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Some guy bought the 640 Mopar out of my buddies Mod pulling truck and stuck it in a Barracuda (?) drag car. Want to say 1800hp.

 

The couple pics I saw looked fun. :D

 

Cool ride TB. Not a big Mopar fan, but that thing should rip. Streetable?

 

 

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1 hour ago, Bandit said:

Some guy bought the 640 Mopar out of my buddies Mod pulling truck and stuck it in a Barracuda (?) drag car. Want to say 1800hp.

 

The couple pics I saw looked fun. :D

 

Cool ride TB. Not a big Mopar fan, but that thing should rip. Streetable?

 

 

yes, should  be able to run to the beer store and back as needed.

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1 hour ago, Bandit said:

Super Stock scoop, right? 

 

Even being a GM guy I feel bad on asking Belvidere. :D 

It is the correct SS hood scoop for 66-67 b-body's and it us BELVEDERE no "i" lol 'lite is the up-scale model were as the GTX was the performance car.  

1 hour ago, Bandit said:

Super Stock scoop, right? 

 

Even being a GM guy I feel bad on asking Belvidere. :D 

well since the trim has been deleted it does look more like a 'dere

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442 W30 is lot easier for me to spell. :D

 

Seriously,  my Chally buddy had a 68 X back in the day. 440 auto car. Was nice in 89. It went pretty hard for having 3.23's.

 

Unfortunately we never lined those up. Sold his right when I bought mine. 440 vs 455, both with 3.23's would have been interesting.

 

Did take down a 68 340 Dart with 3.91's though. B)

 

Those things were quick.

 

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9 hours ago, Bandit said:

442 W30 is lot easier for me to spell. :D

 

Seriously,  my Chally buddy had a 68 X back in the day. 440 auto car. Was nice in 89. It went pretty hard for having 3.23's.

 

Unfortunately we never lined those up. Sold his right when I bought mine. 440 vs 455, both with 3.23's would have been interesting.

 

Did take down a 68 340 Dart with 3.91's though. B)

 

Those things were quick.

 

340 cars are over-rated. Those guys think they are giant killers.

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7 hours ago, flyinglizard said:

 The Olds with the tall gears went way too fast.  Seems like the 72 W30 had a 3.7 or so stock  .

 WE had some stupid fast winter cars .Olds Toro  455 would go over 125,  TBird 4 dr 429 would go about the same   while the speedo read about 110.   

The W car had the 3.23's because it was an AC car. 3.42's were standard in non air 442's in 70.

 

And yes, the top end was stupid. As was the front end lift. I quit long before the car did.

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On 1/11/2018 at 6:01 PM, Bandit said:

The W car had the 3.23's because it was an AC car. 3.42's were standard in non air 442's in 70.

 

And yes, the top end was stupid. As was the front end lift. I quit long before the car did.

my last car, 70 440-6 pack Charger would be pulling hard at the stripe 121+mph and would have kept going.

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On 1/11/2018 at 8:05 AM, flyinglizard said:

 The Olds with the tall gears went way too fast.  Seems like the 72 W30 had a 3.7 or so stock  .

 WE had some stupid fast winter cars .Olds Toro  455 would go over 125,  TBird 4 dr 429 would go about the same   while the speedo read about 110.   

My '69 Firebird conv. had 2.56 gears and a 160 mph speedo, had it reading just shy of that several times. Probably an honest 140-145 mph. Had an '82 Cutlass with a Buick 455 that was also in that range, surprised a then-new Volvo T-5 by keeping up with him on a top end charge.

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My dad had a '79 Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am, new. 403 Buick. Speedo went to 140 or 160 (I don't recall). Said he tried to outrun a Kansas Highway Patrolman once, just for the fun of it.  TA topped out bouncing between 115 and 119. Said it took a while, but that big Chrysler 440 finally reeled him in. "A little slow of the line, but there isn't much she won't catch on the top end," the officer said after they got to talking engines.  Got away with just a ticket. Probably go to jail these days, but I'm sure being active duty military and having done a stint with the Highway Patrol in Utah helped a little. Of course, he always talks so highly of the Newports they had, I'm not sure why he thought he could get away in the first place!

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I knew that. Not sure why I have Buick on the brain, other than I desperately want to stuff a 3800 or Rover V8 in something. I know for a fact it was a 403, though. I asked him why he got a slushbox and he said all he wanted was a big block and that was the only option with that motor.

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'69 - '74 had the 160 mph speedometers, 75 - '79 speedo only went to 100 mph, and '80-81 was the 85 mph speedo.

 

Don't tell him now but the 403 was a bored-out little block Olds. :P And if you want to do a Buick, have a look at the 350 if you can find one. I keep one tucked away under the bench just in case.

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1 hour ago, mender said:

'69 - '74 had the 160 mph speedometers, 75 - '79 speedo only went to 100 mph, and '80-81 was the 85 mph speedo.

 

Don't tell him now but the 403 was a bored-out little block Olds. :P And if you want to do a Buick, have a look at the 350 if you can find one. I keep one tucked away under the bench just in case.

Well it was like 80 or 81 when this happened, so I imagine a detail or two have changed or been embellished over time :). Could be he just didn't want a SBC in his TA is all!

 

In researching the 3800 and 215 Buick/Olds I've stumbled across a fair bit of small block Buick history. Pretty neat to see the different approaches each of the divisions took.

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