1974 Chevy Nova LT4

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1974 Chevy Nova LT4

The 1974 Chevy Nova was the last year of the third generation Novas. This one came to us as an 80's era drag race car. Skinny tires up front, fat n tall drag radials out back with an old school blower poked through the hood, you get the idea. The new owner has asked us to put our Schwartz Performance touch on it and "G-Machineize it". Lots of new sheet metal will replace the bondo and rusted areas that hid under the nice red paint. It will get our G-Machine chassis with high performance brakes, shocks, tuned auto trans, and supercharged LT4 engine. This "last of the third gen" Novas will be one to remember.

Frame and Suspension

  • Schwartz Performance bolt-in G-Machine Chassis
  • Ridetech single-adjustable coilovers
  • Power steering rack
  • Wilwood 13" 6-piston front, 12” 4-piston rear brake system


  • 2015 Chevrolet Corvette LT1 engine
  • Chevrolet Performance LT1 controller kit w/harness & ECU
  • ZL1 LT4 supercharger adapted to LT1 heads
  • Drive Junky LT4 serpentine drive system


  • Chevrolet Performance 4L75E 4-speed automatic transmission
  • US Shift adjustable electronic trans controller
  • Custom steel driveshaft
  • Moser full-floating 9" housing & 31 spline axles
  • Currie 9” iron third member, 31 spline axles, TrueTrac differential, 3.70 gear

Wheels & Tires

  • Forgeline VX3C wheels – 19x9 front, 20x12 rear
  • Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, 255/35/19 front, 335/30/20 rear

Paint & Body

  • Custom 2-tone black & grey
  • Filled marker lights front & rear
  • Modified/tucked bumpers

Other Features

  • 2015 Corvette seats
  • BeCool 700hp aluminum radiator module w/electric fans
  • Flaming River tilt steering column
  • Vintage Air Gen IV a/c system
  • Stainless EFI fuel tank with CTS-V pump & Vaporworx pickups
  • Optima YellowTop battery


Chassis fabrication and fitment

Body back from media blasting

Sheet metal repair and fabrication

Mock up and assembly before paint

Interior fabrication & mock up

Bodywork and Paint

Final Assembly