1972 Chevrolet Nova User Reviews

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    1972 Chevrolet Nova Review
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    Stay Away If You Prefer Show Over Go. — 362ci SBC, 10:1cpr, Dart Pro 1 Aluminum heads, 200cc runners, 2.02, 1.60 valves, Scat I-Beam rods, Ross forged pistons, manly valves, comp cams valve springs, retainers, lifters and pushrods, scorpion 1.6 rocker arms, comp cams cam .542 int lift, .549 exh lift, ACL calico coated bearings, MSD pro billet distributor, MSD 6AL ignition box, MSD blaster coil, MSD plug wires, Edelbrock RPM air gap aluminum intake manifold, Quick Fuel Q series 750cfm carb, Holley fuel pump, JAZ 16 gal Pro-Street fuel cell, Moroso high volume oil pump, Moroso 7qt oil pan, Jegs high flow water pump, Jegs direct fit aluminum radiator, Moroso catch can, TCI Trans cooler, Flex-A-Lite shrouded electric fan, Flowtech headers, 3" custom straight exhaust with single chamber flowmasters with dumps, ARP sbc bolt kit installed, Moroso solid motor mounts, PTC TH350 race tranny with reverse manual valve body, PTC 3500 stall tq converter, Moser ford 9" rearend with Moser direct bolt in housing, Moser 33 spline axles, spool, PEM nodular 3rd member with 3.89 gear, B&M ratchet shifter, Competition Engineering Slide-A-Link traction bars, Competition Engineering sub frame connectors, Autometer guages (Speedo, Tach w/ shift and low oil pressure light, volts, fuel, oil press, water temp), MSD Rpm activated switch, and a bunch of other crap. Its hot as hell to drive and gets maybe 7mpg on a good day, but its loud and is kinda quick.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: fast n loud

    Cons: no ac or heat no power steering or power brakes

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    72 Nova Ss, Swweeet Car. — 1972 Nova SS, 350, Black w/ red racing stripes, dual exhaust with bypass caps. Runs like a champ, new carb, new tires. Cost a little to fix the rear suspension , but great car. Appearance, gets looks from everyone, everyone wants it, everyone loves it. Fun factor, MY GOD is screams, its nothing like my sentra, you put you foot in the throttle and it just yells, loudest car to be in, big stero, big tires, great piece of work. Gets 14 city, 20 road mpg, cost me 9500 bucks, great car, awesome investment. I cant find the argument for the same 9500 bucks i would of spent on a 1998 accord, or 2000 corolla.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Sound, Look, Feel, The Smile I Get When I Drive It.

    Cons: Old Bushings, Just being 30+ years old. interior starting to go.

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    My Nova — 350 .030 over, high lift and duration cam, fuelie heads, team g intake, 750 d.p carb, 10.5:1, black primer temporarily, hoosier slicks, cragar ss wheels, 4 point roll bar, no luxuaries to speak of, no a/c, no power brakes, no heat, no power steering, no back seat, no carpet... just get up and go

    Pros: goes

    Cons: looks like dogcrap

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    Classic Muscle — Its a quarter mile car. I built it from the ground up. Has 525 hp and a flat torque curve of 475+ right to 5500 rpm. Cost a years wages to build. A blast to drive and gets a lot of attention at stop lights.

    Pros: Fast. Pure power

    Cons: Crappy to drive in cold weather and doesn't like humidity

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    My Nova — Built as part of a Father/Son Project, I get this one and he gets the '70 Chevelle. It has a 355sbc, TH400 Tranny, all the goodies (too much to list). Let's just say Jeg's, Holley, and Edelbrock love us. It runs a 12.5 in the 1/4 at our local dragstrip, but is still street legal and runs on pump gas. But it has no backseat. As my dad was a GM mechanic forever, It was built right! It has disc brakes all around and doesn't weigh much, so it stops pretty good. It is in primer, so it's ugly as can be, but I kind of like that...

    Pros: IT HAULS

    Cons: MPG

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    1972 Nova Ss — I like how the front end and the headlights go together and the rear end. It looks very sleek and is much smaller than the typical muscle cars like the Chevelles and Camaros. It came stock with a 350 small block but i pulled it out and I am putting a 454 bored 100 over with corvette high performance heads and a tunnel ram.

    Pros: It is really fun to drive and gets plenty of attention.

    Cons: It doesn't break so well and isn't the greatest on the curves

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    Best In Its Class — My car has a supercharger in it. It is a Super Sport and runs a quarter mile in 4 Flat! Doesn't squeek or radle. Gets 20 miles to a gallon on Alcohol. This car is a blast to drive if you can handle it! This car needs nothing! Interior is black and exterior is Candy Apple red and Gold sparkles! I would recommend a Nova SS but not this one b/c it is hard to handle! It is street leagual!

    Pros: Really fast muscle car.

    Cons: Have to rebuild the engine every other week.

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    It's A Keeper! — Of all the cars that I've owned, this is by far the most satisfying. From the bored out 454 to the nostalgic bench seat I love every thing about this car.

    Pros: 425hp, classic looks.

    Cons: no power steering, no power brakes.

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    I Was Building A 1970 Yenko Nova Clone — I drove the car for 2 years while collecting all of the parts to do the job. I planned to do all of the work at once but had a job change while in school and no longer had the funds to support the project; I fell the need to abort and sell the car and all of its parts. This was unfortunate, that car would have been amazing and I was about half way through the project already. I had built a 350 to 400 hp and I had a 4 speed Muncie "Rockcrusher" trans which I believe is what Yenko put in there. I also had half of the garage filled with other various parts for the conversion. Well, I've always wanted to build an old muscle car like that and one day I'll be in a better possition to do so. Maybe I'll do a Nova or maybe something else.

    Pros: This car represents everything masculant in this world. Any fault that the car had were just an opportunity to do something awsome and exciting.

    Cons: Car restoration is expensive.

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    Rebuild — 1972 brown chevy nova ss. 350 engine. it is pretty much a family generation car.

    Pros: rebilt engine and manybe a supercharger.

    Cons: not all of it is original.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    1988 Chevrolet Nova Reviews

    Four Banger For Ur Buck By Eric

    previous owner said they got a couch inside. i got 2 seats from a mini van in it plus bench.... didnt cost much for repairs very fun little buggy got up to 75 mph in it not bad for 4 cyl Read More

    Make One! By John

    It tops out at 112mph, rides ok, and gets 30mpg, overall it's a good first car. Could use some mods but the way it is it rides like it's on the ground while still having good clearance. The 88' model ... Read More

    1987 Chevrolet Nova Reviews

    Good Car But You Know Newer.car By Jose

    -kinda slow acceleration good brakes great handling. needed some work on carburator because flooded but works better now. Just needs the basic tune here and there. Drips oils somewhat. kinda bad inter... Read More

    This Is A Great Car For Me By SuperNova87

    I am the Second Owner of this 87' Nova, it is currently Tan and Grey, but we plan on Painting it. It has 150,000 miles on it. It gets very good gas Mileage, close to 40 M.P.G. It is 4-Cylinder, front ... Read More

    1986 Chevrolet Nova Reviews

    Chevy Nova By cishr

    First car and wow was it reliable. Got it for under $1000 and wasted less than $200 in 2 years of owning it, even though the car was over 240k miles. Always starts up fine and gets me to the location.... Read More

    I Loved This Car! By Warren

    The 1986 Chevy Nova is a rebadged Toyota Corolla and is the car that made me fall in love with Toyota 4 cylinder engines. This car always got me and everyone else home without fail. You always have a ... Read More

    1985 Chevrolet Nova Reviews

    Awesome Car For Free By Abe

    short stout little car that gets really good gas mileage. i got it for practically nothing, i worked on cleaning up a friends place. 5-speed manual. the car gets up to speed real quick like a jack ... Read More

    1979 Chevrolet Nova Reviews

    Very Clean And When Its Started. Wow Listen To Her Roar. By mattwinomie

    Everything about this car is clean smooth and old school. None of the new age stuff. Power- lots, looks- gorgeous , room- plenty, Gas mileage- not so great. So what it boils down to is if you like the... Read More

    1979 Chevy Nova By Yanick

    The engine i had was the V8 305 cu in. It was a 2 door with lots of room in the trunk. It was also a RWD, cost of fuel was not too bad, i bought the car in 1989, paid $400.00, drove it around for 6 m... Read More

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