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At Friends shop just in 1967 Z-28 Matching #'s
#11
Very cool car. Thanks for posting David.

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

- Jason


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#12
David, it is beyond amazing that a 50+-year-old performance vehicle such as that Z-28 still has the original powertrain. Thanks to a nearby base there were quite a few of those type vehicles around. I was still going to school and working part-time at a service station pumping gas and working on cars in the service bays. ( remember those)!?  So looking at pictures of them in Hot Rod magazine is all I could afford.
Most of those cars had some hellacious rear gears  (Drag Pack Boss 302  Mustangs were 3.91 and 4.30, standard was a 3.50) so just normal cruising kept those small blocks turning pretty tight.  Also, keep in mind that during that time big block monsters roamed and ruled the land. I know of a few Z's and Bosses that were on the hook and at the dealer Monday mornings with new ventilation holes in the block.
A friend of mine has a 67 R code Fairlane (427 with two 4bl carbs) that has no street manners at all. It is almost impossible to drive on the street normally unless your foot is planted on the floor. I'm sure the small blocks would be equally tough with dual carbs on the street. But.....Just that one time at WOT and going through the gears would probably be worth the ticket.

@Vinnie, The expression David used, "Can't Fall Out of a Tree" is something  I have heard plus a few others that can't be repeated here. Normally used after someone has spent huge sums of money on an engine build that sounds like an all-out racecar but doesn't have the power to get out of the way of Mom's station wagon. Or a Euro S**T Box, an expression I learned from Fabrice! So the expression "Couldn't fall out of a tree or couldn't fall off A Cliff" is just a weak running car considering the money that was spent on the engine!   Smile

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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#13
(02-14-2020, 05:04 PM)secluff Wrote: @Vinnie, The expression David used, "Can't Fall Out of a Tree" is something  I have heard plus a few others that can't be repeated here. Normally used after someone has spent huge sums of money on an engine build that sounds like an all-out racecar but doesn't have the power to get out of the way of Mom's station wagon. Or a Euro S**T Box, an expression I learned from Fabrice! So the expression "Couldn't fall out of a tree or couldn't fall off A Cliff" is just a weak running car considering the money that was spent on the engine!   Smile

You shouldn't believe everything @Fabrice says ;-)
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(02-17-2020, 06:17 AM)Vinnie Wrote: You shouldn't believe everything @Fabrice says ;-)
@Vinnie, @secluff is a smart man, he knows a European guy owning exclusively US Ford V8 powered cars for more than 3 decades can be trusted for his true and pure opinion regarding the S**T boxes we have around here!

You my friend, as an Opel owner, you have lost that ability! [Image: lollerz.gif]

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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(02-17-2020, 01:30 PM)Fabrice Wrote:
(02-17-2020, 06:17 AM)Vinnie Wrote: You shouldn't believe everything @Fabrice says ;-)
@Vinnie, @secluff is a smart man, he knows a European guy owning exclusively US Ford V8 powered cars for more than 3 decades can be trusted for his true and pure opinion regarding the S**T boxes we have around here!

You my friend, as an Opel owner, you have lost that ability! [Image: lollerz.gif]

You call it "ability", I'd call it "tunnel vision" ;-)
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#16
runninpony 
You guys crack me up!

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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#17
I was at Clay's shop today. When I came in he had just finished changing jets and had done some changes to the 2- 4 setup. I helped him put back on and had one heck of a time getting fuel lines not to leak. There was like a washer in one of the connections that neither of had ever seen. It would not seal without it. Crimps looked good and seats but would not seal. 
After we got sealed and cranked I did not think the engine sounded that mean with chambered exhaust with no mufflers. 
He went and got the 105 octane leaded gas and got in the car. I will at least pull into the garage without killing. Has to have lots of rpm to not die. I will try to post a video of the car running then I will delete the post. Not impressed by the Z-28 at all. BTW the 105 octane leaded fuel is $9.39 a gallon.


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