Red Car + Monte Carlo + 454 = don't believe I can
handle all the speeding tickets Johnny Law would
be trying to pass out.
Gas is hitting 3.60 a gallon... it ain't like the old days
when it cost 27.9 cents. A 454 would guzzle the stuff
so quick, it wouldn't know what it tastes like.
I liked the old SS's. Another great one was the
'70 Dodge Challenger 440 and the 69 Ford Cobra's
but this is a GM group so we won't go there.
'56 Chevy was a piece of junk, but looked good
with flames airbrushed on. AM radio was kinda
cool, you could travel down the east coast and
catch one radio station. (most of the stations were
offline on Sunday morning). Had a tri power
intake manifold...3 Holly's but could never get
it running right.
We used to pull engines using 2 x 4's and a couple of
strong people. Rear wheel drive made it a lot easier.
The good news is, I figured out the workaround to
remove the parts. The bad news is, it ain't like it is
in the service manual, so it took some extra time and
used up more than a few gray cells.
The good news is... at least NOW I have a service
manual, plus parts, plus tools and a nice place to
work. Don't need to set points with a matchbook
cover anymore or use a flashlight bulb to figure out if
the regulator was regulating generator output.
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