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Old 03-08-2013, 04:58 AM   #131
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Effing sweet! That is the best body style they ever made, and my favorite color!

Anyone ever see the focus terminator? A company called ATI stuffed a supercharged 4.6 cobra drivetrain into that shoebox! I know, its kinda sacrilege, but its kinda got its own cool to it.
sounds like something Jay Leno would have had built! or Tim Allen!

the second generation F-Bodies were my favorite. the 67-69 were my second favorites. wasn't really a big fan of the 3rd and 4th generations. too new.
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What kind of chevy?
283 ,327 , 396 , 427 , 409 .350 Etc..

Nova , Belaire , 69 Z-28 , three Chevelles ,66 , 67 , 69 , (Corvar Monza spider Super charged 6 cylinder , ugly but fun) .

The only car that got me in trouble was my 1967 SS.510-HP , Hooker headers , Sifton, cam, .500+ , Dual Quad set-up , Manly head work , Hurst Mmm I think T-10
4 speed..? Long time ago.?
Mickey Thomson 10 1/2" foot-print and was the prettiest car I ever owned.
Black in-side with an Aqua color exterior , (SIGH)..
That's in a nut shell.
PS: -the 67 , Venola 11:1 pistons , stock 396 cu. in. 375 HP and when I was done 510 + - HP.!
PS: -also had a 63 Impala with a straight 6 that was a freak. Bought that car of a guy in North Carolina and that car , TWO speed Auto tranny was done right crazy..! Guy was a machanic and i have no idea what he did , but that car was a runner..? <-->
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two more semi-muscle cars i owned in the past. both were somewhat obscure then and one is very rare today.

the first was a 1975 Laguna S-3 based of the Chevelle body. last Chevrolet passenger vehicle even offered with a 454 big block. the Laguna body was used for NASCAR racing and they were still using them into about 1977 or 1978.

mine had the silver and black stripes and rally rims like this one. mine had a 350 SB and TH350 transmission. console, Astro bucket seats, full gauges including a tachometer, P/S, P/B, A/C and other goodies. loved the car, but i traded in on my first new truck in 1988. this one of the few i wish i had back.

second one is a 1977 Pontiac Can Am. based off the Lemans body and platform with many Grand Prix interior parts. only came in Cameo white with either tan, black, red or white interiors. mine had the red interior. only made that one year. production was around 1377 but this is not been confirmed for fact. mine had a Pontiac 400 in it with a TH350 trans. very cool looking car. another one now i wished i had back due to the low surviving numbers of them. i sold mine to fund a big block Monte Carlo project i had going on at the time. the Can Am is defenately worth way more than the Monte Carlo ever was!
You had a can am? Holy crap I've only seen them in car magazines. That look grows on you as time goes.
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You had a can am? Holy crap I've only seen them in car magazines. That look grows on you as time goes.
sadly, yes i did many years ago. they came out when i was in high school. i got mine in the early 80's. sad part is, hindsight is 20/20! if i knew then, what i know now, i would have kept it. they were really cool cars then, and IMO even cooler now. think of how i feel when i see one in a magazine now!
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How many different blocks were cast for the pontiac 301, 350, 389, 400, 401, 428, 455?....

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sadly, yes i did many years ago. they came out when i was in high school. i got mine in the early 80's. sad part is, hindsight is 20/20! if i knew then, what i know now, i would have kept it. they were really cool cars then, and IMO even cooler now. think of how i feel when i see one in a magazine now!
Agree I like that body style.
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How many different blocks were cast for the pontiac 301, 350, 389, 400, 401, 428, 455?....
well the 301 was it's own block because it had a lower deck height than the other Pontiac blocks. the 350 and 400 shared the same casting IIRC but different bores and the same stroke. the 350 ended up replacing the 326. the 389 became the 400. the 421, 428 and the 455 were based on the same block design and all were larger jounaled engines than the 389, 350 and 400 blocks.
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well the 301 was it's own block because it had a lower deck height than the other Pontiac blocks. the 350 and 400 shared the same casting IIRC but different bores and the same stroke. the 350 ended up replacing the 326. the 389 became the 400. the 421, 428 and the 455 were based on the same block design and all were larger jounaled engines than the 389, 350 and 400 blocks.
They basically were all variations of s one motor. Different in bore stroke etc. pontiac never really had a small block big block paradigm
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How many different blocks were cast for the pontiac 301, 350, 389, 400, 401, 428, 455?....
Some where in that mix was a 326 , Lemans , had one , sweet..!
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They basically were all variations of s one motor. Different in bore stroke etc. pontiac never really had a small block big block paradigm
yes and no! the 301 could be considered in a sense a small block. it did have a shorter deck height than the other blocks. some thought the smaller cubic inch versions were the small blocks. not true. the smaller cubic inch engines shared pretty much the same external dimensions as the larger bore versions did.

now the 421, 428 and 455 did have a larger journal than the other blocks, but externally they were pretty much the same engines.
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