A mountain motor, a six-speed, and … sacrifice
A great many of us coddle our special cars; that’s a fact. After all, they are exalted and quite likely become members of the immediate family. Some cultures hold that by any estimation nature as a whole brings a certain spirituality to things that might, or might not, have souls. Like our loving pets, we name them, give them identity, and give them permanence. There’s a lot of that consideration in the Nova of Rich and Kim Taylor.
The idea of putting locomotive-like torque in a drag race car is one thing; in a street machine it’s quite another thing. This caused Taylor and the troops to ponder the eventual outcome as well as the immediate effect. They’d have no choice but to build a wall to counter the massive grunt. Although aftermarket chassis makers could supply the new Maginot Line, these independent thinkers decided against that. They would build onto the existing GM subframe and extend the construction into a full perimeter chassis that would yield more than enough rigidity to balance the mountain motor and the emotion it inevitably creates.
“Many of our family and friends are very hands-on, fabricators willing to lend a hand,”
Rich imparted. “A few of my friends built their