MaxStreet is the name given to our 1966 Chevy II/Nova for the simple reason that it’s going to be built for maximum street presence. Follow along with our build progress here to keep you up to date with one of the baddest Novas to hit the streets.
by Michael Harding on January 15, 2013
by Andrew Wolf on February 17, 2012
Utilizing parts from FAST, Aeroquip, and Rick’s Tanks, we’re going to deliver you the second part of the fuel system install, as we complete the loop and get one step closer to filing the tank and rolling our Project MaxStreet Chevy II out the back door.
by Jefferson Bryant on February 7, 2012
Project MaxStreet, our blown, big-block ’66 Chevy II, is full of cool stuff—850 ProCharged rear-wheel horsepower, all good parts that ensure this rig will be a fun ride down the quarter-mile. That ride could, however, be our last if not for some necessary safety gear, namely a 10-point roll cage.
by Andrew Wolf on August 25, 2011
Our 555 Edelbrock/Musi Big Block has been rebuilt for a tour of duty in our Project MaxStreet ’67 Chevy II, now sporting a ProCharger F2 centrifugal supercharger setup, and in this project update, we’ll take a detailed look at our rebuild and the components it will entail.
by Andrew Wolf on June 8, 2011
With several checked off the to-do list, we’re very close to dropping the engine and transmission down into our Chevy II. But before we can do that, we’ve got the sometimes headache-inducing task of wiring and plumbing the car. In this installment, we’ll be focusing on the plumbing side of things.
by Andrew Wolf on May 18, 2011
We’ve been hard at it here in the powerTV garage getting some of the odd and ends of our Project MaxStreet ’66 Chevy II complete, and in order to get you, our faithful readers, up to speed, we’re going to take a little peek at what we’re up to at the present moment. Next up is our stout new fuel system setup.
by Andrew Wolf on March 15, 2011
With our subframe and rack and pinion box in place, we just needed to finish up the rest of the steering system before we could check this part of our project off the to-do list. And so we called upon our good friends at Flaming River to supply us with some of their industry-renowned components for our buildup.
by Mark Gearhart on February 15, 2011
You can have all the power in the world, but if you cannot transmit that power to the rear tires properly, it doesn’t do you any good. When it came to putting a rear end into our Project MaxStreet Nova II, we turned to Moser for that reliability, including their new Wavetrac differential.
by Andrew Wolf on February 14, 2011
Our Project “MaxStreet” 1966 Chevy II has been nearly eight months in the making here in the powerTV garage, and to say that we’re itching to get the old girl out and stretch her legs a little would be an understatement. With our suspension modernization project nearly complete, we’re close to taking that step.
Here at Chevy HardCore, we’ve been hard at working building up a garage with enough projects to provide us with all the product testing, how-to tips, and trick new product installs to last us nearly for the entire length of 2011.
What’s better than a big block Chevy in a Nova II? How about a big block Chevy with a big, nasty ProCharger F-2? The ProCharger bracket, crank pulley and cog drive belt fit perfectly onto our big block. Check out the update for more pictures and details on the install!
by Kevin Shaw on September 13, 2010
Watch as we completely replace our 44-year-old factory front clip with Chris Alston’s Chevy II g-Machine Subframe System and see how it saved us some weight while drastically improving front end rigidity, suspension geometry and durability; transforming our stock unibody into a true street/strip machine.
Completely replacing our 44-year-old factory front clip with Chris Alston’s Chevy II g-Machine Subframe System saved us some weight while drastically improving front end rigidity, suspension geometry and durability. In other words, our Chassisworks front end kit literally transformed our stock unibody.
by Tom Bobolts on August 24, 2010
Our MaxStreet Chevy II wasn’t designed to be a real performer out on any type of track. Even dumping all the money in the world attempting to revive the stock style suspension will only get you so far. Something had to be done to help this car be able to hold it’s own.. and Chassisworks got the call!
by Andrew Wolf on July 1, 2010
We’ve been hard at work here in the PowerTV garage on our Project MaxStreet Chevy II lately. In our last update, we began work on the trunk in order to make room for a wider set of rear tires using a set of Detroit Speed’s deep tub kits.
by Kevin Shaw on July 1, 2010
If four forward gears is good, six must be better, right? That is what TCI is thinking, with the release of their 4L80E-based 6X six-speed automatic high performance transmission. For our powerTV Project MaxStreet Nova II, the 6X was right up our alley. We needed a transmission that can handle 850hp+ that will be produced from our Edelbrock/Musi 555 big block Chevy and F2 Procharger, while cruising at low RPMs on the highway as well.
by Kevin Shaw on June 14, 2010
Our fairly new 1966 Chevy II has taken the center stage in the powerTV garage. To overview the project, our Nova will be receiving the 555ci Edelbrock/Musi crate engine that was previously installed in Project Grandma.