Originally Posted by Ibwar15
I have yet to see anyone say hemi cuda, GTX, Malibu. I'm sure there are a few others.
I got them, all but the Malibu....I just referred to the hemi as a cuda.
Any of those cuda's were muscle.
I owned a few muscle cars in my day. Owned a 68 Z-2b, pulled the 302 and dropped a 350 LT-1 in that I got from Berger Chevy in Grand Rapids Mich. Added a couple of those angle plug heads, an offenhauser dual port alum. hi-rise, a 650 spread bore carb, a hi lift/duration cam with new (then) anti pump lifters, threw in a muncie m-22 and in the rear went back and forth between 4.10's, 4.88's, and even 5.36's. Had N-60's for meat, car was pretty quick. Also had 1 5/8" Hookers headers on it. I was one of those street racers. Made lots of cash, never lost. Then I got a tame 72 Nova SS that I ended up putting the 302 in. It was fun to drive. I ended up putting the 302 back in the Z, and the 350 into the Nova. Got caught speeding by the Mich St police going over 150.......and got off with a ticket for going 10 over. Had to slow down so the State cruiser (fastest in the state) could catch up. First thing the officer said when he pulled me over was 'Pop that hood, I wanna see what you got under it.' I said, 'Its just little small block.' He let me off because if anyone found out a sbc had smoked their big 440 they would have been a laughing stock....lol, so he told me
Later I bought a 71 Z-28, threw in a 4 bolt main 350 bored out to 355, ran a weiand hi rise, a 780 dbl pumper (Ran an electric fuel pump too), 11:1's, Brodix alum heads, solid lifters, a 4-7 comp cam with hi lift and duration and a Dr. Gas x pipe exhaust bolted to a set of 1 3/4" ceramic coated Hooker headers. With that I got more hp running an exhaust without running open headers Built it with a tight quench which allowed me to run pump premium gas and it still rear wheel dyno'd at 515 hp. Ran low 11's and nearly got into 'Pinks' when it ran at Milan Michigan. Just didn't get my registration in on time....lol
Loved the smell of nitro in the air......