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Old 07-28-2005, 06:05 PM   #31
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i have a 71 malibu with about 500 hp no rust new paint and interior and have about 10,000 invested can u do that with any ford??? doubt it!!

um, I built a 600 hp, 700 lb ft of torque, fox body Mustang that ran 11s with 3.0 rear gears AND pulled over 1G laterally. Total cost under $5k.





I love Chevys, and have had many. I'd love to build up an LS1 project. But dont' get so damn closed minded and cocky about your favorites, and spew uneducated bullshit about those that aren't your favorites.

Hell, you've already been asked to prove how you got LS1 heads on an early 350, when they don't match up.

There was a nearly 400 hp street driver Ford 302 in my RX7, and the whole car, including custom paint, autocross/road race suspension and tires, and complete drivetrain cost half your Chevy.





And I'd love to have you tell me exactly how my SVT Contour was a POS due to being a Ford...

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Old 07-28-2005, 06:19 PM   #32
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my favorite car would have to be a 1978 trans am. theres nothing better than a black trans am with a gold firebird on the hood.

yay smokey and the bandit editions! i dont like the nose of those firebirds i prefer my type (70-73) but smokey and the bandit is classic. gotta love those movies
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Old 07-28-2005, 06:23 PM   #33
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um, I built a 600 hp, 700 lb ft of torque, fox body Mustang that ran 11s with 3.0 rear gears AND pulled over 1G laterally. Total cost under $5k.





I love Chevys, and have had many. I'd love to build up an LS1 project. But dont' get so damn closed minded and cocky about your favorites, and spew uneducated bullshit about those that aren't your favorites.

Hell, you've already been asked to prove how you got LS1 heads on an early 350, when they don't match up.

There was a nearly 400 hp street driver Ford 302 in my RX7, and the whole car, including custom paint, autocross/road race suspension and tires, and complete drivetrain cost half your Chevy.





And I'd love to have you tell me exactly how my SVT Contour was a POS due to being a Ford...


nice cars. and also it seems you can get fox body mustangs for cheap too. and with some fiberglass body pannels and some good gears and a engine with roughly 800 hp can run 7.8s. and still cost relativly the same amount as your chevy. it seems like the older fords is where it starts to get more expensive though. and hmm lets see 5.0 vs 5.7. he pumped out more hp in his 5.0 then you did your 5.7 for less money? gee whod a thunk it. please be more open minded and not so much a dick
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Old 07-28-2005, 06:24 PM   #34
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and oh yea chris. i gotta tell you thats the coolest rx7 ever. 5.0 power!!!
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Old 07-28-2005, 07:06 PM   #35
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nice cars. and also it seems you can get fox body mustangs for cheap too. and with some fiberglass body pannels and some good gears and a engine with roughly 800 hp can run 7.8s. and still cost relativly the same amount as your chevy. it seems like the older fords is where it starts to get more expensive though. and hmm lets see 5.0 vs 5.7. he pumped out more hp in his 5.0 then you did your 5.7 for less money? gee whod a thunk it. please be more open minded and not so much a dick

oh, that Fox Mustang didn't have a 5.0, though a lot of people thought it did.

it was a '71 Lincoln 460 (running, for $400), with D port heads ($100 each), hand ported to remove the bump in the midle of the 429/460 exhaust ports that cause teh stock heads to flow a third as much air on the exhaust side (why they did that, I don't know), stock 429SCJ cam setup, Torquer dual plane intake manifold, 10:1 compression pistons, bored .030 over for 466 cid, Holley 850 DP carb, and stock Ford ignition with Mallory supercoil. it'd cost about $1500 to duplicate. Drove around like grandma's car (well if grandma's car had a deep rumble) but stepped out like no one's business.

I'd love to drop the same motor in a Pinto, but spend the extra money for aluminum heads.

The 7, OTOH, did have a nice 5.0 (well, it was actually a '74 302 with a bunch of stuff done to it). Both of them were autocross cars as well as streetable drivers.
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Old 07-29-2005, 12:53 AM   #36
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My favorite car, mmm, its a tie between Supra TT, Skyline GT-R R34, and the Honda S2000. I guess I'm just not into exotics because I know I'll never have one. Though I won't have an R34 skyline either.
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Old 07-29-2005, 03:04 AM   #37
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2nd gen Trans-Ams or 69 Charger
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Old 07-29-2005, 11:53 AM   #38
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69 Charger

57 Chevy or 55 Chevy?
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Old 07-29-2005, 03:57 PM   #39
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Old 07-29-2005, 04:33 PM   #40
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still ugly to my eyes. i never liked the boxy in the front and then the rear window slants kinda weird to me

i think this looks much better (dont be mad for so called advertisement its just a link straight to a picture) 72 firebird
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Old 07-29-2005, 06:23 PM   #41
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THe '68-69 Chargers are my favorite of teh whole charger series. I prefer the split grille of the '69, but the round taillights of the '68. The '70 uses the same basic body, but got a bumper that completely surrounded the grill. I had a '72 charger, myself, which had a more pronounced coke-bottle shape, but was a bit larger and bulkier.
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Old 07-29-2005, 07:38 PM   #42
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I love Chargers, the '69 to me is the best looking but the '68 is close to it. Not a big fan of the '70 cause of that surrounding bumper. Theres nothing wrong with them, their big but most cars from that time were.
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Old 07-29-2005, 07:51 PM   #43
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yea chargers are cool. but i guess my tastes are more into the smaller pony cars. like i said i dont like the lines on the chargers all that much. but there still a nice car. in my opinion the challengers where better looking and better performers. you could get them with the same engines as the charger, but they were smaller, lighter, and imo better looking. and i think it was in 73 that the charger started to look more like novas and chevelles. with that weird rounded back. you know like the cutlasses and chevelles, novas, etc. but like i said im more into the pony cars then their bigger brothers
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Old 07-29-2005, 08:35 PM   #44
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I am into all styles of older cars, big or small, muscle or pony. The Chargers my favorite so of course i'd take that over most others, but i'd love an old Firebird/Trans Am or something like that. When it comes to older cars, i'm like them all (mostly) and would be happy with any of them. I'm wanting to save enough money to atleast buy an old 'clunker' car, the hard part for me would be choosing what i want.
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