- Nov 17, 2014
- Pocahontas MS
With a 2 barrel 283 small block & 2 speed Powerglide it wasn't exactly a fire-breather; pure performance interested him much less than economic performance. I doubt that it made a lot of difference in gas mileage, but it probably did reduce detonation quite a bit (very common problem on those old carb/Kettering engines). The economics end of it drove him to install dual glasspacks too, which did make it *sound* impressive. Add air shocks for the heavy packing the family did for long trips, and you could make it *look* impressive when there was nothing in the trunk.Charlie - when was the first time you snuck that thing out of the garage and ended up having to put on a new set of rear tires? Come on - we know you did.
It became my high school/college car (on a payment plan) when he bought his next car in '68. Now the '66 GTO with 3-2 barrels, headers, & Muncie 4 speed that replaced the Chevelle...