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Discussion in 'Home, Auto, Hobby and Computer Tech' started by ChiefGator, Jan 1, 2019.
damn there some lame azz cars up in dis btch
I stopped at this place in Wrens Ga today that I pass all the time to see what the hell it was all about. It's like American Graffitti, they run 4 or 5 businesses out of the place; work on large diesel trucks and heavy equiptment, domestic auto repairs and god knows what else but they also restore cars and build hot rods. When I went inside and asked what they did, the office manager lady stopped and gave me a tour. Heres a few pictures:
Boy that Chevelle convertible looks to be about a 69-70 model year and probably a 396 powerplant? She'd be a fun ride on a nice, cool sunny day. Cool place, sounds like they do what they want to do and make money at it....Murica at it's finest.
Youre close, it's a 71 and original. It is a 396 with cowl induction. The lady let me lift the hood to take a shot but it's kinda of dark.
Here's a 65 Chevy pickup in process. A lot of the sheetmetal has been replaced, fenders part of the bed. That's an LS1 swap.
They have a Camaro ragtop and a Nova in process. The Nova is being built for the dragstrip. Both of these cars have had extensive metal work, floorboards and fenders and all of the front end stuff replaced. The owner likes old stuff and sells some straight out, others he does for the public. I couldn't get over how friendly all of these people were and real proud of the work they do. When I left they were like come by anytime. That's a 40 Super Delux
1971... the first year that emission controls started killing horsepower...
"In twelve years the earth is going to end." -AOC
Restomod is cool with me. Hard to beat a modern crate LS set up for drivability and ease of owning if you're one who does not enjoys turning wrenches like me. They also make great amounts of useable street power and torque with basic bolt ons. Lots of Bowties and Bald Eagles around that shop.
I think GM was the first to cave if I'm not mistaken....Didn't Mopar and Ford follow suit a year later in 1972?
Yes... 71 for all of GM, then others followed... big drop off in HP for the same cubic inch engines like 350, 396/400 and above. When my Dad was dying, he bought one of these, same body color but with black interior... I was 16 and loved the power and how it twisted the body with torque when you stomped on it... that 455 was fun.
That Gran Sport was a real badass. I had a friend that had a 68 442 that came standard with the 455
Love me some of those old big bodied big blocks...GM had the 396/427/454/455, Mopar had the 383/440/426hemi(although it was pretty rare to see one)and Ford had their 390/428/427/429.....It would be interesting to see cars from that era's performance numbers with today's tire technology...torque for days.
Didn't they also offer that with the 400 small block/4 barrell? Or am I mixing up my GM's?
Yes thats where it got its name. I think in 67 the Goat also came with a 400/4 edit* also the Firebird 400. Just googled it, the 400 came with Ram Air and was publicly rated at 360 but produced much more. Bunches of torque
Horsepower ratings of those days were not always near true total power output. Chrysler rated the 426 Hemi at 425HP/425FT....Most gearheads from those days would tell you they were only off by about 100 or so
Speaking of Mopars, one of my best friends in high school, Wild Bill Hardy, didn't have a pot to piss in, dated a girl that was a lot classier than he was. Her dad bought her a new Roadrunner, 383/4. Other than the little bird decal on the fender the hood vents and the slight rump rump. at first glance it looked like a new 2 door family car. It didn't have any stripes. That car was a frigging screamer.
Plymouth Barracuda with 383 six pack. Plymouth Barracuda - Wikipedia
Or Dodge Challenger with same 383 six pack. Dodge Challenger - Wikipedia
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