The little Deuce has come a long way since 1987, when Jack rescued it from a grocery-getting existence.The little Deuce has come a long way since 1987, when Jack rescued it from a grocery-getti Jack retained the stock-type black vinyl interior, which looks especially classy against the flawless black paint. Departures from stock include an early 70s cushion-grip wheel and a set of aftermarket gauges, which tastefully complement the stock appointments. Who would trust the factory idiot-light instrument cluster to keep the brutish 383 in check anyway?Jack retained the stock-type black vinyl interior, which looks especially classy against t The cleanliness of engine detail is only fitting on such a well restored ride. We wont ask how easy the gloss black fenderwells are to keep clean, but the wet look makes the upkeep worthwhile. Wheeler Racing gets the credit for pushing this 383 to 437 hp and 447 lb-ft of torque. Those are actual dyno numbers, folks. Edelbrocks Performer RPM Air-Gap intake and aluminum heads ensure that theres plenty of well-atomized fuel to feed the thirsty stroker, and Headers by Ed expel whats left over. The GM Performance Parts rocker covers are accented with a black background that lends a competitive look to the engine bay.The cleanliness of engine detail is only fitting on such a well restored ride. We won The shoddy green paint was stripped; a 2-inch cowl hood was fitted, and Bob Gauge sprayed the glass-straight sheetmetal in flawless black acrylic enamel. Weld Pro Star wheels and a slight rake give the Nova a street-smart stance. The shoddy green paint was stripped; a 2-inch cowl hood was fitted, and Bob Gauge sprayed The results of our car crafting endeavors reflect our personality and taste, naturally. Each enthusiast has a unique perspective of the ultimate street machine, which incorporates a particular paint scheme, interior design, and custom features. That said, no one street machine will appeal to everyone, but Jack Cotas 66 Chevy II comes awfully close. His black-on-black 66 is a subtle street machine as is, but it could pass as a flawless restoration by swapping a set of Rally wheels and repop redlines, or it could be a show-worthy dragstrip bully riding on ET Streets and skinnies. Jack did the Deuce right by retaining a meticulous stock appearance and strapping an extra 300 horses under the hood where the six-popper once lived. The 447 lb-ft of torque is churned through the Coan 10-inch converter; the Glide and 12-bolt rear finish multiplying it, and the Goodyear Eagles try to put it to the ground without burning down to the cords. We cant call the Nova triple black since it doesnt have a vinyl top, but black-on-black-on-bad seems more fitting anyway. Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!