Originally Posted by OldCoot
Funny I do have to admit.
Just don't understand how Ford had a V8 for 15+ yrs before Chevy and yet Chevy's first V8 put Ford's to shame in every way measured.
Yup. I had 327 punched out in 68 Camaro back in high school. Built it in a shop class. It dyno'd at 430hp @ 6k. The motor had 202 Rocket Fuelly heads , big cam and lots of other mods. The Camaro had a 3500lb Hayes street and strip clutch with a Muncie M22 rock crusher behind it. The rear end was 4:11 posi with Zoom gears.
There was not a Ford, Dodge or another Chevy in town that could keep up in the 1/4. I ran against 351's ( both Cleveland and Windsor) 429 Cobra Jets , hemi's that were not stock.
That little 327 was like a 2 stroke. It wound up real fast and tight. I would get them out of the hole and was gone. I was gear bound and they would be gaining on me at the end but I would cross the line first.
Jeez, those were the good ol'days for me. Then I got married and each toy had to go one at a time .I'm starting to tear up....