Shelly's Surprise

"Bringing the Nova back home where it belongs"

Story by John Aschenberg
Photos by – Julia Aschenberg
Shelly Schultz's Suprise for husband Bill

Giving the little shoe box thunder is provided by a '70 Chevy 454c.i. big block that's been bored .030 over which bumps it up to around 460 cubes. Auto Specialty is responsible for all machine work and assembly. Internals consist of a G.M. steel crank, H beam rods and Hyper Tech pistons with everything being balanced. A Crane solid lifter roller camshaft is called upon to keep the valve train in sync. Edelbrock aluminum heads with roller rockers helps keep the "potent rodent" breathing comfortable while an 871 blower underdriven 12% from The Blower Shop topped with Demon blower carbs takes care of induction duties. Ceramic coated 2" Hedman headers with a 3" custom mandrel bent exhaust system and Flowmaster mufflers was fabricated by Greg Budreau to exit all spent gases. Putting power to the huge Hoosier weenies is supplied by a reworked 700R4 tranny with a Big End torque converter and 2400 stall, all mods performed by Dave Taylor. Helping Schultz to select the right gear is courtesy of Hurst lightning rods.

70 Chevy 454 c.i big block

The body was next on the agenda and Troy Anderson was the man responsible for the killer mile deep paint job, however, before any paint went on Troy used a fine tooth comb to go over the body with the only modifications being a filled fuel door. Being confident the '65 was ready for paint, Troy pulled out his trusty gun, filled it with '97 Honda matador red pearl and laid several coats on to give it the awesome look before you

Hurst Lightning Rods

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