Chevy Projects

1966 NOVA: Project MaxStreet

One of the coolest things about musclecars is seeing a pony car with a lot of power by way of a massive V-8. Our Project MaxStreet is a 1966 Nova II with 555 cubic inches of Edelbrock/Musi big-block power. But MaxStreet isn’t just another small car/big engine monstrosity, it’s been treated to the kind of attention that would make any musclecar stand out in just about any crowd.

Before it had a name, the Nova II began life with a bright red paint job, matching sport ralley wheels, and a very tired 350 small-block that was on its last legs. The paint hid a multitude of sins to the body, and the Nova was the epitome of the phrase, “looks can be deceiving.” In other words, we had our work cut out for us.

Project Specs

Engine: Edelbrock/Musi 555ci big block Chevy
Power Adder: Procharger F-2
Transmission: TCI 6X 6-speed 4L80E
Front Suspension: Chris Alston's Chassisworks g-Machine, Wilwood brakes
Rear Suspension: Moser rearend, Detroit Speed QUADRALink, Wilwood brakes, mini-tubbed
Wheels: Billet Specialties Street Lites, 17x8 front, 17x11 rear

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