whoops, hit the wrong key..lol. as i was saying, i was a teen in those years, the 302 sbc made some serious dirt track race cars, sprints and late models. the torque band was perfect for that type of racing, they kicked butt. i heard tales of 375 horse on the dyno, straight from the factory. 290 horse rating from the factory kept the insurance folks from killing you with the high rates, i wonder if they ever caught on? anything over 300 horse was considered a "risk" car, they would clobber you on rates..
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