By The Numbers

1969 NOVA
Ronald Smith, 51
Sykesville, MD
Best e.t.: 8.77 at 153 mph
ENGINE
Type: big-block Chevy
Block: Dart Big M
Oiling: Moroso pump and 8-quart oil pan
Rotating assembly: Callies crank, Manley rods
Cylinder heads: Canfield BMF aluminum heads
by Steve Schmidt
Camshaft: Comp solid roller;
0.822/0.783-inch lift,
285/305 degrees duration at
0.050-inch lift
Valvetrain: Jesel shaft rockers,
Comp pushrods, Manley valves
Induction: Merlin X intake, 1,150-cfm AED carb
Ignition: MSD Pro-Billet distributor
and 7AL-2 control box
Cooling: Afco radiator,
CSR electric water pump,
dual Perma-Cool fans
Fuel system: Aeromotive pump
and regulator, -AN lines
Exhaust: 2 3/8-inch primary to
4-inch collector headers
by Tracy Ogden, Dynomax mufflers
Fasteners: ARP
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission/shifter: Turbo 400 trans; 8-inch
3,800-rpm stall converter,
B&M Pro Bandit shifter
Driveshaft: Inland Empire 3.5-inch aluminum
Rear axle: Ford 9-inch housing by
Tracy Ogden, 4.56 gears,
40-spline Moser axles
CHASSIS
Front suspension: QA1 adjustable shocks,
TRZ tubular control arms
Rear suspension Top Gun four-link, Koni
adjustable shocks, Jerry
Bickel coil springs,
1.25-inch sway bar
Brakes: Strange master cylinder,
Wilwood four-piston calipers
front and rear, stainless lines
WHEELS/TIRES
Wheels: Weld Aluma-Star 15x4.5, 15x15
Tires: Goodyear 26x4.5-15 front runners,
33x16-15 slicks