annihilator1100 at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 10 16:05:33 PDT 2008
Funny, I was just gonna add to this thread this morning, and on a similar car. My Monza hatchback was a 77 or 79, forget which.
Came from the factory with a 5 litre which we swapped out for a Chevy 400, 10:1, big cam, dual Holley 390's, etc... That car rock n rolled.But the new motor was too much, I did no chassis mods whatsoever, even left the 4 bolt tires on it. It wouldn't hook at all, and eventually the rearend went south.
I made more off parting her out than I had invested, tho..
Even with the pathetic 305 2bbl it would do just a few shy of 140 mph, imagine the faces on the guys driving new Vettes when I rolled by them on the flatlands of Montana. Funny as hell they'd be doing about 100 and I would roll up, they proceed to get egotistical and repass me, to which I just floored it.
This was back in the late 80's when a Vette's registration wasn't worth enough to use as A** wipe.
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