie, TX, Wade Faustmann and his crew at Wade’s Rod & Custom.

Don Clark’s ’67 Nova SS

The 1966-67 has become the most popular Nova model Chevrolet ever built. These mighty little compact two doors are all the rage among today’s muscle car builders. Enthusiasts have been building the little deuce coupes for decades now, but there’s one gentleman who really did it right: Don Clark from McKinney, Texas, collaborated with Wade Faustmann of Wade’s Rod & Custom in Wylie, Texas. Wade and his crew are responsible for building this incredible two-tone burnt orange and gold metallic ’67 Nova SS. It’s an incredible muscle machine! (more…)

Doing all you Can With What you Have

Monday, January 31st, 2011

When we met Matt Rabideau and his lovely wife Natalie they were a long way away from their Minden, Nevada, home. There was no denying that this ‘66 Nova was one of, if not the hottest rides at the Route 66 show, but once we heard Rabideau’s story, we knew that we had our cover car. Rabideau says that when he got the car, it was a rust bucket that didn’t have a motor or transmission in it, but hey, getting a ‘66 Nova for $1,200, you have to expect such things. But that’s not the story we that hooked us. (more…)

HEADMASTER: PART 2

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Clay Smith Cams installs the Dart SS Heads

In a previous issue, we showed you how the performance pros at Clay Smith Cams (Buena Park, California), prepped a set of Dart Iron Eagle S/S cast iron heads (and installed Manley valves and Clay Smith springs), which were going on a 283ci Chevy V-8. This month, we visit the shop again to watch Chad Langdon and Evan Speilman install the new heads in the Nova, with some help and sage advice from the cam doctor himself, George “Honker” Striegel, owner of Clay Smith Cams. Also, not ones to leave well enough alone, Dave Lange of Lange Performance then installed a set of Comp Cams Ultra Pro-Magnum roller rockers and their associated pieces.

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