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Posted: 11/18/2012 7:38:21 PM EST
...and buy a GTO!

Get a helmet and a roll bar, and I'll be ready to go!


Link Posted: 11/18/2012 7:57:27 PM EST
I don't know how old you are, but I sure remember when the Pontiacs parked on the street in front of my house still had indians bolted on the hood front-n-center.

Of course, I remember when service station attendants wore hats, and ties, while pumping your gas and cleaning the windshield, right before handing you a free glass for buying $0.75 worth of Esso, too.


Link Posted: 11/18/2012 8:00:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By kaos:
I don't know how old you are, but I sure remember when the Pontiacs parked on the street in front of my house still had indians bolted on the hood front-n-center.

Of course, I remember when service station attendants wore hats, and ties, while pumping your gas and cleaning the windshield, right before handing you a free glass for buying $0.75 worth of Esso, too.




When was the last time you pumped Ethyl?
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 8:27:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By SteelTalon:
Originally Posted By kaos:
I don't know how old you are, but I sure remember when the Pontiacs parked on the street in front of my house still had indians bolted on the hood front-n-center.

Of course, I remember when service station attendants wore hats, and ties, while pumping your gas and cleaning the windshield, right before handing you a free glass for buying $0.75 worth of Esso, too.




When was the last time you pumped Ethyl?
Even Fred thought that was a bad idea.

Link Posted: 11/18/2012 11:44:19 PM EST
I'm thinking a 69-70 Nova with a 396 Stroker in it...

I need a Mad Max V8 to run the highways in after "The Fall".
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 12:13:52 AM EST
Nothing wrong with that. Good luck in your quest.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 12:27:10 AM EST

I've been debating replacing my old '68 Cougar or buying a Mustang fastback lately.

Probably never will though.



Link Posted: 11/19/2012 1:34:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By stickfigure:
I'm thinking a 69-70 Nova with a 396 Stroker in it...

I need a Mad Max V8 to run the highways in after "The Fall".

I was thinking the same engine in a mid '70s camaro



All black of course
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:01:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By Nightdriver:

Originally Posted By stickfigure:
I'm thinking a 69-70 Nova with a 396 Stroker in it...

I need a Mad Max V8 to run the highways in after "The Fall".

I was thinking the same engine in a mid '70s camaro



All black of course


Plain 1970 Novas with zero rust and that are in good shape can be had for less than $10K at the moment.

And the reason why it's such a sleeper is that it only weighs 3000 lbs. 500 less than a Chevelle and 300 less than a Camaro.

Modern 396 small blocks can be stroked to over 550 hp naturally aspirated.

I want mine to look somewhat like this.

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:24:18 AM EST
1970 GTO judge 400 RAIV 4 speed orbit orange . do want!
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:51:06 AM EST
Originally Posted By Nightdriver:

Originally Posted By stickfigure:
I'm thinking a 69-70 Nova with a 396 Stroker in it...

I need a Mad Max V8 to run the highways in after "The Fall".

I was thinking the same engine in a mid '70s camaro



All black of course


1974 Ford Falcon XB with a 351 Windsor
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:56:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 5:56:26 AM EST by Silver_Surfer]
The thing I miss about these cars. They were so easy to work on!
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 3:05:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jahdai42:
Originally Posted By Nightdriver:

Originally Posted By stickfigure:
I'm thinking a 69-70 Nova with a 396 Stroker in it...

I need a Mad Max V8 to run the highways in after "The Fall".

I was thinking the same engine in a mid '70s camaro



All black of course


1974 Ford Falcon XB with a 351 Windsor

Falcon XBs aren't that common here in the states.....


Gotta use what I can find.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 3:06:17 PM EST
'70 Judge is my dream car.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 3:09:43 PM EST
I had a new GTO, miss it now. Sold it when the wife got pregnant. Now the wife is gone, wish I had the car back.

Had a pretty badass setup, 408ci built by LME in Houston, 78mm Precision Turbo, Nasty Performance Stage 3 fuel system, Tuned by LMR in Houston. The car made 800hp on 93 octane pumpgas,,,,,,,,DAMN I MISS THAT CAR!
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 3:14:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By kaos:

Of course, I remember when service station attendants wore hats, and ties, while pumping your gas and cleaning the windshield, right before handing you a free glass for buying $0.75 worth of Esso, too.



HE HATES THESE CANS!!!!
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 11:32:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By Nightdriver:

Originally Posted By Jahdai42:
Originally Posted By Nightdriver:

Originally Posted By stickfigure:
I'm thinking a 69-70 Nova with a 396 Stroker in it...

I need a Mad Max V8 to run the highways in after "The Fall".

I was thinking the same engine in a mid '70s camaro



All black of course


1974 Ford Falcon XB with a 351 Windsor

Falcon XBs aren't that common here in the states.....


Gotta use what I can find.


Yep, I can buy a good condition Nova for less the $10K and 2 parts cars and extra parts for another $5K and still be well under what it would even start to cost to import a Falcon or Monaro.

That and I can get pretty much any rebuild/crate motor I want for $6K to dump in it.

351W was cool for Aussies because that's the one of the best they could get.

That block doesn't even register into my thinking when it comes to engines we have here.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 11:45:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 11:46:27 PM EST by SrBenelli]
I had a '66 Goat.


Would like to say it was a tri-power, 4 speed car, but it was in fact... a 4bbl with a 2 speed powerglide.


Still.....a truely FUN car to drive (when it wasn't too hot to start! ). Damn... I miss her!
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 2:49:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 2:49:57 AM EST by Goldenlight]


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Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:16:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By stickfigure:
Originally Posted By Nightdriver:
Originally Posted By stickfigure:
I'm thinking a 69-70 Nova with a 396 Stroker in it...
I need a Mad Max V8 to run the highways in after "The Fall".

I was thinking the same engine in a mid '70s camaro
All black of course


Plain 1970 Novas with zero rust and that are in good shape can be had for less than $10K at the moment.
And the reason why it's such a sleeper is that it only weighs 3000 lbs. 500 less than a Chevelle and 300 less than a Camaro.
Modern 396 small blocks can be stroked to over 550 hp naturally aspirated.
I want mine to look somewhat like this.

http://image.popularhotrodding.com/f/24566329/0909phr_04_z+1970_chevy_nova+driverside.jpg



Bravo!

That's exactly what I've always thought I would do if I ever have time, money, and a nice garage to put a car together in.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:22:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By motown_steve:
...and buy a GTO!

Get a helmet and a roll bar, and I'll be ready to go!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_FSicQWimU


@1:14
Identical to mine,67 GTO Sport Coupe,48,xxx original miles 30 Factory options.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:32:58 AM EST
Then you better start voting again for candidates that want drilling...
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:13:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By stickfigure:
Originally Posted By Nightdriver:

Originally Posted By stickfigure:
I'm thinking a 69-70 Nova with a 396 Stroker in it...

I need a Mad Max V8 to run the highways in after "The Fall".

I was thinking the same engine in a mid '70s camaro



All black of course


Plain 1970 Novas with zero rust and that are in good shape can be had for less than $10K at the moment.

And the reason why it's such a sleeper is that it only weighs 3000 lbs. 500 less than a Chevelle and 300 less than a Camaro.

Modern 396 small blocks can be stroked to over 550 hp naturally aspirated.

I want mine to look somewhat like this.

http://image.popularhotrodding.com/f/24566329/0909phr_04_z+1970_chevy_nova+driverside.jpg
But the Camaros and Firebirds went around corners more better, and the aftermarket handling kits were pretty good.


Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:02:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By kaos:

Originally Posted By stickfigure:
Originally Posted By Nightdriver:

Originally Posted By stickfigure:
I'm thinking a 69-70 Nova with a 396 Stroker in it...

I need a Mad Max V8 to run the highways in after "The Fall".

I was thinking the same engine in a mid '70s camaro



All black of course


Plain 1970 Novas with zero rust and that are in good shape can be had for less than $10K at the moment.

And the reason why it's such a sleeper is that it only weighs 3000 lbs. 500 less than a Chevelle and 300 less than a Camaro.

Modern 396 small blocks can be stroked to over 550 hp naturally aspirated.

I want mine to look somewhat like this.

http://image.popularhotrodding.com/f/24566329/0909phr_04_z+1970_chevy_nova+driverside.jpg
But the Camaros and Firebirds went around corners more better, and the aftermarket handling kits were pretty good.




Sure there's a little of that, modern suspension has done wonders for both.

More so for the 2+2 body style is that people liken it to a sport's car, not so much the Nova.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:10:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By stickfigure:
Originally Posted By kaos:

Originally Posted By stickfigure:
Originally Posted By Nightdriver:

Originally Posted By stickfigure:
I'm thinking a 69-70 Nova with a 396 Stroker in it...

I need a Mad Max V8 to run the highways in after "The Fall".

I was thinking the same engine in a mid '70s camaro



All black of course


Plain 1970 Novas with zero rust and that are in good shape can be had for less than $10K at the moment.

And the reason why it's such a sleeper is that it only weighs 3000 lbs. 500 less than a Chevelle and 300 less than a Camaro.

Modern 396 small blocks can be stroked to over 550 hp naturally aspirated.

I want mine to look somewhat like this.

http://image.popularhotrodding.com/f/24566329/0909phr_04_z+1970_chevy_nova+driverside.jpg
But the Camaros and Firebirds went around corners more better, and the aftermarket handling kits were pretty good.




Sure there's a little of that, modern suspension has done wonders for both.

More so for the 2+2 body style is that people liken it to a sport's car, not so much the Nova.


Hell yea! IIRC, back in 1993(?), Car Craft magazine took a stock-ish '65 GTO, put modern rubber on her wheels.... and threw the Hotchkis performance catalog at it. They then ran it through the slalom against a then-brand new Corvette ZR-1..................


.........................and the goat spanked it!

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