High Speeds

You know, de-chromed, big Porsche rims, Brembos, etc.,... German Look rules!
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Bruce2
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Re: High Speeds

Post by Bruce2 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:45 am

Ol'fogasaurus wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:30 pm
Hmmm, for some reason I thought that there were a few of those made with the 396. https://www.chevyhardcore.com/news/chev ... ions-1966/
Interesting article, but it's lacking. No mention of the El Camino, which is based on the Chevelle.
The story I heard is that all station wagons were made in the Southern California plant. 396s weren't supplied to California. However, there is rumoured to be one factory built 396 wagon. The top manager of the station wagon plant wanted one, so he pulled some favours and had an engine shipped to California to be installed.

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Re: High Speeds

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:48 am

Bruce2 wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:45 am
Ol'fogasaurus wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:30 pm
Hmmm, for some reason I thought that there were a few of those made with the 396. https://www.chevyhardcore.com/news/chev ... ions-1966/
Interesting article, but it's lacking. No mention of the El Camino, which is based on the Chevelle.
The story I heard is that all station wagons were made in the Southern California plant. 396s weren't supplied to California. However, there is rumoured to be one factory built 396 wagon. The top manager of the station wagon plant wanted one, so he pulled some favours and had an engine shipped to California to be installed.
Bruce, what you said doesn't suprise me a bit. Yes, cars can, and are, assembled in various plants located in different areas of the country just as some off-shore car companies do. I think I mentioned that they would stop the lines every-so-often to make specialty cars or special order cars (I had one, a special order '67 Mustang with a 335 hp instead of a 320 hp 390 4 spd that the buyer forgot to pick up so is was free game) and they would made cars based on iffy tolerances ( :roll: ) run (I had one of these also) so a 396 in a Malibu wagon doesn't seem to be out of the ordanary. Engine mods by the dealers were common as were specialty companies that did the mods also.

The auto industry can be very interesting at time (and that can be + and - :D / :shock: )

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Re: High Speeds

Post by WickedWagens » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:56 am

My fastest timing slip in my Ghia at Bonneville is 161.89 mph over 3 miles. 1915cc Turbo
1968 Karmann Ghia land speed
G/CFALT 106.643 MPH G/CGALT 113.131 MPH
G/CBGALT 134.606 MPH G/CBFALT 146.715 MPH
G/CBGC 158.242 MPH H/CBGC 94.334 MPH
H/CPRO 93.383 MPH H/CBFALT 101.282 MPH
H/CBGALT 120.591 MPH
Top Speed 161.896 MPH

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