TheV8Kid HalfDork
10/16/18 6:30 a.m.

Day 151 - July 23, 2018

Added slots to oil pan baffle tray to allow oild drain back.

TheV8Kid HalfDork
10/23/18 10:47 a.m.

Day 152 - July 29, 2018

Began modifying brake pedal. Mounted master cylinder.

TheV8Kid HalfDork
10/30/18 7:19 a.m.

It was around this time that we found out that the drag race was not going to be held at the challenge. This was when we decided to put some non budget items on the car.

Day 153 - August 14, 2018

Installed rear. Assembled wilwood brakes.

TheV8Kid HalfDork
10/30/18 2:51 p.m.

I was thinking today. You can't beat the budget builders out of us. The brakes were bought off of the Summit clearance rack. The steering column you will see later was purchased with certificates we got from race wins. Even though we are not building it for the challenge, it is still a budget built car.

A budget built car that we hope will compete with cars built with 10 times the money.

TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/6/18 5:09 a.m.

Day 154 - August 20, 2018

Threw the wheels on the car. Drilled holes to mount windows.

TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/13/18 11:43 a.m.

Day 155 - August 26, 2018

Painted and hung doors. Finished rust repair on rear panel.

Dusterbd13 MegaDork
11/13/18 11:48 a.m.

What green is that?

TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/13/18 12:05 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13 :

sleepyhead Dork
11/13/18 12:20 p.m.
TheV8Kid said:

"Satin Italian Olive"

That sounds like a Spray Tan color, not a Spray Paint color

Dusterbd13 MegaDork
11/13/18 12:38 p.m.

In reply to TheV8Kid :

Knew it!

I had my 64 el Camino painted that color....

TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/27/18 11:31 a.m.

Alright I owe you guys 2 updates.

Day 156 - August 28, 2018

Pulled mock engine and transmission. Installed 5.3L and TH400

TheV8Kid HalfDork
11/27/18 11:32 a.m.

Day 157 - September 9, 2018

installed Windows.

TheV8Kid HalfDork
12/4/18 3:19 p.m.

Day 158 - September 10, 2018

Even more wiring.

TheV8Kid HalfDork
12/11/18 1:29 p.m.

Day 159 - September 13, 2018

Fabricated steering comlumn from S&W kit.

BirgerBuilder Reader
12/11/18 2:20 p.m.

This thing is looking fan-freaking-tastic. 

TheV8Kid HalfDork
12/18/18 11:44 a.m.

Day 160 - September 24, 2018

Fabricated steering column supports.

TheV8Kid HalfDork
4/15/19 6:45 a.m.

After we reveled that the Nova was no longer longer a challenge car, I kind of stopped posting updates. Needless to say, the car got done. Here is the fastest pass from over the weekend.

AngryCorvair MegaDork
4/15/19 7:06 a.m.

From the outside it’s kinda ho-hum.  The inside shot tells a different story, at least for the first couple hundred feet.  Very cool.  Congrats on the low 9s.

wvumtnbkr UberDork
4/15/19 7:54 a.m.



Can I ask what the budget is now?


mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
4/15/19 8:21 a.m.

Thanks for keeping us in the loop. I still find this a fascinating build. 

TheV8Kid HalfDork
4/15/19 11:30 a.m.

In reply to wvumtnbkr :

My dad probably has a more exact number. If I had to guess it is probably around $5k

wvumtnbkr UberDork
4/15/19 12:31 p.m.

Dang!  That is some crazy performance for 5k!

wheels777 SuperDork
6/9/19 5:48 a.m.
John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
6/9/19 5:53 a.m.

Sorry for the one drag pass. 

Not sorry (and surprised while NOT surprised) by the awesome display of power and the awesome show! 

maschinenbau SuperDork
6/9/19 6:45 a.m.


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