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Old 04-07-2006, 10:50 AM   #21
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Hey fed... that stroker should motivate your Camaro pretty well. Great low-end grunt.

I've been blessed/diseased with the car gene. I have a '72 Chevelle with a .030 over 454. 10/11 mpg if I keep my foot out of it...

The wife has a '94 Impala SS. 4200 lbs of attitude.



JPatrick - beautiful Vette you've got.
I'm thinking of going to the dark side (big block) for my next ride...but unsure of what kind om car. I'm thinking early 70's olds 442, mid 80's monte carlo ss, or a 60's/70's vette. Hmmm...

And tw, I love those impala's/caprices. Those are sweet, and you can def make them FAAST
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Re: Who owns a muscle car? I DO!!!
Old 04-07-2006, 11:03 AM   #22
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Muscle truck... 8)
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I'm thinking of going to the dark side (big block) for my next ride...but unsure of what kind om car.* I'm thinking early 70's olds 442, mid 80's monte carlo ss, or a 60's/70's vette.* Hmmm...And tw, I love those impala's/caprices. Those are sweet, and you can def make them FAAST
BBs make great power, but they are heavy and I've had trouble finding parts (original ones anyway).* Anymore, with all the technology, SBs are making big power, especially when using turbos or superchargers.* You can even buy new SBs with BB cubic inches (454 / etc)* I guess it boils down to what you want.* If I had to do it over again, I might pick a different path.* But popping the hood and seeing that BB is worth something too* 8)....

Re the Impy... there are a lot of dudes on the Impala forums running stroker motors.* More and more are experimenting with turbos and superchargers.* Gotta do something to motivate those lead-sleds.
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'62 Chevy Belair was my first car!! 283 2-bbl, three-on-the-tree... 8)
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'62 Chevy Belair was my first car!! 283 2-bbl, three-on-the-tree...* 8)
Aw, man... I absolutely LOVE that bodystyle.* You can wind the guts out of those 283s...

Gimme a '62 bubbletop... and a 4-spd 409...
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While GM quit offering big-block engines in their cars once they downsized in the late 70's, a big-block will fit under the hood of something like an 80's Monte Carlo SS. I'm not sure how much work it would take to make it fit, but I have seen it done!

IIRC, Pontiac never offered a "true" big-block...they just had their basic 389 "medium" block that could be stroked, bored, have the deck raised, etc, but a 326, 350, 389, 400, 421, 428, and 455 are all the same basic block. So are the later 301 and 265 V-8, although those engines were lightened considerably on the inside, and just weren't very sturdy.
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Dude, if you can shoehorn a BB into an Anglia, you can get it into anything...

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Old 04-07-2006, 11:42 AM   #28
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Now that I think of it, I have seen PT Cruisers with 426 Hemis under the hood. And a few years ago, at the Mopar show in Carlisle, PA, someone forced a big block 440 into a little 70's Dodge Colt hardtop!
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See!?!?! Now you're getting there. Of course, don't ask me to do the fab work.

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1971 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL, 6.3. That's a SIX-POINT-THREE liter engine. Rips off from a standing start like you can't believe!! Rumbles like thunder. It's a thing of beauty and a joy to drive.

Alas, we are actually now considering selling it, as it does love expensive fuel and is quite complicated to maintain.
No kidding. I had a '73 SEL that I picked up cheap to fiddle with. When I got busy at work I took it to a little german car repair shop in the SF south bay to do the brakes and while it was in there, I asked the guy to replace the little slide switch for the heater control as the knob had broken off. I had the part in the trunk. He said NO. Too much work to take the dashboard apart and almost impossible to get them back together without breaking them.

Nice when a pro wont take any reasonable amount of money to fix something on a car... :P

But yep...it hauled ass.
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Any comments on Chrysler's Crossfire??

Number 2 Son seems to have his heart set on it
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Sounds like a Forrester XT or similar would fit you better...
trucks, yikes, if i wanted a truck i would have been born str8 and had 3.2 kids. i'd rather the convertible with james bond theme music playing, then i pick up my 10-year old nephew for lunch and hear him say "you're so much cooler than my dad."

here's the last ride (notice the matching muscle bicycle):
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Number 2 Son seems to have his heart set on it
IMHO, UGLY!
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I like about the first 2/3rds of the Crossfire. It looks like a low-slung, slicked-back, sporty version of a 1979 Newport I had. However, it looks like they took that first 2/3rds and mated it to an old AMC Marlin or something.
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i heard in-house they call it the misfire.
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Any comments on Chrysler's Crossfire??

Number 2 Son seems to have his heart set on it

I really like the way it looks.* Slightly used examples seem to be very attractively priced.* I keep looking at them.
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