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Car Specs & Stats

1973 Nova Custom
  • Purchased from: Southwood Chevrolet Ltd.
  • Original Purchaser: Father
  • Production Date: February 14, 1973
  • Shipping to Dealership Date: February 15, 1973

  • Mileage:
    • 179644.1 Miles (07/23/17)

    Exterior/Interior:

    • Color: 48 - Midnight Green
    • Custom Package - Trim Code 752
    • Black Interior, Bench Seat w/Sport Clothe

    Powertrain:

    • Build Code: 406K

    • SBC-V8 400, bored .030 Over - (406ci)
    • Speed Pro L2477 Domed Pistons (.030 Over)
    • CompCam Xtreme Energy XE294H - (250/256, 519/523)
    • ProComp 3002 Aluminum Heads - 64cc
    • CompCams Ultra Gold series Roller Rockers
    • ARP Bolts (Main, Rod, Head, Flex Plate, Intake & Headers)
    • Professional Products CrossWind Intake Manifolds 52026
    • Holley Sniper EFI (Master Kit)
    • Holley Dual-Sync Distributor
    • MSD Blaster Coil SS
    • Taylor Spiro Pro 8mm Custom Wire Set
    • B&M Flexplate
    • TH350 Transmission
      • TCI Streetfighter 3000 Stall
      • TransGo Stage 2 Shift Kit
      • J.W. Ultrabell Bellhousing
    • Hedman Headers (1"5/8)
    • 3" Inch Aluminized Dual Exhaust w/Magnaflow Mufflers
    • 2 Core High-Flow Aluminum Rad (Performance Racing - 70012)
      • 180F Thermostat
    • 8.5" 10 Bolt - Posi w/3.42 Richmond Gears
    Misc Factory Options:
    • Manual Steering
    • Manual Drum Brakes
    • AM Radio w/Optional Rear Speaker
    • Soft-Ray Tinted Glass
    • F40 Suspension Package

    Wheels:

      GM Steel Rims w/Chevy Dog Dish Hubcaps
      • Front - 15x6, 215/70/15
      • Rear - 15x7, 245/60/15 BFG Radials
      • Rear - 15x7, 275/50/15 BFG G-Force Drag Radials
      Keystone Kustom Mags
      • Front - 14x6, 205/75/14 Cooper
      • Rear - 15x7, 245/60/15 BFG Radials

    Misc Information:

    • Custom-Made Traction Bars - (Built & Designed by Yours Turly)
    • Competition Engineering Bolt-On SubFrame Connectors #3116
    • Goodmark Steel 2" Cowl Induction Hood
    • GM Electric Trunk Release/Opener
    • Kugel Komponent - Transmission Shifter Arm Connection Kit
    • Flex-A-Lite #188 - Electric Fan/Shroud Combo
    • United Pacific Crystal Headlight with 34 Auxiliary LED #31379

    • Castrol 20W50 Engine Motor Oil
    • Pennzoil ATF - Type F

    • Numbers Matching 350 Engine & TH350 Transmission (In Storage ...)

      400 Engine (406K)

      • Engine Spec'd, Build & Built by Dan Klim
      • Transmission #4, #5 & #6 Rebuilds by Nevin Preston (Case failure, Broken Case/Pump failure, Cracked Bellhousing ...)

      400 Engine (406E)

      • All Engine calculations, Specs & Design by Glenn Evans
      • Bottom End Machining & Heads, Intake work by Dan Klim
      • Transmission #3 Built by Nevin Preston

    • All Exhaust Work by DUALS - Glenn Scott (Owner & Exhaust God)
    • Radiator built by CUSTOM RADIATOR INC.

      Best 1/4s:

      • (Aug 2013) 406K - 12.28@108.xxmph / 12.32@108.xxmph
      • (Aug 2012) 406K - 12.23@109.21mph / 12.38@108.89mph
      • (Aug 2011) 406E - 13.30@101.57mph / 13.33@101.12mph
      • (May 2006) 406E - 13.65@100.83mph

    Awards:
    • Best Work In Progress, at Kildonan East Collegiate Car Show - May 23/2015
    • 3rd Place, Classic Car Show at Southdale Canadian Tire - Aug 13/2005
    • 3rd Place, 'Unfinished Class' at Arborg Summerfest Car Show - July 17/2004
    • People's Choice, Pony Corral Cruising 2002 - May 26/2002
    • 3rd Place, Classic Car Show at Southdale Canadian Tire - Aug 12/2001

    2017

  • Mileage Recorded: 1062.6
  • Number of Breakdowns: 2
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: 7
  • Days off road: 15
  • Thumbs Up/Nice Car Comments: 58
  • 2015

  • Mileage Recorded: 1873.0
  • Number of Breakdowns: 4
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: 1
  • Days off road: 14
  • Thumbs Up/Nice Car Comments: 73
  • Trophys won at Car Shows: 1
  • 2016

  • Mileage Recorded: 1345.5
  • Number of Breakdowns: 4
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: 22
  • Thumbs Up/Nice Car Comments: 59
  • 2013

  • Mileage Recorded: 806.8
  • Number of Breakdowns: 1
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: 1
  • Thumbs Up/Nice Car Comments: 40
  • 2014

  • Mileage Recorded: 1007.8
  • Number of Breakdowns: 5
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: *58
  • 2011

  • Mileage Recorded: 1500.6
  • Number of Breakdowns: 1
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: 7
  • 2012

  • Mileage Recorded: 2908.4
  • Number of Breakdowns: 2
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: 13
  • Thumbs Up/Nice Car Comments: 59

  • 2009

  • Mileage Recorded: 2065.8
  • 2010

  • Mileage Recorded: 1498.8

  • 2007

  • Mileage Recorded: 3726.6
  • Number of Breakdowns: 2
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: 12
  • Flat Tires: 1
  • Thumbs Up/Nice Car Comments: 52
  • 2008

  • Mileage Recorded: 1523.2

  • 2005

  • Mileage Recorded: 4817.0
  • Number of Breakdowns: 3
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: 32
  • Trophys won at Car Shows: 1
  • 2006

  • Mileage Recorded: 3509.6
  • Flat Tires: 1

  • 2003

  • Mileage Recorded: 8560.9
  • Number of Breakdowns: 2
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: 1
  • Events Requiring Medical Attention: 2
  • Tickets: 1 and 1 Warning
  • 2004

  • Mileage Recorded: 7111.9
  • Number of Breakdowns: 2
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: 3
  • Flat Tires: 1
  • Events Requiring Medical Attention: 2
  • Trophys won at Car Shows: 1

  • 2001

  • Mileage Recorded: 7646.8
  • Number of Breakdowns: 2
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: 2
  • Trophys won at Car Shows: 1
  • 2002

  • Mileage Recorded: 9249.2
  • Number of Breakdowns: 1
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: 2
  • Flat Tires: 1 (Blowout)

  • 1999

  • Mileage Recorded: 8961.1
  • 2000

  • Mileage Recorded: 8368.4
  • Number of Breakdowns: 1
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: 2

  • 1997

  • Mileage Recorded: 8840.6
  • Number of Breakdowns: 1
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: 0
  • Accidents: 1
  • Days off road due to accidents: 45
  • 1998

  • Mileage Recorded: 8307.7
  • Number of Breakdowns: 2
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: 15

  • 1995

    N/A
    1996

  • Mileage Recorded: 10135.x
  • Accidents: 1
  • Days off road due to accidents: 4
  • Tickets: 1


    • Stats were taking from maintenance notes either my Dad or I wrote down over the years when working or servicing the car.
    • Stats may vary by a couple days, as some events weren't written down and we're going on memory here.

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