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Old 07-21-2010, 04:55 PM   #31  
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What option/part is missing from a 1969 Judge GTO that was readily available with a regular GTO?
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I don't know anyone who would consider a Caddy a muscle car. And that is the topic of this thread and all questions.

Yes, the 1971 Caddy 500 CI engine is factory rated at 535 Ft. Ibs of torque but again, it wasn't an engine ever installed in a muscle car.

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The Buick 455. It was rated at 510 Ft. lbs of torque - more than any other muscle car engine and was available in the GS series of mid sized cars which made them muscle cars with the 1970 GSX being the best of them all.
Hey, anything with a 400hp and 550 ft pounds of torque (like the '70 Caddy did) that doesn't have a bed on it or pulling a 56 ft. trailer qulifies as a muscle car to me. Even if it went 0-60 in a day in a half. Basically, if it gets less that 7 miles to the gallon it should qualify.. Just like my Dad's '71 Buick Electra convertable with the 455 stage 1 motor. The same that went into the GSX I believe.. Just weighed about a thousand pounds more.
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Hey, anything with a 400hp and 550 ft pounds of torque (like the '70 Caddy did) that doesn't have a bed on it or pulling a 56 ft. trailer qulifies as a muscle car to me. Even if it went 0-60 in a day in a half. Basically, if it gets less that 7 miles to the gallon it should qualify.. Just like my Dad's '71 Buick Electra convertable with the 455 stage 1 motor. The same that went into the GSX I believe.. Just weighed about a thousand pounds more.
Well - that was the definition of a muscle car. You took the engine from one of your land yachts and stuck it in a mid sized car and PRESTO! Instant muscle car.

That's what John Z Delorean did in 1964. Took the engine out of a Bonneville and stuck it in a Tempest = GTO.
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The trim rings for the styled steel wheels
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In 1965, Chevy introduced their new big block to replace the 409. It was introduced into 2 cars; the L78 396/425HP Corvette and the Z16 396/375HP Malibu/Chevelle SS 396. What was the difference in the motors where the Corvette was rated 50HP more?
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:55 AM   #36  
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In 1965, Chevy introduced their new big block to replace the 409. It was introduced into 2 cars; the L78 396/425HP Corvette and the Z16 396/375HP Malibu/Chevelle SS 396. What was the difference in the motors where the Corvette was rated 50HP more?
The camshaft used.

The L78 used a solid lifter cam (same as the L72) while the Z16 used a milder hydralic cam.

All other components were the same such as 800 cfm Holley carburetor, 11:1 compression, forged pop-top pistons, aluminum high-rise intake manifold, steel crankshaft, rectangular ("square") port closed chamber heads, and four-bolt main caps.
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:06 AM   #37  
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In 1966, Chevy introduced the 427 big block. This was the first time a 427 ci engine was offerred for sale from Chevy.
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:48 AM   #38  
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In 1966, Chevy introduced the 427 big block. This was the first time a 427 ci engine was offerred for sale from Chevy.
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In 1963, Chevy built the Z11 Impala's for drag racing, They used a 427 ci "W" head and were really "stretched out" 409s.
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In 1969, how many different models of the Dodge Charger were available?
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Three

Big year, 1969, for the Charger; second only to 1973 I think . . .
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Big year, 1969, for the Charger; second only to 1973 I think . . .
Actually 5:

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In 1969, what engines were available in the Road Runner?
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In 1969, what engines were available in the Road Runner?
You had the

440 6-pack (badass)
426 Hemi (real bad ass)
and I think the 383 was still the standard engine for some dumb reason..
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440 6-pack (badass)
426 Hemi (real bad ass)
and I think the 383 was still the standard engine for some dumb reason..
Correct!

The 383 was used as the base engine to keep the price below $3000. AFAIK, it was not a normal 383 but a 383 with 440 heads. Anyone confirm that?

The 440 was never offered in the 1969 Road Runner. You needed to buy either a GTX, Coronet R/T or Charger R/T, all came standard with the 440.

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