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« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2013, 04:51:12 PM »

Sounds like aaronz/28 also set the engine up correct 12.5:1 compression ,surely reconditioned the rods , JE pistons ? Heads massaged ?  more hp=more fuel requirements ( lbs/hr)  Is it demanding what the cross rams able to supply maybe/maybe not----looks great, plugs are clean. Quite the sleeper and should pull  some new factory muscle hard over 100 ( per Car Life 1968 , they were good for 136-138 in stock trim if that's saying anything) Pretty good for an old battle horse!  Maybe pick up another set of wheels/tires to put the power down to the pavement. Great package !
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« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2014, 02:13:21 PM »

  The car looks really nice...What kind of headers are on it ?
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« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2014, 07:21:37 PM »

Thanks for the memories. Awesome sound I have not heard with today's technology, unless it is a recording.
And the Camaro looks nice also.
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« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2014, 09:50:50 PM »

I'd love to have heard it full bore..  getting a *double shot* (of his baby's love) .. Smiley  .. from those dual Holleys..  Smiley
It takes a LOT of horsepower and a lot of RPM to justify all that cfm... Smiley

I like his music too.. and he's obviously an afficionada... Smiley
Wanna buy my old Dual 1219 ?  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2014, 01:01:43 PM »

Just a quick response from a newby ..............I would have to disagree with Johns comments about the performance of Cross Ram manifold. We ran the manifold on our 67 Camaro in the Trans-Am series and although we didn't have a dyno we found the manifold to give us a real power boost probably at least 50 H.P.
Here is a link to my partner Dennis and I putting the finishing touches on our 302 race engine that we ran circa 1969.
By the way the complete set up with carbs cost us around $500 back in the day

http://satman.typepad.com/photos/the_transam_series/oie_jpg.html
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« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2014, 01:50:29 PM »

Just a quick response from a newby ..............I would have to disagree with Johns comments about the performance of Cross Ram manifold. We ran the manifold on our 67 Camaro in the Trans-Am series and although we didn't have a dyno we found the manifold to give us a real power boost probably at least 50 H.P.
Here is a link to my partner Dennis and I putting the finishing touches on our 302 race engine that we ran circa 1969.
By the way the complete set up with carbs cost us around $500 back in the day

http://satman.typepad.com/photos/the_transam_series/oie_jpg.html
Those were some great pics. For what it's worth, I WISH my truck and trailer got the 10 mpg you were complaining about in one of them!

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« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2014, 01:54:10 PM »

Never get enough of those old pics--too bad no sound clip of you winding it up on a straight away. Kinda sound that stands the hair on my arms !
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« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2014, 06:16:26 PM »

After 1972 Trans-Am series was winding down so we sold the car to some local stock car racers, in hindsight not one of my sharpest moves................. Probably almost as bad a move was trading the intake manifold for an oil burner, I think they go for around $25,000 today, the manifold that is not the oil burner.
The good news gas was cheap in those days and the other thing that helped was the track supplied us with free Sunoco racing fuel so some of that usually found its way into our Nascar refueling cans for the trip home.

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