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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / Chicago area gearheads. Beware the ultimate sleeper!

Peterw11
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Massachusetts

Angels do exist. I knew one personally.
May 11th, 2012 09:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It looks like Granny's POS 72 Nova...until you open the hood.

Twin superchargers, 1200hp, 9 second quarter miles...oh yeah, a roll cage and a parachute, too.

No matter what you're driving, if this thing pulls up next to you at a light, don't even bother.

Yikes.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

(This message was last edited by Peterw11 at 09:58 PM, May 11th, 2012)

Dadical
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I am not a complete

idiot - I have several pieces missing!
May 11th, 2012 09:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Fun!

wera176
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USA

May 12th, 2012 06:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That was awesome! Novas make great weekend warrior drag cars, way cheaper that Camaros or Chevelles but every bit as capable.

Everyone has a sleeper story (or 2). When I was in HS and used to "cruise main" there was a kid that had a beat-up POS 62 or 63 Dart or Valiant. In was one ugly car, I don't even think the hub caps matched. It didn't even sound that good, as I recall there was only one tail-pipe sticking out the back. It was such a POS most people with legit cars wouldn't even take him seriously. But one night he convinced another fella in a sweet Mach I that was allegedly "blue-printed" (seems like every car was blue-printed in those days, lol) etc, into racing. A buddy of mine was with the guy in the Mach I told me the story, the Mustang "left" the Mopar and was hauling bootie, but as my buddy tells it there was some huge sucking sound and the Dart went by them so fast that it startled them, smoking all the way. We never did find out what was under the hood of that thing. Rumor was a slant 6 with a turbo and NOS.

Peterw11
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Massachusetts

Angels do exist. I knew one personally.
May 12th, 2012 06:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ya gotta love the various dings and dongs, the cracked and peeling original paint, and the Mexican blanket upholstery. He's got the whole Q-ship disguise down to a T.

Then he hits the loud pedal and....whoa, Nellie!

I'll bet he scores big time when racing for pinks, assuming he can find anyone who'll bite.

Pinetree
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All over nowhere.

May 12th, 2012 07:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Supernova!




54 Deluxe
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Florida

May 12th, 2012 10:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Back in "The Day" I had a 1970 Nova that I hotrodded. 350 cu.i., 4 bolt main block, 10.5:1 compression, .202 heads, hydraulic cam from a 327 / 370 h.p., Holley 780 carb, dual point distributer and Hooker headers.
I used to love to "light 'em up" at any chance I got.

54 Deluxe & Nova

(This message was last edited by 54 Deluxe at 01:26 PM, May 12th, 2012)

54 Deluxe
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May 12th, 2012 10:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was out doing some under aged drinking one night and decided to lay down some rubber and my gas pedal got stuck wide open.

The Result Of My Youthful Endeavour!

(This message was last edited by 54 Deluxe at 01:27 PM, May 12th, 2012)

wera176
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May 12th, 2012 10:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

54, the linky no worky.

Steve Dallman
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Merrill, Wisconsin

Ain't turned 60, but I got my blinker on
May 12th, 2012 10:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When I met my ex, she was driving a 68 Nova. That was one really crappy car. Calling it a POS would be insulting to actual POS cars. It was much worse than a POS. The Gremlin that replaced it was a top of the line Cadillac by comparison.

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wi

you'll thank me in the end
May 12th, 2012 11:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They're on a mission from god.

Tommy C
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If it sounds and feels good, it is good
May 12th, 2012 11:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The whitewall tires really round out the look.

Peegoo
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That chicken

is WRONG, baby.
May 12th, 2012 12:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I would love to have a car like that to take to the snob shows. Awesome. And it's a daily driver too. Probably hasn't tasted Turtle Wax since 1980.

HeavyDuty
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Northeast IL

Not very bright but does lack ambition
May 12th, 2012 12:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I miss my '72 Nova.

54 Deluxe
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Florida

May 12th, 2012 01:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"54, the linky no worky."

Linky all fixed.


windmill
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Australia

older,better
May 12th, 2012 06:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was interested in cars when I was young but never had any money so I never bothered
Nowdays all I want from a car is for it to start when I turn the key.

However, just occasionally, my mind turns the possibility of having a car that looks stock standard that wouldn't attract any attention from anyone but with a worked motor, suspension and brakes just for the hell of it.

So I think that is cool

GP
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SW Burbs of Chitown

Defend yourself with a pointy headstock
May 12th, 2012 10:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My aunt had a 74 Nova Hatchback with a 350 2bbl. She only drove it a mile a day to work and back. My grandfather used to bring over twice a year due to it running bad. It never got fully warmed up and would carbon up bad. I would tell him let me take it out to see what it was doing. I would be gone for a couple hours topping it out in the forest preserves until it stopped blowing black smoke out the exhaust. By the time I got back it was running like a champ and couple thousand more miles on the right rear tire. I always wanted this car. In the end someone pulled out in front of her in 1980 and totaled the car with 16k miles on it.

MadeInJapan
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New York

Post your ad here now! Call 555...
May 13th, 2012 12:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

" Novas make great weekend warrior drag cars"

Yes. If I've learned one thing from the dragway is you don't screw with the Novas.

Danielle Falcone's Nova

ArcticWhite
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I'm ArcticWhite and

I approved of this message
May 13th, 2012 03:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

He has super wide tires on it, though, and if I saw those, I would know it was a q-ship. Also, he can't hide the sound that 1160 horsepower makes, even at idle, you just can't.

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