I bought my Nova from the guy who built it. When I lifted the body a few months ago I assumed the track rod was meant to be like that, but now that you've raised it, I've been looking at photos on the internet and can see it should be straight! Well, that's just another item to add to my lengthening 'to do' list!
What puzzles me though is why you need to make a depression in the top of the tunnel when building a Nova? Surely the body was designed to sit on the chassis without the need to do this?