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Few '50s customs had much to show off under the hood, so even this mild powerplant shines a little brighter than the mills in many sleds from the early days. The Chevy 350 small-block was finished when Gary bought the car, and features a 600-cfm Edelbrock Performer manifold on a Holley Street Dominator intake. The Turbo 350 automatic is connected to the Chevy Nova rearend by a driveshaft from Kevin's Prop Shop in Antioch. The stock radiator was rebuilt by Beko Radiator in Concord, California.