'67 Nova Domestic Import
Jason Whitlock grew up in a Ford-only family, but his rebellious tendencies drew him to like everything else. In his early years, Jason's walk to and from school brought him past the same bone-stock Nova that initially had a modest appeal, but which grew through the years.

Jason traveled to Kuwait after high school as a soldier in the army, and after his time was up, he took a job as an engineer for a major oil company. He met his wife, Dalal, also an engineer, and has made Kuwait his home for almost a decade. His only complaint is that there just isn't enough muscle out there. You would think with all the oil, there would be more muscle cars, but it's mostly exotics.

Jason was clicking through the cars listed on eBay and came across this '67 located in Idaho. The location of the car was fairly arbitrary because it would be shipped overseas. He bought the car and had it sent to Jeff Schwartz's shop. Having someone work on your car in Kuwait is a very different experience than here in the States. Picture monkeys banging wrenches against metal, and you'll get the picture. When working on his M3, Jason heard about a shop called G-Force Autoworks, so he decided to check it out. Jason is excited to get the Nova out there and show the guys at the shop what a real muscle car is!

BY THE NUMBERS
1967 NOVA
Jason Whitlock, 38 • Kuwait
Performance: 575 hp, 675 lb-ft of torque
ENGINE
Type: 427ci GM LS7
Block: aluminum
Oiling: LS7 dry sump, Peterson tank
Rotating assembly: Wiseco pistons,
GM forged crank, K1 rods,
9:1 compression
Cylinder heads: CNC ported
Camshaft: Schwartz custom grind
Induction: Schwartz twin turbo
Ignition: GM coil-on-plug
Fuel system: Schwartz harness
Exhaust: Schwartz custom headers
CHASSIS
Front suspension: bolt-in Schwartz
Performance full frame,
QA1 shocks, splined sway bar,
AGR steering, Schwartz spindles
Rear suspension: QA1 shocks
Brakes: Wilwood six-piston with
13-inch rotors (front),
four-piston (rear)
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission/shifter: Tremec T-56 Magnum,
Hurst shifter
Rear axle: Winters 9-inch,
Moser gears, posi
BODY/PAINT
Body: mini-tub
Paint: PPG