The Story

We started planning this build years and years ago. Since we are in the business, and a dealer for most suppliers, I started slowly accumulating parts early on and eventually found a rust free rolling body from California, then the project began!

The game plan was to build a pro-touring, turn your head, Power Tour Nova comfortable enough to drive the long haul!

So we ordered all the parts to make this a true pro-touring car. We added a complete front sub-frame, frame connectors, deep tub kit, and Quadralink rear-end. For the drive-train, we went with an LS3 from Mast Motor Sports, Tremec 5-speed (later we switched to a 6) from American Powertrain. The interior was supplied by PUI.

This was a Father & Son designed-project from the beginning. During the build phase, my son was away at college leaving me, the father, swamped in the business, therefore we selected J&G Customs of Simpsonville, KY for top-to-bottom build.

The name Project 7245 (72 for 5) came from 72 Nova for Joe 5, my son is the 5th I am the 4th in a long line of Joes.

Coincidentally my first car was a 69 Camaro then a 72 Nova, likewise my Son owned an 01 Camaro and will eventually have the 72 Nova, after a few several fun drives by me!

The Early Days

The Body

The Drive-train

Our 1972 Nova is powered by a 531 horsepower Mast Motorsports LS3 “corvette” engine with 477 ft-lbs of torque.

GM Claassics Project 7247 Chevy Nova Engine Ls3

The Paint

The Build

The Finished Product

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  • Ruby Red Pearl Exterior
  • Black Int Trim By Jon Osbourne, PUI
  • V8 – 531 Hp 477 Tq  Ls3 Engine By Mast
  • Heavy Duty Radiator By PRC
  • Elec Fan Drive Equipment By SPAL
  • Dual Exh Equip By Flow Master
  • Headers By Street & Perf
  • Od Transmission–5 Speed By Tremec
  • Special Front & Rear Susp By DSE
  • Deep Tub Kit By DSE
  • Wiper Selecta Speed By DSE
  • Rear Axle – Positraction
  • Rear Axle – 3.73 Ratio  Bolt By Moser
  • Four Wheel Pwr Disc By Baer
  • Wheels 18 X 8, 18 X 11 By Boze
  • Tires Front 245/40r18 Ps2 By Michelin
  • Tires Rear 315/30r18  Ps2 By Michelin
  • Custom Deluxe Frt & Rear Seat Belts
  • Fuel Tank Fi By Rock Valley
  • Dash Gauge Package By Classic Dash
  • Headlight – Halogen By American Autowire
  • Taillight Upgrade – Led By American Autowire
  • Wiring Classic Update American Autowire
  • Tilt Steering By Ididit
  • Steering Wheel By Billet Specialties
  • Heavy Duty Battery By Optima
  • Air Conditioning—By Vintage Air
  • Power Steering Assist
  • Soft Ray Tinted Windows–All
  • Tiger Cage By Air Ride Technologies
  • Instrument Panel Pad
  • Bright Trim By Custom Polishing
  • Radio Am-Fm Cd
  • Engraving By CTM

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