Augusta Green '68 base

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All I could find quickly was this video from about 10 years ago. It still looks about the same, but is running a little faster. The audio just doesn't do it justice. It sounds REALLY nice in real life. This car is one of the reasons I'd like to do an FE swap with my car (in spite of the headaches).

https://youtu.be/IMmN8DLFTr0
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And he did that with a 390? Must have it "hopped" up pretty good. He even brought the fronts off the pavement!
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Yes, it's still a 390. He's NHRA Stock class legal, so the number of modifications is actually relatively small. It has to be stock compression ratio, factory heads, factory intake, and factory lift on the cam. I think he's still running C6AE-R heads that meet all of the factory specifications. The valves and seats can have multiple angles on them, but otherwise the ports and such have to be untouched. The camshaft can be any duration, but the lift has to be the factory approved number. He is also able to run the same carburetor as the 428CJ cars, as it was accepted a long time ago as an "over the counter" option from Ford. There are a few other approved deviations like being bored (I don't know what their max acceptable number is), but that's really pretty much it other than some serious time and effort spent blueprinting it. He used to own his own mechanic shop and has spent a significant amount of time working with several other engine builders that have or have had NHRA records, so he knows his stuff.
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A low 10 with a 390 ! Some what (stock ? ) I live in Bakersfield California ( famoso) drag strip . Spent some time years ago at some illegal street races also 😛but there was a guy who had a 69 mach1 428 4sp not overly built and would run 10.40s if my memory is correct. There was a guy with a 64 Chevelle (454) 4sp and they would literally bump door handles ! 😝

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Haven't posted anything here in a while. Today was the first major road trip in a long, long time. I went to the car show in my hometown, which is about 120 miles from where I live now. The total trip was about 250 miles or so. Didn't have any issues and looks like it got around 14mpg running 65-70 most of the way. One picture is at the car show and the others are at the high school where the car spent quite a bit of time about 30 years ago.

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Nice
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