SS nova full restoration

1970 Ss Big Block Nova Muscle Car

by | Dec 7, 2013 | Restoration

This Particular 1970 SS Nova has a Sunnex 502 big-block, with an Iskey Crank Crower cam and Brodix heads, and on top of all that was a Littlefield blower. It also has 2-1150 cfm Demon carbs, all with a clutched automatic. Now that we got that out of the way.

You will notice that this SS Nova is Black with the shaved door handles kinda going for the Vin Diesel look.

The grille is blacked out while all the rest of the chrome is factory OEM.

I think it’s safe to say that the car Dyno-ed out without the blower at 925 HP with the Littlefield Blower was upwards of 1100 hp.

The body on Original 1970 Big block Nova Muscle car was rust free. It was an x race car since the early 70s, and it was exceptionally clean when we removed the front and rear windshield. To our surprise, there was no rust.

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I was shocked! Being in the classic car restoration business since I was 14  years old I have seen just about everything, especially from being up north where they salt the roads it is sporadic to see a clean car with zero rust!

You will notice the Lazar straight body Due to countless hours of Block Sanding and Prep

The key to a project like this is to use a good quality filler, and once you have body blocked correctly.

I used Debeer spray poly on this job. It’s a catalyzed polyester primer that you need a special gun with a huge gun fluid tip and nozzle actually to get the liquid to move from the spray gun.

It is like spraying mud and is well worth it when it comes time to longboarding and making the car straight.

Below in this picture, you will notice I have the car in the Car-o-liner frame rack. So while I’m cutting the car loose, we don’t lose the measurements. We had to cut the perfectly good quarter panels off the car. Just to get access on the rear Mini tubs, we Mini tubbed this car to allow for the big slicks.

There she is, after 150 hours. I believe that this ground pounder is ready to burn some rubber!

We used High Build Black Debeer urethane primer on the 1970 SS BIG BLOCK NOVA MUSCLE CAR. It’s simply a smart move to color coat the primer, the same color you will be painting unless using candy.

When the weather permits, we will let the cars bake in the sun. If not we put in the downdraft booth and cook them at 165 degrees.

I hope you enjoyed this post on this Restoration Project


That was a special car. The Shop hit 500 cars restored when we complete that one. If you have a project you would like to discuss, we book by appointment, and I will be glad to discuss the procedures for your project!


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