1971 Chevrolet Nova

Project Quick Facts

Profile ID: 31186
Year: 1971
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Nova
Markets: Muscle Car, Performance, Pro-Touring
Vehicle Type: American
Contact: Projects CBN

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Engine
Type: LQ9
Displacement: 364 ci
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Bore: 4.000 inches
Stroke: 3.622 inches
Cylinder Heads: Ported Chevrolet Performance 317 castings by Jay’s Hot Rods (Sacramento, CA)
Rotating Assembly: Forged crank, steel rods
Camshaft: Texas Speed MS4 hydraulic roller (0.649/0.600-inch lift, 239/242-deg. duration, 111.5 LSA)
Induction: Ported FAST LSXR 102mm manifold, FAST Big Mouth LT throttle body
Ignition: Stock coil packs, MSD plug wires
Exhaust: Custom headers; 304 stainless mandrel-bent tubing, SPD header flange, 36-inch custom tube 1.75-inch stepped to 1.87-inches w/ 3-inch bullet merge collectors; 3-inch mandrel-bent, high-flow X-pipe; V-bands; Borla XR-1 Race mufflers; QTP exhaust cutouts; Vibrant resonators
Built By: Jay’s Hot Rods
Tuned By: Mark Romans
Output: 490 hp at 6,200 rpm, 430 lb-ft at 5,800 rpm on chassis dyno

Drivetrain
Transmission: T-56 Magnum six speed, McLeod Dual-Disc Street Fighter hydraulic clutch
Rear Axle: Currie 9-inch, aluminum centersection, 3.89:1 gears, severe-duty chromoly axles

Chassis
Steering: SpeedTech power rack-and-pinion
Front Suspension: SpeedTech Pro Touring subframe w/ SPD upper A-arms, RideTech triple-adjustable coilover shocks
Rear Suspension: SpeedTech torque arm with Articulink lower trailing arms, RideTech adjustable coilovers, DSE subframe connectors

Brakes
Wilwood 14-inch rotors, six-piston calipers, front; 14-inch rotors, four-piston, rear
Suspension Tuner: Keith’s Custom Performance (Butte, CA)

Wheels & Tires
Wheels: Forgeline GX3 three-piece forged aluminum 18x9 front, 18x11 rear (transparent smoke centers, brushed outers)
Tires: Falken Azenis 265/35 front, 315/35 rear

Interior
Seats: Recaro leather buckets
Upholstery: Robert Craven (aka Dr. Vinyl) Upholstery (Sacramento, CA)
Instrumentation: RacePak IQ3
Steering Wheel: Sparco
Carpet: Custom loop
Shifter: Clayton Machine
Rollcage: 16-point designed and built at Jay’s Hot Rods (1.75-inch OD 0.120-wall DOM tubing, mandrel bent, notched, TIG-welded all joints w/ custom A-pillar gussets, custom door bars, front removable down bars, and removable rear harness bar. Extra tube gussets using 1.125”, 1.25”, and 1.5” DOM tubing added.)

Exterior
Paint: Original GM Nassau Blue
Hood: Stock SS
Grille: Stock SS
Splitter: Custom by Jay’s Hot Rods

Photos by Steve Temple