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1973 Chevy Nova with a Volvo 2.3 L B230FT Redblock inline-four

Sometimes an idea for a project comes out of nowhere. It doesn’t matter how difficult or unusual it might be because once that idea takes hold, it’s all you can think about. Robin D’Agostino had an idea of combining two two of his favorite automotive companies into one really unique project. Although there were plenty … Read more

1967 Chevy Nova with an Ecotec Inline-four

1967 Chevy Nova With 2.0 L Ecotec LTG Inline-four

Chevrolet Performance unveiled a unique 1967 Chevrolet Nova project at their booth on the HOT ROD Power Tour 2015. The car was built in three weeks by a group of Chevrolet Performance and Motorsports technicians headed by Larry Hebert and Bill Graham. The Nova is powered by a 2.0 L LTG Gen3 Ecotec crate engine … Read more

1974 Nova With A Big-Block Chevy

This project proves you don’t need a lot of money to build a very capable pro-touring classic. The owner claims it was “built cheap” with a lot of the hardware purchased from a junkyard or Craigslist. The drivetrain consists of a 468ci big-block Chevy V8 and M21 close ratio four-speed transmission. The suspension has also … Read more

1970 Nova With A Cummins 4BT Diesel

This is the most unique Nova build I have ever seen. The builder took a 1970 Nova SS and swapped a turbocharged Cummins 4BT diesel outputting over 800 lb-ft of torque and “one hundred something” horsepower. The builder continued with a semi truck theme which is why you see the CB radio, eight-lug truck wheels, … Read more

1966 Nova Wagon with Twin Turbo Duramax

Diesel engines are finding themselves in more engine swap projects recently. Here we have a 1966 Nova Wagon with a massive Duramax 6.6L V8 stuffed under the hood. The engine came out of a rolled 2006 Chevy 1-ton truck. With the engine taking up most of the room under the hood, the single factory turbo … Read more