what old combo's really worked well together?
not neccarily factory combo's/ my first example is the "cop 360" ( but in a 4dr dart) 9:1 308 heads(1.88/160 valves), LD340 factory intake, tuned holley 600 carb, 6.123" long rods, 275hp factory mopar cam .430/.444" lift , factory adjustable shaft rockers system, add a 4 speed with a lightened flywheel. with a 4 dr dart and 3.23 gears. it booked, and laid rubber everywhere. even with 6 people in the car. that factory purple shaft cam and 9:1 compression sounds classic muscle car through a pair of 2 1/4" walker mufflers. factory vacuum advanced HEI for ignition got 18 mgp's
the nova had a chevy 350", had the complete performer package .420/.440" cam , performer 750 carb/intake, hooker headers, with a 4 speed and 3.08 gears. mild ported/matched camel hump heads(1.95/1.50) set up for a performer cam around 9:1 compression. GM HEI with vacuum advance. 2 2 1/2" dynomax mufflers sounded classic as a drive in. that grocery getter could downshift to passing gear with a ton of wheel spin! got 15-16 mpg'
doesnt count but---
85-93 mustang 5.0 5 spd. my 89 302" 5.0GT example had the stock roller roller cam , FI with heads matched for it, performance air cleaner 3.08(3.42) gearing. flowmaster craze hit so i had 2 1/2 " 50's on it. sounded tuff. car drove like perfection. FI was well engineered, grabbing 2nd gear. then making it to 5th gear was really hauling. it was a new expirience. got 18 mpg's with OD.
what other vehicles do feel drive like perfection? in all speeds and conditions.