1965 Chevy II Nova AWB/AFX Straight Axle Gasser

Price: US $31,900.00 Item location: Canton, Ohio, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Nova
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: 2Dr Chevy II Sedan
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 100
  • VIN: 113115N129196
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 454 +0.30
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1965 Chevrolet Nova 2Dr Chevy II Sedan




White Noise 1965 Chevy II
This car is as period correct as it possibly can be, built the way straight axle AFX gassers were built at the height of their popularity in the 60s, right down to the drilled out frame and doors for lighter weight.
The car is very well known throughout the Midwest and you may have seen it raced at the Meltdown Drags in Byron, IL. It also made the cover and feature spread article in the Gears and Gals magazine featuring the Meltdown Drags in 2013. A copy of the magazine in perfect condition is included.
The car is painted in white primer sealer and has dark blue candy stripes with its name White Noise and lettering hand painted by the legendary, Ted Turner, who does all the top fuel driver helmets.
This car needs nothing. Fires right up. It is a one of a kind turnkey, drag race ready straight axle AWB/AFX vintage built gasser needing only a new owner/driver, fine-tuned to your racing specifications.
Ownership History:
The car originally came from Alabama with Alabama plates. What started out as a shell found in a field for $800 was transformed into a period correct straight axle AWB/AFX gasser professionally built by Kip Hansberry in Beloit, WI in 2011. The original setup was a 454/30 over BBC with an Edelbrock dual quad intake and 2 600 CFM Edelbrock carbs.
The second owner from Blue Springs, MO purchased the car from Kip in September 2012 and replaced the Edelbrock set-up with a Hilborn FI stack intake mated to a MegaSquirt DYI EFI unit. While the Hilborn stacks created a nostalgic look, it was not set-up properly as the Hilborn rectangular ports did not match up to the oval head ports, causing the engine to overload with fuel and run too rich.
The current owner, Mark Capuano, of Canton, OH acquired the car on trade for a 56 Ford Fairlane gasser in March 2017 from JJ Armstrong, owner of Cali-Motors in Fort Myers, FL and replaced the original 454 with a new, professionally built balanced and blueprinted 454/30 over BBC with the correct heads from Summit Racing to properly retrofit the existing Hilborn FI system that is now mated to a high-end Holley EFI HP ECU. The current setup produced 542hp and 509Lbf on the Dyno at 5,600 RPM. Converting the car back to a dual 4-barrel carb set-up was considered, but the Hilborn EFI set-up was preferred to retain the nostalgic look. While the car was not Dyno-tested at the rear wheels, it is estimated to produce 460hp+ to the rear axle. The engine was built by legendary engine builder, Chuck Wright of Pro Car Associates in Akron, Ohio where installation was completed on 2/21/2018 at a total cost of $13,325.00. The engine was fully broken in on the Dyno and, since it was installed, the car has never been raced and in fact has only been taken out a handful of times to local car shows where it is always a big hit and draws a huge crowd.
Build Details:
  • 1965 Chevy II Nova sedan with correct door VIN numbered plate and matching title
  • O.E. radio delete plate
  • O.E. back-up light delete plate
  • No heater, no wipers, no horn
  • Painless 14-circuit with new universal MPFI main harness, lots of unused circuits
  • MSD digital 6AL ignition w/rev limiter
  • Holley EFI HP ECU, programable
  • New v-8 injector harness and main power harness
  • Aeromotive fuel pump and regulator
  • Headlights, taillights, brake lights and turn signals all work
  • No weather strip, no door panels, no headliner, no carpeting
  • Thunderbolt A100 lightweight seats with 5-point harness
  • 6-point roll cage
  • Vintage Moon-foot gas pedal
  • Vintage blue metal flake steering wheel
  • Vintage blue metal flake racing helmet
  • Vintage Stewart-Warner gauges
  • Working speedometer, not calibrated
  • Reproduction Sun half sweep tach
  • Fiberglass lift off hood with pins
  • Altered Wheel Base (AWB) AFX
  • Rear axle moved ahead 8" - sheet metal moved 9"
  • Front axle moved ahead 4"
  • Removable 14-bolt front frame made out of 2x4x125 tube and 1.75x134 wall round tube
  • Oversized aluminum radiator
  • Custom fender well headers, 2" primary, 3.5" collectors
  • Speedway front axle and disc brakes with Line LOC
  • Moog Steering Dampner for stability - no "death wobble"
  • Vega steering box
  • TH400 TCI Transmission, reverse manual valve body w/new 10" GM 3500 stall TH400 30sp non L/U torque converter
  • Transmission flushed, new pan gasket, speedo seal, rear seal
  • 1957 Ford 9" with 3.89 gears and Full Spool Strange 31 Spline Axles with late model truck housing ends and center section - flushed and resealed
  • All new leaf spring bushings and rear lug nut studs
  • Heavy duty drive shaft with loop
  • New front 185/70HR15x4.5 Vredestein Sprint Classic radial tires mounted on vintage 6.40/15" Torque Thrust wheels
  • New rear 29/10/15 Piecrust Cheater Slicks from Coker Tire, not retreads, never raced
  • Original glass with working roll-up windows and new windshield
  • New, big truck battery in trunk with shutoff switch
  • Vintage 14-gallon Moon fuel tank in trunk
Engine Build Details:
  • GM Mark IV 454 + .030 BBC long block, 2-bolt main, milled Hilborn intake manifold
  • TRW forged pistons - 10:1+ compression
  • Summit Racing cast iron rectangular heads, including springs #152125
  • Seal Power Moly Rings
  • Competition Hydrolic Cam
  • Hydrolic roller lifers
  • Dur-Bond cam bearings
  • Clevite rods & main bearings
  • ARP head bolts
  • GM 4.000 stroke crankshaft
  • 3/8 Trend push rods
  • Custom rockers and studs
  • Felpro gaskets
  • OEM Balancer
  • SFI Auto flex plate/flywheel
  • Auto Lite plugs and wires
  • Canton 7-quart oil pan
  • Dual Sync BBC Distributor
  • Aluminum water pump
  • New mini-starter
  • OEM Alternator
Engine Machine Work & Assembly:
  • Block bored, honed and decked by Uni-Bore, MI
  • Line Honed by Diamond Racing Engines
  • Crankshaft Mag. and balanced by Moldex, MI
  • Engine assembly and dyno run completed by Chuck Wright
  • Final engine installation by Pro Car Associates, Akron, OH
I covered as much detail as I can document here, but I have tons more pics and will answer any questions. I have every receipt and documentation for the engine build and all the new parts and work done to the car since I've owned it over the past 3 years.
I have video of the engine on the Dyno. Message if interested with your cell # for a text. Also, many more pictures.

The car runs great on 93 pump gas, although will probably run as well, if not better on race fuel. It is Ohio titled, with historical plates, insured and street legal with working lights, blinkers, brake lights and tail lights, albeit without wipers. The headers have removable baffle inserts to quiet it down to an acceptable level for the street. The 3500 stall converter and full spool spline rear make it a bit quirky around corners, but the 3.89 gears make it cruise worthy on the street once you get through the gears. Can cruise easily to local car shows. I do not have previous time slips or mph details from when the car was raced by the original owner. Was told the car weighs approximately 2,650 pounds although I never had the car on the dyno so I can't vouch for the actual weight. Also, I was told that the original engine with the dual carb set-up produced 485hp. This new engine produces 542hp and is fuel injected. It's fresh and professionally built by master engine builder and retired GM engineer, Chuck Wright, who is old enough to have worked under Zora Arkus-Duntov at GM in Detroit, who is also referred to as the father of the Corvette and himself was was a professional race driver. Anyway, point being, a Chuck Wright GM engine is one of the best power plants money can buy. This car is no joke, it's the real deal. It's not a show car by any means, but it is super clean, rust free and presents itself exactly as it should, raw, loud racing muscle from the 60s.
This is not a fire sale. I'm not hurting or in need of the money. I'm a 62 year old muscle car junky close to retirement and I will never race this car, but it should be and I have way too many cars as it is to barely exercise it, let alone race it! If you're looking for a car that is turnkey to take to show off at a local cruise-in, or to the drag strip, or a nostalgic gasser drag event, then this is the car for you!

Unless you're a builder, you can't get this car built for less than my BIN price

I will email a purchase agreement and copy of the title to the wining bidder upon receipt of a $500 Paypal deposit within 48 hours. I expect payment in full via cash in person, or bank to bank wire transfer within 7 days of the end of auction.