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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Cool Chevelle there Rich, but.....does it do DSD ? I want to know man.

    Always liked that body style. Detroit could sure make 'em back then.
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    It had a nice stereo system in it. Eventually you couldn't hear it unless the motor was shut off though. It actually had working AC too but a real 13-1 compression ratio meant you couldn't use it in traffic.

    The '70 was my fav with the twin headlights and rectangular tail lights. The extra length in '70 added a couple hundred pounds to the Chevelle.

    The A-body with polyurethane bushings all around with radial tries rode and handled very nice too. Aftermarket offered custom control arms. It was a nice cruiser before the drag conversions and I had a lot of fun on the expressways with it.

    Remember the old bias ply tires? I broke the beads off the rims on the rear tires of my hopped up '68 428CJ 4 speed Mustang taking my then future brother-in-law for a ride. Good thing it happened hitting second gear. Cars is what put the wife and I together. Went to see some parts her brother was selling and that was it.
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    Ha....the old bias ply tires ? Hell man, they were more common than we care to admit. Overgrown bicycle tires I called them. You felt the corner of your car take a massive dip going around corners with those puppies. You and I both wish we still had cars from our youth, we'd be rolling in the dough. I've seen Chevelles going for upwards of 50k, original 396's in them and all numbers matching. That 428 CJ would fetch a good piece of cake today too.

    Man, those were the hey days of American muscle. We have some muscle today, but not the designs, the looks. Even family cars back then had some muscle to them. As Archie Bunker used to say, "Those were the days".

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    What size wheels are those? That concave look makes it look pretty darn good. Nice car bro, hope you enjoyed ya track time.
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    This was my dads car that I ran for the last three years that we had it. 1968 Chevelle SS. 454 stroked to a 496. 562hp@7000rpm and 712lbftof torque @ 3400rpm. 6.20's in the 1/8th and 9.80's in the 1/4.





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    My buddys Nova. He let me make a pass in it and it went a 5.95 @ 114 mph in the 1/8th. Fun stuff.



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    (snide comment of the day for giggles)....

    But you still had to buy gas for your car.....

    I wanna see Lasereath's leaf on the track..... .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post
    (snide comment of the day for giggles)....

    But you still had to buy gas for your car.....

    I wanna see Lasereath's leaf on the track..... .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherardp View Post
    What size wheels are those? That concave look makes it look pretty darn good. Nice car bro, hope you enjoyed ya track time.
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    Here's my buddy's car, that he took to the track..

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    What was your mph? Btw welcome to your next rabbit hole/addiction;)

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    That 68 Chevelle was like the one I had, nice car bro. Everyone I knew who had one was turning them into a race machine....except me. Thing was back then, you could work on a car yourself with some basic tools. Today you need to wear many hats to work on a car. Many good times and a ton of beer downed working on those cars, chewing the fat. Today we chew the fat over cell phones, times change I guess.

    I also had a 67 Camaro....for about 6 hours. Didn't even transfer the title yet and let a friend drive it who totaled it in 10 minutes. Lesson learned the hard way.....which is usually how we learn huh ? Others....69 Buick GS, one of my personal favorites with a 455 and turbo 400 tranny. Rode like a Caddy and performed like a GTO. 68 Grand Prix SJ....another nice ride. Had Challengers, Roadrunners, Catalina's, Bonneville's,Riviera's....boat tail, Nova's, Delmont 88's....prior to the Delta 88's, Impala's, Cordoba's....piece of junk btw, Vega's....more junk. My last American made cars were a Pontiac Grand Am and a Caddy coup and that was back in the early 90's. After the headaches of those 2 cars I went foreign and never looked back. Detroit lost me after the early 70's. The next 20 years I tried to like what they put out but just couldn't wrap my brain around the drab styling they were putting out and the reliability issues. Around the late 80's I tried Honda, the Prelude and civics specifically and was sold. Did nothing but regular oil changes, tires, brakes, and lasted 200+ thousand miles. Still ran fine too when I sold them. Today a Honda and a Lexus sit in the garage and have no intention of ever going American again, unless an old muscle car falls in my lap .
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    We had that chevelle for 25 years. Had we known then what we know now. We never would have turned it into a drag car. And restored it... It was a numbers matching super sport with the original 396 and hurst 4 speed in it when my dad bought it. All original. Every piece. And we cut it up and changed every thing. Talk about decreasing the value. Lol.
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