Kirk's Nova's ... ...
Kirk's Nova's
My first Nova was purchased new in 1969 when I was a Senior in High School for $2,517.
She was Cortez Silver with a black vinyl top. Interior was the Custom Interior with Black vinyl bench seat.
Deluxe Exterior with bright chrome around the door and window frame. Black accented body side moulding and fender louvers. Sieberling E-78 red stripe tires with dog dish hubcaps on stock black painted steel rims. The transmission was a Saginaw 4-speed with a floor mounted shifter. The rear was an 8.2 with a peg-legged 2.73 gear ratio.
My second Nova was also Purchased new in 1974.
I was working at an Arco gas station as a Petroleum Dispensening Technician and going to Trade School to learn Auto Mechanics.
This Fine Nova was Copper colored and also had a black vinyl roof. Deluxe interior with a black vinyl bench seat and a floor mounted 4-speed shifter.
Again, Deluxe exterior with body side mouldings.
350 engine with a Rochester Quadrajet and a 4-speed Saginaw tranny. The rear was an 8.5 with posi and 3.08 gears.
My third Nova is a '69 Super Sport.
I purchased Her in 1999 from a Co-Worker.
Originally Fathom Green with the Deluxe Exterior, bright window & door trim, body side mouldings and fender louvers with the S.S. Package Trim.
Black bucket seats with console & guages. Special instrumentation, ( tach. & clock ).
L-48 350 engine, M-20 Muncie transmission with Hurst shifter. 12 bolt positraction rear with 3.55 gears.
SS 396 wheels all around.
Now with American Racing Torque Thrust II's
On the pages that follow I will describe the things I did to modify these Nova's to my particular tastes.
Page 2 My First Nova
Page 3 My Second Nova
Page 4 My '69 SS Nova
Page 5 More of the "69 SS
Page 6 The '69 Going To The Body Shop
Page 7 More Pix at the Body Shop
Page 8 Even More Pix
Page 9 Still More  Pix From the Body Shop
Page 10 OK More Pix
Page 11 Paint for The '69
Page 12 Reassembly
Page 13 The SS Back Home
Page 14 Engine Goodies
Page 15 Thank You Page & Time Slip from Summer '08
Page 16 Builing a Garage for "The Other Woman"
Page 17 More Garage Pix
Page 18 Finishing the Garage
Page 19 Driveway for the Nova Garage
Page 20 Building a 383 Stroker Engine
Page 21 Putting the 383 Together
Page 22 Car Show Pix
Page 23 Installing "Mighty Mouse"
Page 24 More Car Show Pictures
Page 25 " The Other Woman's " New Wheels

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