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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-20-2002 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is the fastest production small block in a Mustang, 65-73?

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posted 02-20-2002 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony   Click Here to Email 70 Pony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The BOSS 351....1971 or '72...forgot the year.

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posted 02-20-2002 01:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have to also vote for the '71 Boss 351.

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posted 02-20-2002 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1trickpony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hehe
well fastest..'69 Boss 302 but quickest may very well be the '71 Boss 351.

just a biased guess on my part though


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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-20-2002 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Correct! As reported in the 1/71 Motor Trend:
[email protected] with a 330 hp 351, 4 speed, and 3.91

It also held the honors as the fastest of ALL the small block performance cars for quite a while, too!

Not bad for a 'whale' huh?

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posted 02-20-2002 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quickest time I know of for the '69 Boss 302 was [email protected] in the 6/69 Car+Driver.

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posted 02-20-2002 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1970 Boss 302. Car Craft Magazine June 1970 12.56 @111 mph. Shoot out with Z-28. Both cars were production but with some mild bolt ons. Slicks were installed at the track. The Mustang won by the way.

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posted 02-20-2002 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FloJoe   Click Here to Email FloJoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What was the fastest muscle car ever built between 54'-71'????

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posted 02-20-2002 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
66 427 Shelby Cobra. 12.20 @ 118 MPH

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I remember an old Hot Rod article that had a shootout between the 427 Cobra and their pick.. the 70 SS-454 Chevelle. I remember it being very close with the Chevelle having a better 1/4 time but the Cobra was better overall. I was wondering where the Hemi Cuda was at in that shootout meself....

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posted 02-20-2002 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The figures I quoted were from 1966. Muscle Car Review Magazine has them published.

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quote:
Originally posted by 1trickpony:
I remember an old Hot Rod article that had a shootout between the 427 Cobra and their pick.. the 70 SS-454 Chevelle. I remember it being very close with the Chevelle having a better 1/4 time but the Cobra was better overall. I was wondering where the Hemi Cuda was at in that shootout meself....

1trickpony: I think you are refering to a CarCraft issue from around 1979. The staff had originally had a 427 Cobra, but the clutch went out before the 1/4 mile test. So they got a 289 Cobra that blew the big-block Chevelle away. They summarized that the Cobra took advantage of less weight (about half) even though it had 100 horsepower less (300 vs. 400)

As for the quickest car, a 1964 Pontiac Tempest or Lemans or some brand "X" Pontiac recorded something like 3.8 seconds 0-60mph time surpassing the 4.3 of the 427 Cobra. It was a fluke as the factory had prepped the car with a different rear than standard production.

Now how about 0-100mph-0 times. The 427 Cobra came in at 13.8 at the hands of Ken Miles. It was just recently surpassed in the last 3-5 years by a Viper or Corvette.

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posted 02-20-2002 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The GTO was a ringer. It had a blue printed 376 HP 421 installed in place of its 389 348 HP engine.
Well documented story now told by Jim Wangers every chance he gets.

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posted 02-20-2002 09:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1trickpony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you are right about that being CarCraft Charlie.

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Didn't the old Car and Driver time a 428 Cobra Jet at 13.80 also ???? Steve L...

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posted 02-22-2002 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The '67 Car and Driver yearbook had a '67 Shelby GT-500 go [email protected] with a 428 8V rated at 355 hp, and a four-speed with 3.50 gears.

But this trivia question was for the fastest small block.

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Kindof off the original subject, but I got a chance way back then to drive a new 67 GT500 with a 428 auto. That car was an absolute brute! I have no idea what 1/4 mile times might have been, but I do know the Firestone wide oval rags they put on at that time were no match for the power that car made.

Starting in 1st gear from a dead stop, the tires spun till you got tired of it, then shifting into 2nd started the whole process over again. 3rd gear shift started it again.

We stopped on good asphalt once and just to see what would happen, started from a dead stop in 2nd gear. Guess what? Uncontrolled tire spin.

If we could have gotten the power that car had to the ground, it probably would have busted something in the drive train.

It was the most impressive car I've ever driven and had jaw dropping looks to go with it.

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posted 07-27-2002 05:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That must have been a blast, DV!

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posted 07-27-2002 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve,
There is a '71 Boss 351 here in town. It is currently NOT on the road. But it is nice to look at up close. Wouldn't take much to get this car running again.

Dave & Terri

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