Spraying paint isnt an easy task, and its only as good as its foundation. Thats why Daryl and his father Wayne spent many hours making sure the body was ready to shoot before sending it out to Beach Fender Mender in Ft. Myers. The final result speaks for itself, because this is one 71 Nova thats hard to miss when cruising the boulevard. Spraying paint isnt an easy task, and its only as good as its foundation. That Having a clean engine bay is nice, but its the details we like. Notice that all the extraneous holes from the fenderwells and firewall have been welded, smoothed, and painted. The 454 was bored 0.030-over and is now a 461ci powerhouse featuring forged TRW 9.5:1 pistons, moly rings, Clevite 77 bearings, and all ARP fasteners. Topping off the motor is a set of stock Chevy 049-casting heads outfitted with 2.12/1.65 valves. Fumes expel by way of Hooker Super Comp headers with 2-1/8-inch primaries and 3-1/2-inch collectors. For bodacious harmonies, a set of two-chamber Flowmaster mufflers rest between 3-inch piping. Having a clean engine bay is nice, but its the details we like. Notice that all the Color coordination is the theme here. The dash has been painted to match the body, while the instrument panel has been painted to match the Auto Meter gauges. For long drives, the cushy seats were taken out of an 81 Camaro and stitched with black vinyl and grey tweed. Color coordination is the theme here. The dash has been painted to match the body, while t Daryl Hameetman grew up like any other kid in Ft. Myers, Florida. He played in the dirt, ran around outside, and even cleaned up the house when asked. But his average childhood stopped when Daryl attended his first drag race at the tender age of 12. Two years later, the Nova chronicles began. What started as a way for a father and son to spend quality time together quickly turned into more than just a joint venture. We first met up with Daryl during last years NMCA World Finals in Commerce, Georgia. We also found out that this 71 Nova has earned its fair share of prizes including Best of Show. But the story doesnt end here. Daryl is further enhancing his passion for wrenching at the School of Automotive Machinists in Houston, Texas, which caters to those who want a career in the high-performance and racing industries. It all sounds promising, and we cant wait to see whats in store. Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!