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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:
    • 186828.0 Miles (11/11/20)

    Exterior/Interior:

    • Color: 48 - Midnight Green
    • Custom Package - Trim Code 752
    • Bench Seat/Column Shifter

    Powertrain:

    • 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, Straight Plug, 195cc Intake Runner, 2.02/1.60)
    • CompCams Ultra Gold series Roller Rockers
    • ARP Bolts (Main, Rod, Head, Flex Plate, Intake & Headers)
    • Edelbrock Super Victor Intake Manifold 2925
    • Professional Products Balancer #80001
    • Holley Sniper EFI (Master Kit)
    • Holley DualSync Distributor
    • MSD Blaster Coil SS
    • Taylor Spiro Pro 8mm Custom Wire Set
    • B&M Flexplate (168t)
    • TH350 Transmission
      • TCI Streetfighter 3000 Stall
      • TransGo Stage 2 Shift Kit
      • J.W. Ultrabell Bellhousing
    • Hooker Headers 2451HKR (1 5/8")
    • 3" Inch Aluminized Dual Exhaust w/Magnaflow Mufflers #14239
    • 2 Core High-Flow Aluminum Rad (Performance Racing - 70012)
      • Stant SuperStat 180F Thermostat
    • Flex-A-Lite #188 - Electric Fan/Shroud Combo
    • 8.5" 10 Bolt - Posi w/3.42 Richmond Gears
    • SummitRacing 100A Alternator
    • PowerMaster 9526 - 168T High Torque Mini-Starter

    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 DogDish Hubcaps
      • Front - 15x6, 215/70/15 Cooper Trendsetter SE
      • Rear - 15x7, 245/60/15 BFG Radial T/As
      • Rear - 15x7, 275/50/15 BFG G-Force Drag Radials

      Keystone Kustom Mags
      • Front - 15x6, 205/70/15 Cooper Trendsetter SE
      • Rear - 15x7, 265/50/15 BFG Radial T/As
      • Rear - 15x7, 255/60/15 ET Streets R Drag Radials

    Misc Information/Modifications:

    • 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
    • United Pacific Crystal Headlight #31379
    • Morris Classic Concepts - 3 Point Front Seat Belts
    • Seats reupholstered by TCS Auto Upholstery
    • Undercover Innovations - Nova Radiator Show Panels (Black)
    • The Right Stuff Front Disc Brake Conversion Kit (AFXSD02CS)
    • The Right Stuff OEM Pre-Bent Stainless Steel Line Kit (XSM69H2)

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

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

    • Engine Spec'd & Built by Dan Klim
    • TH350 Transmission built by Nevin Preston
    • TH350 Refreshened (x2) & w/UltraBell Installation by Tom Patterson
    • All Exhaust Work by DUALS - Glenn Scott (Owner & Exhaust God)

    Best 1/4s:

    • (Aug 2020) Sniper EFI - 12.27@108.70mph / 12.28@109.51mph
    • (Aug 2013) Holley 650DP - 12.28@108.xxmph / 12.32@108.xxmph
    • (Aug 2012) Holley 650DP- 12.23@109.21mph / 12.38@108.89mph

    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

    2019

  • Mileage Recorded: 1635.7
  • Number of Breakdowns: 3
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: 25
  • 2020

  • Mileage Recorded: 3056.5
  • Number of Breakdowns: 6
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: 60+
  • 2017

  • Mileage Recorded: 1673.8
  • Number of Breakdowns: 2
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: 7
  • Days off road: 15
  • Thumbs Up/Nice Car Comments: 79
  • 2018

  • Mileage Recorded: 1880.5
  • Number of Breakdowns: 2
  • Days off road due to breakdowns: 8
  • Thumbs Up/Nice Car Comments: 79
  • 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
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