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    My favorite engine.....period!

    Went to a local car show this morning and what did I see? My favorite GM engine of all time!



    How would this look in a Gallardo or a Enzonda ??? ;D ;D

    Mike

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    Re: My favorite engine.....period!

    it will look like a 1970's engine shoehorned into a modern new edge exotic vehicle.

    its a nice engine, but def not for a gleeming replics.

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    Re: My favorite engine.....period!

    I used to have a six four impala SS w a 409! Teal, white top, white leather guts with teal piping! Baddest car I ever owned, soooooooo many memories, wish I still had it but at the time things weren't working out for the best so I had to let her go :-(

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    Re: My favorite engine.....period!

    Yeah, the beach boys even made a song about it and I remember them at the drag strip, but that engine started out as a 348 truck engine before it grew into the 409. It was something in it's time.

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    Re: My favorite engine.....period!

    Quote Originally Posted by giveitup2me
    it will look like a 1970's engine shoehorned into a modern new edge exotic vehicle.

    its a nice engine, but def not for a gleeming replics.
    Well if gleeming is all you want, Street and Performance in Mena Ar can handle that! The owner took me on a personal tour of the shop one day and to my surprise there sat a "gleeming" fully tricked 409. Smoothed block and heads painted a nice Teal color and everything else was either chrome or polished alum. I also hate to burst your time bubble, but the 348/409 were discontinued in 1965! That would make it a "1960's engine shoehorned into a modern new edge exotic vehicle"! ;D

    I actually go back a little further than that. When dratts mentioned the Beach Boys's song about this engine and car, I was reminded about "Big Daddy...Ed Roth" who was one of the great car cartoonist ever. He use to shoehorn engines that were bad over proportioned into cars that would not carry them! I see him now doing a Gallardo with a blown Hemi right behind the driver's head!

    Mike


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