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Nostalgia race engines

I've been going to a few nostalgia meets, Famosa, Goodguys NW, etc. and was a bit disappointed that while the bodies on the door cars are old style, the running gear(s) certainly aren't!! Just wondering if an older nailhead, Hudson 308 or even a GMC 302-6 could be competitive. I really can't see why not as they run on an index in most classes. Thoughts??
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They would probably run better than they did originally because of the improvements in technology................we know a lot more than we used to about how things work.
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Technology and the engine.

I don't know about nostalgia race motors, but the muscle car guys try to make you believe their cars were faster than they were. When people see my cars, the stories start to fly. Every muscle car ran 10s from the factory. They all went 200 mph. You could spin the rim without the tire spinning. And best of all, they could all pull a wheelie. The truth of the matter lies here. The fastest 50 muscle cars and their time slips.
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Alot of the guys are running modern running gear. I don't get too excited about that, but I do get excited about using the older engines and applying some of today's technology to them.

We've came leaps and bounds in terms of what we know about airflow and what really makes an internal combustion tick

I've seen some modernized Buick Straight 8's that would flat amaze you. I've seen blown flattie diggers run 8's. I've watched 409's click of super gas times with the original carbs and intake. This is what I like the best.

Build your own power and have fun with it. Who cares if you are the fastest. There is only one fastest car in the world anyway.
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here. The fastest 50 muscle cars and their time slips.

Just because someone printed it......does not make it so......

I was a adult, with voting rights and beer drinking rights when MOST of those cars listed as Muscle Cars came out.....so I am not a wantabe........johnny come lately....

It was well known that the car Manufacturers send in "ringers"
Cars that were NOT stock......and represented them as stock. A good many were "driven" by NAME drivers....and tuned up by NAME tuners...

Day in and Day out........most of those cars would NOT turn those times....in the hands of a everyday rodder/racer.

Every little town has the "story" about the fastest car in the valley.....from a 55 Studebaker to a 340 Duster......

The easiest way to make a car REALLY fast.....is to sell it. Then you can talk about how fast IT WAS........

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Just because someone printed it......does not make it so......

I was a adult, with voting rights and beer drinking rights when MOST of those cars listed as Muscle Cars came out.....so I am not a wantabe........johnny come lately....

It was well known that the car Manufacturers send in "ringers"
Cars that were NOT stock......and represented them as stock. A good many were "driven" by NAME drivers....and tuned up by NAME tuners...

Day in and Day out........most of those cars would NOT turn those times....in the hands of a everyday rodder/racer.

Every little town has the "story" about the fastest car in the valley.....from a 55 Studebaker to a 340 Duster......

The easiest way to make a car REALLY fast.....is to sell it. Then you can talk about how fast IT WAS........

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Alot of the guys are running modern running gear. I don't get too excited about that, but I do get excited about using the older engines and applying some of today's technology to them.

We've came leaps and bounds in terms of what we know about airflow and what really makes an internal combustion tick

I've seen some modernized Buick Straight 8's that would flat amaze you. I've seen blown flattie diggers run 8's. I've watched 409's click of super gas times with the original carbs and intake. This is what I like the best.

Build your own power and have fun with it. Who cares if you are the fastest. There is only one fastest car in the world anyway.
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nostalgia engines live

Al37, I checked this year's Bonneville program and found a 1940 356 Buick
8 engine in unblown gas competition coupe. 323 & 324 hudson 8's in unblown
fuel roadster class. These racers run from 150 to over 200 mph. The
dual carb Hudsons were the early power at Daytona, in heavy cars. Ingenuity, a dream, and money is all it takes. Make your own path. Tim
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Ingenuity, a dream, and money is all it takes. Make your own path. Tim
the $$$$ are the hard part!
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