This Honda silver base coat, Valspar clear lacquered 1969 Chevy Nova has been a KMR shop pet project for quite some time taking over a year to build to completion. Okay nearly complete. Is a custom ever really done? Markers and other details were hand painted in nail polishes.
In a departure from my normal; this car was not built just to punish asphalt. It's a Saturday night take your best girl for an A&W Root Beer car. If someone rattles their pipes at ya...so be it.
I kept the stance nearly flat and quite high although likely still low enough to get the laws attention. Would they notice it's low slug stance first or those custom 15" wide X 28" tall 60 Shore A hoops wrapped around those Custom Duncan 15" X 15" rims. Maybe the small tire ultra short wheelie bar just making it past the bumper would draw first blood. It required zero material to be removed from the rear bumper.
An early (and out of production) ultra narrow motor box Kentucky Trash Inline tall tire kit allows all that rubber to reside inside the sheet metal for a glove like fit. Up front the stock Revel model front Firestone tires were shaped to fit the Fenton style WRP wheels mounted on a brass axle tube with button head pin retainers. Rolls straight and true. Looks clean.
The Trash front half was mildly modified for the cramped spaces behind the period front bumper and a custom wire hanger-mount pins the whole thing together. This allowed an arch centered wheel location that still lets you address any guide issue that might arise. It's a thoughtful process to pin the car. The front bumper and grill area needed some relief to accommodate all this horsing around and nearly broke out the head lamp buckets. The chassis is shot in two coats of ceramic header paint in a dark hammer tone gray and oven baked.
Power for the .830, 40 mph (96 mph scale) passes comes from a bone stock, but well broken in, Speed FX. A leggy 3.66:1 rollout, 125 grams dry weight and huge hoops keeps the short times in the .200+ area but still requires a haze of glue to hold the beast between the curbs when the bar plants.
The Mid-America Bloomington, Illinois 1/8 mile was the site of her first passes 2/11/2016.
A new motor is in her future now that I know it's stable and able.