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There was a time when the Chevrolet Nova was considered a budget option, a model engineered primarily for the price-conscious customer. Certainly performance models were already in Chevrolet’s fold. With the Camaro, the Corvette, and the Chevelle leading the way, why would Chevy need another performance model? Well, savvy Chevy customers knew that you could get a really tricked-out Nova right from the factory with SS packages and big-block 396 engines along with performance transmissions and gearing for a fair amount less than an equally equipped Camaro. As a bonus, Novas were lighter weight too. It was the performance bargain of the Chevy lineup. Fast forward to today. The first-generation Camaros cost a small fortune, and while Novas have held their value quite well, they are still a performance bargain compared to the other Chevy performance models of the era. Not only are they more affordable than Camaros, but you can do a whole lot to make them really fast. In Chevy Nova 1968 – 1974: How to Build and Modify, veteran author and Chevy expert Wayne Scraba shows you all you need to know to build a killer street or strip Nova. Included is detailed information on driveline upgrades, rear-suspension options for the ultimate hook, front-end suspension and chassis components for good handling and weight transfer, excellent brake upgrades, engine swap options, cooling system upgrades, and more. Focusing on quarter-mile performance, Scraba expertly covers all of your options for a strong-running street Nova, a street-strip combo package, or all-out drag racing options. If you want to build your Nova into a quarter-mile warrior, this book is an essential tool for success. • There are no current books on the market that cover Chevy Nova performance upgrades • Chevy Novas remain very popular as affordable options for Chevy muscle enthusiasts • The Nova is a very popular platform for a host of great Chevy engines, including LS swaps About the Author Wayne Scraba is a diehard car guy. His background includes operation of his own speed shops, fabrication of race cars, and assembly of street rods. Scraba has an equally diverse background in writing. His work (well over 5,000 articles and counting) has appeared in more than 60 high-performance automotive, motorcycle, and aviation magazines worldwide.
Author: Wayne Scraba
Illustrations: 428 color photos and charts