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Old 07-17-2010, 02:30 PM   #1
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Thought I would start a thread for us Car Forum guys to have some fun with.

The idea is to pose a question and see the responses. Once the question has been correctly answered, time for a another question.

So here is the first question:

What muscle car(s), when delivered to the dealer, came with factory installed tubular headers?
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LOL! Not even a guess?

AFAIK, the answer to the question is . . .

1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang. The Tri-Y headers.
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:31 PM   #3
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Let's try another one:

By 1970, how many muscle cars could be had with factory installed 4 wheel disc brakes?
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Wait...my 1985 Mustang GT came from the factory with tubular headers.
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Wait...my 1985 Mustang GT came from the factory with tubular headers.
Muscle Car as in the thread title = 1962 to 1972

Sorry that wasn't specified - now requested to edit thread title and add it.
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LOL! Not even a guess?

AFAIK, the answer to the question is . . .

1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang. The Tri-Y headers.
I was sooo gonna say that... except I didn't because I don't consider Mustangs as muscle cars
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:49 PM   #7
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Let's try another one:

By 1970, how many muscle cars could be had with factory installed 4 wheel disc brakes?
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Two:

The Corvette

The 1969 Z28
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What were the highest rated horsepower engines
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What do you mean by engines?? For every year? Top 3 of the time period? Stock?

I know a few of them for that time:

My 1st guess would be the 69 ZL1 camero had a L88 427 (I think) that was rated at near 475 bhp and wayyy underated as some said more like 550-575bhp.

The 454 LS6 in 1970 was another king and the 70'' LS6 Chevelle is my favorite musle car choice with the Hemi Cuda being a close 2nd. It was rated at 455 horse I think, but like many engines in it's day was grossly underated as well.

And the good ol 426 hemi was around 450ish too I think in 69-70.

But sure there was some stock engines more powerful then those.. But my 3 favs none the less. The Ford 429 would be #4 on my list.
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What do you mean by engines?? For every year? Top 3 of the time period? Stock?

I know a few of them for that time:

My 1st guess would be the 69 ZL1 camero had a L88 427 (I think) that was rated at near 475 bhp and wayyy underated as some said more like 550-575bhp.

The 454 LS6 in 1970 was another king and the 70'' LS6 Chevelle is my favorite musle car choice with the Hemi Cuda being a close 2nd. It was rated at 455 horse I think, but like many engines in it's day was grossly underated as well.

And the good ol 426 hemi was around 450ish too I think in 69-70.

But sure there was some stock engines more powerful then those.. But my 3 favs none the less. The Ford 429 would be #4 on my list.
The correct answer would be . . .

The 1970 Chevelle LS6. It was factory rated at 450 HP.

Another answer that could also be correct (sorta) would be the 1966 427 high performance Corvette. Some of them came with a 450 HP decal on the air cleaner though the factory specs rate it as 425 HP.

Both the ZL1 and L88 were rated at 430 HP. The 427 HiPo 3x2 was rated at 435 HP The 426 Hemi was rated at 425. So was the 1966 Ford 427 dual quad super stock motor. The Boss 429 was rated at 375 HP.

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What was the highest compression used in a factory built high performance engine? (one that was installed in a vehicle)

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What was the highest compression used in a factory built high performance engine? (one that was installed in a vehicle)
The 1962 Dodge Max Wedge 413 (420HP) and the 1963 Max Wedge 426 (425 HP). Both used a compression ratio of 13.5 to 1.

The ZL1 and L88 427s used 12.5 to 1
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What was unique about the 1969 Hurst Olds 442 over all other 442s (of that year) - besides color/trim and the hood?

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Twin stick shift?
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The uniqueness of the 1969 Hurst Olds 442 is that is was the only 442 to receive the 455. All other 442s that year still had the 400.
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