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    Funny you say that, the other car in our camp is my buddies 72 nova. (his dad owns the red truck and he bought the nova new in 72) The nova is pretty much a test bed for every mechanical idea he can think of. He's a machinist by trade so if he can think of it, he can build it. Every small block, trans, rearend and suspension combination you can think of. Nitrous, yep. Twin Turbo, yep. Supercharger, yep. Lol and 100% streetable drive it 30 interstate each way to work.

    1/8 mile, 6.18
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    and ways 3700 lbs! LOL.........
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    Welcome to CHR!

    Just read through this thread and must say I'm very impressed (which is not easily done) with your work. This level of craftsmanship is rare and you have certainly nailed it in terms of body finish and paint. Love that you're using a 327 - nice old school engine with plenty of power for a cruiser. With a .75 ratio for 4th gear you'll spend a lot of time in third around town but on an open road with speeds over 65 you feel like you're on a magic carpet (if you rear end is stock Corvette 3.55 ratio).

    Looks to be a very sweet ride - we'll look forward to seeing your future posts!

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    Wowzer Zowzer - just saw the Nova with not one, but two turbos! 307 fender badges are a nice touch!
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    Awesome Nova! I thought about going blow through turbo set up but tuning and changes on a drag and drive make me think it could get old really quick. The Nova we have needs a complete roof thanks to a tornado tossing a camper on it last spring.
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    Thanks Glenn, as far as I know the rear is stock so 3:55 will work great.
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    Ding! Ding! Ding! Ryan is the winner! The first to recognize the Ford valve cover adapters! LOL......... they were expensive but we thought it would be kinda cool. “You can fool all of the people some of time; you can fool some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time.”

    I wanted a matching air cleaner to match the valve covers and remembered the one I had on my mustang was from GT 350 with the same ribs. So I made a cardboard example just to size it up, but the issue was it hit the fire wall and the distributor, so once again I went to work.
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    I make little side shields on the filter base to kinda hide the distributor and routed the wires around the front of the heads like a Ford would normally be.
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    Nicely done. You guys are in for some good fun when the "con" succeeds. Reminded me of a similar disguise my late buddy Bubba did on a '40 sedan with an SBC. He had a good eye for that sort of thing. Best laugh we got from it was at a Goodguy show. Some guy walks up to the car with hood raised, looks down and says, "nice to see an Olds engine in one of these for a change." The real kicker was when he turned to walk away. On the back of his jacket was the embroidery, "National Oldsmobile Club"..
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    Hi Bob, yes that's a really cool looking engine!

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    Installed the rear windows next, that was quite a learning curve since the original was roll down the surface was not flat for the window to seal to. Had to get creative with the Butyl sealant tape, but it turned out good. The glass is new, cut form smoaked glass.
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    Then we started covering the interior parts, I bought 2 4x8 sheets of 1/8 PVC plastic to make the panels. The headliner was the most challenging, it took a complete 4x8 sheet, Lol. I made it in 2 piece's so it wouldn't be so difficult to handle, then we just took to a local upholstery shop to cover and bought extra material to cover some other panels. Also didn't like the look with out some kind of trim to break up such a big area so I searched around and found some aluminum strips with vinyl insert and end caps from a marine supply house.
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    Very Nice work and cool project. Thanks for sharing.
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    Next we covered some of the panels with some premade pattern material we found on line.
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    Even had enough room behind the rear seat to mount a spare tire.
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    I just caught up on this build, every thing you've done is really awesome. I like watching your interior work right now because that's one thing I haven't tried yet but I have not ruled it out. Thanks for sharing!!
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