Meet Lane's 1967 Nova
Lane's 1967 Nova SS was mostly a stock body and interior from the outside but under the hood was a 383 small block chevy stroker that could light up the tires.
A period correct 327 motor came with the car and Lane knew it was destined to be returned to the engine bay it came from.
He knew the car was one he wanted to return to a period correct combination but also wanted to add a few performance parts in to make things more interesting.
A great candidate for a beautiful car to drive and show in the future, it needed some updating. But Lane had something bigger in mind than buffing out the black paint.
The car was stripped of its interior and all body panels were taken down to bare metal. Rust free due to its prior life in British Columbia, the transformation began. High fill primer and many hours at the sanding board and block resulted in a body ready for its new burgundy colour. 1967 Nova's look great in this colour don't they!
VIDEO: Day of Purchase - First 'Test Drive'
Check back next month for another update on Lane's '67. We hear he's been working on the engine bay, in fact we know he has because we sold him some go-fast parts to make the cranked-up 327 SBC scream once again.
PROJECT UPDATE: becoming a 'Super Nova'
When you build a car to the degree Lane is doing with his '67 Nova, it takes patience, time, advice from friends and some great parts. But slapping on a truckload of random parts doesn't always work and Lane has chosen the direction for his project carefully.
PJ's Mechanical is proud to have supplied a number of parts for this beautiful Nova.
Griffin 4 core Radiator with 2500cfm fan
Flaming River tilt steering column with quick ratio steering box
American Autowire complete harness kit
Fresh built Muncie M22 Rock Crusher 4 speed transmission
ACT high performance clutch
Full CPP front suspension upgrade including all bushings, springs, ball joints ect.
Wilwood Master cylinder and front disk brake kit
Flowmaster 2.5” American Thunder Exhaust kit
PUI full Nova SS Interior kit
Quick Fuel Carburetor (650 CMS) MS HR Series
New steel fuel tank and straps
3/8 fuel line and sending unit
As you can see the project is coming along nicely and we hope to soon be able to post a video of Lane firing up the engine. We can't wait to hear the rumble!
Good luck with the rest of your project Lane! You're transforming a Nova into a 'Super Nova'!