Have l mentioned that I’m a certified CAR NUT BALL? Oh I guess I have, except for the certified part. Over the last few months, I’ve talked about my brand-new to me 1978 Chevy Nova and last month I had already changed my mind about it being my daily driver car. We’ll Car Nut Ball me has now decided that the great running but wimpy 140 horsepower 305 V-8 just won’t cut it as a Street/Strip cruiser. So, the car is now powered by a 350 horsepower 355 cubic inch small block V-8. I still drag race as part of the team Wild Horse and Tucson Dragway Summit Racing Series bracket races. The new combo includes a Hughes Performance 3000 stall converter, but I haven’t done anything with the 2.46 rearend gears yet. I’m thinking a 3.50 gear and posi or mini spool will really help at the drags and still be somewhat freeway friendly. My Car Nut Ball part is not a joke, as several people have already expressed their surprise that I still have the Nova. I’ve told them that I realize I’m crazy and that I need to keep something long-term and this little Nova is it. Every one of them said we’ll see??? OUCH!!! Just for the record, I’ve had the ’57 Ford 2 door Ranch Wagon for almost five years and the ’56 Chevy for over 2.5 years.

As a true car guy, It’s exciting to see all of the car-related events that are coming up in just the last few months of 2022. November has the final NASCAR race of the year at Phoenix Raceway where all of the 2022 Champions will be crowned. On Nov. 11-12 literally hundreds and hundreds of amazing trucks will take part in the Dino’s Git Down held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. Nov. 18-20 the Goodguys 25th Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals is at Westworld in Scottsdale. Plus, scores of other fun and exciting events, check out our Coming Events page in the back of the paper.