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Projects Chevrolet Nova with 409 engine

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sergioperez78, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Here are 2 pictures of my brother´s project, a Chevrolet Nova ( here in Argentina it´s called Chevrolet 400 ) with an Impala SS 409 engine. Hope you enjoy it! Anyone with a Nova with this engine? Please post pics! Thanks!!:)
     

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  2. igorw
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    Nice combo, Dickie Harrell used to race a Chevy ll with a 427 Z-11 engine. I believe those were A /FX cars. I don't have any photos handy but maybe someone else does.
     
  3. 56sedandelivery
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    When I first read the topic, "Chevrolet Nova with 409 engine", I thought it would be at least the 68 and newer style. But to shoehorn that 409 into a 62-67 style boxey Nova/ChevyII took some work. It looks good. The car looks to be a 4 door model; that'd make for a real sleeper here in the States. Butch/56sedandelivery

    Many years ago, there was a fella that bracket raced a 67 or 68 Chevrolet Camaro, with a 409 powerplant in it, at Bremerton Raceway. Very unusual combination. Announcer always made note of it having a 409 every time it made a pass.
     
  4. and we all know WHY they called it the "Chevrolet 400" in Latin America... :)

    that story is famous in business school.
     

  5. igorw
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    I scrounged this pic of the car.
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  6. 1badnov
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  7. Some pics!!!
     

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  8. Jay.S
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    cool car is that a custom grille with quad lights? or is that how they are made down there?
     
  9. hvychvy
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    Kind of looks like an impala grill ,maybe?Looks cool!!
     
  10. hotrod-Linkin
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    i like that grill too. must be an argentina thing..hey he could sell them to us and start a trend!!!
     
  11. poboyross
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    Nova NO GO!!!! :p
     
  12. Hi again! This is the standard grille! and yep it looks like the impala one... ;) and this nova DO go!!! hahahaha
     
  13. hotrod-Linkin
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    how hard is it to get those quad headlight setups?grill and headlight buckets??
     
  14. poboyross
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    Indeed.....my balls are on fire just looking at it. :eek:
     
  15. jim_ss409
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    Very cool car!

    Here's a couple of 409 powered Chevy II's.
    This first one runs 9.80's in the 1/4 mile.

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    This one wasn't quite finished when this photo was taken but I think it'll be ready to go for the coming year. It will also be "strictly racing" and very fast.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. moon man
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    badd ass chevy 2,s ..........
     
  17. chevy57dude
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    Jim ss409 - That red car is right on! Those slicks FILL it up. Probably have to jack the body way up to get 'em off. Sergioparez78, I'll bet that "400" is a real handfull with that 409. Lots of torque there. I had a friend with a '63 Chevy II. 327 took a special oil pan and headers were TIGHT:eek:. Bet that W engine was a trick to stuff in there.:cool:
     
  18. hotrodsnguns
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    that is so cool!!! Great job
     
  19. Hotrod-linkin - it´s very hard to find a good old grille down here. Actually it´s very hard to find a car in a very good shape...
    jim ss409 - really love your pics!!! hope some day the "nova" can do that wheelies!!!
    cutlass - yeap!! you said it! Torque!
    Thanks everybody for the comments!!!
    And if you got more pics of nova`s/409 combo please post them!
     
  20. I like it. Hope to put one in my 64 Vette some day
     
  21. 63ChevyII
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    nice pics... keep them coming.
     
  22. cooljunk
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  23. You just want to be able to sing "shes real fine my 409" isn't it :D
     
  24. Sebastian.A.G
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    hola, muy bueno el 400, la verdad el primero que veo tan bien armado, me gusto mucho el estilo que tiene

    saludos
     
  25. outlaw1949
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    :d409:d
     
  26. Si senior, dos cerveza por favour!! :D
     
  27. Dzus
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    I'm looking at that grille, and can see how it was derived from the '65's.
    What (Argentine) model year is it?
     
  28. Sebastian.A.G
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    from argentina

    hola ajmopar, hablas castellano, sos argentino?

    saluods
     
  29. Cooljunk - I love that Nova. Thanks for the link!
     

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