CPP transformed a "rust bucket" '70 Nova into
a modern, high-performance vehicle, and the evidence is here in black &
white. To ensure consistency, all testing was by the same driver: Nick Licata,
senior editor: Super Chevy Magazine.
We first track-tested our green stock Nova to determine
the baseline numbers. When it ran, it pitched and yawed like a garbage barge
on the open seas.
After a complete frame-off restoration, which included
a new high-performance suspension package, we again track-tested our Nova,
now an awesome yellow. Whoa! It hugged the road like glue.
'70 Nova Specs & Stats - Baseline (stock)
SLALOM: 420 ft - Cones 70 ft apart
Before: 7.01 seconds, which translates to 40.9 mph
After: 5.87 seconds, which translates to 49.4 mph-8.5 mph faster than baseline
SKIDPAD: Clockwise & counter-clockwise - Circumference:
628 ft / diameter:100 ft
BRAKING: from 60-0 mph
Before: 174 ft
After: 112 ft - an improvement of 62 ft, 36% better than stock disc brakes.
Stopping in 112ft is a new record. Super Chevy magazine
exclaims, "In our history of vehicle testing, we have never had a car
stop in this short of distance."
Restored '70 Nova Specs
The TCI bolt in tubular front sub-frame suspension consists of;
Tubular replacement sub-frame
Polished stainless steel upper and lower control arms
Billet aluminum adjustable coil over shocks
TCI Custom IFS spindles
Power rack and pinion
The TCI bolt in rear suspension consists of;
New Currie Enterprises 31 spline Ford 9" axle with Posi-traction 58-1/2
inches from hub to hub
Polished stainless steel adjustable 4 link with panhard bar
Billet aluminum adjustable coil over shocks.
The brake system consists of;
Wilwood 6 piston calipers front and rear
Wilwood 13 front rotors and 12 inch rear rotors
Hydratech hydraulic brake booster
CPP MCPV-1 chrome aluminum master cylinder with built in adjustable proportioning
Custom bent stainless steel hard lines
Front: Toyo, Proxes, 235/40ZR 18
Rear: Toyo, Proxes, 285/40ZR 18