Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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I guess I should have introduced myself, seeing that this is actually my first post to this forum. I joined a while back, but I have been waiting until I got a good question to ask, or something to talk about (I've got a D0VE block, D0VE-C heads, and a '66 Galaxie waiting to come together. I've torn the engine down, and waiting on the Fundage fairy to hit me for a build-up). In the meantime, I've been searching through the archives a lot. (Which is excellent, btw).
Now for my post: I watched the show last night, and since I saw a '65 Galaxie stomping down a track, I had to tape it (it ran again this morning on SPEED), so if you've got a question about the show, let me know and I'll search through it.
The numbers on the Mopar are impressive, but I wonder how equal the engines were in terms of overbore, cam, etc. The show stated that cams could be "blueprinted" but for the most part, stock (not sure how to interpret that). I am wondering if the Mopar engine had a bit more of an advantage in its interpretation of "stock." Of course, that could be true for the other engines. I remember pumping my fist when the Ford numbers were given, and shouting out "ha-haa!" like Nelson from the Simpsons when the Chevy numbers were given, but I'd have to look carefully at the show for the compression ratios, carburetion and whatever.
They also tested the Chevy 409. At the end of the show, they said that other engine tests were in the works, including Buick and Oldsmobile engines. I really would like to see that 429 CJ engine, also.