Ray's 1977 Chevrolet Nova
77 Nova (photo: October 2007)
Before Photos (November 2000 - Summer 2001)
Engine and Front Suspension Rebuild (Summer 2002 - February 2003)
Rust Repair and Other Miscellaneous Work (February 2003 - November 2003)
Doors, Interior, and Rear Suspension/Axle (January 2004 - March 2005)
Quarter Windows and Trunk (July 2005 - present)


Body Style 2-door coupe
Paint Currently gray primer and what's left of the old cheap black enamel
(will eventually be painted the original GM#13 silver)
Interior Firethorn (red) (trim #71R)
Engine 305 cubic inch small block Chevy V8
Carburetor 2 bbl (Rochester 2GC 2-Jet)
Ignition HEI
Exhaust Single 2 1/4" (stock replacement style)
Transmission TH 350 3 speed automatic, column shift (originally had a TH 200)
Rear Axle 8.5" 10-bolt with 2.73:1 gears (originally had 2.56:1 gears)
Brakes Power front disc/rear drum
Steering Power (variable ratio)
Wheels 14" x 6" Rally II (front)
14" x 7" Rally II (rear)
Tires P205/70R14 Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (front)
P215/70R14 Turbo-Tech G/T Radial (rear, temporary)
Instruments Optional UF7 gauge package with fuel economy (vacuum) gauge, voltmeter, temperature, and added oil pressure gauge
See my Gauge Conversion page for details
Stereo Optimus (Radio Shack) AM/FM/cassette deck and 50W Radio Shack amplifier
Speakers Two 4" (in place of front 4x10"), two 6x9" (in rear deck)
Technical Info Pages
Locating Restoration Parts
Parts For Sale
Parts Wanted
Links to Other Nova Sites
e-mail: ray_mcavoy@yahoo.com
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