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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
Before: 0.74g
After: 0.97g

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

Front Suspension:
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

Rear Suspension:
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.

Brake System:
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 valve
Custom bent stainless steel hard lines

Front: Toyo, Proxes, 235/40ZR 18
Rear: Toyo, Proxes, 285/40ZR 18


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