Originally Posted by Dannyringo
Good pic of the Nova you sent...That was my last street rat car, back around 1978/79....That car got down....Mine was red...Also built a Dodge 440 with rock crusher 4 speed and 411 gears...Gobs of tq and the most wild car I ever drove....My first car was a 1967 Camaro with 327 350 hp 4 speed and 373 gears....Last motor I built was a 400 sbc with 5.7 rods and phase 2 chevy cam with 750 cfm carb....Bone breaker but not the tq of the 440! It would pull the wheels off the ground in 2nd gear and keep spinning the tires in 3rd gear...That was the scariest car I ever drove!
Whoa yeah those sound like some wild machines back in the day. I had a 400 sbc I was gonna buy 4 panther. But started thinkin like what am I gonna do with 400ft lbs of torque and 6.6l'z of motoe drinkin gas like a thirsty camel in the desert. So I decided 2 just rebuild this lil 2brl 307. 4 gas purposes and reliablity purposes. Tires in the air in 2nd gear is somethin 2 think of. (In amazement). But again thank yu and firebird 88 4 y'all insights y'all deff gave me some motivation 4 panther. Thanks yall