By The Numbers
Engine: 350ci, mild cam, Edelbrock Performer intake and 750 carb, Hedman Headers
Trans: Muncie M-21 close-ratio
Suspension: rebuilt stock with urethane bushings and Addco rear sway bar.
Brakes: factory discs in the front and drums in the rear
Rearend: '70 Nova 10-bolt with posi and 3.73 gears
Wheels: 20x8 IROC Camaro style
Tires: 235/35R20 Nitto
Future plans: The goal is for the Nova to be a nice driver that can be taken out a couple times a week and on occasional excursions with the family.

'63 Dart GT • Mike and Cheryl Toupin • Fall River, MA We typically don't include cars that made the previous Reader Projects editions, but Mike Toupin has made such impressive progress on his Pro Touring '63 Dart GT we had to show it. In a year's time he's finished the mini-tub, leaf-spring relocation, subframe connectors, and most of the fabrication work. The big news, however, is after installing an Alterkation front suspension he had room to drop in a 5.7L Hemi crate engine to create a one-of-a-kind Hemi Dart. Now he's moving to the bodywork and welding up 120-some-odd trim holes and blocking out the body. Just as we last reported, green is the hue with Lexus Sage Metallic getting the nod.

By The Numbers
Engine: 5.7L Hemi Dodge crate engine, Jeep STR8 exhaust manifolds
Trans: Dodge 545RFE five-speed automatic
Suspension: RMS Alterkation K-member up front with QA1 single-adjustable coilovers and a Flaming River rack; the rear uses 2-inch de-arched leaves with Strange shocks and a Helwig sway bar.
Brakes: Wilwood 12-inch rotors and four-piston calipers all around
Rearend: Currie 9-inch Ford with Detroit Tru-Trac diff, 31-spline axles, and 3.50 gears
Wheels: 17x7 and 18x10 Billet Specialties Apex G
Tires: 205/20R17 and 285/40R18 BFGoodrich KDW
Future plans: The plush interior will use Cadillac CTS-V power seats, power windows, remote entry, an ididit column, and a custom carbon-fiber instrument cluster.