Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Sep 1998
Location: Mustang, OK USA
Re: When these cars were cheap and plentiful
I was there when it all happened------------and before it happened.
When I was in grade school and Jr-hi, the "hot" cars were still modified flattys (flat head Fords for those newbies), 6cyl Chevys with a split exhaust manifold with Smittys and dual exhaust. And an occasional Olds. Drag strips and drag racing had come to town!!!! EVERYTHING was good. Anyone remember stuff like Art Arfons and the Green Monster, powered by an Allison V12 airplane engine?
When the 55 Chevys with the "power pack" engine (factory 4bl carb and dusl exhaust), Fords with the 292 Y-blocks, Corvettes and T-birds with V8s -------------------THE RULES CHANGED. Later Chevys and Vettes with 2x4 carbs, fuel injection, T-birds with 2x4 carbs, Olds with the J2 engine, 56 Pontiacs with 2x4 carbs, etc, etc, etc. And later 348 Chevys with 3 carbs, 390 Fords with 3 carbs. Then 409s, 427s, HEMIs, BOSS 429s, 454s --------------- and a 4sp and posi in everything!!!!!!!!!!!! Yep, I remember it all just as if it was yesterday. Then the govt and insurance folks got involved and last, the Arab oil embargo of 73 killed it all ----------------- IT WAS OVER!!!!!!!!!!
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