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View Poll Results: Whats your favorite 70's muscle car
1970's Chevelle SS 4 16.00%
1970's Charger 3 12.00%
1970's Challenger RT 2 8.00%
1970's Barracuda 1 4.00%
1970's Cutlass 442 1 4.00%
1970's Duster 2 8.00%
1970's GTO 1 4.00%
other please specify 11 44.00%
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got to be the '66 or '67 chevelle {had a '66 malibu,390 horse 327 punched to 336,holly dual line 780,hooker headers,tarantula 360 high rise aluminum intake,TRW 11 to 1 pistons ,375 horse heads,3/4 cam,warner T-10 4 speed,4:10 posi rear..........}I miss that car......

honorable mention to the GTX,and 65 or 66 vette
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I have a soft spot for my old 71 Mustang Boss 302 (mine was gold-flecked dark green, no spoiler). The oil embargo and Colorado 'no-fault' insurance killed my baby, or at least my ability to feed it.



I replaced it with a real bad boy, a 69 Chevy Brookwood wagon! Every time you hit a bump (if it was raining or snowing), the electric rear window would drop down. Had to get out and manually yank it closed or breath exhaust.

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Bigger is not nessasarily better . The 427 is a more efficient engine than the 454, although the only differences are the stroke and piston pin height.

The small journal 327 is a solid lifter engine which you could build to around 400 streetable HP.

If I could have anything, it would be the Chevy 302 found in the 67' Z-28. What a beast for a small block.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrol...ock_engine#302
you could always put the chevy 350 in a car its a pretty good small block
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you could always put the chevy 350 in a car its a pretty good small block
Never liked the 350 that much. I'm a Big Block man and Chevy 350's just seem too easy to fix up. Parts selection is almost a no-brainer now days.
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Duster. Greatest acceleration of any car I could find. You might beat me on the long haul, but for the short run it can't be beat.
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1968 Dodge Coronet. I had one of these for 2 years (at the end of it's life and the beginning of my driving career).

As most here can probably relate to, I didn't know what I had until it was gone. I had the 440 variant.



Not mine, but much like the one I had. Well, except for the lack of rust...
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My '08 Mustang GT has a 300 hp engine but I don't know if it's classified as a "muscle car" by 1970s standards. Nonetheless, it's mine and that makes it my favorite. This is not a car for soccer moms for sure. A couple time I lost control on a slippery road and it was very violent for a while until the car recovered.





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Duster. Greatest acceleration of any car I could find. You might beat me on the long haul, but for the short run it can't be beat.
70' Nova with a L78 396 (402), stock off the showroom floor, would smoke it .
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I thinks not. I do wonder which bright genius at Plymouth thought a black leatherette interior was a good thing for the south!
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OUCH!! It's not much more fun to sit on in North Dakota when it's -30.
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OUCH!! It's not much more fun to sit on in North Dakota when it's -30.
I guarantee it for the south you'll only forget to wear a shirt (say after leaving the pool or beach) ONCE on a hot day.
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