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----I wish someone (not me-too old and too far away) would try and dig in to Bob McDorman's 1969 Nova deliveries. I stopped there all the time in late 68 thru 69 as I went to college at Ohio U, and there were always at least 15 to 20 375 Nova's on the front line. I remember seeing L89 one of the times I was there, and thought it was a Nova, but could be wrong as there were a lot of Camaros around as well. Way big sensory overload back then......Bill S
You, the king of all things remembered? I doubt your memory is foggy as you could remember what you had for breakfast on this date in 1970 and more importantly, who you were eating it with.
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:09 PM
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All the owner had was a POP He had a display board in his trunk with a picture of it..... LOL...…. GTO Don was with us that day..... He was looking at the picture of the POP and noticed the address on the POP was right down the street from where he lived..... He had never seen the car...… There's a lot more !!! Enough for now
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There is also the story of where the date coded 074 came from. L89 Novas have a special place in Ken's heart. He built the best L89 clone I have seen. It was better than the other Novas that were represented as real.
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:43 PM
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There is also the story of where the date coded 074 came from. L89 Novas have a special place in Ken's heart. He built the best L89 clone I have seen. It was better than the other Novas that were represented as real.
I agree, Ken's 70 Nova was one of the nicest Novas I've ever seen....been scratching my head ever since he sold that one as to why he'd ever let that one go. All of the cars he's ever built have been spectacular!
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I was there with Ken that day and when the guy said all L89's had the brown cap is when I walked away...
I will say this the car had a awesome black paint job, but 074 heads ??
Gosh, that's already been 10 years ago !
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You, the king of all things remembered? I doubt your memory is foggy as you could remember what you had for breakfast on this date in 1970 and more importantly, who you were eating it with.
----LOL......Whoa! What did I have for breakfast......Bill S
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If I recall, the stamp on the 70 Nova looked really good according to some folks. ( But there are virtually almost undetectable restamps out there) But, Wasn’t part of the issue with the 70 car about GM never making open chamber pistons in 1970 for 074 heads?

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If I recall, the stamp on the 70 Nova looked really good according to some folks. ( But there are virtually almost undetectable restamps out there) But, Wasn’t part of the issue with the 70 car about GM never making open chamber pistons in 1970 for 074 heads?

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I remember years back when one of these claimed L89 70 Novas popped up there was a member here (don't remember the name) that had been a salesman at Scuncio back then, that said he tried multiple times to order aluminum head Novas for 1970, and Chevrolet would not build them.
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:35 PM
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Bob Johnson was the hi po salesman at Scuncio in RI

there was a gofundme to help him out as he was/is having health issues

https://www.gofundme.com/tjkj522w
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