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super72nova
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:33 pm    Post subject: best years? Reply with quote

just like to know what yall think is the baddest year for the nova????

i love 67's and 65's second form that i love my 72' lines similar to the chevelle but but meaner in the rear. if i had a nickle for every time some one told me nice chevelle at the gas station i have a S*!T load of nickles!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm kind of partial to the 69 (or was it 6Cool through 72 body style but I like the earlier body style too. I really like the Yenko body stripe and basically everything else about the Yenko cars. Next time somebody tells you "nice Chevelle" tell them it has the rare 450 side valve engine or something else off the wall and see what they say. Sometimes it is amazing (and funny) what I have gotten away with telling people and they are clueless. Clay
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

clay wrote:
I'm kind of partial to the 69 (or was it 6Cool through 72 body style but I like the earlier body style too. I really like the Yenko body stripe and basically everything else about the Yenko cars. Next time somebody tells you "nice Chevelle" tell them it has the rare 450 side valve engine or something else off the wall and see what they say. Sometimes it is amazing (and funny) what I have gotten away with telling people and they are clueless. Clay

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think all years offer something. I know 3 people that have really nice examples of 63-65 hardtops. I was originally partial to the 66 & 67's but grew to like the 68-72's after I bought my present 72 back in 1984. I like the fact that there is more room under the hood than the earlier versions. I'm always impressed with a car that has good workmanship whatever year it is.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jeep_406 wrote:
I think all years offer something. I know 3 people that have really nice examples of 63-65 hardtops. I was originally partial to the 66 & 67's but grew to like the 68-72's after I bought my present 72 back in 1984. I like the fact that there is more room under the hood than the earlier versions. I'm always impressed with a car that has good workmanship whatever year it is.


I agree 100% with jeep. I'm in love with the pro street look and the 66-67 bodies are my favorites. But a lot of my friends have or had the 68-72 versions and they have their own coolness. Plus as jeep pointed out, they do have better underhood possibilites.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Jeep. I like the 68-72's the best, but all of the Nova models can be made to look very nice. I have seen an AMC Pacer that was just beautiful, not because of the car but because of the work that the guy put into it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

artinla wrote:
I have seen an AMC Pacer that was just beautiful, not because of the car but because of the work that the guy put into it.

Pacer beautiful....waitress I'll have what he's having! Cheers
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i must admit i am partial to the 67 shoe box.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My very first car which I bought in college after I left the dorms (found a job that didn't mix well with dorm life) was a '67 Chevy II 2 door sedan with a 194 Econo-Thrift six and three speed. Within a year I had installed a Muncie four speed with a Hurst shifter (still behind a six) as I built my first motor ever for the car .

It was a 375 horse 396 (325 hp two bolt block with rectangular port heads). Of course it never actually got installed in the car because I kept adding parts and swapping parts and before long it had morphed into a 425 horse 427 (out of a stolen and recovered 'vette) stuffed between the fenders. My first motor swap.

Boy was that ever a disaster. Had to pull the motor to change the plugs. Had to build an aluminum front mount to keep from breaking the plugs. Never ran well, a little too nose heavy, but I was slowly learning from my mistakes. (Number one on the list of things I learned was don't mess with your transportation; hot rod anything but your daily ride).

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Needless to say I am partial to my 69's body style. It does not mean I can't appreciate any other nice car out there I just like mine better. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice car Topkick.. I am partial to the 68-72 as well.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, it been a long ordeal,,,only a new headliner left to do and it will be finished. Virtually almost everything is new, except the drive train. Same one still in it when it was only used on the strip.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had my '67 since '87 and I still do not get tired of looking at it, to me the lines are just right. Plus Nova people are in there own little click ( kinda like vette people, but not as blatant), and Ford and Mopar guys like 'em cause it is not a Camero or Chevelle. Any of the years look great when done right.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 1975 Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd guess that 68-72 Nova's are easily the most popular. But, my first choice is a 67.

If I wasn't an invalid I might be done with my 71 Nova.
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