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1962 Chevy II Nova Convertible - 10-Year Itch

Russell and Joanne Hohbein's 1962 Chevy Nova convertible is one of a kind

Photography by Wesley Allison

Camshaft: Perfect Circle hydraulic flat-tappet, 204/214 degrees duration at 0.050-inch lift, 0.420/0.443-inch lift

Power: 300 hp @ 5,000 rpm (est.), 300 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm (est.)

Transmission: GM Turbo 400, stock converter

Rearend: GM 10-bolt, 3.08:1 gears

Front suspension: Arizona Ford and Nova Mustang II crossmember, stock Mustang II springs, Koni adjustable shocks, Heidt's 1-inch sway bar

Rear suspension: Stock leaf springs, Monroe coilover shocks, Heidt's 31/44-inch sway bar

Brakes: 11-inch discs, front and rear

Wheels and tires: 17x7 American Racing Torque Thrust II with Falcon P245/45R17 radial fronts; 17x7 American Torque Thrust II with Falcon P245/45R17 radials, rear

Body mods: Fiberglass cowl scoop on stock hood; shaved side molding, door handles and trunk lock; relocated gas filler; recessed firewall; custom inner fenderwells

Paint: Dupont Flame Red, by Jesse Hohbein

Best e.t.: None

Cost to build: Stopped counting after $25,000

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