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Mike Shea’s ’66 Nova Gasser is a recent construct and features a cross-rammed Chevy small-block beneath its one-piece, tilt fiberglass nose. The tube-front frame was improvised from the Bill Thomas Chevrolet Instant Funny Car Kit for ’62–’67 Chevy IIs and Novas. The beauty of the first-gen Chevy H-Bodies (the internal GM designation) was that the entire clip is secured to the firewall with 14 bolts. Unscrew ’em, roll away the stock engine-width-challenged clip, and you’ve got a blank canvas for a straight-axle replacement frame. Shea’s a principal at Palmer Paving, which sponsored the ’11 reunion and set up the 330-foot dragstrip.