'72 Nova ResurreXion
Blake Foster started out with a shop called Killer Customs where they built almost a dozen high-profile Pro Touring-style cars that made it out to major events like SEMA. They got a name for themselves, and when the opportunity to acquire Speed Tech came up, they pounced. At the time, Speed Tech had a couple of products for first-gen Camaros and some others, but the company was in its infancy. They also bought American Touring Specialties to add to their portfolio. Unfortunately, the parts biz effectively put Killer Customs on hold.

Nevertheless, they would need a test mule to tune their parts, so the Killer Customs car building skills would still come in handy. This '72 X-body named ResurreXion would be the perfect testbed and show car for all the new parts they were developing.

The Nova started out as a Super Chevy project car that was using Speed Tech parts, and Speed Tech bought the project to finish it up. Blake and company built the car more as a racer than a street car, but it still has a comfortable feel with a complete interior, including carpet and headliner. Since they put mini-tubs in, Speed Tech built a fake rear seat that was upholstered to match the front seats-it's a great detail to keep the clean look inside and out.

BY THE NUMBERS
1972 CHEVROLET NOVA
Blake Foster, 42 • Meadows, BC, Canada
ENGINE
Type: GM LS 6.0-liter
Block: six-bolt LQ9 iron
Oiling: factory
Rotating assembly: nodular-iron crank,
powdered rods, cast pistons
Cylinder heads: aluminum
Camshaft: COMP Cams .578-inch lift
Valvetrain: COMP roller rockers with
titanium retainers
Induction: LS2 intake
Ignition: MSD coils
Cooling: PRC radiator with SPAL fans
Fuel system: Aeromotive A1000 pump, inline
filter, billet fuel rails, marine regulator
Exhaust: Speed Tech headers, 3-inch pipes
WHEELS/TIRES
Wheels: 18x9 and 18x12.5
Forgeline Diamond Cut
Tires: 265/35R18 and 335/30R18BFG KDW
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission/shifter: Viper T-56 six-speed,
McLeod short-throw shifter
Driveshaft: Bears 3-inch chromoly
Rear axle: Bears sheetmetal 9-inch with
Strange aluminum center, 3.89 gears,
31-spline axles, and Truetrac posi
CHASSIS
Front suspension: Speed Tech bolt-in front
subframe
Rear suspension: Speed Tech torque arm
Brakes: Baer Pro Plus six-piston 14-inch rotors
BODY/PAINT
Body: work by Speed Tech
Paint: PPG black
WHEELS/TIRES
Wheels: 18x9.5 and 18x1 titanium-coated
center Forgeline WC3
Tires: 275/30R18 Nitto NT05